Wednesday, are we there yet? ReadsPosted: March 16, 2016
(The following was written last night…before the results came in…that Hillary won all five states! I am keeping it here for a reason…bet you can guess that reason.)
Oh hell. I am not sure if I will make it through this post today. My last attempt was a pathetic open thread with a less than meager promise to return later in the day with a real substantial post….how fortunate to have found Dak published another live blog for the debate or town hall. I don’t remember which side was “on” that night, I’m unable to keep up with them anymore.
Hillary is some kind of super woman to put up with all this campaign, shit, and that is not including the sexist bullshit she must deal with that not one of the other candidates experience.
So, with all that whining out of the way, let’s start this mutthafukka and see how far I can go before crying “Uncle!!!”
First up, before we hit the ground with POTUS nominee for SCOTUS….primarily because it answers the title of the blog post, “Wednesday, are we there yet? Reads” : Not There … Yet! Stay the Course with Hillary! | Still4Hill
Hillary Clinton’s sweep of yesterday’s primaries was breathtaking. Many of us were up until the wee hours waiting for the last projections … and celebrating, judiciously, this lovely scene.
Just as many awakened to this morning’s social media filled with assurances that Hillary has already won the nomination and demands that Bernie Sanders withdraw now. Time for a reality check. There are 25 primaries still ahead. In 2008 Hillary stayed into June. We are not there yet!
I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, it is just my clinical depression mixed with the traditional Sicilian negativism/skepticism that naturally occurs within my blood.
Some may remember that in celebration of International Women’s Day 2015, along with Melinda Gates, Hillary and Chelsea released the No Ceilings Full Participation Report and launched NoCeilings.org. The tag for the day was NOT THERE.
We are in this for the long haul – to break that glass ceiling andbe there! Hillary has always told us that this would be a lengthy, difficult process. We knew she would and should be primaried. The path so far has been intense, every delegate hard-won. We are on track for victory, but we are not there yet.
So pipe down, buckle down, and let’s keep working. If it was easy, everyone would do it!
With that said…Let us look at Obama’s Supreme Court Justice Nomination!
Hooray, the president of America, Barack the Great, has made a nominee to replace Dead Antonin Scalia’s rotting flesh ‘n’ bones on the Supreme Court! Don’t you want to know everything about him? No? Well SUCKS TO BE YOU because we’re gonna learn you anyway.
Merrick Brian Garland.
Guys, this isn’t Grindr, don’t pull that A/S/L crap with us. But he is 63, which would make him the oldest Oldey McOlderton nominated to the court since 1971. His gender is “boy,” and he is a Chicago person, just like Barack Obama. But he’s been hanging around DC for a long time, because he works there, just like Barack Obama! He serves as chief judge on the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the District Of Columbia.
So what makes him some big shot who’s more qualified to be on the Supreme Court than Gee Dubya Bush appointee Harriet Miers?
Lots of things!
And you can go to the link to see what they are… but this little nugget was too good to pass up:
Gosh, Sen. Orrin Hatch is on record saying what a mensch this dude is? Is Barry The Bamz just trolling Republicans with this nomination?
Well, we don’t think he’s JUST trolling. Barack Obama is a professional, after all. We think we can safely assume Obama actually wants Garland to be on the court and isn’t playing some sort of long game where his REAL pick is Saul Alinsky 69-ing William Ayers For All Eternity. But he’s definitely also trolling Hatch, who told the wingnuts at Newsmax LAST WEEK that Obama “could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man” for the court.
In Obama’s announcement Wednesday morning, he decided to have some more giggles at Hatch’s expense:
Merrick was nominated to what’s often called the second-highest court in the land, the DC circuit court, During that confirmation process he earned bipartisan praise from Senators and legal experts alike. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who was then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, supported his nomination. Back then, he said, ‘In all honesty, I would like to see one person come to this floor and say one reason why Merrick Garland does not deserve this position.’ He actually accused fellow Senate Republicans trying to obstruct Merrick’s confirmation of playing politics with judges and has since said that Judge Garland would be a consensus nominee for the Supreme Court. He would be very well supported by all sides, and there would be no question that Merrick would be confirmed with bipartisan support.
