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  •  Then what's yours? (0+ / 0-)

    Read the diary on George Will and whitewashing too, before you answer.

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Columbine, Tucson, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Boston (h/t Charles Pierce)

    by Dave in Northridge on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:26:40 AM PDT

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    •  You and I were, I guess, in different universes (1+ / 0-)
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      in 1987 if you think the votes against Bork's SCOTUS nominations derived from 1973. Do you recall any Senate hearings on that nomination? Do you recall his rejection of Brown v. BoE? Does '9th Amendment' strike any chord at all with you?

      'To be borked' means to have every act in your life presented in a negative light; as I recall, Bob Bork finally got some slack for having grown facial hair while mourning his first wife.

      I agree with neither this diary nor your earlier one.

      Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

      by Clem Yeobright on Sat May 11, 2013 at 02:09:15 PM PDT

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    •  I haven't read your George Will diary yet (4+ / 0-)
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      but I note that the earliest use of "Borking" as a verb that I can find comes from the book The Real Anita Hill, the hit job written by David Brock before he came to his senses. It was a reference to Bork's failed Supreme Court nomination.

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Sat May 11, 2013 at 03:48:14 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, I'm with Clem on this (2+ / 0-)
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      The official reasons for the rejection of Robert Bork's appointment to the Supreme Court had almost nothing to do with his role in the Saturday Night Massacre; the concerns that the Senators expressed had much more to do with Bork's political philosophy.

      It's possible that there was some element of political revenge involved, which of course the Senators would not have mentioned -- but I doubt this was a major element in the process.

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Sat May 11, 2013 at 04:23:32 PM PDT

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