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    If you ever want to know why democrats don't win elections very often, watch their leaders in action...these simpering, giggling, moronic fools, cowed in the presence of actual talent but buoyed by their pack-mentality, still unable to attack with any kind of effect. Marching in step to the maniac fiensteins ridiculous machinations...when wet-brain murderer kennedy has to be corrected by her three times and prompted to finish his sentences, we can see what they have in the bullpen...nada! Like Roberts, this man shoos them away like so many dung-flies. These gutless scum are the best the dems have to offer? Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrone
    If you ever want to know why democrats don't win elections very often, watch their leaders in action...these simpering, giggling, moronic fools, cowed in the presence of actual talent but buoyed by their pack-mentality, still unable to attack with any kind of effect. Marching in step to the maniac fiensteins ridiculous machinations...when wet-brain murderer kennedy has to be corrected by her three times and prompted to finish his sentences, we can see what they have in the bullpen...nada! Like Roberts, this man shoos them away like so many dung-flies. These gutless scum are the best the dems have to offer? Yikes.

    LOL..What demented, sick little viruses these low-life petulant right-wing sub-human vermin are. It's no wonder they have so much time to spew their refractory electromagnetic sewage here. It's because no human being can bare to spend a nano second being within 100 yards of their particularly pungent stream of putrid right-wing bleat and bile. When they're not haunting this place, they're masturbating on their tv screens at the sight of one of their favorite GOP maggots. Too bad there isn't a special brand of RAID or Black Flag to deal with them.
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    I attack kennedy and feinstein and the best you can do is attack me? Weak, especially for you. Nice team you got there....LOL

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    Did you hear the comments made by a democratic congressman who was getting aguided tour of Yale with his son? He was talking about how "hot" the young lady was who was showing them around. Somewhere in his remarks he says " I know this is not really what a Congressman should be saying, but she was beautiful..."

    I didn't catch who it was so I am not able to find an audio clip. He comes straight from the "Clinton School For Impressing Americans". Even made a comment about hoping the school got put in "lock down" during his tour so he could spend more time with the "fine woman".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dante
    Too bad there isn't a special brand of RAID or Black Flag to deal with them.
    There is a special brand its called an Independent President with enough individualism to force both sides to shut the hell up for a while.
    That will never happen, there for this aspect of this Forum will continue to breath in its same Isolated little box. Never depicting more then who might have lied about what. And probably did Lie, being that their all politicians.
    Not that politics is not important, But the Last I checked there is more to life.
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    Democrats Turn to 'Ugly Tactics' and Theatrics
    by Pete Winn, associate editor

    SUMMARY: With no ammunition to stop the president's
    nominee, senators turn nasty.

    The second day of questioning for President Bush's nominee
    to the Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, brought some high
    theatrics from Democrats.

    Today's hearing focused sharply on the issues of abortion
    and the nominee's membership in an alumni group two
    decades ago that opposed admitting women or minorities to
    his alma mater, Princeton University.

    It was also a day when the nominee's wife reportedly left
    the hearing room in tears, and a Republican senator
    apologized for the rough way his Democratic colleagues had
    treated her husband.

    "The intensity level of the attacks went up today, even
    though the subject matter remained the same," said Bruce
    Hausknecht, judicial analyst at Focus on the Family.

    He said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., got especially
    heated about the Princeton group saying that since it
    supported discrimination, the committee's chairman, Sen.
    Arlen Specter, R-Pa., should immediately hold a
    closed-door meeting to issue a subpoena for the group's
    documents, which are housed at the Library of Congress.

    Specter flatly rejected the request.

    KENNEDY: If I'm going to be denied, I'd want to give
    notice to the chair that you're going to have it again and
    again and again, and we're going to have votes of this
    committee again and again and again, until we have a
    resolution . . .

