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White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

June 29th, 2009 . by TexasFred

White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

The ruling could alter employment practices nationwide and make it harder to prove discrimination when there is no evidence it was intentional.

New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday in a 5-4 decision. The city said that it had acted to avoid a lawsuit from minorities.

The ruling could give Sotomayor’s critics fresh ammunition two weeks before her Senate confirmation hearing. Conservatives say it shows she is a judicial activist who lets her own feelings color her decisions. On the other hand, liberal allies say her stance in the case demonstrates her restraint and unwillingness to go beyond established precedents.

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White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal

Sonia Sotomayor is a judicial activist and she does let her feelings color her decisions. Her words and judicial decisions stand in testament. And this is one example;

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,�

Sotomayor is, in MY opinion, a racist of the 1st order. And again, in MY opinion, she is going to attempt to legislate from the bench. She is the worst choice for the SCOTUS that FREE Americans could ever face. She is however, the perfect choice for a POTUS that may very well be a Kenyan in disguise. A FAKE president.

I’m not saying that we can’t work with a moderate on the SCOTUS, but Sotomayor is NOT a moderate, not in ANY way. She is a Hispanic, female, racist, activist, and if she is seated on the SCOTUS, how can any more of her ridiculous rulings ever be overturned?

Employment has long been the victim of affirmative action. Applicants have been graded on a curve, test scores have been adjusted to make up for low scores.

I don’t care what color the police officer, fire fighter, doctor, teacher or any other person is. The color of their skin should NEVER be the reason for ANY person to hold a particular job or is promoted in the course OF that job.

Grading on a curve is a joke. Standardize testing is the only way to go. Promotions should be based on knowledge and merit. Set the criteria for pass and fail, if individuals don’t PASS, by the standard that is set for all, too bad, so sad. Maybe you just weren’t cut out for that particular position. No matter WHAT color you are.

If our educational system is to blame for certain groups not scoring as well as others, or not getting the same level of quality education as other groups, address the problem in the educational system. Don’t penalize the people because they made the highest score, and through no fault of their own just don’t happen to be the right race or color to make the necessary numbers add up!

Folks, we have some serious battles coming, the Sotomayor nomination is one of them. Cap and Trade in the Senate is another. Hammer your Senators unmercifully, be they Democrat, Republican or Independent. Hammer them to the point that they in NO WAY have ANY doubt where We, The People stand on these issues.

Accept nothing but their very best. Demand their very best!. If they give you less than the best, remove them from office.

And this just in:

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s cap-and-trade proposal, which is scheduled to be voted on by the House of Representatives today:

Full Release Here:
Sen. Cornyn: Texas Would Suffer Major Losses Under Cap-And-Trade

Let’s see where Kay Bailey Hutchison falls in on this. She may vote against Cap and Trade, but even if she does, she is DONE in my opinion. No matter HOW she votes this time, she is a wild card at best and needs to be put to pasture.

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8 Responses to “White firefighters win Supreme Court appeal”

  1. comment number 1 by: BobF

    Sotomayer herself said she is the product of Affirmative Action. If that’s the case, doesn’t it mean that she’s inferior? Doesn’t Affirmative Action means giving someone a position, promotion, place, or job, they don’t possess the proper qualifications for, because of their race or gender? If that’s the case and she says she is a product of Affirmative Action, then she’s admitting she was given what she didn’t earn and isn’t qualified to have.

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Exactly!!

  3. comment number 3 by: Doc Roy

    Would someone please define a “rich” cultural experience for me. Our country is now being led by a group of Affirmative Action freeloaders.

  4. comment number 4 by: ablur

    You Nailed it Fred.

    BobF – we are looking at the further destruction of America.

    As long as we keep dumbing things down attempting to raise someone up, we get screwed. As long as we keep accepting less in place of more, our nation will continue down the tubes.

    I want the best person to be placed in every job and in every position no matter public of private. There isn’t a question of race or sex or whatever. If they are the best then Americans deserve nothing less.

  5. comment number 5 by: Vigilante

    This affirmative action is a crock of shit. That’s been the downfall ever since the 50′s and 60′s. When these big co’s hire them it’s strictly as a “token”. It’s cheaper to give them a VP’s job than have sharpton and jackson strutting like peacocks and boycotting the job site . They don’t have to know nothing…….just be black, and this g’damm government was the cause of it just to get the black vote……the same reason they are trying to push through amnesty for illegal’s now.

  6. comment number 6 by: bernieg1

    If she does get to SCOTUS then in 4 years, between her and Obama, this country will be so ruined that no minority will ever be elected to POTUS or be appointed to SCOTUS ever again.

  7. comment number 7 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    And isn’t it interesting that the SAME Supreme Court on which she will sit just slapped the SHIT out of her ONE DAY prior to Souter vacating her promised seat?

    Think there won’t be a bit of a chill in SCOTUS chambers? Brrr. I can feel it from here.

    Bitch. Ya’all got yo ass KICKED.

    BZ

  8. comment number 8 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    This has to be a black eye (can I still say that or should I say embarrassment) for both the president and Sotomayor coming sl close her her cinfirmation hearings. Although it is nothing new, she is overtyrned over 60% of the time. She must be used to it by now.