Cutting Through The Crap

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Question


Does anyone recall judges of the Fifth Circuit getting panty-bunched when Newt Gingrich said he'd defund federal courts and arrest judges with whose decisions he disagreed?

Just asking.


6 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

talk about your embarassing moments...
OK, I'm 1/2-way ed-ja-ma-cated, Pubic School, College, Med School bla bla bla. Read a newspaper once in a while.
Well, once a decade maybe, you know, September 11th, Braves World Series Win...
I THOUGHT SURPREME COURT JUDGES WERE ELECTED!!!!!!!!, I know they get confirmed by the Senate, but don't they have to stand for re-election every 10 years or so?
I could have sworn I voted for a Surpreme Court Judge, last time I voted, which was 2000...
Which is what I told my youngest daughter while we were listening to the Constitutional-Law-Professor-in-Chief bloviate about the "Unelected" Judges..
A HA! I shouted.
And if you've ever said "A Ha" it sounds really stupid.
"WHAT AN IDIOT!! EVERYONE KNOWS THE SURPREME COURT JUDGES ARE ELECTED!!!"
"No there not, there appointed for life" my daughter who wants to be a Retina Specialist, which I totally ridiculed her for, cause who knows what specialty's gonna be lucrative 20 years from now(Probably none).
"Appointed for life"?!?!? I sneered," what is this, RUSSIA??"
So when we got home, quick Wikipedia search...
She was right, dammit.
it was the GEORGIA Surpreme Court Judge I remember voting for...
and I don't care if it's in the Constitution, so was that whole 3/5 thing...
Wouldn't you love to see Clarence Thomas have to debate somebody???

But there it is, I've admitted an area of ignorance, take your best shot...

Frank "Blessed be the Ignorant" Drackman

Sid Schwab said...

It's a start.

Frank Drackman said...

I mean WTF,
We vote for Dog Catcher, American Idol Contestants, NBA All Star Teams, BUT NOT THE JUDGES WHO DECIDE MATTERS OF LIFE & DEATH?!?!?!?!?!
And whats with this "Appointed for Life" thang? Would you want an 80 year old Surgeon operating on you?
Oops, bad example,
An 80 year old Gas Passer?,
OK, forget that he'd have been retired for 30 years and forgot which color nitrous is,
We don't routinely allow Old Farts to do anything important, even in something as trivial as Sports.
But the dude Kagan replaced was NINETY FRIGGIN YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean thats even older than you...
Just bustin balls, but seriously,
I WANT TO VOTE FOR SURPREME COURT JUDGES.

just like you can on "HotorNot.com"

Frank

Anonymous said...

"an area of ignorance"

Just the one then?

EugeneInSanDiego

Pieter B said...

Odd how all the RWS are having the purple fantods about the "unelected judges" remark, when the President made it clear he was quoting the RWS, isn't it?
“For years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or the lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law."

Not at all odd is Frankie's ignorance of Federalist 78 and the Constitution.

p.s. Why is the blockquote tag banned?

Sid Schwab said...

I have no idea why blockquotes can't be done in comments. I use it all the time in posts. There are other tags, too, that are allowed in posts but not in comments. Blogger. Whatchagonnado?

The ability of politicians -- both sides, sadly -- to flip a position 180ยบ without the slightest sense irony when the other side is in power is breathtaking. But I don't think it's "confirmation bias" to say that the Rs have done it so thoroughly, so blatantly, and so consistently since BHO became president that it's simply unprecedented, and far beyond laughable.