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: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:27

He's on third, Nemo.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:28

yeah, he's not a good driver.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:29

i personally think all the scotch teddy was drinking burned out all the cancer cells.

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:30

I'll bet he makes a mean Old Fashioned, Blanket.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 1:30

47 million year old monkey found.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:31

yeah, i bet he does, house!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:31

slacker, quit talkin' about Teddy like that!

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:31

Slacker,

He owes God. Hope he remembers.

BTW, he's Catholic so he may have some 'splaining to do when he does get there.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:32

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 2:30
47 million year old monkey found.
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id's is that old?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:33

good one, Nemo!

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:33

It's karma. He needs to live with his guilt a little longer.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:33

Blanket,

So you're saying you think Teddy is pickeled???

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:33

oh, he's well preserved, that's for sure!

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:33

Now Nemo,

I thought we already discussed who was the oldest here.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:34

i doubt he's had a sober day since birth.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:34

Who is on third house?

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 1:34

Monkey lies about age, says I'm only 43 million years old.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:35

ok, i gotta go to the dr. this afternoon. see ya 'round.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:35

Blanket,

Hummm...well, his grandfather DID run booze during Prohibition. Think they were sampling the goods???

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 1:35

Monkey water boarded by CIA.

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:35

If they had found a 47 million year old rat, we would never hear the end of it around here.

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:36

"He owes God. Hope he remembers."

Really? So God is responsible for his remission? Does that mean he's also responsible for him getting the tumor in the first place? Or is that Satan?

YAWN

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:36

House,

I wonder if they would say a 47 million year old rat was the missing link?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/19/09 at 1:36

whose grandfather DIDN'T run booze during Prohibition??? but then again, i am from Chicago.....

By: house_of_pain on 5/19/09 at 1:36

Who's on first, Nemo
I don't know is on third.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:37

Gdia,

I wouldn't know. Could be Satan trying to do him in or God sending him a warning. Take your pick.

By: slacker on 5/19/09 at 1:38

nazi, tell the doc about that pain in your arse.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:38

Why, house?

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:39

I pick neither. I believe in the ancient philosophy of sh!t happens.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:39

Blanket,

Good point...except as I understand it, that is where the Kennedy's made their originial fortune. Whatever.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:40

See you Blanket.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:40

Will GM now become Government Motors?

GM bankruptcy plan eyes quick sale to gov't
http://www.reuters.com/article/mergersNews/idUSN1943363120090519

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:42

Gdia,

How philosophical of you. LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:43

Maybe God is keeping him around to annoy the right wing fringe.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:44

Nemo,

That's a thought too.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:45

You'd think the automotive industry was in enough trouble without THIS!

Obama wants increased fuel efficiency, less smog
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090519/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_autos

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:47

Hmmm...more MPG and less pollution...naaaaaa...makes too much sense...

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:48

Something wronge with more MPG and less smog? That is so right wing nut talk.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:48

Ok...couldn't resist this one! You gotta love San Francisco imposing a butt tax! It's brilliant...they'll make a fortune! LOL

Cost of Cigarette Litter May Fall on San Francisco’s Smokers
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/us/19smoke.html?_r=1&hp

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:49

Nemo,

Something is wrong with driving up the price of cars when the industry is about to go into bankruptcy and the Government is having to bail them out!

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:50

Gdia,

You'd think they could have waited until the automotive industry had recovered enough to get away from bankruptcy before doing this!

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:51

Progress is painful Chief. This should have been done twenty years ago.

By: Dragon on 5/19/09 at 1:51

Chief, Old News (Reuters from April 1)

"Under the plan, GM would file for prearranged bankruptcy, the report said, and would then use a sale authorized under Section 363 of the U.S. bankruptcy code to sell off desirable assets to a new company financed by the government."
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE53010720090401?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true

Anyone who believed Obama didn't want to own or run the auto industry wasn't paying attention.

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:52

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 2:49
Nemo,

Something is wrong with driving up the price of cars when the industry is about to go into bankruptcy and the Government is having to bail them out!
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More right-wing nut talk.

By: chiefpayne568 on 5/19/09 at 1:55

Gdia,

Progress is painful...yeah, that will make everyone feel much better when we have to bail out even more businesses. Doing this now is nuts.

It should have been postponed until we were in a better economic situation...as should the health care system they want to setup. But they'll do it anyway because they want to do it while their still in power to get it done.

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:56

Chief, you'd rather sit and wait for the perfect situation, it doesn't exist. Procrastination is one of the things that got us here.

By: Dragon on 5/19/09 at 1:57

Does that apply to Cap and Tax?

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Sen. Obama said.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/11/alarmist_obama_and_coal.html

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:57

"But they'll do it anyway because they want to do it while their still in power to get it done."

Duh. No, they should wait until the other guys are in power...

By: Captain Nemo on 5/19/09 at 1:58

Carter wanted to do just that, but Reagan killed it then. If we go by chief dull thinking it will never happen.

More right wing nut talk, chief.

By: gdiafante on 5/19/09 at 1:58

It certainly doesn't apply to your intellect Dragon.