Trump Picks Heir to Scalia for SCOTUS

by Judson Berger |
February 1, 2017

President Trump nominated federal Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, choosing a jurist widely seen by conservatives as a fitting successor to the late Antonin Scalia – and touching off what is sure to be a fierce confirmation battle with Senate Democrats already vowing resistance.

Touting his nominee’s credentials and legal mind, the president said he was living up to his own vow during the campaign to nominate someone who respects the law and “loves” the Constitution.

“Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump said, noting he was confirmed unanimously to his current judicial post.

He quipped: “Does that happen anymore?”

Gorsuch, 49, has served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver for more than a decade.

213 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Steve says:

    Obama needs to be investigated in Scalia’s suspicious death , since Scalia was surrounded by obama’s loyal cohorts at the time of death

  • The Redhawk says:

    When or IF will the DUMMIECRAT FUBAR (D) party ever grow up enough to ACCEPT that hillary Lost, she wanted POLITICAL Liberal party Affiliated Judges , the GOP applied the Biden /SCHUMER rule to not appoint any Scotus in the last yr of Obama’s Sitting as the CHIEF do nothing but regulation tool,( or any election year.. THEIR RULE),,and that REID opened the Gates for any Judge to be CONFIRMED with 50+1 vote,., So quit Whining, GROW up, and WORK for your PAYCHECKS you MISERABLE MORONS!

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    I’m the last one to accuse Mr. Trump of being consistent in his actions, but here it’s true. His cabinet nominees and appointees represent a billionaires club and the new Supreme Court nominee is on record as favoring in court the interests of fat cats, corporate and individual. He says corporations are people, patent nonsense except on the far right (ref. Citizens United). He’s upheld the ability of companies to claim religious interests which can deny employees ordinary healthcare rights against religious beliefs of owners. Either is a disqualification, but Trump barges ahead in his dictatorial way. Where are the impeachment articles to stop this lawbreaker and non-constitutional actor who hires his family members and takes foreign payments for his as yet un-divested businesses???

    1. Pete says:

      Amendment one to the Constitution of the United States, “The Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof;”
      Tell us what specific part of that does not apply to every citizens of the United States of America??
      You as a progressive may not like how it is worded, but it is the supreme law of the land. Justice Gorsuch will, no doubt, apply the constitution as it is written.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        The Affordable Care Act ACA contained no references to religion; yet religious companies and individuals wanted religious exemption from the law which advances their religion into the law. You tell me if that isn’t a corporation enshrining religious beliefs into law.
        As a progressive, I want ACA improved, not repealed. As of now, Republicans have had 6 years plus to prepare a ‘replacement’ as they constantly state, but have nothing codified, no draft legislation. All they wanted was to oppose Pres. Obama with 60+ repeal votes; now they are forced to abandon 20 million people with healthcare by repealing ACA, OR holding hearings as is warranted and making revisions. If we believe Mr. Trump, he wants to improve the law, not junk it. However, it’s harder than they thought as ACA is basic Republican law expanded from MA to the nation; supposedly it incorporated what Republicans like and they find it hard to finance without radical change they have no intention to perform. You tell us what paragraphs added to ACA will improve the financing without losing all the many benefits of the law toward healthcare provision.
        BTW, re Gorsuch, there is nothing in ACA against the Constitution as it’s been considered by SCOTUS already.

        1. NM Leon says:

          There is no referee to religion in ACA, but there is in the Constitution.

          In case you hadn’t heard, the Constitution trumps legislation.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            I believe the word is ‘reference’ as in ‘to religion’. If you’ll read my posts again, you’ll see the Court embedded a religious test into ACA so Hobby Lobby could reject employee healthcare for religious reasons. It should not have made that mistake.

          2. CCblogging says:

            That’s not true. Obama prosecuted Hobby Lobby.

          3. CCblogging says:

            Snopes? That org is run by a husband/wife team and they are far left dims. Snopes has been discredited for their lies. You are being silly now.

          4. NM Leon says:

            Guess again Billy Boy, Your link is about a fake rumor that Hobby Lobby was shutting down.

            Obozo certainly did join in the law suit against Hobby Lobby.,_Inc.

          5. NM Leon says:

            Yes, posted from my phone. That auto spell crap sucks.

            The court found that the Constitution embedded a religious test into all laws including ACA.

          6. DrBillLemoine says:

            No religious test is embedded anywhere in federal law by Constitutional fiat. You apparently confuse ‘religious test’ with ‘religious exemption’. No law about religion can ever be put into statutes in this country. Check out your own Christian posting:

            BTW you have to watch closely technology short of artificial intelligence AI on all devices.

          7. NM Leon says:

            Too funny, you prove my point.

            The “test” is whether you belong to a religion recognized as exempt by the IRS.

            “No law about religion can ever be put into statutes in this country. “

            Really? You might want to check out these.


          8. DrBillLemoine says:

            Federal statutes are not the same as IRS regulations. Why are you citing state links?

          9. NM Leon says:

            You need to read the ACA. The LAW specifically gives the Secretary the obligation to make regulations, which carry the full weight of law.

            All state laws must pass the threshold of federal law, else they will be overturned, and in any case “in this country.” by definition includes all of the states.

            You are (as usual) just flat wrong.

          10. DrBillLemoine says:

            You are referring to state exchanges set up in dissident red states making rules. Neither state rules nor their guideline federal laws/regulations can have a religious test as you stated. You really are shooting from the lip, just like your master Trump.

          11. NM Leon says:

            What on earth are you talking about? I made no reference to any exchange at all.

            There most certainly CAN be a religious test, here is the OMB form to apply for a religious exemption.


          12. DrBillLemoine says:

            This is why the law is inconsistent and biased. You know the First Amendment. Yet IRS records identify clergymen, ministers and religious workers for exemptions, a gray area for this discussion. Then IRS regulations you cite follow the Everson decision I mentioned and Title IX:

            I know that under federal law, discrimination isn’t permitted on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

            Notice this quote isn’t IRS originated as I pointed out. One day there will be a comeuppance if ACA stands. The law and regulations are contradictory today.

          13. NM Leon says:

            Seriously? You are an idiot,

          14. ezekiel22 says:

            Good afternoon. Do a boolean search on Google referencing muslims and exemption. They consider insurance as gambling therefore unislamic. They are not required to take part in ACA however they do reap benefits.

        2. Pete says:

          You talked all around it, but still did not explain which American citizens are not worthy of religious protection under first amendment.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            The subject for me is Gorsuch’s support of religion and wealth, not the common American. There is no ‘protection’ by American government of religion, only benign permission as everyone reading the 1st Amendment knows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. The Court violated this by allowing a corporation’s officials to insert a religious argument into provision of healthcare for its employees, against the law. The Court should have kept ‘hands off’ anything smacking of religious preference as it now allows. They ignored the Everson decision which determined for school bussing, that children may be bussed to any school at government expense as the money follows the child, not the religious institution as the case involved. That refers to state government in the form of school districts, so the First applies to all government programs.

          2. Pete says:

            You conveniently left out “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”. You still have not told us which US citizen is not covered by the entire first amendment. You seem to like the no establishment portion but try to ignore the free exercise portion of the same sentence.
            You may not like how it is worded, but it is the supreme law of the land & until it is modified by a constitutional amendment, it’s simple wording is binding.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            As a Christian myself, I know Gospel says to obey civil laws. Do you read that differently? We are to keep God’s laws apart from mammon, no conflict specified by Christ. It’s your wrong understanding that’s at question here–the First again is a blanket detachment of government from religion, or so the founders wrote. Where are you going wrong? It’s simple wording.

          4. CCblogging says:

            Dr Quack, you wouldn’t make a pimple on a real Christian. You progressives support killing the unborn. You are nothing but a hypocrite.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            It’s all propaganda; you swallow it whole. I’m Christian and support life, but the Gospel gives each woman the freedom to choose.

          6. ezekiel22 says:

            A woman can do anything with her body she desires regardless of consequences. When it comes to the child in the womb that is another person and separate body that has no say. Pretty immoral for sure that an innocent life faces the death penalty for not committing a crime.
            Women have gifts that men do not have and vice versa. Abusing those gifts has consequences you may want to investigate and stop being so blasé.

