Via RawStory (various headlines):
“On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement on Saturday, calling Scalia, 79, an “extraordinary individual and jurist.”
My dear old Mom always said, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” So here’s me sitting quietly…
Here’s how Antonin Scalia’s death changes the balance of the court and alters the 2016 presidential race.
Minutes after Scalia’s death right-wingers seek to block nominee Obama hasn’t even appointed yet.
Obama speaks about passing of Supreme Court Justice Scalia. Our President is such a kind man…
Jon Stewart shreds Scalia’s marriage-equality dissent: “He had no problem telling voters to ‘f*ck off’ in Citizens United. Feel the Bern…
And finally, this apropo headline from The Onion:
Justice Scalia Dead Following 30-Year Battle With Social Progress
*HT to John Cleese in Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot” sketch for the headline of this post.
This is our daily open thread — Leave your thoughts in the comments section, while I sit here quietly.
I’m not hearing much about who Scalia was with on this hunting trip. He’s had a history of hobnobbing with individuals with a vested interest in how the Supreme Court rules on current cases. So, was he someone’s guest at this resort?
Alex Jones: ‘My Gut Tells Me’ Antonin Scalia Was Murdered
Alex Jones’ gut tells me that Alex Jones’ diet may have a built-in flaw, maybe two or three of them, and that those dietary flaws have gone to his head. Sotospeak.
He should check the plumbing in his house for lead.
Yeah, well my gut tells me that Alex Jones is a sick, desperate asshole whoring for the spotlight.
To Alex Jones, I recommend that he try the mushroom pizza.
It wasn’t a mushroom pizza when I put it in the fridge last month. I swear!
Bernie just cut Chris Wallace up over a study done by so-called expert Kenneth Thorpe, about why Vermont didn’t adopt a single payer system for healthcare. He had the rebuttal ready and didn’t miss a beat. Look for the video later.
Ran into this a couple of times already this morning.
John is smart and he seems to have the right thing to say at the right moment. That statement is priceless.
Aren’t you glad these people weren’t your parents?
Those clips were the most perfect summation I’ve ever seen of what most certainly is the base of the Republican “mind”-set! Last night’s debate revisited in metaphor!!
Why can’t I stop laughing?? 😆
Peggy Noonan on Trump attacking Duhbya’s Iraq invasion in last night’s debate: ‘He was in Code Pink territory’.
William Rivers Pitt: There’s an old joke about a man who would buy a newspaper every day from a paperboy, scan the front page, and then throw the paper away in disgust. After a while, the paperboy asked him why he kept throwing the paper away. “I’m looking for someone in the obituaries,” the man replied. “But, sir,” said the paperboy, “the obituaries are on page 30.” The man looked at him and said, “When the son of a bitch I’m looking for dies, he’ll be on the front page.”
… and there he is.
I simply must share this.
I have not yet begun to smoke today
I saw somewhere this morning that Oklahoma just had their strongest ever reported quake.
Yeah, and I got suckered into replying to a fake account. Again. I’ve got to be more careful. Too bad it wasn’t legit.
At least you’re replying to a fake account about a real issue.
Bob Schieffer (on Reliable Sources): ‘The people who are hardcore Trump supporters, I’m not sure they hear what he’s saying, I think they’re just happy that he’s saying it.’
Betty Bowers on Twitter: “This would be an excellent day for Justice Clarence Thomas to continue his tradition of just doing whatever Justice Scalia does.”
How is it that a pending Obama SCOTUS appointment becomes the business of a Canadian Anchor Baby?
Ted Cruz: I will ‘absolutely’ filibuster anyone Obama attempts to appoint to the Supreme Court
Roast in Peace Antonin…..
How did Charles Pierce stay hidden for so long?
Your Sunday LOLcats – Roses Are Red Edition
Elizabeth Warren Rips Into Republicans For Pledging To Block Supreme Court Process
The next time a Republican waves their pocket version of the Constitution around as they drone on about the debt as an excuse for why they have not shown up to work for weeks, someone ought to remind them that they can’t pick and choose what works for them from the Constitution like they do from the Bible.
The debt is a direct result of them cutting taxes so much on the super rich and corporations.
Republicans rely on the fact that most Americans don’t understand the difference between the debt and the deficit, and are so distracted by all the bullshit they don’t notice the relationship between higher taxes and less debt.
Not sure if most Republican congressfolkers understand the difference between debt and deficit either, and they sure as hell either won’t admit (or more likely don’t know) that it is the GOP that is demonstrably responsible for the accelerating debt since Reagan. It was falling under Clinton, got so wild under Dubsy that it’s taken Obama 7 years to at least shrink the annual deficit once again, and all with no thanks to the GOP nitwits that do nothing other than cut taxes and piss away what’s left on the M.I.C.
I could go on, but won’t — I need new words to use in place of “stupid assholes” and “treasonous anti-constitutional mutherfuckers.” Maybe then.
ooh gush 🙂
Fat Tony is dead
Argle Bargle Applesauce
See ya Scalia
Haiku is hot. 😉
Jane suggested I use this on this week’s Roast. Seems fitting, hmmm?
Yay! I shared it with just a few people at work the other day. I had hesitated to send it to the new ‘girl’ in our CSR dept, because so far I haven’t heard her even swear (while some of us are cussing like sailors). Then she got some really nasty customer on the phone – which I have to say is actually pretty rare – so I went ahead and sent it, saying “this is for when you get one of THOSE customers” – she loved it. 😀
Heh, you gotta keep an eye on the quiet ones…