Obama’s Secret Weapon against Gun Ownership; Sotomayor enters the arena

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Regardless of the Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision this week on the Case of Racial Discrimination against White Firefighters, Sonya Sotomayor will be back in the news as she ruled in favor of racism against whites in a lower court decision on this very case.

How many of you are aware of
Sotomayor’s Stance on the Second Amendment?

If Sonya Sotomayor is appointed to the US Supreme Court (and what is to stop it?) Obama will have deployed an Anti-Second Amendment Weapon of Mass Destruction… which, if given the chance, will end citizen gun ownership in America. She could not care less that “militia” means citizens, not the Army.

While I do NOT agree that Enemy War Combatants are to be given Citizens Rights, I do agree with this author’s issues with Judge Sotomayor’s mission to end citizen ownership of guns.

Lets take a look at this article….


Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: A Gun-grabber’s Dream Come True

Kurt Nimmo
May 28, 2009

Obama Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor believes that suspects captured on the battlefield must receive all rights afforded to American citizens under the Constitution. That’s the good news. Now here’s the bad. She thinks American citizens don’t have the right to own firearms.

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Sonia Sotomayor has an extensive track record revealing her hostility toward the Second Amendment.

As a graduate student at Princeton University, Sotomayor wrote a these entitled “Deadly Obsession: American Gun Culture.” In the text, Sotomayor makes the argument that the Second Amendment does not actually afford individual citizens the right to bear arms. She believes only the military has this right. According to Sotomayor, it has been illegal for individuals to own firearms since the passing of the Bill of Rights.

In 2004, in U.S. v. Sanchez-Villar, a three-judge panel that included Sotomayor wrote that “the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right.” In another case, Sotomayor ruled that it is illegal for citizens to keep nunchakus in their homes.

Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, said on Wednesday that “Judge Sotomayor’s position on the Second Amendment is a clear signal that Mr. Obama’s claim that he supports gun rights is nothing but lip service,” reports CBS News.

“Judge Sotomayor’s record suggests hostility, rather than empathy, for the tens of millions of Americans who exercise their right to keep and bear arms,” said Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute.

Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council believes her nomination amounts to “a declaration of war against America’s gun owners.”

Earlier this year, Sotomayor ruled that states do not have to obey the Second Amendment’s commandment that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, according to CNSNews. In Maloney v. Cuomo, Sotomayor signed an opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that said the Second Amendment does not protect individuals from having their right to keep and bear arms restricted by state governments.

Sonia Sotomayor would be a perfect Supreme Court justice for the Obama administration. Obama the supposed constitutional scholar is a notorious gun-grabber, although the corporate media refuses to underscore this fact. He endorsed the unconstitutional Illinois gun ban. In classic doublethink fashion, he has declared support for the Second Amendment in principle but backed local gun bans. Obama wants to ban “all forms” of semi-autos. But it is not simply semi-automatics — he would even ban most common rimfire target pistols, including those used in Olympic competition. For more on Obama’s gun-grabbing philosophy, see Barak Obama’s Gun Control Positions.

Many Americans understand Obama wants to outlaw guns and in response they are purchasing guns and ammo in record numbers. “Gun sales are on the rise across the U.S. and many dealers are having trouble keeping guns and ammunition in stock. Sales of guns moved sharply upward last November, the same month voters chose a new president,” reports VOA News.

A growing number of states understand the federal government is gearing up to not only outlaw firearms and trash the Second Amendment, but possibly confiscate them as well.

For instance, Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen has promised to sign a bill today making it legal to possess a firearm during martial law. “Sponsors say martial rule is the same as martial law at the federal level. They say the law is necessary after law enforcement in New Orleans went door to door seizing weapons in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,” reports the Associated Press.


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160 Responses to Obama’s Secret Weapon against Gun Ownership; Sotomayor enters the arena

  1. SamHenry says:

    Excellent, VF – good research.

  2. rosehips says:

    next they’ll be wanting to take guns away from crazy people. (I be clinging to my 9mm).

    She’ll probably be out-numbered, out-gunned on the issue anyway, vf.

    I’m with you though, as you know. I am opposed to banning guns. I don’t have a problem with banning automatic weapons or making people wait until they can take ownership. Screening should be better to keep guns out of violent criminals hands as well as the insane.

  3. rosehips says:

    I just got off the phone with my mom. I had to hear all about my perfect sister-in-law and my perfect brother and their perfect neighborhood development where the parents in the hood organize ice cream parties for all the neighborhood kids every Friday. They have a flag with an ice cream cone that they take turns erecting each week and the kids have to ride their bikes around the development until they find the party. How is that for a slice of Americana? I wish I could do a feel-good ireport about it. ( san cynicism?)

    My sister-in law is a 2nd grade teacher and my bro is the manager of the local Dunkin Donuts, which btw has a booming business despite the recession. I guess some gravitate to comfort food when stressed.

    I am 1/3 through my assignment. It is pathetically easy. I will be done soon…

  4. SamHenry says:

    Rose – after having to be subjected to a litany of perfection from your mother about a sibling and wife thereof, I would retain my gun. In fact, since you are bipolar, you are entitled to have at least 2.

  5. VotingFemale says:

    Perfect People…. lol

    ahhhhhh the irony of eh t’all

  6. VotingFemale says:

    I just read the verdict on the White Firefighters will be made public tomorrow… also that is the last day for the summer for the USSC… they go on Vacation…

  7. VotingFemale says:

    Thank you SamH… I try to hit topics on the upswing…

  8. SamHenry says:

    The trouble is that Sotomoto will be confirmed by the legions of liberals in the Senate who love to hug bambi even if it means deer tick. Poor bambi, by the way, is starving to death from overpopulation and lack of predators. Predators such as Sotomoto are preoccupied with taking rights away from those who have been guaranteed them.

  9. SamHenry says:

    VF “I try to hit topics on the upswing…”

    VF that is what separates good journalists from ones such as I. I can be found giving CPR to dead ideas and insisting they be taken to the hospital and not the morgue.

  10. SamHenry says:

    VF – do we count on you to let us know best timing for contacting senators about the S vote?

