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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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LOVE this!

All those stealth attacks - WHY CAN'T OUR SIDE COME UP WITH SHIT LIKE THIS? Fight 'em back. REALLY FIGHT!

Welcome to DU, LexVegas!

Glad you're here! Interesting finding. Sounds like he WAS right about this asshole. Good find! Thanks for posting here - especially for the benefit of some out there who tend to want to jump down President Obama's throat every hour on the hour and kick his ass from here to next week because he's less than absolutely perfect.

And it WILL be used as a precedent. I don't give a damn WHAT anybody says about how supposedly

narrow this ruling is. That side of the aisle is gonna take this and run with it and do EVERYTHING it can think of to enlarge that itty bitty "narrow" ruling. This is EXACTLY the break they've been waiting and hoping for.

Maybe so many Americans are so blinded by this because they just don't want to believe it, or just don't want to see it. It's the same kind of denial that we see among the troglodytes who are just SURE there's no climate change or because the Bible doesn't say anything about it or because it won't matter what we do to the earth because JEEEEEEEEEZUS is coming and He's gonna wave His magic wand and make everything all better again, say hallelujah. It's the same thing that people in Germany said, that SURELY there was no problem from this Hitler guy and his pals. They just WOULDN'T do such things. They couldn't POSSIBLY want to do such things! Nah - not gonna be a problem... it just can't be, can it? You're just exaggerating, worrying over nothing... Not gonna happen...

Totally. These people are fanatics. They can - no, they SHOULD be expected to work ANY

loophole, no matter how small, and eat away at it til it's bigger, and no longer even a mere crack - but rather, a yawning CHASM.

Figure it this way: What would any rats or termites do? They find one little teeny hole or crack or way in, and they take it. And then they start gnawing away til the crack is dramatically bigger and far more gaping, and the whole tribe can come flooding in and pretty soon your whole house is compromised and falling apart. That's what these assholes WILL try to do here. Because the lovely SCOTUS has just given them a little crack. You bet your ass they're gonna exploit this and try to build on it as much as they can. That's what they've already done, rather thoroughly, with Roe v Wade.

Um... wouldn't WE be trying to do the same thing?

BTW - that attitude - "meh, just a bunch of people with hair on fire. Not gonna happen. S'not gonna happen." Yeah, MY ASS. THAT attitude has gotten us to this point, where OUR Pro-Choice house is compromised and now falling apart. Our side thought it was much ado about nothing, a tempest in a teapot, meh - what can they do? Buncha nut cases, don't even waste your time, they're not gonna get very far..." HAH! Yeah? Seriously? You think it's no big deal and that it's not gonna gain strength and momentum and come and not only bite you in the ass but chew your ass and your legs off? You think there's nothing much here to worry about? Well, I think you need your head examined - before they chew THAT off, too.

I recently heard a good one: "I won't believe corporations are people until Texas executes one."

Ugly indeed. From the inside out.

Welcome to DU, marked50!

Glad you're here! They don't even realize what they've done. scalia himself wrote a warning about this years ago - the whole "what this opens up..." argument, and yet, he went there anyway with this case.

Welcome to DU, TiredOfNo!

Glad you're here! Some of us used to say a similar thing - "if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." I looked it up and it's a quote attributed either to Florynce Kennedy or Gloria Steinem - or at least, according to Wikipedia, an old Irish woman taxi driver in Boston whom they both met at some point.


Damn. So sorry to hear this, rdking647.

I'm so sorry. MAN, we've been through that, too. MISERABLE. The worst drive ever taken. The vet trip no one wants to make. No kidding. Many of us here at DU have had to bid a beloved pet a reluctant farewell lately. You're not alone. And you don't mourn alone, either.

That assumes, however, that the message somehow sunk in.

Sometimes they're stopped mid-sentence, and we might be tempted to think that it's struck a chord and maybe their eyes were just pried open. That and a dime might get you a few minutes on a parking meter. It'd be revealing to watch if his tune changed over the next few days - if he'd taken in what had been said and had a change of heart about it. Kinda doubt that, but one can always hope. But remember, sometimes they resolutely will cling to their false notions just out of spite - so you don't get the "win".
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