Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Really?

As I wrote about last week at FDL, I’m still gobsmacked, flabbergasted, you name it, over Supreme Court Justice (!) Antonin Scalia’s comments about the Voting Rights Act, and to my considerable delight, so was the often flaccid and boring Saturday Night Live.  Sorry to all about the lame posting, but I’ve been so busy [...]

Crazy Like a FOX

By now, we’ve all had a chuckle over the fact that the rotting corpse of CNN got the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, well, spectacularly wrong, and failed to correct the error for several minutes while the whole world watched.  What isn’t so funny, and falls more into the depressing category, is that such an [...]

I Toilet To Ya

A couple of weeks ago, when I was tapping away at the Firebagger place, I made the not very daring prediction that the Southern states singled out by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were gunning for its overturn courtesy of our conveniently composed Supreme Court.  Since we all know that racism in America only [...]

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 [...]

Bitch Slap from the Grey Lady

John Burns at the New York Times woke up yesterday in a bad mood, after seeing what the Pentagon had so effortlessly helped him hide make its way into print, and went on a mission.  The result is a deeply unprofessional and unintentionally revealing attempt to create a commotion that draws eyes away from the [...]

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 [...]

Where’s Mine?

One of the things that prepared me for life as a liberal Democrat was growing up with my crazy grandmother Etta around.  Though she was crazy and everyone knew it, for some reason we were taught to put up with it, and whenever possible give her her way, since even though her ideas were always [...]

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 [...]