  11. m2 says:

    Sarah Palin: “He looked quite frustrated and he looked so sad. I just wanted to reach out to the TV and say ‘John Kerry, why the long face?”

  12. SamHenry says:

    We’ll have to get at Sotymoto’ views on the environment through references in her decisions to do with business I guess. She has only one substantial ruling:

    Judge Sotomayor has only written one opinion addressing the substantive requirements of
    an environmental law, but it was a case of nationwide significance and strongly suggests that she
    will be a strong and positive voice on the Court when it comes to environmental issues. Judge
    Sotomayor wrote the opinion in Riverkeeper, Inc. v. EPA, 475 F.3d 83 (2d Cir. 2007), rev’d in
    part sub nom., Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc., 129 S. Ct. 1498 (2009), a major
    environmental case that ultimately went to the Supreme Court. The opinion reviewed EPA’s
    final rule promulgating regulations under Clean Water Act § 316(b) applicable to existing power
    plants and related to minimizing the environmental impact of cooling water intake structures.
    Challenges to EPA’s rule came from state and environmental petitioners arguing that EPA’s rule
    was too lenient and from industry petitioners arguing that EPA’s rules were too strict. Judge
    Sotomayor’s very careful and well-reasoned opinion interpreted the statute in a way that would
    lead to more protective environmental regulations. The most significant finding in the opinion
    was that where the Clean Water Act directed that cooling water intake structures utilize the “best
    technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact,” that “standard permits costeffectiveness
    considerations to influence the choice among technologies whose performance
    does not essentially differ from the performance of the best-performing technology whose cost
    the industry can reasonably bear, but that the statute does not permit the EPA to choose BTA
    [i.e., the “best technology available”] on the basis of cost-benefit analysis.” Id. at 101.
    This issue was appealed to the Supreme Court and while Justice Sotomayor’s reasoning
    did not persuade the majority of the Court, it was adopted and amplified in a vigorous dissent
    written by Justice Stevens and joined by Justices Souter and Ginsburg.”

    Click to access afj-sotomayor-business-consumer-report.pdf

  13. rosehips says:

    yep, she will be replacing Souter and hopefully will share his environmental views and will continue his environmental record. God knows we need someone who will uphold our rights to the pursuit of happiness. How can we be happy on on polluted earth, right?

  14. SamHenry says:

    M2 – she’s talking about Kerry and not MJ?

    I have a friend who has a cottage on Nantucket. Kerry has a cottage there as well. One day Peter was out sailing when Kerry just about swamped him with a motorboat. Peter bided his time. When he spied Kerry out for dinner at a local restaurant, Peter went over to him, introduced himself and explained to Mr. Kerry the rules of the road RE sailboats. Peter was firm but gracious – all in front of Kerry’s Friends.

  15. rosehips says:

    and hey there m2, hope you are having fun. Don’t let politics disrupt your road trip girl!

  16. rosehips says:

    done with schoolwork…hooray. Time to get out and have fun. I hope it’s as nice out as where you all are. happy day!

  17. SamHenry says:

    Another environmental leaning found in another case:

    But there are a handful of others cases that provide at least some hint as to Sotomayor’s philosophy in environmental cases. The only other, major environmental decision authored by Judge Sotomayor on the Second Circuit is New York v. National Service Industries, 460 F.3d 201 (2006), a Superfund case in which New York sued a company to recover the state’s costs of cleaning up a hazardous waste site. Sotomayor and the Court of Appeals found in favor of the company, concluding that it was not liable for the acts of another, only loosely-related firm.


    So in the above, NY taxpayers of which i am one were left holding the bill.

  18. Foxwood says:

    “How can we be happy on on polluted earth, right?”

    As long as we can grill out and drive our SUVs.

  19. SamHenry says:


    Judge Sotomayor Is First Nominee With Cyberlaw Record

    President Obama’s choice today for Associate Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, authored a handful of cyberlaw opinions while on the Second Circuit. All business disputes and a privacy case, but nothing (I hope) that could provide ammunition for the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.


  20. SamHenry says:

    I have to say that from what I have seen of her rulings there is not a standout except for the one to do with the Firemen, that would be a game changer. I am afraid she is on the way to confirmation. Here is a school ruling of hers k-12 that had to do with race:

    Gant v. Wallingford Board of Education (1999)
    Though she agreed with the majority decision of the three-judge panel to dismiss, Sotomayor dissented in part from the majority decision on this case, in which a student alleged racial discrimination against a Connecticut elementary school. The student’s family claimed that their son, the only black student in his first-grade class, was subjected to racial name-calling by other children and that he was transferred to a kindergarten class to allay the racial tension without the family’s consent. Sotomayor agreed with the panel’s rejection of the claim that the school reacted with “deliberate indifference” to the alleged racial hostility, but she also argued that the student’s race stood out as the “likely reason” for his demotion from first grade to kindergarten.


  21. SamHenry says:

    Thanks for the music, FOX.

    I need to go give meds to Imp and food to me. See you later.

    Dog overboard.

  22. Foxwood says:

    Not a prob, Samh. Where is Dave?

  23. Foxwood says:

    Rose, You were talking about excesses yesterday, but if you could hear my house rockin’. And I’m not talking about the whole neighborhood hearing it. I don’t want them to hear it. I would be upset if I heard their music in my house. The music is loud enough in each room to hear it without going outside the house. Not state of the art, because I have old bose equip, but it’s nice. You know what I listen to.

  24. ohiobelle says:

    Okay I’ve been very busy but I am taking a break to say hello all.

    I can’t believe Billy Mays died. I bet he had a bleeder from the airplane landing when he hit his head. That sucks. All we’re left with is that hooker hiting sham wow guy.

  25. ohiobelle says:

    I’ll check back in a few.

  26. VotingFemale says:

    We all need to get the voice out starting now about Sodamadwoman… at least once a day starting tomorrow.

    yeah I said I would hold off on blogging about the Sodajerk and let that ferment till I thought it was time… it’s time.

    And thou shall not put thyself down… you are a marvel at ferretting out information as are the rest of our group here. I am so honored by the presence of such fellow bloggers…

    Each of you deserve to take a bow. I mean it.

