U.S. Supreme Court: Post-Ginsburg Edition

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Have at it.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 September 2020 15:08 (five months ago) link

I nominate AOC

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 September 2020 15:09 (five months ago) link

i nominate tom cotton, a good guy with a gun

Karl Malone, Friday, 25 September 2020 15:12 (five months ago) link

get in here, goons

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 September 2020 15:13 (five months ago) link

Can Trump nominate himself?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 September 2020 15:15 (five months ago) link

and continuing the SCOTUS term limit discussion, reposting the explainer
https://fixthecourt.com/2019/11/myth-facts-scotus-term-limits/

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 25 September 2020 15:19 (five months ago) link

No idea if these proposed changes are ideal or if they could ever plausibly come to pass, but I like that they are being put out there. It's a good step to start getting people used to the idea of major changes to the court.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 25 September 2020 15:24 (five months ago) link

Bryant Johnson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer, does push-ups as Justice Ginsburg lies in state in the U.S. Capitol.

Full video: https://t.co/vri1sJcUV6 pic.twitter.com/C11uVFeQlQ

— CSPAN (@cspan) September 25, 2020

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 25 September 2020 15:58 (five months ago) link

He isn’t stupid so wtf is he thinking https://t.co/uyEcGDZRIy

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) September 25, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 September 2020 20:13 (five months ago) link

I'm very sorry but if the pushup video is real it's extremely funny

get a mop and a bucket for this Well Argued Prose (Simon H.), Friday, 25 September 2020 20:17 (five months ago) link

CNN reporting that it's Barrett:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/25/politics/donald-trump-amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court/index.html

jaymc, Friday, 25 September 2020 20:27 (five months ago) link

South Bend is really knocking it out of the park this year.

get a mop and a bucket for this Well Argued Prose (Simon H.), Friday, 25 September 2020 20:34 (five months ago) link

Whoever Trump was going to pick was going to be a horror story, so I expect soon to be reading about the many horrors of Ms. Barrett, which no doubt will be many and hair-raising. Lindsey Graham will love her.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Friday, 25 September 2020 20:37 (five months ago) link

democrats will have grave concerns and strongly worded appeals to decency

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 25 September 2020 20:39 (five months ago) link

democratic fundraising will go through the roof, blood will boil, the election will be won (eventually) by democrats. and at the end, it'll be a 6-3 conservative court for the forseeable future, and possible a 5-4 majority for another 20-30 years, unless the golden boy or gorsuch unexpectedly croak, which would be a tragedy

Karl Malone, Friday, 25 September 2020 21:53 (five months ago) link

those are impressive lifespans you're projecting for thomas and alito imo

Doctor Casino, Friday, 25 September 2020 22:39 (five months ago) link

They get magic life drugs injected in their butts

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 September 2020 23:10 (five months ago) link

haha, well it also builds in known unknowns, like republicans preserving a seat in a future GOP presidency. let's role play it

2020 (the present. you are in hell)
barrett is confirmed before election. fuck you liberals
6-3 conservative majority

roberts is 65
thomas is 72
alito is 70
gorsuch is 53
the golden boy is 55
barrett is 48

breyer is 82
sotomayor is 66
kagan is 60

2021 (biden is elected. you are in tartarus)
biden wins. breyer tags out for a younger replacement. i will create SC justice names using this thread Fighting Baseball for Super Famicom: A League of Fake Americans POLL
6-3 conservative majority

roberts is 66
thomas is 73
alito is 71
gorsuch is 54
the golden boy is 56
barrett is 49

sotomayor is 67
kagan is 61
willie dustice is 50

EVENT
2024 election. The democrat has a 70% chance of victory (same as clinton v trump), due to me running this simulation. RNG: no joke, i rolled a random number from 1 to 10, with 1-7 being democratic victory and 8-10 being republican, and i rolled an 8. REPUBLICANS WIN

