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Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"
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Posted on 02/13/2013 7:59:45 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Edited on 02/13/2013 8:05:23 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"

WASHINGTON While his colleagues got ready to go to the Capitol, Justice Antonin Scalia sat on a stage across town and held forth about why, for the 16th consecutive year, he would not be joining them for the State of the Union.


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2013sotu; bho44; bhosotu; scalia; scotus
Yep.....
1 posted on 02/13/2013 7:59:52 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Indeed, a childish spectacle - led by the ultimate quota baby.

The ultimate example of everything that is sordid about liberalism.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 8:03:20 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s why I don’t watch. It’s all a big dog and pony show, and a painfully boring one at that. Once SOTU was a chance for the president to put forth his vision, what are our challenges, what course does he see through them, once applause started happening it became just another stump speech.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 8:05:45 AM PST by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQmuaWENeaY

Big Baby Driver - You Are Everywhere


5 posted on 02/13/2013 8:10:06 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why would Scalia lend any credibility to Elena Kagan or even deign to impart his exploits with her on a “hunting trip?”

*barf*


6 posted on 02/13/2013 8:10:56 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: bigbob
I’ve at least listened to all or most of them in my adult life, but last night was the first time I intentionally did not.

I know what you mean. I quit watching them after 'W's' first one. They have become nothing more than pontificated gibberish.

7 posted on 02/13/2013 8:14:22 AM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: Sub-Driver; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

9 posted on 02/13/2013 8:20:30 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It has become trivial.

There are no statesmen in Washington. Wisdom has been banished. In its place is a reality show, immature, posturing moral brutes in expensive clothing.

We are Rome, 350 AD.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 8:26:29 AM PST by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

No wonder those who play at “governing” hate Justice Scalia. He is not PC. We are sinking as a nation, and those on board the ship don’t want anyone to notice the imminent catastrophe.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 8:36:16 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Sub-Driver
"Scalia: State of the Union "has turned into a childish spectacle"

Its like the Academy Awards, the Grammys, etc.

Like-minded (and closed group) of people gathering themselves to congratulate themselves and one another.

Mr. hummingbird recorded BO's One-Man Show but I haven't watched it yet

Did anyone notice whether "Aisle Hog" Sheila Jackson Lee get face time or a handshake of kiss from BO?

12 posted on 02/13/2013 8:39:46 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Sub-Driver
President Camacho is far more entertaining:


13 posted on 02/13/2013 8:43:12 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Sub-Driver

Four years ago, newly elected President Barack Obama promises to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. An intelligent society would have voted his ass out when it had the opportunity to. We are a nation of dolts.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 8:44:35 AM PST by Hildy (Did)
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To: lurk

No, we now call statesmen, “politicians.” As bad as calling a Car Dealership, used car salesmen. Equally bad. I trust no politician, republican, dimocrat, whatever. None of them.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 8:45:56 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: GeronL

Thanks for that link,a song sung in English by apparently a Japanese vocalist-—never heard it before and not sure what you intended by posting it in this thread, except for the (to me)obvious one.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 8:51:04 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: lurk
We are Rome, 350 AD.

That'd a make a good tagline...

17 posted on 02/13/2013 8:54:04 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Brett66
President Camacho is far more entertaining:

Aha! Another "Idiocracy" fan!

Anybody who doesn't know who President Camacho is, needs to get the movie "Idiocracy".

We're there right now.

Buy stock in sports drinks! (They have electrolytes!)

18 posted on 02/13/2013 9:00:51 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Sub-Driver
From the article....

Prodded by Totenberg, Scalia also commented on the hunting ability of Justice Elena Kagan, who has joined Scalia to shoot quail, pheasant and larger animals. Last year, on a trip to Wyoming, they had a license to go after antelope and mule deer. But there were none to be found. Instead, "she ended up killing a white-tailed doe, which she could have done in my driveway" in suburban Virginia, Scalia said. He said Kagan, who never handled a gun before joining the court, is just a beginner, but "she dropped that doe in just one shot."

