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 on: Today at 12:26:31 am 
Started by Mechaman - Last post by tweed
you still holding off on the booze?

 on: Today at 12:26:30 am 
Started by wormyguy - Last post by wormyguy
Have at it.

 on: Today at 12:25:41 am 
Started by Mehmentum - Last post by Skill and Chance
On the alternative side of things, one can quite easily question the sincerity in the Republican Party's efforts to actually ban abortion. The Republican Party had ample opportunity to overturn Roe in the 80s and early 90s if they hadn't screwed their Supreme Court nominations up. It casts a rather different perspective on say, the presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney: pay lip service to the Pro-Life movement but when the chips are down and they actually have choice between protecting life and maintaining power, what will the choice be?

But will Republican Presidents actually be allowed to make Supreme Court nominations anymore that will not align with the Religious Right (unless they are replacing a Liberal justice or Kennedy in a Senate that can come up with a coalition who will block that nomination)?

I can even see Kennedy seeing the writing on the wall and concurring or joining a decision that throws out Roe, Casey and Griswold if a personhood  law soon gets passed at the state level and a Republican Government gets elected in 2016. However, I will contend that if abortion is still legal after the next president leaves office, it probably will never be a crime.

There is absolutely no way Kennedy is going to touch Griswold - he's based a lot of his decisions on it.  He may be willing to modify Casey similar to the way that Casey modified Roe.

I'm actually more concerned about Wickard or even West Coast Hotel going down than Roe or Griswold.  Kennedy is far more likely to be persuaded by a radical economic conservative argument.  But I think a major part of the reason Roberts defected on NFIB was to signal that he wouldn't be part of any majority that went there.  But if, say, Andrew Napolitano and Paul Clement take Ginsburg's and Kennedy's seats in the near future, the New Deal could very well go down, whether Roberts likes it or not.

 on: Today at 12:25:17 am 
Started by wormyguy - Last post by tweed
Buchanan is the kneejerk answer, for setting the stage for the Civil War.  but, what should he have done?  surely our 21st Century sentiments would consider any brokering of a deal that allowed the continued existence of slavery in any form to be reprehensible.. is the complaint then that he should have invaded the South four years earlier?

 on: Today at 12:25:04 am 
Started by black and white band photos - Last post by Never

 on: Today at 12:24:44 am 
Started by Phony Moderate - Last post by Vosem
All this time I thought UKIP was born out of the Referendum Party.  I didn't know it was more of a JPF/PFJ rivalry instead.

Apparently, in 1997 after being way out-classed by the Referendum Party, UKIP was on the brink of collapse, until the Referendum Party leader Goldsmith died and that party was torn apart, resulting in an influx of support for UKIP and their first real success at the EP elections of 1999 when they won 3 seats. From there, it's been straight up.

 on: Today at 12:19:32 am 
Started by wormyguy - Last post by wormyguy
Have at it.

 on: Today at 12:19:07 am 
Started by Franzl - Last post by Bleeding heart conservative, HTMLdon
Early voted on Friday

Governor: Bill Haslam (R)
U.S. Senate: Lamar Alexander (R)
U.S. House, Dist 5: Bob Ries (R)
State House, Dist. 56: Beth Harwell (R)
Amendment 1 (legislative abortion restrictions): Yes
Amendment 2 (TN Plan+ for Judges): Yes
Amendment 3 (Income Tax prohibition): Yes
Amendment 4 (Gambling for veterans groups): Yes

 on: Today at 12:18:43 am 
Started by wormyguy - Last post by wormyguy
Have at it.

 on: Today at 12:16:49 am 
Started by Snowstalker - Last post by Pessimistic Antineutrino
Damn I remember that series!

Putt-putt definitely.

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