A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC



        
 

 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


  Topic: Judge Bork, R.I.P.
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Judge Bork, R.I.P.
National Review Online, by Mark Steyn

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/19/2012 2:35:55 PM

As Andy says, Robert H Bork was part of the National Review circle, a longtime fixture on NR cruises and at other events. I will leave it to Andy, Ed Whelan, and others to discuss his merits as a jurist, but one reason he would have made a great Supreme Court justice is that he had terrific comic timing. If you were on a panel with him, he was lethally economical: He gave the shortest answers and got the biggest laughs. Off-stage, he was even more convivial. Away from formal portraits, he had a rogue-ish expression,

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/19/2012 2:51:13 PM     (No. 9074773)

I send my sympathies to his family. How I wish he had been on the Supreme Court. The world has lost a giant, who is now in a much better place than Ted Kennedy who wishes he had ice water.
Rest in Peace, Judge Bork.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 12/19/2012 3:02:49 PM     (No. 9074784)

A fine tribute to a great man.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/19/2012 3:44:12 PM     (No. 9074869)

What a nice tribute. I´m sure RB will be a sought-after guest at Heaven´s Dinner Party.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 12/19/2012 4:19:04 PM     (No. 9074931)

A giant among judges who was denigrated by far lesser men. He never said anything about it in public as far as I know - he just kept writing, and proving himself to be far above them in intellect, temperament and courage. Rest in peace, sir.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: farmwife, 12/19/2012 4:24:13 PM     (No. 9074948)

It definitely was America´s loss that we stood by and let this man be trashed and denied a seat on our Court by such men as Ted Kennedy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/19/2012 4:26:55 PM     (No. 9074954)

"Greetings, St. Peter. Where is Senator Kennedy? He certainly gave me a hard time...Oh. Well, I guess I won´t be seeing him after all."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/19/2012 4:47:32 PM     (No. 9074983)

It´s ironic that it was the liberals led by Joe Biden in the US Senate who kept Judge Bork off the US Supreme Court. If Judge Bork had got on the court, President Obama would be swinging into action right now to nominate another liberal to serve on the court, and you can bet that the wimpy Republicans would be please as punch to send her on her way to the court.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: janylou, 12/19/2012 5:22:35 PM     (No. 9075014)

America´s loss!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: CEP, 12/19/2012 5:26:10 PM     (No. 9075020)

Agree #8

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: dman, 12/19/2012 5:59:34 PM     (No. 9075075)

What should have been. RIP.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/19/2012 6:31:14 PM     (No. 9075114)

Well said, #4. The treatment of Judge Bork, by lesser men, was so despicable that his name is listed in the dictionary as a verb defining such savage treatment. One more example of what is wrong with America today.

bork - verb (used with object)
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.

Origin:
1988, Americanism; after Judge Robert H. Bork, whose appointment to the Supreme Court was blocked in 1987 after an extensive media campaign by his opponents.

bork - 1987, "to discredit a candidate for some position by savaging his or her career and beliefs," from name of U.S. jurist Robert H. Bork (b.1927), whose Supreme Court nomination in 1987 was rejected after an intense counter-campaign.

Sincere condolences to his family.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/19/2012 6:36:31 PM     (No. 9075121)

As with Ms.Lucy´s gang around here....a great mind finds it´s best expression in the brevity of wit.

This fine man was crucified on the cross of corrupt and virulent liberalism and anyone who watched those hearings knows it.

He truly suffered the ´slings and arrows of outrageous fortune´.

I would not have done as well.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 12/19/2012 6:55:39 PM     (No. 9075141)

He was such a greaty man. Condolences to his family m& friends.

It was the way that the dem pols so disrespected him that confirmed my view of the horrible lengths that the lefty dem pols will go to in order to marginalize people of accomplishment, ethics and obvious merit for the most responsible jobs in our Government.

The statist dems always attack the best and brightest who have so much to offer in public service. The dems are, for the most part, in charge of the policy dec ision making inside the beltway right now and look at the mess they make of EVERYTHING!

