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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-12-20 05:21
Subject: [links] Link salad chops away
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Into the Planetary RainforestCentauri Dreams with more on exoplanets.

Exoplanet Travel Posters — (Snurched from Curiosity Counts.)

The Department of Redundancy Department — A little tale of woe for those of you who somehow imagine private health insurance is efficient. If you think Obamacare is bad, try living with what is out there now.

Don’t Tax the Rich. Tax Inequality Itself.

Newt Gingrich takes aim at ‘activist judges,’ concerning some in GOP — Strangely enough, activism by conservative judges is wise jurisprudence. Bush v. Gore, anyone? Just another way conservatives cheat the system.

Mitt Romney, establishment candidate

?otd: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-12-20 15:26 (UTC)
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It should be noted that by "activist judges" he and the GOP mean "judges whose rulings we don't like." I mean, a few GOP party platforms back in 2010 pretty much said it when they said they were against activist judges but, essentially, they supported electing judges who held conservative (and GOP-aligned) values.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-12-20 15:27 (UTC)
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Well, of course. That's what I mean buy cheating the system. When it a judge throws out a law or ruling in support of the GOP agenda, that's wise jurisprudence according to them. When the opposite occurs, it's judicial activism. Any notions of fairness in turnabout have long since been bled dry from their worldview.
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User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2011-12-20 15:47 (UTC)
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Seriously. The thing that kills me though is the number of people who don't get it. I have a number of old-school, small government, fiscal conservatives in my friends group who refuse to call themselves Republicans anymore because of these shenanigans.
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