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Monday, July 09, 2018

The Supreme Court nomination

This is an open thread to discuss it. Please stay on the subject of the Supreme Court Justice and the upcoming Trump nomination.
Donald Trump has decided who he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the president prepares to make a prime-time announcement of a choice that could solidify conservative jurisprudence for years.

The people would not say who Trump had selected. One person suggested it would be one of two U.S. Appeals Court judges: Brett Kavanaugh of Washington or Thomas Hardiman of Pittsburgh.

Trump will reveal his choice during a televised event from the White House East Room at 9 p.m. New York time, after a short but intense build-up since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement less than two weeks ago.

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144 Comments:

Blogger AaMcavoy July 09, 2018 8:38 PM  

I predict Barrett, but hope Kavanagh.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 09, 2018 8:43 PM  

Crazy virtue signaling woman a no go, Trump don't play that.

Blogger Reasonably Honest July 09, 2018 8:46 PM  

Honestly I have no idea who the potential appointees are but whoever is selected I hope the resulting REEEEEEEEE! is detectable from the nearest star system.

Blogger Crew July 09, 2018 8:51 PM  

Now, if only there was a homosexual judge he could appoint.

Oh wait. America's first gay president already did that.

Blogger c0pperheaded July 09, 2018 8:52 PM  

All the potential candidates will be fine. Trump, and America, can not lose tonight.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey July 09, 2018 8:53 PM  

Between the choice of Kavanaugh or Hardiman, Mitch McConnell supports Hardiman. So I support Kavanaugh. You don't listen to the sibilant song of snakes.

Blogger Ataraxia July 09, 2018 8:55 PM  

Kavanagh to replace Kennedy. Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 09, 2018 8:55 PM  

Glad to hear Kethledge and Barrett are not among the two speculations.

Blogger Lance E July 09, 2018 8:56 PM  

I do enjoy his showmanship over this. It will be an interesting litmus test for who is really leading whom; nominating Barrett would be a bad sign, while Kavanaugh would signal he's still in control.

Blogger AaMcavoy July 09, 2018 9:02 PM  

Think Kavanagh would overturn Obamacare? Haha.

Blogger Lovekraft July 09, 2018 9:05 PM  

Society actually has nothing to lose in reopening the Roe v Wade case. I mean, how much worse can things get?
It would allow many who object to it to receive some much-needed and long-overdue clarity and confirmation, not to mention require the stale left to either respond, or further display their complete ideological intolerance to opposing opinions.

Blogger Pioneer Spirit July 09, 2018 9:07 PM  

Cavanaugh for the win.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 09, 2018 9:08 PM  

Lovekraft,

The White Nationalists oppose overturning Roe v Wade, because of the number of black babies being murdered.

Chalk up one more stupidity.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville July 09, 2018 9:08 PM  

Nice and young too.

Blogger Ataraxia July 09, 2018 9:09 PM  

Solid choice. Gonna be fun watching Democrats trip over themselves during the confirmation hearings so close to the election.

Blogger Amy July 09, 2018 9:09 PM  

Kavanaugh. NBC broke it just before the presser.

Blogger PragmaticTroll July 09, 2018 9:11 PM  

Lots of blue ties.

Blogger Hammerli280 July 09, 2018 9:12 PM  

I was hoping for Hardiman, purely on 2A grounds, but Kavanaugh will have to do.

Blogger John July 09, 2018 9:13 PM  

Kavanaugh just said the Constitution was written to "secure the blessings of liberty. [pause]" Didn't say "to ourselves and our posterity". Heh…

Blogger tz July 09, 2018 9:14 PM  

OT but Minnesota's liberal churches are dissolving

Good. There is a God. Who makes Democrats mad just before they will be destroyed.

I think Trump is saving Amy for when Ruthie's expiration is actualized.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 09, 2018 9:14 PM  

Glad he didn't pick Kethledge or Barrett. Excellent! Let's see the tears and rage.

Last year I was interviewed by Infowars at a protest where Antifa showed up. I was roundly mocked by many idiots like Antifa and other progressive groups when I made the claim that there would be a civil war within three years. That was a year ago exactly. I have two more years left to be proven right, sadly.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 09, 2018 9:16 PM  

John wrote:Kavanaugh just said the Constitution was written to "secure the blessings of liberty. [pause]" Didn't say "to ourselves and our posterity". Heh…

Isn't Kavanagh a good Irish name? That would make his omission correct, if so.

Blogger Sim1776 July 09, 2018 9:17 PM  

And Kavanaugh it is.

So long as he doesn't act like Roberts, all should be well. Not as Originalist as I'd like but a decent choice from what I've read. Hopefully Roe and some more atrocious decisions will be overturned!

Blogger Phil Mann July 09, 2018 9:17 PM  

Well, with Kavanaugh that makes the court 100% Harvard/Yale law school alumni. While it is possible he didn't drink the Kool-Aid, those who, like Vox, recognize patterns, might be a bit less than enthusiastic about this choice.

Nice and young too.

True...and that's a two-edged sword. Young Roberts was widely viewed as a principled conservative, too.

Blogger Mr. Deficient July 09, 2018 9:19 PM  

#21 the left will have to wait out Trump if they want to win.

Blogger Nathan July 09, 2018 9:19 PM  

It seems suspicious that Kavanaugh investigated the Vince Foster "suicide". I don't think Trump has forgotten the long game of arresting Hillary and all the other lawbreakers. I wonder what Q will say about this.

Blogger Salt July 09, 2018 9:20 PM  

He's perfect for the diverse civic government,

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 09, 2018 9:21 PM  

I will make my initial assessment of the success of this nomination based on the volume of the SQUEEEEEEEEEEs coming from the left.

Blogger Ataraxia July 09, 2018 9:22 PM  

If you're not watching MSNBC you're missing out. The Maddow meltdown is on!

