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Sotomayor is pro-life!

Sotomayor’s FIRST decision on the Supreme Court was to preserve the life of a human.

Continue Reading August 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

The Historical Amnesia of Samuel Alito, A Review of The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism: Politics, Labor and Culture

Why can an Italian take pride in their hardworking immigrant parents and thats OK, but a Latino can’t? Latinos have a right to be just as proud of their heritage as do Italians or Jews, or anyone else. This is what makes America great!

Continue Reading June 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm 1 comment

Supreme Court overrules future Supreme Court justice

Because we all know that this country is being overrun with successful black people, from too many black firefighters to too many black students in college…

Can’t a black/brown man get ahead without people crying “unfair, unfair.”  Bush didn’t qualify for Texas A&M so he went to Yale instead as a legacy child… if most Ivy league parents are white doesn’t this imply preferential treatment for whites based on parents, which shouldn’t matter since it’s not based on personal skill or ability?

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold equal rights for all and to strike down government decisions based on race,” said Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee.

“No individual should be denied a promotion simply based on the color of their skin. … The Supreme Court today reminded all courts and governments that equal justice under the law means refusing to tip the scale in favor of one race over another.”

Smith called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to “carefully examine Sotomayor’s role in the 2nd Circuit’s opinion on this case. Discrimination and racial preferences have no place in our courts, let alone on the highest court in the land.”

Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin in two weeks.

via GOP applauds, Dems criticize overturning Sotomayor ruling – CNN.com.

It gets even better… listen to what Justice Scalia has to say:

Justice Antonin Scalia sets up the constitutional smash-up to come even more apocalyptically, warning that the court today “merely postpones the evil day on which the Court will have to confront the question: Whether, or to what extent, are the disparate-impact provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 consistent with the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection?”

via Newsweek

June 29, 2009 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

The Audacity of Privileged White Men: Racist Attacks Against Sotomayor

Racial minorities face a major contradiction in this country: if we excel in society, it’s because of preferential treatment and if we fail, then we lack the so-called Protestant work ethnic. In other words, we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t.

Continue Reading June 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment


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