Reason #692 Why Antonin Scalia Makes Dick Cheney Look Cuddly

April 30, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

We know that a battle was won yesterday in the Supreme Court when at least the justices opposing marriage equality were forced to use language that wasn’t demeaning to gay people.

Well, except for Antonin Scalia.

All the talk acknowledging that gay people are … you know, people, was too much for a couple of crazy folks.  Scalia was one of them.

Jeffrey Toobin explains.

There was a shocking, ugly moment during the argument of Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case, in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Right after Mary Bonauto, the lawyer challenging marriage bans in several states, completed her argument, a spectator rose from a back row and started screaming, “If you support gay marriage, you will burn in Hell!” As the man yelled, “It’s an abomination!,” guards carried him from the courtroom.

That wasn’t the ugly part, though. In the quiet moment after the man was removed, as his shouts vanished into the hallway, Justice Antonin Scalia filled the silence with a quip. “It was rather refreshing, actually,” he said.

He meant it.

Ronald Reagan did many awful and shameful things to this country, but Scalia remains his living legacy of slime.

 

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Thanks to Craig for the heads up.

 

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13 Comments to “Reason #692 Why Antonin Scalia Makes Dick Cheney Look Cuddly”


  1. Who can argue that Reagan’s legacy is slime covered, Scalia is icing on the cake. Or Horse excrement might be more adapt.

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  2. To call Scalia toxic waste is the only Momma Approved thing I can say about him.

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  3. Aggieland Liz says:

    I think that spectator had it upside down and backwards. What I found refreshing was Roberts musing that this might just be flat out gender discrimination that needs correction: Sue and Tom both love Joe, but only Sue allowed to marry Joe. That was from TFN…

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  4. History will not be kind to this cretin. (My apology to cretins).

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  5. Here’s a thought for future tenants of the Oval Office:
    If it should come to pass that you get the opportunity to nominate a Supreme, first, avoid cronyism. Then, pick a nominee that isn’t a hate-filled angry little man, much too small for the robes.

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  6. The refreshing news is that a bigot can proclaim that supporting gay marriage means one will burn in hell, but he sure as hell can’t enforce his claim.

    If I did believe in Hell then I could ultimately see Scalia and the ranter there together in a forced gay marriage. I do believe a little bit in karma.

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  7. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Fat Tony, another Reagan “gift” that keeps on giving and a close cousin by DNA to the Outlaw Jersey Whale. Thanks New Jersey!

    Anyway, sheeeeeeesh, just do it and extend the 14th Amendment to cover all citizens. Remember when black men were 3/5 and women 0? We were wrong then and we are wrong now, if discrimination against same-sex marriage is allowed to continue. Some days it really is embarrassing to show my US passport and admit I’m from a nation of knuckle heads.

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  8. maryelle says:

    PKM, I share your shame. The Republican’t Party has brought international shame to our country, from scientific stupidity to social bigotry to financial incompetence. I hope they are outnumbered by rational Americans, but the way the right carries on, nobody would know. God help us!

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  9. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    maryelle, if not for the six knuckle heads owning the media, the wing nuts would be where they should be on street corners with a soap box, not elected to state and federal jobs.

    I am encouraged by Senator Sanders running for President. While most presidents do have “their hands tied” on a number of issues, he can do some real damage to the plutocrats with his appointments. Barack Hussein Obama for the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Elizabeth Warren for Office of Wall Street Wrecking, and our lovely First Lady as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

    I’m feeling better already! 😉

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  10. AliceBeth says:

    Besides hiring a hitman, is there a way to get a justice off of the Supreme Court??? What do they have to do to be removed, moon the courtroom??

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  11. And Scabbylea’s reaction if the shouter had said, “You deny marriage equality and you’ll burn in hell!” I wonder if Scabbylea would have found that as refreshing?

    I truly detest both Scabby and Darth. I think they are in a dead heat as most repugnant human beings on the planet. I mean really? Is Putin any worse? Their biggest rival was bin Laden.

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  12. No one ever vetted those old white men on the Supreme Court for class. And look what we got. Time to hide under the bed.

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  13. AliceBeth The only way to get them off the court is by impeachment and that ultimately takes 2 thirds of the Senate. It has happened and it could happen again. Keep your eye on justice Grabass Thomas, a perve and a crook.

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