Another GOP wingnut blonde, showing profound ignorance to already ignorant audiences. Not only is Laura Ingraham’s screed against SCOTUS justice Sonia Sotomayor not grounded in reality, rationality…not to mention: evidence. It also belies utter stupidity and bigotry to code, as the GOP does, “immigrant” for Latin. Dead giveway: Laura, Puerto Rico is PART OF THE USA!!! If you want to rail against Hispanic aliens, why don’t you talk about Rafael Ted Cruz. But no matter—we need to keep the morons happy so you and the Mitts can make money. 

How disgusting.

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Most Americans are not like Antonin Scalia - The Washington Post »

Even worse —malignant Tom Clarence Thomas has a wife who consults at Heritage Foundation

thesmithian:

Back in 2005, John Roberts, then a judge on the DC circuit court, drew significant support from ostensibly progressive legal pundits…

more.

auntada:

Born on July 22, 1939 in Central Point, Virginia, the soft-spoken, introverted Mildred Delores Jeter became a reluctant Civil Rights activist in the 1960s. Mildred fell in love with Richard Love at a time when Virginia law banned interracial marriage. Mildred was of African-American and Rappahannock Indian descent. Richard was white. The couple married despite the law. They hung their marriage certificate in their bedroom.

In 1958, the Carolina County sheriff raided the Loving’s home, bursting into the bedroom where Richard and a pregnant Mildred were sleeping. The couple was arrested and forced to leave the state. They relocated to Washington, D.C., returning to Virginia only occasionally to visit friends and family.

But the Lovings never stopped yearning for their home. And in 1963, they began the journey back. Mildred wrote Attorney General Robert Kennedy to ask for his help. Kennedy referred the couple to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Two ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings as clients. Their case eventually went to the US Supreme Court, and on June 12, 1967, the court struck down Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act. Mildred, Richard and their children returned to Virginia.

“We loved each other and got married, Mildred later reflected. We are not marrying the state. The law should allow a person to marry anyone he wants.”

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Photo: Encyclopedia of Virginia; Richard and Mildred Loving, their daughter Peggy, Mildred’s sister Garnet, and Richard’s mother Lola, on the porch of Mildred’s mother’s house; April 1965, Caroline County. Taken by Grey Villet for Life magazine.

When you listen to the secular/social crack pottery about gay marriage [and I don’t mean the religious proscriptions] the opposition comments mirror, word for word, what the Lovings faced. Yes it does. Don’t deny it. Mr. and Mrs. Loving weren’t activists. They weren’t even educated. Their kids aren’t Chelsea Clinton or John -John Kennedy or Malia Obama or Jack Ford. They are simple people…bammas and/or rednecks. Like their parents. Just people, who were in love. That’s what it’s all about. The 14th Amendment…its about what it means to an American…

…and that’s not in the Bible or Quran.

(Source: heytoyourmamanem)

Stand up for your fellow Americans, your family members, your coworkers, your neighbors…or sit your ass down and keep your ignorant mouth shut.
Simple as that.

Stand up for your fellow Americans, your family members, your coworkers, your neighbors…or sit your ass down and keep your ignorant mouth shut.

Simple as that.

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Jon Stewart gets in Justice Scalia's Ass »

Racial entitlement? Scalia would have fit right in. This man was voting, in North Carolina (photo courtesy of UNC archives).

Today Justice Clarence Thomas—and oxymoron if one ever existed better than ”jumbo shirmp” gets to give life to Samuel L. Jackson’s pathological character in the moving picture “Django Unchained,” in the Votings Rights Act case Shelby Co. v. Holder. I was alive during Dred Scot. I died because of Dred Scot. Who will make the sacrifice to mobilize souls and sinews if such a travesty is repeated?

The perfidy of opposition to this law, renewed even by conservatives in Congress and a conservative Texan president in 2006, is clear, when one sees the justifications behind closed doors, now opened for “voter ID” and “voter fraud” laws & vile gerrymanders. But in the South specifically, have things “changed?” You know my heart on this.

As for the august Justices, I leave this quote: “Will the originalist justices follow the original meaning of the Fifteenth Amendment in Wednesday’s case? Don’t bet on it. If there’s one silver lining to seeing the preclearance provision invalidated, it is the revelation that for all to see that the purported originalists on the court are nothing of the sort.”

—D.N.

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Citizens United case, Justice Alito and utter perfidy: New York Times Responds »

 

Neither Dangerfield Newby, nor I, are Constitutional Scholars. Nor, it appears was or is my fellow Princeton Tiger Samuel Alito. But I know more than a little about media law, and NYT v. Sullivan hasn’t shit to do with either the legal tenor of Citizen’s United, or the political agenda behind the SCOTUS majority holding. Suffices to say, the political agenda was shown to be as limp as a conservative old white guy’s solsticce.

