Free speech includes the right to laugh or giggle. If not, it should, since there is a lot to derisively laugh about in DC these days.

During his confirmation hearing, Sessions was subjected to the indignity of someone laughing out loud when it was represented that he “would treat all Americans equally under the law.” And so here comes the heavy hand of justice….determined to lash out with it’s government might to teach Desiree Fairooz a lesson, and be an example to anyone else who might violate his sensitivities.

I always thought this dude was a weasely little prick, but this should confirm that to anyone who doubts this man’s microscopic facsimile of character. Like his reluctant co-conspirator, the *president, he can’t endure even the smallest sincere expression of doubt about his competency or criticism of his words and deeds.

Anyone who wasn’t petty and petulant would have blown this off for what it was, nothing to make a jerk out of yourself over. A few hundred years ago I suppose that a duel would have been in order; smashing a little bug with a government prosecutor seems to be today’s spineless substitute for regaining his honor. Pleeeeeze Jeffie………..have you no shame for abusing and degrading your office? Put on your big boy pants and call this off, or risk being further shamed when she goes to trial November 13.


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Alberto Ceras 2 1 week 6 days ago

For those who haven't been following the sorry business click on this:

{QUOTE} She laughed at Jeff Sessions — and now the feds are pursuing their 2nd trial against her

This is still happening.(UNQUOTE)

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PhilfromOhio 1 week 6 days ago


And if they don't want the public (the people who employ them) to laugh in these hearings, they should not nominate a joke like Sessions for Attorney General.

rs allen 1 week 5 days ago

Sessions is no joke.

And we the people should look to impeach anyone that voted to confirm him.

Coalage3 1 week 14 hours ago

It is kind of ironic when you think about it considering Franken is a bigot and McCarthyite unto himself.

What has happened to the democratic party in this country?

rs allen 6 days 12 hours ago

Great just great another christain taliban who'll be making law from the bench.

She lied in her conformation hearing as well as sessions. As a devout Catholic you're not going to tell me she didn't have any idea about what blackstone and adf were about are you? Unbelievable!

Maybe we should start making these christain taliban swear on a holy bible even before we ask them their names.

Coalage3 6 days 10 hours ago

Practically every candidate for any office belongs to a religious denomination of some sort. Most of the SC is catholic. A lot of people would view that as a positive, not a negative.

Franken once praised CAIR, and I paraphrase, for "promoting political engagement and protecting civil liberties". The FBI has investigated CAIR for its ties to known terrorist groups like Hamas.

So, based on this, Franken (and don't forget the Muslim Keith Ellison) must be a terrorist sympathizer and ISIS supporter. They should both be impeached immediately.

If you are going to tar and feather a catholic, then the same goes for everybody else.

Coalage3 6 days 10 hours ago

I'll ask the question again for the umpteenth time....

What has happened to the democratic party in this country?

rs allen 6 days 10 hours ago

It's stated in the constitution, the law of the commons is to be secular, ie. neutral, the same for all. If you need a defition for 'the commons' do your own homework.

Well now Hamas or any ties to that org., seems to me they are an off shoot of our as of yet unaccounted for occupation of thier lands. Your terroist is a freedom fighter battling for THEIR own lands.

ISIS? Don't they originate from Sudia Arabia our supposed allies?

Coalage3 6 days 9 hours ago

I'm just using your own reasoning, and that of Franken. If you profess a religious affiliation, then obviously that is more important than your qualifications to hold office. Ellison, for example, is a professed muslim. He therefore must think that women are inferior, gays are to be thrown off of tall buildings, infidels killed, etc. Now I am sure that he said that he would put all that aside once elected (wink..wink). But Franken must think that this catholic must be different even though this particular candidate basically said the same thing.

No no RS...if the qualifications of a public official can be called into question because of a religious affiliation, then it must apply to all. Even democrats..sorry.

When democrat nominees come before these committees again (I guess the democrats might win the presidency again sometime in the future), I fully expect the republicans to question each and every one specifically about their religious beliefs and how it will affect their rulings and their service to the country.

By the way, why wasn't Hillary's membership in the Methodist church (basically anti-gay) an issue for democrats in the last election? Oh, never mind...she gets a pass because she is a democrat.

What has happened to the democratic party in this country?

