Posts Tagged ‘Clarence Thomas’

Its All in the Marketing

Republicans have found themselves in an uncharacteristic moment of self-reflection these days, but unsurprisingly, none of this involves actually looking at themselves.  At their Charlotte retreat, they gazed into the mirror, declared themselves fairest of all, and went home to continue shaking down billionaires and jury-rigging elections in their favor.  You see, each unpopular policy, [...]

Book Learning

One of the great advantages of having spent an embarrassingly large amount of my disposable income over a quarter century on books is that the darn things just never stop coming in handy.  Although lack of space, blogging, and less travel in the last few years has sharply slowed my acquisition rate, for each Presidency [...]

Party Like It’s 1984

One thing you can say about the “conservative” majority on the Supreme Court: their definition of “freedom” is decidedly not the one you’d find in Webster’s.  Last week, “freedom” meant the God-given right to die in the gutter of preventable illness; this week it means the “freedom” to have cops look under your balls, literally, [...]

Odor in the Court

The media is duly abuzz about the Supreme Court hearing arguments for (and agin’) Obamacare, beginning today.  But the coverage is revealing; the case is discussed solely in political terms, blandly acknowledging that the highest court in the land functions not as a neutral arbiter of “Equal Justice Under Law,” but as just another sleazy [...]

Andrew Sullivan Loves Hippies, Belatedly

I’ve always had a particular loathing for Andrew Sullivan, at least partly because he reminded me, with everything he said,  of all the self-hating gay Republicans (and they were shockingly and disappointingly numerous) I met and summarily dumped during my peak tart years.  I’ve heard each such drearily unthinking arguments countless times before from someone [...]

Delusions of Gipperhood

When I finally stopped laughing, spraying booze all over, and dumbfoundedly slapping my forehead over Wisconsin Governor (!) Scott Walker’s fawning and delusional 20-minute kiss-up to an anonymous caller unconvincingly posing as uber-oligarch David Koch captured on tape, I got to thinking.  What, in heaven’s name, could make a person so gloriously, blindly lacking in [...]

The Pity Party

It looks like we have another flamboyant  entrant to the right-wing Sore Winners’ Circle in that pudgy, conniving Church Lady, Virginia Thomas, whose husband’s life tenure and political omnipotence as a Supreme Court Justice despite lacking any qualifications for that job, isn’t enough for her.  Rather than quietly thanking her lucky stars that the creepy [...]

Divine Justice

Well, I’ll be damned, but it seems that Supreme Court Justice (!) Clarence Thomas has practically turned into Malcolm X these days, thanks to his epileptic, dreadlocked, and possibly suicidal nephew, Derek, getting into just the sort of potentially death-dealing scrapes with the law that Thomas has thought were the best thing since sliced bread [...]

Joementum

Polls are showing that it’s possible Joe Sestak will beat Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania tomorrow; a sweeter outcome I could hardly wish.  A Sestak victory would be another nail in the alarmingly perforated coffin of  Obama’s silly idea of postpartisanship, and it would also show the voters, unlike the media that [...]

Activism for Me, But Not For Thee

It seems that appointing a Supreme Court justice who might begin to reverse the court’s headlong lurch to the right is yet another example of that anachronistic partisanship that the Obama Administration is proudly leaving behind.  A combination of conventional wisdom and bitter experience would indicate that whomever Obama chooses will be at best, a [...]