Wednesday, March 16, 2016
No Chance For Garland Supreme Court Nomination
Obama selected Merrick Garland, a centrist judge, for the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. Garland's position against the Second Amendment virtually eliminates his consideration. A lame duck president has not had a justice approved since 1880.
The conservative Judicial Crisis Network, which plans to spend at least $2 million on an advertising campaign to oppose Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination, says the nominee "has a very liberal view of gun rights"
JCN chief counsel Carrie Severino said in a blog post that Judge Merrick’s record on the bench since 1997 "leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalia’s most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms."
In 2007, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled against the District’s handgun ban in Parker v. District of Columbia (the case which eventually became District of Columbia v. Heller when it went before the Supreme Court).
The D.C. government asked for a rehearing of the case before all 10 judges of the appeals court. Six judges voted not to rehear the case, but four, including Judge Merrick, voted for a rehearing.
Conservatives say that’s presumably because he disagreed with the three-judge panel that had ruled to overturn the handgun ban.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday the Senate will not consider Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Republican said, "Obama did it not with the intent of seeing the nominee confirmed, but in order to politicize it for the purpose of the election."
While Obama has the constitutional right to nominate a candidate for the Supreme Court, his feeble attempt to slip in a seemingly moderate judge that agrees with his utter disregard for the Second Amendment will kill any chances of Garland's approval.
The News As I See It: Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in Florida. That's pretty tough when a 74-year-old Jewish man can't win in Florida.
A new poll found that the majority of millennials would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Then millennials found out you can't vote by texting and said, "Never mind!"
Last weekend was Daylight Savings Time and we all lost an hour of our lives. Plus, I watched the Democratic debate so I actually lost three hours of my life.
How is it that my airbag knows exactly when I'm going to get into an accident, but my car can't figure out how to go forward an hour for Daylight Savings Time?
This Date In History: 1521; Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines. 1850; Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter was published. 1926; The first liquid-fuel rocket was successfully launched by Prof. Robert Goddard at Auburn, Massachusetts. The rocket traveled 184 feet in 2.5 seconds.
1935; Adolf Hitler cancelled the military clauses of the Treaty of Versailles. 1968; The My Lai massacre occurred in Vietnam. 1978; Italian politician Aldo Moro was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the Red Brigades.
1985; U.S. journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Beirut; he was not released until December 4, 1991 after 2454 days in captivity.
1988; Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North and Vice Admiral John M. Poindexter of the National Security Council are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States for their role in the Iran-contra affair.
Picture Of The Day: Happy Saint Patrick's Day
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) If you play a game with your girlfriend where you pick one person you’d be allowed to sleep with, choose a celebrity and not "Liz from Accounting." 2) The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some great ideas! 3) I saw a woman with a lower back tattoo that said "Classy" and my brain leaked out of my ear 4) Quit blaming your smart phone's auto-correct! You meant to say "furbenglurbrn." 5) I had a cold and my doctor recommended coffee enemas. I can never go back to Starbucks.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Pisces - March 16th: Feel welcome to share your inner most secrets with your family and friends. They will praise you for your honesty and may only exclude you from certain holidays and special events.
Birthdays: James Madison, 4th President of the United States 1751, Georg Simon Ohm, physicist 1787, Reza Shah Pahlevi, shah of Iran 1877, Henny Youngman, comedian 1906, Jerry Lewis, comedian, 1926, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, sociologist and politician 1927, Bernardo Bertolucci, filmmaker 1940.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to spice up her dead sex-life. She puts them on, together with a short skirt and sits on the sofa opposite her husband. At strategic moments she uncrosses her legs.
Finally, after she had crossed her legs enough times, her husband asks, "Are you wearing crotchless panties?" She answered with a seductive smile, "Yes." Her husband replied, "Thank God. For a moment, I thought the stuffing was coming out of the sofa."
Some advice for young parents answering their children's future questions, "Dad, why did your generation find a fat Korean guy, singing and pretending to ride a horse, entertaining?" (You): "I don't know son, I just don't know."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Mike for his contribution to today's stories.
Brooklyn Tony was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after another. After the 6th one a man on the bench across from him said, "Son, you know eating all that candy isn't good for you. It will give you acne, rot your teeth, and make you fat."
Brooklyn Tony replied, "You know, my grandfather lived to be 107 years old." The man asked, "Did your grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a time?" Brooklyn Tony answered, "No, he minded his own f*cking business."
Two elderly women were eating breakfast in a restaurant one morning. Ethel noticed something funny about Mabel's ear and she said, ''Mabel, do you know you've got a suppository in your left ear?" Mabel answered, "I do?"
Mabel reached up to her ear, pulled out the suppository and stared at it. Then she said, "I think I know where to find my hearing aid."
That's it for today, my little tadpoles. Remember, alcohol doesn't solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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