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Thursday, December 12, 2019

After years of freaking out every time anyone pointed out that the things he are doing are Hitler-ish Trump decides to portray himself instead as Thanos, The super-evil genocidal warlord of the Marvel Comic Universe. With a snap of his fingers the Democrats are destroyed.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Republicans in the Senate blocked a Bipartisan Bill introduced by Marco Rubio (r) and Chris Van Hollen (D) that would have automatically triggered sanctions within 30 days of the discovery of election meddling by foreign nations.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Add this to the list of all the things that Republicans claim Democrats do because they are doing it and can't believe anyone could have the integrity not to.

Friday, November 22, 2019

News from The Washington Post that top White House officials held a clandestine meeting Thursday with Republican Senators to map out a plan to limit the Senate impeachment trial while President Trump has been secretly "courting" Senate Republicans in an effort to gauge and gain their loyalty has many angered and alarmed. read more

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study said on Monday. read more


Procedurally, how does the supreme court decide to not hear an appeal?

#6 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2019-12-09 02:01 PM | REPLY |

The Supreme Court decides to hear a case based on at least four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court agreeing to grant the Petition for Certiorari. If four Justices agree to grant the petition, the Supreme Court will consider the case. A Petition for Certiorari is granted in very, few selected cases"fewer than 100 a year, by the Supreme Court of the United States.

A petition for Writ Certiorari is a request that the court hear your case. The Supreme Court receives over 5000 writs of Certiorari every year. Each writ and the case it comes from is reviewed the Supreme Court clerks and then shortened into a cert. memo. The cert. memo is what the Supreme Court justices use to actually decide the case. Upon reviewing the memo, the particular justice that the case was assigned to will either deny the appeal himself and affirm the appeals court judgment or will bring the cert. memo before the other justices and debate whether the case should be heard. In order for the case to be heard, four justices must agree to hear the case. This is known as the Rule of Four. If four justices vote to hear the case, then it is placed onto the court's docket and the parties and their attorney's are notified that the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case.

The court will typically grant the petitions of cases that are exceptionally unique and that present an issue of law that would be considered far-reaching throughout the United States. The Supreme Court also prefers cases that are clear examples for the lower court so that exact guidance can be given.


The numbers under Obama were ALWAYS overstated, trumpeted by the media, and then quietly revised downward with little mention.

#39 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2019-12-10 01:20 PM | REPLY |

Obama almost always got revised UPWARDS


"With the addition of Friday's fairly strong jobs report, plus upward revisions over the last couple of months,"


"The January employment report turned out to be a very good one, initially reporting that 243,000 jobs were created that month. (The figure has since been revised up further, to 275,000 jobs.) The February jobs number " originally 227,000 and now 259,000 jobs after revisions " was likewise quite strong."

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