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Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:51
US Senate goes nuclear on Gorsuch for Supreme Court
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gorsuchThe Republican US Senate has invoked the nuclear option, thus essentially guaranteeing Judge Neil Gorsuch becoming the next US Supreme Court Justice, replacing Anthony Scalia, who died last year.

The decision by the Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans came in response to the Democrats filibuster which denied the sixty-vote majority to confirm Gorsuch.

The Democrats have been re upset that President Obama's own US Supreme court pick was not even given a hearing last year.  McConnell cited a tradition of not choosing a Supreme Court justice during an election year.

 

 

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Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

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