    SPECTER: Well, Senator Kennedy, I'm not concerned about
    your threats to have votes again and again and again. And
    I'm the chairman of this committee, and I have heard your
    request, and I will consider it. And I'm not going to have
    you run this committee and decide when we're going to go
    into executive session. We're in the middle of a round of
    hearings, and this is the first time you have personally
    called it to my attention, and this is the first time I
    have focused on it -- and I will consider it in due
    course. (Gavel) And now we'll move to Senator Grassley for
    20 minutes.

    Before proceeding to his questions, Iowa Republican Sen.
    Charles Grassley offered a bluntly candid assessment of
    Kennedy's tactic to Alito.

    "We have an old saying in the Midwest," Grassley said. "
    'If a horse is dead, quit beating it.' I think several
    horses have been beaten to death, particularly on the
    other side, and you have been very consistent in your
    answers, and I thank you. And I think that speaks to the
    intellectual honesty of your positions."

    Grassley then compared the confirmation hearings to a
    football game.

    "It's kind of like we're in the fourth quarter," he said,
    "and you're the quarterback, and your team is way ahead
    here in the fourth quarter, and opponents are very
    desperate and keep trying to sack you and aren't doing a
    very good job of it -- they haven't hit you all day for
    two days -- you're going to keep getting these last minute
    'Hail Mary's' thrown at you. Bear with us."

    Public Advocate's Eugene Delgaudio said he found it
    "half-comical" to hear Kennedy lecture Alito on ethics.

    "I half expect to next see Bill Clinton lecturing him on
    sexual morality or President Bush lecturing him on proper
    grammatical usage," Delgaudio quipped.

    Specter later announced that the New York Times had
    examined the documents and found nothing incriminating --
    plus he had asked for, and was about to receive, the
    documents.

    But Hausknecht sees something more than just a tempest in
    a teapot.

    "The real purpose was to find some tactic which would
    allow Kennedy and the Democrats to force a delay in the
    proceedings -- and eventually, in the confirmation of
    Alito," Hausknecht said. "It was an ugly tactic, which
    Senator Specter defused."



    Republicans not only leaped to Alito's defense against
    what they said are unfounded allegations against the
    nominee -- they also proudly stated some positions which
    haven't been expressed on the Judiciary Committee for a
    long time.

    For example, after Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the Senate's
    second-ranked Democrat, told Alito he was "concerned" that
    the judge's position on abortion might leave its future in
    doubt, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., took part of his time
    to shoot back.

    "Clearly, some precedents are undeserving of respect," he
    said, "because they're repugnant to the Constitution."

    A pro-family conservative, Brownback told Alito he thought
    the Supreme Court should be open to reconsidering or
    overturning cases that may have been wrongly decided, even
    if they are considered what he called, "super-duper
    precedents." That includes Roe v. Wade.

    After all, Brownback pointed out, if the court had not
    reversed its own Plessy v. Ferguson ruling, there would
    have been absolutely no basis to end slavery in America.

    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who is a pro-life physician,
    further razzed Durbin about whether Alito had really
    changed his mind about abortion.

    Coburn reminded senators that Durbin -- who used to be
    pro-life -- had joined with pro-abortion forces in 1989.

    Alito also held to a consistent line on several other
    issues:

    -- On the separation of church and state: Alito said he
    supported the idea that government speech endorsing a
    particular religion is different than private citizens
    using religious language in public -- even if it is school
    children engaging in religious speech.

    "Private religious speech can't be discriminated
    against,'' he said. "It has to be treated equally with
    secular speech."

    -- On the Supreme Court relying on foreign law: Alito said
    foreign courts have mandates that are different than U.S.
    courts.

    "'The framers did not want Americans to have the rights of
    people in France, or the rights of people in Russia or any
    of the countries in continental Europe at the time," he
    said. "They wanted them to have the rights of Americans
    and I think we should interpret our Constitution -- I
    don't think its appropriate to look to foreign law."

    In the end, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., a member of the
    House Judiciary committee who been in the hearing room
    observing his Senate counterparts, told CitizenLink he was
    amazed to hear some reporters on Capitol Hill accuse the
    Republicans of going easy on the nominee.