          7. DrBillLemoine says:

            I’ll say again, I’m pro-life. That doesn’t change the fact that a woman’s womb is receptacle for an ‘attached’ fetus till birth. It’s simply your definition that a fetus is a rights-bearing person, not mine. The ‘D and C’ procedures has never been called a death penalty by physicians (who aren’t evangelicals), nor by a women suffering trauma from defects or unwanted pregnancy. You simply want to control another human being when it’s not your right, your responsibility or decision–control freak, another dictator, anti-Gospel and inhuman interloper into the doctor-patient relationship.

          8. NM Leon says:

            Really? Why are death certificates issued for still born?

          9. DrBillLemoine says:

            You miss it again–keyword is ‘born’. Poor understanding.

          10. NM Leon says:

            No, born as in out of the body. Still born as in dead when born. Again, why are death certificates issued for fetal mass.

          11. ezekiel22 says:

            What are you talking about in D@ C procedures? Maybe you should observe one in order to actually say anything about it. Less than that makes you a know nothing parrot. You need to explain why PP and certain heartless and immoral politicians have no problem allowing children to die on the table instead of allowing them to be rescued at no fault to the mother like they did in Florida and in Illinois. You can also explain why kill the child by abortion instead of delivering them by c-section seeing as how the child can still live. You see doc you are the deceitful and dishonest one here. You like a hypocrite close your eyes to death instead of searching for answers outside the box that just might work.
            I laugh at your mudslinging. You see I have been there in the real trenches including the delivery rooms. Oh yes, that means after as well. You are no better than he pharisee praying in the Temple. Flowery empty words and clean hands. If you knew the Gospel you will know that you do get your hands dirty.

          12. DrBillLemoine says:

            You fail to distinguish a viable fetus from protoplasm. I’m pro life but it’s never my choice, only the woman’s. Not yours, or government’s either. You insist on ruling anonymous women’s lives for a misunderstanding of Gospel. We’ve gone this route before and you still don’t understand life or Gospel.

          13. NM Leon says:

            Where in the Gospel?

            I can cite numerous passages referring to persons in the womb. Not potential persons, actual persons.

            Romans 5:12-19
            Psalm 51:5
            Job 10:8-12
            Isaiah 44:2

          14. DrBillLemoine says:

            Specifically, Romans is irrelevant; all the others are Hebrew derived from the Old Testament, not scripture as fulfilled by Christ. You must be Jewish.

          15. NM Leon says:

            Luke 1:41,44 references the unborn John the Baptist, in the second trimester in the womb. The word “baby”, in these verses is translated from the Greek word brephos. It is the same word used for the already born baby Jesus (Luke 2:12, 16) and for the babies brought to Jesus (Luke 18:15-17). To the writers of the New Testament as well as the Old, whether born or unborn, a baby is a baby. The preborn John the Baptist responded to the presence of the preborn Jesus in His mother Mary when Jesus was probably no more than ten days beyond His conception (Luke 1:41).

            But again, where does the Gospel give the woman the right to choose?

          16. DrBillLemoine says:

            Jesus said at one point He/The Father knew us from before our lives. As omnipowerful, no doubt he could cause a ‘babe’ – clearly not called a baby – to leap in the womb. The word in my Gideon bible is ‘baby’ in one bible and not ‘baby’ in another, so you are spinning the truth with both terms used in print. Clearly too a babe or baby in the womb is not born yet, so cite your bogus source.
            The term for everybody, including women, is free will, not a right to choose which is implied.

          17. Pete says:

            You will likely continue to ignore the free exercise portion of the sentence simply because you do not like. I just wanted to make sure that selective application of Constitutional wording was your intent.

            You have confirmed it.

          18. DrBillLemoine says:

            FYI, there is nothing in Gospel that says you shouldn’t offer health insurance to your employees. Quite the contrary, it says to keep God and mammon separate, and obey ‘caesar’ (government). You and your pals are wrong here. There’s nothing in the law that prevents your free exercise of the faith–reread your Gospel and obey.

          19. NM Leon says:

            Why does the IRS allow religious exemptions?

          20. DrBillLemoine says:

            I’ve discovered over the era of the blogspheres, that many evangelicals are whiners seeking ascendancy of Christianity into featured prominence in law. Our Constitution prohibits that, yet to simulate avoiding an ‘establishment of religion’ IRS regulations grant exemptions. Mention in such regulations, not law, is an attempt at evenhandedness and compliance with the First Amendment.

          21. NM Leon says:

            Newsflash Billy, this is not a blog or a part of the blogasphere.

            Further newsflash, regulations carry the weight of law since they are adopted under authority granted by statute.

            For all practical purposes, regulations are laws.

          22. NM Leon says:

            And the ACA put government in direct conflict with some individual’s religion, contrary to the First.

          23. DrBillLemoine says:

            You clearly don’t know your Gospel. Christ says to keep God and mammon separate. That means obey both governors. As a follower of the Master and His Gospel, I see no conflict in doing what the government says and following my religion. Pity you are too superficial to know how to separate them.

          24. NM Leon says:

            What do you do when government forces you to act contrary to your religion?

          25. NM Leon says:

            Gorsuch (and the majority of the court) supported the Constitution, not religion or wealth.

          26. DrBillLemoine says:

            It’s not hard for blind justice to see Gorsuch favors corporations over workers and religion over rights, yet you see no slant of the nominee against the very people who elected Trump; and neither does blind Trump.

          27. NM Leon says:

            And neither do the people who voted for Trump. It’s only you libtards that pretend there’s something wrong with following the Constitution.

          28. DrBillLemoine says:

            In the face of years of expanding Constitutional rights by Democrats–not Republicans–you and base Trump voters violate, ignore and denigrate the Constitution all while calling yourselves patriots. It won’t be long now till we see the beginning of the end for Trump and you ignorant and – as Putin calls you – useful fools under the Constitution and laws he breaks at will. My only question is whether it’s truly blind or willful anarchy.

          29. NM Leon says:

            The Constitution clearly delineates the proper way to expand or change it, it’s called amendments and we’ve done it 27 times. With the 2-3-4 judges that Trump will put on the Court, we will go back to that method and leave your judicial activism behind.

          30. DrBillLemoine says:

            Tiresome again. You business people have no clue of history, law, human relations, facts or truth except related to snatching a dollar. I’m talking about equal rights under the Constitution which needs no amendment, but is codified for you bozos who need it in writing like Title IX and court decisions re the XIVth. If it doesn’t bit you in the ass, you can’t see it.

          31. NM Leon says:

            No clue of history? This from the guy who says that the Crusades presaged the Dark Ages and that Muslim expansion never got further than Austria?

            You really are a silly, pathetic, little man, Billy.

            I saw SCOTUS decisions based on the 14th…made by liberal justices who think the Constitution is a “living document”.

            Those days are rapidly coming to a close. Trump will see to that with his appointments.

        3. CCblogging says:

          Muslims aren’t obliged to pay for Obamacare but they can still use it. Christians are denied that. Obama persecuted Christians. You talk nonsense.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            More nonsense from you. Can you read, listen to radio or watch tv? There’s no Muslim exception to enrolling, providing alternate healthcare or paying the penalty that I know of. State your source. If they enroll, clearly they must pay some fee as ACA isn’t free for anybody. Have you ever used the online enrollment software or simply shooting from the lip? You don’t know what you’re talking about.

          2. CCblogging says:

            Read Obamacare again. Muslims are exempted from paying because their religion does not allow them to pay because Islam considers Obamacare gambling. They are actually free loaders like most of the invaders flooding our nation. Christians were persecuted by the Obama regime. That’s the main reason we elected President Trump. Your side lost so accept that you are a loser and stop whining.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Your ‘fact’ about Muslim exemption from ACA is not true. It’s an alt-fact.

            Where did you get the nonsense? Rethink using that source for truth and information in general. Somebody fooled you to vote for Trump. Shame on you.

            I’m Christian and was never persecuted by Obama. It’s more nonsense. The whining is solely on your side, always was in the Trump base. Poor people elsewhere aren’t whining, just you.