    SamHenry says

    VF “I try to hit topics on the upswing…”

    VF that is what separates good journalists from ones such as I. I can be found giving CPR to dead ideas and insisting they be taken to the hospital and not the morgue.

  27. Foxwood says:

    Oh God! You mean I’ve got to put a hit on the Shamwho guy too?

  28. Foxwood says:

    Ew… Iguess I pick a bad week to take a shot at the shamwho guy.

  29. ohiobelle says:

    I am writing my Senators and telling them not to vote for Cap & Trade or else I am personally launching a massive campaign to make sure they are not reelected. I urge all to do this.

  30. Foxwood says:

    I’m already on the band wagon, Belle.

  31. karmahd says:

    Quick one to Rose, I saw Billy Mays on tv last night, a plane landed in Tampa and the tires blew up and he was on it, unless he died today??

  32. ohiobelle says:

    I think we can still put pressure on our Congressmen?? I think they have until Wednesday to change their vote.


  33. karmahd says:

    OK he is dead???? Wow he died this morning at 7:45, he survived a plane crash last night, and is dead this morning, and he was 50, what the hell is going on!! I am older than him I am getting scared LOL

  34. SamHenry says:

    VF – I will keep going until I find something – some angle in her rulings to disqualify her as a supreme court justice providing justice for all.

    I do take offense when she and the President make sentiment and empathy important qualifications in a justice. That is understood. No, to make this so prominent a qualification must mean these are code for something else but what, great cat – what?

  35. Foxwood says:

    “I think we can still put pressure on our Congressmen?? I think they have until Wednesday to change their vote.”

    Belle, I’m on it. I’m callin.

  36. Foxwood says:


    We best take our vitamins and say our prayers. That’s what the Hulkster says to do.

  37. VotingFemale says:

    From: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/28/firefighters-ruling-expected-monday-impact-sotomayor-confirmation/

    Firefighters Ruling Expected Monday Could Impact Sotomayor Confirmation
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ruled for the city of New Haven, Conn., in a reverse discrimination case brought against it by 20 white and Hispanic firefighters denied promotions despite higher test scores than minorities also seeking advancement.

    FOXNews.com Sunday, June 28, 2009

    The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling Monday in a case that could have bearing on the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

    The case is one of “reverse discrimination.” Twenty firefighters — 19 white and one Hispanic — who were denied promotions in New Haven, Conn., claim city officials discriminated against them because they were more concerned about potential complaints of Civil Rights Act violations than their performance on advancement exams.

    The white firefighters say discrimination is discrimination no matter what color it takes, and therefore, the city did violate the Civil Rights Act in not promoting the white and one Hispanic firefighters.

    How the justices rule could have a big impact on all businesses and governments that make job-related decisions involving race. In 2003, the high court said universities can consider race as one way to ensure student diversity.

    But the case is also relevant because Sotomayor was one of the three appeals court judges who ruled for the city in the unanimous decision in the lower court.

    A reversal by the Supreme Court that includes very critical remarks about the lower court ruling could be used as ammunition by some senators who don’t want to see Sotomayor confirmed.

    Sotomayor’s views on race have been the focal point of criticism as she seeks a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land. She has also been scrutinized for her statement outside the court that a “wise, Latina woman” would come to better conclusions more often than a white man.

    Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing is currently scheduled to begin on July 13. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told “FOX News Sunday” that her nomination must have a full airing before a vote, and that could mean delaying the hearing scheduled by Democratic senators, a scenario that is unlikely to happen.

    “Just a day or so ago, we discovered that there are 300 boxes of additional material that has just been discovered from her time working with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund,” McConnell said. “The committee needs to have access to that material and time to work through it … so we know all the facts before we vote on a person who’s up for a lifetime job.”

    If confirmed, Sotomayor will replace Justice David Souter, whose retirement coincides with the end of the court’s session on Monday. In April’s oral argument of the firefighter case, Souter described it as a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation.

    As Souter retires to New Hampshire, four justices are heading to Europe for summer teaching jobs, including in Austria, Ireland and Italy. But before they do, they also have to issue two other rulings and several orders on cases to accept for next session, which starts on the first Monday in October.

    Among the rulings expected is whether campaign finance law can block movie producers from distributing politically-oriented films or networks from airing ads for those films. The case revolves around a movie distributed by Citizens United that blasted then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    FOX News’ Lee Ross and Caroline Shively contributed to this report.

  38. ohiobelle says:

    I just sent out more emails to the Senators.

    Karma, Billy wasn’t really in a plane crash. It was problems with the landing gear.. wheel maybe?? Either way he hit is head and they thought he was okay so they sent him home. Apparently he went to bed early because he had a headache and never woke up. That is why I think he had a bleeder.

  39. Foxwood says:

    Don’t pay any attention to my midnight confessions.

  40. SamHenry says:

    Sounds like he had the same thing happen to him that happened to the Redgrave relative who died – married to Liam Niesom.

  41. ohiobelle says:

    Did you hear that Michael Jacksons ex wife wants custody of his children?? She said they weren’t really his to begin with (Paris & Prince). I might send her an email and tell her to go back to her rock! Those children should be with Michaels family.

  42. ohiobelle says:

    Sam, it is the the same thing. They haven’t announced it but I think that’s what they are going to find.

    Sam wrote: Sounds like he had the same thing happen to him that happened to the Redgrave relative who died – married to Liam Niesom.

  43. Foxwood says:

    Good Thing- Paul Revere & The Raiders- 1967
    I love Paul Revere, such a patriot.

  44. ohiobelle says:

    I’ve got to run for a bit… bbl

  45. SamHenry says:

    Belle – I think that woman who bore kids for Jackson is a Pariah. What “mother” would go around saying Jackson was not their father when the kids are already in shock? They don’t need reality therapy at this time.

  46. VotingFemale says:

    ohhhh have I got a juicy juicy story to blog post for tomorrow! OMG

    It looks like the “every dog has his day” day will arrive tomorrow! And Barack will be oinkin’ from a legal boinkin’

    heeeeeee HEEEEEEE!!!!!!

