Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 1:00am

Dangerous litigations

President Barack Obama most assuredly wants to appoint some person to the Supreme Court who shows empathy or sympathy to litigants who come before the Court. I believe most any good American has both of these fine traits in their system.

However, not just any good American can, or should, be on the Supreme Court if their legal decisions are based on these two traits. After all, this great country called the United States of America is based on laws and not pre-perceived sympathy or empathy for certain individuals or groups.

Lady Justice is a statute found in just about every courtroom in America. It is depicted wearing a blindfold. This is done in order to indicate that justice should be handed out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of identity, person or weakness. In other words, blind impartiality and blind justice.

Mr. Obama, in his writings and his voting record in Congress has already shown that he will insist on an appointee who has the capacity to understand others and decide cases based on his or her sympathetic understanding of a litigant, not their understanding of the Constitution. This is dangerous.

Ray Sharer, 37214
 

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296 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 11:45

Yes. That explains why one time Santa heald me for a very long time. Yuck!!!! I WAS MOLESTED.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 11:46

the book of revelations is talking about the fall of the roman empire and it was written in coded message so as not to get john in trouble with the political powers of the time.

chief, i've always been wary of people. that's not sad, that's being prudent.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 11:46

Blankert,

If Santa is a conservative, then he must be a perv to Nemo.

Then again, I guess by Nemo's standards, he couldn't be a conservative...because Santa gives presents away...so it would be ok for girls and boys to sit in his lap.

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 11:46

Those ladies in the Enzyte commercial don't seem to mind giving Santa a lap dance.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 11:47

House,

Those ladies in that commercial were HOPING for Santa to give them a VERY special present.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 11:47

Nemo, did you at least get a shiny red bike from the old perv?

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 11:49

Blanket, I look at it this way. All myths have there starting point for reallity.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 11:52

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 12:46
Blankert,

If Santa is a conservative, then he must be a perv to Nemo.

Then again, I guess by Nemo's standards, he couldn't be a conservative...because Santa gives presents away...so it would be ok for girls and boys to sit in his lap.
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It just means that this Santa was a Republican. lol

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 11:55

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 12:47
Nemo, did you at least get a shiny red bike from the old perv?

Nope! He did say that Nixon would be president. ;-0

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 11:58

Nemo,

Wow...a prophetic Santa! Did you ask him which stocks would go up too???

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 11:59

so he screwed you twice AND didn't give you the bike? yep, he was definitely a republican.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:03

Santa sold a lot of that stuff to buy drugs.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 12:04

That righttt.

Come to think about it, he did black stubbles under his beard. You don't think it was.....HIM!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 12:04

yeah, he always seemed a little TOO jolly to me, if you know what i mean. and those elves were always street hustlin' for him.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:06

ho ho ho my arse.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 12:08

Slacker,

Exactly.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:11

Well.. you can now pack heat in the parks.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 12:14

seriously?

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:17

yep, just heard it on the news.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 12:31

what news?

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:37

The news I just heard.
Who's on first?

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:39

Its turned into old's now.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 12:40

Who on first?

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:42

No! who's on second.

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 12:44

I don't know is on third.
Can we pack heat in the malls?
That's where that perv Santa hangs out.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 12:51

House,

What if Santa is packing? He's usually packing SOMETHING, isn't he?

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:53

Absolutely pain, but be advised, Santa packing a Glock.
Same type he gave Plaxico Burress.

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 12:55

Guns don't kill people, Chuck Norris does.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 12:56

I don't know?

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 12:58

Didn't Kiefer Sutherland, head butt Chuckie Norris at a party?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 12:59

gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:55
Guns don't kill people, Chuck Norris does.

lol- now that's funny!

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:02

Naturally

By: shenanigan on 5/19/09 at 1:11

It begining to look like President Obama is trying to appease to all. Which he will run a risk loosing next election unless he think the rightie will cross over to his side.

Those of us who voted for Obama expected him to bring to public what the past administration did. Let the world know just how close we came to a dictatorship for 8 years. It takes hard choices to put this government back in order and president is not making them. Hidding the facts is only dirten Obama hands,he to will himself like Bush Cheney and that is nothing to be proud of.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:11

Well THIS was unexpected!

Kennedy's cancer in remission
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/kennedys-cancer-in-remission-2009-05-19.html

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:14

You sound disappointed chief.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:15

And speaking of the unexpected!!!

Pentagon: No plans to end don't ask-don't tell
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D989EH1G0&show_article=1

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:16

Nemo,

I know you won't believe this but I was actually praying for him to recover.

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:18

Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer.
Too bad he's never cried.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 1:18

Wow chief, I have this pain in my right knee, can you put in a word?

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:18

Well, THIS doesn't bode well!

Blue collar U.S. males lose more ground
http://www.reuters.com/article/economicNews/idUSN1450507420090518

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:19

Why?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:20

hey, i have a pain in my arse. put in a word for me too!

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:20

Man, it's dark in here...

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:20

Slacker,

I can pray for you but only God decides on the answer.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 1:20

lol, nazi

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:21

Blanket,

Sorry but I can't do a THING with Slacker! LOL

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:22

Nemo,

Why not? He's a human being, isn't he? I've seen what cancer does...I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 1:22

Kennedy owes you a solid chief.

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:24

Just don't ask him for a ride.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:26

I don't know?