            Check out the truth:

          4. NM Leon says:


            (g) Members of certain religious faiths
            (1) Exemption
            Any individual may file an application (in such form and manner, and with such official, as may be prescribed by regulations under this chapter) for an exemption from the tax imposed by this chapter if he is a member of a recognized religious sect or division thereof and is an adherent of established tenets or teachings of such sect or division by reason of which he is conscientiously opposed to acceptance of the benefits of any private or public insurance which makes payments in the event of death, disability, old-age, or retirement or makes payments toward the cost of, or provides services for, medical care (including the benefits of any insurance system established by the Social Security Act). Such exemption may be granted only if the application contains or is accompanied by –

            (A) such evidence of such individual’s membership in, and adherence to the tenets or teachings of, the sect or division thereof as the Secretary may require for purposes of determining such individual’s compliance with the preceding sentence, and

            (B) his waiver of all benefits and other payments under titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act on the basis of his wages and self-employment income as well as all such benefits and other payments to him on the basis of the wages and self-employment income of any other person, and only if the Commissioner of Social Security finds that –

            (C) such sect or division thereof has the established tenets or teachings referred to in the preceding sentence,

            (D) it is the practice, and has been for a period of time which he deems to be substantial, for members of such sect or division thereof to make provision for their dependent members which in his judgment is reasonable in view of their general level of living, and

            (E) such sect or division thereof has been in existence at all times since December 31, 1950.

            An exemption may not be granted to any individual if any benefit or other payment referred to in subparagraph (B) became payable (or, but for section 203 or 222(b) of the Social Security Act, would have become payable) at or before the time of the filing of such waiver.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            I’m aware as a church elder and tax preparer of the regulations. I can cite regs too; it’s not hard to drag up related items. What’s your point?

          6. NM Leon says:

            You aren’t a CPA or a CFP and you are preparing an oganization’s taxes and giving financial advice to people? That’s scary! And didn’t I read where you are charging people to start corporations for them? You should really be ashamed of yourself, preying on people.

            My point was to answer your bullschitte comment “The Affordable Care Act ACA contained no references to religion; yet religious companies and individuals wanted religious exemption from the law which advances their religion into the law.” with proof to the contrary.

          7. NM Leon says:

            Here’s the IRS fact sheet for exemptions, including the one for “Members of Certain Religious Sects”.


    2. CCblogging says:

      President Trump be da man! You dims should apologize for the depressive, oppressive, treacherous Obama regime.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        You apparently don’t know a real man when he’s president.
        Depressive?–How depressing is it to have an acting Attorney General follow the law and be fired by Trump as ‘betraying’ him? My word for this is hypocrisy over ‘law and order’.
        Oppressive?–How oppressive is it for the president to demean the news media at every turn, yet use them for his purposes, a main reason he’s in office in the first place? The word I think of is dictatorship.
        Treacherous?–How treacherous is a president who puts the leader of our enemy Russia ahead of his intelligence agencies and refuse to divulge his real connections with Putin by hiding his tax returns? I’m thinking treason.
        Let’s hear your defense of any or all these facts.

        1. CCblogging says:

          Dr Quack, you dims interpret the law to suit your far left agendas. Trump is applying the law as it is written. You ex president Jihad twisted and skirted the law with his radical EO’s. America rejected you radical dims and now the chickens have come home to roost.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Wrong!!! Mr. Trump is writing Executive Orders willy nilly because congress won’t act for him and his destructive agenda. We Progressive Democrats use the law to advance the nation toward a more perfect union. All you reactionaries do is retreat, retract, regress, cut, reduce, minimize this great nation to insignificance. None of Trump’s people are of government and we all can see how that works in practice for 10 days. Can’t you see for yourself the swamp isn’t being drained, it’s being stocked with predators of the worst sort. No billionaire can represent you and me; they’re a breed apart, the reason none have been elected since Hoover in 1928–and we know what happened to the nation under him.
            Actually you create false history–the 2016 election had 3 million more people supporting Hillary. Even Trump can’t get over that so you’re excused for now.
            Just remember, you’ll be paying for Trump chickens just like me.

          2. ezekiel22 says:

            Do you really want to argue history? That would be foolish for you. I already see mistakes.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Did you miss the early and since rejected Republican attempt to eliminate ethics from congress? They suddenly woke up to Trump. That’s fact, not your dreaming about history.

          4. CCblogging says:

            Obama was a nightmare, Fast And Furious, Black Panther’s intimidating white voters, Benghazi, Men in women’s bathroom. Obamacare, Backstabbing Israel, etc.BTW, Obama wrote the deportation order that President Trump is enforcing. Obama barred Iraqis from America for 6 months using the same order that Trump is using now. You dims have selective outrage.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            Obama was/is a top president–few have expanded rights like him. You just don’t like the labels.
            All your list is old hat and long ago dismissed by voters. Why do you hang on? Nothing else to add? No aims? No more rights. The founders must be spinning.
            ACA is essential for the public, the reason it can’t really be simply repealed.
            Israel is an apartheid nation, like former South Africa. They don’t want peace because Bebe would be deposed as dictator. It’s a power thing. Republicans got snookered into line.
            I don’t know if it was Obama or Bush who installed 1-1/2 to 2 years vetting for immigrants. You can’t use a religious test or dump our Constitution like Trump does daily. The outrage is incompetent administration of the ‘ban’, incomplete vetting of its ideas. The White House needs a real manager, not Priebus or Bannon. A thirteen year old paperboy has better management skills; I know I did/do.

          6. CCblogging says:

            Dr Quack, your post is BS. Your side lost, Trump and America won. Now, get on the Trump Train goofball.

          7. DrBillLemoine says:

            OK, tell us all what rights have been expanded under Trump? The purpose of independence was to secure unalienable rights and Obama, not your boy, expanded them. BTW Democrats won the popular vote–Trump is the goofball trying to spin that into fraudulent voting, 3 million of them–utter nonsense like your post.

          8. NM Leon says:

            The reason ACA can’t simply be repealed is because it would have to have Dem support in the Senate, and the Dems have no honor and don’t give a schitte about what’s good for the people.

            You claim to have a Phd, how can you be so intellectually dishonest as to call Israel apartheid? Shame on you.

            Vetting could take 10 years, but if there are no databases to query, we can’t actually vet.

            The bigger question is why we would want refugees in our country at all. According to the Convention on Refugees we (all signatories) have an obligation to provide support for refugees over there, (in the Country of First Asylum

            I shudder to think of what your “management skills” would have looked like, But both Priebus and Bannon have a long history of great management.

          9. DrBillLemoine says:

            Simple. ACA already is Republican healthcare. Notice they are stymied with repeal because your pals are subscribers.
            De facto Israel is Jewish rule, no arabs rule there. Call it apartheid. They won’t give it up like South Africa. No Mandella in Israel.
            Just wait till global warming floods whole countries and displaces their populations, called refugees. Times are changing and so must understanding, aims and methods. You righties don’t change.
            BTW my employees were devoted to me in the extreme. One position I vacated, nobody would apply out of respect. It took an outsider paid 4 times the salary to replace me. Another school I administered was renowned for silence in the hall before platooned classes were dismissed, floors you could eat off and enrollment doubling each semester. That’s my definition of good management skills.

          10. NM Leon says:

            What a load of bullschitte. The ACA was passed with ZERO Republican votes.

            De facto Israel is indeed Jewish rule, because 75% of it’s citizens are Jewish. The other 25% are mostly Israeli Arabs, mostly Muslim. Arabs currently hold ten seats in the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Arabs in Israel have equal voting rights, and Israel is one of the few places in the Middle East where Arab women can vote.

            Enrollment doubling each semester, in a public school? Bullschitte. Do the math. If you started with only 100 students you’d be up to 25,600 students in 4 1/2 years. You really are an incompetent idiot aren’t you?

            If a position you vacated was successfully left unfilled, then it’s obvious on the face of it that you were a place holder and not performing any functions of any importance.

            Your definition of good management skills is not even close to what I learned to get my Stanford MBA. Maybe just the opposite.

          11. DrBillLemoine says:

            You are unlike my friends and fraternity brothers from Stanford who sought/achieved doctorates. MBAs are very different. The phds I know assisted me and other pals from Harvard to secure woman’s equal rights long ago. You couldn’t appreciate it.

          12. NM Leon says:

            Your Phd buddies were no doubt Education? That would explain a lot.

          13. NM Leon says:

            Unlike Obozo’s EOs, Trump’s haven’t tried to make new law. Fact.

            The “swamp” that Trump explicitly promised to drain, was the DC establishment/lobbyist cabal. Fact. Who better to do that than non government executives who are too wealthy to be bought?

