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    NYT Editors on SCOTUS and judges: Dems should treat the GOP like Sonny Corleone at the toll bo

    NYT Editors on SCOTUS and judges: Dems should treat the GOP like Sonny Corleone at the toll booth

    We wish we were making that headline up or exaggerating it, but it’s true. From the New York Times editors on what Dems should do about the GOP and judges: “Go to the mattresses.”







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    Bring it...so sick of all the pussy footing around.

    Light this candle and let's settle this $#@! once and for all...secede, open fire, or get the $#@! out of the way.

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    For clarification: Urban Dictionary


    going to the mattresses
    Prepare for a battle or adopt a warlike stance.

    In times of war or siege, Italian families would vacate their homes and rent apartments in safer areas. In order to protect themselves they would hire soldiers to sleep on the floor in shifts.

    Ordinarily we would want to verify such stories before publishing them here as part of a phrase derivation. In this case though it isn't really important. The meaning of the phrase turns on the association in Italian folk-memory of mattresses with safety in wartime. The phrase wasn't well known outside of the USA and Italy prior to the Godfather movies. It was used there, and later in The Sopranos television series, to mean 'preparing for battle'. Whether or not the stories that originated it are true doesn't alter the fact that the screenwriters of those films used them in that context.

    "That Sonny's runnin' wild. He's thinkin'a going to the mattresses already."

    Mainly popularized by the film, "The Godfather."
    #war#mafia#mob#crime#mattresses#gang#fight
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...e%20mattresses



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Bring it...so sick of all the pussy footing around.

    Light this candle and let's settle this $#@! once and for all...secede, open fire, or get the $#@! out of the way.
    Out of rep.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Out of rep.
    covered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Bring it...so sick of all the pussy footing around.

    Light this candle and let's settle this $#@! once and for all...secede, open fire, or get the $#@! out of the way.
    Agreed. But that's not going to happen.

    Instead, they're going to sit back and wait for you to die. And after that, they've already got your kids.

    They don't have to kill you or anyone else who believes in true liberty. They just have to wait you out. And they will.

    You'll waste out your days in a quasi-socialist America, AF. As you are now, daily becoming more and more so, by and by. And your bones will rot in a full-on socialist Amerikkka.

    And history will record us as an anachronism... a vestige of a "failed, selfish ideology" that HATED poor people and minorities and anyone else who can be elevated to advance the cause. And it will be because it's a whole lot easier to rely on everyone else than it is to make your own way in the world.

    The West is dead. And by that I mean Western Civilization and also the American WEST, where the true spirit of individualism expanded and grew... isn't it ironic that, besides NY and Massachusetts, that's also where it fell?

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    Would that true lovers of liberty might respond as Michael Corleone did.

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    Last edited by Voluntarist; 07-29-2018 at 12:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Son of Liberty View Post
    Agreed. But that's not going to happen.

    Instead, they're going to sit back and wait for you to die. And after that, they've already got your kids.

    They don't have to kill you or anyone else who believes in true liberty. They just have to wait you out. And they will.

    You'll waste out your days in a quasi-socialist America, AF. As you are now, daily becoming more and more so, by and by. And your bones will rot in a full-on socialist Amerikkka.

    And history will record us as an anachronism... a vestige of a "failed, selfish ideology" that HATED poor people and minorities and anyone else who can be elevated to advance the cause. And it will be because it's a whole lot easier to rely on everyone else than it is to make your own way in the world.

    The West is dead. And by that I mean Western Civilization and also the American WEST, where the true spirit of individualism expanded and grew... isn't it ironic that, besides NY and Massachusetts, that's also where it fell?
    With friends like these who needs enemies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Son of Liberty View Post
    Agreed. But that's not going to happen.

    Instead, they're going to sit back and wait for you to die. And after that, they've already got your kids.

    They don't have to kill you or anyone else who believes in true liberty. They just have to wait you out. And they will.

    You'll waste out your days in a quasi-socialist America, AF. As you are now, daily becoming more and more so, by and by. And your bones will rot in a full-on socialist Amerikkka.

    And history will record us as an anachronism... a vestige of a "failed, selfish ideology" that HATED poor people and minorities and anyone else who can be elevated to advance the cause. And it will be because it's a whole lot easier to rely on everyone else than it is to make your own way in the world.

    The West is dead. And by that I mean Western Civilization and also the American WEST, where the true spirit of individualism expanded and grew... isn't it ironic that, besides NY and Massachusetts, that's also where it fell?
    Yes, this is most likely the scenario...thus it has always been for much of mankind's presence on this rock.

    Liberty and freedom have been brief, bright shining supernovas of history, usually accompanied by 5000 year leap forwards in science and knowledge and technology.

    The rest of time has been painful slogging through tyranny and darkness.

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    Trump names second Supreme Court justice - live updates


    President Trump is announcing the selection of his second Supreme Court justice Monday night at 9 p.m.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/tr...-live-updates/

    Reporter states there is most likely no chance it will be leaked before the 9pm ET announcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Yes, this is most likely the scenario...thus it has always been for much of mankind's presence on this rock.

    Liberty and freedom have been brief, bright shining supernovas of history, usually accompanied by 5000 year leap forwards in science and knowledge and technology.

    The rest of time has been painful slogging through tyranny and darkness.
    I don't want to be a downer, man. It's just awfully hard to look out at the landscape and come to different conclusion.

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    ... just hope he can make a decent pick.

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Son of Liberty View Post
    Agreed. But that's not going to happen.

    Instead, they're going to sit back and wait for you to die. And after that, they've already got your kids.