—CAC

A young woman—among the people who rightwingers say should hate “Obamacare” the most, celebrates upon news of the Supreme Court decision.
Let’s provide some context here, wingnuts, hypocrites and others scrambling to attack the ruling: Mitt and Heritage Foundation loved the mandates, etc years ago, so why not leave it alone now? Not to mention, the public health and CMMS waivers, experiments with pools, are all stuff GOP governors, despite what they say on Hannity, have been tapping into for the past year. Next, voters in their 20s like the parents’ health aspect…and this might surprise you—they aren’t the selfish tools we are. As for the pre existing condition regulation, everyone, except you, seems to like that.I’ve always maintained that Obama’s Spockishness and technocrat is sheep’s clothing attribute was manifest in ACA. I have opined publicly and argued privately that this stuff should have been a second term item, and that a WPA device should have been dusted off from the FDR days was the priority. Just because this thing survives the Roberts Court is not cause for him to give the agents the night off, send Sasha and Malia to grandma Robinson’s so he can get busy with Michelle in celebration. There’s still the trogs in Congress to deal with, and bugs galore in this thing. But the idea of a nation like the US having this medieval health system is something even Willard Mitt Romney realized a long time ago. I guess banks, big Oil, Big Insurance, the Kochs, Adelson et al better break out the checkbooks—again. Big Pharma is noticeably silent, and I remain surprised that devices and biotech has a similarly measured response. Still, i think someone whispered to Roberts that you can’t talk one way about judicial activism at wingnut rubber chicken dinners & fundraisers, then act another way. Conservative Judge Richard  Posner pulled back that curtain 12 years ago in analyzing Bush v Gore, and only rank ideologues like Scalia, Alito and poor, poor Clarence don’t seem to care about that distinction. And speaking of Clarence, it didnt look good that Ginny was leading the charge against Obama and ACA. No sex for brothaman tonight, I guess?
Look at the bright side—at least you can lock up children without parole, and Citizens United has been foisted upon the states—and Montana, a loyal Red State at that! (a big oops for Federalism, I guess).So let’s stop the analysis of the trees and get back to the forest. All this is about is power, and a nation which people like you think you “lost”—just because you dont have utter hegemony on every aspect of culture and/or commerce. That’s plain nuts. And maybe something decent in Roberts sounded that alarm. That’s Sandra Day O’Connor’s thesis. Then again, it was likely a tree in the forest…or if I remain cynical, he did it to take a bullet so the rest of the troops can rally. We’ll have to wait for his memoirs. Today at least he acted like John Marshall, not Roger Taney.

A young woman—among the people who rightwingers say should hate “Obamacare” the most, celebrates upon news of the Supreme Court decision.

Let’s provide some context here, wingnuts, hypocrites and others scrambling to attack the ruling: Mitt and Heritage Foundation loved the mandates, etc years ago, so why not leave it alone now? Not to mention, the public health and CMMS waivers, experiments with pools, are all stuff GOP governors, despite what they say on Hannity, have been tapping into for the past year.
Next, voters in their 20s like the parents’ health aspect…and this might surprise you—they aren’t the selfish tools we are. As for the pre existing condition regulation, everyone, except you, seems to like that.
I’ve always maintained that Obama’s Spockishness and technocrat is sheep’s clothing attribute was manifest in ACA. I have opined publicly and argued privately that this stuff should have been a second term item, and that a WPA device should have been dusted off from the FDR days was the priority. Just because this thing survives the Roberts Court is not cause for him to give the agents the night off, send Sasha and Malia to grandma Robinson’s so he can get busy with Michelle in celebration. There’s still the trogs in Congress to deal with, and bugs galore in this thing. But the idea of a nation like the US having this medieval health system is something even Willard Mitt Romney realized a long time ago. I guess banks, big Oil, Big Insurance, the Kochs, Adelson et al better break out the checkbooks—again. Big Pharma is noticeably silent, and I remain surprised that devices and biotech has a similarly measured response. Still, i think someone whispered to Roberts that you can’t talk one way about judicial activism at wingnut rubber chicken dinners & fundraisers, then act another way. Conservative Judge Richard Posner pulled back that curtain 12 years ago in analyzing Bush v Gore, and only rank ideologues like Scalia, Alito and poor, poor Clarence don’t seem to care about that distinction. And speaking of Clarence, it didnt look good that Ginny was leading the charge against Obama and ACA. No sex for brothaman tonight, I guess?

Look at the bright side—at least you can lock up children without parole, and Citizens United has been foisted upon the states—and Montana, a loyal Red State at that! (a big oops for Federalism, I guess).
So let’s stop the analysis of the trees and get back to the forest. All this is about is power, and a nation which people like you think you “lost”—just because you dont have utter hegemony on every aspect of culture and/or commerce. That’s plain nuts. And maybe something decent in Roberts sounded that alarm. That’s Sandra Day O’Connor’s thesis. Then again, it was likely a tree in the forest…or if I remain cynical, he did it to take a bullet so the rest of the troops can rally. We’ll have to wait for his memoirs. Today at least he acted like John Marshall, not Roger Taney.

In American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock, the SCOTUS majority in Citizens United, again channeling the robber baron Lockner v. NY and Jim Crow Plessy v Ferguson bad ole days struck down Montana’s 1912 campaign finance law which limited unlimited corporate money in elections. It extended Citizens United, in other other words, to states. 22 states and John McCain himself wrote amicii supporting the law. Montana, mind you, is a ruddy, ruddy red state; the Montana Supreme Court upheld the law and the Montana attorney general defended it valiantly. But nope. There’s an agenda here, folks, and we can’t let even our own peeps get in the way of it. It’s called power. The constitutional law concept of “federalism” has long been a tenet of conservative—indeed right wing—politico-legal philosophy. It means the states should have equal or even superior power to the federal government. Of course, when it, too, gets in the way, trash it. Conservative judge and scholar Richard Posner became a traitor to the wingnuts back in 2000 when, in his book Public Intellectuals, he said that’s exactly what happened in the Bush v. Gore opinion (giving Al Gore’s election win to George W. Bush). And very soon, Posner was dragged back into the fold and regurgitated what he was fed. Power is as power goes.

But let’s not complicate things. We have a country to take back and run for you…

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