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Obama challenges Republicans and names veteran judge to the Supreme Court

Thursday, March 17th 2016 - 08:08 UTC
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President Barack Obama nominated veteran appellate court judge Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court on Wednesday setting up a potentially ferocious political showdown with Senate Republicans who have vowed to block any Obama nominee. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Is this Superman of a Judge also a bible thumper?

    I bet he is, the cancer that is The RCCunts pervades every nook and cranny of US politics from what I have seen in the last few months.

    Awaiting the 'Coming Of Days, perhaps?

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @1 ChrisR

    What do you base that on???

    Sounds like your very own issue.

    If anything, a nominee backed by Obama is less likely to be a fundamentalist Xtian, than a Republican choice.


    What brought this on???

    Let alone airing your prejudices in an insulting, vulgar manner, you are making broad assumptions about the integrity of a well educated, very accomplished man.

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 TT

    Come on, are you telling me that Scaliia wasn't a rabid Christian with his public pronouncements about the 'Devil' being wilier?

    Wheterh this guy is or not WILL mean he has to lie and say 'God Bless America' like everybody else in the US Political scene.

    And as for The RRCunts, you have not seen this before? Did you not read the disgraceful edict by the Chief RCCunt, the Dope of an Argie Pope himself about rejecting the aborting of pregnancies where the mother has been infected with Zika?

    Try this:

    Try #1 and come back to me if you want.

    I take it you are a US Democrat then?

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I can't say that I see and hear everyone in the USA political system saying God Bless.....thank GOD for the little things!

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4 Captain Poppy

    Perhaps it's only inflicted on the Brits!

    And NETFLIX with 'House of Cards'. :o)

    It seems that even the Pew organization (that well known 'neutral' social mapping bunch stuffed full of religious wonks) have had a rethink (after YP accused me of lying) and now show 'non-churched' as being bigger than any other grouping including the RCCunts 'C@ ChrisR 2016!

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 07:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Man I love that show! Addicted in fact. As bad as our system is, if has not quite reached that level. Though Trump, formerly known as ....Drumpka, could take us there. This could be quite an interesting Novemer where we may see 4 candidates if the GOP bites Trump and puts Mitt in as they are rumoring, with Cruz or Rubio and a VP. Bernie is also taking this all they way and HE might go independent to the Dems. The most interesting scenario is Paul Ryan choosing the President is no one gets 273 points! He picks the President and the new Senate chooses the VP. Though it's spelled out in the Constitution, American is not ready for a 2nd hand picked President. Ford of course being the first, my first CiC.

    Where's Doug Stamper when you need him?

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Wow, I am suprized he nominated a white man for that job.

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    I don't know why he bothered.
    It is just going to make him look like more of a lame duck than he is.
    He should just golf and vacation until Jan.
    Nobody would miss him
    and maybe things might actually get done.

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Wow, I am suprized he nominated a white man for that job,

    Why is that,

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    It's very apt that the Trump campaign policies are supported by someone called “Lucifer”.

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Troy it's actually fun watching the GOP implode.....isn't lucy? I think the GOP will collapse before your prediction of Argentina collapsing. Maybe that's why yb is gone......all his bad predictions.

    Mar 17th, 2016 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    @9 Well look at his pics for the top cabinet during his 2 terms.
    Attorney generals(2) surgeon general who was totally unqualified and many others.
    Shouldn't it reflect about the same % of blacks as in the US society?
    He is the one who is racist and divisive.

    Mar 18th, 2016 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    An RG calling someone a racist, now there's a pot calling the kettle black. Import any blakcs yet? In all my time in Argentina I have yet to see black, wait, correction, a black RG. Blacks I do see are typically Brazilian. I did see a black in Bariloche in January...........turned out to be a vacationing Brit.

    Klingon, WTF did you guys do with the blacks? Rhetorical, we all know the answer to that.

    Mar 18th, 2016 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Perhaps he was the best man for the job.

    Mar 18th, 2016 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Best man under the prevailing circumstances where he will not get a hearing, but maybe after the elections.

    On another note, Rubio will not be running for his seat, is is out after January. Rumors of Koch's wanting there donations I personally think the GOP is losing the senate this year as well. Currently, their one big cluster fuck. Trumps as asshole idiot. But if the GOP people want him the the party does something else.....the party is fucked. And when you have a party official telling a reporter.....“we pick the candidate not the people, get over that”. Does not bode well for any base.

    Mar 18th, 2016 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 15 Captain Poppy
    “And when you have a party official telling a reporter.....“we pick the candidate not the people, get over that”. Does not bode well for any base.”

    But aren't the GOP the bastion for the NRA, so shooting themselves in both feet seems to be par for the course?

    Mar 18th, 2016 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    lol.....Love it. I'll have to plagiarize that thought in a paper’s editorial.
    It's funny that the GOP was the party that built highways and infrastructure in the 50's, historically ran on a platform of healthcare for all, freed the slave (so to speak)
    A quote from their 56 platform:
    “We applaud the effective, unhindered, collective bargaining” Of course now they have governors bragging about killing collective bargaining and think that it will get them in the White House.

    “Republican action created the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as the first new Federal department in 40 years, to raise the continuing consideration of these problems for the first time to the highest council of Government, the President's Cabinet.”
    Now they want to end it!?!?!
    It goes on. Now they are the party of bible thumpers and billionaire’s boys club. Actually, now they are the party most likely to self-destruct!!!!

    Some fun reading. This was the party I originally joined… I am an independent.