    "Given the conduct of the Democrats in trying to distort
    this man's record, some of the Republicans are
    deliberately asking questions designed to give him the
    opportunity to clarify his record," he said, "Questions
    designed to illuminate and expose the truth -- rather than
    distort or obscure the truth."

    In that difference, Franks said, lies a great tragedy.

    "It used to be that there was a debate between two
    opposing philosophies, or perspectives on finding the
    truth," he said. "Now truth is not invited to the party
    anymore. And the debate is between those who believe that
    there is such a thing as the truth -- and those who
    don't."

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    From this one quote alone:


    ''The framers did not want Americans to have the rights of
    people in France, or the rights of people in Russia or any
    of the countries in continental Europe at the time," he
    said. "They wanted them to have the rights of Americans
    and I think we should interpret our Constitution -- I
    don't think its appropriate to look to foreign law."


    He won't be getting much left wing support.


    GOOD! He doesn't need to thank ANY leftist for his post to the SCOTUS.

    GO ALITO! :cool:

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    Yes, Watch and learn indeed.
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    O'Connor Casts a Long Shadow on the Nominee
    By ADAM LIPTAK

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 - The Constitution does not say what criteria the Senate should use in deciding whether to confirm a Supreme Court nominee.

    But at least one clear test has emerged over the first three days of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s confirmation hearings. This nominee must, it seems, continually refer to and, if at all possible, endorse the views of the woman he aims to replace, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

    Senators from both parties have frequently used Justice O'Connor's opinions as a basis for questioning Judge Alito. The heavy emphasis on her work is a testament to her disproportionate influence on the court in her 25 years of service, and a reminder of the important role Judge Alito will assume if he is confirmed.

    As two senators noted in their opening statements, Justice O'Connor has cast the decisive vote in almost 150 cases, many of them of great moment.

    Whenever the opportunity arose, Judge Alito and his supporters highlighted instances in which he had ruled as she had. He invoked her name on 9 occasions, and he had good things to say about her decisions 10 times. On Tuesday, Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, ticked off areas in which the two judges had agreed.

    "Justice O'Connor and Judge Sam Alito both set limits on Congress's commerce power," Mr. Cornyn said. "Sandra Day O'Connor and Sam Alito both struck down affirmative action policies that had strict numerical quotas. And both - this ought to be a shocker to some based on what we've heard here today - is that both Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Judge Sam Alito have criticized Roe v. Wade."

    Democratic senators, on the other hand, worked hard to show that Judge Alito and Justice O'Connor were at odds, particularly in an important abortion case.

    In his opening statement, striking a theme that has run through the hearings, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, asked rhetorically, "Are you in Justice O'Connor's mold or, as the president has vowed, are you in the mold of Justices Scalia and Thomas?"

    President Bush has said he would try to appoint justices like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, the court's two most conservative members.

    By Wednesday morning, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, had grown frustrated with all the O'Connor talk. "The fact that you have to fit the Sandra Day O'Connor mold is really a misapplication," he said. "There is no precedent that would say that."

    Judge Alito said he would be his own person, but not before offering one more tribute. "No nominee can ever be a duplicate of someone who retires," he said, "and particularly when someone retires after such a distinguished career and such a historic career as Justice O'Connor. Nobody can be expected, as a nominee, to fit that mold."

    Judge Alito gave no indication, beyond saying he respected precedent and would proceed with an open mind, about whether he would follow the joint opinion Justice O'Connor signed in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 decision affirming the constitutional right to abortion found by Roe v. Wade in 1973. Casey was, however, a 6-to-3 decision, and Judge Alito will not be in a position to move the court away from its support of the core right to abortion.

    But Justice O'Connor did provide the crucial fifth vote in the court's last major abortion ruling, in 2000, striking down Nebraska's ban on what were called "partial birth" abortions. The court will soon decide whether to hear a challenge to a similar federal law, and in that case Judge Alito could alter the course of the court's abortion jurisprudence.

    Judge Alito participated in the Casey decision in 1991 as an appeals court judge, and he seemed a little defensive in explaining his dissenting vote to uphold a Pennsylvania law that required women to notify their husbands before having abortions. The Supreme Court took the opposite view the next year.