2025 (tom cotton is the president of the united states. you have killed 2 people now and haven't talked in weeks.)
tom cotton casts Executive Righteousness on thomas, 77 years old, who is replaced by Sleve McDichael
6-3 conservative majority

roberts is 70
alito is 75
the golden boy is 60
barrett is 53
sleve mcdichael is 50

sotomayor is 71
kagan is 65
gorsuch is 58
willie dustice is 54

EVENT
World War III, totally started by tom cotton. 2028 election. The democrat has a 80% chance of victory, due to me running this simulation. RNG: 3, democratic victory

2029 (first influencers on mars)
AOC is the president of the united states of america, fuck yeah. sotomayor, the second oldest justice at 75, taps out. bobsun dugnutt is the new junior united states supreme court justice.
6-3 conservative majority

roberts is 74
alito is 79
gorsuch is 62
the golden boy is 64
barrett is 57
sleve mcdichael is 54

kagan is 69
willie dustice is 58
bobsun dognutt is 50

EVENT
in 2031, the golden boy brett kavanaugh, just 66 years old, FUCKING DIES OUT OF NOWHERE and it's REALLY EMBARRASSING FOR HIM

2031 (VR sex surpasses videogames in revenue generation)
brett kavanaugh fucking dies out of nowhere, best thing that's happened in a generation. president AOC appoints a justice so left-leaning that she's impeached by sergeant ivanka trump, leader of the paramilitary republican subcommittee known as Gold Team. Onson Sweemey, the first justice with a normal name in 11 years, takes the golden boy's spot and shifts the balance toward a near-balance.

5-4 conservative majority

roberts is 76
alito is 81
gorsuch is 64
barrett is 59
sleve mcdichael is 56

kagan is 71
willie dustice is 60
bobsun dognutt is 52
onson sweemey is 50

EVENT
2032 Election. there's no more random numbers, it's just me making it up. the democrats win again. AOC is on the wheaties box.

then, near the end of her second term, the unspeakable happens. Samuel Alito, at the age of 85, just fucking dies out of nowhere.
2035
some observers expect the krang-like brain of mitch mcconnell to somehow delay a democratic confirmation in his spot, but AOC casts total victory and again appoints an extremely-left greatest of time justice named Todd Bonzalez.
5-4 liberal majority

roberts is 80
gorsuch is 68
barrett is 63
sleve mcdichael is 60

kagan is 75
willie dustice is 64
bobsun dognutt is 56
onson sweemey is 54
todd bonzalez is 50

EVENT
2036 Election. it's been 8 years of supreme relaxation and greatness. even gum is genuinely _better_. everything's great. something has to change, so somehow it's time for PRESIDENT CHARLIE KIRK

2037
under PRESIDENT CHARLIE KIRK, roberts immediately resigns. the new chief justice of the united states is SCOTT DOURQUE, 50 years old, catholic conservative
5-4 liberal majority

chief justice scott dourque, 50
gorsuch is 70
barrett is 65
sleve mcdichael is 62

kagan is 77
willie dustice is 66
bobsun dognutt is 58
onson sweemey is 56
todd bonzalez is 52

Karl Malone, Friday, 25 September 2020 23:28 (five months ago) link

I actually think that’s not a terrible way of gaming things out. The arc of the moral universe is long. We fight the fights that we have today, and we train our young folks. Good post KM.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Friday, 25 September 2020 23:32 (five months ago) link

DOGNUTT

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 September 2020 23:32 (five months ago) link

in 2031, the golden boy brett kavanaugh, just 66 years old, FUCKING DIES OUT OF NOWHERE and it's REALLY EMBARRASSING FOR HIM

whoa how did he die?!

superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 25 September 2020 23:44 (five months ago) link

Shot by one of Dick Cheney's grandkids

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 September 2020 23:49 (five months ago) link

Karl, that was perfect (ly horrifying).