Blogger Brick Hardslab July 09, 2018 9:26 PM  

What am I missing? Why are all the media outlets focused on roe v Wade? Do they expect it to come up? Are they trying to force it back on stage after the butcher shops were exposed? Seems like a loser to me. If they want to keep their base fired up they should look at something safer like children being torn from parents but not in the literal sense.

Blogger Phelps July 09, 2018 9:29 PM  

/ourguy/

Blogger tz July 09, 2018 9:30 PM  

Can't edit my @20, but a slightly differnet link

Blogger tz July 09, 2018 9:31 PM  

@29 So many meltdowns, so little time.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey July 09, 2018 9:32 PM  

You know the Left was prepared to go to full meltdown mode no matter who was picked. They had already made plans to do this. This is so obvious. Give Rachel Maddow an Oscar, why not? She has been making great strides toward one, especially considering her teary, choking performance over the child separation policy begun by Bill Clinton and instigated by who else but Maddow's fellow and favorited muff-diver, Janet Reno (but blamed on Trump!).

Nobody is buying this manufactured outrage by the Left anymore. Not in the era of Fake News. They are going to be in for a rude surprise.



Blogger Werekoala1066 July 09, 2018 9:34 PM  

Some of these Leftist's hysterical responses remind me of the old Mad Libs books, where you just fill in the blank with a noun, verb, proper noun, etc. You could easily predict their howling about any issue in such a fashion.

Blogger Lazarus July 09, 2018 9:35 PM  

During his remarks, Kavanaugh said his judicial philosophy is straighforward. A judge must interpret the law, not make the law, and interpret the constitution as written.

Shock and awe.

Blogger Stilicho July 09, 2018 9:35 PM  

I was hoping for Hardiman but can live with Kavanaugh. Barrett is a literally insane mother who decided to risk the lives of her children just to play virtue-signaling games with Hatians. Kethlege, a Justice Kennedy protégé, is a cuck's cuck.

Long live TGE!

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 09, 2018 9:37 PM  

Trust the God Emperor, to quote our host. He has vindicated our trust yet again.

Blogger YIH July 09, 2018 9:39 PM  

I've said this before, like it or not, Roe v. Wade is no longer relevant anymore. If overturned, it would remove the Fed mandate making legal abortion in the empire. The issue would revert to State Law. In about 45 States nothing would change at all. Maybe Utah would ban it, maybe Idaho, maybe even Montana. Minnesota? Really? California? Do I have to remind you that St. Ronald of Reagan signed that into law?
Let the 'cat ladies' stew over that. As Ireland just proved, that war is over, and we lost.

Blogger The Gray Man July 09, 2018 9:39 PM  

Thanks, Stilicho.

Barrett seems OK from the news stories I saw but when I found out she had virtue children from Haiti, I knew she'd be terrible.

I will fight her tooth and nail if she's considered again.

Blogger Howard Stone July 09, 2018 9:40 PM  

The protest outside the Supreme Court building is good for a few laughs. Plenty of liberal tears. Pre printed professional signs that read stop Kavanaugh. People reading pre typed speeches that read (insert nominated judge name here). Total fake outrage. What a joke. Bunch of crying clowns.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 09, 2018 9:46 PM  

GOA loves the pick.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey July 09, 2018 9:46 PM  

YIH wrote:I've said this before, like it or not, Roe v. Wade is no longer relevant anymore. If overturned, it would remove the Fed mandate making legal abortion in the empire. The issue would revert to State Law. In about 45 States nothing would change at all. Maybe Utah would ban it, maybe Idaho, maybe even Montana. Minnesota? Really? California? Do I have to remind you that St. Ronald of Reagan signed that into law?

Let the 'cat ladies' stew over that. As Ireland just proved, that war is over, and we lost.



No, that war is not over. Maybe you are right, though, that abortion will not be allowed to be rolled back by popular will. As important as that question is, however, another important one yet remains and that is the question of judicial activism.

Roe v. Wade solidified the notion of SCOTUS as an unchecked and despotic law-giver moreso than any other decision, I'd argue. That decision is a Constitution breaker. It revealed SCOTUS not to be a defender of the US Constitution, but a tyrannical and belligerent force at war with it.

Blogger Lazarus July 09, 2018 9:46 PM  

YIH wrote:I've said this before, like it or not, Roe v. Wade is no longer relevant anymore. If overturned, it would remove the Fed mandate making legal abortion in the empire. The issue would revert to State Law.

Yes, and then you work on a State by State basis without the State having an excuse of federal veto.

Give up much?

Blogger Ian Stein July 09, 2018 9:49 PM  

As long as it's a white, Anglo -Saxon, protestant of the heterosexual orientation, I'll consider it a win. Only the posterity should be on the court.

Blogger tublecane July 09, 2018 9:50 PM  

@39- If I believed in conspiracy theories about capturing and maintained power through artificial conflict (and I do), abortion would be a prime example. Because in the four decades since the wizards in black made their ruling, the amount of energy expended on the issue has in no way been proportional to the amount that has practically happened.

On an actual baby-saving level, overturning Roe probably wouldn't make that much difference. Because even poor women could make it across state lines if they happened to live in one of the few states where it might be outlawed. Round trips would probably be provided free of charge. This is why cowards on the right don't want it overturned: because they don't think the resulting leftist fury would be worth it. (Well,

But I say let justice be done in this case though the reeeees may fall. Because that's just the correct ruling to make, and in order for the post-65 (fr starters) ruling order to be broken, we must clear-cut the liberal forest.

It would be doubly awesome if they overturned it as an aside, like apparently they did to Korematsu recently.

Blogger Rick July 09, 2018 9:52 PM  

I’m not the kinda guy who would say that Trump purposely floated the other two specifically to reject them. But some people might be suggesting it.

