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Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:00 PM

I'm an old white woman...

...and tears ran down my face when KBJ was confirmed.

I am so proud to be an American today. Long time coming, but finally...a black female justice on the SCOTUS. I am betting that RBG is smiling!

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Reply I'm an old white woman... (Original post)
Scottie Mom Apr 2022 OP
MOMFUDSKI Apr 2022 #1
Scottie Mom Apr 2022 #3
pazzyanne Apr 2022 #14
calimary Apr 2022 #15
llmart Apr 2022 #16
Meadowoak Apr 2022 #24
yellowdogintexas Apr 2022 #28
momta Apr 2022 #42
titanicdave Apr 2022 #49
leftieNanner Apr 2022 #2
Scottie Mom Apr 2022 #4
onecaliberal Apr 2022 #5
DBoon Apr 2022 #6
Scottie Mom Apr 2022 #7
smirkymonkey Apr 2022 #8
multigraincracker Apr 2022 #9
Sucha NastyWoman Apr 2022 #10
malaise Apr 2022 #11
TNNurse Apr 2022 #12
Srkdqltr Apr 2022 #13
llmart Apr 2022 #17
childfreebychoice Apr 2022 #18
Meadowoak Apr 2022 #25
Celerity Apr 2022 #44
Evolve Dammit Apr 2022 #19
True Blue American Apr 2022 #30
momta Apr 2022 #43
halfulglas Apr 2022 #20
Joinfortmill Apr 2022 #21
lindysalsagal Apr 2022 #22
wendyb-NC Apr 2022 #23
FakeNoose Apr 2022 #26
PurgedVoter Apr 2022 #27
LittleGirl Apr 2022 #29
BlueMTexpat Apr 2022 #31
Victor_c3 Apr 2022 #32
Aussie105 Apr 2022 #33
JuJuChen Apr 2022 #34
Aussie105 Apr 2022 #36
secondwind Apr 2022 #38
treestar Apr 2022 #41
niyad Apr 2022 #35
secondwind Apr 2022 #37
XacerbatedDem Apr 2022 #39
Evolve Dammit Apr 2022 #40
RobinA Apr 2022 #45
Raster Apr 2022 #46
PJMcK Apr 2022 #47
Mossfern Apr 2022 #48
Oldtimeralso Apr 2022 #50

Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:02 PM

1. I am

right there with you.

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:04 PM

3. Thank you. EOM

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:35 PM

14. Count this old white woman in 100%!

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:51 PM

15. And this one, too!

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Response to calimary (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:54 PM

16. And this one three!

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Response to llmart (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:44 PM

24. And this old white man.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 12:06 AM

28. and the other other old white woman nt

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 09:09 AM

42. And another!

So proud of my president and my party today, but mostly so proud of KBJ--her class and dignity.

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 02:30 PM

49. ....Count This 80 Year Old.....

.....Caucasian....MALE....RIGHT...THERE...WITH...YOU!!!!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:02 PM

2. The photograph of Joe and KBJ holding hands

and watching the vote in the Senate certainly brought a tear to my eye.

Such a happy day. We need more of these!

Cheers Scottie Mom!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:06 PM

4. Cheers back at cha!

Such a great moment in history!!!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:06 PM

5. Me too! Tears of joy.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:07 PM

6. I'm sure RBG is also applauding

from the afterlife

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Response to DBoon (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:09 PM

7. My first thought on the KBJ confirmation.

Yep, RBG is loving this!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:11 PM

8. I am not that old, but I am white and I am absolutely thrilled that KBJ was confirmed

 

today. What a great day in history!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 06:24 PM

9. Old Southern Grayish/Pink male

that always picks the multigrain dish.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:12 PM

10. Lots of us are old

But our hearts havenít hardened.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:16 PM

11. K & R

Great day

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:22 PM

12. This old white woman joins you.

I also wish my late mother who would be 107 and was a lifelong liberal Democrat from GA would have seen this happen as well.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:28 PM

13. Me too, Scottie Mom.

Next one should be a woman also.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 07:56 PM

17. That would be the icing on the cake!

BTW, is Thomas still sick???

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:02 PM

18. Next, Asian, and native American. This old, blk woman is proud, too. Nt

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Response to childfreebychoice (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:47 PM

25. LGBTQ

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 09:21 AM

44. +10000000000000000

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:17 PM

19. It's about time. Now to boot seditionist Clarence and open another spot. PS. FU Moscow Mitch.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 04:00 AM

30. With you all the way.

As I listened to that bunch of Iíll mannerted, ignorant old white men all I could think of was how many women are listening to those boobs and thinking about November?

There will be riots in the streets if they refuse to let us vote!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 09:14 AM

43. Me too.

That man is an embarrassment.

I'm looking forward to proving all of the "pundits" wrong and kicking some serious ass in November.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:21 PM

20. ME ALSO.

Especially the way that brilliant and accomplished woman was treated by the Republicans - politicians and filthy repub media. Someone else was saying this may be a game changer now that more people see more non-white non-males on the SC we will also be seeing who gets into the pipelines for the elite universities, the elite clerkships and the chances for judgeships.