            Yeah, Hildabeast got more votes. New Orleans got the most yards last year too. Hildabeast came in second, and the Saints came in 3rd Place, NFC South. Get over it.

          14. DrBillLemoine says:

            Now we are seeing you transition to calling falsehoods, facts. It’s Orwell’s ‘1984’ again. It won’t wash for most Americans. Tell us how Trump’s EO banning Muslims isn’t new law. A handful of judges agree with me, not you.
            Another alt-fact is draining the swamp. Ignorant managers from whatever career path can’t do much against the bureaucracy and voluminous law. Remember Trump said ‘remove 2 regulations for every new one’? That doesn’t include laws, your mistake. Do you think Wilbur Ross isn’t already ‘bought’ getting his billions laundered tax free to join government? Get some understanding. Ditto the other rich men ex-Trump himself, for which he’ll pay down the line in court.

          15. NM Leon says:

            Imposing a temporary visa restriction on 11.6% of the world’s Muslims (and others from their countries) is somehow a Muslim ban? What about the other 88.4%?

            Trump specifically identified “the swamp” as the DC establishment/lobbyist cabal. He may not succeed in doing it, but trying to re-identify it as being corporations or business people is just more libtard idiocy.

            Newsflash Billy, regulations carry the weight of law, and there are a LOT more of them.

            Have you got any evidence at all that Wilbur Ross (or any of the other “rich men”) is “getting his billions laundered tax free to join government” or you just spreading slanderous bullschitte?

          16. DrBillLemoine says:

            I’m starting to see you are a curmudgeon, one who deliberately opposes anything and everything. Trump called his EO a Muslim ban. To a small degree someone may be reading our exchange and learning some truth, but I’m growing tired of your misunderstandings, deliberate or not. You keep returning to old issues I’ve debunked as if you don’t remember. You don’t even know about cabinet divestment, so I don’t expect you to know why Trump must do the same.

          17. NM Leon says:

            Billy Boy you are a bald faced liar. You have never debunked anything I’ve said, though I have proven you a liar on numerous occasions with sourced evidence.

            The president and vice president are exempt from the divestiture requirements, and cabinet secretaries divesting is only “laundering” in your deranged mind.

        2. NM Leon says:

          Tha acting AG was fired for refusing to follow a legal order. Even lefty lawyers agree (Dershowitz etal).

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            A temporary holdover ‘acting’ Attorney General risks firing by the boss even when the law is apparently with them. Not a biggie; you’ll see worse with Sessions installed.

          2. NM Leon says:

            Ah, so it wasn’t you that wrote “How depressing is it to have an acting Attorney General follow the law and be fired by Trump as ‘betraying’ him?”? Or were you just spreading schitte as usual?

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            An independent judiciary has always been the hallmark of America. The U.S. Attorney General should stand aloof from politics to serve all the American people regardless of party. AG Sally was fired for following her estimate of the legality of Trump’s ban. It’s standing up for the rule of law to me; to Trump it’s personal betrayal.

          4. NM Leon says:

            Newsflash, the AG is not part of the judiciary.

            The principal duties of the Attorney General are to:

            Represent the United States in legal matters.

            Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department.

            Furnish advice and opinions, formal and informal, on legal matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the government, as provided by law.

            Make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to federal judicial positions and to positions within the Department, including U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.

            Represent or supervise the representation of the United States Government in the Supreme Court of the United States and all other courts, foreign and domestic, in which the United States is a party or has an interest as may be deemed appropriate.

            Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by statute or Executive Order.


            The DOJ Office of Legal Counsel had already cleared the EO as both “lawful on its face and properly drafted.”

            Yates should never have been held over in the first place, she has a reputation as an activist.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            Get real. The AG is the chief lawyer for the nation. Put mind in gear with search readings.

          6. NM Leon says:

            Billy, Billy, Billy, did you not check the link I provided? That is a direct cut and paste from the Department of Justice website.

          7. DrBillLemoine says:

            You are missing my point–Sally Yates was evaluating the Trump religious ban and found it wanting. So she took a stand and was fired. Your links is a distraction, a rabbit hole, a switch tactic used frequently by your White House incumbent, his advisors and press spokesman.

          8. NM Leon says:

            No, Billy Boy, YOU are missing the point. The Department Of Justice Office of Legal Counsel had already cleared the Executive Order as both “lawful on its face and properly drafted.”

            Yates acknowledged that their job was to determine whether the EO was “lawful on its face and properly drafted”, but claimed that “And importantly, it does not address whether any policy choice embodied in an Executive Order is wise or just.”

            She certainly has the right as a citizen to question whether the EO is “wise or just”, but not as the AG. Given strong disagreement with it, she should have resigned. When she didn’t, she was properly fired.

            My link is entirely pertinent, being the website of the DOJ itself putting forth the duties of the AG.

          9. ezekiel22 says:

            Actually Trump was correct. You can start by looking at 1952 when the USC was passed by Congress. Carter used it to effect. She violated her oath.
            After Holder and Lynch you have a lot of gall trying to say the AG should be aloof from politics. You sure were a cheerleader for them ignoring so many biases its ludicrous. Unbiased you are not.

          10. DrBillLemoine says:

            All very academic, ivory tower-ish and irrelevant. Just watch your president and his sycophants especially Jeff Sessions to see what’s supported and what isn’t by the new seggie A.G. That’s why his consent is delayed. He’s already lied, exaggerated or obfuscated during hearings, not what you want from the top law enforcer.
            Now do tell us all how enforcing voting laws is anything but good law enforcement in a democracy–Holder and Lynch. That’s their bias; not Sessions’.

          11. NM Leon says:

            The cabinet is delayed because the Senate whineority party leader, Chucky the Sniveling Clown is playing politics.

          12. DrBillLemoine says:

            Curious that when Tom Daschle had tax problems when nominated for the cabinet, he withdrew. The delayed Trump nominees have serious problems but it’s not a problem for you, hypocrite.

          13. NM Leon says:

            “The U.S. Attorney General should stand aloof from politics to serve all the American people regardless of party.”

            Except that under Obozo (and Clinton) the DOJ has been overtly political. Eric Holder openly stated that he considered himself an activist..

          14. DrBillLemoine says:

            When the State of North Carolina and a half dozen others make voting rights changes for political reasons, you confuse their politics with Constitutional rights that are not political but realistic. Sadly seggie judge and now Senator Sessions also conflates them. So blind justice becomes a fight for rights which are based in your politics.
            Then you misrepresent Holder as a political activist when he’s a Constitutional rights activist. Poor understanding by you elites.

          15. NM Leon says:

            You are too funny, Billy, Holder said he considered himself an activist. Those states made voter ID laws to ensure the integrity of the elections. Dems fought those rules because election integrity is anathema to them.

          16. DrBillLemoine says:

            That’s a sick sense of humor. I never disputed Holder as an activist, meaning he would actively pursue civil and voter rights of Americans, not just wait for cases to come his way.
            There’s no question of election integrity, except in a few instances where f’rinstance FL Gov. Scott tried to purge rolls within several weeks of an election. He was stopped. FYI voter ID laws today are uniformly designed as voter suppression of various groups who ordinarily vote Democratic. Judges everywhere have found it, but you ignore that for the bogus ‘integrity’ issue. Both Democrats and Republicans have investigated voting and found scant, insignificant problems including fraud, yet you persist in disagreeing. Why?

          17. NM Leon says:

            “Discovering” rights that were previously hidden depends on judicial activism. You libtards need judicial activism, because you can’t fool enough people into supporting an amendment, the Constitutional way to change things.


            Isn’t it amazing how news organizations have no problem finding hundreds of voter fraud cases in their local area, but libtard idiots insist that that it doesn’t exist?

            I suspect we will find out if Trump gets his full election audit. How could you object?

          18. DrBillLemoine says:

            There is still no widespread voter fraud discovered by news people or anyone else not in the far right. You simply don’t recognize truth.

          19. NM Leon says:

            Then we will look like fools when Trump’s audit is complete. How could you object?

        3. NM Leon says:

          Facts? Only to a delusional mind.

          The acting AG refused to support an EO that DOJ had already ruled was legal. Fact.

          It’s about time a president called out the lying media. Fact.