Blogger Gettimothy July 09, 2018 10:05 PM  

Maddow on morning of Obama's reelection
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V2veuGtmxSM

Blogger José Matos July 09, 2018 10:05 PM  

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Blogger José Matos July 09, 2018 10:08 PM  

The liberals are losing their minds,
...
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." (Dylan Thomas)
...

Blogger Lazarus July 09, 2018 10:09 PM  

The liberals are l(o)osing their minds,

They lost their minds a long time ago. That is why they are liberals.

Blogger SciVo July 09, 2018 10:11 PM  

Rick wrote:I’m not the kinda guy who would say that Trump purposely floated the other two specifically to reject them. But some people might be suggesting it.

That doesn't make any sense to me. But I could see floating names to crowdsource deep analysis for free, and how that could be misperceived as whimsical or even malicious (depending on the bias of the observer).

Blogger tublecane July 09, 2018 10:12 PM  

@30- They go straight to the issue that will strike their side in the fear center. Segregated lunch counters and midnight no-knock raids to steal your stash, okay. But lady parts are especially important to them, as you can see in the ongoing vagina offensive against Trump.

Blogger Anchorman July 09, 2018 10:17 PM  

Even if this pick falls Left-ish, remember this is Kennedy's replacement. The SCOTUS still moved decidedly Right tonight.

I also have a feeling Roberts may move more Right. I get a sense that he's a "get along" type that will move with the Court composition.

Blogger Jason H July 09, 2018 10:17 PM  

Shhh, aduldts are talking

Blogger Lazarus July 09, 2018 10:17 PM  

@53

Threaten to grab them by the pussy and then xxxx xxxx xx xxx xxx

Blogger MJ Meyers July 09, 2018 10:20 PM  

Not a fan. Kavanagh will uphold all the old law leftists made up via the principle of "stare decisis." Conservative legislators conserve nothing. Conservative judges also conserve nothing. I'm quite annoyed with the phrases "textualist," "originalist," "constitutionalist," or whatever the current popular buzzword is for conservative jurisprudence. Kavanagh might not even hold the leftists back but merely slow them down a little.

100 years from now, the Supreme Court will have created a law for the prior 40 years for every xir on planet Earth have a state-funded homosexual pop out of his birthday cake. The "conservative" justices will uphold that ruling by "stare decisis," but controversially rule 5-4 that the 9th Circuit's judicial mandate to fine any bystanders that fail to get an erection over it as taking it one step too far.

Blogger StrongCoffee61 July 09, 2018 10:21 PM  

Immigration is the do or die issue for America and according to the great patriot Ann Colter, Kavanaugh's record is long and strong on this issue.

Kavanaugh is the best bet to be a nationalist judge.

Blogger Mr. Smith July 09, 2018 10:22 PM  

Would he over turn the 86’ machine gun ban? The ability to own an affordable full auto MP5, even with damnable NFA rules, would be glorious.

Blogger Nostromo July 09, 2018 10:23 PM  

Of course they were floated for optics alone. Now the GE can say "See! I considered all sides.". It doesn't matter. The press was gonna have a tizzy no matter who was picked. Everyone knows Kabuki is Kabuki. I wish the GE had just given the left a big EFF EWE instead. As Conan said,"drive them before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women". Women in this case being made up of Xe/Xer.

Blogger rycamor July 09, 2018 10:32 PM  

Note that with Kavanaugh, we now have the second white male Gen-X-er (Gorsuch being the first). Starting to notice a pattern?

Blogger Unknown July 09, 2018 10:32 PM  

It's an old trick. The Nazis used abortion and birth control to deal with "undesirable" populations.

Blogger Rick July 09, 2018 10:34 PM  

He took the bonus opportunity to tell you what he’s not voting for: no cuck, no SJW.

Blogger inthebriarpatch July 09, 2018 10:38 PM  

No we did not. If abortion were made illegal Nationwide we would be swimming in Dindus.

Blogger Bobo #117 July 09, 2018 11:03 PM  

A-whats?

Blogger Robert Divinity July 09, 2018 11:25 PM  

If RBG or Sotomayor call it quits, the 2033 prediction for the break-up of the United States probably can be moved up. Kavanaugh is cuckish but has been solid on immigration, which is odd for a Bushie. The GE made a good choice as that issue will be visited a lot once borders harden and immigration actually starts to be slowed through executive action.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 July 09, 2018 11:32 PM  

I want 2A Protection and Immigration enforcement. So long as Kavanaugh does that, I don't give an eff about abortion or drugs.

Does anyone really want feminists raising children anyway? There are worse fates than death....

Blogger Unknown July 09, 2018 11:32 PM  

I'm going to be shocked when an Irish Catholic with strong ties to GW Bush shows himself to not be onboard with a nationalist agenda. As shocked as I was when Bill Kristol was revealed to have no right of center positions.

Blogger Doktor Jeep July 09, 2018 11:34 PM  

Hey a new Ringwraith.

Blogger Thad tuiol July 09, 2018 11:39 PM  

Trump blew it. Major disappointment. Kavanaugh has David Souter written all over him. At least he isn’t in his 40’s. I don’t understand how Republican presidents can screw up Supreme Court picks so often. Democrat presidents always know they have a rock solid abortion judge each and every time. They never stray from the party line. Republican presidents are all too often softening their choices even before they put them up for confirmation.

At best this Bush alumni will be a squishy John Roberts hovering around the middle of the court making narrow, non-confrontational decisions and occasionally validating a future Dem presidents socialist policies. Instead we should have gotten a conservative version of Ginsburg. An in your face partisan half her age. Amy Coney Barrett would have been an amazing and exciting choice. A sure vote to end the infanticide of second and third trimester abortions that the Left just can’t seem to let go of no matter how clear the science is on this horrific practice.

Kavanaugh was the worst of the leading candidates. Would have loved to have seen Barrett in Kennedy’s seat and could have lived with Ketheridge or Hardiman. Hope the Dems reject him and a younger conservative Ginsburg is nominated and put up after Republicans gain seats in the mid-terms.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 09, 2018 11:51 PM  

My first impression: cuck face. But if GOA likes him then this is probably good news.