Coalage3 6 days 6 hours ago

Even an editorial writer for the NYT takes issue with the questioning:


The notion that Catholics are so beholden to Rome as to be incapable of rendering independent judgment in public office has a long, sordid history. It was a mainstay of 19th-century nativist propaganda, and it would dog John F. Kennedy in the following century. Senator Feinstein later deniedexhibiting anti-Catholic bias. But as with other forms of racial or religious animus, one needn’t always use an explicit epithet to arouse ugly emotions.

Worse, these accusations were based on a mangled understanding of Ms. Barrett’s work. In a 1998 essay that has been seized on by left-wing activists, Ms. Barrett and a co-author addressed how Catholic judges might deal with capital cases, given the church’s opposition to the death penalty in virtually all situations. The same dilemma confronts liberal Protestants and many Jews, the authors noted. It could even trouble an atheist judge whose conscience tells her that capital punishment is wrong.

rs allen 5 days 13 hours ago

Yes dirty coal, that oped was just slightly less muddled than your own thinking. Here's another view point from a pair of contributing NYT oped writers:

It might be noted the writers are both legal scholars.

The crux of the issue is if Ms. Barret is actually willing to recuse herself in cases where the law of the necessarily secular commons goes directly opposite her moral convictions. Off the top I can think of 3 or 4 real biggies besides the death penalty that may present a problem for her to be sitting on the bench for.

I don't care what one of the 1,000 gods anyone wants to worship in their private life but those god or gods must be left at home when the black robe is put on. If Franken had really wanted to know if she knew who and what ADF was when she gave her lecture to that body he should have asked for a transcript of it (I'm sure one exists), it may prove quite enlightening.

Coalage3 5 days 9 hours ago

Those "questions of conscience" are most likely there regardless of one's religious persuasion.

Have it your way, but then every nominee for every judgeship and every candidate for office needs to stand up and say what their religious views are.

I can only imagine the outrage if a muslim nominee for a federal office has to go through the same kind of questioning.

What has happened to the democratic party in this country?

rs allen 4 days 7 hours ago

Fool every canidate for whatever office already stand on their religous affiliations. And if you bother to look you'll note almost to every man and woman everyone put to office is christain going back as far as you like. No agnostics, no atheists, no Islamics, no Hindu but in reality are only capitalist bastards parading as one out of about 1000 forms that CALL themselves good christain.

Mike pence and jeff sessions are good examples. Trumpkof would not have been elected without reactionary pence. Sessions wouldn't still be there (or ever gotten where he is) without his good old southern baptist (and racist) roots. So don't give us that religious purity bullshit, yeh I just imagine the up roar over an Islamic judge nomination and guess where it would come from.......your side of the aisle wouldn't even give them a hearing and then would vilify who ever nominated or stood for that person.

So piss off with your purity vs. the law argument. The law of the commons needs to be secular and that ideal of the law of the commons is almost a religion unto itself and separated from any deity one may hold personally.

Gibbon 3 days 22 hours ago

They're all punks -- and, deep down, even they know it. That's why they're so sensitive to REAL criticism. They Know they are Evil phonies. This so clearly Shows how weak they Truly are.

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DdC 3 days 1 hour ago
Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. Thus in France the emetic was once forbidden as a medicine, and the potato as an article of food. Government is just as fallible, too, when it fixes systems in physics. Galileo was sent to the Inquisition for affirming that the earth was a sphere; the government had declared it to be as flat as a trencher, and Galileo was obliged to abjure his error. ... Reason and experiment have been indulged, and error has fled before them. It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
-- Thomas Jefferson, "Notes on the State of Virginia," 1787

Now ya did it coal-dust, you're going to burn in hell for worshiping false oil company profits.

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As Hurricane Irma, a tempest exacerbated by climate change, ravaged the Florida coast on Monday as a tropical storm, Pope Francis doubled down on his condemnations of those who choose to ignore the mounting evidence of the impacts of global warming.

Responding to questions from an Italian journalist on board his flight home from Colombia, Francis said that the halting response to climate change reminded him of a “phrase from the Old Testament — man is a fool, a stubborn man who will not see”: an apparent reference to Proverbs 12, a section of the Bible that condemns those who resist correction in matters of knowledge.

