The Retiring Types

Just as the news has been dominated by the retirement of Mr. Justice Anthony Kennedy, so it dominates the discussion of the men of GLoP. That is, until Rob becomes the Dog Whisperer, Jonah and John debate the merits of their Twitter followers, and Disney/Pixar loses a visionary filmmaker to the #MeToo movement.

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  1. Blondie Thatcher

    Nice job, @ejhill, getting Zoe and Pippa in the photo! @jonahgoldberg’s best tweets are of his dogs. ;)

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    • June 28, 2018, at 1:40 PM PDT
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  2. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Well, Ron Nessen, Ford’s press secretary, hosted Saturday Night Live, so he might not be the best example of an anonymous government official.

    Kevin Feige at Marvel Studios in on his way to as impressive a record as Lassiter’s.

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    • June 28, 2018, at 2:44 PM PDT
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  3. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    I love the photoshop. Sotomayor and Kagan have never looked more attractive.

    • #3
    • June 28, 2018, at 3:32 PM PDT
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  4. mezzrow Member
    mezzrow Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Five in the affirmative, Three opposed, and tennis ball.

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    • June 28, 2018, at 3:45 PM PDT
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  5. Arahant Member

    So, two of the three commenters bleeped out, and one of them was not @roblong? What’s up with that?

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    • June 28, 2018, at 5:11 PM PDT
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  6. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    JPod is wrong at 17:46 when he says: “The court’s composition doesn’t really change when Kennedy retires.” Assuming that Gorsuch and the new Justice would vote like the other conservatives, Kennedy’s retirement:

    (1) Shifts the balance to 5-4 on all of the homosexuality cases, including SSM;

    (2) Shifts the balance to 5-4 against Roe v. Wade;

    (3) Shifts the balance to 5-4 against any reverse discrimination/affirmative action.

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    • June 28, 2018, at 5:29 PM PDT
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  7. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    The 25th Man — the last name on the list?

    Isn’t that how Harry Anderson’s Judge Stone was picked for Night Court?

    Edit: Jonah came up with the same memory.

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    • June 28, 2018, at 8:49 PM PDT
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  8. Hoyacon Member

    Arizona Patriot (View Comment):

    JPod is wrong at 17:46 when he says: “The court’s composition doesn’t really change when Kennedy retires.” Assuming that Gorsuch and the new Justice would vote like the other conservatives, Kennedy’s retirement:

    (1) Shifts the balance to 5-4 on all of the homosexuality cases, including SSM;

    (2) Shifts the balance to 5-4 against Roe v. Wade;

    (3) Shifts the balance to 5-4 against any reverse discrimination/affirmative action.

    Your mention of Roe reminded me that Kennedy was a decisive vote in Planned Parenthood v. Casey and flipped from a majority Rehnquist opinion before writing his (in)famous note to Harry Blackmun. Sorry I cannot get it more legible, but there it is.

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    • June 28, 2018, at 9:23 PM PDT
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  9. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Well, Ron Nessen, Ford’s press secretary, hosted Saturday Night Live, so he might not be the best example of an anonymous government official.

    And no one would have recognized Dana Perino — before the FoxNews hair and makeup team went … fabulous.

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    • June 28, 2018, at 9:29 PM PDT
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  10. Arahant Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Your mention of Roe reminded me that Kennedy was a decisive vote in Planned Parenthood v. Casey and flipped from a majority Rehnquist opinion before writing his (in)famous note to Harry Blackmun. Sorry I cannot get it more legible, but there it is.

    “I need to see you as soon as you have a few free moments. I want to tell you about some developments in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and at least part of what I say should come as welcome news.”

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    • June 28, 2018, at 9:51 PM PDT
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  11. J Ro Member

    Now THAT is SCOTUS diversity! Bitches!

    • #11
    • June 29, 2018, at 5:19 PM PDT
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  12. Bishop Wash Member

    It was fun to find some people able to say yes to the question “Are you tired of all this winning?”.

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    • July 1, 2018, at 6:28 AM PDT
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  13. SeanDMcG Thatcher

    I meant to add this earlier regarding John Lasseter:

    When Disney bought PIXAR, John Lasseter became head of all of Disney animation, not just Pixar. It was a homecoming for him as he had started at Disney. He had worked directly with some of the storied “Nine Old Men,” the core of Disney animators who, under Walt Disney, had developed the principles for quality animated films. It is a bit ironic that a company founded by someone who was always pushing the technological envelope in the service of telling a story, would dismiss someone (the first time) for doing the same. I’m not sure if it was purely political, short-sightedness, or a combination of both, but his original departure from Disney was apparently due to his insistence on looking into using computers for animation. 

     

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    • July 6, 2018, at 5:39 PM PDT
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