As was demonstrated in an interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.
The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic, to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.
Marbury vs. Madison
This one I remember from Government class in high school. Marbury wanted a commission that he felt he was owed and took then-President Madison to court. As I am not a legal scholar nor lawyer, I'm not familiar with exactly what statutes were debated, but I do know that this was the case that firmly established the Supreme Court's, well, supremacy. Which supremacy (and independence from the other branches) probably had a lot to do, if you think about it, with the stability of the American political process, especially early on.
Wikipedia's entry on the case.
I feel loved when...
The Five Love Languages
My Primary Love Language is Quality Time
|Words of Affirmation:||6|
|Acts of Service:||3|
About this quiz
Unhappiness in relationships is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. It can be helpful to know what language you speak and what language those around you speak.
Tag 3 people so they can find out what their love language is.
| You scored as III - The Empress. The Empress is a maternal symbol. She is the mother figure who loves, nurtures and protects.|
She will protect you, she will always be there when you are in trouble. When you fall over and graze your knee, the Empress will kiss it better.
Yet she is not a weak figure. Her compassion is strength. If her children are threatened she will stop at nothing to protect them. If well aspected in a Tarot spread, the Empress can symbolise security, protection and unconditional love. If badly aspected it can represent over-protectiveness, fear of risk taking and refusal to face the real world.
Which Major Arcana Tarot Card Are You?
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Seen making the rounds: "When you see this, quote Shakespeare in your journal."
Captain of our fairy band,
Helena is here at hand;
and the youth, mistook by me,
pleading for a lover's fee.
Shall we their fond pageant see?
Lord, what fools these mortals be!
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act III, Scene 2
( meme )
So I smiled and said hello back. Then one of them asked me: "Do you have any kids?"
(Kids? What?) "No."
"You don't have any kids?"
"You shouldn't. Kids are trouble."
Then the other one pipes in: "They give you headaches."
I just had to laugh. Where *do* kids get this sort of thing? And why would they bother to share with me?
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| You scored as HermitRussianBlue. You are the Wizard Cat. A quiet, mysterious figure who pads unheard through the dark streets, muffled in a cloak, lantern in hand, and the head of Anubis on his staff. If any dare to follow you, where will you lead them?|
Which Bohemian Cat are you? With cats-in-costumes pictures - meow!
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| My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is: |
Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Texas Tiger the Laconic of Westessexchestershire
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title
| My Fortune Cookie told me: |
Mind flayer stocks will rise early next Thursday, as investors welcome gains the day before.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune
36% Extraversion, 53% Intuition, 46% Thinking, 80% Judging
Well, well, well. How did someone like you end up with the least common personality type of them all? In a group of 100 Americans, only 0.5 others would be just like you. You really are one of a kind... In fact, I do believe that that's one of the definitions for the word "FREAK."
My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
|Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test|
This is a list of the 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book Club. Bold the ones you've read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved.
1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien*
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, Frank Herbert
4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
10.Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett (Have not read it *yet* but will in a few days when my copy gets here thanks to hoya99.)
17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
31. Little, Big, John Crowley
32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
44. Last Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer