6.29.2009

Morning Beat Down: Who Ya Got?

  • Madoff gets 150 years. (But where's the billions?)
  • Team USA beats France 78-0 in football. (France? Football? Our kind of football?)
  • Judge Sotomayor gets reversed by Supreme Court (allowing Rush Limbaugh to call her a "racist" yet again.)

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being a highly trained law scholar, can you give a rebuttal against her being a rascist? Bet not.

Anonymous said...

Madoff: sort of looks like depictions of George Washington?

wordkyle said...

Sotomayor's assertion of one person's superiority over another by virtue of race has something to do with the perception of her as a racist.

Anonymous said...

It isn't as though she isn't a racist...the issue is who calls her one.

Anonymous said...

Considering the latest list of "poor decisions" by powerful white men, I am not sure I would get into a pissing contest re her remarks about her upbringing leading to her decisions being better than white men.

Just saying.

Anonymous said...

She may not be a racist, but her vote was racist. If it has webbed feet and quacks...

M-M said...

Thank you wordkyle & 12:30. Exactly what I was going to say after I read Barrys' rant.

Anonymous said...

Me believes she even said when her grades were not on par with other college and law school applicants she got in because of affirmative action; THEN she laughed and called herself an "affirmative action baby". Tell me that ain't racist!!! What happens if a "non-minority" says something like that???

Speaking of minority---who's the minority now? It ain't the blacks and it ain't the "hispanics". Now that leaves just us, huh?????

Anonymous said...

Now, the ones he robbed have to feed, clothe and medicate this scumbag. Hopefully, some bro in the pen will help us along????

Anonymous said...

Madoff; I heard he only planned to do this very short term. Its works kind of like teens. Think you can wack it once and be done. Once you start you can't stop it.

Anonymous said...

The football game was the "Junior World Football Championship". Sounds like "pre-college" football players involved. And yes, it was "our" kind of football. I didn't even know something like this existed, though!

Anonymous said...

"...I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

It would seem to be very easy to escape the trap she set for herself. All she has to say is that what she meant to say was: "I would hope that any person with the richness of experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than another person who hasn't lived that life."
In other words "I've seen and done more stuff in my life than you guys have. The fact that I'm female and Latina is coincidental."

I don't think that'll fly, but that's her best shot.

Anonymous said...

So a majority on the Supreme Court said that Sotomayor does not have a good working knowledge of the United Constitution! Sounds like she gets a failing grade in Civics 101 and is not qualified for appointment. Giving one ethnic group jobs, or an advantage in admission to law school, or choice of seating positions on public transportation, or choice of which water fountain they can drink from, based on the color of their skin, is racism. Thanks Hopwood.

Anonymous said...

Come on 2:01

A poor understnding of Civics? A handful of reversals in almost 4000decisions?

This case brings to mind all the crap about activist judges......affirmative action being just one of previous court's activism. The world has turned and affirm is not so popular now.


A very good example (that recent 2nd Ammd one another) of the court basing its decisions after holding its finger in the wind.

Yet, all of this just illustrates the genius of the writers of our consitution........knowing that no court would last for ever, no philosophy would hold sway for ever. Each appointment alters the court in some way.

The irony in all of this is that "whitey" may enjoy his victory only to wish it back in the near future as he becomes the real minorty in need of a lift up.

Anonymous said...

Madoff was a rat!

Yet, no one was complaing when he was giving them 12-15 % yearly returns when no one else in the financial world was makeing any where close to those returns.

It wasn't just his greed that got them into trouble.

How does that adage go. "if it is too good to be true........"

Anonymous said...

Someone help me with the math. Madoff scammed some $60 BILLION. The government has confiscated some $80 MILLION from Madoff. Just where is the other $59,020,000,000? Did it go to legal fees?

Anonymous said...

"if it is too good to be true........it must be a duck."

Double Fake 1:06

Anonymous said...

I feel so sorry for his wife. She only gets to keep $2.5 million. That won't last long....I wonder if she would like for me to invest it for her????

The Devil said...

12:57...What do recent "poor decisions" by powerful white men have to do with having a healthy debate on controversial comments she made. Are you suggesting that the playing field shouldn't be the same, and that a person of color should get a pass on making racist remarks simply because "powerful white men" have made mistakes?
This is exactly the thing our country doesn't need. If any person, regardless of race, makes controversial comments they should be held accountable and have to face their critics. Especially when they are being considered for such an important post.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that anyone can consider that statement racist. Man, they are really yanking at threads on that one. But when that is all you got to support your opinion I guess that is what you use. I thought the conservatives weren't into all that political correctness crap.

wordkyle said...

345 - She mentioned her race as a basis to claim superiority. She made the claim repeatedly, according to CNN. Obviously, she felt that when someone evaluated her judicial decisions, her race should considered as a factor. (Does the decision know the race of the judge giving it?) Significant is that she claimed her decisions would be better because of her race, not "just as good." As in supremacist.

