Open thread Sept. 3, 2021 Dan Crawford | September 3, 2021 7:34 am Comments (30) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Dear USA, you are missing the point on Texas.
Run put something out that is spot on. The Supremes decided to effectively suspend constitutional jurisprudence. This was all by design.
Texas Republicans knew that if they threw enough illegal, unconstitutional lines in the abortion bill that it would take years to unravel by the Supreme Court and that the court when asked to halt it would be unable. Each illegal or unconstitutional piece now needs to be heard, checked against precedent, and litigated in public. It will take years. That is the point.
Throwing up a bullshit website for people to attack and giving the general public this notion of moral superiority allows the media to focus on the whistle-blower and not the legislation condemning our women for being women.
Where was the national media when this was being crafted? Where was the media when people were yelling at the capital as it was being passed?
Too little, too late America. And now 21 other states are getting busy about to pile on. SCOTUS now has a decade worth of unraveling to do.
SCOTUS has no desire to unravel. Unless Dems pack the courts, this is the future.
Either way, that was a the point. The Kock Brothers finally got their payout. Took 20 years, but they got the taxes shaved and women’s rights abolished.
At the moment, it looks like it’s Chief Justice Roberts and a tiny band
of liberals against the gang of 5. Time to pack the court? So it would appear.
Supreme Court, Breaking Silence, Won’t Block Texas Abortion Law
It’s about time to pack the court. The gang of 5 is now in open revolt.
Supreme Court, Breaking Silence, Won’t Block Texas Abortion Law
What is ‘novel’ perhaps is that Texas authorities (their Rangers?)
won’t enforce the new law. That will be left up to concerned citizens.
Texas legislators, with an assist from the US Supreme Court, open a Pandora’s box
‘complex procedural questions’?
Does this mean that if an argument had been made that
the novel ‘enforcement by private citizens’ provision
of the law had been challenged, the gang might have
voted to overturn it?
No, they had no interest in overturning it and were trying to dazzle us with bull shit like the con artist who appointed them.
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The Atlantic: All of Those ‘Hysterical’ Women Were Right
… Senator Susan Collins of Maine, for example, tried to convince everyone that she genuinely believed Brett Kavanaugh would let Roe stand, despite all evidence to the contrary. “Protecting [the right to an abortion] is important to me,” Collins told The New York Times after a two-hour, face-to-face session with Kavanaugh during which, she said, he convinced her that he would not overturn Roe. “His views on honoring precedent would preclude attempts to do by stealth that which one has committed not to do overtly.” Collins said that Kavanaugh assured her Roe was “settled law,” and that his answer on Roe was “very strong,” though he had openly criticized the decision in a speech, used the anti-abortion lingo “abortion on demand,” and voted more than once as a federal judge against reproductive rights.
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, an outspoken abortion opponent, also said on Fox News before Kavanaugh’s confirmation that the justice “will give great deference to Roe v. Wade.” Women, in particular, protested loudly about Kavanaugh’s nomination—less than a third of them supported it—not only because he clearly threatened Roe, but also because he had been credibly accused of attempted rape. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a Republican, in turn called women hysterical for sounding the alarm about Roe.
The only good thing (potentially) to come out of this ugliness is that the Republicans now own the overruling of Roe v. Wade and can no longer pretend to support a woman’s right to choose as Susan Collins tried to do. Maybe this will mobilize women and liberal voters for the midterms.
It would appear that, at the moment, these
‘Open Comments’ are no longer open at all.
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It is time to pack the Supreme Court with progressives, and to do so,
it is absolutely necessary to end the filibuster in the Senate.
It will happen co-terminus with the first verified report of porcine aviation.
It is time for people to recognize that the GOP has gone seriously off the rails.
no soverign nation can tolerate a rival currency under its jurisdiction. money is more than a medium of transfer. controlling the money supply is critical to national prosperity.
i’m waiting for Congress to figure this out.
Indeed. It is tolerable for government to
create currency. It is not tolerable for
private entities to do so. But you will
not persuade libertarians or anarchists
that this is the way it has to be.
We have allowed banks and ‘financial
institutions’ generally to hold great sway
over currency, but the government does
attempt to regulate them. Not so much
with cryptocurrencies apparently.
it is not only consumers who need protection. Control of the money supply is the chief way nations manage their economies to moderate recessions and inflations.
I made no mention of ‘who needs protection’, or how to ‘control the money supply’.
Obviously, we don’t want cryptocurrency schemers taking this on.
Dobbs at 9:46 am today
“The technology is disrupting the world of financial services so quickly and unpredictably that regulators are far behind, potentially leaving consumers and financial markets vulnerable. …”
Reads to me like “protecting consumers.”
Ok, you got me.
as to “how to control the money supply”: that’s how you protect the consumers and the investors, and the financial markets.
I don’t usually consider the text I’ve quoted (most of what I post) as ‘my own’.
thanks. that’s the most gracious thing anyone has said to me this long time.
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