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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It is wrong to say Thomas never authored an opinion, he's authored plenty. But, as anybody who's ever read one of his opinions will tell you, it is equally wrong to say he isn't an intellectual lightweight.

    And I am sure that his political detractors are the ones we should be relying on for that insight is that right?


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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Possibly the dumbest guy (or prehaps just a guy with very, very low integrity) ever to take a seat on the court.....
    that sounds pretty racist to me

    Thomas is much smarter than the man he replaced and had a far better academic resume

    but let me guess

    you being a world noted student of the supreme court studied the IQs and writings of every justice before coming to this conclusion?



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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    It is wrong to say Thomas never authored an opinion, he's authored plenty. But, as anybody who's ever read one of his opinions will tell you, it is equally wrong to say he isn't an intellectual lightweight.
    edify me on how you are qualified to discuss which justices are intellectual lightweights

    seriously



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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    edify me on how you are qualified to discuss which justices are intellectual lightweights

    seriously
    +He read it, on a web site that Justice Thomas was stupid, because that's what he's supposed to think. Don't ask him to dig up some of Justice Thomas opinion's, he's never read anything by the man, just stuff written by others whom he trust to help him know how to think.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    I do NOT think Justice Thomas is stupid, ignorant or of low intelligence. Thinking back to his nomination, a local newspaper printed a speech he gave to a school in which he discussed his childhood and his upbringing and I used in in classes I taught because I thought it was inspirational for children to read. I have never seen any problem with his intelligence and I have little doubt that he could not have risen to the heights he has if he were simply stupid.

    It is very unusual and downright weird that he never asks questions from the bench and perhaps that is a cause for some to speculate about him.

    My problem with him is his far and extremist right wing decisions which are ruining America like Citizens United and others. I hope that the attention his wife is getting and the ethics violations that appear to be connected with him regarding his wife and their income cause him to remove himself from the Court.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I do NOT think Justice Thomas is stupid, ignorant or of low intelligence. Thinking back to his nomination, a local newspaper printed a speech he gave to a school in which he discussed his childhood and his upbringing and I used in in classes I taught because I thought it was inspirational for children to read. I have never seen any problem with his intelligence and I have little doubt that he could not have risen to the heights he has if he were simply stupid.

    It is very unusual and downright weird that he never asks questions from the bench and perhaps that is a cause for some to speculate about him.

    My problem with him is his far and extremist right wing decisions which are ruining America like Citizens United and others. I hope that the attention his wife is getting and the ethics violations that appear to be connected with him regarding his wife and their income cause him to remove himself from the Court.
    The Constitution is ruining America?

    Madness. I think it's scarier that you are allowed to "teach" rather then anything Justice Thomas has done. Your views are extreme, your conclusions are suspect and your ideals atrocious.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The Constitution is ruining America?

    Madness. I think it's scarier that you are allowed to "teach" rather then anything Justice Thomas has done. Your views are extreme, your conclusions are suspect and your ideals atrocious.
    Where did I say that?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Where did I say that?
    Justices Thomas and Scalia are fairly strict constitutionalist judges. You have great disdain for both men and their positions, claiming
    My problem with him is his far and extremist right wing decisions which are ruining America
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Justices Thomas and Scalia are fairly strict constitutionalist judges. You have great disdain for both men and their positions, claiming
    Looks to me like your putting forth an opinion of what haymarket said instead of what he actually said.Sad.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Looks to me like your putting forth an opinion of what haymarket said instead of what he actually said.Sad.
    Maybe if we ask Haymarket what he meant by what he said it would be clearer then. Or, and here is a novel idea, be forthright in what you say and interpretation won't be needed.


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