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 September 2020 23:50 (five months ago) link

Shot by one of Dick Cheney's grandkids

― LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Friday, September 25, 2020 6:49 PM (four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

At a UB40 reunion concert

jaymc, Friday, 25 September 2020 23:55 (five months ago) link

in 2031, the golden boy brett kavanaugh, just 66 years old, FUCKING DIES OUT OF NOWHERE and it's REALLY EMBARRASSING FOR HIM

whoa how did he die?!

he dies of doing a kegstand in the kitchen of amy klobuchar's wake

Karl Malone, Friday, 25 September 2020 23:57 (five months ago) link

karl this is some excellent scenario running and first rate use of the Fighting Baseball thread and i applaud it

i have a rejoinder percolating but it may take a while to get around to crunching the hard numbers so i just wanted to say that for now

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 September 2020 00:00 (five months ago) link

_in 2031, the golden boy brett kavanaugh, just 66 years old, FUCKING DIES OUT OF NOWHERE and it's REALLY EMBARRASSING FOR HIM_

whoa how did he die?!


Under a pile of thousands of baseball tickets.

Boring, Maryland, Saturday, 26 September 2020 00:04 (five months ago) link

xp thanks doctor c! your questioning of that was really valid, and i don't think my answer is any sort of proof of anything. i got lazy and didn't project it out to 2045 (my original goal), but even though i ended with a slim 5-4 liberal majority by 2037, i don't think it takes much to keep it at a 5-4 conservative majority either. then again, maybe the republicans will truly never win again (lol) and it will be 6-3 liberal by 2040, who knows

Karl Malone, Saturday, 26 September 2020 00:08 (five months ago) link

So we get 40 some years of this...from an article Barrett co-wrote as quoted by SCOTUS blog

The article also noted that, when the late Justice William Brennan was asked about potential conflict between his Catholic faith and his duties as a justice, he responded that he would be governed by “the oath I took to support the Constitution and laws of the United States”; Barrett and Garvey observed that they did not “defend this position as the proper response for a Catholic judge to take with respect to abortion or the death penalty.”

https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/07/potential-nominee-profile-amy-coney-barrett/

curmudgeon, Saturday, 26 September 2020 00:53 (five months ago) link

Can't wait for her book, "Jesus is the Speaker of MY House"

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 September 2020 00:59 (five months ago) link

@ Karl - okay! you've already gotten there, but yeah basically my rejoinder would be that you didn't actually end up showing "a 6-3 conservative court for the forseeable future, and possible a 5-4 majority for another 20-30 years." but the scenario was worth it anyway. a quibble: you don't game out the Senate, which i respect because that would be even more absurd fanfic work, but it's worth allowing at least dice-roll possibilities that the Dems control the Senate during your Republican admins, AND that they stand firm against prematurely ghoulish ideologues like Sleve McDichael, whose pasty-faced appearance and hot-mic comments during the nominations process turn the public against him. i would not put money on that chance myself, but it's at least possible.

also though, a fair bit hinges on that first d10 roll and some choices about the EVENTS - suppose Biden rolls a 6 in 2024, and is re-elected to a foggy but popular second term, his "Reagan in the late 80s" zone, AND ALSO that during that term, Thomas has a health scare and decides to retire. i don't know that the odds are so heavily stacked against something like that.

obviously in that event, Biden's replacement pick would be the mushy, not-all-that liberal Rey McSriff (48), a former bank-industry lobbyist, seen as a move back in the direction of racial and gender diversity on the court who will at least be a reliable liberal vote in civil-rights and abortion cases.

so in january 2029, we've got:

roberts is 74
alito is 79
gorsuch is 62
the golden boy is 64
barrett is 57

kagan is 69
willie dustice is 58
bobsun dognutt is 50
rey mcsriff is 50

eight years of the biden administration have left many festering wounds unaddressed, but thankfully the republican "gold team" have been mostly braying in the margins without control of either congress or the executive to formally empower them. on the other hand, in the absence of the Cotton presidency, World War III has not happened, but let's say AOC wins in 2028 anyway. why not?!