    Mar 18th, 2016 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    I think that the most telling thing is that the Senate Republicans are prepared to consider this candidate after Jan/20/2017 but not before.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 01:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The pressure will be too much. This or try will melt them.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 03:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Old people living in the past, how funny.
    Its not 1950's or 1970s anymore
    Read a paper now and then

    so dumb

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 20 'Little Demon' (so apt for a child like you)

    Grow up!

    We are relating to history and the damage that all parties have done to the hopes and wishes of the people they are supposed to represent. This is also applicable to the UK by all the three recognized parties.

    Had you even READ the link that Captain Poppy posted? No I didn't think so, it has LOTS of LONG words! Ha, ha, ha.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 01:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    I guess old people get angry when they finally realize they're irrelevant.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    22 YB

    I guess Trolls resort to ageism when they are pushed into the corner.
    With the few tidbits of your past that you have salted your responses with, and the timeline, I would have put you at the same age as Capt Poppy.

    You are very similar to “Stevie”, posing as a TUPA of the 70's, and then later, deriding MP posters as “old”.

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Trump may well put up a wall between America and yourself.

    then it will be centuries before you return..

    Mar 19th, 2016 - 08:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer


    Mar 19th, 2016 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Luci isn't young! By her own words. She's celebrating her 50th this year.

    And she's been calling Captain Poppy old since he was 50. So she already considers herself an old, angry and irrelevant poster.

    A fat, white 50 year old American businessman...... dime a dozen.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 06:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Perpetual student, dreaming of making coffee for others in the civilized world.

    Either too lazy or too stupid to get a real job.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Luci, remember this post:

    Did you ever find that post yankee boy? You seemed to ignore that thread like the plague.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 01:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Chronic has you flustered.

    So dumb.


    Mar 20th, 2016 - 03:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    One thing I will say, you are good enough to not mix up all your personas.

    SO, you can't answer that post can you?

    Why did you not finish that thread yb/chronic, t.paine.....whoever the fuck you want to be?

    Because there is nothing to be found. Once again.....caught lying. I've got a snow storm to ready for. When all three of you or however many that there are of you grow some me.

    I have more respect for the SA trolls, even quique the you and your names.

    Show everyone here how you make statements like in that thread then run away when you realize that it's all you.

    Mar 20th, 2016 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Oh Luci

    Must be so frustrating to keep guessing my age and job because I wasn't as stupid as you to join using my real name. Indeed the amount of information you have on the internet is hysterical.

    I've never met someone of your age that requires as much validation as you do. Why won't someone just notice you? I mean, you have a “real job” and yet still so bitter at those that refuse to follow the boring path you did.

    At least I'm not too scared to try something new and different, unlike you.

    Let's see, 2016... I'll move to Canada to study..... you'll be selling houses.
    2017... I'll move back home and graduate..... you'll still be selling houses.
    2018... I plan on travelling and teaching English.... you'll still be selling houses.
    2019... I plan on starting my Masters... you'll still be selling houses.

    Unsure why you assume your boring repetitive life is anything to aspire to.

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 12:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 31 Skip

    And when you have your Masters I would go to England (not Wales or Scotland) and sort out the street furniture and layout because the people doing it presently are useless at it when compared with Australia and parts of the continent.

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 11:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Poor Grunt and the Coffeemaker so alike in so many ways.

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    This grunt STILL wants to know when will your prove the statement you made that I said something I never did? Or will we never see and and you just prove that you are nothing but an insignificant lying troll?

    snort while you're grunting yankee're so busy being these two lately your are totally ignoring tobi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I miss him

    Mar 21st, 2016 - 08:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    So confused, so very very confused.

    Are you sure you don't smell toast?

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 02:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    Britain has a great depth of talent in urban design (Unwin, Geddes and especially Ebenezer Howard spring to mind first) but there is an emphasis more on functionality than form these days. Which is a shame. Like how the City of Melbourne now prefers metal seats instead of wood - highly impractical considering our cold winters and scalding summer. Part of it comes down to the growth rate in population and then need to just get anything built to keep up. Not something that parts of the continent have a real problem with.

    However I am veering towards public transportation as my speciality. Though I am still unsure and have plenty of time to work that out. But retroactive implementation of public transportation within existing urban infrastructure is what attracts me most. Who knows? I'm flexible enough to change my mind.

    As for poor Luci. The paucity of the comebacks is telling. Luci changed her name but nothing else. It is funny really because if you look through Fred's Facebook, all he talks about is urban design and planning and bemoans the gentrification of Washington pricing out “coffeemakers” while at the same time constantly measuring house prices like they are some sort of phallic compensation device.

    But supposedly I am like Captain Poppy because I will be doing things with my life while Luci is staging houses.....

    Staging houses in 2016
    Staging houses in 2017
    Staging houses in 2018

    Yep, I'll be living and working and travelling and studying while Luci queer-eyes someone's house for commission all the while getting excited because a new hotel or restaurant is opening nearby.

    I'll squeeze more into a year selling coffee while studying in Montreal than Luci has done in the past 5 watching the result of urban planners improve his neighbourhood around him.

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 02:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Watching isn't doing.
    The Coffeemaker is like Brazil always waiting for the future.

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Toast but I smell fart after each time you post. Does that count?

    Mar 22nd, 2016 - 01:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Exactly Luci, “watching isn't doing”.

    You just agreed with me.

    You don't do anything but watch what other people achieve and then crow about it.

    Your present is your future and your future is your past. Linear and beige dude, linear and beige.

    Mar 23rd, 2016 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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