Blogger DJT July 09, 2018 11:52 PM  

Send abortion back to the States.
Conservative States ban abortion.
Minorities flee to liberal states.

Blogger DJT July 09, 2018 11:56 PM  

Even if abortion can't be ended wholesale, it must be banned after 20 weeks. It is patent murder.

Blogger Fabrizioooo July 10, 2018 12:00 AM  

He seems to be good on immigration: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/04/america-first-scotus-choice-judge-brett-kavanaugh-applies-trumps-economic-patriotism-to-the-law/

Blogger Al Du Clur July 10, 2018 12:04 AM  

Queen Ann wanted Kavanaugh because of his rulings on immigration so, until I see evidence otherwise, I put this in the win column. Only thing that bothers me is how important a SC nominee is in the culture wars and fate of the republic. The SC was not meant by the founders to be our rulers, just a check and balance.

Blogger Centurion Revolt July 10, 2018 12:11 AM  

I'm glad it's a white guy.

Blogger David The Good July 10, 2018 12:14 AM  

Whew. I was really concerned we wouldn't have enough Catholics on the SC.

Blogger Al Du Clur July 10, 2018 12:15 AM  

We are told by the left that millions of people, especially women, will die if Kavanaugh is confirmed. Are there really that many innocents waiting to die given millions died from pulling out of the Paris agreement, passing tax cuts and ending net neutrality?

Blogger DonReynolds July 10, 2018 12:15 AM  

Brett Kavanaugh is the compromise choice. He won't lift a finger to overturn Roe v Wade and said so. He is Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools. He was clerk to Justice Kennedy, so he cannot be very conservative. (No conservative could do that.) The big relief for me is that he is not for open borders. Keep your eye on the ball.

Blogger Jack Amok July 10, 2018 12:33 AM  

I didn't know about Barrett's Haitian virtue props either. Stg58, is that why you were against her? Plenty of reason as far as I'm concerned, but wondering if there was anything else.

Regarding abortion, c'mon people, you know the formula. Politics is downstream of culture. We don't have millions of abortions because there's a damn law enabling it, we have millions of abortions because we have sick women in our culture who are willing to kill their own children, and sick men who won't hold them accountable. We're not going to fix that by nominating a judge. Especially not a female one.

Blogger Phil Mann July 10, 2018 12:33 AM  

Kavanaugh has David Souter written all over him.

My thoughts exactly. Republican presidents have a remarkable knack for finding and appointing closet liberals acting like conservatives. Even "law-and-order conservative" Earl Warren, appointed in his early sixties, somehow managed to hide his true views, and we're still paying the price to this day. How come Democrats never make that mistake? (What were the chances Ginsburg, Kagan or Sotomayor would prove to be a Scalias in disguise?)

As a very early Trump supporting elected delegate to my county's Republican Convention in '16, I'm still with Vox and putting my faith in the GE. But I sure hope there's some real method to what reasonable minds might view as madness.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) July 10, 2018 12:34 AM  

He was clerk to Justice Kennedy, so he cannot be very conservative. (No conservative could do that.)

Gorsuch clerked for Kennedy.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 10, 2018 12:37 AM  

I'd even be happy with no more SBR bullshit.

Blogger Jack Amok July 10, 2018 12:39 AM  

You know the Left was prepared to go to full meltdown mode no matter who was picked.

Did you see the video over on CampusReform (Instapundit linked to it) that asked students in NYC last week what they though of Trump's SC nominee before he'd made it? Of course the lying little liberal twits denounced the pick as racist, KKK, terrible, etc. etc. And they didn't know who it was because Trump hadn't made it yet.

I thought the interviewer missed an awesome opportunity to troll them. After asking what they thought of Trump's pick and getting the standard lefty diatribe, he should have looked at them with a puzzled expression and said "didn't you hear? He nominated Obama?"

Blogger Jack Amok July 10, 2018 12:40 AM  

I'd even be happy with no more SBR bullshit.

Sadly in today's climate, I have to ask. Does the SB stand for Short-Barreled, or Scary-Black?

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 10, 2018 12:42 AM  

Barrett has the textbook case of crazy eyes. She adopted her two Haitian virtue signal tokens while she was pregnant! That to me says crazy as fuck. Plus, I don't trust her to be good on borders. Adopting Haitians says her soft spot is immigration. If we don't control immigration, everything else is window dressing.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 10, 2018 12:43 AM  

Short Barreled Rifle. It's an NFA controlled item.

Blogger Azimus July 10, 2018 12:43 AM  

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Blogger CoolHand July 10, 2018 12:45 AM  

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:I'd even be happy with no more SBR bullshit.

SBR's and SBS's being illegal "because concealable" while handguns are perfectly legal has to be to the most retarded bout of reasoning I've ever seen.

I know that the NFA1934 also originally had a ban on handguns "because concealable", but that was stripped out to get it to pass.

SBR's and SBS's really should not be any more regulated than any other firearm, and Silencers shouldn't be regulated at all.

They're mufflers FFS, they don't do anything but make a firearm more pleasant to shoot and to be around.

The NFA needs to be found unconstitutional, but until we can pull that off, I'd certainly take SBR's, Post '86 MG's, and Silencers at WalMart as a nice appetizer.

Blogger Jack Amok July 10, 2018 12:47 AM  

Yeah, I know, and if the gun-grabbers had their way, anything they thought was scary would be NFA controlled too.

I think you're right about Barrett not being reliable on borders if she's willing to virtue signal adopting Haitians like that. And while she was pregnant? Holy smokes, yes, bullet dodged there (don't know what length barrel it came out of).

Plus, as someone over at Insty pointed out, Kavanaugh means TGE gets to nominate a replacement on the influential DC Court. I'd rather he wasn't another Ivy League Papist, but there are far worse out there. Guns and borders are enough for me right now.