          Russia is not our enemy. You can tell that because we are not fighting them anywhere in the world. They may not be friends, but they are not our enemy. Fact.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Once again the facts speak for themselves but you don’t understand their meaning. AG Yates understood and got fired for it.
            Mainstream media don’t lie. Distributors of information do, and misrepresent facts. I’m on record favoring greater diligence by reporters facing your fire hose spewing of information including much that’s false or half-true. When data is withheld or not requested by reporters or incomplete, you call it lies. It’s not because of your (drum roll, please) misunderstanding.
            I’m never going to follow your definition of ‘enemy’; namely anyone who disagrees with you. It’s another example of lack of understanding. Combat is the identification of an enemy, not differing positions. It’s a major failing of base Republicans to call opponents ‘enemies’ which admittedly is abetted by the media for lack of a more suitable adjective or noun. About Russia, when one country invades another and annexes territory or intimidates government, that’s an enemy of everything I stand for; why not you? Crimea is the proof along with Moldova and Georgia recently.

          2. NM Leon says:

            Is it a great effort for you to be so stupid? YOU called Russia our “enemy” and now claim that “combat is the identification an enemy”. Are we in combat against Russia? NO! Are any of our allies in combat with Russia? NO. Russia may be bad actors, but according to your own definition they are not our enemy.

            You are delusional. You are unable to recognize or accept reality, but you are mildly amusing.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Do you ever look beyond your nose? Ukrainians are fighting and dying against Russians. That’s an enemy of democracy and freedom. You continue to show little if any understanding, twist and dodge through truth.

          4. NM Leon says:

            Is the Ukraine an ally? I must have missed the news when they joined NATO, or did we sign a bilateral mutual protection treaty with them?

            Where was your outrage when Obozo refused to sell them weapons?

            Are you really advocating now that the US be the world’s policeman for protecting democracy and freedom?

            By the way, a sizeable portion of Kiev’s current government — and the protesters who brought it to power are openly fascist.

    3. ezekiel22 says:

      You keep talking to the blackboard doc. Yes, corporations are people too. It is after all people that not only work for them they also invest in them. The opposite is true also that unions are people too. They are people that pay dues and contribute just as corporations do to causes they support. In the case of Citizens United if there were to be restrictions on political expression or donations then not only corporations would have to follow so too unions. Now you see why the decision was made the way it was. You’re welcome.
      You are crying over companies denying ordinary healthcare “rights”. Please explain further. You see the issue was a lot more narrower than that and you are being way to general. Your screel is not only against Hobby Lobby but also against Catholic Charity that is made up of poor nuns helping the poor. You also are not informed enough to be concerned about those muslims that are exempt from ACA due to religious concerns. They consider it gambling therefore not legal. Equal protection you know.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        You are wrong along with the Republican SCOTUS majority. Corporations are a charter establishing a company and its location, business aims, structures, personnel and more. I create such charters for new small business entrepreneurs. There is no piece of paper that has rights as a person. Within companies there are people but they come and go, are not the structure but employees of the corporation. Get that straight and you can see how wrong the Court was and so are you.
        Beyond articles of incorporation, a legal document, you have owners, shareholders and employees who are people. It’s their beliefs, not corporate business plans, that have bamboozled the Court into thinking as you do. It was partisan, quasi-legal and morally wrong. Similarly unions are corporate structures and composed of people, distinct from the legal entity. Unions transparently get dues for operations; they must form separate PACs political action committees, not what you imagine. E.g, Hobby Lobby, the corporation, is not a moral entity; it’s owners are. As a creature of the state Hobby Lobby is not entitled to moral beliefs; it’s owners are and now wrongly have legal interpretation to call themselves the company which is making religious judgments under the law. I don’t know the legal status of Catholic Charity so can’t speak to it.
        I never heard of any Muslims requesting or receiving exemptions as you state. Muslim is not a corporate entity or a set of employees so your comparison is false.
        The Court was and remains wrong and Trump’s nominee supports all their majority nonsense for fat cats. Check his record.

        1. ezekiel22 says:

          Thank-you for the compliment doc. To place me on the same level as SCOTUS with the experience, training, and schooling is indeed humbling. I appreciate it.
          Must I hand you the answer concerning muslims too? I have told you before to use boolean searches on the net. I would be stunned if any of your students never used it. You should try it.

          You are stuck on the fat cats thing for some reason. Considering all the billionaire dems that is funny. Considering all the democratic congress critters that got rich while serving it is sick. I know because one rat just retired and we now have a bobblehead for Schumer in office. But I digress. You seem to be against the expansion of our economy which is desperately needed to pay for the social programs you support as well as ease the load they bear now. Believe it or not they are indeed married and divorcing that fact has created a disaster waiting to happen. The rhetoric on the left uses hate and division to suit their purpose collateral damage be damned.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Wrong is wrong, Zeke, no compliment intended.
            Data is simply information; it’s what you do with it in analysis, synthesis and direction-setting that’s important. I’m talking about the 400, that elite at the tip of the spire who simply have usurped everything American, especially incomes and assets. Dems don’t take over government, however, to cement their positions at the top like Republican fat cats. We all know about the Kochs, Adelsons and most Citizens United cowards hiding their pay-to-play. Taking advantage of a system isn’t manipulating it to greater advantage like Trump, Wilbur Ross, Larry ‘what’s-his-name’ from CNBC, the aforementioned, et all.
            Schumer is another hard-head but learning fast, pushed by constituents. I’m not for total opposition a la McConnell, but really Betsy DeVos in Education, Ben Carson in any office, Steve Bannon directing the act, commie Gen. Flynn barring the Russian door; at least Reince Priebus has risen to his level of incompetence–handing paperwork to Trump on EO signing days. Wish we had ALEC and a Christian white male as DNC head. The gays, women, blacks, Latinos aren’t going anywhere; Dems need a typical American to retrieve lost worker voters.
            Your final statements are a joke, or thoughtless. There was no more hate shown lately than by Trump and company–witness Bannon, Flynn and Sessions/Giuliani. You also might want to review the campaign promises of Trump for additional spending of your and my money.

      2. Retired says:

        You are not going to get through to his rock head brain cells .

    4. NM Leon says:

      Uh, newsflash, Billy Boy, corporations are legal entities as a matter of law . If you don’t like it, get your legislatures to change the law. That is expressly NOT the job of the judiciary.

      Impeachment artcles? You’ll have ask your Democrats Congressman that question.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        Try re-reading my thread; you repeat what I’ve said. That’s what makes it anomalous that such legal entities now have the power of people–Citizens United; Hobby Lobby embedding religious tests into legal interpretations over money and contraception.
        It’s spelled ‘Democratic’, as in congressman. Wait till our attorneys get going along with ACLU and Laurance Tribe’s group. Already the last EO was stayed by 4 judges, more lawbreaking.

        1. NM Leon says:

          I re-read your your post and found this, “He says corporations are people, patent nonsense except on the far right (ref. Citizens United).”. Did someone else post for you?

          In fact, corporations have been considered to be people (legal entities) since their inception centuries ago (see Gierke, Political Theories of the Middle Age (1902) xxvi (translated and prefaced by Maitland). What the court found was that in the case of closely held corporations the corporation had the same rights as it’s owner.

          The 4 judges stayed deportation of those held in the airports…a totally meaningless legal finding, put on just for show. None of those people could possibly have been deported, since legally they had not yet gained entry into the U.S.

          No doubt their will be many court challenges to this president. Any bets on whether he will be slammed more than Obozo? Remember that Obozo was shut down by SCOTUS far more than any other modern president, including 13 unanimous decisions against him.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            You righties just can’t parse things for greater understanding. Superficially closely held companies/corporations are their owners. Large corporations are legal entities as you stated and distinct from its employees–except in the eyes of the Republican majority SCOTUS of yore–and you.
            Here you confuse the rule of law followed by several judges and simply overlooking important phrasing in an Executive Order. You are no judge, far too lenient in understanding, interpretation of law and ignore ‘meaningful’ adherence to law. Let’s not get into the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ rule ordinarily applied to Cuban refugees.
            One needs to go no farther than Constitutional ’emoluments’ and the Logan Act to sue Trump leading to impeachment and ejection from office.

          2. NM Leon says:

            You are blathering on a subject about which you are obviously ignorant.

