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Nomination of John G. Roberts [LIVE Thread 9-15]~Day Four
Senate Judiciary Committee ^ | 9-15-05 | Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted on 09/15/2005 5:04:54 AM PDT by OXENinFLA

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How we go..............again.



1 posted on 09/15/2005 5:04:56 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

Ping...


2 posted on 09/15/2005 5:05:29 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

Great Cartoon!


3 posted on 09/15/2005 5:06:51 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: All
Transcripts: Day One | Day Two | Day Three
4 posted on 09/15/2005 5:07:08 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

:-) Thank you! You rock!


5 posted on 09/15/2005 5:07:11 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: OXENinFLA

I hope Kennedy got the bottle of scotch I sent him.

The more he talks, the more swing votes I can grab in 06. Its a small investment, cheaper than replacing the shoes I wore out last GOTV in FL.


6 posted on 09/15/2005 5:07:28 AM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: OXENinFLA

LOL good one


7 posted on 09/15/2005 5:07:34 AM PDT by b9
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To: OXENinFLA

Good Pick!


8 posted on 09/15/2005 5:08:36 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: OXENinFLA

You're a great host. Thanks!


9 posted on 09/15/2005 5:09:09 AM PDT by auboy
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To: OXENinFLA
On Drudge:
Exclusive Drudge sources in the U.S. Senate's Hart Building heard Democrat Sen. Joe Biden say to Judge John G. Roberts in a private conversation on the hearing room floor: 'You're the best I've ever seen before the committee'...
Right now they are just going through the motions. I can't realistically see Judge Roberts not being confirmed.
10 posted on 09/15/2005 5:09:37 AM PDT by burzum (Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.-Adm H Rickover)
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To: Mo1

Well I hope you like it, you sent it to me.

};o)


11 posted on 09/15/2005 5:10:22 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1
This one's good too....


12 posted on 09/15/2005 5:11:28 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

That one made me laugh. I was about to post it.

lol.


13 posted on 09/15/2005 5:12:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: burzum

I really liked the story told that Biden was lamenting whenever Roberts spoke that he was using Biden's time, then when Roberts didn't speak, Biden railed on him for not answering the question. Whereupon Roberts said something to the effect that he'd understood from Biden that Biden did not want to hear his answer.

Everyone laughed except Biden.


14 posted on 09/15/2005 5:13:48 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: OXENinFLA
It isn't very encouraging to realize that in order to believe Roberts won't betray conservatives, once confirmed, one has to believe that he is being disingenuous now, but once on the bench will rediscover his integrity.

The cartoon is funny in that it shows how gullible conservatives are. The Democrats are playing a role (Senator Biden to Roberts: 'You're the best I've ever seen before the committee'...) and conservatives are exhibiting the expected knee-jerk reaction - circling the wagons around a stealth liberal.

15 posted on 09/15/2005 5:15:39 AM PDT by Nephi (Roberts nomination proves that Bush is his Daddy's globalist.)
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To: OXENinFLA
I thought Durbin's memo reference on Tuesday -- build up to impending disaster -- shades of soap opera -- to be continued --- Wednesday.

And it bombed big-time, when Roberts said he didn't participate in that meeting where the memo originated.

Durbin's memo reference fizzled and fell like a lead balloon.
16 posted on 09/15/2005 5:15:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: OXENinFLA

I wish they would have put it on CSPAN 1 or 2. I'll have access to a TV today, but not a computer.


17 posted on 09/15/2005 5:16:43 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (I'm a victim of Rovian mind control.)
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To: TomGuy; Mo1
And have you heard this?


Via: From The Bleachers

The hearings

Schumer is the only Senator who is demanding a third round of questioning. Leahy and Specter have been negotiating. Schumer may get his way...

UPDATE: Republicans have decided not to do a third round of questioning...selected Dems will have a third round starting this evening and going into the morning.

18 posted on 09/15/2005 5:17:44 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Tom_Busch
Do you have DirecTV?

