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Alito Won’t Attend Next State of the Union
NewsMax ^ | 10/14/10 | Theodore Kettle

Posted on 01/18/2011 1:35:23 PM PST by EBH

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said, “I doubt that I will be there in January.”

“We have to sit there like the proverbial potted plant,” Alito said, and provoked howls of laughter from the crowd when he deadpanned that the justices who are “more disciplined refrain from manifesting any emotional opinion whatsoever.”

It was a self-deprecating remark; in January, as he sat near the podium during Obama’s speech in the Capitol, Justice Alito was affronted by the president’s charge that “the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.”

Videotape of the event shows Alito wincing, then apparently saying, “that’s simply not true.” Directly behind Alito, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Senate Democratic Caucus vice chairman Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the second and third ranking Democrats in the Senate, gleefully took to their feet and cheered as Alito and the five other justices in attendance remained seated, looking uncomfortably intimidated.

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Just a reminder.
1 posted on 01/18/2011 1:35:24 PM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

Good for him! I really like Alito.


2 posted on 01/18/2011 1:37:21 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Sarah's calling it "blood libel" is spot-on.)
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To: EBH

Countdown to Alito being called a racist 3...2...1


3 posted on 01/18/2011 1:38:27 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: EBH

It would sure be nice if Mr. Thomas et al quit “evading” a certain question too.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 1:38:32 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: EBH

Libs have won this one. I think he should go there and fight. Say “you lie” or “your illegal President” or whatever, but don’t be cowardly.


5 posted on 01/18/2011 1:38:53 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: EBH

I’m sure he’ll have other more important things to do instead of being insulted by the Pres__ent.

Like re-arranging his sock drawer.


6 posted on 01/18/2011 1:39:04 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: EBH
Will Joe Wilson attend?


7 posted on 01/18/2011 1:39:30 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

Good for Justice Alito!


8 posted on 01/18/2011 1:40:31 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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9 posted on 01/18/2011 1:40:52 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: EBH

Outstanding.


10 posted on 01/18/2011 1:41:37 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: napscoordinator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCcWuG2LO3E

Videotape of the event shows Alito wincing, then apparently saying, “that’s simply not true.” Directly behind Alito, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Senate Democratic Caucus vice chairman Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the second and third ranking Democrats in the Senate, gleefully took to their feet and cheered as Alito and the five other justices in attendance remained seated, looking uncomfortably intimidated. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2659189/posts


11 posted on 01/18/2011 1:41:40 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: napscoordinator

What exactly will that accomplish? Truth and courage will do nothing to sway the evil demented subhumans known as leftists.

We are far past the point of defeated left wing corruption and stupidity through civilized means.


12 posted on 01/18/2011 1:41:45 PM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: EBH

FReepers ,

Please note this is OLD NEWS. LOL.

The R&D seating arrangements are meant to be a distraction from the bigger snub going to happen...


13 posted on 01/18/2011 1:43:39 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH
Any of the SCOTUS members who do attend are sycophants and a disgrace to the independant judiciary.
14 posted on 01/18/2011 1:46:35 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: EBH

Then there was Slick Willie’s 2000 SOTU Address which the entire USSC boycotted.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 1:47:53 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EBH

Good for him!!!!!! I won’t be watching the Obo neither. Can’t stand listening to him.


16 posted on 01/18/2011 1:48:01 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Las Vegas Ron
That would be the best way to not attend.........

I mean if the guy isn't constitutionally qualified to be the president, why would Alito attend a SOTU speech by someone who's not president?

17 posted on 01/18/2011 1:50:14 PM PST by blackdog
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To: blackdog

He swore him in.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 1:50:50 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

Let no bad deed remain so............


19 posted on 01/18/2011 1:52:00 PM PST by blackdog
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To: EBH

I wish he’d attend wearing an OBAMA t-shirt over his robe - one that said “One Big Ass Mistake America.”


20 posted on 01/18/2011 1:53:19 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Soothesayer

Well staying home isn’t the answer. It never has been.


21 posted on 01/18/2011 1:53:41 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Justice Alito is doing exactly the right thing.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 1:53:50 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

That is fine. I believe the liberals believe that too.


23 posted on 01/18/2011 1:55:09 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: EBH
Good question for the sitting justices and any future nominees. Do you think that it is your duty to uphold the constitution? If so, how do you affirm that the president elect is in fact qualified as required by the constitution before you swear him in as our next president?

How can you answer yes to question #1 and ignore question #2?

24 posted on 01/18/2011 1:55:58 PM PST by blackdog
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To: EBH

Wait, Roberts swore in abamao....


25 posted on 01/18/2011 1:57:56 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: EBH

Good for Alito. This highlights Obama’s lack of civility at an opportune time.


26 posted on 01/18/2011 1:58:25 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

I think the republicans should sit in the back of the room. You know, all “back of the bus”.