            ALL corporations regardless of size are legal entities, and ALL corporations are distinct from their employees. The Court decision was based on the ownership (not employees) of the corporation and whether the rights of the owner (since it was closely held) pertained to the corporation.

            Rather than trying to convince anyone here (not going to happen) you should contact your Congressman and tell him to introduce Articles of Impeachment.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Your blather isn’t getting us anywhere. It’s symantics.
            The understanding is missing.

          4. NM Leon says:

            Words have meaning, specific legal terms have specific meaning. No need to put them through a delusional libtard filter to understand them, any confusion is easily addressed with a dictionary.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            Your data deluge is like the administration’s fire hose of alt-facts, half-truths and outright lies. I’m not here to correct the record as you aren’t open to understanding what I write. Curl up with your dictionary; I imagine you have few friends with your attitude.

          6. NM Leon says:

            Show me my “alt-facts, half-truths and outright lies” Billy, put up or shut up.

            You are the congenital liar (tell us again how you are an expert marksman, the Crusades led to the Dark Ages, Austria was the furthest west Islam infiltrated Europe, etc, etc, etc)

            Nobody here is “open to understanding” what you write, because we are rational intelligent humans.

            Check the number of upvotes you have to see how many friends you have here and how much we value your writing.

    5. Retired says:

      Written like a true Democrat who does not care about the future of the US. .

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        If by that you mean aghast at the schmoozing of Trump, Flynn and Tillerson with enemy Putin, or Gen. Flynn putting Iran ‘on notice’ today without defining its saber rattling threat, or putting foxes in charge of chicken houses (Mnuchin with financial legerdomaine, DeVos with no experience in forwarding public education, Carson running a multi-billion dollar agency with NO experience running anything, with Sessions the civil rights opponent in charge of national judiciary machinery), I’m the on who cares, not you righties. Welcome to incipient communist America. Bettery learn your Russian quick for when Putin lands his troops in Brighton Beach NY because they also have a large Russian ethnic population he likes to annex. You really don’t care what tiger you’ve got by the tail and we all saw what was coming, and most voters voted against him. I’d say we are the patriots and you are the commie sympathizers.

        1. Retired says:

          Spoken like a true Democrat Liberal, time for your meds the world is moving on and so is the US while you drown in your sorrows of Hillary..

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Your posts have yet to make a point for your own aims and methods. I don’t live in the past, only regret the Electoral College didn’t match the overwhelming majority of votes for Hillary. You’ll live to regret that problem, my friend.

          2. Retired says:

            One thing is for sure you support the wackos In CA. and NY City. Maybe you should understand why the Electoral vote was established.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Do YOU know why an Electoral College was written?
            Hint: it’s not because of CA wackos.

          4. Retired says:

            Right Ca. was not the issue . The issue was people like you trying to brain wash others with your liberal BS. It was going on back then already.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            Get some understanding of history back then. One could argue that revolutionary rebels were liberals and loyalist opponents were Torys favoring the king. Since you don’t know the answer, here it is. Only propertied white males, elites, were governors and electors back then. Yet everybody could vote, so to maintain states rights Electors selected by each state were designed to vote for president. Direct popular voting was not done back then as difficult and subject to fraud with just a few voters able to radically change results. Aside from hacking which may have helped Trump win a narrow victory in 3 states, which was not applied to state computers as far as we know, technology is now available for a universal franchise. You Tories are still trying to suppress the vote today with bogus claims of fraud and feelings of elitism against minorities and non-European ancestry persons. Today you are the elitists otherwise know as white supremacists.

          6. Retired says:

            All I can say is yous been brainwashed. Stein pissed away a lot of money and got no where , actually Trump got extra votes when the states did a recount before Stein came along . It is done the week after the election. Hillary lost because Voter ID laws were in tact and it stopped border crossing to double vote like in 2012 . College students can actually vote in their home state as well as where the attend , there is no national cross reference to prevent it. Most Minorities and Illegals can not get a state ID because there is a arrest warrant out for them , same reason they have no drivers license or insurance.

          7. DrBillLemoine says:

            History of the Electoral College–fact.
            Hillary Clinton won the popular vote–fact.
            Voter fraud of any sort is insignificant/negligible–fact.
            Registrars of Voters do their jobs under law–fact.
            What are you talking about–alternate facts, except for the college student part.
            Your point???

          8. Retired says:

            You will not find a clerk that actually check to see if the new registered vote is a US citizen , but you need a birth certificate to get married . Keep on talking to yourself.

          9. DrBillLemoine says:

            Local registrars of voters operate under varying laws of their states. You could google to find out; it’s not important to me as watchdogs in every state are onto those factors. You are operating here on a whim and guess.

          10. Retired says:

            Did you ever ask your Clerk if they check for Citizen ship ?? I have .The law is clear you must be a US citizen and YOU evidently do NOT support that.

          11. DrBillLemoine says:

            I vote by mail-in ballot, never see the registrar or any clerks. As an expert in my field, I tend to trust experts in their fields like voter registration to do their jobs. You are simply not so trusting. Too bad as voter irregularities and fraud are scarce according to the experts who have studied this repeatedly. I don’t waste my time.

          12. Retired says:

            Typical, change the subject and not answer the Question. One can always smell a Demo Rat.

          13. NM Leon says:

            Did you provide proof of citizenship when you registered? No, you did not. In FL;

            To register to vote in Florida you should provide one of the following:

            Your Florida ID Number
            Your Florida Driver’s License Number
            If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

            The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
            If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

            Neighborhood Association ID
            Public Assistance ID
            Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
            Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
            Valid Military ID
            Debit or Credit Card
            Valid US Passport
            Valid Student ID
            Valid Employee ID with photo from federal or state government
            Retirement Center ID
            ID is not required if you are 65 or older, have a temporary or permanent physical disability, are a member of the active uniformed services or merchant marine who is absent from the county for active duty, or a spouse or dependent thereof, or are currently living outside the U.S. but otherwise eligible to vote
            You can alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

            Voting In-Person

            In Florida, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

            Debit or Credit Card
            Retirement Center ID
            Neighborhood Association ID
            Valid Student ID
            Valid Florida Driver’s License
            Valid Military ID
            Public Assistance ID
            Valid ID Issued by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
            Valid US Passport

            How easy is it to fake that? Does anyone think that getting a utility bill is proof of citizenship…only libtard Dems who want to promote voter fraud.

            Voter fraud like this:

          14. DrBillLemoine says:

            Clearly you know no immigrants. Their appreciation for America, their high moral standards, their intellect and ambition are far greater than many of you base Republicans. They would never presume to register without citizenship.

          15. NM Leon says:

            So you didn’t look at the news report. No surprise there, you obviously prefer to remain willfully ignorant.


          16. NM Leon says:

            And Dems try to obstruct any laws that require proof of citizenship. Hmm, I wonder why that could be? Any guesses, Billy?

          17. NM Leon says:

            “Voter fraud of any sort is insignificant/negligible”

            No, Billy, it’s not. I was on the NM Republican Central Committed in 2000. We had video proof of a Democrat operative moving a ballot box from the trunk of his car in an alley to a closed polling place. The next day (surprise!) they “found” a previously overlooked ballot box with enough votes to put Gore over the top. The Bush campaign and the RNC said to forget about it because it would cost too much to contest it, and only FL really mattered (true).

            History books will forever show that Gore won NM’s 5 electoral votes in 2000, but I know better.

            The Dems waged a campaign to steal FL, starting long before election day 2000. Fact

            As one example, the Dems sent lawyers out to precincts with large military residence and told the local supervisors that they were required to destroy the absentee votes without postmarks (virtually all overseas Navy/Marines), which many of them did. After election day the courts ruled those votes were legitimate and had to be counted…oops, thousands were already destroyed.

            As another example, Bob Beckel admits that he contracted with a TX telemarketing firm to call elderly folks in their target FL county and ask them “are you sure you punched your ballot correctly? People say they were very confused. You might want to call your Congressman and complain, here’s his number.” Beckel contracted the firm a week before the election, and of course the punch ballots were designed by the Democrat local election supervisor.

            Go to your library and check out “Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy”

            The Dems have a long and storied history of election fraud stretching back at least to Tammany Hall.

          18. NM Leon says:

            The Electoral college was set up for two reasons. To provide a buffer between the voters and the presidency, and to level the playing field between the large and small states. Without it, the smaller states would never have ratified the Constitution.