The hearings have been on PBS (ch 377)
19 posted on 09/15/2005 5:18:29 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Tom_Busch

Court TV carried most of it yesterday. (I watched that until they got to their commentators, who might have been recruited from DU!) And FNC carried chunks.


20 posted on 09/15/2005 5:20:07 AM PDT by maryz
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To: OXENinFLA
UPDATE: Republicans have decided not to do a third round of questioning...selected Dems will have a third round starting this evening and going into the morning

The Dems are trying to drag this out as long as they can

You just watch what they will do once this vote goes to the Senate Floor

Can you say filibuster?

21 posted on 09/15/2005 5:20:47 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: tiredoflaundry
I have been thinking a bit about the Democrats strategy on Roberts and the next nominee.

Click here for the 'tator take on what Democrats are doing.

22 posted on 09/15/2005 5:21:01 AM PDT by Common Tator
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To: OXENinFLA

No, it's Charter cable. Yesterday I was able to get bits and pieces of it, between FoxNews, cspan, and Court TV.


23 posted on 09/15/2005 5:21:28 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (I'm a victim of Rovian mind control.)
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To: OXENinFLA

ROFLMAO! I love it.


24 posted on 09/15/2005 5:21:50 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: Tom_Busch

Court TV has been carrying most of the proceedings during the day.

FYI


25 posted on 09/15/2005 5:22:01 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: saveliberty
I really liked the story told that Biden was lamenting whenever Roberts spoke that he was using Biden's time, then when Roberts didn't speak, Biden railed on him for not answering the question. Whereupon Roberts said something to the effect that he'd understood from Biden that Biden did not want to hear his answer.

Further illustrating what someone else said last evening:

Joe Biden is the Senate's version of Ted Baxter.

26 posted on 09/15/2005 5:22:30 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl
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To: maryz

Yeah I caught some of it...It seemed like whenever it started to get good though, Court TV would go to commercial, lol.


27 posted on 09/15/2005 5:23:13 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (I'm a victim of Rovian mind control.)
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To: TomGuy

Thanks...I did catch some of it on there yesterday and will do so again today, if I can't find it anywhere else without the commercials.


28 posted on 09/15/2005 5:24:31 AM PDT by Tom_Busch (I'm a victim of Rovian mind control.)
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To: saveliberty; All

Now Right Demanding Dem Memos
The Hill ^ | 9-15-05 | Alexander Bolton

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1484823/posts


29 posted on 09/15/2005 5:25:38 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Nephi
It isn't very encouraging to realize that in order to believe Roberts won't betray conservatives, once confirmed, one has to believe that he is being disingenuous now, but once on the bench will rediscover his integrity.

Precisely.

30 posted on 09/15/2005 5:26:05 AM PDT by sauropod (Polite political action is about as useful as a miniskirt in a convent -- Claire Wolfe)
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To: OXENinFLA
If there is a bigger jerk than Charles Schumer in the United States Senate, I have yet so see him/her. I mean Biden is arrogant and Smarmy, but I know more about the law then he apparently does. Ick! I taped the over night and am watching the third round for Schumer. I had missed Durbin, what a cow, it was great Senator, when I was old enough I worked in the Steel mills in Gary in the summer, take that you jerk.
31 posted on 09/15/2005 5:26:20 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: defconw
If there is a bigger jerk than Charles Schumer in the United States Senate

Shmuckers questions yesterday were STUPID

He wanted to know what kinds of movies Roberts liked

32 posted on 09/15/2005 5:28:15 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Nephi
Nothing in Judge Robert's background would suggest he is a liberal. We want guys to interpret the Constitution the way it is. Activism on the right side of the bench is no better then on the left. Would you rather Roberts bare his soul and then not get on? He can not do that. He will decide the case on the rule of law, not emotion and not ideology, that is fair. Nothing else is.
33 posted on 09/15/2005 5:30:25 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: JustaCowgirl

:-) I hope that's true. I think it's posturing to save face when Roberts gets the nomination and to justify reaming the next candidate if he or she doesn't appear to meet the DNC litmus tests.


