Good news: Sotomayor confuses “eminent” with “imminent” — twice

posted at 7:30 pm on July 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

Excruciating to watch, and apparently not her only malaprop of the day. According to Ed Whelan, she confused “providence” with “province” and said “story of knowledge” when she meant “store of knowledge,” too. If the boss routinely made embarrassing mistakes like this on her blog, it’d be a running joke among the nutroots; as it is, the fact that a federal appellate judge turned Supreme Court justice is making them at a congressional hearing will doubtless go blissfully unremarked upon. Although to be fair, she only ever claimed to be wise, not to have the vocabulary of, say, the average 10th-grader. Awesome, awesome pick, Barry.

Anyway. Doubtless we’ll soon be told that it’s racist somehow to even mention this, so I preemptively denounce both myself and Whelan for noticing it.

Update: For added nuance, bear in mind that Sotomayor herself is famously a stickler for proper usage in lawyer’s briefs, once writing, “each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.”



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I’m not terribly worried about stumbles like “province/providence” and “store/story,” either.

“Worried” in the sense that it disqualifies her? Me neither. Sufficiently nonplussed that a judge would mispronounce two words commonly used in her profession as to write a post about it? Yeah.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Don’t know, but as I say, these aren’t arcane words. Eminent and imminent are key legal concepts. It blows my mind that a judge would confuse them under any circumstances.

I’d have probably given her the benefit of the doubt if not for the other mistakes Whelan noticed.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 8:04 PM

ROTFLMAO…. Bet it’s stuff like this that makes you glad your are not a lawyer… :P

doriangrey on July 15, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Well, when she called herself a “Wise Latina Woman” isn’t that just as redundant as ‘female Latina’

What’s sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose.

LegendHasIt on July 15, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Daggett on July 15, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Nice. Two peoples, one insult. Obama could take pointers from you. I think he only manages to disparage one group at a time. Usually Americans. Not always, usually.

Califemme on July 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Well, Obama doesn’t know to use “an” instead of “a” before a word that starts with a vowel, so I’m not surprised. Listen for it… I’ve noticed him do it about 10 times so far. He’s so eloquent.

Metro on July 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM

I’m not terribly worried about stumbles like “province/providence” and “store/story,” either.

“Worried” in the sense that it disqualifies her? Me neither. Sufficiently nonplussed that a judge would mispronounce two words commonly used in her profession as to write a post about it? Yeah.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Sotomayor would never understand my references to The Precedent.

The fact is that Sotomayor is a joke. Plain and simple. … And Eminent/imminent are not in her regular vocabulary, anyway, being adjectives. She uses prepositions, instead. (Don’t ask me, that’s what she said)

progressoverpeace on July 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Didn’t one of the Democrat senators, while telling everyone Judge Sotomayor’ log cabin story, insinuate that Cardinal Spellman High school had a dearth of classics available for the students? Maybe it explains the problems with her vocabulary. I didn’t hear it but a classmate of the judge called Rush’s show to dispute the characterization.

Cindy Munford on July 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Sufficiently nonplussed that a judge would mispronounce two words commonly used in her profession as to write a post about it? Yeah.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 8:12 PM

You’re just nitpicking to try to distract people from the important matters.

The misuse of legal jargon is absolutely irrelevant to a judge, as long as she is sufficiently empathetic.

malclave on July 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM

….each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.”

Good trait for a Justice. Rather than focus on the plot, she gets pissed that the book has a typo and discards it.

BacaDog on July 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Judges are like that

no sir, bullies are like that

runner on July 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

As I heard on Wilkow today, I think it was one of the mid-stream media leg-tinglers who said she’s a genius, just like Oboingo.

We now know what he means.

mr.blacksheep on July 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Metro on July 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM

That’s been bugging me for a long time … but few others seem to notice it.

progressoverpeace on July 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

What a Moran!

BadgerHawk on July 15, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Wise Latina my ass! She is a racist hag. Elections do have consequences!!!!

Winebabe on July 15, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Sotomanure to the highest court, parley-voo?
Sotomanure to the highest court, parley-voo?
She has a foul temper and spews such a crock
On her la Raza has a full head lock
If she could just bring up her vocabulary up to High School level
The senate frogs would probably give her a medal
She has so many delusions it would make Freud’s knees knock
And her face would stop a cuckoo clock
You might forget her racist chant and sexist yell
But you’ll never forget the nominee from Hell
Hinky, dinky, parley-voo

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on July 15, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Nice. Two peoples, one insult. Obama could take pointers from you. I think he only manages to disparage one group at a time. Usually Americans. Not always, usually.