Later, he added in a more pointed jab at climate deniers: “Anyone who denies [climate change] should go to the scientists and ask them. They speak very clearly ... climate change is having an effect, and scientists are telling us which path to follow. And we have a responsibility — all of us. Everyone, great or small, has a moral responsibility ... we must take it seriously ... history will judge our decision.”

If the obstacles of bigotry
and priestcraft can be surmounted,
we may hope that common sense
will suffice to do everything else.
-- Thomas Jefferson

The Jefferson Bible
(The Life & Morals of Jesus of Nazareth)
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"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
— Thomas Jefferson, 1823

Ignorant Jeff: The blind leading the deaf and dumbed down
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Ignorant Jeff Excluding the National Commission on Forensic Science
Ignorant Jeff ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him
Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses of Civil Asset Forfeiture
Ignorant Jeff Orders Moral Thing to do. Profit Prisons

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood.
-- Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
Article 25, passed unanimously by the
United Nations General Assembly in December, 1948
There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they don't have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
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DdC 2 days 20 hours ago
The United States is in no way founded upon the Christian religion
-- George Washington & John Adams, in a diplomatic message to Malta.

Seems Ms. Barrett,, on her past statement "such as in death penalty cases, where a judge might have to recuse herself" answers DiFe's question about separation. There needs to be oversight when all judges aren't so up front about recusing themselves. Including Barrett when cases aren't so clear cut. There are plenty of qualified people to fill the slot without having to wonder about religionists or atheists pushing the envelope for their own cause. Its not a Christian Country yet, Pence is drooling.

I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all.
--Thomas Jefferson

But Feinstein is the wrong person to toss the Dogma card around. Hers and Sessions Drug War Dogma is more over zealous or equal to the Fundies. Drug Worrier Cults receiving tax paid grants. As bad as coal and oil groupies Dogma or the National Rifle Sellers Dogma. They justify because Franken or Hilary or Pelosi did this or that. So two thieves are robbing the house and the cop lets them go because they blamed each other.

The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.
-- Abraham Lincoln

We should definitely build a wall... between church and state. Maybe between humans and government. Although its not the humans fault money is so addictive. Its humans fault for letting it be a God to serve over the peoples rights and well being. To influence elections to legislate more morality or profits. Or banning students from voting and if gerrymandering isn't obviously a mistake drawing precinct districts. Not to encourage Patriotism. The status weird version is to blackball Kaepernick for kneeling to a song about a flag originally made of Hemp they now prohibit farmers from growing..

"They say you can't legislate morality. Well, you certainly can."
~ John Ashcroft
Chicago Tribune May 25, 1998

Pro Life? Not even anti abortionists...

Or their pep rallies and nationalism jerking a chinese made plastic flag from MalWarts. Made from Middle Eastern crude. By kids in sweatshops no doubt being punished for their sins of not being a member of the richest religions. But ya buy it anyway coaldust. Jerk it at the out of work minorities becoming majorities, the real paranoia of the alt reich. Signing up to blow up people like cool video games. Not so much jerking when they return all battered and bruised and scarred psychologically for life. When Ganja helps their PTSD GOPers and Feinstein continue to push for prison terms.

Neither the trappings of robes, nor temples of stone, nor a fixed liturgy, nor an extensive literature or history is required to meet the test of beliefs cognizable under the Constitution as religious. So far as our law is concerned, one person's religious beliefs held for one day are presumptively entitled to the same protection as the beliefs of millions which have been shared for thousands of years.
-- Judge Jack Weinstein, New York State, 1977

☛ < Rastafarians and Ganja
☛ < Freedom of Religion
U.S. vs Boyll Native American Church

Coaldust, DNCGOP=Neocons. Small "d"democrats have become republicans, Small "r" republicans have become insignificant the day after the election. As small "d" democrats are treated before the election. Except for occasional drumpf pep rallies which are probably over since the audience is burning their "make america hate again" hats in effigy. Donny's tired and Pence is ready and willing to disable.

