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  • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

    Democrat members of the committee boycotted the vote hoping to prevent a quorum from being present, but since committee rules only require a majority vote of members currently in attendance, it means that Barrett passed the initial phase without a single opposing vote.

    About time that their utter contempt for and total disregard of laws finally bit them in the rump.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
      About time that their utter contempt for and total disregard of laws finally bit them in the rump.
      The Democrat members inexplicably placed pictures of themselves in their chairs in what I assume was a symbolic gesture, but I have no idea what it was supposed to symbolize.
      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
      Than a fool in the eyes of God


      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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      • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

        The Democrat members inexplicably placed pictures of themselves in their chairs in what I assume was a symbolic gesture, but I have no idea what it was supposed to symbolize.
        No, they put pictures in their chairs of people who would be hurt by what they assert would be Judge Barrett's rulings on the supreme court.

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        • Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

          No, they put pictures in their chairs of people who would be hurt by what they assert would be Judge Barrett's rulings on the supreme court.
          Ah, okay, that makes only slightly more sense.

          At any rate, it simply led to a unanimous vote in favor of Judge Barrett.
          Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
          But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
          Than a fool in the eyes of God


          From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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          • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

            Ah, okay, that makes only slightly more sense.

            At any rate, it simply led to a unanimous vote in favor of Judge Barrett.
            And as the Botox addict, San Fran Nan, would say, that'll go on her permanent record.

            I'm always still in trouble again

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            • Has anyone posted on the “handmaid” thing?
              A 2010 People of Praise directory states that she held the title of “handmaid,” a leadership position for women in the community, according to a directory excerpt obtained by The Washington Post. Also, while in law school, Barrett lived at the South Bend home of People of Praise’s influential co-founder Kevin Ranaghan and his wife, Dorothy, who together helped establish the group’s male-dominated hierarchy and view of gender roles. The group was one of many to grow out of the charismatic Christian movement, which sought a more intense and communal religious experience by embracing such practices as shared living, faith healing and speaking in tongues.
              “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
              “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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              • Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
                Has anyone posted on the “handmaid” thing?
                "Kevin Ranaghan and his wife, Dorothy, who together helped establish the group’s male-dominated hierarchy and view of gender roles."

                And that is a bad thing why?
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                • Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
                  Has anyone posted on the “handmaid” thing?
                  Yes, people have mentioned that the traditional title used is similar to a recently popularized book/series, and as such, there is an implied guilt by association there. It's pretty much a bit subtle religious bigotry.

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                  • Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
                    Has anyone posted on the “handmaid” thing?
                    What about it? The term "handmaid" now tends to have more negative connotations than it did in the past due to it shifting its meaning a little, as various words do over time. They dropped the usage of the term "handmaid" as a result of the shifting meaning.

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                    • Originally posted by dirtfloor View Post
                      Has anyone posted on the “handmaid” thing?
                      Yes, and it's stupid. Thanks for playing.
                      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                      Than a fool in the eyes of God


                      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                      • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                        Yes, and it's stupid. Thanks for playing.
                        Not only is FF making veiled (and not so veiled) terrorist threats, but he actually has delusions of a Handmaid scenario being thrust upon the country with Barret's nomination. Delusions based on fictional tales and terrorist threats... that's a pretty disturbing combo.
                        "I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole, it was like... we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment." - Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State (source).

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                        • Originally posted by seer View Post

                          "Kevin Ranaghan and his wife, Dorothy, who together helped establish the group’s male-dominated hierarchy and view of gender roles."

                          And that is a bad thing why?
                          Well, I would not be part of a church or group that had that as an article of faith. But I have no problem with other people holding that interpretation of Scripture.
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                          Beige Nationalist.

                          "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

                          Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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                          • Originally posted by Terraceth View Post
                            What about it? The term "handmaid" now tends to have more negative connotations than it did in the past due to it shifting its meaning a little, as various words do over time. They dropped the usage of the term "handmaid" as a result of the shifting meaning.
                            Right. Pentecostals would probably tend to relate it to Acts 2:18, and Catholics would probably tend to relate it to Luke 1:38 and 1:48. Neither carries any intrinsic negative baggage.
                            Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

                            Beige Nationalist.

                            "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

                            Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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                            • Originally posted by seer View Post
                              Here we go....


                              Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

                              Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren't welcome in the classroom.

                              ... The AP spoke with more than two dozen people who attended or worked at Trinity Schools, or former members of People of Praise. They said the community's teachings have been consistent for decades: Homosexuality is an abomination against God, sex should occur only within marriage and marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

                              A 2018-19 enrollment agreement obtained by the AP says "the only proper place for human sexual activity is marriage, where marriage is a legal and committed relationship between one man and one woman." It goes on to say that activities such as "fornication, pornography, adultery and homosexual acts, and advocating or modeling any of these behaviors" are at odds with the school's core beliefs.

                              https://apnews.com/article/south-ben...c6079c09f2f075

                              Wow. And I didn't think my admiration for her could get any higher.
                              Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

                              Beige Nationalist.

                              "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

                              Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

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                              • The bigger picture:
                                Regardless of the outcome of the election, the Supreme Court has already entered a new era. Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Heather Cox Richardson for a big-picture conversation about what that means: minority rule and the court’s role, past and present, in changing visions of democracy.
                                https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcas...=1000495903054
                                “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                                “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                                “not all there” - you know who you are

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