thus, following B.K.'s horrible death in 2031, AOC's super left-wing appointee is able to remain in office. you didn't name them but it's pretty obvious you had Shown Furcotte in mind. maybe kagan is worried enough about the next election, and spooked by what is by then a Sunday-morning-show conventional wisdom about "the Tragedy of Ginsburg," that she retires too. by this point AOC is not fucking around at all and appoints millennial twitter SJW Raul Chamgerlain, 44. if AOC goes on to win a second term and also grabs the Alito seat, then in 2035 we have:

roberts is 80
gorsuch is 68
barrett is 63

raul chamgerlain is 49
willie dustice is 64
bobsun dognutt is 56
rey mcscriff is 56
shown furcotte is 53
todd bonzalez is 50

... and our biggest problem is that sometimes McSriff aligns with the conservatives to dissent in 5-4 corporate-law decisions, and we see a lot of online left grousing about how Biden wasted a pick on her.

now yes, i admit........... this depends on the democrats winning four straight national elections. IMPOSSIBLE you say? or merely... improbable???! depends how much faith you put in changing demographics etc. but if none of the Dem-appointed justices die in office, they can also afford to lose one of those elections! because it might be that the Republicans can only replace Thomas or Alito with McDichael or Dorque, giving them an edge in age but not a leg up in the balance of the court.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:08 (five months ago) link

todd bonzalez makes history as the first male latino justice

superdeep borehole (harbl), Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:15 (five months ago) link

is there a relevant quote linking Barrett's sect to The Handmaid's Tale?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:40 (five months ago) link

there must be. ominous lord, truth is stranger than fiction

Karl Malone, Saturday, 26 September 2020 15:48 (five months ago) link

xp

doc casino, first of all, obviously i had Shown Furcotte in mind. but secondly, the rest of your scenario seems plausible!

obviously gaming it out like that is a goof, but i did actually learn a few things. or maybe not. i feel like just laying out their ages, combined with the fact that they have lifetime appointments, explains 99% of the game:


christmas near-future:

roberts is 65
thomas is 72
alito is 70
gorsuch is 53
the golden boy is 55
barrett is 48

breyer is 82
sotomayor is 66
kagan is 60

that there is a stacked deck, combined with republican weakness (in terms of what we might expect, possibly overoptimistically, from their presidential chances for the next few decades after elevating a white supremacist fascist to the presidency and then ripping the country to shreds in an attempt to keep him there). even with a couple 2-term democratic administrations in a row, through 2036, there is still a decent chance that at least 5 or even all 6 of the conservative majority stays right where they are, their ass-molds worn deep

Karl Malone, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:00 (five months ago) link

in unrelated news, just before i fell asleep face down on the couch last night, i ran across a disturbing headline about increasing the maximum human lifespans beyond its current soft limit of 125. apparently the consensus is that it will soon (10 years?) be possible to extend human lifespans using genetic modifiers, physical devices, and secret codes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_extension jfc

Karl Malone, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:07 (five months ago) link

agreed, it's a useful exercise to grasp exactly how much the age advantage of the GWB and DJT appointees presses on into the future. but also, focusing too much on that just takes us into a zone of gloom, so unless it's directly useful for motivating present-day action and the long-term fight, i think it's also useful to bear in mind all the ways that the scenario could suddenly break down. nobody saw Scalia's death coming, for example, even though he was 79. that ended up working out horribly for the cause of justice and freedom, but it could have gone differently. so long as our rights are subject to these bizarre matters of fate and circumstance, we may as well remind ourselves that there are ways the probabilistic parts could break our way.

and the stacked deck there does look better the moment Biden can replace Breyer, which i think we all do need to be praying for (or whatever equivalent practice).

