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Sotomayor Hearings Would Be Better With Muppets—Transcript Of The Hearings

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Confirmation hearings have begun for Sonia Sotomayor.

Texas Liberal, your blog of record, has the transcripts for these hearings.

Here they are…”Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.”

Want to know what they’ll say tomorrow?

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

What are the chances Judge Sotomayor will not be confirmed? What are the chances that the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, is not a states rights bigot just updated for the modern day? 

Abortion. Strict construction. Empathy— They will talk and talk and talk. It’s the same thing you’ve seen many times before. And like a wrestling match on TV, the outcome is already determined.

These hearings will take the time of your life, and not even offer a good show in return like we got with the Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas hearings.

I just don’t get how anybody could sit and watch these hearings.   

Above is a picture of many Muppets. Think of how much better the Sotomayor hearings would be with Muppets. The Muppets could testify or they could replace the senators on the committee.  I mean this for real. The hearings would be great with Muppets. It would be best if the Muppets had their own material. But even if the Muppets said the exact things that would be said in the real hearing–That would still be great. I’d watch that.

Here is a good history of The Muppet Show from the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

None of this is to say that the Supreme Court does not matter. It does. Below are a number of Supreme Court reference links.

Here’s the Supreme Court web home.

Here’s a review of A People’s History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons.

Here’s a review of The U.S. Supreme Court–The Pursuit of Justice edited by Christopher Tomlins.

Here’s a link to learn about some important cases in Supreme Court history.

Here’s a list of all 110 Supreme Court Justices to date.

It’s up to you to learn the things you need to know.

July 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Analysis Of Upcoming Sotomayor Debate—You’ll Have To Learn About Supreme Court On Your Own

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Below is analysis and a transcript of upcoming debate over the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.

“Blah Blah Blah.”

She’ll legislate from the bench. She’s an activist judge. She’s a liberal.

Blah Blah Blah.

Same stuff every time.

(Above–Robert Bork with Ronald ReaganMr. Bork was, thankfully, rejected for the court.)

President Obama has said he’s looking for a mix of real-life experience and knowledge of the law for the Supreme Court.

It’s seems that this is just what he’s found.   

I’m not saying you should not read about Judge Sotomayor. You should. Here’s a good story to get started.  

Here’s how Business Week magazine sees her record on business issues.

What I’m saying is  that instead of following the moronic debate that will end with Judge Sotomayor being confirmed, one could learn about the history of the court and gain some context beyond the same old junk.  

Here’s the Supreme Court web home.

Here’s a review of A People’s History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons.

Here’s a review of The U.S. Supreme Court–The Pursuit of Justice edited by Christopher Tomlins.

Here’s a link to learn about some important cases in Supreme Court history.

Here’s a list of all 110 Supreme Court Justices to date.

You won’t learn this stuff in school, on CNN or with a Twitter message. You’ll have to learn it on your own.

In many respects, the best sources remain books, a good daily newspaper and your own hard work.

(Below–The great Chief Justice Earl Warren.)

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