THE DIKE IS ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSING

Our legal system is disintegrating.

In days gone by, the law could be depended upon to do the right thing. No more. As a result people are losing faith in the legal system.

The legal system is like a dike. It can handle a leak. Cracks are another story. The leaks turn into cracks and the walls are in danger of collapsing.

The Supreme Court is on the verge of losing face. Its politicization is destroying it. People are losing faith.

The non-judicial portion of the legal system has lost its way. Somehow, somewhere. The system seems to pay less and less attention to the 99 percent. Rights are violated. Rights not upheld. The system becoming more and more out of control.

A perfect example: Police being able to kill blacks with impunity.

A society whose laws fail to protect everyone understandably and fairly cannot survive.

Can the U.S. survive? Perhaps. Timing is everything. The disintegration discussed herein is no different than the Ovid-19 virus plaguing us. Millions infected and thousands dead.

The people of the U.S. must move with all deliberation and seriousness to destroy the political virus before it destroys America.

Can they?

I have had enough of Amy Coney Barret. She is on the wrong side of history.

Her ascendancy to the Supreme Court a fait accompli.

The Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation have succeeded. It took them fifty years to finally and firmly change the face of the Supreme Court. Their patience won.

It will take a generation to correct the wrongs the 6-3 conservative Supreme Court will now perpetrate.

Nicholas Kristof published a right on Opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times. Titled: Will We Choose The Right Side Of History.

One of the areas he zeroed in on was Amy Coney Barrett’s method of answering questions. He described at as “avoidance.” Pure and simple. Precedent would control or she had no firm views on an issue. Hr evasiveness obvious.

So bad were such responses that Kristof wrote, “If she had been asked about astronomy, she might have explained: ‘I have read things about the Earth being round. I would not say I have a firm view on it.'”

Another doctor visit yesterday. Since I was downtown, I opted to drop of my mail in ballot at the Election Bureau.

I was concerned that my signature on the envelope might not look as it did when I first registered some 15 years ago. As my legs wobble, so do my hands on occasion.

I asked the clerk if I could see a copy of my registration signature. She brought it up on her computer screen. Told me not to worry. The same.

My car was parked in front of the Green Parrot. Several years ago the Green Parrot purchased the building next to it on Southard. Turned it into a restaurant. Big. Basically served burgers and the like.

The place was closed down. Windows boarded. A large sign: FOR SALE.

I observed the crowd on Duval again. Crowd the wrong term. Like nobody would have been more accurate. Roughly 10 percent that would be walking Duval at that time on a weekday if no virus. Next to no masks.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

39 comments on “THE DIKE IS ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSING

  1. The Cali GOP is putting out their own versions of ballot drop off boxes which have been called illegal. At the same time they are trying to cut down on legal boxes across the Country. How low will they go?

  2. “I have had enough of Amy Coney Barret. She is on the wrong side of history.”

    But she is on the right side of Trump. With a sycophantic GOP in the majority, she is a shoe in without pressure to give direct and honest answers to her inquisitors.

    • SCOTUS, now with Kavanaugh and soon Barrett, will become not just the most political court in history, but the most illegitimate court in history as well.

      History will be looking at this court like the joke it is.

      We should never forget how this came to happen.

  3. This “came to happen” because the Democrats led by Harry Reid created the “nuclear option” in 2013 to change the voting requirement for judicial seats from 60 votes to a simple majority. Four years later the rule was extended to Supreme Court nominations by Mitch McConnell. Both party leaders are responsible. It’s hard to blame it all on the other party if we share in the guilt.

    • that’s just total bull sh*t Sandy, This happened because Republicans nominate poor, unqualified and dirty people, period.

      And Harry Reid invoked what became known as the “nuclear option” because the Republicans were blocking any and all nominations for appointment to judgeships (their job), having NOTHING to do with Mitch McConnell stealing the SCOTUS in the final year of Obama’s presidency – NOTHING.

      Your spin is the reason why you are considered a hack and a jerk. Quit gas*lighting

      • Harry Reid created the nuclear option in 2013. Democrats benefitted.
        Mitch McConnell extended the nuclear option in 2017 to include SCOTUS. Republicans benefitted.