Califemme on July 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM

What, are you suggesting that it’s not true that there are a LOT of ladyboys in Thailand?

Incidentally, I’d love to have a Thai wife as long as she was born female.

Daggett on July 15, 2009 at 8:22 PM

I’m not terribly worried about stumbles like “province/providence” and “store/story,” either.

“Worried” in the sense that it disqualifies her? Me neither. Sufficiently nonplussed that a judge would mispronounce two words commonly used in her profession as to write a post about it? Yeah.

Well, obviously it’s not going to disqualify her. My question is, if it were up to *you*, would it contribute to the reasons to disqualify?

Anwyn on July 15, 2009 at 8:22 PM

no sir, bullies are like that

runner on July 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

ROTFLMAO… And you sir, think that there is a difference??

doriangrey on July 15, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Does Sotomayor listen to hardcore rap styling of “Iminem”?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM

If she is among the best we have in this country for placement on the U.S. supreme court (GOD HELP US )

thmcbb on July 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM

If she is among the best we have in this country for placement on the U.S. supreme court (GOD HELP US )

thmcbb on July 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM

If she genuinely is among the best we have then God clearly has no intentions of ever helping us again.

doriangrey on July 15, 2009 at 8:26 PM

This is not American Idol folks……….

……….. if confirmed, Sotofinger will have a vote on things that can change this country for generations to come.

Think of affirmative action, the border, foreign laws, and redistribution of wealth for “social justice”…….

.

Seven Percent Solution on July 15, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Rush ripped into her (audio) One would think that a person with such impressive credentials wouldn’t confuse these sorts of things.

V15J on July 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM

This is blowing my mind. Could it be her accent? When New Yorkers (or Puerto Ricans) pronounce words like immaterial and implicate, does it come out sounding like “ehmaterial” and “ehmplicate?”

I’d hate to think she was some kind of ehmbecile.

Infidoll on July 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM

“each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.”

Maybe she’s just a wise-ass Latina woman.

Buy Danish on July 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM

“each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.”

Somehow, I think that “see” is not the correct verb to use, here. I’m also fairly certain that “blister” was not the word she was looking for. At least, I hope not!

progressoverpeace on July 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Good news: Sotomayor confuses “eminent” with “imminent” — twice

Since the system and vote count the filthy liar can count on, we should be grateful that the radical racist idiot only got the words mixed up twice. I’ve watched the last two days of this crap more than I like to admit and I am convinced that Sotomayor will continue her streak as an utterly unqualified individual thrust ever higher by affirmative action instead of talent, ability, or fitness for the office. Just like the filthy lying dictator that decreed she would be on the SCOTUS.

highhopes on July 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM

I’d hate to think she was some kind of ehmbecile.

Infidoll on July 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM

I laughed out loud, emmediately.

Daggett on July 15, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Btw, I’m looking forward to crr6 coming back later with evidence that Roberts used a split infinitive once during his hearing, ergo the two cases are exactly the same.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Have a heart AP CCCP6′s marching orders are over 50 years old…

sven10077 on July 15, 2009 at 8:29 PM

You’re just nitpicking to try to distract people from the important matters.

The misuse of legal jargon is absolutely irrelevant to a judge, as long as she is sufficiently empathetic.

malclave on July 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM

*Wins*

Dritanian on July 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

I remember a young lady who sings country named Kellie Pickler.
I guess she’s a talented singer, but I saw her on a TV show called: “Are you smarter than a 5th grader”. After that episode, I was SURE that she was the most ignorant woman in America. Well Kellie, you’re no longer #1, our new Supreme Court Judge is. Hired as a token.

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Ms. Sotomayor is not eminent. But there is imminent danger to the judiciary if she is elevated to the Supreme Court.

Consensus. Consensual.

Legal concepts on which I would hope Ms. Sotomayor will not stumble.

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANTDkfkoBaI

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

As a rabid left-wing jurist, it is within Judge Sotomayor’s province to evade questions of providence, while simultaneously being eminently qualified to opine on the imminent demise of our legal system, which she personifies.

Stepan on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

You’re just nitpicking to try to distract people from the important matters.

The misuse of legal jargon is absolutely irrelevant to a judge, as long as she is sufficiently empathetic.

malclave on July 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Don’t you mean impathetic? Personally, I think it’s just plain pathetic.