    All he had been trying to do in his dissent, Judge Alito explained, was to understand what Judge O'Connor had meant in some earlier decisions.

    "There were just a few hints in those opinions about what she meant," Judge Alito said. "Based on the information that I had from Justice O'Connor's opinions, it seemed to me that this was not what she had in mind. Now, that turned out not to be a correct prediction."

    In another exchange, asked whether he agreed with Justice O'Connor's statement in a 2004 decision that "a state of war is not a blank check for the president when it comes to the rights of the nation's citizens," Judge Alito did not hesitate.

    "Absolutely," he said. "That's a very important principle."

    In defending his dissent in a 10-to-1 decision of his court in an employment discrimination case, Judge Alito also invoked Justice O'Connor.

    "When the issue went to the Supreme Court" in another case, he said, "Justice O'Connor wrote the opinion for the Supreme Court, and she agreed with my analysis."

    In 1996, Judge Alito voted in dissent to strike down a law regulating the possession of machine guns, citing United States v. Lopez, a 1995 Supreme Court case that struck down a law banning the possession of handguns near schools.

    Senator Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, was quick to note the lineup in the Lopez case. "By the way," Mr. Kyl said, "it was one of those decisions that Justice O'Connor was in the majority, a 5-4 decision in which her position could be characterized as the swing vote."

    On Wednesday, Judge Alito said he would follow Justice O'Connor's approach in religion cases.

    "Justice O'Connor pointed out something that's very critical in this area," he said. "She said there is a big difference between government speech endorsing religion and private religious speech. And private religious speech can't be discriminated against. It has to be treated equally with secular speech."

    From the moment he was nominated in October, Judge Alito has made clear his fondness and admiration for Justice O'Connor. That was based in part, he said in remarks accepting the nomination, on something she had done at his first argument before the Supreme Court in 1982, an occasion that filled him with "a sense of awe."

    "I also remember," he said, "the relief that I felt when Justice O'Connor, sensing, I think, that I was a rookie, made sure that the first question that I was asked was a kind one. I was grateful to her on that happy occasion, and I am particularly honored to be nominated for her seat."
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    Incredibly Un-Credible Alito
    In yesterday's Senate hearings, Judge Samuel Alito once

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/15/alito/

    again proved he will say anything to get hired. Alito's testimony was, according to Sen. Patrick Leahy (R-VT), "vague,

    http://www.forbes.com/entrepreneurs/...ap2442490.html

    inconsistent, and at times, contradictory...to what his record shows." By dodging questions, making excuses, and feigning ignorance in response to senators' questions, Alito presented himself as an untrustworthy Supreme Court nominee, unwilling to answer tough questions with truthful, forthright answers. "It's what we call in law school the slippery slope and if you start answering the easy questions you are going to be sliding down the ski run into the hard questions, and that’s what

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011001418.html

    I’m not so happy to do," said Alito to Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC),
    summing up his own strategy for the day. But while Alito hoped not to reveal any of his substantive views yesterday, he ended up revealing his lack of credibility. As Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) noted, "'Credibility' has rarely been an issue for Supreme Court nominees, but it is clearly a major issue for Alito." (For more on Alito, check out AlitosAmerica.org)

    NO CREDIBILITY ON IMMUNITY FOR ILLEGAL WIRETAPS: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011000781.html

    "We were representing former Attorney General Mitchell in his
    individual capacity. He was being sued for damages. And we were, in a sense, acting his -- as his private attorney. And this was an argument that he wanted to make." FACT: In 1984, U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell was being sued for illegally wiretapping Vietnam war protestors. Alito's statement yesterday indicates that he pushed for absolute immunity only because that is what his "client" wanted. But Alito personally agreed with Mitchell that the U.S. Attorney General should have immunity from civil lawsuits and in a memo that same year, wrote, "I

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/wa..._wiretap_case/

    do not question that the Attorney Generalshould have this immunity, but for tactical reasons I would not raise the issue here." Alito recommended that the Justice Department pursue a long-term strategy to secure immunity in the courts: "There are strong reasons to believe that our chances of success will be greater in future cases…our chances of persuading the Court to accept an absolute immunity argument would probably be improved in a case involving a less controversial official and a less controversial era."