Blogger Bob Loblaw July 10, 2018 12:47 AM  

Kavanaugh was probably second worst of the final four in terms of squishiness. Barrett would have been the best. Kavanaugh will never be in the majority to overturn Roe or gut the ACA.

Blogger Ian Stein July 10, 2018 1:17 AM  

Just found out Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic. Most invaders are Roman Catholic, but he's strong on immigration? Hard to tell where loyalties align these days. The end is nigh. Parousia Now!

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas July 10, 2018 1:24 AM  

The only thing that's going to turn this country around is more women in power. Preferably strong women with two adopted black children. /s

For fuck's sake.

Blogger Darwinite July 10, 2018 1:26 AM  

Since nobody else has, I’ll play the 4D chess card. There’s every chance Kavanaugh is a stalking horse doomed to go down in the Senate, giving Trump the chance to nominate a different pick.

Blogger Mr. Deficient July 10, 2018 1:28 AM  

So many black pills wtf, can any of young whiners name an issue with this guy that does not apply to gorsuch (who has been a stellar pick).

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 10, 2018 1:41 AM  

Bob Loblaw,

You thought Barrett would have been the best? Stop being so pussy whipped. Question: who's been raising her kids while she's been a law professor and federal judge all these years?

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 10, 2018 1:51 AM  

It's not as simple to buy black children as it used to be. Barrett might have started the process long before she got pregnant.

Blogger linesy July 10, 2018 1:52 AM  

Lionel Nation nailed this. The court is filled with wonkish people. There is a feeling that a pick will act in a certain way. However, there is precedent to suggest otherwise. That said, let's hope they have a telephony based autopsy ready when Ginsberg gets Scalia'd. It's par for the course that the left press will harp about abortion, as noted elsewhere that ship sailed long ago, so, like the 2A, its just noise to the base because they don't want to actually do anything, let alone have the court rule on them. Not familiar with the pick as most people won't be, however, I trust in Trump, and if the rage against this is high, its just another day in DemWorld.

Blogger DonReynolds July 10, 2018 2:04 AM  

No one seems to remember now, but President Reagan nominated Kennedy to the Supreme Court. He was not expected to be one of the strong Liberals on the court. The Irish Catholic upbringing should have been a tip-off.

Blogger DraveckysHumerus July 10, 2018 3:03 AM  

In a 'troll of deeply epic proportions,' MSM reporters were guided into the White House past a garbage dumpster and the prominent portait of Hillary Clinton. (Undertake your own searches.) This was entirely deliberate. All hail God Emperor. I'll take my Second Amendment rights back now, thank you very much. It has been a tough week for a good man though, one who received the wrong endorsements but was powerless not to accept them and who is farther right on crucial issues than circumstances and portrayal. Next round.

Blogger Dire Badger July 10, 2018 4:00 AM  

Wait 3 days

Blogger Miguel July 10, 2018 4:01 AM  

Mike Cernovich it is.

Blogger JC July 10, 2018 4:14 AM  

If Ginsberg were to go brain-dead during Trump's eight years, I predict the Left will have a change of heart about plug-pulling and insist on her right to life. And they would be insulted - INSULTED! at the suggestion that she should lose her place on the court just because it would no longer be possible for her to do the job. It is unlikely for sure, but far from impossible given she is 85.

Blogger VD July 10, 2018 4:20 AM  

Would have loved to have seen Barrett in Kennedy’s seat.

And that is why your opinion is irrelevant. Might as well put Sandra Bullock or Madonna on the Supreme Court.

Blogger tublecane July 10, 2018 4:22 AM  

@57- Every time you're ever in a conversation with anyone and legal precedent comes up, cut your interlocutor off mid-sentence and yell "Plessy!"

Blogger tublecane July 10, 2018 4:30 AM  

@70- Aside from the fact that Republicans are usually incompetent/not really trying, you honestly don't know why so many judges go sour? SCOTUS is full of graduates from two, count 'em, two law schools. I don't think there are any Columbians anymore, though Ginzo went there at one point. That's who teaches them how to think.

Then they rise through the Managerial State and hobnob with politicians. Then they go to cocktail parties and their wives gossip at eachother. Funny things happen behind closed doors with rituals involving paddles probably. Then they listen about themselves on the news, and they worry about their reputations in the history books.

All such things are shot through with the enemy. It's a surprise any real rightists ever make it through.

Blogger tublecane July 10, 2018 4:33 AM  

@80- I wasn't aware either until a noticed squishy-cons recommending her because of her "I'm a good person, aren't I? And humble, too" fake kids.

That'll finally prove we're not racists! And then the whole store will stand and clap. Amen.

Blogger tublecane July 10, 2018 4:36 AM  

@81- Democrats don't make that mistake because their side runs the wizarding schools judges train at.

Blogger James Dixon July 10, 2018 4:38 AM  

> As Ireland just proved, that war is over, and we lost.

Since we're not the ones aborting our kids, I fail to see how we lost.

> We are told by the left that millions of people, especially women, will die if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

Promises, promises.

Blogger Lazarus July 10, 2018 4:46 AM  

26. Nathan July 09, 2018 9:19 PM

It seems suspicious that Kavanaugh investigated the Vince Foster "suicide". I don't think Trump has forgotten the long game of arresting Hillary and all the other lawbreakers. I wonder what Q will say about this.


On July 11, 1993, Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster visited James Hamilton at his home to discuss the possibility of retaining Hamilton as counsel to deal with a potential congressional probe regarding the White House travel office controversy. Hamilton later testified that Foster asked if what he told him would be confidential and Hamilton assured him that it would be. Foster committed suicide nine days later. Kavenaugh was the one who argued the case in the supreme court trying to uphold the supoena of the record of this conversation but lost.

In other words, a White Hat.