  47. Foxwood says:

    Oh, You got me hooked already.

  48. SamHenry says:

    Fareed Zakaria has added his voice to those who believe that during the street demonstratons, a military coup took place. He bases this conclusion on the fact that the beiji were on the streets so quickly. He said it means the mullahs and the Ayotallah have little or now power now.

  49. Foxwood says:

    Damn, cyans I ate last night working on me.

  50. Foxwood says:

    Thanks VF,

    SamH, where did you hear this? One can only hope.

  51. SamHenry says:

    VF – Left Banke – one of my favorites. They also did one about a ballerina did they not?

  52. SamHenry says:

    Fox I heard it on Fareed Zakaria’s show on CNN called GPS. He does have people on from all over the world you don’t see anywhere else. Agree or disagree, at least it is intelligent conversation and that is rare on TV.

    So great disco cat – then you feel the best chance to undo the Sotomoto thing is the ruling tomorrow?

  53. SamHenry says:

    RE VF has a juicy story – I wondered why the cat turned disco – now I won’t sleep. You will have Belle dancing for sure.

    Glad you have a coup of your own – a cat coup is usually big. Stalk on O great cat. Gather ye catnip while ye may.

  54. ohiobelle says:

    Sam wrote: Belle – I think that woman who bore kids for Jackson is a Pariah. What “mother” would go around saying Jackson was not their father when the kids are already in shock? They don’t need reality therapy at this time.

    OH I agree!!! Those kids need to be with somebody that will love them and take care of them. She should do what is in the best interest of those children.

  55. ohiobelle says:

    vf wrote: ohhhh have I got a juicy juicy story to blog post for tomorrow! OMG

    It looks like the “every dog has his day” day will arrive tomorrow! And Barack will be oinkin’ from a legal boinkin’

    heeeeeee HEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    GOD!! I will have to wait until I get home from work!! There will probably be 300 comments by then! lol

  56. Foxwood says:

    You’ve heard Rod Stewart and Faces sing this,
    here’s the original.

  57. ohiobelle says:

    I just got this off twitter..
    ‘No painkiller’ before Jackson death – A LAWYER for Michael Jackson’s doctor says reports that th… http://ow.ly/15Gmhi

    I think he had anorexia and that is what caused his cardic arrest.. maybe? His friend said that he lost alot of weight in the months before his death. He also said that MJ was skin and bones.

  58. ohiobelle says:

    A LAWYER for Michael Jackson’s doctor says reports that the physician injected the star with a powerful painkiller before his death are “absolutely false”, the Los Angeles Times reported.

    “There was no Demerol. No OxyContin,” Edward Chernoff, an attorney for doctor Conrad Murray, was quoted in the Times.

  59. arlenearmy says:

    If the Senante confirms Sotomayor, its an endorsement to judge by the color of one’s skin AGAIN.

    If the ruling is against the Connecticut firefighters, its an endorsement to judge one’s worth by the color of one’s skin AGAIN.

  60. VotingFemale says:

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  62. VotingFemale says:

    Arlene, I think it will be a split decision… and I really can not see legalizing RACISM as a good thing to do… I expect Sotomayor’s decision to be overturned by the USSC.

    arlenearmy says

    If the Senante confirms Sotomayor, its an endorsement to judge by the color of one’s skin AGAIN.

    If the ruling is against the Connecticut firefighters, its an endorsement to judge one’s worth by the color of one’s skin AGAIN.

  63. SamHenry says:

    VF as one of the hippie followers of a draft dodger, “I will follow him” by ? was my song!

  64. VotingFemale says:

    gotta run… Hubs wants to play a round of Wii Tiger Woods Golf… it really is a lot of fun and I can not imagine playing golf on a game system with anything other than Wii…

    If you havent tried it… you dont know what I mean.

    Wiiiiiii! lol


  65. Foxwood says:

    “I think he had anorexia and that is what caused his cardic arrest.. maybe? His friend said that he lost alot of weight in the months before his death. He also said that MJ was skin and bones.”

    That’s what Herendo Revolver said, last he talked to him.

  66. ohiobelle says:

    I had to walk away for a bit. I got stuck reading this. It turns out Ayers and Obama used the same misquotes and names in their books… hmm I wonder how that could happen.. lol

    From American Thinker: Breakthrough on the Authorship of Obama’s ‘Dreams’ http://tinyurl.com/latydc #tcot

  67. Foxwood says:


    So where do I stand? I was against the Vietnam war until that last blow to my head and I came around.

  68. VotingFemale says:

    For that Hippie Girl SamH!

  69. VotingFemale says:

    Hubs is getting impatient… laters sweeties!


  70. ohiobelle says:

    Herendo Revolver? You mean Geraldo?? lol

    Gretta interviewed Michaels good friend and that’s how I came to my conclusion. He made the comments.

  71. Foxwood says:

    I was trying to find the John Bolushi/Madalin Khan version of “I will follow him”.


  72. ohiobelle says:

    Fox just showed an interview with Billy Mays after he got off the plane. He said that he got hit pretty hard but laughed if off and said that he was okay because of his hard head. sad..

  73. arlenearmy says:

    This is a case of ” When in doubt, blame it on White”. If Black fails test, blame it on White.

    Scenario: Sotomayer on the bench ruling on the case (white Dr. accused of injecting MJ before he died).

    No doubt, the Headlines News title would be: “White Doctor Kills Historical Black Pop Star”. “White Dr. Murders Michael Jackson”. NAACP, Sharpton, Jessie would go ballistic like rabid dogs. Jeremiah Wright would be recalled back in the pulpit huffing & puffing a refreshed sermon about white man has again infiltrated the black race & got MJ strung out on drugs.

    So far, there has been attempted knife stabbing on bus in Florida behind MJ dying. Now magnify that incident if the Dr. was White.

    I am trying to give a diplomatic insight on why the White Firemen are being racially discriminated against.

  74. Foxwood says:

    Listen closely.

  75. ohiobelle says:

    Arlene wrote the best line ever…
    NAACP, Sharpton, Jessie would go ballistic like rabid dogs.