27 posted on 01/18/2011 2:02:58 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Soothesayer

**We are far past the point of defeated left wing corruption and stupidity through civilized means.**

DITTO!!!!!!


28 posted on 01/18/2011 2:09:14 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (NY... Can't afford to Live Here... Can't Afford to LEAVE!!)
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To: EBH

Am so happy to know that he will not attend.

Hope he sticks to his earlier decision.


29 posted on 01/18/2011 2:13:27 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: EBH

>> The R&D seating arrangements are meant to be a distraction from the bigger snub going to happen...

Then he could walk out.


30 posted on 01/18/2011 2:14:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: blackdog

First of all, the republicans would have to get some courage somewhere.

Second....I guess there is no “second”.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 2:18:06 PM PST by Terry Mross (I voted for McCain and WASTED my vote.)
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To: blackdog

That’s the job of the electoral college...


32 posted on 01/18/2011 2:18:43 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

Excellent! A man who says what he means and means what he says!


33 posted on 01/18/2011 2:25:42 PM PST by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Why listen to iWon. Ipecac is readily available.


34 posted on 01/18/2011 2:26:33 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: Fudd Fan

“Good for him! I really like Alito.”

Gotta like him after he says stuff like that.


35 posted on 01/18/2011 2:33:47 PM PST by RoadTest (Religion is no substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: EBH

None of them should attend.


36 posted on 01/18/2011 2:45:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: napscoordinator

“I think he should go there and fight. Say “you lie” or “your illegal President” or whatever, but don’t be cowardly.”

Uh, can you spell “impeached”?


37 posted on 01/18/2011 3:03:06 PM PST by llandres
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To: napscoordinator

Why is it cowardly? The justices have nothing to say or do. Neither does congress for that matter. Bambi has sullied the Presidency and the state of the union speech will be nothing but dirty lies told by the _resident. Why should the justices (or even republican congressmen) lend their own credibility to that lie fest. If I were a congressman the only event for Bambi that I would attend is an impeachment.


38 posted on 01/18/2011 3:37:28 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: EBH

Alito’s a good man - we were blessed when he joined the Court.


39 posted on 01/18/2011 5:01:43 PM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when MSM/Dems incite hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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To: nutmeg

I don’t blame him. Good!


40 posted on 01/18/2011 5:08:58 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: EBH

President Obama Plans First Post State of the Union Trip to Wisconsin...

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/01/18/president-obama-plans-first-post-state-union-trip-wisconsin


41 posted on 01/18/2011 7:16:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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Lord, Help Us! We do NOT need this PIKER here!

I’m so SICK of spending my TAX DOLLARS to support this jerks trips to my state! THERE IS NOTHING FOR YOU HERE! YOU LOST WISCONSIN!

We now have a Republican Governor, House and Assmebly! What is the POINT?


42 posted on 01/18/2011 7:18:43 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sorry, the page you were looking for could not be found

Showing related results for: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/01/18/president-obama-pla...


43 posted on 01/18/2011 7:34:25 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

I won’t be watching the SOTU to know whether Alito will be there or not. I am already sad and mad enough about the state of the Republic; I don’t need to hear more statist plans from 0bama.


44 posted on 01/18/2011 8:42:16 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: nutmeg

I appreciate what he did last year for sure!

I’m happy he won’t be at the “love-in”.

However, isn’t one of the members of the SCOTUS supposed to be absent in case something happens?

Or, maybe I’m thinking of something else.


45 posted on 01/19/2011 12:02:41 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: EBH

Now MY link works, but yours doesn’t.

It’s a FOX Conspiracy, I tells ya! A CONSPIRACY! :)

Either way, this guy just needs to stay in his office for one solid week and get some actual work done!


46 posted on 01/19/2011 4:32:30 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: nutmeg
Good for Justice Alito!

I kind of like seeing Justice Alito shake his head and mouth the words "No" to the things BO has to say. I'll miss that.

47 posted on 01/19/2011 10:18:38 AM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: All; nutmeg

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NEVER FORGET

.

During the 1960’s I personally witnessed several new Mommies coming in to ship their cars back to Hawaii (via Matson Lines http://www.Matson.com ) shortly after their giving birth elsewhere, inside or outside the Mainland United States.

These new Mommies were told by other Mommies present to just go to the Honolulu Officals and proclaim that thier newborns were born in Hawaii and a Birth Certificate showing so would be automatically produced.

It was THAT commonplace ..and well known about by many.. back then..!!!

This was during a 9-10 year window after Hawaiian Statehood when they could get away with it.

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NEVER FORGET

.


48 posted on 01/19/2011 1:12:13 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Fudd Fan

another man with the courage of his convictions.... they are so rare in politics...


49 posted on 01/19/2011 3:25:01 PM PST by bareford101 (. All Muslims lie to infidels to confuse them)
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