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Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 01:27 PM PDT

The Texan Argument for Diane Wood

by evan7257

I wrote a letter to my very Republican senator, John Cornyn, who happens to be on the Senate Judiciary Committee. I know he won't support anyone Obama chooses for Supreme Court Justice, but he could at least give some an easier time. I argue that his best candidate is Diane wood. I mention the failed nomination of Homer Thornberry as an example of why Cornyn should support a Texan. This argument is not one of policy, but an argument to a Republican Senator about what his lesser of all evils choice would be. This letter was originally posted at


Do you have any idea who Homer Thornberry is?

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Rep. John Culberson (TX-07) is awfully proud of his Twitter account. He Tweets all the time. But if you don’t like what he has to say, its an awfully embarrassing outlet for one awful congressman.

Luckily, Twitter allows users to respond to other people’s tweets. Thus resulted in this day-long exchange between Culberson and various persons from Rice University. Read it for yourself, but I think he may have encouraged underage drinking.

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Fri Jul 03, 2009 at 03:38 PM PDT

Snarking up Palin's speech

by evan7257

Hey, let's be all snarky about Palin's speech. It'll be fun, you betcha!

"Our destiny to be reached by responsibly developing our natural resources. This land, blessed with clean air, water, wildlife, minerals, AND oil and gas. It's energy! God gave us energy."

Really? I always thought it was James Prescott Joule. Or at least Nicolas Clément.

Every one - all 15 of the ethics complaints have been dismissed. We've won! But it hasn't been cheap - the State has wasted THOUSANDS of hours of YOUR time and shelled out some two million of YOUR dollars to respond to "opposition research"

Gah! Free press and open courts are waaay too expensive.

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Mon Jun 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM PDT

What Sotomayor Ricci decision?

by evan7257

Today the Supreme Court decided Ricci v. DeStefano, which concerned a test to determine the promotion of firefighters. This case has been thrust to the forefront of the news cycle because

  1. It involved racism, and
  1. Sotomayor was one of the three judges to hear it on the 2nd circuit.

Now, as far as I can tell from reading various news and Internet sources the majority decision was something along the lines of: "SOTOMAYOR IS AN UNQUALIFIED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT RACIST!!!" repeated for 93 pages, with Alito writing a concurring opinion to say that Ginsburg is dumb and smells. Apparently, this Supreme Court ruling is proof that Sotomayor's decision for the case when it was at the 2nd circuit was wrong and poorly argued. But anyone who has actually read the case history should be asking: "What Sotomayor decision."

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All over the news and punditsphere, Sonia Sotomayor has been touted as a highly likely choice to replace Justice Souter on the Supreme Court. One of her selling points, outside being a highly accomplished and intelligent jurist, is that she would be the first Hispanic Surpeme Court Justice. However, this claim ignores Benjamin N. Cardozo, a Sephardic Jew of Hispanic ancestry.


Who actually would be the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court?

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It must have been nice for Rep. Culberson (TX-07)over the last eight years. A cushy job in office, usual Republican kickbacks, and no attacks to bother him. Well those times are over...

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This is my first diary, and you know, with polls starting to match people's excitement about Obama and pundits talking about 60 Democratic Senators, sometimes I feel a bit left out because what really gets my political rockets a-burnin' is often overlooked...

Find out what it is, after the jump


Wouldn't it be awesome to have Democrats elected in Houston

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