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Dems Top Choices for 2020 Trip Over Themselves to Oppose Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

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Eager to virtue signal their butts off ahead of a possible 2020 run, several key Democrats are making a lot of noise about Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump made the much-anticipated announcement last night and no doubt the Dems, just like the protesters outside the Sup. Ct. who literally had fill-in-the-black signs to oppose whoever the pick may be, were ready with their statements regardless of who Trump’s finalists would be.

Kavanaugh is surely, like any of his picks would have been, their worst nightmare, as he’s a stalwart conservative judge who, you know, actually follows the Constitution that Democrats seem to have forgotten is supposed to govern our nation.

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2020 Presidential hopefuls Corey Booker, Kamala Harris, Kristin Gillibrand, and good ol’ Bernie Sanders were among those Senators rushing to pontificate about how devastating Kavanaugh would be to their agenda, according to The Hill:

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“Judge Brett Kavanaugh represents a direct and fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court. Specifically, as a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy, his nomination presents an existential threat to the health care of hundreds of millions of Americans,” Harris said in a statement just minutes after Trump announced his selection.

Booker added separately that Kavanaugh should be a “non-starter” for every senator.

“The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is enormously concerning and I’m strongly opposed to it,” he said.

Gillibrand, in a series of tweets, said that she would “stand by my pledge to vote no” on Trump’s nominee.

“The American people deserve the opportunity to make their voices heard in November about this lifetime appointment,” Gillibrand said.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also urged opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination during a Facebook Q&A shortly after Trump’s announcement.

“We’re going to do everything we can to prevent” him from being seated, Sanders said during the Facebook event.

Contenders for the party’s 2020 White House nomination have led the caucus since last year in opposing most of Trump’s nominees amid pressure from a resurgent liberal base to play hardball with the administration.

Most Dems have, naturally, been in hysterics since Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, giving Trump his second SCOTUS nominee in so many years; a virtual jackpot for any president.

Unfortunately for them, there’s not much they can do about it with a majority Republican Senate, so the chances of a swift confirmation are looking good:

After GOP senators got rid of the 60-vote filibuster for Supreme Court nominees last year, a nominee only needs a simple majority, so Republicans could confirm Kavanaugh without help from Democrats if their caucus remains united.

Their 51-seat majority is currently capped at 50 with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) absent as he battles brain cancer.

Three Democrats previously voted for Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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