    They don't have to kill you or anyone else who believes in true liberty. They just have to wait you out. And they will.

    You'll waste out your days in a quasi-socialist America, AF. As you are now, daily becoming more and more so, by and by. And your bones will rot in a full-on socialist Amerikkka.

    And history will record us as an anachronism... a vestige of a "failed, selfish ideology" that HATED poor people and minorities and anyone else who can be elevated to advance the cause. And it will be because it's a whole lot easier to rely on everyone else than it is to make your own way in the world.

    The West is dead. And by that I mean Western Civilization and also the American WEST, where the true spirit of individualism expanded and grew... isn't it ironic that, besides NY and Massachusetts, that's also where it fell?
    Well, that's why they were so careful at Bunkerville. THEY KNOW.
    “Force the normies into taking sides. At the moment they are just like "meh, I am minding my own business" retreating culturally into their private bubbles and "safe-spaces" since they don't understand what is going on. When the actual "us vs them" starts, they will be forced to fight or they'll die.” - Anonymous Poster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voluntarist View Post
    Thanks - cuz that's as far as the NY Times opinion piece went - no mention of Sonny Corleone at the toll booth. And going to the mattresses is just a tired and cliched metaphor for putting up a united front. But I suppose the Twitchy subject line makes for better click bait than the the NY Times piece itself (Democrats: Do Not Surrender the Judiciary)

    Reality check: There's no fight for the Democrats to put up. Since Gorsuch, there's really no way for them to filibuster the nomination to death. What little Senate Democrats can do is delay — not stop — the impending confirmation process. They can use "objections to unanimous consent" or "the two-hour rule", "delaying tactics in committee", and possibly "a disappearing quorum" to slow the process down - but that's about it. Hardly worth the effort and discomfort of camping out on "mattresses laid out in solidarity" for a fight. But their base wants them to fight the unwinnable battle - so what are they to do?

    Basically, the only fight is in the GOP Ranks - deciding who the next Supreme Court Justice will be. What GOP clique has enough votes to ransom the nomination for what they want? And if that GOP clique is willing to do it, are there any Democrat Senators willing to step into the gap in exchange for what they want?


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    Quote Originally Posted by A Son of Liberty View Post
    Agreed. But that's not going to happen.

    Instead, they're going to sit back and wait for you to die. And after that, they've already got your kids.

    They don't have to kill you or anyone else who believes in true liberty. They just have to wait you out. And they will.

    You'll waste out your days in a quasi-socialist America, AF. As you are now, daily becoming more and more so, by and by. And your bones will rot in a full-on socialist Amerikkka.

    And history will record us as an anachronism... a vestige of a "failed, selfish ideology" that HATED poor people and minorities and anyone else who can be elevated to advance the cause. And it will be because it's a whole lot easier to rely on everyone else than it is to make your own way in the world.

    The West is dead. And by that I mean Western Civilization and also the American WEST, where the true spirit of individualism expanded and grew... isn't it ironic that, besides NY and Massachusetts, that's also where it fell?
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Yes, this is most likely the scenario...thus it has always been for much of mankind's presence on this rock.

    Liberty and freedom have been brief, bright shining supernovas of history, usually accompanied by 5000 year leap forwards in science and knowledge and technology.

    The rest of time has been painful slogging through tyranny and darkness.

    Man, you guys are a real downer, you know that? You're also, IMO, very much mistaken. While there are reasons for serious concern, things are not nearly so bleak as you're making them out to be. Not even close.

    If you're open to it I'd suggest paying a lot less attention to the lamestream media, the Trumpcentric right wing, alt-right and "libertarian" [sic] online news sources, and the Trumptastic goings on here on RPF and spend a little time listening to some of the people who are actually out there in the trenches spreading the actual principles of liberty, and making significant progress. Their outlook is a WHOLE LOT more positive than what I see around here every day, and apparently with good reason.

    Try checking out Jeff Berwick's Anarchast podcast, anything by Larken Rose, or some of Jeffrey Tucker's stuff. All of those guys, and many more, are actually optimistic about the future for liberty here in the US and even worldwide. Larken Rose even stated that he thinks, based upon the geometric growth in Voluntaryism he's seen in his own work over the last few years, that it's possible that we could actually see a statelss society here in the US within a mere 20 years! I couldn't find where I actually saw him say that, but here's a short clip that illustrates the point:



    Chin up brothers. Things always seem darkest before the dawn, and I really think we may see significant progress toward REAL liberty much sooner than any of us might think. Oh, and here's another little tidbit to think about that should lift your spirits at least a little:

    A Tyrant's-Eye View

    larkenrose

    It’s easy to imagine that “the powers that be” are all-knowing and all-powerful. But they are neither. And often even pro-freedom people do themselves and others a disservice by overestimating the power of the parasite class. After all, if the good people imagine that the ruling class knows everything and can do anything, those good people will likely self-censor and self-limit, for fear of the all-knowing, all-powerful rulers squashing them if they do, say, or think anything out of line. The irony is that if an aspiring tyrant can get people to think that way, and imagine that to be reality, then the tyrant doesn’t need to have any actual power at all. If the subject class can be scared into passive, quiet submission and obedience, it doesn’t really matter if what they were scared of is real or not.

    At the same time, underestimating the nastiness and power of those in “government” can also be hazardous. So it behooves good people to figure out just what the control freaks are, and are not, actually capable of. And in order for average people to understand the reality of the situation, it’s helpful to occasionally picture the world from the viewpoint of the political sociopath...
    Read the rest here:

    https://steemit.com/anarchism/@larke...ant-s-eye-view

    It'll be well worth your time, I promise.
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