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  1. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Plenty of conservative catholics have spoken out...

    Plenty of conservative catholics have spoken out against that. I would fully expect Barrett shares their feelings on the matter.
  2. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Actually I think the conflict comes when people...

    Actually I think the conflict comes when people try to claim the wordy high ground as if reasonable people can't disagree on the meaning of something. It's perfectly reasonable to have the opinion...
  3. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    One of the few times she actually said something...

    One of the few times she actually said something at the hearing she was clear that discrimination on the base of race was wrong. She most pointedly was not willing to extend that view to sexual...
  4. Thread: Conavirus......

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    This is perhaps the most extreme version of...

    This is perhaps the most extreme version of ‘blame the victim’ I’ve ever seen.
  5. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Yeah the truth will tell hopefully sooner than...

    Yeah the truth will tell hopefully sooner than later. She’s already made clear that she’s partisan by showing up for a post confirmation event at the White House. Because of course Supreme Court...
  6. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    I don’t personally face this infringement on my...

    I don’t personally face this infringement on my rights but if I were black I’d fear my right ‘not to be called the N word by my boss With no consequences to him. Personally I’m more concerned about...
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    Like others I sat through a Curtco spiel when a...

    Like others I sat through a Curtco spiel when a friend of a friend was selling them. I’m not any sort of fancy chef so I ended up picking our three that I knew I would use regularly. And I totally...
  8. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    How many episodes of judicial distemper do we...

    How many episodes of judicial distemper do we need? One, the day after she was confirmed isn't enough for us to be concerned?
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    Alternative facts way precedes KellyAnne. Who was...

    Alternative facts way precedes KellyAnne. Who was the asshole in the bush administration that said that they make up their own facts that became reality? I get it, republicans can’t run on reality,...
  10. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Not really. Just the actual details about the...

    Not really. Just the actual details about the nutty fringe group she belongs to. Combine that with the fact that she’s comfortable showing up at political events the day after her confirmation and...
  11. Thread: Value

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    If I just needed a desk for covid I’d probably...

    If I just needed a desk for covid I’d probably have just stuck with the tired banquet table SO brought home from work years ago that was being discarded. But since I already worked from home...
  12. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    And McConnell was probably right since she's...

    And McConnell was probably right since she's already appeared in a campaign commercial for the president, the filming of which happened at the white house which would seem to violate the hatch act. ...
  13. Thread: Value

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    I tend to be willing to spend extra money to Get...

    I tend to be willing to spend extra money to Get something durable and attractive. For instance before I ordered a new desk for my work office recently I went to the store and looked at it up close...
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    And yet in the Pennsylvania case 4 justices were...

    And yet in the Pennsylvania case 4 justices were willing to weigh in against the Pennsylvania Supreme Court‘s authority in making a decision involving the state’s constitution, not federal law 🤔
  15. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Even McConnell admitted that he doesn’t think she...

    Even McConnell admitted that he doesn’t think she has judicial integrity. He stated on Fox ‘news’ that he expects she will be a political asset to republicans in any upcoming election decisions.
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    Awesome! That's exactly the response I had hoped...

    Awesome! That's exactly the response I had hoped you would get. I would totally let them slide for this and happily take the job if it was offered.
  17. Thread: ACB Hearings

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    Well, now that Amy covid Barrett has been...

    Well, now that Amy covid Barrett has been confirmed just 8 Short days before the election it will be interesting to see how that plays out over the next few months.
  18. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Even though SO and I are Reasonably safe and...

    Even though SO and I are Reasonably safe and relatively happy and have been able to see friends in a semi-safe way since we have a nice backyard I get the stress people are feeling. My blood pressure...
  19. Thread: Conavirus......

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    A lot of restaurants here, if they have the...

    A lot of restaurants here, if they have the space, seem to be building semi permanent outdoor dining spaces with some sort of covering and patio heaters everywhere. It doesn’t really seem...
  20. Thread: Conavirus......

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    We’re fortunate to live somewhere that has decent...

    We’re fortunate to live somewhere that has decent weather all winter with the exception of occasional rain so we can continue doing outside things. For instance this weekend we went to sonoma and did...
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    It would depend on how they handle it....

    It would depend on how they handle it. Emergencies happen. If they are apologetic and this is the only negative experience you have in the process I’d be ok with rescheduling and moving forward. If...
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    Being a bit older than the average user I’ve...

    Being a bit older than the average user I’ve never gone on twitch but I’d totally be there if Mitch McConnell was going to do it. That would be awesome to watch.
  23. How the post office created America by winifred gallagher

    What a delightful book that works it’s way through the history of the USPS from before the constitution until current times. I’d intended to wait until I finished it before providing a full review...
  24. Thread: iphone Question

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    I second the WhatsApp recommendation for...

    I second the WhatsApp recommendation for international. I have a friend in the coast guard who, pre-covid, routinely travelled all over the world. When he’s in the states we just use iMessage since...
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    From what I heard she also used the time to talk...

    From what I heard she also used the time to talk about the importance of voting. She’s a smart cookie, that one.
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