and... all these scenarios also presume a successful barrett confirmation. tbh, i'm pretty doom-and-gloom about that, seems like there's no reason to think it won't happen. but it's still probably not good for my head to already accept her as a solid number until 2049 or w/e. like if i'm driving myself crazy with all the bad things that have already happened, and the ones that could probably happen, and the ones that are near-certainties, that's a lot to do to my head, if i'm not also considering the good equivalents of all of those things.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:27 (five months ago) link

there's also some non-zero chance that, in the event that a Democrat wins the presidential race four times in a row and this permanent 5-4 Court keeps shutting down every exciting thing the people are turning out to vote for, then a mandate for court-packing develops much much more quickly than we might expect right now.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:30 (five months ago) link

so long as our rights are subject to these bizarre matters of fate and circumstance, we may as well remind ourselves that there are ways the probabilistic parts could break our way.

otm

i know that's not a convincing or comforting thought for everyone, but to me that really is what gives me hope

Karl Malone, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:44 (five months ago) link

NEW: Senate Democrats say they will press President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee to commit to recuse herself if the justices hear a case that could impact the outcome of the fall elections, @mkraju reports.

— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) September 25, 2020

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:44 (five months ago) link

That seems a little dumb

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:46 (five months ago) link

I mean it makes sense but they'd still have a 5-3 advantage anyway

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:49 (five months ago) link

"Will you commit to not doing the exact thing you were hired for" is a dumb question

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:52 (five months ago) link

and... all these scenarios also presume a successful barrett confirmation. tbh, i'm pretty doom-and-gloom about that, seems like there's no reason to think it won't happen

i will continue to return to my dumb "we simulate the future and then experience it in real time, somehow diminished, as something that was already familiar" theory, until someone or something convinces me that it's not accurate. in that line of thinking, you can already see the barrett confirmation and how it happens. i already saw a headline, last night, talking about how barrett was confirmed in October. i looked at the calendar and it was september 25th, then re-read the headline and it still said that she was confirmed in October, past tense. i can't remember where i saw it, and i had a socially distanced hangout with a friend last night and got way too drunk. but still, it was there all the same.

that was just a drunken horror, but i woke up today and it's still there. the republicans have the votes. 2 have been allowed to deviate (murkowski and collins), which just so happens to allow exactly enough remaining republicans to unilaterally install barrett. what a coincidence. this outcome has already been focus-grouped on a national scale - it turns out that most republicans think it's a great idea, most democrats think it's a bad idea, and the majority of "independents" think it's a bad idea. it sounds like most ideas these days. so they'll do it, because they can.

we're currently simulating the outraged response, right now. at least, i am. and then, when it happens, it won't be the first time.

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^i think all of that is a very bad way to go about thinking about life, believe it or not. but that's what i see happening over and over, lately.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:55 (five months ago) link

xpost they're not asking her to not be a justice, they're saying 'Hey, you were literally just nominated by one of the President candidates in this election 5 minutes before the election, maybe it's a conflict of interest for you ruling on a case challenging his results".

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:56 (five months ago) link

But this is the primary reason they are in such a rush. If she can't guarantee to hand over the election, it's pointless for Trump. Surely he already told her she needs to deliver that vote, or there would be a different pick.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:59 (five months ago) link

lol of course it's not going to actually happen but would you rather the Democrats not try it first so that they can frame it as "Justice Coney Barrett refused to recuse, she and Trump win, while Americans lose!"

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 September 2020 17:03 (five months ago) link

I mean, compared to other things they should be trying, this is VERY low on my list of importance and I wouldn't want it to take the place of promising to pack the fuck out of courts, but we're kinda fucked unless someone has a McCain surprise during the vote.

LaRusso Auto (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 September 2020 17:04 (five months ago) link

KM, I agree with you in spirit, will also say that the Orthodox and Hasidic community have been pretty...uh.... irrational in their responses to Covid. I have a friend who escaped an ultra-Orthodox family in Bkln, and she told me that five family members have died and nearly all have gotten Covid since March. She has a big family, but still-- that's wild.

