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Sotomayor's Socialist Yearbook Quote
beliefnet.com ^ | 5/26/2009 | Steven Waldman

Posted on 05/27/2009 7:17:10 AM PDT by dubie

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To: ExTexasRedhead
I just read that the gutless Sessions doesn’t see a GOP fight on this POS. I recommend millions of calls to this moron’s office.

LOL, you Texas-Redheads are a little hot-headed I take it. Which are you, an ex red head or an ex-Texan?

Sessions is a tough conservative to be leading this fight. Loads better then those that have held the post of ranking member for this committee for the Republicans in the past.

First of all, to mount a filabuster call prior to any staff work or hearings would be viewed as the most obstructionist partisanship imaginable. Better to have such an effort surface spontaneously after the true depth of her activist depravity his held up to the full light of hearings and discussed with great consternation.

Secondly, there has been some scuttlebut that she is such a doctrinaire leftist who a bottom is an intellectual light weight that having her on the court is a lot better than some of the alternatives. We know whomever the TOTUS will appoint will be an activist leftist. Why not have one that can sway no other votes?

Lets let this play out. Sessions is no Trent Lott or Arlen "Spincthter".

51 posted on 05/27/2009 8:00:33 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: TexasCajun

Oh, wait, I forgot. For liberals, “dumb” is a political condition. As in, “We disagree with George Bush, therefore he’s dumb as a post”.


52 posted on 05/27/2009 8:00:42 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking

Norman Thomas is a ‘respected’ alum of Princeton.
There is a library there named for him.
I doubt she can claim she didn’t know who he was...


53 posted on 05/27/2009 8:01:44 AM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: freedomwarrior998; STARWISE; maggief
She married Kevin Noonan in 1976. She divorced in 1983. No kids.

Which Kevin Noonan? The lawyer in Chicago?...The Bio Tech doctor?...the rock star?....Does he have his own connections with BHO? or Rahm-E's brother?

54 posted on 05/27/2009 8:10:08 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: dubie

I doubt we’ll get any mileage out of this. My yearbook quote was from the song “Strawberry Fields Forever,” which was written by a Marxist.


55 posted on 05/27/2009 8:10:39 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We're definitely in the Rise of the Empire era, but is Obama Valorum or Palpatine?)
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To: BlueNgold
But obviously I can! ;-)
56 posted on 05/27/2009 8:13:58 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: freedomwarrior998

My guess would be that Kevin Noonan is still seeking therapy for that time he walked in on her and her “extra-special someone’s” extended legal briefing and found his beloved with carpet all over her face.


57 posted on 05/27/2009 8:16:54 AM PDT by ponygirl ("Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.")
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To: Still Thinking

Well, not exactly a Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin, but physically still pretty hot looking.


58 posted on 05/27/2009 8:22:12 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: dubie
She Quotes Norman Thomas, The PRESIDENT of the US SOCIALIST PARTY. Therefore the question is whether she has Socialist Leanings and would bring that to the court. Her advocacy of policy makes that a solid yes.

Info on Normal Thomas:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Thomas

59 posted on 05/27/2009 8:39:38 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: twigs; dubie
Orwell was different. Yes, he was a committed socialist, but he was a thinker and modified his views throughout his lifetime.

I am glad that you have the real George Orwell well and truly pegged. For at the time Orwell was indeed "Down and out in London and Paris" (Book title), the only hope seemed the British Labour Party. This in the hard scrabble years - the 1930's. You are probably well aware of Orwell's differences with the "new" Socialists.

I take the liberty for others of showing just where Orwell began to doubt. When he hiked up North, did show concern about the established and comfortable Trades Union brass. Orwell noted that having got a salary from the workers, they then acted exactly like the "managerial class". Houses adorned like that class. The airs and graces of the British Lower Middle Class.,were then adopted by these people.

Orwell asked a prominent Labour leader, who had sold the idea that Britains exclusive and elite "Public Schools" should no longer be supported by the poorer tax payers, a question. "What if they still exist?" The now affluent Labour politician said in a prissy voice.

"I will jolly well send my sons to them".

Orwell was disgusted. With good reason eventually. The so-called Labour Party then became inebriated with the trappings of those they despised and campaigned against. Excuse this rant, but the lesson is that Socialists both Canadian and American in political parties, talk up a good storm for the average Joe. They then emulate the "fat cats" whom they have campaigned against. (chuckle).

60 posted on 05/27/2009 8:42:52 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Cuttnhorse

“Homage to Catalonia” is a great read. Orwell had a very difficult time getting it published because he discovered that the communist press, even in the UK, was controlled out of Moscow.


61 posted on 05/27/2009 9:03:08 AM PDT by twigs
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To: dubie

Thanks for posting, very informative, some are dismissing the quote as innocuous. To me it sounds like she has an aggressive agenda.

If I had a question to ask her it would be “what causes haven’t you won yet?” Or “what causes do you think as an impartial SC Justice still need to be won?”


62 posted on 05/27/2009 9:06:26 AM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: Peter Libra

I have always thought that had Orwell lived (he was born several days after Bob Hope, but died in 1950), he would have liked American-style capitalism. He was planning a trip to the US but died before he got here.


