SCOTUS under Trump


#4302

Ah, so you accidentally swapped all the Rs and Ls in the same word twice in the same post. You definitely did not forget how the word was spelled. Gotcha.


#4303

Forget the spelling of the word. What’s up with this?

Do kids not eat toast anymore? What is this world coming to?


#4304

You’re going on two posts now to try to drive home the point that someone may have misspelled a word?


#4305

Yeah, maybe you’re going for tongue-in-cheek but it’s coming off being-an-asshole.


#4306

Forget it, Kev; it’s Zylontown.


#4307

Nope, it’s that affluent people and nations usually have smaller family sizes. It’s correlationally, not cause.

Just like ice cream sales correlate to murder rates. As one goes up, so does the other. The third factor in the equation is that summer and heat correlate with both, and is probably the causal factor.

It’s one of those things drilled into me when I was taking my psychology courses in undergrade, and why research and experimentation is necessary, rather than relying on correlation. Otherwise we might as well be sociologists and nobody wants that.

Anyway, the original psychology article was already posted above.


#4308

Oh god, please hang in there RBG.


#4309

Oh Jesus. Halfway through that headline, my pulse probably shot up about 50 bpm.


#4310

A scenario that occurred to me last night was the Dems win the Presidency and the Senate in 2020, but RBG passes away a week later. Trump and the lame-duck R’s march through another far-right justice who passes on a party-line vote.


#4311

Goddammit. We’re gonna be so screwed if she doesn’t make it.


#4312

So is she.


#4313

Two years is a long time. It wouldn’t surprise me if Trump gets to appoint another justice.


#4314

Wouldn’t she have to just make it one year?


#4315

Hahahah. Meaning that McConnell would apply the McConnell rule to himself? No way.


#4316

We’re gonna need more 'HA’s


#4317

Just a thought…


#4318

A political supposition reliant on the personal honor and fairness of Mitch McConnell is a poorly supported position indeed. . .


#4319

He’s already said that he’d appoint a judge all the way up until the last day of Trump’s presidency. He’s said, “Oh, it’s only a problem when the senate is controlled by a different party than the President.”


#4320

Which he would double-back on in five seconds if it were a Republican president and a Democratic Senate.


#4321

Came across this a bit randomly but 27 years ago, seems like SCOTUS hearings were pretty much the same. Damn, Robin Williams was just amazing.