Daggett on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Homesickamerican and Caslifemme Sawadee krahp. Longtau tahan-Roi-et. Korat. Ubon, Udon many years ago.

MaiDee on July 15, 2009 at 8:01 PM

pleased to meet you, sir, and to know that you are a vet who spent time in the land of smiles. thanks for your service. see you around the threads! ;-)

homesickamerican on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Nice. Two peoples, one insult. Obama could take pointers from you. I think he only manages to disparage one group at a time. Usually Americans. Not always, usually.

Califemme on July 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM

What, are you suggesting that it’s not true that there are a LOT of ladyboys in Thailand?

Incidentally, I’d love to have a Thai wife as long as she was born female.

Daggett on July 15, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Let’s see… Male Latinas = thai.

Not in my book. I’ve lived in Bangkok, and was not aware of “a LOT” of these “ladyboys” you refer to. Apparently we’re in different social circles. I’m not saying there’s not gay folks in Thailand. I was commenting on how you managed to insult two peoples with that one insult.

Califemme on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

homesickamerican on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Is that what he said?!? Sheesh, I need language lessons. Or I could call my mom. Hmmm, what was the number to that tutor again…

Califemme on July 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Califemme on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

No boy toy like a katoy?

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Let’s confirm her in a hurry. We can do worse than having an over-weighed 54 years old diabetic who is not too smart than to have a really smart 42 years old healthy lefty nominee who can be a force leading the left wing of the court and be there for a long time.

bayview on July 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM

I sure hope these gaffes don’t go on Sotomayor’s prominent wrecker.

Jim Treacher on July 15, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Does Sotomayor listen to hardcore rap styling of “Iminem”?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM

When asked, she said that “his music is for the less effluent crowd.”

Patrick S on July 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Jim Treacher on July 15, 2009 at 8:34 PM

If she had known the difference between antidote and anecdote I am sure one of her childhood friends would be alive today. /s

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM

These are pretty basic mistakes, perhaps not for a legal lay person, but a friggin judge? Does this sloppy language show up in her written opinions? If not; really good spell checker, or does her clerk write her opinions? Just curious.

melchitt on July 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM

“Worried” in the sense that it disqualifies her? Me neither. Sufficiently nonplussed that a judge would mispronounce two words commonly used in her profession as to write a post about it? Yeah.

Seems like a contradiction, no?

“to cause to be at a loss as to what to say, think, or do”

But, hey, it’s not like we should expect a Supreme Court nominee to be articulate in the presence of Senators, right? After all, she’s a wise Latina, so she’s already more qualified than any of the white males questioning her.

CliveStaples on July 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM

This is a true story: I once had a Puerto Rican co-worker who, in a fit of anger said, “you shouldn’t throw rocks at houses that break!” When everyone around her started laughing at her obvious mangling of a common saying, she replied, “you stupid piece of joke!”

This we can get Sotomayor riled up enough to do something like that?

glennbo on July 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Does Sotomayor listen to hardcore rap styling of “Iminem”?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 15, 2009 at 8:24 PM

I prefer the peanut ones….

HornetSting on July 15, 2009 at 8:38 PM

…If the boss routinely made embarrassing mistakes like this on her blog, it’d be a running joke among the nutroots; as it is, the fact that a federal appellate judge turned Supreme Court justice is making them at a congressional hearing will doubtless go blissfully unremarked upon.

Think of it, a lawyer who is sloppy with words. What top notch law firm would hire a person that loose with words?

MM would make a much better justice than that “wise Latina” character.

Zorro on July 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Let’s see… Male Latinas = thai.

Not in my book. I’ve lived in Bangkok, and was not aware of “a LOT” of these “ladyboys” you refer to. Apparently we’re in different social circles. I’m not saying there’s not gay folks in Thailand. I was commenting on how you managed to insult two peoples with that one insult.

Califemme on July 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM

I think you went to the same school as Sotomayor.

Male Latina implies ladyboy (or transgender, or gay, or just a drag queen). It was not a joke about Latinas OR Thais, it was a joke about the high number of ladyboys in Thailand.

Do a little research, you’ll find that there is a remarkably high population of ladyboys/shemales in Thailand. It’s pretty common knowledge outside of your circles.

Daggett on July 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

What makes this even stupider is her carping today about the different meanings of “use” and “fundamental.”