Anonymous said...

Sotomayor is a racist and Rush should say so. It matters little, the idiots in Washington will put her in above all common sense. We are falling quickly.

Anonymous said...

3:45, We are not basing our opinion on just that one statement. This rascist latina has made dozens of statements that prove our point. Do a little research and you might be able to make up your own mind instead of having a liberal weenie make it for you.

Anonymous said...

So where does Madoff get to spend his life...at Club Fed? or a real prison? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Wordy and others - What's all this "race" stuff? What is your definition of race? She's of Hispanic decent which probably means some Spanish, some Caribbean Indian and eons of other folks around the Mediterranean. Maybe some African, Middle Eastern and even some stray Indian or Chinese. Who knows and who cares? She had a family and neighborhood experience and some eastern college and law schools (where she performed very well).

Some of you folks seem overly concerned with distant historical sexual activity of various wandering tribes.

Anonymous said...

Bubear will race Scrotomayor at White Rock. She can pick the distance.

Bubear, I got faith in ya, don't let me down.

Double Fake Bob Hayes

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

5:07pm... please go back to your World of Warcraft games.

Anonymous said...

5:07, Why don't you ask her? She is the one that brought up her empathy for minorities.

Anonymous said...

5:07, Where she performed very well? Listen to her in her own words, "While my grades were good, my test scores were not comparable to my colleagues at Princeton and Yale." Yet, she said, had the schools relied only on test scores, "it would have been highly questionable (that) I would have been accepted." Keep drinking the Kool Aid.

Anonymous said...

5:07, Sotomayor seems to be the one preoccupied with race. That is our concern.

Anonymous said...

Bend and stretch,
Reach for the sky.

Here comes Jupiter,
Here comes....Bubba.

Double Fake Romper Room

wordkyle said...

507 - You make my point. To me, anything regarding her ancestors or ancestry is irrelevant. To her, however, it seems important enough to have mentioned and to have repeated her opinion that said ancestry renders her a superior judge. She specifically mentions her race as a factor. ("Race" defined as a group of people related by common descent or heredity.)

Anonymous said...

Would not a spade, by any other name, still be as black?

Anonymous said...

She basically said that black firemen did'nt have to pass the test just like she didnot have to pass hers because of her race. Who would you want to come to your house fire?DAGO

Propagandist said...

Sotomayor is a racist. I'm not going to post my entire argument here. If you want to read it go ahead and visit my Blog Rant about Racism.

There's a reason Themis aka Lady Justice is blindfolded. Justice is meant to be blind in an attempt to assure all people are guaranteed equal treatment afforded by the law of the land. That law is to be applied impartially and without bias. Sonia Sotomayor has declared because she is a Latina woman she would make better decisions than a white man merely because she would be able to base her judicial rulings on her experiences as a Latina woman. In a 2001 speech Sotomayor gave at the University of California, Berkeley she said:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” she further elaborated on her belief that Latinas, by the mere fact of being non-white women, are better jurist than other people. “Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences,” she said, for jurists who are women and nonwhite, “our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.”

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The fact Sonia Sotomayor has publicly declared that she would let her personal experiences influence how she would rule as a judge makes her the worst possible type of nominee for and ineligible to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Imagine if a judge had been sexually abused as a child, had reported the abuse and no one believed the child and the pedophile who abused the judge as a child walked free to abuse more children and the judge allowed their personal experience of having been abused as a child, to influence their rulings regarding a defendant accused, by a child, of being pedophile. Honest judges, who are unable to separate their personal experiences from a case, recuse themselves from the case rather than risk allowing their personal experience to influence how they rule.

Anonymous said...

because of the 150 year sentence madoff is not elgible to go to a minimum security prison, so he will most likely be housed in a max security at first anyway..the judge ordered that he be sent to one of the federal prisons in the northeast. he deserves all the punishment he gets.

Anonymous said...

Sotomayor stated that her High School grades would not have gotten her into Princeton or Yale. After having been admitted, she performed very well. Yes, affirmative action got her in but her own effort allowed her to excel once there. Folks, this is what affirmative action is all about. Given an opportunity, it is up to the individual to make the most of it. Some do and some don't. She did.

wordkyle said...

428 - I don't care to get into an argument about Affirmative Action, but your point raises more questions. Were members of other races -- whose high school grades were good enough to get into Princeton or Yale -- denied a spot because it was given to Sotomayor? Were there members of other races whose circumstances were comparable to hers excluded from consideration because of their race? How many better judicial candidates never got the chances that she was granted? I don't embrace a "zero sum game" philosophy, but when it comes to college placement that is often the case.

Anonymous said...

She probably took the spot of some rich white kid who didn't have the brains or grades to get into college but daddy gave a big endowment to get him/her in....and then paid others to "tutor" him/her.