Blogger Lazarus July 10, 2018 4:54 AM  

Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon

@brianefallon

Kavanaugh:

✔️ Praised *dissent* in Roe

✔️ Criticized Roberts ruling on Obamacare

✔️ Says sitting POTUS can't be indicted/can fire special counsel whenever he wants

✔️ Opposes net neutrality

✔️ Opposes consumer bureau

✔️ Says assault weapon bans are unconstitutional

8:23 PM · Jul 9, 2018

Blogger Mark Stoval July 10, 2018 6:19 AM  

This may be Off Topic since no one ever cares about a SC nominee's opinion on this topic, but here goes.

When will we get SC that sees that preferential hiring or racial quotas are unconstitutional? When we we get a court that says that simply because you have more white men doing computer programing in a company you are not discriminating against the average 85 IQ dinus or women.

When will we get a court that says taking money from me to fund the welfare state is unconstitutional? Why do I have to give money to every black and brown in the nation that asks for a handout?

Blogger Garuna July 10, 2018 6:52 AM  

Would have loved to have seen Barrett in Kennedy’s seat

https://i.imgur.com/62Kl5qd.jpg

we should have gotten a conservative version of Ginsburg.

Terrible idea.

Trump is going to win 2018 and 2020. Then he will replace the actual Ginsburg and Sotomayer for a 7-2 supreme court in our favor for a generation. But if abortion is banned in a few states, the baby-killing wammen voters will destroy Trump in 2018 and 2020, then replace Justice Thomas with a new Ginsburg and reverse everything.

Right-wingers who whine about Trump simply have zero strategic thinking.

The only way to end abortion permanently is to win the war against globalism, liberalism, feminism, and atheism. You don't do that by treating Trump's reign as a frivolity to sacrifice for some cheap and temporary satisfaction.

Blogger Edgar Abbey July 10, 2018 6:55 AM  

There are 3 types of justices:
1. Those who are conservative
2. Those who are liberal
3. Those who appear to be conservative but turn out to actually be liberal

Blogger Anchorman July 10, 2018 7:13 AM  

I'm glad it's a white guy.

Thomas is the most consistent Justice on the SCOTUS.

Trump's other court appointments will reap rewards. He and McConnell have been stocking the lower courts with prospects. The lower court appointments will allow future presidents to see more cases in front of judges they want to appoint and we'll have fewer "blank slate" judges, like Roberts.

If there's a 4D chess move being made, it's that one. Everyone focuses on SCOTUS (for good reason), meanwhile, he's packing the courts with a solid farm team for his next two picks.

Blogger Looking Glass July 10, 2018 7:19 AM  

This is a random thought, but, since we're well into the "Catholics Rule the Court" century, does anyone know who made the identity politics choice that "we'll give the Catholics the courts"?

It was pretty clever and there's sub-cultural effects that will produce more of them within the Appellate Court system, but it really does now look a lot like an agreement was made to do this a while ago. Because it's pretty much: GOP nominates Catholics, Dems nominate Jews. Which means it's a pretty high level agreement.

Blogger Avalanche July 10, 2018 7:28 AM  

@13 "The White Nationalists oppose overturning Roe v Wade, because of the number of black babies being murdered. Chalk up one more stupidity."

What is stupid about letting your enemies DESTROY their future soldiers before they are born? (Well, unintelligent, shiftless, destructive rapists and murderers, damned few actual soldiers.)

If the God of the Bible thought it was perfectly fine to "kill them all": men, women, children, and their animals, burn their crops, and salt the earth... why is a LESS cruel way to remove permanently a destructive enemy unacceptable?

Or is that one of the parts of the OT Bible you discard, unlike OTHER parts you retain?


If YOUR OWN CHILDREN 'catch' lice, do you support killing or otherwise removing the adult lice -- but LEAVING the nits to grow up and damage your children in future?

If GOD can differentiate the 'tribes,' why can't you?

Blogger Looking Glass July 10, 2018 7:34 AM  

@115 Anchorman

Grassley deserves much of the credit, though McConnell had be willing to do it. They did Obama so damn dirty that, if Trump really does get to replace most of the court, Grassley goes down as one of the most consequential Baptists in American history.

It's also probably important to note that since Trump pretty much out endured nearly all of the other Boomers, all of the retiring Boomers will be replaced by a guy that doesn't like them. It's how you go out that matters quite a lot.

Funny bit, though, about all of this is that we'd have seen pretty similar Court choices in any Republican administration, but, without Trump, there would be no Republican administration. (And the rest of things would be far, far worse.)


On Roe vs Wade, it was already overturned with Casey in 1992. So both rulings being negated would only return the situation to the Status Quo Ante: Every state could do whatever they chose. That's really what the Leftist Funders don't want. Beyond just killing children, it'd drain their resources to have to fight a "war" on 50 fronts. Their networks aren't really well built for that. (They isolate & swarm, then use the Unionized State Workers do to the consistent work. Note well the current attack vectors.)

Blogger Avalanche July 10, 2018 7:35 AM  

@24 "Kavanaugh that makes the court 100% Harvard/Yale law school alumni.... those who, like Vox, recognize patterns, might be a bit less than enthusiastic about this choice."

Don't see, on a quick skim around if he is, in fact, Protestant (but it appears so): it would sure be nice to have a Supreme Court that actually "mirrored" (or, at least, came closer) the makeup of this (Protestant) country!

Maybe 'we' can convince the idiot-Dems to consider "proportional representation" on the Court? They so love it elsewhere....

Blogger Garuna July 10, 2018 7:36 AM  

Interesting addition to the "posterity" discussion from the Supreme Court. It's sound logic.

https://i.imgur.com/mln1qWh.png

Cuckservatives can't have their cake and eat it too. Either you're a Constitutionalist or you're an anti-racist who doesn't care about demographics.