  76. Foxwood says:

    before ZZ TOP…

  77. ohiobelle says:

    This is one response so far from Sherrod Brown…

    Thank you for sending me your comments. They have been recorded and will be reviewed by my staff. We endeavor to send everyone an individual response, but this is not possible in every case. If you have any immediate questions, please feel free to contact any of my offices via phone.

    I am sure all the Senators have a response ready.

  78. ohiobelle says:

    Well everybody I’ve got to run. I will check in tomorrow after work.

    VF, I can’t wait to read your new post.

  79. arlenearmy says:

    Seems like every time I click on videos during evening it gets draggy or skips. Maybe too many folks on server. So I’ll reboot. I was trying to listen to Sam & Dave. They were 1 of my favorite when I was growing up. Those were the days when artist were better dressed than they are nowadays.

    It does take me down memory lane. The 1st record I ever bought was a 45 by James Brown “Poppa Got a Brand New Bag”. I had to do a lot of chores to save up $$ to buy it. And I played it day & night dancing.. dancing & dancing.

  80. Foxwood says:

    Just giving everyone a heads up. If I get the call, I got to leave to Oklahoma. My moms sick.

  81. SamHenry says:

    Fox – sorry about your mother.

  82. Foxwood says:

    Hey Arlene,

    I like knowing where my Rock n Roll came from. I listen to the 60s and 70s and stopped listening to new music about 84. I listen to some newer patriotic country.

  83. SamHenry says:

    Hi Arlene – I didn’t scroll back to see who was here. I’m in and out.

  84. arlenearmy says:

    Hubby used to have an album signed by CCR. Running Thru the Jungle is the favorite.

    Thanks for posting it.

  85. arlenearmy says:

    I’m in & out also. The weather has improved today, so Ive been outside trying to help get that fence area solid. We don’t want coyotes getting underneath.

  86. arlenearmy says:

    Im sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she’s ok. I know the feeling of sitting & sleeping by the phone & then having to leave in any moment.

  87. SamHenry says:

    I’m off to bed. Will hope to see you all tomorrow. Best from the Dog Overboard….

  88. arlenearmy says:

    Trying to catch up on reading the thread herein.

    About Billy Mayes, its like devaju in reverse. Last night I was telling hubby about that auger I bought thru Billy’s infomercial. The drill that comes w/it is pure junk. Anyways, hubby suggested

  89. arlenearmy says:

    Darn…. keyboard or site is glitchy….

    Again about Billy Mayes… last evening it was suggested that I hunt down his website to voice complaint about being ripped off on that auger. I was using that drill on the fence & it kept quitting on me. I was thinking yesterday that he was already dead & that ShamWow dude was gonna take over… so I didn’t even pursue it. When I woke up this morning, hubby said I can have his Dewalt drill & hoped I didn’t send Billy Mayes an email because he’s dead for real.

    Now I’m curious about what time he died.

  90. SamHenry says:

    Arlene – I’m back. I was watching CNN just before I drifted off. They covered the Black Entertainment Award Show. Well, along came old Joe Jackson and he went up to the mike and pushed someone aside so his buddy could get to the mike with him and he said: I want to make sure you know that this gentleman and I have a new record label.” Well, you could have knocked me and a lot of other people over with a feather. Here his son has died and he’s out promoting his new record label during an event that honored his son! That does it. Catherine Jackson may be the best Grandma in the world and was a good mother to Michael. But I don’t think Michael’s kids should be anywhere near Joe. He alternately promoted and slapped his kids (including Michael) and he will do the same to the kids. I read where Jackson’s oldest boy wanted to join him on stage in his final tour. I’m really disgusted. Well old Joe has just given ammunition to those who would not want the kids to remain with the grandparents.

  91. SamHenry says:

    Arlene all I can find about time of death for Mayes is 7:45 when his wife found him.

  92. arlenearmy says:

    Very interesting comment you just posted. As some on here already know, hubby blocked CNN on our receiver, so I did not watch it.

    I dont think MJ had a power of attorney like Anna Nichol had. If he did, the POA would not had allowed the body to be turned over to the family.

    We were watching a MJ movie on TVland channel. It told the story of MJ & how horrible Joe Jackson was to his wife & all his kids. I changed my mind about Joe and Catherine keeping those kids.

    I can’t believe he got a new record label! I smell a rat. Jessie Jackson & Sharpton reportedly had been visiting the Jackson family. In life, MJ did not socialize w/the likes of Sharpton. Joe Jackson is greasing palms. I grew up around old con men like Joe. This is gonna get real ugly.

  93. SamHenry says:

    Arlene, as I slowly sink under the covers my last thoughts are of you having trouble with a product, thinking about writing the pitchman from his website and waking up the next AM to find said pitchman had died. This could only happen to you or to me! What are the odds? I’m afraid to go to sleep in case I don’t make it up in the AM. Whatever it is, fate, the grim reaper, whatever it is called where you are – it’s out there and its on the move!

    Dog overboard…

  94. SamHenry says:

    PS Arlene – that’s 7:45 AM Florida time.

  95. SamHenry says:

    Can’t go overboard yet Arlene because I keep reading your latest comments. I agree, there will be a real mess after the funeral with really unsavory types coming out of the woodwork to blackmail the family to keep info they think they have about Michael from getting out; with the con men you mention; with relatives they didn’t know they had; and with other people trying to get those kids. You never know, even Janet may make a move to get them. I am sick for those children. They cannot possibly grow up without hangups.
    I will grant you that Michael was a genius musician and dancer and larger than life, once in a lifetime superstar – BUT I can’t quite grasp how he continued to hold sway over the masses once he went overboard on the cosmetic surgery and the two trials came along. People paid hundreds to go see a deformed aging musician sing and dance when he should have been in treatment. The fans should have been in treatment with him. However, legally no one could lift a finger to really get him that help. It is all too sad. He WAS so good looking and talented. I leave the rest to the court decisions.

  96. SamHenry says:

    Arlene, I will stop popping up now. Enjoy our one on one chats. I have three drills – one good for nothing electric, and two very nice heavy ones. I had thought I had lost one so I bought another. One is a DeWalt. If your husband hadn’t given you his, I would have given you one of mine. Handymen who come to work here always borrow my tools. I grew up on my grandfather’s farm and he gave me my first toolbox. And he had the rooster that chased me when I was 4 killed for supper! Kiss a chicken for me. I really like the miserable bawkers.

