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    The death was announced yesterday of Robert Bork, one of the most right wing figures in US legal history.

    Famously his nomination to the Supreme Court was voted down by the US Senate after a lengthy campaign against his nomination led by Ted Kennedy.

    Kennedy (at his very best) said


    "Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, [and] writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government.”

    Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012 : The New Yorker

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    The death was announced yesterday of Robert Bork, one of the most right wing figures in US legal history.

    Famously his nomination to the Supreme Court was voted down by the US Senate after a lengthy campaign against his nomination led by Ted Kennedy.

    Kennedy (at his very best) said


    "Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, [and] writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government.”

    Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012 : The New Yorker
    What's with all the 'back-alley abortions' nonsense? Could they not fly to Liverpool?

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    Never heard of him. Doesn't sound like I was any the worse off for that.

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    Only 85. RIP.

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    Sounds like the very worst sort of social conservative.
    It's a shame that the like of the anti choice movement are bankrolled by such yank regressive a.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Sir Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    The death was announced yesterday of Robert Bork, one of the most right wing figures in US legal history.

    Famously his nomination to the Supreme Court was voted down by the US Senate after a lengthy campaign against his nomination led by Ted Kennedy.

    Kennedy (at his very best) said


    "Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, [and] writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government.”

    Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012 : The New Yorker
    Influenced by ronan Mullen I assume.

    Regards...pity the worms

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacko View Post
    The death was announced yesterday of Robert Bork, one of the most right wing figures in US legal history.

    Famously his nomination to the Supreme Court was voted down by the US Senate after a lengthy campaign against his nomination led by Ted Kennedy.

    Kennedy (at his very best) said


    "Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, [and] writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government.”

    Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012 : The New Yorker
    Influenced by ronan Mullen I assume.

    Regards...pity the worms

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    Quote Originally Posted by ottovonbismarck View Post
    Influenced by ronan Mullen I assume.

    Regards...pity the worms
    Ronan Mullen has a brain. Unlike you, apparently.
    Abortion is an act of violence. Violence demeans humanity, particularly violence against women and children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth.ie View Post
    Only 85. RIP.
    Yes, only 85. Such a shame all the good ones die young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    Ronan Mullen has a brain. Unlike you, apparently.
    That's your opinion.

    Regards...hewson

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