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President Obama Hits Back At GOP Congress Vowing To Block Justice, Says Supreme Court Nominee Will Be ‘Indisputably Qualified’

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POTUS can't even with these people…

Ever since Antonin Scalia's death over the weekend, one of the most talked about political issues has been who will replace him on the Supreme Court.

Obviously, our heavily Republican Congress was quick to point out that they'll block any pick that President Barack Obama makes… except for the fact that that kind of goes against the Constitution.

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During a Southeast Asian summit in Rancho Mirage, California on Tuesday, the President eased Democrats' minds assuring everyone that his replacement choice will be "indisputably qualified" for the job, saying:

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U.S. Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia Found Dead Unexpectedly At 79

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This is very sudden and unexpected.

Antonin Scalia, a United States Supreme Court Associate Justice, has been found dead at a luxury resort ranch in West Texas, according to federal law enforcement officials. He was 79 years old.

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The judge, who was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch south of Marfa, Texas, arrived at the ranch on Friday evening and apparently attended a party with several dozen people.

When he didn't come to breakfast the next morning, a ranch employee went to his room, and found the body.

U.S. District Judge Fred Biery told reporters about being notified of Scalia's death:

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U.S Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriages As LEGAL In Alabama

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Haters to the left! And by the left, we mean the corner, because you're wrong and you need a time out.

The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday that same-sex marriages in Alabama can continue and that the ban was "indecorous."

[ Related: Alabama Strikes Down Anti-Sodomy Laws!!! ]

HOWEVER, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a dissent, and Justice Antonin Scalia joined in, noted that the action is in-step with recent legal decisions, but acknowledged that it's not traditional. In his dissent, Thomas wrote:

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SeaWorld Doesn't Want Its Killer Whale Trainers Federally Protected From A Gruesome Death!!!

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Everyone is entitled to their day in court!!!

Even companies like SeaWorld who oppose current federal regulations that protect trainers from deadly orcas!

Killer whales like Tilikum have been living up to their name for years, but when SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed on the job in 2010 the government finally decided end the madness.

After an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded working conditions for whale trainers were simply too unsafe, the government barred close contact with these potentially dangerous creatures without some sort of barrier in between.

While this is good news for the friends, family, and children of current trainers who don't want to see their loved ones maimed or killed, it was apparently bad news for SeaWorld stockholders as it cramped the style of the Shamu-esque whale show so many ticket-goers paid to see.

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WTF Scalia?

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You've got to be kidding us, Scalia!

According to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, equal protection under the 14th Amendment does not protect against discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.

Here's an excerpt from an interview between Scalia and California Lawyer Magazine:

"In 1868, when the 39th Congress was debating and ultimately proposing the 14th Amendment, I don't think anybody would have thought that equal protection applied to sex discrimination, or certainly not to sexual orientation. So does that mean that we've gone off in error by applying the 14th Amendment to both?"

"Yes, yes. Sorry, to tell you that. … But, you know, if indeed the current society has come to different views, that's fine. You do not need the Constitution to reflect the wishes of the current society. Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't. Nobody ever thought that that's what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that. If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey we have things called legislatures, and they enact things called laws. You don't need a constitution to keep things up-to-date. All you need is a legislature and a ballot box. You don't like the death penalty anymore, that's fine. You want a right to abortion? There's nothing in the Constitution about that. But that doesn't mean you cannot prohibit it. Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law. That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society for that.

If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey we have things called legislatures, and they enact things called laws. You don't need a constitution to keep things up-to-date."

We find it really troubling that all of this is coming from a current Supreme Court Justice.

He's retiring soon, right?

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