Monday, February 15, 2016
Who Will Replace Judge Scalia?
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead Saturday apparently of natural causes at a Texas resort. There are rumors that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch might be the president's choice to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court.
According to Tom Goldstein of the highly respected SCOTUS Blog, which covers all things relating to the Supreme Court, Goldstein predicts Obama wants a black nominee for the court. He writes, "The fact that Lynch was vetted so recently for attorney general also makes it practical for the president to nominate her in relatively short order."
The chance of lame duck Obama getting any nominee nominated is highly doubtful. What is alarming is that Obama himself maybe nominated for that position if Witch Hazel Hillary Clinton wins the presidency. If that were to occur, the only chance of stopping that nomination is that the republicans retain control of the senate.
Shamefully, Judge Scalia has been dead for only a few days and politics has quickly arose from the ashes. Rest In Peace Judge Antonin Scalia.
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The News As I See It: An Army laboratory has created a ready-to-eat pizza that lasts for three years. When he heard this, the CEO of Papa John’s said, "Challenge accepted."
In the movie "Ghostbusters ll" which came out in 1989, they say the world is going to end on Valentine's Day 2016, which was yesterday. I'm betting there are some people who wished they hadn't canceled their Valentine's dinner reservations.
This Date In History: 1859; Oregon became the 33rd state in the United States. 1912; Arizona became the 48th state in the United States. 1920; The League of Women Voters was founded. 1929; Members of Al Capone's gang killed rival gang members in the St. Valentine's Day massacre. 1989; Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses. 2001; The Kansas Board of Education reversed its 1999 ruling and restored evolution to the state's science curriculum.
Picture Of The Day: Attorney General Loretta Lynch is rumored to be at the top of Obama's short list to be nominated for the Supreme Court. The chance of Lynch, an Obama clone, being confirmed by the senate is nil.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Once, I boarded a plane to New York and I told the ticket lady, "Send one of my bags to New York and send the other one to Los Angeles." She said, "We can't do that!" I told her, "You did it last week!" 2) My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years. 3) A woman gave birth on an airplane. The airline said that the woman and her new $40 carry-on are doing just fine. 4) My friend and his wife have the secret to making a marriage last. Two times a week, they go to a nice restaurant, drink a little wine and a romantic dinner. She goes on Tuesdays, he goes on Fridays. 5) It never ceases to amaze me how much exercise and extra fries sound alike.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aquarius - February 15th: Do not dwell on your personal peccadilloes. Everyone has their own. Keeping tic-tacs in your pocket lets people know you're more embarrassed of your breath than you are of sounding like a human maraca.
Birthdays: George Jean Nathan, editor and drama critic 1882, Katherine Stinson, pioneering pilot 1891, Jack Benny, comedian 1894, Florence Henderson, actress 1934, Donna Shalala, educator, public official 1941, Michael Bloomberg, businessman, politician and general asshole 1942, Gregory Hines, dancer, actor 1946, Jim Kelly, NFL Pro QB 1960.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A man was sitting on a blanket at the beach. He had no arms and no legs. Three women from England, Wales and Scotland, were walking past and felt sorry for the poor man.
The English woman said "Have you ever had a hug?" The man said "No." So, she gave him a hug and walked on. The Welsh woman said, "Have you ever had a kiss?" The man said, "No." So she gave him a kiss and walked on.
The Scottish woman came to him and said, "Have ya ever been fooked, laddie?" The man broke into a big smile and said, "No," She said, "Aye, ya will be when the tide comes in."
A man goes into a bookstore and asks the young lady assistant, "Do you have the new book out for men with short penises? She replies, "I'm not sure if it's in yet." The man says, "Yeah that's the one, I'll take a copy please."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Four married men were golfing. While at the fourth hole, the first man said, "You have no idea what I had to go through to get to come out golfing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I would paint every room in the house next weekend."
The second guy said, "That's nothing. I had to promise my wife that I would build her a new deck for the pool." The third guy said, "Man, you guys have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I would remodel the kitchen for her."
They continued to play several more holes when they realized that the fourth guy had not said a word about how he managed to get out of the house. So the first guy said, "You haven't said a word about what you had to do to come golfing this weekend. What's the deal?"
The fourth guy smiled and said "Well, I just set my alarm for 5:30 a.m. When it went off, I shut off the alarm, gave my wife a nudge and said, 'Golf course or intercourse?' and she said, 'Wear your sweater'."
Obama took a jog near the White House and on each run, he happened to jog past a hooker standing on the same street corner, day after day. One day, as he approached the corner, the hooker shouted from the curb, "Hey Barack, a hundred dollars!" Obama fired back, "No, ten dollars!"
This ritual between the prez and the hooker continued for several days. He'd run by, she'd holler, "One hundred dollars" and he'd yell back, "No, ten dollars!"
One day, Michelle decided that she wanted to accompany her husband on his jog. As the jogging couple neared the now infamous street corner, Obama suddenly realized the "pro" would bark her $100 offer for all to hear (including Michelle) and he would have to come up with a darn good explanation for his wife.
As they jogged into the turn that would take them past her, Obama became overcome with anxiety on how to handle the situation. Sure enough, there she was - standing where she always did.
Obama tried to evade the streetwalker's eyes as she looked up at the jogging executive. Then, from the sidewalk, she yelled, "Hey Barack, see what you get for ten bucks?"
That's it for today, my little lily pads. Remember, always sing like no one is listening and dance like you need to be shot with a tranquilizer dart.
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