Emily M. on July 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Eminent/imminent … they let her slide on this sort of stuff at Princeton. What were they going to do, fail out an affirmative action appointment? That goes against the whole program.

progressoverpeace on July 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM

They are making much more of Tom Coburn saying she would have some “splaining to do”.

Kjeil on July 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Or should I say “more stupid.” Probably.

Emily M. on July 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM

What makes this even stupider is her carping today about the different meanings of “use” and “fundamental.”

Emily M. on July 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

The really sad part is that Sotomayor was really talking about “yous”.

I’d kill to see those notes she was taking!

progressoverpeace on July 15, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Emily M. on July 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Mmmm, yeah. Probably. (Was gonna let it pass…but glad ya caught it.) :-)

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 8:42 PM

but I can at least tell your gender! Califemme

Yes. A woman would have said ‘sawadee kha’. Choke dee t’lord kuhn (Good luck to you). That’s pretty much all I remember (LOL).

MaiDee on July 15, 2009 at 8:43 PM

I’d kill to see those notes she was taking!

progressoverpeace on July 15, 2009 at 8:41 PM

They were probable notes on which method of execution to use on which senator. Sessions is in some seriously deep dodo…

doriangrey on July 15, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Sotomayor = Obama’s Oswald Bates?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 15, 2009 at 8:43 PM

but I can at least tell your gender! Califemme

Yes. A woman would have said ’sawadee kha’. Choke dee t’lord kuhn (Good luck to you). That’s pretty much all I remember (LOL).

MaiDee on July 15, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Hmmm, cause the femme in Califemme wasnt a dead giveaway already???

doriangrey on July 15, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Hmmm, cause the femme in Califemme wasnt a dead giveaway already???

doriangrey on July 15, 2009 at 8:45 PM

You read my mind. :D

Daggett on July 15, 2009 at 8:46 PM

It MAY be illegal under New York law for a person to clear themselves of a threat but, then return to the scene with weapon and shoot the threat? REALLY ARE YOU SERIOUS? It takes a “wise latina” to figure that out?

boomer on July 15, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Maybe the hearings should’ve been conducted in Spanish.

SouthernGent on July 15, 2009 at 8:50 PM

ESL

Ronnie on July 15, 2009 at 8:51 PM

She certainly doesn’t sound especially intelligent in her testimony, and by her own admission can’t say what she really means to say and is “misunderstood” –often.

Frankly, she sounds like a typical NY loudmouth dope who are a dime a dozen around here. But I don’t want to deny her heritage, so let’s just call her a latina dope.

JiangxiDad on July 15, 2009 at 8:58 PM

It always amazes me how, with so many brilliant Americans to choose from, you guys seem to elect complete dolts into public office.

I mean look at Cynthia McKinney and Barney Frank FFS! How have these people ever held down a job paying more than minimum wage.

As for Sotomayor, maybe English isn’t her first language. But if she isn’t that proficient, then shouldn’t be given this job.

I suggest sitting English, Maths, Current Affairs & Logic tests as a pre-requisite to running for any office.

uptight on July 15, 2009 at 9:02 PM

This is not American Idol folks……….

……….. if confirmed, Sotofinger will have a vote on things that can change this country for generations to come.

Think of affirmative action, the border, foreign laws, and redistribution of wealth for “social justice”…….
.
Seven Percent Solution on July 15, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Sounds like a good opening line for Republicans to use in the 2010 elections.

izoneguy on July 15, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Maybe the hearings should’ve been conducted in Spanish.

SouthernGent on July 15, 2009 at 8:50 PM

ImpreMedia Streaming Sotomayor Hearings in Spanish

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/departments/online/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003993073

izoneguy on July 15, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Sotormayor may have said “each time I see a split infinitive, an inconsistent tense structure or the unnecessary use of the passive voice, I blister.”

Absent from her list of what makes her “blister” is malapropism or any other errors of diction. Therefore, a “wise Latina” who has big problems with diction can be still be raised to the SCt by fawning Democrats and Lindsey Grahamnesty, both anxious to create history.

SilentWatcher on July 15, 2009 at 9:05 PM

If only there was some kind of written test you had to pass before you could become a SCOTUS Justice. You know, to make sure we promote only the best candidates, as measured by an objective exam. What? Oh wait — nevermind.