In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
-- Thomas Jefferson, 1814
Coalage3 1 day 14 hours ago

If the law of the commons is supposed to be secular, how come all candidates and nominees spend so much time talking about their religious views? Because it still carries weight with the majority of Amercans. Democrat Hillary has fallen all over herself lately trying to show people how religious she is. Obama did the same thing when he ran trying to convince everyone he wasn't really a muslim hiding in christianity clothing

Nice quote by the rascist Jefferson and Washington. I thought all of their history has now been rendered irrelevant by the progressive left because they were obviously white supremacists and racial bigots. I thought you knew better. You just lost your progressive card. Maybe you can reapply next year...good luck.

rs allen 1 day 9 hours ago

Dirty coal, have you ever wondered why you become irrelevant in any conversation? We all know you'd like the usa to be a theocracy and only rail because it isn't (as of yet so) but oh so close you can taste it.

There have been three of four people on this thread that have in various ways has tried to inform you that the politicains are venal pieces of garbage that will sell themselves for the proverbal 12 coins of silver to anyone that comes along. If there was money forth coming from the snake handlers contengency of the christain sect they'd be passing rattlers around on the floors of congress before every vote to satisfy thier base. Their god is is the dollar bill, get that through your head. That people that make no bones about $'s being their god have co-opted parts of the population that claim to be christain puts to shame any claim of rightous reasoning on your part. So piss off with deciding my god or anyone elses god or lack of a god needs to be the same as your belief which means the commons has to be secular period. And the people that originally concieved this republic understood that very well, even though my mind they were just another sect of christains called Deists, they understood the laws of state (the commons) had to be neutral in all reguards. Get it? It's written as one of first things in the constitution.

Try to stay on topic from now on otherwise you once again become just white noise. i.e. irrelevant.

Coalage3 13 hours 48 min ago

And your problem is that you think there is an actual difference between politicians. What a joke. There is no difference between Hillary, for example, and Trump. They are both about the money. Obama will soon join them if he hasn't already. The democratic party is not the party it used to be. Its been hijacked and flown off to Cuba.

And by the way, believe whatever nonsense you want. It's still a free country, at least for now. Wait a minute...I just realized, you hurt my feelings with your hate speech. What are you? Some kind of rascist, supremacist bigot? You can't talk to people like that. That's not allowed anymore. Just ask any college student and they'll bring you up to speed.

Actually, the first amendment is intended to protect religious liberty by keeping government out of it. The court, via several different cases over the years, has affirmed the principle of separation of church and state. It is not written specifically into the constitution.

You really need to study the topics or otherwise you once again become just white noise, i.e. irrelevant.

Coalage3 13 hours 2 min ago

If Sessions has "thin skin", then these university personnel must have "no skin". I do not understand why the democratic party is not condemning this activity.


"To the list of forbidden ideas on American college campuses, add “bourgeois norms”—hard work, self-discipline, marriage and respect for authority. Last month, two law professors published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer calling for a revival of the “cultural script” that prevailed in the 1950s and still does among affluent Americans: “Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. . . . Eschew substance abuse and crime.” The weakening of these traditional norms has contributed to today’s low rates of workforce participation, lagging educational levels and widespread opioid abuse, the professors argued.

The op-ed triggered an immediate uproar at the University of Pennsylvania, where one of its authors, Amy Wax, teaches. The dean of the Penn law school, Ted Ruger, published an op-ed in the student newspaper noting the “contemporaneous occurrence” of the op-ed and a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and suggesting that Ms. Wax’s views were “divisive, even noxious.” Half of Ms. Wax’s law-faculty colleagues signed an open letter denouncing her piece and calling on students to report any “bias or stereotype” they encounter “at Penn Law ” (e.g., in Ms. Wax’s classroom). Student and alumni petitions poured forth accusing Ms. Wax of white supremacy, misogyny and homophobia and demanding that she be banned from teaching first-year law classes."

And these professors and students think they are being taken seriously. That's right...stay married, don't have children out of wedlock, get an education, and stay away from drugs and crime is just bigoted advice. The left, and the democratic party, have gone completely off the rails in this country. And they still cannot figure out why they keep losing elections.

rs allen 10 hours 33 min ago

Not only have you convinced me once and for all that you can't read but that you're also foaming at the mouth insane.

Coalage3 5 hours 11 min ago

As usual, you have no sane comment. I can only then assume you agree with the premise that not having children out of wedlock, staying married, get some education, keep away from drugs and crime, is a bunch of hooey and has to be a rascist, white supremacist plot. Just like your progressive/elitist brothers at the universities across the country.

The meer fact that this advice has been condemned by some on the left just further shows how far the democrats/progressives/liberals have absolutely lost their minds.

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