    NO CREDIBILITY ON EXECUTIVE POWER: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011000781.html

    "The issue of, to my mind, the concept of the unitary
    executive, does not have to do with the scope of executive power." FACT: In a 2000 speech to the right-wing Federalist Society, Alito had a much more "expansive

    http://online.wsj.com/article_email/...DQwMjQ4Wj.html

    view" of the executive branch's scope: "The president has not just some executive powers, but the executive power -- the whole thing. ...
    I thought then, and I still think, that this theory best captures the
    meaning of the Constitution's text and structure." The scope of the unitary executive was therefore complete executive power for the president. Throughout Alito's career, he has demonstrated a "pattern

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/12/27/news/edalito.php

    of elevating the presidency above the other branches of government." While in the Reagan administration, Alito urged the President to issue more "signing

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/wa...efining_issue/

    statements," which lay out the President's interpretation of the law and "shift

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/24/op...a25a9d&ei=5070

    courts' focus away from 'legislative intent.'" President Bush recently took Alito's 1986 advice and used a signing statement to bypass

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    restrictions on detainee torture.

    NO CREDIBILITY ON ABORTION: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011001087.html

    "I did not advocate in the [1985] memo that an argument be made
    that Roe be overruled." FACT: In 1985, Alito wrote to the Solicitor General that the current cases before the Supreme Court afforded the "opportunity to advance the goals

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    of overruling Roe v. Wade and, in the meantime, of mitigating its effects." He added, "We should file a brief {in which} we should make clear that we disagree with Roe v. Wade and would welcome the opportunity to brief the issue of whether, and if so to what extent, that decision should be overruled."

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    NO CREDIBILITY ON CONCERNED ALUMNI OF PRINCETON: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011000781.html

    "Well, Senator, I have wracked my memory about this issue, and
    I really have no specific recollection of that organization. ... I have
    tried to think of what might have caused me to sign up for membership, and if I did, it must have been around that time. And the issue that had rankled me about Princeton for some time was the issue of ROTC. I was in ROTC when I was at Princeton and the unit was expelled from the campus, and I thought that was very wrong." FACT: Alito was a member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, "a far-right organization funded by conservative alumni committed to turning

    http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/arc...ws/13876.shtml

    back the clock on coeducation at the University," for its entire 14-year existence. Alito touted his membership in the group in his 1985 Justice Department job application, where he also bragged about his work arguing that "racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed." Diane Weeks, a former colleague of Alito's when he was U.S. Attorney General for New Jersey and a Princeton alumna said, "I once joked to him [Alito] that he must be very disappointed that women were admitted to Princeton and he just didn't have a response." Additionally, the ROTC was likely not Alito's only reason for joining the group; he did not disavow his membership when Princeton

    http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/arc...01/17/history/

    brought back the ROTC in September 1972. People

    http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=20293

    For the American Way points out that a newspaper article on the genesis of Concerned Alumni mentions ROTC only in passing, instead focusing on the campus Third World Center, Women's Studies, and a gay student organization.

    NO CREDIBILITY ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011000781.html

    "And it's not because I violated any ethical standard, but it's
    because when this case first came before me, I did not focus on the issue of recusal." FACT: In his confirmation hearings to become a federal judge, Alito made explicit pledges to the U.S. Senate that he would recuse himself from cases involving firms in which he had personal interests. In 2002, he broke his word and ruled

    http://www.boston.com/business/artic...lito_conflict/

    on a case involving the investment firm Vanguard, despite owning
    between $390,000 to $975,000 in Vanguard shares at the time. Alito and the White House have now offered three different explanations for his actions.