  97. arlenearmy says:

    I went to bed bout 1am central time after watching inkheart. Hubby threw the drill in the trash.

    50 yrs. old is rather young. Maybe its more baby-boomers dying off. If this keeps up for the next 4 weeks, then I’m gonna be truly concerned.

  98. karmahd says:

    In honor to all those who have passed this week.

  99. arlenearmy says:

    Well, SH … Im getting ready for bed. I will talk at you tomorrow. Have sweet dreams 🙂

    btw… dewalt makes good sturdy drills & it keeps a good charge.

  100. karmahd says:

    Our futures.. LOL

  101. karmahd says:

    Happy songs to go to bed to,,,,

  102. karmahd says:

    This one always makes me smile, if you do not stamp your foot to this one you are dead!!

  103. karmahd says:

    OK going real old skool here tonight, the start of rap in the US here it is!!!

  104. SamHenry says:

    Thanks for the memories and the music, Karm. Rain and Cold here today. Aren’t you the lucky one to be where you are – having fun in the sun I hope.

  105. SamHenry says:


    You will not remember her but I do. An old TV star, Gayle Storm died yesterday. That’s a nother notch in your belt.

  106. SamHenry says:

    In our country current and former politicians get into the darndest situations:

    Saturday, June 27, 2009

    CLAYTON, Ga. — Naked time got a little out of hand for a former Gainesville mayor.

    Authorities arrested Mark Musselwhite and charged him with public indecency last weekend after state Department of Natural Resources officers found him sitting nude at his Rabun County campsite.

    Officers had received a complaint about a naked man walking along a nearby road earlier in the day, but the 43-year-old Musselwhite said he was not the same man.

    Musselwhite, a Republican, was elected to the Gainesville City Council in 2000, where he served for six years, including a stint as mayor. He lost a bid for a state Senate seat in 2006.

    He could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press on Saturday.

  107. gosh, karma too much dancin’ used to go on with that song, tone loc. in those days if I wanted to lose some weight I’d go dancing on Friday nite and drop 5 lbs over the weekend! aahahah

  108. SamHenry says:

    Here is video of MJ’s dad, Joe, promoting his record label at end of remarks.


  109. LisaInTX says:

    Here is another judicial alert:

    Judge Hamilton is the worst of Obama’s 15 new liberal appeals court appointees. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals covers Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois. Since most cases never reach the Supreme Court, the federal appellate circuits often provide the last word on cases affecting life and liberty.


    The Judicial Confirmation Network quickly opposed Hamilton’s nomination, stating that “President Obama’s first nominee to the federal appeals courts — specifically the appeals court based in Chicago — is an ultra-liberal named David Hamilton who is a former fundraiser for ACORN and former leader of the Indiana chapter of the ACLU. He was nominated to the district court bench by President Clinton even though he had no judicial experience and was rated as ‘not qualified’ by the American Bar Association.”


    In 2003, Judge Hamilton struck down part of an Indiana law on abortion. The reasonable law had required abortion clinics to simply give women information about alternatives to abortion in the presence of a physician or nurse, 18 hours before the procedure, until Hamilton ruled to hasten abortions. But thank God, the 7th Circuit Court also reversed Hamilton’s bad decision in that case.

  110. SamHenry says:

    Morning Lisa – my we are up early.


    This is the ole dawg who is largely in charge of reporting things old. This time it is pretty important so listen up. We had better not spend so much so fast for the following inevitable reasons reported in the UK’s ECONOMIST.

    STOP thinking for a moment about deep recession, trillion-dollar rescue packages and mounting job losses. Instead, contemplate the prospect of slow growth and low productivity, rising public spending and labour shortages. These are the problems of ageing populations, and if they sound comparatively mild, think again. When the IMF earlier this month calculated the impact of the recent financial crisis, it found that the costs will indeed be huge: the fiscal balances of the G20 advanced countries are likely to deteriorate by eight percentage points of GDP in 2008-09. But the IMF also noted that in the longer term these costs will be dwarfed by age-related spending. Looking ahead to the period between now and 2050, it predicted that “for advanced countries, the fiscal burden of the crisis [will be] about 10% of the ageing-related costs” (see chart 1). The other 90% will be extra spending on pensions, health and long-term care.


  111. SamHenry says:

    Update on Iran from THE FINANCIAL TIMES:

    The current state of the Ayatollah:

    As Iran has been gripped by the most intense upheaval since the revolution, Mr Khamenei’s abandonment of his traditional role as the neutral arbiter of factional disputes appears to have been a grave miscalculation. He underestimated the mood of the country and the fury of the reformist opposition. His emphatic backing for Mr Ahmadi-Nejad as winner of the election, and hints that the Moussavi campaign was akin to a “velvet revolution” instigated from abroad have torn society apart and plunged the regime into a severe power struggle.

    How he reached this point is the mystery many Iranians are trying to unravel. No doubt it is tied to his perception that the Moussavi campaign, backed by the wily Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, his main rival in the regime, was a menace to his own position as supreme leader. As Kayhan, the hardline newspaper, said in a recent editorial, Mr Moussavi crossed “red lines” when he described the leader-approved foreign policy of Mr Ahmadi-Nejad as a “disaster”

    The leader’s decision to stick with the president is probably also born out of his obsession with reformists, whom he has been determined to crush. As he admitted last week, his views are closest to Mr Ahmadi-Nejad’s. Politicians in Tehran say the leader appreciates the president’s elevation of Iran into a regional power to be reckoned with, as well as his dogged support for a nuclear programme.

    Indeed, the election crisis must be seen in the context of the ayatollah’s apparent anxiety over a changing international environment, in which the America he has despised for so long is suddenly offering a friendly hand.


  112. SamHenry says:

    Lisa – I take it Hamilton has NOT yet been confirmed? Things happen in the night in this country and I wake up and find I’m not in Kansas anymore!

    Great updates.