All said, it's definitely evangelical Xtian ideology that drove the SC decision.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:24 (three months ago) link

honestly, i'd hate on any religion that has actively made the world a worse place, but i try to at least hold myself to the bare minimum of standard of talking trash on where you came from. evangelical christianity is my rural missouri, except imagine if rural missouri was dominating the u.s. supreme court and it was considered impolite to say what it actually is

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:29 (three months ago) link

in the foundational, inner-circle hall of fame texts of christians and jews there are stories about the true believers being protected from the pandemic plague while all the other bad, unbelievers around them suffer greatly.

it's no surprise that they think they're above physical laws of the universe - they are literally asked to think that and made to feel inferior if they don't really feel that way.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:33 (three months ago) link

Wow. Y'all are writing long paragraphs tonight!

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:33 (three months ago) link

No dialectics with family to distract us

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:34 (three months ago) link

I hung out outside with my parents for an hour or so, it was nice, now I'm drinking a 120 Minute IPA and getting ready to eat some food.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:35 (three months ago) link

ask hundreds of sweaty dipshits saying "la lalalala SHA lalal ah oh FYE lalal shambala nee EYE, oh nie. oh NIE, oh nie, SHAlalala i love you lord, lay your hands on this child and protect him" around a 10-year-old boy if that constitutes child abuse. massive, socially shared child abuse. cult bullshit, something they've all been through themselves, though likely only as adults.

but no, they're the persecuted ones. they have to be allowed to manipulate children in large groups, and get tax benefits at the same time, or else the persecution will have grown so out of control for them that the apocalypse will then be inevitable and imminent - which would of course mean that they have to pre-emptively strike at any muslims and other infidels who they must meet on the field of battle near jerusalem, as a triumphantly vengeful christ returns on a white horse and a blazing, blinding bloody sword of righteousness. but before all that happens, don't be surprised if the persecuted christians first turn an eye on closer infidels like me who are asking them to stop being so fucking racist all the time

xp nope, just me

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:39 (three months ago) link

but you are definitely not supposed to say the "vengeful returning christ leading the true believers in the end times, which will happen any day now" out loud, because that's persecution

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:40 (three months ago) link

wait, which thread is this?

lol, sigh. it does seem like there should be a separation of church and state, but that's such a progressive idea that i can easily imagine it coming to pass away and die during my lifetime

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:43 (three months ago) link

by the way, alfred, here's a tip on writing at length, straight from the gutter: when you don't have anyone else to talk to, and you don't get paid for writing, and no one's asking to read what you write, and you have a lot of thoughts and no outlet for them, and occasionally you can convince other disembodied voices on the internet to register some sort of acknowledgement that you exist, it's easy to write a lot

Karl Malone, Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:45 (three months ago) link

(waves) Hi, Karl!

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Thursday, 26 November 2020 23:52 (three months ago) link

what up Aimless! can i share a few thoughts on Revelation 19? it's one of my favorites.

Jesus will ride a white horse (11).
Jesus will be called Faithful and True (11).
Jesus’ eyes will be like flames of fire (12).
Jesus will where many crowns (12).
Jesus will have a name written on him only he can understand (12).
Jesus will have a robe dripped in blood (13).
Jesus will be called the Word of God (13).
Jesus will lead heaven’s armies (14).
Jesus will have a sharp sword in his mouth (15).
Jesus will release God’s wrath (15).
Jesus’ robe will say King of all kings and Lord of all lords (16).
Jesus will obtain better tax benefits for his believers (17).

https://i.imgur.com/dGqWnZe.jpg

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:06 (three months ago) link

Jesus will have a name written on him only he can understand (12).