    The Bush administration initially blamed the oversight on a "computer

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/site/we...53&entry=14055

    glitch."
    When that excuse was dismissed, Alito said the recusal promise applied to only his "initial

    http://www.newsday.com/news/nationwo...news-headlines

    service" as a judge and even tried dismissing his own promise, saying he had been "unduly

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    restrictive" on himself. Alito is now trying to convince the Senate that it was merely an oversight on his part.

    NO CREDIBILITY ON ROBERT BORK: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011001087.html

    "Senator, when I made that statement [praising Robert Bork] in
    1988 I was an appointee in the Reagan administration and Judge Bork had been a nominee of the administration and I had been a supporter of the
    nomination. I do not think the statement goes beyond that. There are
    issues...on which I disagree with him." FACT: In 1988, Alito was ready to hug Robert Bork -- President Reagan's failed 1987

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...te/robert.html

    radical right-wing nominee to the Supreme Court -- not run away from him. In an interview with a New Jersey television program, Alito said of Bork, "I think he was one of the most outstanding nominees of this century. ... He is a man of unequalled intellectual ability, understanding of constitutional history, someone who had thought deeply throughout his entire life about constitutional issues and about the Supreme Court and the role that it ought to play in American society."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojustask
    NO CREDIBILITY ON CONCERNED ALUMNI OF PRINCETON: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011000781.html

    "Well, Senator, I have wracked my memory about this issue, and
    I really have no specific recollection of that organization. ... I have
    tried to think of what might have caused me to sign up for membership, and if I did, it must have been around that time. And the issue that had rankled me about Princeton for some time was the issue of ROTC. I was in ROTC when I was at Princeton and the unit was expelled from the campus, and I thought that was very wrong." FACT: Alito was a member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton, "a far-right organization funded by conservative alumni committed to turning

    http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/arc...ws/13876.shtml

    back the clock on coeducation at the University," for its entire 14-year existence. Alito touted his membership in the group in his 1985 Justice Department job application, where he also bragged about his work arguing that "racial and ethnic quotas should not be allowed." Diane Weeks, a former colleague of Alito's when he was U.S. Attorney General for New Jersey and a Princeton alumna said, "I once joked to him [Alito] that he must be very disappointed that women were admitted to Princeton and he just didn't have a response." Additionally, the ROTC was likely not Alito's only reason for joining the group; he did not disavow his membership when Princeton

    http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/arc...01/17/history/

    brought back the ROTC in September 1972. People

    http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=20293

    For the American Way points out that a newspaper article on the genesis of Concerned Alumni mentions ROTC only in passing, instead focusing on the campus Third World Center, Women's Studies, and a gay student organization.

    NO CREDIBILITY ON CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011000781.html

    "And it's not because I violated any ethical standard, but it's
    because when this case first came before me, I did not focus on the issue of recusal." FACT: In his confirmation hearings to become a federal judge, Alito made explicit pledges to the U.S. Senate that he would recuse himself from cases involving firms in which he had personal interests. In 2002, he broke his word and ruled

    http://www.boston.com/business/artic...lito_conflict/

    on a case involving the investment firm Vanguard, despite owning
    between $390,000 to $975,000 in Vanguard shares at the time. Alito and the White House have now offered three different explanations for his actions.

    The Bush administration initially blamed the oversight on a "computer

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/site/we...53&entry=14055

    glitch."
    When that excuse was dismissed, Alito said the recusal promise applied to only his "initial

    http://www.newsday.com/news/nationwo...news-headlines

    service" as a judge and even tried dismissing his own promise, saying he had been "unduly

    http://www.savethecourt.org/site/c.m...ty_Problem.htm

    restrictive" on himself. Alito is now trying to convince the Senate that it was merely an oversight on his part.

