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In Topic: GOP's Plan to Rule the Courts

19 September 2020 - 04:19 PM

View PostJackD, on 19 September 2020 - 03:43 PM, said:

Dems should be careful not to trade away stacking for no nomination now. A lot of us want them to stack anyway.
There are currently 11 federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, plus the DC Circuit Court. It would be logical to have a SCOTUS justice for each of them. If the GOP complains that we need an odd number, then the 9th Circuit could get divided to perhaps just CA & NV, and a new 12th Circuit Court could handle the other 7 states and 2 territories. Republicans have complained for years about how large the 9th is anyway, seated in San Francisco and having jurisdiction over so many western states.

Mayor Pete was one of the candidates that was big on the idea of increasing the size, as well as having staggered terms.

In Topic: Russia Reinforces border with China

18 September 2020 - 01:17 PM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 18 September 2020 - 11:19 AM, said:

Or to take pressure off his western flank?
The Pacific?

I assume Putin considers the US a Russian colony by now, having put his own viceroy into power. Perhaps he'll order a red state/blue state partition, like the British did with India/Pakistan. We all know how well that turned out.

In Topic: Political humor

17 September 2020 - 11:56 PM

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In Topic: Coronavirus

17 September 2020 - 09:45 AM

I wonder what Vilhelm Barr thought of the US Civil Defense Corp during WW2, when air raids were expected in the earliest months of the war. Fortunately for the US, neither Japan or Germany could muster bombing runs against US cities after Pearl Harbor. We had the advantage of distance. But Roosevelt certainly knew what Britain endured in the Blitz, which nearly defeated them in the earlier years of the war.

Whenever Dumpster mouths off about being like Churchill, Biden should remind the public about the Blitz. "Wearing a mask denies my freedom!". Yeah, so did having your lights on and windows open in 1941 London. But you didn't just endanger yourself. You endangered everyone around you, because German bombers could only precisely tell where the city was visually. So if your house was all lit up, not only would the government come and fine you, but your neighbors would have probably beaten you to death for putting them all at risk as a bombing target.

I almost wish we could do that to the mask-bitching A-holes here.

In Topic: 2020 Presidential & Congressional Elections

16 September 2020 - 09:46 AM

View PostLFC, on 16 September 2020 - 09:05 AM, said:

It just wouldn't play well in DE ... as compared to GA.
Oh it certainly could in Sussex County and most parts south of Dover. That is MAGAt country now.