Okay, right smack dab in the middle of Neil Gorsuch’s hearing, the Supreme Court overruled him 8-0.
Honey, I gotta say that I don’t think there’s been a unanimous decision on the court in this decade. But they all decided that Gorsuch was wrong, wrong, triple wrong.
The 2008 opinion Gorsuch wrote for a unanimous 10th Circuit took the side of a school in a case in which the parents of an autistic child argued the school wasn’t doing enough to educate the student. While the student showed educational progress in classes, he didn’t seem to retain what he’d learned. Gorsuch’s opinion, which reversed three prior rulings, said the school had complied with federal disabilities law because the student needed to show gains that were “merely more than de minims.” (Italics mine.)
So now, Gorsuch says he’s sorry but his ruling was based on circuit precedent.
Dude, the Supreme Court is the last option for those wronged. You can’t change harm done by saying you’re sorry ten years later.
Why should Donald Trump, while under FBI investigation for what could be treason, get a Supreme Court appointment that was stolen from Barack Obama?
(By the way, my spellcheck changes Gorsuch to Grouch.)
Thanks to AlanInAustin for the heads up.
McLennan County (think Waco) Commissioner Will Smith got a visit today by the Texas Rangers. It was not a social call and they brought handcuffs.
Commissioner Smith, who describes himself as “a lifelong Republican,” was indicted for offering a bribe to his opponent in the Republican primary.
His opponent in the Republican primary, Ben Matus, recalls —
“He was serious. He offered to pay me to drop out of the race,” Matus said at the time. “He kind of blindsided me. He told me I was wasting my time and money, and I kind of got agitated. It is my time and my money. He said it is a losing cause, but it made me want to run against him even more.”
Smith offered to “refund” Matus’ filing fee, which was $1,200. Matus turned him down.
Smith won and then took the oath of office, swearing that he did not offer any bribes to get there.
Jones said in January he doesn’t think his offer constitutes a bribe, calling it a “simple business transaction.”
Because that’s how Republicans do bidness in Texas.
The former chair of the Colorado Republican Party and current rightwing talk radio host (translation: he’s so unsexy that he couldn’t get laid at the Chicken Ranch with a hen under each arm and a fifty dollar bill taped to his forehead), has had a visit from the Karma Fairy.
Steve Curtis spend a portion of his radio show before the November election screaming about voter fraud.
“It seems to me,” Curtis said in the 42-minute segment, “that virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats.”
There was “something about being a Democrat,” he said, that made people prone to criminal behavior. At multiple points, the two brought up fraudulent mail-in ballots and “double voting” specifically.
Yeah, he’s been accused of voter fraud. Here he is, a self-described Tea Party Patriot, misusing mail-in ballots.
It seems that Curtis filled out his ex-wife’s ballot and mailed it in for her because she had divorced him and moved to South Carolina. She called Colorado to find out how she could vote and they told her that her completed ballot had already been mailed.
Thanks to everybody for the heads up.
Kraig Moss, who lost his son to a heroin overdose, was a rabid supporter of Cheeto Jesus, attending 45 campaign rallies for him. He believed the tripe CJ spewed promising to fix every problem, right every wrong. He now is no longer a supporter after the new er, uh…(urp) president supports Cheetocare, which slashes addiction spending and kicks over 20 million Americans off of healthcare.
I wonder – What exactly did Moss see in CJ’s past behavior that convinced him he was anything more than a lying reality television star?
UPDATE: Try this link.
Yesterday, the reliably right wing The Wall Street Journal awoke and turned on Cheeto Jesus yesterday, speaking to what has been obvious to the rest of the planet for months now – CJ is a liar, and clings to his lies “like a drunk to an empty gin bottle.” The WSJ goes on to say that when the real crisis comes (and it will), will Americans believe the words he spews, or will they just dismiss it as another reality television show rant?
The incendiary tweets, bumbling second grade level language, repetition of lies he’s heard on Fox Noise and Infowars, and erratic behavior have taken their toll.
It only gets worse from here, folks. Better strap in.