(blockchain)

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:07 (three months ago) link

Hey Karl.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 27 November 2020 00:08 (three months ago) link

do you want a custom image too? i am actually not doing anything right now

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:09 (three months ago) link

sorry everyone, i think my account was hacked..a few months ago

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 00:10 (three months ago) link

hi Karl

huge rant (sic), Friday, 27 November 2020 00:16 (three months ago) link

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Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 November 2020 00:16 (three months ago) link

Revelations Jesus such an underrated Jesus though.

https://i.imgur.com/elQ3R9b.jpg

pplains, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:18 (three months ago) link

revelations jesus says you gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em

superdeep borehole (harbl), Friday, 27 November 2020 01:19 (three months ago) link

revelations

coupla fake jesus girls here

huge rant (sic), Friday, 27 November 2020 01:24 (three months ago) link

relevations, imo

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 01:38 (three months ago) link

sic revels

pplains, Friday, 27 November 2020 02:00 (three months ago) link

christ, the revelator

huge rant (sic), Friday, 27 November 2020 05:14 (three months ago) link

I’d like to congratulate @BpDiMarzio and the @BrooklynDiocese on their victory for religious freedom in the U. S. Supreme Court. Our churches are essential.

— Cardinal Dolan (@CardinalDolan) November 26, 2020

^^^ the guy investigating DiMarzio re: multiple accusations of sexual assault of children

onlyfans.com/hunterb (milo z), Friday, 27 November 2020 05:33 (three months ago) link

by the way, alfred, here's a tip on writing at length, straight from the gutter: when you don't have anyone else to talk to, and you don't get paid for writing, and no one's asking to read what you write, and you have a lot of thoughts and no outlet for them, and occasionally you can convince other disembodied voices on the internet to register some sort of acknowledgement that you exist, it's easy to write a lot

― Karl Malone

And you do it well.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 November 2020 11:07 (three months ago) link

It may seem least bad in a very shortsighted way, but it attacks the entire idea that the Supreme Court's rulings have any validity, which in turn attacks the idea that the federal government has any authority over the states. And that path leads to a madness a hundred times worse than this insane ruling.

― Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Thursday, 26 November 2020 bookmarkflaglink

Insanity is...good now

xyzzzz__, Friday, 27 November 2020 12:44 (three months ago) link

The rule of law doesn't mean shit when 45% of the country and 50+% of federal and state gov't simply ignores any law with which they disagree.

the colour out of space (is the place) (PBKR), Friday, 27 November 2020 13:57 (three months ago) link

should I return the pack of Certs I stole in third grade?

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 November 2020 14:02 (three months ago) link

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal Certs.

the colour out of space (is the place) (PBKR), Friday, 27 November 2020 14:08 (three months ago) link

So if, say, Breyer retired under Biden, or if anyone else suddenly retires or even dies (looking at you Thomas or Alito, how heathy can you be), assuming the Senate stays GOP, can't/won't McConnell just hold up the seat for 4+ years?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 November 2020 19:01 (three months ago) link

You bet!

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 November 2020 19:05 (three months ago) link

Of course, because reasons.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Friday, 27 November 2020 19:07 (three months ago) link

xps

thank you alfred. and i'm sorry to everyone who read...that, yesterday. i know it's not cool to keep doing that and keep apologizing, and also that i get a longer leash than most because most of you are familiar with my shit.

anyway...mcconnell's reasoning for not filling a retired SC seat during biden's term will be ____?

a) the longstanding tradition of the senate dictates a SC nominee must not be confirmed by a senate held by the opposing party
b) the democrats broke the sacred trust of the senate by invoking the filibuster during GWB's 2nd term - no more SC justices for them
c) the democrats were the ones that did not confirm gorsuch. they refused to hold a vote on gorsuch, and instead waited until obama was president and then installed SC justice merrick garland instead. Mitch McConnell was there - that's what happened.
d) "i am controlled by a turtle"

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 19:57 (three months ago) link

(edit: i meant that i sense that i sometimes get a "longer leash" for my bullshit, and although i appreciate it i want to stop doing that.)