  113. SamHenry says:

    Celebrity Death Notices for 29 June:

    None so far. Stay tuned.

  114. SamHenry says:

    I’m jes an ole dawg sittin’ on the poop deck of the great info mothership, VotingFemale Blog waiting for our great cat leader to come aboard with the latest and most anticipated blog post. Since I’m on watch early this AM, she’ll have to ask me for permission to com aboard, Ha Ha!

  115. SamHenry says:

    Shhhhh – keep it quiet. The only reason I’m here is that I thought it was a DOG post not a BLOG post. This has been a happy surprise except that it’s hard to bury a bone here or even pick a bone with someone on this blog. We’re devoted to sniffing out info.

  116. SamHenry says:

    While we are waiting for the next Blog Post that VF says will be a corker, let me give you my impersonation of the great cat. I’ve been practicing how to throw my bark. Here goes:

    Meooowooof! Pretty good for an old dawg. Sounds good to me. It will probably throw a lot of people off the track; then again it will confuse others I’m sure. Even when I’m not throwing my bark, things shore get confusin’ with an ole dawg around.

  117. karmahd says:

    GOOOOOOD MORNING BLOOGWOOD, that is my name for the site not Fox, see we had some peeps up late and up early SamHenry, looking forward to the tease of the new blog, I will check in at lunch, off to work see ya’s

  118. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning everyone. I found president Obama’s birth certificate. It’s right on ebay. Make sure you get your bid in.

    For sale on eBay: Obama’s ‘Kenyan birth certificate’
    WND ^ | June 27, 2009 | Bob Unruh

    Posted on Saturday, June 27, 2009 6:43:49 AM by Evil Slayer

    With dozens of lawsuits filed over access to Barack Obama’s certified long-form birth certificate, many more lawyers working on his behalf to keep it secret and the validity of the U.S. Constitution hanging in the balance, guess where a “certified copy” of the original Mombasa “document” has been found?

    On eBay.

    Item No. 160344374585, at least as of today, is described as “a certified copy of President Barack Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate.”

    The seller, identified by the user name ” colmado_naranja,” states, “President Barack Hussein Obama II was born in The Coast Provincial Hospital at Mombasa in Kenya at 7:24 PM on August 4th, 1961.”

    The suspicion that Coast Provincial is, in fact, Obama’s birth hospital is not new, with the subject having been discussed on both Internet blogs and forums already.

    But the seller, who according to the eBay rankings has completed dozens of transactions on the behemoth auction site without difficulties, said this is the real deal.

    The seller, who did not respond to a WND request for an interview, said online he was traveling in Kenya and repeatedly heard stories that Obama actually was born in Kenya.

    (Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com

  119. SamHenry says:

    Hi tellit

    VF discovered that it had been removed later that day or the next. Was it posted on the 29th?

  120. tellitlikeitis says:

    Boehner: Climate bill a ‘pile of s–t’
    By Molly K. Hooper
    Posted: 06/27/09 09:22 PM [ET]
    Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday.

    When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, “Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of s–t.”

    Using his privilege as leader to speak for an unlimited time on the House floor, Boehner spent an hour reading from the 1200-plus page bill that was amended 20 hours before the lower chamber voted 219-212 to approve it.

    Eight Republicans voted with Democrats to pass the bill; 44 House Democrats voted against it.

    Pelosi’s office declined to comment on Boehner’s jab. But one Democratic aide quipped, “What do you expect from a guy who thinks global warming is caused by cow manure?”

    Even though Sen. Majorty Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) holds the bill’s fate in his hands, House Republicans intend to hammer Speaker Pelosi’s signature climate-change measure over recess.

    And GOP Conference Chairman Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) said “we have only just begun to fight” as he left the Capitol Friday night.

    Pence encouraged GOP rank-and-file lawmakers to hold energy summits in their districts over the Independence Day recess. In the recess packets sent home with members, he even included directions on how to organize energy summits.

    The goal of holding an energy forum is to “educate your constituents about the Democrats’ national energy tax legislation and let them know what ‘all of the above’ solution you support.”

    “All of the above” solution is a reference to the Republicans’ plan that would increase the use of and exploration for domestic energy supplies.

    Further, officials with the House GOP’s campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, confirm that they will run with paid media over recess in districts of conservative Dems who voted for the bill. The official would not reveal details on the ad buys at this time.

    One Democrat was upset that his leaders would needlessly force vulnerable Dems to vote for a bill that will come back to haunt them. Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor (D) voted against the measure that he says will die in the Senate.

    “A lot of people walked the plank on a bill that will never become law,” Taylor told The Hill after the gavel came down.

  121. tellitlikeitis says:

    Samhenry, I haven’t checked e-bay recently. It might have been removed already

  122. VotingFemale says:

    Morning SamH! Hi/Bye Karma!

    Ohhh it is time to go write that new blogpost…


  123. rosehips says:

    good morning peeps. looks like this site has been active.

    I drove up the Columbia River yesterday afternoon and played some volleyball in my old ‘hood with my old gang. Now my back is a bit sore. geesh…

    vf, looking forward to your post!

  124. rosehips says:

    tellit, I am pretty sure the guy who listed the b.c. is a fraud. Why would he list it on ebay? I doubt you can legally do that.

    I did some checking and his recent ebay activity makes him mighty suspect. He recently purchased a book about assassination and Africa. He also purchased a voodoo doll. Hmmmm….

  125. rosehips says:

    In any event, I’m sure that guy is being investigated right about now.

    speaking of ebay, I listed my 3 MJ Rolling Stone covers yesterday for a 1 day auction. My “Buy it Now price was $50. noone took the bait. lol. The bidding is at $20 now with less than two hours to go. I have 10 people watching the auction. I am praying for a bidding war at the very end. The high bidder is from the UK and inquired about shipping to UK yesterday but bid before I answered. Boy, I could really sock it to him/her now if I wanted.

  126. rosehips says:

    looks like I’m talkin’ to myself once again. It gets so lonely sometimes.

    I imagine sh is snoozing again. belle is starting her new job (good luck girl!), lisa always busy with farmwork and moving, vf on the new blogpost, everybody else working.

