Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

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by Noah

Once upon a time... It seems so long ago now, but there was a time when conservatives, whether we agreed with them or not, would make their arguments with facts, real facts, not something from FOX "News" goons or "the internet." Once, conservatives were serious people with integrity. That is not to say that there weren't the likes of Sean Hannity, Alex Jones, or Jeanine Pirro around, but their platform was significantly smaller. One could usually at least have a rational discussion with honestly supported opinions.

Chief Justice Warren Burger was appointed by President Nixon and approved with bipartisan support (the vote was 74-3) in the Senate because he was a respected, rational man. The debate over his qualifications lasted all of 3 hours. Hard to imagine now, isn't it? If Burger were alive today, it's safe to say that, based on his manner, his writings and his judicial decisions, he would have little time for the arrogantly ignorant Trumpoid lunatics that make up today's conservative movement.

Burger built his reputation as a conservative constructionist during his time on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He was just the kind of judge Nixon was looking for. Ironically, Burger sided with the majority in the Roe v. Wade case in 1973 and the United States v. Richard Nixon a year later. That case decided that Nixon could not exert his "executive privilege" claim regarding his tapes. Nixon resigned rather than face his imminent impeachment 16 days later.

Sadly for America, when Justice Burger left the court in 1986, President Ronald Reagan named the odious Justice William Rehnquist, also appointed by Nixon, to replace Burger as Chief Justice and nominated the equally odious Justice Antonia Scalia to the Court's vacant seat. It's been all downhill since then. Since then, the media and the politicians of both parties have let subversive organizations such as the NRA twist the actual meaning of the Constitution's Second Amendment to the point where that twisted interpretation has become a danger to each and every American citizen on a daily basis.



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3 Comments:

At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fraud? this country doesn't care about fraud. remember the crash? look at the president.

fraud is what we do.

we're also dumber than shit.

 
At 6:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burger's calling out of fraud was swept away by that trader in fraud, Antonin Scalia.

 
At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Burger's actions tended to be against the common person in favor of the then-nascent corporatist movement. He helped to get it established before his time ran out.

 

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