63 posted on 05/27/2009 9:08:01 AM PDT by twigs
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To: dubie

The White House is merely demonstrating that her lack of intellectual depth was in evidence as early as 1976.


64 posted on 05/27/2009 9:10:07 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: Buckeye McFrog
. Or “tune in, turn on, and don’t promote Whitey”.

"The Lord loves a working man, don't trust whitey, see a doctor and get rid of it."

65 posted on 05/27/2009 9:25:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Peter Libra; twigs

Not a rant at all...very interesting and one can always count on great discussions on FReep...thanks again for the background.

Have either of you read Christopher Hitchins’, “Why Orwell Matters”. I have it in my library but wanted to read more Orwell before reading it.

Cheers


66 posted on 05/27/2009 11:03:26 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama...the convergence of Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle)
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To: Cuttnhorse

I’ve read it. The content is good, but Hitchens needs a good editor and this book needs it as well. He is not a tight, concise writer. But I still recommend it.


67 posted on 05/27/2009 11:26:43 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Cuttnhorse
Christopher Hitchens. "Why Orwell Matters".

Thank you for the recomendation. Yet another book that would have passed me by- except for FR. I will make a point of getting it.

Not to interfere in the matters of the new nominee for the Supreme Court, but I heard a bit of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity on my car radio.

The main thing that the average Joe out there, may not realize is that he/she may eventually the target of discrimination. Being blamed for "rich old white men" now long gone- real wrongs or imaginary . The phrase used in England and Canada generally by certain, not all minority groups was:

"Now it's our turn".

Pretty demoralizing for a future generation.

68 posted on 05/27/2009 1:04:06 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: twigs
He was planning a trip to the US but died before he got here

Yes, far too early and they did everything for him. His lungs in an awful state. Just in case it is not known and posters might be interested, strings were pulled and the miracle drug- streptomycin was shipped from the United States. The dosage was wrong at the British end, and they thought he was allergic to the drug.

They told Orwell and he insisted the other patients could have his quota , if so it would benefit.

69 posted on 05/27/2009 1:14:24 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: dubie
hoperoach
70 posted on 05/27/2009 2:40:19 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: dubie

I call b.s. troll alert! Zot and all that!


71 posted on 05/27/2009 5:25:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
I call b.s. troll alert! Zot and all that!

Why?

72 posted on 05/27/2009 5:33:11 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: fieldmarshaldj; dubie; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; rabscuttle385
She quotes Norman Thomas?

Jeez, thanks a lot George H.W. Bush, what were you thinking appointing her? Gave us Souter and his successor.

73 posted on 05/27/2009 5:49:58 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: dubie

What I take from her blurb is that she never seems to be a self directed person.

She always refers to the experiences of others as responsible for her make-up.

That’s not a quality of a leader or an intellectual powerhouse.

It was so prominent at a young age. It has only gotten worse with time.


74 posted on 05/27/2009 5:58:47 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Me a Troll? You have been member here 1 month? I will stune your ass with my beeber!


75 posted on 05/27/2009 6:50:23 PM PDT by dubie
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To: HereInTheHeartland; Doe Eyes

Exactly my point.

This is the left holding up nothing and claiming conservatives are against her for nothing. Or else stupid people who should stay out of politics.

She has much worse quotes to cook her goose which conservatives are focused on. This is nothing on purpose. I think it is intentionally nothing. It could be EXTRA STUPID people with a tin ear, though. Hey stupid or evil -whichever one gave the Left his, leave politics to the adults and you resume navel gazing.


76 posted on 05/27/2009 7:02:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Impy

Traditionally, Senators bring forward nominees for the Presdient to nominate, or at least consider nomniating. Sotomayor was the idea of the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and fellow Senator Alfonse D’Amato, locked in a close race, signed on. Then-President Bush simply went along.


77 posted on 05/27/2009 7:24:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Peter Libra

Do you remember the story about his shoes? He had enormous feet and had a hard time getting boots. Finally, someone here (someone rather well known IIRC, although I forget who it was) got him boots and sent them to England. I always thought that if he had visited here and saw how capitalism worked here as opposed to how it seemed to be working in the UK, and how the system produced what he needed (boots), that he might have a change of heart. He WAS a patriot and was not afraid to look squarely at things and call them as he saw them.

Thank you for the story about the drugs. I do remember it now that you reminded me. Orwell was a world treasure and it’s too bad he died so young.

Have you heard anything about who received the copyright to Animal Farm? I tried to learn more about that when I wrote my senior thesis on him, but was never able to find out more than some rumors.


78 posted on 05/28/2009 7:04:25 AM PDT by twigs
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To: twigs
On George Orwell.

Have you heard anything about who received the copyright to Animal Farm?

I think it wise to reply by private mail here. I think the mods are pretty generous on posts that are off the subject. So what I will do is my research and go private mail. I hope you will not mind.

Meantime the Sotomayor saga continues.

79 posted on 05/28/2009 9:16:32 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

I thought it was only Senators from the same party as the President.


80 posted on 05/28/2009 3:14:44 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Officially, that’s true. But if the opposition is in the majority of the chamber, they can have influence. D’Amato did sign on to Sotomayor’s appointment. And I imagine that Moynihan supported Bush on some vote in exchange for her appointment.


81 posted on 05/28/2009 7:32:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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