        What part did I get wrong?

        • Here is what you got wrong – there is no equivalency for those two issues and NONE of that applies to anything happening today or to anything you are so desperately trying to force a such.

          The Democrats used what became known as the nuclear option because the Republicans refused to let them appoint ANY judges, for any reason, basically shutting down the judicial system everywhere. In doing so the American public won with what Harry Reid did.

          The Republicans, as a result ,were then able to manipulate the system by refusing to allow the sitting president to appoint any judge, even a Republican Judge, be approved to the SCOTUS for nearly a full year, until a Republican President was in office, who they then rammed through a very troubled and flawed nominee. A situation where altogether, the American public lost.

          Quit trying to be clever with your spin, everybody knows what you are trying to do.

          • Aren’t you the guy who jumps on others for spinning the truth and changing the subject? I made two simple statements about the nuclear option. Both are true. Any spinning or changing of the subject is on you.

            • Once again your opinions are just that and only that. I’ll stick with the facts which show for themselves and need no spin nor a thousand pound gorilla pushing a false premise. There are none so blind as those who will not see!

                • Ahhh, I don’t think so. It is your logic that seems forced to me. Reid’s use of the nuclear option, may have allowed for the Senate to deny Obama’s nominee, but it was in no way what caused that, as you are trying to say. Having a gun in your house is not what causes you to shoot your wife, it is what you use to shoot your wife. Two different things, the spin is yours.

                • I suppose I should appreciate those on this blog who want to help me rewrite my post about the nuclear option to include unqualified and dirty nominees, reflection on manipulating the system, and something or other about shooting my wife. Thanks, but no thanks. I will stay with my two basic facts:

                  Harry Reid created the nuclear option in 2013. Democrats benefitted.
                  Mitch McConnell extended the nuclear option in 2017 to include SCOTUS. Republicans benefitted.

                  • You are a dishonest Fraud – That was NOT your original post.

                    You said, and I quote “This “came to happen” because the Democrats led by Harry Reid created the “nuclear option” in 2013 to change the voting requirement for judicial seats from 60 votes to a simple majority. Four years later the rule was extended to Supreme Court nominations by Mitch McConnell. Both party leaders are responsible. It’s hard to blame it all on the other party if we share in the guilt.

                    Which is significantly MORE and entirely different what what you are trying to say now.

                    The follow ups to your original post responded to what you COMPLETELY said, not just a couple of “facts” (undisputed) within your overall statement

                    You are dishonest and manipulative and should apologize for trying to trick everybody

                    • Actually, I DO apologize. I apologize to Lou’s readers for wasting their time with this ridiculous conversation. In life, it’s important to know when to stop arguing with fools, and simply let them be wrong.

                    • The fool is you and your attempt to bully through your scenario about how you wanted something to be. You cannot even make the case that the Senate, under McConnell, could NOT have blocked any appointment of any Obama nominee, regardless if Reid, had or had not changed the rules. By then McConnell was now in control and could himself block or pazz any appointment HE wanted. Your whole story is inaccurate and bogus. The truth is as originally posted. It was YOU who then tried to make it sound like it was all some sort of biParty shenanigans, when in fact the Republicans pushed an extreme measure of blocking a rightful Obama SCOTUS for nearly a whole year, then rammed through a very troubled and flawed nominee after a Republican became president. Harry Reid’s efforts to get any Judges approved years earlier facilitated that, but the nefarious intentions of Senate Republicans alone CAUSED and executed that, on it’s own. Your entire argument was a political spin without ANY basis in reality.

                  • You have been arguing with the moderator for Lou’s site. She posts under different names, as she did with you here. Just ignore her. She will always have the last word. If you notice she cut off Reply option after your last post.

  4. Sorry. Tried to share the link but the story has been disappeared. Can’t find the original on nbcnews anymore. Very creepy stuff going on here.

    • That’s a frequent occurrence with the responsible press when a story turns out to be a bull sh*t stunt – they “run from it, sometimes printing an apology at having been punked!

    • It is now coming out that U.S Intelligent agencies warned the White House that Rudy Giuliani was the TARGET of Russian disinformation influence operation.

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