Wait til liberals and enviroweeines read that. Their tiny brains will explode
19 posted on 02/13/2013 9:03:00 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: Sub-Driver

If anyone got elected who gives a damn about this country they’d send a letter to congress “from time to time” and stop the dog and pony and Sheila Jackson “lip smackin’” Lee show.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 9:05:05 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Sub-Driver

With Obama’s SOTU yellow brick road speech China reports a record hige sales of popcorn,makes list of how much more money he wants from them.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 9:07:55 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

This speech was a real ratings pig...DOWN across the boardon all networks; FOX’s ratings nearly cut in half from last year...ROTF! Judge Scalia wasn’t the only one ignoring the SOTU.


22 posted on 02/13/2013 9:12:29 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It has been a ‘dog and pony’ show for at least 3 decades.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 9:21:45 AM PST by Parmy
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To: lurk

Bumping a very well-written observation.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 9:41:46 AM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I second your “yep.” Didn’t care for Bush’s either.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 9:45:19 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: GQuagmire

Wonder how she was able to shoot a white tail doe when they only had licenses for antelope and mule deer.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 9:53:06 AM PST by gopheraj
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To: lurk

Indeed...

And Rome was overrun by invaders...

As are we.

Their currency was debased as is ours.

Even tho they were Christian in 350, much of their morality was still depraved in a lot of areas...

There is doom in our future...our near future, I fear....


27 posted on 02/13/2013 9:58:39 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The closer he approaches dictator status, the longer his public bloviations become.

Before long, he’ll be making five-hour speeches a la Castro.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 10:00:41 AM PST by DPMD
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To: supremedoctrine; GeronL
Thanks for that link,a song sung in English by apparently a Japanese vocalist-—never heard it before and not sure what you intended by posting it in this thread, except for the (to me)obvious one.

I'd bet on Korean, given the letter-shapes in the title. Here's a Japanese-singing-English song: I'm yours.
Bonus 1: Japanese version of a good English song - Wonderwall.
Bonus 2: Japanese American Utada Hikaru singing Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Bonus 3: An excellent rendition of an English-speaker singing in Japanese rendition of Fireflies.

29 posted on 02/13/2013 10:06:39 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Hildy

An intelligent society would have voted his ass out when it had the opportunity to. We are a nation of dolts.

Whereas I agree with your sentiment, we'd still be a nation of dolts had we replaced Obama with a closet liberal like Romney that would have continued growing government under the Republican banner. I actually do *not* think we are a nation of dolts; I think we were denied a viable alternative to an existing catastrophe.


30 posted on 02/13/2013 10:14:01 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Mogger

Why watch SOTU when we have the “Ow, My Balls!” channel?


31 posted on 02/13/2013 10:14:34 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: gopheraj
Instead, "she ended up killing a white-tailed doe, which she could have done in my driveway" in suburban Virginia
32 posted on 02/13/2013 10:23:47 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: lurk

“We are Rome, 350 AD.”

We are worse off. One of the Roman Caesars showed his contempt of government by installing a horse in the Senate. Today, half of our Senate is filled with asses.


33 posted on 02/13/2013 10:57:24 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Sub-Driver

IMHO, one of the most childish, dumbest parts of the SOTU, which goes back several presidents, is introducing people from the audience.


34 posted on 02/13/2013 11:58:41 AM PST by wideminded
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To: OneWingedShark; supremedoctrine

Yes Korean and was used as theme music in a Korean TV show


35 posted on 02/13/2013 12:17:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hildy
An intelligent society would have voted his ass out when it had the opportunity to. We are a nation of dolts.

50.4 percent is not exactly the whole nation. It's about 50-50 dolts and non-dolts.

36 posted on 02/13/2013 2:52:07 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Osage Orange

But the question is did she have a license for a white tail as well as mule deer and antelope. :)


37 posted on 02/14/2013 8:37:59 AM PST by gopheraj
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To: gopheraj
Instead, "she ended up killing a white-tailed doe, which she could have done in my driveway" in suburban Virginia

I believe you aren't reading the sentence correctly.....

I believe she shot the WT doe in Virginia....At least that's how I read it.

But it's poorly written...so who knows?

38 posted on 02/14/2013 9:55:43 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: rlmorel
Why watch SOTU when we have the “Ow, My Balls!” channel?

There's a channel that plays only Obama speeches?

39 posted on 02/15/2013 2:10:58 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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