If you say anti-racism is fine because the Constitution is changeable, then hypothetically Communists or Islamists could become the majority and change the Constitution to be Communist or Islamist. And then supporting Communism and Sharia Law becomes Constitutionalism. Which means the Constitution is just a worthless piece of trash and constitutional conservatives believe in nothing. Wow!

Blogger Looking Glass July 10, 2018 7:37 AM  

@117 Avalanche

Abortion is mostly used as a post hoc birth-control method. What changed is a significant chunk of Women were willing to have sex if they could avoid the consequences. Black TFR is unlikely to be impacted much at all.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 10, 2018 7:40 AM  

Weekly Standard is now complaining that Trump isn't like Reagan (boo hoo!)

https://www.weeklystandard.com/jonathan-v-last/donald-trump-will-not-be-ronald-reagan

Yeah... with Reagan, we were hoping for someone to fix the system.... and he failed.

With Trump, we hired someone to DESTROY the system, and he's actually doing it!

Blogger Garuna July 10, 2018 7:56 AM  

Weekly Standard is now complaining that Trump isn't like Reagan (boo hoo!)

Read the article. More fodder for the "Trump will never..." meme. Do these faggots never learn?

Blogger Looking Glass July 10, 2018 7:59 AM  

Garuna wrote:Weekly Standard is now complaining that Trump isn't like Reagan (boo hoo!)

Read the article. More fodder for the "Trump will never..." meme. Do these faggots never learn?


National Review exists still. So, no, they don't.

Blogger Avalanche July 10, 2018 8:02 AM  

@62 "It's an old trick. The Nazis used abortion and birth control to deal with "undesirable" populations."

I wish some of y'all would consider that "eugenics" was demonized by OUR ENEMIES! 'We' (naturally) have a deeply inculcated knee-jerk reflexive response AGAINST the threat to take our guns. We also were infected with an inculcated knee-jerk reflexive response AGAINST even the concept of eugenics!

We do it for our animals; we used to disallow / prevent genetically damaged (or otherwise damaged, by e.g., birth problem, chemical, accident) humans from reproducing, because they were not able to be good parents and/or raise healthy children.

Really! Two retarded semi-adults 'marry' and produce a (relatively / apparently) normal-IQ baby -- and the 'law' decides to let the incapable parents 'raise' that baby -- how is it possible for that child to not be ... blunted? And other than serving the feelings of the incapable parents, how does that serve our people?! Or you've got literally a couple(+) MILLION "undesirables" producing baby after baby and expecting (nay, requiring!) the (mostly) White working population to support however-the-hell many they choose to squat out! (Thank you Big Gay Steve, wherever you are, for that perfect phrasing!)

AND because of the burden of those millions and millions of undesirables, the White working population, the posterity, the people for whom this country was founded, DO NOT REPRODUCE! (Double whammy!)

Mother Nature is red in tooth and claw -- and the Christian God ... was? is? will be? too.

You cannot have it both ways: EITHER we must drown under the tidal wave of undesirables -- OR we can protect and save our own people! There IS no third way! (Even God did not give you a third way: Where will you draw the line to hold off Churchianity?

Blogger CM July 10, 2018 8:02 AM  

I liked the idea of Barrett. Kavanaugh's resume with regards to Bush makes me a little nervous...

And I liked the idea of balancing Ginsberg and Sotomayor. However, the idea of conservative female leaders is usually better than the actuality.

I hope Kavanaugh is not a squish.

Blogger Looking Glass July 10, 2018 8:26 AM  

CM wrote:I liked the idea of Barrett. Kavanaugh's resume with regards to Bush makes me a little nervous...

And I liked the idea of balancing Ginsberg and Sotomayor. However, the idea of conservative female leaders is usually better than the actuality.

I hope Kavanaugh is not a squish.


Barrett was only appointed to the Circuit last year, which is why Trump was always unlikely to appoint her. She, however, is the prefect type of replacement for RBG, mostly for the years of exploding Leftist heads.

Blogger dienw July 10, 2018 8:29 AM  

Yes, Brett Kavanaugh is a real good pick:
In a nation founded by Protestants Trump has picked a lay Jesuit and a Judge brought up under mariolatry; his prep school Georgetown Prep is Jesuit. Trump might have well as nominated the Black Pope: the sworn purpose of the Jesuits is the destruction of the Protestants and the Reformation: this is why knowledgeable people at the start of this country did not want Roman Catholics immigrating to the United States.

We just lost a future battle to stop and remove illegal aliens flooding this country from Roman Catholic South America.

Wikipedia and other sources scrapped the term "Roman" when stating Kavanuagh's religion.

Blogger Avalanche July 10, 2018 8:29 AM  

@121 "Abortion is mostly used as a post hoc birth-control method. "

Yes, and UNTIL we change culture ( >politics), you're going to have sluts of every color using it as such. However, it is still the case that White women are WAY less likely to use it (or need it) as birth control -- IQ always wins out! (And which group is more likely to respond to the shift in culture back to shaming sluts and unmarried pregnancy -- it's sure NOT blacks and hispanics!)

Don't know if this info is as solid as I would like, but it's certainly from a group staunchly and actively on the anti-abortion (and cucked) side!
• Blacks comprise only 13% of the population of America but account for 37% of all abortions.
• Black women are five times more likely to abort than white women.
• 69% of pregnancies among Blacks are unintended, while that number is 54% among Hispanics and 40% of pregnancies among Whites.
• Planned Parenthood, the largest seller of abortions in the United States, has located 80% of its abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods, disproportionally targeting minorities for abortion.


https://www.operationrescue.org/about-abortion/abortions-in-america/

Fix the CULTURE and a lot of the rest will follow! (And oh yeah, in my view, that HAS to include: fix the part of the Right that insists birth control is anathema! (hey, Catholics?) because this whole thing started in forced births!

