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May 29th, 2009
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What's on Tap – Friday, May 29, 2009

In this handout image provided by the White House, Judge Sonia Sotomayor speaks with President Obama in the Oval Office of the White House May 21, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
In this handout image provided by the White House, Judge Sonia Sotomayor speaks with President Obama in the Oval Office of the White House May 21, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Happy Friday everyone.

A developing story out of North Korea – The North has reportedly test-fired another short range missile off its east coast. That's the sixth one this week. And this morning Defense Secretary Robert Gates is revealing whether more U.S. troops are headed to the region. We are live from the Pentagon with a report.

There are new questions about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Pro-choice and pro-life groups are demanding to know where Sonia Sotomayor stands on abortion rights. The White House says the president never asked her. We'll explore whether the future of Roe v. Wade could hang in the balance.

And General Motors – on the brink of bankruptcy. Despite getting more than 19-billion of your tax dollars. So what does it all mean for you, Detroit, and the nation? We'll get some insights from somebody who knows.

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  1. Patricia Robinson

    If this world teaches us anything, it teaches us, that we are not equal.
    Women hate other women because they are better looking.
    Men hate other men for the same reason.
    Blacks hate whites mostly of rumors from yesterday.
    Whites hate blacks, who knows the real reason for that, since a few whites have never allowed equality where blacks are concerned.
    Its as if, because our forefathers hated us, todays man also has too.
    Blacks hate other blacks because of the shade of their skin.
    The lights skins don’t like the dark, this type of passion of hate has too stop.
    Children hate because they don’t have, because others do have.
    The name brand clothes, the shoes, the cars.
    Prejudice is planted , then grown into our off springs,
    many times we as parents don’t realize the damage we do.
    We sit and talk about others in front of our kids openly, disregarding the fact our kids are impressionable.
    That they are planting the seed of prejudice in our children like a subliminal message.
    Over and over we water the plants that will bring forth the seeds that will be our future, sometimes we see it early, sometimes the watering festers until a reason or season to bloom. Sometimes when that bloom rears it head
    That child fights it off. With what he or she sees and feels in his own stepping forward into this world.
    Where he or she will plant hate or love.
    We need to watch what we say out of our mouths, we need to watch what we allow to fester in our hearts.
    We need to realize life is not black or white. Life is not straight ahead. Life is all around us. Life is a question answered with thought, not with what someone else did many years ago. Life is asking why, not just saying or feeling you don’t wish to know. What ever happens in life its for a reason not just to be.

    May 30, 2009 at 8:48 am |
  2. Jim Connor ; [re Supreme Court nominee]

    Thank you for the opportunity to comment. Ms Sotomayor is determined to be a potential ‘activist judge’ as indicated particularly by the activist and prejudicial things she says rather than her judicial rulings or lack thereof: things like bragging that her Puerto Rican Hispanic bkgd gives her more judicial wisdom than those ”White Caucasian” judges; “..that [oops] “ ..court is where policy is made” and the like. .
    Her ruling in the Connecticut Police promotion case blatantly usurped the white (Caucasian) officer’s constitutional right to be dutifully promoted, but there she simply rubber stamped the rulings of other judges in the case and apparently did little deliberating on her own concerning the merits and the deserving litigant’s life altering pleadings! However, from many of her own recorded public statements and writings, had the litigant been a Puerto Rican Hispanic or other Minority then she would have voted in favor of the litigant ! Therein is the worst type of prejudicial racist courtside activism; enough to make Miss Liberty blush and Ms Blind Justice blink.

    Let Judge Sotomayor be reminded concerning the so-called white-Caucasians that she continually denigrates, dresses down, and rebukes: It was mostly those of such background –along with several Black American Continental Congress staff members- that pledged their lives their sacred honor and their fortunes and those of their families , who with a bunch of mostly homemade shotguns faced the greatest army in the known world –and won!- in order to create a nation where freedom to pursue life liberty and happiness could exist like no other nation ever before or since (and this includes Puerto Rico which is a free Territory of that nation). Prior to confirmation Jg. Sotomayor would do herself well to reread as much of the writings of Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Madison, Mason, Marshall and the like as she can; Leaving off Ortega –Gasset, Marx, Mao and Ayers.


    James Norman Connor

    May 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm |
  3. KC

    CNN, why are you scrolling info on Sotomayor's rulings, stances etc at the bottom of the screen since chosen by President Obama? Please go back to the regular news ticker. Let the hearings begin and the public can be the judge about her qualifications. Yes, this is an important pick, but this time please go against your nature and STOP ramming the same thing down out throats...incessantly.

    May 29, 2009 at 9:02 am |
  4. RJ

    For a Mexican women who has benefitted from living in this country to somehow suggest that a Mexican women through her plight would have better judgement making skills than a white man is racist to say the least! While I recognize we need more women on the court and more minorities on the court what we dont need is a woman or minority making rulings based on race or gender! Sorry fellow DEMS shes not the one we need but it looks like she is who we are going to get unfortunately!!!!!

    May 29, 2009 at 7:45 am |
  5. Daniel Nelson

    As for N. Korea we should not allow them to test their missiles for the purpose of showing the terrorists that they are capable of hitting their target so they can sell them nuclear tipped missiles that they will use in Pakistan, Afghanistan or even against Israel! They surely will sell them instead of firing them on their neighbors because it would be sure death to N.Korea. He is a madman and would do anything to harm democracy! We should bomb the hell out of them before the terrorists gets a hold of one there nuclear tipped missiles!

    May 29, 2009 at 7:37 am |