34 posted on 09/15/2005 5:31:11 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: OXENinFLA
Jack: Hey dad, look a walrus is doing tricks.

Judge Roberts: No son, that is Senator Kennedy doing the swim.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

35 posted on 09/15/2005 5:31:12 AM PDT by mware (Keeper of the I's)
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To: OXENinFLA

bttt


36 posted on 09/15/2005 5:32:08 AM PDT by lunarbicep (If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it. –Jonathan Winters)
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To: Mo1; defconw

We know who is a bigger jerk in the Senate and she was droning on about how unjustified gas prices were in the wake of Katrina.

It is a good thing that the influence of the junior Senator of NY does not extend to the economy as she does not comprehend how supply and demand work.


37 posted on 09/15/2005 5:33:52 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Mo1
Shmuckers questions yesterday were STUPID
He wanted to know what kinds of movies Roberts liked

Movies? I predicted, back in July that Schumer would ask Roberts what his favorite color was. I guess I was close.

38 posted on 09/15/2005 5:34:23 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mo1

It's always good to reevaluate what you've been doing to figure out what actually works and what doesn't.

I do think that rising above the fray is a better approach and I think that Roberts is doing an excellent job, particularly in view of the hostile conditions.


39 posted on 09/15/2005 5:35:37 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: saveliberty

OK, you have a point. How about the biggest jerk on the Judiciary Committee?


40 posted on 09/15/2005 5:36:30 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: defconw

LOL! You have me now!

That would be a three way tie - Senator Ted, Biden and Schumer.

Although it would appear that Schumer is saving himself for the second nomination.


41 posted on 09/15/2005 5:38:09 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: saveliberty
But Ted ia a drunken Ideologue and Joe is just plain dumb.
42 posted on 09/15/2005 5:39:47 AM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: Common Tator
The Dims have painted themselves into a corner. They can't win back any of the votes they lost if they insist on continuing on "obstruction",and if they don't they will lose the $$$ backers.
43 posted on 09/15/2005 5:41:35 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: saveliberty
she does not comprehend how supply and demand work.

She's just not talking about the same thing: She demands and someone supplies is how it's supposed to work to her. ;-)

44 posted on 09/15/2005 5:43:28 AM PDT by maryz
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To: mware

That picture is precious!


45 posted on 09/15/2005 5:44:38 AM PDT by rwa265 (I was blind, now I see)
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To: defconw

Ted talks like an ideologue but his office was among the last to comply with minimum wage when Newt's conservative congress forced him to do it. I will cede you the drunken part.

As for Joe, I don't think that he's stupid. Sometimes very smart people make decisions that they think will work out but they don't. The other thing is that sometimes we do things a particular way even though we may have the best of intentions (work with me here :-) ) and we are so committed to the overall goal that it's hard to see that the efforts are counterproductive.


46 posted on 09/15/2005 5:45:30 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: tiredoflaundry
$$$ backers

The use of money in politics is for getting votes.

If you offer a politican a choice of 20 million dollars or a million votes, he will turn down the money and take the votes.

That is the beauty of our system of government. A significant group of united voters always has more power than a few people with big bucks.

47 posted on 09/15/2005 5:47:34 AM PDT by Common Tator
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To: OXENinFLA

>Then six different panels of out- side witnesses...

Do we know who these witnesses are or their orgs?


48 posted on 09/15/2005 5:49:12 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: OXENinFLA

I'm disappointed in Senator Coburn's questioning. He promised to determine if Judge Roberts is a strick constructionist, or at least to ask questions that would tend to discover that, and he did not do so.

I'll be writing Senator Coburn about this, but I wanted to post it here for public consumption.


49 posted on 09/15/2005 5:51:36 AM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: maryz

LOL! Of course! Silly me!

We have problems because we failed to comply with what she told us to do! LOL LOL LOL!


50 posted on 09/15/2005 5:51:44 AM PDT by saveliberty ("The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - PJ O'Rourke)
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