    NO CREDIBILITY ON ROBERT BORK: ALITO'S CLAIM (1/10/06)

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011001087.html

    "Senator, when I made that statement [praising Robert Bork] in
    1988 I was an appointee in the Reagan administration and Judge Bork had been a nominee of the administration and I had been a supporter of the
    nomination. I do not think the statement goes beyond that. There are
    issues...on which I disagree with him." FACT: In 1988, Alito was ready to hug Robert Bork -- President Reagan's failed 1987

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...te/robert.html

    radical right-wing nominee to the Supreme Court -- not run away from him. In an interview with a New Jersey television program, Alito said of Bork, "I think he was one of the most outstanding nominees of this century. ... He is a man of unequalled intellectual ability, understanding of constitutional history, someone who had thought deeply throughout his entire life about constitutional issues and about the Supreme Court and the role that it ought to play in American society."

    Right-Wing Kool-Aid will do that to you. But the fact we're getting Borked by the ghost of Reagan is no hallucination.
    What a waste of time this little charade is. This dirt-bag could jump up on the table and reveal swastikas tattooed on his private parts and still be confirmed by the detestable, fascist vermin controlling our Congress.
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    The (sc)Alito testimony is quite predictable and revealing. During the Viet Nam conflict, the administration was busy perpetrating and perpetuating a culture of corruption, state tyranny and state sponsored genocide abroad under the corrupt custodianship of Tricky Dick Nixon and his cabal of GOP criminals.

    Instead of taking the moral position in opposing the protracted horrors wrought by Nixon, Kissinger and McNamara, (sc)Alito fondly reminisces with pride at having donned his "Hitler Youth" uniform and opposed Princeton's removal of the ROTC, as though, in context, this was something to still proudly brag about.

    But where was (sc)Alito when it came to actually serving? He was slithering into the same deferment fox hole with Chicken Cheney, Pills Limbaugh and Bugman DeLay. Hypocrites of a feather will flock together.
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    Re: Alito's Hearings...Watch and Learn

    Quote Originally Posted by RegulationE
    Did you hear the comments made by a democratic congressman who was getting aguided tour of Yale with his son? He was talking about how "hot" the young lady was who was showing them around. Somewhere in his remarks he says " I know this is not really what a Congressman should be saying, but she was beautiful..."

    I didn't catch who it was so I am not able to find an audio clip. He comes straight from the "Clinton School For Impressing Americans". Even made a comment about hoping the school got put in "lock down" during his tour so he could spend more time with the "fine woman".
    and ur point would be wat????

    id rather tehm talk about womanly desires than how their evangelical christian moralist church is gonna have to take over the country in order to bring morals back to america

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    Quote Originally Posted by dante
    The (sc)Alito testimony is quite predictable and revealing. During the Viet Nam conflict, the administration was busy perpetrating and perpetuating a culture of corruption, state tyranny and state sponsored genocide abroad under the corrupt custodianship of Tricky Dick Nixon and his cabal of GOP criminals.

    Instead of taking the moral position in opposing the protracted horrors wrought by Nixon, Kissinger and McNamara, (sc)Alito fondly reminisces with pride at having donned his "Hitler Youth" uniform and opposed Princeton's removal of the ROTC, as though, in context, this was something to still proudly brag about.

    But where was (sc)Alito when it came to actually serving? He was slithering into the same deferment fox hole with Chicken Cheney, Pills Limbaugh and Bugman DeLay. Hypocrites of a feather will flock together.


    "Protracted horrors wrought by Nixon, Kissinger and McNamara..." Perhaps some study of the actual causes--and perpetrators--of the Vietnam conflict would be advisable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwrone
    "Protracted horrors wrought by Nixon, Kissinger and McNamara..." Perhaps some study of the actual causes--and perpetrators--of the Vietnam conflict would be advisable.
    Actually, I've lived through it, made a study of it and still rememeber it all like it was yesterday. The saddest part is how loath Americans are to ever learn from their own history as they are, obviously, doomed to keep repeating it. "Protracted" is the key word. It's clear from much of the deaf, dumb and blind mentality we find here and at large today, that if it were up to some, we would still have body bags coming back from that place as well. That was simply yet another useless and unnecessary orgy of human carnage and waste. War is the failure of the human spirit. Those who perpetuate them commit the ultimate evil.
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    Unless they are Palestinian, correct?

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