Kenosha Kid on July 15, 2009 at 9:08 PM

These are pretty basic mistakes, perhaps not for a legal lay person, but a friggin judge?

melchitt on July 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Um.. Excuse me but mistaking eminent with imminent is huge mistake for any educated person, let alone an Ivy League educated federal judge. This is not a basic spelling mistake since she actually used the word in her testimony. Twice. It was her Cliff Claven moment though it means nothing in her march to the job as the affirmative action nominee. Apparently we have lower standards when it comes to Hispanics than white guys.

highhopes on July 15, 2009 at 9:09 PM

f only there was some kind of written test you had to pass before you could become a SCOTUS Justice. You know, to make sure we promote only the best candidates, as measured by an objective exam. What? Oh wait — nevermind.

Kenosha Kid on July 15, 2009 at 9:08 PM

I don’t think she could pass an 8th grade US history test.

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Um.. Excuse me but mistaking eminent with imminent is huge mistake for any educated person, let alone an Ivy League educated federal judge. This is not a basic spelling mistake since she actually used the word in her testimony. Twice. It was her Cliff Claven moment though it means nothing in her march to the job as the affirmative action nominee. Apparently we have lower standards when it comes to Hispanics than white guys.

highhopes on July 15, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Hey, hey…Cliff Claven is smarter than she is.

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM

BacaDog, a typo has to do with a spelling error. Sotomayor is specifically addressing grammatical issues. Splitting infinitives is not about typos; not splitting them is what makes a wise Latin wiser than a white guy in matters of grammar.

As for the rest, you’re right. The wise Latina gets ticked that the content of the Constitution is not what she likes so she ignores it and goes with her feelings.

SilentWatcher on July 15, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Hmmm, cause the femme in Califemme wasnt a dead giveaway already??? Doriangrey.

I was replying to someone named Califemme who knew my MALE gender from my reply and I was acknowledging that fact and giving her the feminine reply. I wish I had known you in Thailand you sarcastic POS, we would have used you for bayonet practice. I would have used a dull, rusty bayonet tipped with water buffalo dung.

MaiDee on July 15, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Once upon a time, those who wanted to be lawyers read law. Lincoln comes to mind. One read law. Became familiar with it. Memorized it.

And the law is about words and meanings. It has to be.

No lawyer, nor judge, for heaven’s sake can stand before the bench, let alone sit at the bench, and say “whatever” when a litigant, or prosecutor or defense attorney misspeaks.

Thus, this little dig on eminent and imminent actually does raise a larger issue. What is the content of her written rulings? And her rulings from the bench?

A misplaced comma or a misused term can change the outcome, and also the precedent and later applicability, once it is stamped with a legal imprimater by a sitting judge.

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM

So, she’s an idiot and a self-satisfied ass. Nice.

spmat on July 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM

I think Sotomayor’s speech pattern has an annoying practiced cadence. She speaks with an unnatural pause between each word that is the same duration for every word and maybe exactly half of that pause duration between each syllable of multisyllable words.

I’ve actually seen this same thing with other liberal supreme court justices. There must be a SCOTUS School where they teach them to talk like that.

Buddahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM

“Worried” in the sense that it disqualifies her? Me neither. Sufficiently nonplussed that a judge would mispronounce two words commonly used in her profession as to write a post about it? Yeah.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Would bet quite a bit of money that Justice Clarence “eggs and butter”/”hope he dies” Thomas spoke perfect English during the pressure of his “high tech lynching.”

If this woman gets confirmed I can’t wait to read about her first temper tantrum/bullying session on the bench. Something tells me it will be a doozy.

If this woman gets

inviolet on July 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM

If this woman gets

inviolet on July 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM

If this woman gets

inviolet on July 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM

A get? Didn’t know she remarried and is heading to divorce, let alone that she was Jewish.

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 9:26 PM

A get? Didn’t know she remarried and is heading to divorce, let alone that she was Jewish.

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Sorry, don’t understand. Is there a question in there for me re: my correction post? :)

inviolet on July 15, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Sotomyer reminds me of a City Councilman (person?) in Lubbock, who also has a radio show on Saturday mornings. So sure of her superiority, intellectual and otherwise, yet dumb as a box of rocks. Can’t speak the language well, either. I’m not talking about the accent, no biggie on that. I’m talking just doesn’t know how to use the language.

bikermailman on July 15, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Buddahpundit on July 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM

It drives me up the wall. She thinks if she speaks that way, her words become more important. I commented on this before. My guess is that she’s copying Maya Angelou, someone who speaks so slowly I suggested bringing a book along if you ever had to listen to her.