            Stop with the “suppress the vote” bullschitte. In every state that has implemented Voter ID, minority voting has increased.

            Your libtard objections to voter ID are nothing but a transparent way to facilitate election fraud.

          19. DrBillLemoine says:

            Just like Trump spokesmen, your firehose misinformation and distractions and faux truths are overwhelming to most people–but not me. I notice nobody else can follow you trying your best to ‘top’ me with irrelevancies, misinterpretations, etc. You should work for Trump so more people can identify you and your methods–I call it verbal diarrhea.
            There is no voter fraud.
            Judges find it easy to identify voter suppression, not just me.
            Identification of minorities has increased, not voter fraud by them.

          20. NM Leon says:

            “I notice nobody else can follow you trying your best to ‘top’ me with irrelevancies, misinterpretations, etc.”

            Too funny. How many upvotes do you have? How many do I have? Newsflash Billy, those upvotes are how people “follow”. You are a pathetic little libtard troll, and everyone here recognizes that (and is why nobody has ever upvoted you).

          21. DrBillLemoine says:

            lol Imagine if Christ waited for ‘up votes’ from the ‘Lost Children of Israel’ his reason for coming to earth. Truth needs no approval. I’m referring to real posts that die out very quickly when you are involved.

          22. NM Leon says:

            Are you comparing yourself to Christ now?

            “I’m referring to real posts that die out very quickly when you are involved.”

            Too funny, you get threads that carry on for days because you are so full of schitte. I get upvotes and people move on because I state truth.

          23. DrBillLemoine says:

            That’s it. End of the line. You damn now with exorbitant praise–phony as it is. As I’ve stated, your audience is gullible and easily persuaded, no need to interact with you over alt-facts and storytelling. Even in central city teaching, my urban kids were more understanding than you with the mba. Too tiresome.

          24. NM Leon says:

            Oh no, say it isn’t so! Billy Boy, you replying is just icing on the cake. Reply or not, I can still post facts showing everyone else the depths of your stupidity.

          25. NM Leon says:

            No, it was because of the NYC and Philadelphia wackos.

          26. DrBillLemoine says:

            No, actually it was enacted by the colonies’ elites to keep the common man down.

          27. NM Leon says:

            No, in most states only male property owners could vote. The fear at the Convention was that NY and PA would “rule” the rest because of their large populations. The EC was a compromise to get the smaller states to ratify the Constitution.

          28. DrBillLemoine says:

            Tiresome selective use of information. Lacks understanding.

          29. NM Leon says:

            Yeah, I know, those pesky facts keep getting in the way of your delusions.

          30. DrBillLemoine says:

            Tiresome to the max. Some students do need frequent repetition to learn and some only get it by rote.

          31. NM Leon says:

            And some (you) are willfully ignorant and delusional.

          32. NM Leon says:

            Yeah, and the win should be given to the NFL team that gains the most yards instead of the team who scores the most points too.

        2. NM Leon says:

          You need to decide whether we are a bunch of greedy capitalists or if we are communists. The two are polar opposites, lol.

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            Are you not aware of Russia’s kleptocrats? Rich communists.

          2. NM Leon says:

            And you claim to be educated? Shame on you. Nothing about modern Russia is communist, in fact in their last elections the Communist Party won less than 18% of the vote. Not even in theory are they a classless society and not even in theory is all property and means of production collectively owned.

          3. DrBillLemoine says:

            Getting tiresome, lacking understanding.

          4. NM Leon says:

            Facts are facts, not requiring libtard interpretation for “understanding”.

          5. DrBillLemoine says:

            Patent nonsense, meaning there should be no schools, training or education. Very tiresome to write the obvious to you.

          6. NM Leon says:

            Seriously, did you allow your students to make bald assertions without well sourced evidence?

            That’s what you do here continually. You expect that we should just take your posts as truth because you made them. It doesn’t work that way. If you want to be believed, provide evidence supporting your assertion and source it.

  • justinwachin says:

    President Trump’s selection of Judge Gorsuch appears to be another winner for his young presidency. Only time will tell whether he is worthy of the Scalia chair, but things look promising so far.

    I like one thing which was said last night. We need to recognize it is the role of Congress to legislate. The judiciary needs to get out of the law making business. That’s part of our problem now. We have too many judges that are willing to give activists what they were unable to get through legislative means. Some court decisions create a cottage industry for lawyers who will spend decades challenging poor judicial decisions–school prayer, abortion and the 10 commandments come to mind.

  • Tiger says:

    If they continue the obstruction, especially with such a nominee as this judge, they will only make it clear they wanted to stack the Supreme Court and wanted them to continue to do the damage they have done, this judges speech of acceptance showed he was for the Constitution and for Congress writing the laws, those two things alone will show, once again what these people are.

    Notice BLM not rioting and very quiet. Black Panthers, Nation of Islam and all quiet. Notice also the Cop Killing not happening daily anymore. Wonder why? Because they know it is over, like Madonna found out. Muslims through CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood filing suits against Trump, they really don’t want to take it to court, the laws are behind Trump on his EO and they will be exposed by Trump’s lawyers for their past and their Terrorist Ties. My guess CAIR is shaking in it’s boots knowing full well the investigation on them most likely back. Muslim Brotherhood also, so entrenched in our infrastructure will find itself totally exposed and like all over the ME back on the Terrorist Organization list.

    Much is at stake here and if you are going to make a stench you better be squeaky clean.

    Time for a funny.
    wonder if this is covered on Medicare Part D?

    A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the Pharmacy, walked up to
    the Pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I’d like to
    buy some cyanide.”

    The Pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?”

    The lady replied, “I need it to poison my husband.”

    The Pharmacist’s eyes grew big and he explained, “Lord have mercy! I
    can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband, that’s against the law!
    I’ll lose my license!

    They’ll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!”

    The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the Pharmacist’s wife.

    The Pharmacist looked at the picture and said, “You didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”

  • itsfun says:

    I kinda hope the Dems keep up their whining and obstruction. They have lost 1000 positions in state and federal governments in the last 8 years. Just keep up the same policies and obstruction. In 2 years the number of lost seats will grow to 1500.

    1. CCblogging says:

      We gonna take out the trash!

      1. itsfun says:

        and drain the swamp

        1. Tiger says:

          The Swamp has been filled from here to Europe and back again. Trump is going against the One World Order gang of many.

          1. kbfallon says:

            And WINNING!

          2. Tiger says:

            Remains to be seen. This is the final act, in my humble opinion, it is do or die time.

          3. kbfallon says:

            We gotta think “positive”! And I completely agree with your line of thinking as do all who voted for “The Donald” as we who respect him, have affectionately called him in NY. Think of how we would feel to wake up each morning and realize that Clinton was our new “Master”. We can surely deal with the adversity they throw at us.

          4. Tiger says:

            OHHHH that is a nasty vision.

          5. Retired says:

            That would be the worst nightmare a human could have.

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      2. Tiger says:

        Amen and bury it so the stench doesn’t reach our nostrils for years to come. Everyday, in every way they are exposing their underbelly.

        Time for a haha

        wonder if this is covered on Medicare Part D?

        A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the Pharmacy, walked up to
        the Pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, “I’d like to
        buy some cyanide.”

        The Pharmacist asked, “Why in the world do you need cyanide?”

        The lady replied, “I need it to poison my husband.”

        The Pharmacist’s eyes grew big and he explained, “Lord have mercy! I
        can’t give you cyanide to kill your husband, that’s against the law!
        I’ll lose my license!

        They’ll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!”

        The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the Pharmacist’s wife.

        The Pharmacist looked at the picture and said, “You didn’t tell me you had a prescription.”

        1. CCblogging says:

          Good One!

      3. The Redhawk says:

        Whitehouse.. the Methane king
        Patty Murray
        Daffy Durbin
        Brown ( ohio)
        Murphy ( Ct)
        These are the Primary FUBAR rats in need to go work in the Private Sector…..SWEEP this DOG CRAP off the SENATE floor

    2. Pete says:

      The method used by the uber left to propel their radical agenda is two pronged. The short circuiting of immigration laws to develop a questionable voter base coupled with decades old vote manipulation tactics was unsuccessful last November. The only thing they have left is the utilization of activist federal judges to advance what they can’t get at he balot box.
      Judge Gorsuch as well as other federal judicial appointments by President Trump are a real threat to the progressive movement.