The Clintons(D) were once Borks students in Law School, as I recall, and so they knew his exemplary qualifications yet they did not support him. ...Apparently he was too personally ethical, legally brilliant, certainly kind and witty for them?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 716181




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



$3B Sunken Treasure?
Questions Over Whether Hunt
For WWII Bullion Is Fishy or Legit
ABC News, by Alan Farnham    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/17/2014 5:11:39 AM     Post Reply
Are platinum ingots worth $3 billion sitting on the ocean floor, 50 miles northeast of Cape Cod? The United Kingdom--owners of a torpedoed WWII freighter said to have been carrying that cargo (plus jewels, gold and silver)--would like to know. So, too, would a group of U.S. investors who have sunk $8 million so far into the salvage effort, without having much to show for it. The Maine Office of Securities this week announced it will be seeking information from Maine residents who invested in—or were approached about investing in—Sea Hunters, L.P., and two other companies associated with Greg Brooks, the treasure

What Happened to the Tea Party?
The Federalist, by Robert Tracinski    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/17/2014 4:50:07 AM     Post Reply
It has been five years since the Tea Party movement broke out as a national phenomenon. It began, of course, with Rick Santelli’s “rant heard ’round the world” in February of 2009, which brought widespread attention to the idea of a modern revival of the revolutionary anti-tax fervor behind the Boston Tea Party. But the early rallies were small and largely attracted the same old die-hard right-wing activists, rather than drawing in new people. I didn’t know whether the Tea Party would become a real phenomenon until April 15, 2009—Tax Day being a perfect time to protest big government—when there were hundreds

Rubio, not Bush, is the right
name for the GOP in 2016
Washington Examiner, by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/17/2014 4:47:11 AM     Post Reply
Let´s get one thing clear: If someone could wave a wand and make Jeb Bush president it would be a very good thing for the world and this country. As his mother said, he is the best-prepared person. But as his mother also said, he shouldn’t be running. And the reasons are becoming more clear by the day. Problem one is that much like Mitt Romney, he is one political generation too old. Both last held office in 2006, and seem to have stayed there. Problem two is the anguished ambivalence, reminiscent of Mario Cuomo and Adlai E. Stevenson, which does not bode

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
We´re aliens in Ebola´s world
CNN, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/17/2014 4:44:44 AM     Post Reply
Conakry, Guinea -- It´s hard not to be nervous, standing outside the Ebola isolation wards. The wards are a cluster of unassuming white tents in the middle of a large field, not far from the center of the city. Each is just big enough to hold around 10 cots. Two layers of zippers keep the outside from getting in, and more importantly here -- the opposite. Nobody goes inside the tent without spending 15 minutes putting on isolation gear. The nurse handing over my garb calls it my "space suit." I can´t help but think that going into an Ebola

A Star Player Accused, and
a Flawed Rape Investigation
New York Times, by Walt Bogdanich    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 3:36:33 PM     Post Reply
Tallahassee, Fla. — Early on the morning of Dec. 7, 2012, a freshman at Florida State University reported that she had been raped by a stranger somewhere off campus after a night of drinking at a popular Tallahassee bar called Potbelly’s. As she gave her account to the police, several bruises began to appear, indicating recent trauma. Tests would later find semen on her underwear. For nearly a year, the events of that evening remained a well-kept secret until the woman’s allegations burst into the open, roiling the university and threatening a prized asset: Jameis Winston, one of the marquee names of

How Safe Are U.S. Ferries?
National Journal, by Marina Koren    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 3:35:26 PM     Post Reply
Almost 300 people are missing off the coast of South Korea after a ferry there, carrying mostly schoolchildren, capsized and sank. About 164 people have been pulled from the wreckage, and the race to find survivors is well underway. No one ever expects a disaster, but this one has especially stunned people. Passengers say they heard a loud thud, which suggests the vessel collided with something, but it´s too early to tell. "This particular ferry was built in Japan, who make some of the best ships in the world. It wasn´t anywhere near full and it was travelling a well-worn

Unfinished Business Complicates
Clinton’s Diplomatic Legacy
New York Times, by Mark Landler & Amy Chozik    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/16/2014 3:10:25 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered. Mrs. Clinton played an energetic role in virtually every foreign policy issue of President Obama’s first term, advocating generally hawkish views internally while using her celebrity to try to restore America’s global standing after the hit it took during the George W. Bush administration. But her halting answer suggests a problem that Mrs. Clinton could confront as she



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

43 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

   

 



 
Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

41 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

38 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

31 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

   

Post Reply   Close thread 716181





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

~~~c~~~