    I gotta find some slacker friends. heehee

  127. rosehips says:

    and foxy, best wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom. Getting old sucks.

  128. rosehips says:

    foxy, I just saw this article about the delta. It doesn’t sound good for the LA coast in the coming years. It’s all the damn dams. They are trapping the sediment that should normally wash down to the delta.


  129. rosehips says:

    okay, I am going to look elsewhere for my entertainment. I will check back later to see if things pick up.

    I wish karma would lose his job, or something. karma, I am going to need a forensic expert and bodyguard for my trip to Kenya. I will also need someone who can fix motorbikes when they break down. We will be on a tight budget and wages will be paid after and if we receive the $10,000 payout. Can you join us? (belle has already agreed, although she has “terms”.)

  130. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good morning rosehips! I hope your auctions go well.

  131. rosehips says:

    hey tellit, finally another live cyberbody. how you doing?

  132. rosehips says:

    and thanks about the auction. I hope the mags will sell for close to $50, but I never know. I have been really surprised sometimes. Once I sold a RS for $54. It was in mint condition, from the 90’s and had Red Hot Chili Peppers on the cover. A feature article within about a Satan worshipping occult leader was the attraction. It was a very in demand issue.

    I have a ton of old rolling stones that I have bought at auctions and estate sales. I pay maybe $1 each in bulk if they are in good shape. I then pick out the issues with recently dead celebrities and list them on ebay. Pure exploitation and free market enterprise. Tax free!

  133. SamHenry says:

    Hi Tellit and Rose

    Hey Rose – What’s this about Kenya – is it real?

  134. SamHenry says:

    Drat that cat – I’ve been waiting on the poop deck of the info mothership and she sneaked aboard, said hi and disappeared to write the long-awaited blog spot. I’ve been up since dawn waiting for that blog spot!

  135. rosehips says:

    hey, sh! is what real? My trip to Kenya? If we could find funding, you bet it would be real. We can make a documentary about it and film our escapades all along the way. If my sister-in-law (not the perfect one, the fun one) didn’t have a heart attack recently, I would try to pitch the idea to her. But she does bigger budget films. I want to keep this one bare bones. I may just use my little canon powershot.
    Know who might bankroll a project like that?

  136. SamHenry says:

    Hey, Rose – Yea the guy who could have bankrolled us is on his way to jail this AM. I once wrote a successful grant application to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Get that good sister-in-law -Glinda?- to hire you on for $1 and get some experience and then I’ll write a grant for you. If you had even a small body of work and a good proposal, there are grants for people starting out even though monies are drying up.

  137. rosehips says:

    sh, I took some video of the river yesterday on my drive north toward Canada. I am transferring the clips now. I will put it on my wordpress blogspot if they come out good.

    I was playing the coolest cd on the drive. It had songs from 1960’s. There was a mix of rock and pop, all top hits. I had forgotten that the Jackson 5’s “ABC” was on it. I played it several times. At volleyball I played the tunes from my car. I wish I had a cd of all MJ but I don’t. I had a request but I could not produce.

  138. rosehips says:

    sh, hey that is a good idea. maybe I should move to milwaukee and apprentice with my s.i.l. btw, she is not the good sil, that would be the schoolteacher. And i do mean good. We all regard Susie as a saint. She is religious (not sure what Protestant religion, maybe Lutheran) and just a genuinely nice person. She brings a “covered dish” over to my folk’s house every time she visits. When jonah was an infant and had colic, she was always there to relieve me when no one else offered. I could go on about what a good person she is, but it might get boring.
    My filmmaker sil is a kick. She is like a sister to me. I would love to work on a film with her.

    She has been fundraising for years for a feature film she wrote about islamic teenagers in Milwaukee. I read the script and it is vg. She needs a million bucks to make it. wow.

  139. rosehips says:

    sh, who is going to jail this am?

  140. SamHenry says:

    You and your sil need to work together Rose. Between the two of you you will make it. I will help from my computer anyway I can. I am a good info hound and grand writer.

  141. arlenearmy says:


    about Supreme court — fire fighters WON !!!!!

  142. arlenearmy says:

    Sotomayer racist decision has been REVERSED by US Supreme Court. It sounds like a 5-4 split.

  143. SamHenry says:


  144. rosehips says:

    cool sh. I am a grant (a grand one too!) writer as well. I have only written grants when I worked in the school district up in my old ‘hood, where I was yesterday. It is a small isolated community on the Canadian border, very low income with many “high risk” youth. It was easy to write grants and show need. I did well.

  145. SamHenry says:

    Rose – Berni Madoff is on his way to jail following sentencing.

  146. rosehips says:

    good for the firefighters. I think the reversal was a good decision.

  147. arlenearmy says:

    I want to see the names of the justices
    who voted for and against.

  148. SamHenry says:

    I’ll just bet that cat is crafting the blog spot on it as we type.

  149. SamHenry says:

    Rose I meant “grant writer” not “grand writer.” One I would say out loud; the other sotto voce.

  150. tellitlikeitis says:

    Court rules for white firefighters over promotionsBy: The Associated Press | 29 Jun 2009 | 10:14 AM ET Text Size WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

    New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.

    The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide, potentially limiting the circumstances in which employers can be held liable for decisions when there is no evidence of intentional discrimination against minorities.

    “Fear of litigation alone cannot justify an employer’s reliance on race to the detriment of individuals who passed the examinations and qualified for promotions,” Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his opinion for the court. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.

    In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the white firefighters “understandably attract this court’s sympathy. But they had no vested right to promotion. Nor have other persons received promotions in preference to them.”

    Justices Stephen Breyer, David Souter and John Paul Stevens signed onto Ginsburg’s dissent, which she read aloud in court Monday.

    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

    New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.

    The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide, potentially limiting the circumstances in which employers can be held liable for decisions when there is no evidence of intentional discrimination against minorities.

  151. VotingFemale says:

    Morning SamH! Arlene! Rosehips! Tellit!

    The new blogpost is published.

    Let’s move over to it for faster comment reloads…


  152. LisaInTX says:

    Archie Bunker on gun control–This is too funny!!!

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