Hahahahaha, Orrin Hatch, how would you like to eat some of YOUR OWN WORDS with your Lunchables today? Of course, Sen. Hatch is a Republican, which means he’s a craven, goalpost-moving cockweasel. So here’s what he had to say on Tweeter about the unmitigated gall of the president of the United States nominating a Supreme Court justice:
Turtle-mouthed Sen. Mitch McConnell added:
The American people HAVE a voice. That’s why they/we chose Barack Hussein “Suck It, Fools” Obama to be president until January of 2017, you sniveling fuckstumps. They will continue to have a voice after that date, when Hillary Clinton will be responsible for making Supreme Court nominations.
Are more Republicans already complaining? Haha OF COURSE THEY ARE. Yr Wonkette will be sure to gather them all up into one big sac so we can kick them all in the nuts together!
Add to that this Tweet from this Twit:
More thoughts on the Silver Fox Nominee:
SCOTUSblog has the lowdown:
This morning President Barack Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit to the Supreme Court. This blog covered the nomination live.
Early coverage comes from Nina Totenberg and Carrie Johnson of NPR, Bill Chappell and Carrie Johnson of NPR, Pete Williams, Daniel Arkin, and Erik Ortiz of NBC News, Jordan Fabian of The Hill, Kevin Liptak, Ariane de Vogue, and Manu Raju of CNN, Michael Shear and Gardiner Harris ofThe New York Times, Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan of Reuters, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Carol Lee, Kristina Peterson, and Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, Juliet Eilperin, Mike DeBonis, and Jerry Markon of The Washington Post, David Savage and Del Quentin Wilber of the Los Angeles Times, Michael Memoli of the Los Angeles Times, Greg Stohr, Mike Dorning, and Steven Dennis ofBloomberg, Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, Edward-Isaac Dovere, Sarah Wheaton, and Seung Min Kim of Politico, Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal, Ed Pilkington and Dan Roberts of The Guardian, Tierney Sneed and Caitlin MacNeal of Talking Points Memo, Kathleen Hennessey and Mary Clare Jalonick of Associated Press, and Dave Boyer of The Washington Times.
Early commentary comes from Sam Baker of National Journal (registration or subscription required), Ian Millhiser at ThinkProgress, Josh Israel at ThinkProgress, Cristian Farias at Huffington Post, Joel Pollak at Breitbart, Jeff Stein at Vox, Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog (with further commentary on the same blog), Leah Libresco at FiveThirtyEight, Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View, Adam Feldman at Empirical SCOTUS, Joe Palazzolo at The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, Ben Mathis-Lilley at Slate, Laura Reston and Emma Foehringer Merchant at New Republic, Lincoln Caplan atThe New Yorker, and Yasmeen Alamiri at Rare.
No real thoughts that I could find on his stance on women’s rights…but it is early…and I am probably missing something.
Tortured logic – Lawyers, Guns & Money Read this one, it is spot on with the commentary. (At least I think so….I thought the same thing when I first read Woo’s statements on Garland’s nomination.
The rest of today’s links are about different things…and they are in dump fashion…
#TwoTrumps: One Trump Saw the Ad, The Other Didn’t – Blue Nation Review Read this.. by Melissa McEwan of Shakesville.
Sheriff says rape kits are irrelevant because most rape accusations are false / Boing Boing This is an Idaho Sheriff…Frannie, get ready to be pissed off!!
This photo of Claudio and Carolina Maia Pracownik marching in Brazil’s recent anti-government protests, while their nanny, Maria Angélica Lima, trails behind with their children, has gone viral on social media.
Nearly 2 million Brazilians demanded an end to Dilma Rousseff‘sscandal-filled presidency in a wave of demonstrations on Sunday. But one protest image in particular brought into focus another highly charged issue: the division of race and social classes.
A photographer from Correio Braziliense newspaper took a picture of protesters Claudio and Carolina Maia Pracownik, walking their dog through Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Their nanny, Maria Angélica Lima, trails behind them in a white uniform, pushing their two young daughters in a stroller.
The photo of the wealthy family and their nanny rapidly went viral and sparked a heated, national debate that highlighted the divisions and inequalities some say it portrays.
Ending this post on a high note:
It’s an open thread!