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Offline PatMan33

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #600 on: February 13, 2016, 09:43:39 am »
ChiToes: I disagree with Bernie that climate change causes terrorism because I don't want to agree with him. Climate change will cause super-terrorism, which is not terrorism, which makes Bernie wrong.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #601 on: February 13, 2016, 10:14:01 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz7_3n7xyDg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz7_3n7xyDg</a>
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #602 on: February 13, 2016, 11:58:07 am »
Any chance you remember a former forum user named Leng?

He had something like that going on. It was funny and then not funny. :(

Hopefully he's better now.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #603 on: February 13, 2016, 03:23:23 pm »
BREAKING NEWS!

Alright boys and girls! If you thought this American election season was already crazy, grab your Kasich brand safety belt and strap in. We've got a vacancy in the US Supreme Court.

Justice Antonin Scalia has died.

For the uninitiated, Scalia was one of nine members of the United States Supreme Court, the third branch of the US government. Members of the Court are appointed by the President and approved by the Senate.

One of the major aspects of this Presidential election (as others have mentioned in this topic) is that the next President will most-likely be appointing several new members to the court as the older members retire or die. These appointments don't happen often and they are for life (or until they decide to retire). There should be some fireworks in the coming weeks and months over this. Maybe even tonight during the debate! Who knows?

But our crazy election just had a grenade thrown into it.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #604 on: February 13, 2016, 03:28:00 pm »
In all ~250 years of American democracy, apparently nobody realised that was a ****ing stupid way to run things.


Makes the House of Lords look sensible.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #605 on: February 13, 2016, 03:55:52 pm »
Curiosity- Is there a law prohibiting a justice from being voted into the Oval Office?

I don't think it would ever happen, but is there a law against it?

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #606 on: February 13, 2016, 04:36:00 pm »
Simultaneously? I don't think that is allowed, it'd almost certainly violate separation of powers. What you want to look into is the Inelligibility Clause from the Constitution. If it were to come up, they'd probably cite this.

I love this line from the GOP right now. "Obama must allow the next President to make this decision", or "Obama must stop subverting the will of the people and allow them to decide this appointment via the election", and on and on. And they're saying all of this nonsense while praising Scalia for how closely he adhered to the Constitution as an "originalist"... so let me get this straight.

You love Scalia because he respected the Constitution and followed it as it was written. But **** that part in the Constitution where the President is allowed to appoint people to the Supreme Court. ::)

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #607 on: February 13, 2016, 05:45:19 pm »
Probably not a Goat, either.


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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #608 on: February 13, 2016, 06:00:38 pm »
Debate is now, on cbs.
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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #609 on: February 13, 2016, 06:07:26 pm »
Didn't Taft want to be on the Supreme Court the whole time anyway? And he wasn't too keen on being President?

I feel like I heard that somewhere.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #610 on: February 13, 2016, 07:07:55 pm »
I am okay with this, we need a hot Justice.

Also for serious? **** this crowd. I wish the debates had no crowds.

Annnnnd Cruz just threw down at Rubio en Espa˝ol.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #611 on: February 13, 2016, 07:30:17 pm »


Oh man.



This debate is a ****show.

GO TRUMP!

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #612 on: February 13, 2016, 09:40:48 pm »
man i wish i was around for it now
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #613 on: February 14, 2016, 06:31:40 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFo_BV-UzI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFo_BV-UzI</a>

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Re: 2016 Elections
« Reply #614 on: February 14, 2016, 03:26:55 pm »
Didn't Taft want to be on the Supreme Court the whole time anyway? And he wasn't too keen on being President?

I feel like I heard that somewhere.

He knew where the power was at. The power is not to create laws or Execute laws. The power is in how to interpreter those laws ;)
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