September 19, 2005


Roberts's qualities (Boston Globe, September 19, 2005)

BARRING THE revelation of an outrageous scandal, Judge John Roberts is about to become the next chief justice of the United States, and based on his testimony last week, he deserves to be confirmed. In the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Roberts called himself a ''modest judge" and appeared smart and even-tempered.

Editorial: Confirm Roberts/'I am not an ideologue' (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, September 16, 2005)
This week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings have been fascinating on several fronts, not the least for their jab-and-parry-exchanges between senators and Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. Whether you liken the proceedings to a fencing match or a "subtle minuet," as did Chairman Arlen Specter, they ultimately -- if messily, and sometimes testily -- accomplished their purpose. They showed that Roberts is both qualified and fit to serve as chief justice of the United States. Barring any last-minute bombshells, the Senate should confirm his nomination.

The merely liberal media isn't leaving the Democrats much wiggle room on the Roberts bote.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 19, 2005 3:38 PM

Liberal Media? How come they havent picked up on this scorching story......

DIEB-THROAT : 'Diebold System One of Greatest Threats Democracy Has Ever Known'
Identifies U.S. Homeland Security 'Cyber Alert' Prior to '04 Election Warning Votes Can be 'Modified Remotely' via 'Undocumented Backdoor' in Central Tabulator Software!

Posted by: at September 19, 2005 3:51 PM

Maybe because the media isn't very liberal, you freakin moron. 25% of them voted for George Bush!

Is there a bias in the news? ( The University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Polic)

Only about one-third (36%) of Americans agree that the news media tries to report the news without bias, while 61% claim that there is bias to coverage of the news.

Perceptions of bias may be based on how journalists and American adults differ in their own political orientations. Among all American adults, 33% say they are Democrats, 32% claim to be Republicans, and 22% say they are politically independent. 33% of journalists also claim to be Democrats; however, only 10% say they are Republicans and half say they are independent.

Interestingly, 18% of Americans describe themselves as liberal and 18% of journalists say they are politically liberal. But while only 10% of journalists say they are conservative, 34% of Americans say they are conservative. 53% of journalists say they are politically moderate, while 40% of Americans describe themselves that way.

Finally, 68% of journalists say they voted for John Kerry in 2004, while only 25% voted for George W. Bush. Only 1% say they voted for Nader, and 5% say they did not vote.

Posted by: at September 19, 2005 3:51 PM

Um, because it's nuts?

Posted by: oj at September 19, 2005 4:03 PM

Many people don't relate to the political parties anymore. UConn's results are skewed because they had no categories listed as, Flaming Liberal or Flaming Leftwing Moonbat.

Posted by: erp at September 19, 2005 4:07 PM

The bote has sailed!

Posted by: obc at September 19, 2005 4:55 PM

Nice deletion of the story OJ; care to comment on how your buddy stole the election for a second time?

Posted by: at September 19, 2005 5:02 PM


Please feel free to just put a link to the story, but we don't steal other people's stories here, just elections...and we steal them fair and square.

Posted by: oj at September 19, 2005 5:16 PM

If it weren't for conspiracies, trolls won't have no thoughts at all.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 19, 2005 7:46 PM

Yo, Trollboy, where's the link to your story?

Posted by: Mike Morley at September 19, 2005 10:00 PM

For those who might care, or are in need of a good laugh, our troll friend's story can be found on the Conspiracy Planet website.

I am not making this up. Check the link.

Posted by: Mike Morley at September 20, 2005 7:32 AM

Oh my God, there's a Conspiracy PLANET website?! Mr. Morley, I am in your debt. The next time we're out at Bohemian Grove, drinks are on me.

Posted by: Governor Breck at September 20, 2005 10:15 AM

I looked at a few Conspiracy Planet stories. A strange mixture of far left and far right kooks with some libertarianism thrown in. Funny stuff really.

Posted by: Bob at September 20, 2005 3:41 PM