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Monolith last won the day on July 27 2009

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  1. Both are amazing sounding and I'd love to go to either one. I'd probably go to the March to Keep Fear Alive if I had to choose one, however, because it'd be more over the top and ridiculous while delivering the same message.
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    Toy Story 3

    I nearly cried at the end, and there was some quality stuff in there. In typical Pixar style, there was plenty of stuff for younger kids to enjoy, but there was some high-quality wit and humor for older people *very slight spoiler* Barbie and Ken were gold, just about all the way through.
  3. That sounds like the start of some hilariously bad summer disaster flick.
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    USC Penalties

    As a Tennessee fan, this fills me with joy. Anything that makes Kiffin's job harder is good news to me.
  5. Where would Classics rank?
  6. Evidently the Kentucky Senate didn't exactly agree with Paul either.
  7. I've heard this too, and there is something of an argument there. The Citizenship Clause was designed to constitutionalize the portion of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 that gave citizenship to those born in the United States not subject to any foreign power. The illegal parents are obviously still meant to be under the power of their native country, so I guess it is arguable that the children of these foreign people should hold the same status. I can't recall the Supreme Court ever directly answering this question, either; They've said legal immigrants are under US jurisdiction United States v. Wong Kim Ark, but the question of illegal immigrants is a different question. In an attempt to rationalize maybe why some people believe the children of illegal immigrants can be stripped of birthright citizenship, you could potentially cite Elk v. Wilkins and say that children of illegal immigrants are like members of Native American tribes and that simply being born in the United States is not enough given the status of the parents. There are a good number of problems with this argument, though, given the constitutional status of Native American tribes. That's the best I could come up with lol.
  8. Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey are also good editions to that list as well I'd say.
  9. I'm not entirely sold on the idea of Breyer having an easy confirmation if he was nominated, not in this Senate and political atmosphere. It's true that he's definitely liberal, but that's also his greatest hindrance. Ones like Ben Nelson would never vote for him, and I think several other Democratic Senators may have trouble since Breyer's jurisprudence easily lends itself to being caricatured as the stereotypical liberal activist judge in the eyes of a lot of voters. If the right-wing tea partiers swarmed on Sotomayor, they'd have a field day with Breyer's beliefs, no matter how reasoned they may be (I sort of dig his pragmatism really). He commits at least two cardinal sins in the GOP's eyes as well: He regularly votes in favor of abortion rights and also uses international law and foreign law as guides in deciding cases. He also has a pretty clear philosophic system that he's published in book form (Active Liberty). I find Breyer to be a tremendously interesting Justice and his philosophy is quite sophisticated, but he'd almost be like Bork in that there's too much out there for the people seeking to deny him the chief justice-ship (and make Obama look like a fool...Obama can't even get a current Justice confirmed; that'd be pretty damning) to cling on to, no matter how much it may be taken out of context (yes, I know the Bork, Breyer reference doesn't work very well, but both have a lot of material out there...that's what I'm trying to argue). Breyer is nothing like what Marshall, Brennan, or Douglass were, but you could count on people making him to be at least that "activist", even though he isn't. Obama is aware of how tiring a SCOTUS nomination is now which is why he chose Kagan in reality since she seems to be more centrist and there's just not much attackable material there. I can get behind a Sotomayor confirmation. Her record on the Court has not been terribly liberal (it is, but not like tremendous), and you're right that the SCOTUS-experience would help. I'd rather choose Kagan, though, mainly because I believe, as her tenure at Harvard illustrates, she would be really help the Court become more unified by bridging the gap between the liberals and conservatives. If somebody like Sotomayor was Chief, I don't see that happening as much. EDIT: Another argument that Kagan could succeed as Chief Justice without having judicial experience: Chief Justice John Marshall had no experience either and we all know how he's remembered. Also, Brandeis had no experience nor did Hugo Black.
  10. Hahaha, my results are definitely unexpected given my actual politics. For ones like Malkin and Limbaugh, that was after following a single link from somewhere else and I have only visited their respective sites maybe twice ever, but Slate counts it the same as The Economist or NYT which I go to every day basically. That's sort of my main beef with the analysis, but it's still pretty cool. Gallup (75% conservative) PolitiFact (51% conservative) Michelle Malkin (91% conservative) The Hill (75% conservative) Daily Kos (27% conservative) Hot Air (63% conservative) RealClearPolitics (93% conservative) Townhall (96% conservative) Rush Limbaugh (99% conservative) The Economist (56% conservative) St. Petersburg Times (61% conservative) World Net Daily (83% conservative) Politico (65% conservative) Slate (49% conservative) Chicago Tribune (44% conservative) Wall Street Journal (70% conservative) Washington Post (37% conservative) Drudge Report (93% conservative) The Huffington Post (30% conservative) The New York Times (40% conservative) Fox News (88% conservative) CNN (54% conservative) MSNBC (57% conservative) At these sites, the readership is on average 65 percent conservative, 35 percent liberal Your isolation index is +36, meaning that, on the bell curve of all readers, your news diet is 36 percentage points to the right.
  11. So what about all the veterans in Congress (Sens. Kerry, Lautenberg, Inouye, Carper, Akaka are ones in the Senate I know off the top of my head) and in the general population who DID support health care reform?
  12. Because calling Obama an adherent to an ideology (Nazism/Fascism/Communism/Whatever -ism they can think of) that is responsible for millions of deaths because he signed a health care reform bill is pretty much a total trivialization of the actual victims of tyranny.
  13. Where have you been? I'm pretty sure plenty of people on the left have been calling him an imperialist. That's not why Tea Partiers usually call him a "Fascist" or a "Tyrant", though. EDIT: Ooops, Maxpow beat me to it.
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    South Park

    It was inevitable: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/19/security-brief-radical-islamic-web-site-takes-on-south-park/
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