In this time of so much turmoil and grief it's wonderful to have some joy.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:37 PM

21. Me too

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:37 PM

22. Put me on that list.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:44 PM

23. Yes, indeed

I am also, an old white woman, and I am so thrilled and heartened that she was confirmed, as the 1st black female justice on the SCOTUS. It is a day to celebrate.

I agree that it has been way too long in coming. I hope and pray that this historic day, is a trend that keeps on going, and many more people of color, marginalized, and underrepresented communities, become supreme court justices and make the voice of the court reflect the diversity, and the true will of the people.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:48 PM

26. Yes same for me



It's a day for ALL Americans to rejoice. We can't let the evil Repukes take this away.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2022, 08:54 PM

27. Retired white southern male agreeing 100%

This is a gleaming bright moment in a time that seems unbearably dark.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 12:15 AM

29. Count me in too! So proud! nt

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 04:08 AM

31. Add this very old

white woman as well! SOOOO happy!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 04:37 AM

32. I haven't felt this proud of my country since Obama was elected in 2008

This is truly a monumental moment for our country.

Many people focus on the fact that the new Supreme Court Justice is a black woman but beyond that, our new Justice is incredibly qualified and strikes me as a fantastic human being overall. As a nation, we were able to look beyond her race and gender to select the best person for the job.

This is the America that I believe in and will fight for.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 06:09 AM

33. I'm always happy when a competent, intelligent and compassionate person

is in a particular job of influence.

And KBJ appears to be all of those.

Notice I mentioned neither gender or skin color?

So why are the media making such a big fuss about that?

Focussing on the minor details to stir up certain 'feelings' while avoiding her obvious experience and competence?

I guess she had to be super competent to 'overcome' her gender and color 'shortcomings'?
Thanks media, for showing your true colors! (And they ain't pretty!)

EDIT: She did well in the hearings. No indignant fake faces, no 'I like beer!' rants, like some.


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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 07:24 AM

34. was there a reason you all felt compelled to mention you're white? just curious.

cause you could have conveyed the same message without adding it.

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Response to JuJuChen (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 07:55 AM

36. I agree.

Sometimes identifying with a particular group sends an unintentional message.

I avoid posting about my age, gender or ethnicity because I want to avoid unintentionally implying that my way is 'normal' and 'mainstream' and anything else isn't.

It's like saying 'I am a white male, but despite not being like me, I still approve'.
As if NOT being white and male is some sort of handicap.

It's a common thing the media do, unfortunately. We need to be aware of that, and above it.
In the case of the media though, the motivation is quite clear - avoid mentioning KBJ's obvious qualifications for the job, but point out what they consider are her 'shortcomings', ie gender and skin color.

Which kind of makes them racist and anti-female.




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Response to JuJuChen (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 08:17 AM

38. Is there a reason NOT?


I doubt she was COMPELLED.... This old white woman agrees with her.

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Response to JuJuChen (Reply #34)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 09:06 AM

41. I don't think there is any ill intent

Just to show that there are white people who agree, unlike the white right wingers. A mild virtue signalling, that one does not have to be a POC to be happy about this happening. Trying to show there is a change in white racism, a lessening of it - like Jesse Jackson upon the election of Obama, saying the white people have changed. They aren't the white people of the earlier eras who would faint at the idea of POC in these high positions.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 08:15 AM

37. This old white woman was ecstatic! Still am!


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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 08:26 AM

39. As an older American and Earthling, I am so proud, too.

Do I have to admit I jumped up and down several times and threw a fist in the air? Well, I do and I did! And yes, my eyes were watering.

As to being white, actually I'm more of a pinkish beige.

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Response to XacerbatedDem (Reply #39)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 09:00 AM

40. "Earthling". I like that!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 10:43 AM

45. This American

cares about how Supreme Court justices reason legally. I think we've seen that labels don't determine what legal opinion a person will reach. So congrats all justices for reaching the pinnacle of your profession. Now lets all try to reason like intelligent, educated human beings. Some of you can get stated with that at any time.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 11:36 AM

46. As is Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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And I share your sentiment... and also the tears of joy. Long time coming.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 01:17 PM

47. I'm an old white man...

...and I feel the same as you do, Scottie Mom.

With Trump, McConnell and the rest of the GOP, it's been hard to be proud of our country. President Obama made us proud. President Biden is making us proud. And Associate Justice Jackson will make us proud.

I am betting that Justice Breyer is smiling!

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 01:28 PM

48. I was thrilled

but what is this "old" stuff.
I was born in 1948 - consider myself as almost middle aged.

BTW, I was thrilled that we had a fantastic,intelligent, even-tempered and very very competent candidate who will be great addition to SCOTUS.

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Response to Scottie Mom (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 02:44 PM

50. Great News

As an older white man I have had the opportunity to meet Rosa Parks and in the future I think that KBJ will be as an historic figure and a glass ceiling breaker.

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