JiangxiDad on July 15, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Never mind the Perry Mason questions. One is reminded of Archie Bunker’s malaprops used to emphasize his ignorance and racism – the work of Norman Lear, ironically enough – especially the scene where Archie is speaking to the latina medical clerk who asks him what insurance company he has.

Fiddle-tie! Fiddle-tie! Says Archie.

You mean Fidelity? Says the latina.

Forty years later, the shoe is on the other foot. Why do I think that when it comes to the Constitution, our Sonia will be treating it with fiddle-tie?

turfmann on July 15, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Proper usage of what, exactly? Certainly not the subjunctive.

“Were, dammit, were!”

(Major grammatical pet peeve…)

racecar05 on July 15, 2009 at 9:30 PM

inviolet on July 15, 2009 at 9:28 PM

A “get” is an Orthodox Jewish legal term for Rabbinical permission to divorce. No “get” then no divorce.

Just playing on words…and meanings.

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 9:31 PM

The sad thing is that the ‘good conservatives’ on the Council tried to push through a dumb*&% ban on balloon releases. Environmental crap and all. The Lubbock version of the ‘wise Latina’ and another minority member, good Liberals both, were against it for all the common sense reasons.

bikermailman on July 15, 2009 at 9:31 PM

“This we can get Sotomayor riled up enough to do something like that?
glennbo on July 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM”

Sotomayor went to Cardinal Spellman Catholic HS. Plus, she’s a wiseass, er, wise Latina. She ain’t gonna make mistakes like that.

Eh? What? She made serious errors in legal terminology? Pish! Tosh! The wise Latina is wise enough to have her own lexicon!

SilentWatcher on July 15, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Wish I could care about this, but someone nudge me when she does something that will cause 11 Dems to cross the aisle and block the nomination. Sadly, I think she could drop her granny panties and poop on the desk on national TV, and she still gets confirmed.
It sucks that we’re going to have a really stupid justice.

Shotgun Messiah on July 15, 2009 at 9:34 PM

I envision the other Justices, even Ginsburg and company, rolling their eyes, and getting really tired of having to work with this woman.

bikermailman on July 15, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Look at the bright side, though. Put this empty vessel on the bench with Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito and she’ll be awed into being a conservative in no time.

ddrintn on July 15, 2009 at 9:38 PM

ddrintn on July 15, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Gonna get dangerous in Upper Michigan, and in other locales, when she accidentally rules in favor of the Right to Arm Bears.

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM

I wonder that if perceive an ‘eminent threat’ to the 0bama Precidency, Sotomayor might support the declaration of ‘marshall law’ under the auspices of immminent domain?.

LegendHasIt on July 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM

W

ish I could care about this, but someone nudge me when she does something that will cause 11 Dems to cross the aisle and block the nomination. Sadly, I think she could drop her granny panties and poop on the desk on national TV, and she still gets confirmed.
It sucks that we’re going to have a really stupid justice.

Shotgun Messiah on July 15, 2009 at 9:34 PM

excellent point

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM

ddrintn on July 15, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Gonna get dangerous in Upper Michigan, and in other locales, when she accidentally rules in favor of the Right to Arm Bears.

coldwarrior on July 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM

lol

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 9:42 PM

You know most liberal elites are dumber than cow poop or they wouldn’t be Democrats. I’m not saying they’d be Republicans if they were smart either. There’s a whole country full of conservative independents.

Griz on July 15, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Yes, she is wise and educated. Just like the fool that nominated her.

jack herman on July 15, 2009 at 9:47 PM

How many Sotomayors does it take to change a light bulb?

5, four to turn ladder,one to hold bulb.

Jeff from WI on July 15, 2009 at 9:54 PM

This latina woman is obviously a quota pick from the original Bush. First one in the family trying to curry favor with latinos/latinas. She is obviously an intellectual light weight passed along through our system for diversity sake. There is no way she is the most qualified person in a country of 300 million to represent us on the Supreme Court. We are one generation away from third world status…this socialist/libtard agenda is going to end very badly. Can’t wait for Obama to replace Kennedy, the only person standing between Obama and essentially regulating the 2nd amendment out of existence. Keep buying guns and ammo. Ammo will soon be more valuable than gold or silver.

jwp1964 on July 15, 2009 at 9:56 PM

So much though for the superior intelligence of Ivy Leaguers vs Alaska hockey moms.

ddrintn on July 15, 2009 at 9:56 PM

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