    3. MarcoPolo says:

      I think we would all benefit from your comments if you could substantiate them with facts. The last eight years of obstructionism came from Republicans who sought to make (former) President Obama, a one-term President. While also denying him any progressive gains for the sake of our nation. That’s something that most thinking people thought would doom the Republican party from ever getting support from its constituency…. and then came Trump! …Eeesh!

      1. itsfun says:

        I have done all that in the past and just get told my sources are no good, even had one person who called a cut and paste from the constitution bogus. Then when I told this person where exactly it was in the constitution, I was accused of setting her up. It is the goal of every party to make the opposition President a one term President. Have you seen the Democrats in action the last 2 weeks? Once Obama lied about health care, and drew his fictional red line, he lost the respect of the world, not just Republicans. President Trump won against all the odds. He beat 16 Republican candidates to win the nomination when everyone said he couldn’t possibly win. He demolished Hillary when all the polls said she would win easily, He has the establishment shaking in their boots with his ideas and cleaning the swamp so to speak. If given any kind of chance he may end up being a great President. He speaks directly to the people via Twitter, so we don’t get edited from the media. He is putting America first. He won’t be sending the UN 9.2 billion like Obama did in his final weeks in office.

        1. MarcoPolo says:

          I wish I could share the same hope for President Trump’s success as you do, but I won’t be holding my breath.
          I will however, continue monitoring his behavior and decision making, just to be the very best American Citizen possible!

          1. itsfun says:

            We all should monitor his behavior and decision making. Lets hope things go great for our nation.

          2. MarcoPolo says:

            I share your hopes…Thanks!

  • itsfun says:

    Two words: NUCLEAR OPTION

    1. CCblogging says:

      Yep, get it done! We need a Constitution following Justice and Judge Gorsuch fits the bill.

  • CCblogging says:

    Good Choice but oh course the Dims won’t like him because he follows our US Constitution. Go President Trump, we the people support you and Judge Gorsuch.

  • Leslie Woodhull says:

    Sobe he was confirmed unanimously by the Senate before, there shouldn’t be much of a fight.

    1. CCblogging says:

      I expect a fierce fight from the far left Democrats. The good news is that the radical left will fail.

      1. Karll says:

        Yup, they will continue to make asses of themselves with
        their biased obstructionism.

  • elmcqueen3 says:

    No matter Trump’s choice…Chucky Cheese Schumer has stated with tears in his eyes that the Democrats will fight any and all of Trump’s choice for Supreme Court Justice… “tooth and nail” to the bitter end…Boo Hoo…Boo Hoo.

    1. ChiefD says:

      You would think, after the republicans did not block Sotomayor and Kagen, two liberals, that they would at least have the courtesy to set politics aside and give Judge Gorsuch a fair hearing. But, no, they instead throw a tantrum like a toddler who doesn’t get his way. They all need to be replaced, especially Schumer, Fienstein, Durbin, Warren and Clay.

    2. kbfallon says:

      Also know as ” UP-CHUCK”……as an upstate NY taxpayer-we have voted against him for years and get over-rode by all the NYC dem/libs and the illegals that “Big-Bird DeBlasio” encourages to vote.

  • bobnstuff says:

    I was hopping for a little more centralist but at least these guy has the qualifications for the job, unlike some off Trumps picks. To bad the Republicans screwed around with Obama’s pick so now the Democrat will get payback. I don’t like it but I do understand it. Someday these people will understand that they represent all citizens not just the ones that voted for them. The whole idea of “I won so you get nothing” is contrary to the American ideal. To bad half the country does understand that.

    1. elmcqueen3 says:

      Nor will they ever…that’s why it’s called “politics”…lol

      1. Leslie Woodhull says:

        Twice. Soto-Mayor, and Kagen.

        1. elmcqueen3 says:

          Thank you…I thought so.

        2. CCblogging says:

          Bad decisions on the Republican establishment’s part. We need to weed out the RINO’s in the Mid-Term Elections.

          1. Retired says:

            That is because the party looks at who can bring in the most money instead of who is best for the future of the US.

        3. David Hummel says:

          More than enough liberal progressives on the bench, I hope Ginsburg is out of there soon after all she will be 84 in March. President Trump needs to appoint another conservative when that happens to insure a safer government for our grandchildren. God Bless America and Trump/Pence 2020

    2. Leslie Woodhull says:

      The DIMS can’t do anything to stop his confirmation. There’s not enough of them.

      1. elmcqueen3 says:

        If the Democrats keep up with this kind of crap..there will be less of em to contend with after the next elections are held.

    3. chw2000 says:

      I see you’re back at it Bob. First of all, the Dem’s are the ones that started the “no lame duck” appointments for the Supreme Court. Come on Bob, you’re a know it all that can’t seem to remember the “Biden rule” ? You are a hypocrite just like the rest of the liberals. AND, I believe it was Obama that said “elections have consequences”. You love to side with the Dems don’t you Bob. No one “screwed around with Obama’s pick”. Trump is doing what he said he would do and you should appreciate that.

      1. bobnstuff says:

        With all most a fourth of a term to go you aren’t a lame duck, sorry. A lame duck is someone who didn’t win but is just serving out the time between election and the power change. This was unprecedented. As far as Obama’s picks, they all had qualification for the jobs and had passed their ethics checks before being up up for a vote. You might notice I said I didn’t like the democrats delays. Our government is totally screwed up right now and if it survives the next few years we will be lucky.

        1. Retired says:

          You really liked the last 8 years and are a sore loser that your Broom Queen did not get elected. The day will come when you will be eating your words. Trump is not playing games like the Democrats have been for decades.

          1. bobnstuff says:

            I over double my personal wealth, got health insurance without going through an employer so I could retire and my children all have good jobs in their fields. So yes I liked the last 8 years. I’m sorry if things didn’t go as well for you.

            Trump is a train wreck so far, lets hope he can get his act together soon. He really is clueless on how to run a country. He has all these things he wants to do but doesn’t understand how to do them and so he creates more problems then he solves. Hopefully those few people he has selected for his cabinet who do have a clue can get him straightened out but we will see. I feel sorry for our new Sec of State and our new AG, he is handing them a real mess of his own making.

          2. Retired says:

            How many times are you going to repeat that Story. I have done well under both parties so now what , retired at 55 and have Insurance . so how did Obama help me other than we get the worst of generic drugs thanks to the ACA and his henchmen. They say we are saving you money and helping people into the grave faster with less service as you age . You are not up on what has happened in the Insurance industry as well as drug manufacturing.

          3. bobnstuff says:

            My wife was un insurable because of preexisting condition. Ended up with the best medical plan I have ever had. Thank you market place.

          4. Retired says:

            I never had that problem as we have preexisting problems, must be your state.

        2. chw2000 says:

          Sorry Bob, but a President in the last year of his second term is called a “LAME DUCK”! You really should stop trying to define things the way you want even if it goes completely against the true meaning. You’re wrong!
          Also, what % of the Obama cabinet had REAL WORLD experience? Last time I saw a number it was about 5%. That says 95% where unqualified. Also, not giving Obama’s Supreme Court pick a hearing was not unprecedented. The Democrats did it several times and for more than the year the Republicans refused. You really should do some research before you start spewing your “fake facts”. You must be a CNN journalist.

          1. bobnstuff says:

            If you look up what the term means you will find that the standard definition
            “A lame duck, in politics, is an elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other oliticians due to their limited time left in office. Conversely, a lame duck is free to make decisions that exercise
            their standard powers with little fear of consequence, such as issuing executive orders, pardons, or other controversial edicts. Lame duck politicians result from term limits, planned retirement, or electoral losses.”

            Not bringing up a presidents nomination up for a hearing and vote is unprecedented, can you give an example of when it didn’t happen in modern times

            Now next which of Obama’s picks had no experience in the field they were chosen for. We have nomination for the head of the Dept of Education who is only there because of all the money she gave. She not only isn’t an educator but has never even gone to a public school or had children in the public schools. At least the good Doctor live in public house as a kid.

          2. chw2000 says:

            Your own definition makes Obama’s last year a “lame duck”. Please go back and read what you said.
            Also, I said that Obama’s cabinet had no REAL WORLD experience. Do you understand what that means? I don’t think you so.
            You need to stop trying to defend the undefendable.

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