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 November 2020 19:58 (three months ago) link

If, say, no party controls the presidency and Senate simultaneously for several decades I suppose we could see the SC dwindle to zero as justices die off one after another?

Sam Weller, Friday, 27 November 2020 20:33 (three months ago) link

Clarence Thomas is living until 183

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 27 November 2020 20:41 (three months ago) link

guys he's citing the non-indictment of THE COMPANY THAT MADE THE GAS THE NAZIS USED TO KILL JEWS as precedent!!!!!! https://t.co/QeIr6LtmoM

— Alex Kotch (@alexkotch) December 1, 2020

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 20:01 (two months ago) link

I personally did not have "supreme court greenlights US corporations aiding and abetting child slavery" on my 2020 bingo card but I suppose I should have

k3vin k., Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:06 (two months ago) link

Attorney Neal Katyal made the arguments on behalf of Nestle and defending their role in child slavery. He’s a never Trump guy who also though once wrote a NY Times op-Ed in support of Gorsuch.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 18:45 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/covid-elena-kagan-supreme-court-kill.html

Late on Friday night, the Supreme Court blocked California’s public health ban on indoor religious services in a splintered 6–3 decision South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom is the latest in a long line of COVID cases to reach the Supreme Court. The plaintiffs challenged three pandemic-related restrictions on religious worship: a total ban on indoor services in areas where cases are surging (which covers much of the state right now); a 25 percent cap on indoor services where they are permitted; and a ban on singing and chanting during those services.

In amuddled order, SCOTUS shot down the total ban on indoor services, but upheld the 25 percent cap and the singing ban. The majority’s decision—issued as a highly infectious “California variant” of the coronavirus sweeps across the state—allows residents to resume indoor worship, the cause of countless superspreader events since the start of the pandemic. While there is no single majority opinion, five justices supported the proposition that California’s regime violates free exercise because it treats secular businesses more favorably than religious establishments. Notably, no justice in the majority even pretended to apply the appropriate standard for this emergency request, which requires plaintiffs to prove that the legal rights at issue are “indisputably clear” and that an injunction is “in the public interest.” They simply issued a decision on the merits, another example of the court making law through its shadow docket.

...“Justices of this Court are not scientists,” Kagan began. “Nor do we know much about public health policy. Yet today the Court displaces the judgments of experts about how to respond to a raging pandemic. … That mandate defies our caselaw, exceeds our judicial role, and risks worsening the pandemic.” She pointed out that, contrary to the court’s belief, California has not actually treated churches less favorably than secular businesses and assemblies: Political meetings, lectures, and plays are also banned, she wrote—and these “secular gatherings,” like religious worship, “are constitutionally protected” by the First Amendment. The court simply created “a special exception for worship services.”

curmudgeon, Sunday, 7 February 2021 04:34 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

This guy:

THOMAS' dissent on the decision to deny the Pennsylvania election case adopts the 'prove a negative' argument proffered by Rudy and others:

That the absence of evidence of fraud could just prove that fraud was hard to detect. pic.twitter.com/Xe1taFlGy0

— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 22, 2021

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 February 2021 15:39 (five days ago) link

never met a logical fallacy he didn't want to sexually harass

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Monday, 22 February 2021 15:42 (five days ago) link

no election fraud you say? doesn’t that in itself seem.... suspicious?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 February 2021 17:07 (five days ago) link

must I post a photo of Ginny

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 February 2021 17:10 (five days ago) link

I just bought www.isclarencethomasdeadyet.com for the next two years for a whopping ten bucks.

who wants to help program it for me.

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:41 (four days ago) link

i have temporary content up

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:55 (four days ago) link

I read the rest of his opinion and it was actually more horrifying than just that sequence alone.

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 01:06 (four days ago) link

You need 4 to take cert and have oral arguments. Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch were close .

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 01:43 (four days ago) link

wondering what drove Kav and Coney's "no" vote

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 01:44 (four days ago) link


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