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To: Cogito who wrote (184153)3/2/2012 12:01:15 PM
From: brushwud
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>>If a racist joke makes someone a racist, then a misogynist lyric makes someone a misogynist, right?<<

Let's stipulate that it does, for the sake of argument. What difference does it make? How's it relevant here?


I was angling for the contrapositive: if you can't reach a conclusion that misogynist lyrics make someone a misogynist, how can you reach a conclusion that repeating one racist joke makes someone a racist. No doubt this forwarded email is a very small bit compared to a large oeuvre of opinions during this judge's career.

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To: Steve Lokness who wrote (184219)3/2/2012 12:03:04 PM
From: Bread Upon The Water
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I appreciate your input. Although I'm sure there are many different points of view as to how far restrictions can go on a judge's personal life I'm basically saying that a judge always has to be thinking of how his actions will be perceived, if they become public, because if he's perceived as biased in some way he effectively is dead in the water--regardless of what legalities/technicalities that may or may not apply.

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From: JohnM3/2/2012 12:09:53 PM
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Amidst all the faint praise for Olympia Snowe, I like this Krugman quote of Jonathan Chait.
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March 2, 2012, 11:29 am
Jonathan Chait’s Sense of Snowe

Perfect:

When George W. Bush proposed a huge, regressive tax cut in 2001, Snowe, sitting at the heart of a decisive block of centrists, used her leverage to support the passage of a modestly smaller and less regressive version. When Barack Obama proposed a large fiscal stimulus in 2009, Snowe (citing fears of deficits that she had helped create) decided to shave a nice round $100 billion off his figure and call it a day. If a Gingrich administration proposed spending a trillion dollars to erect a 100- foot-tall solid-gold Winston Churchill statue on Mars, Snowe would no doubt decide, after careful deliberation, that the wise course was to trim the height down to 90 feet and perhaps use a cheaper bronze alloy in the base.

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com 

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To: ChinuSFO who wrote (184180)3/2/2012 12:12:38 PM
From: brushwud
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That he should get a email that talks about bestialty and forward that is what is outrageous.

There've been times I've been with a group of guys and some of them are big jokers and have a ton of them. And they get into a game of "can you top this?" to see who can come up with the most disgusting joke. Many years ago, I was at a party and one guy (a very talented salesman) was telling jokes and one ended with the punchline, "and then she bit his dick off." There were a couple of women hanging on every word and they thought it was hilarious. I rolled my eyes at a friend and we took off and found something else to do. A few years later I discovered that The World According to Garp is a 600-page novel with that as the punchline.

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To: JohnM who wrote (184220)3/2/2012 12:14:38 PM
From: Win Smith
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The fat guy doubles down:

"So, Miss Fluke and the rest of you feminazis. Here's the deal. If we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch," Limbaugh said. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/martin-bashir-rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_n_1314569.html


Ok, so it's not like we didn't know Limbaugh was, in general, a loathsome human being. I'm thinking he's pushing for a backlash so he can play the victim, or something. I sort of wish one of the hapless Republican candidates would be a little apologetic about it, so they'd be forced to back down and grovel to the loathsome fat guy, but they probably know better at this point.

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To: Win Smith who wrote (184234)3/2/2012 12:20:36 PM
From: Wharf Rat
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Why not just say it?
Don't play coy, Rush.

" Here's the deal. If we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to have sex with me and post the videos online so we can all watch."

Lawrence O'Donnell, I think it was, put up a graphic of Rush's marriages. Perfect record. 4 marriages, no kids.

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To: Win Smith who wrote (184234)3/2/2012 12:21:32 PM
From: epicure
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Oh my. What a perv. So if the government pays for his ballsack exam, do we have a right to demand to watch it? And if guys want viagra...

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To: epicure who wrote (184236)3/2/2012 12:23:47 PM
From: Wharf Rat
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Rush Limbaugh could see a deal with prosecutors in a long-running prescription fraud case collapse after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his bag at Palm Beach International Airport. The prescription was not in his name.
cbsnews.com 

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To: brushwud who wrote (184230)3/2/2012 12:25:26 PM
From: epicure
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It doesn't matter. His contract, and his code of judicial conduct, doesn't have an escape clause for him to be a little bit offensive and inappropriate while at work. While it may be a small part of his judicial career, like wanking off on the bench, it should have no part in his judicial career. Some things you just don't do at work- and most people who want to keep their jobs know that. He didn't. C'est la vie.

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To: Wharf Rat who wrote (184237)3/2/2012 12:27:14 PM
From: epicure
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yup
I remember that.

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