If only we could go back to our White Euro-derived posterity-majority America -- where there WAS no 24/7/365 pushing women to screw starting at age 14 (and way too many men taking full advantage of pushing that view -- eh? Roosh, et al.?!) -- then the need for abortion would drop drastically. And it IS a need! The human animal has NEEDED -- and women have struggled to find/get/cause -- an abortion since before Rome was ascendant!

Did you not see the video of the Indonesian woman who was married as second-wife to her older sister's husband because he needed a boy child? So she is (it appears to be: chuckling worriedly and) showing the reporter the EIGHT baby-graves where SHE STRANGLED THE EIGHT GIRL-CHILDREN SHE BIRTHED!

I'm FINE with letting the "not-us" do whateverthehell they want to in their own counties. But I want them (all) OUT of our country and then there will not be the NEED to kill off the 'not-us' nits in our country!

Blogger seeingsights July 10, 2018 9:21 AM  

It seems, based on Trump's nominees, that the criteria that Trump is looking for is a Gen Xer, was on the bench, and has a conservative track record.

Blogger seeingsights July 10, 2018 9:25 AM  

A recent post made the point that Kavanaugh being a Catholic will be soft on immigration.
Not necessarily. Counter example: Scalia was a Catholic, yet in a Supreme Court case he said that Arizona is being "invaded". Scalia did use that word.
That is something that a Vox Day commenter would say.

Blogger Cloom Glue July 10, 2018 10:36 AM  

You, a regular here, are saying these don'ts:

[Don't:] shaming sluts and unmarried pregnancy ...

[Don't:] insists birth control is anathema! (hey, Catholics?) because this whole thing started in forced births!


I think you are not thinking through very well, the end of shame of sin. It is the downfall of our culture. It is the liberal message; no shame, no sin.

The Catholics who obey the no artificial birth control rule will not abort their unwanted child. So that did not lead to abortions.

Instead you probably are saying the shame of birth control and the shame of single motherhood should go away so secret abortions are not done to avoid the two public shames listed.

Again, the end of shame of sin is our current not Christian culture and is not correct either.

Blogger geezer July 10, 2018 10:45 AM  

I spent my working life in a female profession so Barrett was off my list.Even avowed non-feminists are joiners when the 'group' is threatened. Adopting a "different race" child is a perfect example of this.

Blogger Crew July 10, 2018 11:15 AM  

Kavanaugh is also a Climate Skeptic as well as being strong on the 2nd and somewhat anti-Clinton.

Blogger seeingsights July 10, 2018 12:48 PM  

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Blogger seeingsights July 10, 2018 12:50 PM  

Yeah I read an article that Kavanaugh is strong on the 2nd amendment. A person's view on gun rights is a good indicator of their political views.

Blogger VFM #7634 July 10, 2018 1:31 PM  

"A recent post made the point that Kavanaugh being a Catholic will be soft on immigration."

Catholics aren't a monolithic group. Different groups of Catholics hate each other all the time.

Now, if he was Cuban or P'Rican...

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 10, 2018 2:18 PM  

Roe v. Wade solidified the notion of SCOTUS as an unchecked and despotic law-giver moreso than any other decision, I'd argue.

Muh "penumbras and emanations." As if the Constitution had some sort of an "aura," or constantly leaked some sort of gaseous effusion. Didn't even really try to justify that one with anything more than rhetorical handwaving and feelz.

Blogger OneWingedShark July 10, 2018 2:24 PM  

The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey wrote:Roe v. Wade solidified the notion of SCOTUS as an unchecked and despotic law-giver moreso than any other decision, I'd argue. That decision is a Constitution breaker. It revealed SCOTUS not to be a defender of the US Constitution, but a tyrannical and belligerent force at war with it.
Maybe; though I'm of the opinion Schenck v. United States (1919) did so much more convincingly. In Schenck, they say “When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in time of peace are such a hindrance to its effort that their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight, and that no Court could regard them as protected by any constitutional right.” despite just sentences earlier saying “We admit that, in many places and in ordinary times, the defendants, in saying all that was said in the circular, would have been within their constitutional rights.

Compare, and contrast, to the absolute language in the 1st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — The amendment prohibits, in all cases, even war, the Congress from enacting laws “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”.

Blogger OneWingedShark July 10, 2018 2:30 PM  

Mr. Smith wrote:Would he over turn the 86’ machine gun ban? The ability to own an affordable full auto MP5, even with damnable NFA rules, would be glorious.
It's astounding how many never think that this is what “fighting for gun rights” would look like; almost as if the NRA et al. are controlled opposition to make preserving the status quo the maximum reach of thought on the subject.

Blogger Nameless One July 10, 2018 2:42 PM  

This is a fine choice. He was on the list of 25 and anyone who didn't complain about him being on the list back then I can't take their criticism seriously now.

Now if the criticism is someone else on the list would have been better. Sure, one might argue that, but keep in mind President Trump will almost certainly still have other chances to nominate. And I think there is probably something to the report that Kennedy negotiated for this nomination as the price of his immediate retirement, and if so that's a deal I'd make any day.

Blogger SirHamster July 10, 2018 3:05 PM  

Avalanche wrote:

If the God of the Bible thought it was perfectly fine to "kill them all": men, women, children, and their animals, burn their crops, and salt the earth... why is a LESS cruel way to remove permanently a destructive enemy unacceptable?


Woman, all those nations God demanded to be wiped out were practicing child sacrifice.

Abortion is child sacrifice.

Think very carefully about what that means for anyone and everyone who supports abortion.

And if you think you can pull a Balaam, God had him killed, too.

Blogger MortemTyrannus July 10, 2018 3:11 PM  

Judge Napolitano is saying Kavanaugh was the prosecutor for the Vince Foster suicide in the White House. They might be using the nomination to open up files regarding the arkancide.

Time to stock up on more popcorn.

Blogger OneWingedShark July 11, 2018 11:21 AM  

SirHamster wrote:
Abortion is child sacrifice.

Agreed, if nothing else to the god of convenience.

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