Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sweet Justice

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!

Nino No More

Although fowl play is not suspected, I think it's fair to say that Supreme Court Justice Antonin "Nino" Scalia died as he lived: holding innocent living things in contempt before killing them and calling it a luxury vacation. No longer will America have to quail in fright before the juridical jiggery-pokery of this odious little man.

"I am mourning this remarkable man," remarked Barack Obama, taking a moment out of his own bromantic luxury Valentines weekend golf vacation with his old high school posse. "A devout Catholic, he was the proud father of nine children and the grandfather to many loving grandchildren. An avid hunter, he had a passion for opera music, which he shared with his dear friend, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

"They say you mustn't say nothing but good of the dead. He's dead -- good!" chimed in the ghost of Moms Mabley. 

Not to be outdone, The Washington Post started running live updates on Scalia's continuing death.

Mother Earth declared herself well-pleased with the situation, given that the Supreme Court had been on the verge of declaring null and void the Paris Climate Summit agreements by putting a stay on Obama's Clean Power plan. All the increased smoke and fire and drought and famine will have to remain in Hell for the time being, now that new resident Scalia's deciding pro-Koch vote has been rendered permanently mute. 

The candidates for the GOP presidential nomination, meanwhile, honored Scalia's memory by hurling more opera buffa insults at one another on a kitschy stage festooned with garish pinks and reds to symbolize the group bromance of these manly men. In the muscular bloodthirsty spectacle of our pseudo-democracy, Every Kiss Begins With Kayfabe.

Trump Gives Rubio the Scalia Salute


annenigma said...

I hope Congress blocks Obama's nominee. I don't trust Obama and I'd rather have President Sanders name his own nominee and the new Democratic Congress can confirm her/him.

What a great way to start a Political Revolution!

Pearl said...

annenigma: I would rather have Obama choose someone now than Hillary later. I feel that those !**! delegates are going to put her in office and do not trust her to name anyone decent whereas Obama may be more careful.

But these days any choices can lead to disaster or good change. I would not place a bet on anything going on anymore and Karen will never run out of topics to write about!

I am also nasty enough to say I regret that Scalia died a peaceful death.

Pearl said...

No, I don't think anyone deserves to suffer in dying so I retract my last comment. He was a lucky man.

Bill Sprague said...

Um, ladies, have you no manners? is neo-liberalism also blinding and is it full of hatred, besides all the other bad things that can be attributed to it? Your displays of glee are most unseemly. didn't your mommmies tell you not to mock the dead? Give it a rest - and your nasty behavior is just nasty behavior. RIP, Scalia. Scalia may be dead but remember: Reaganism is still alive and well and he died awhile ago... and remember, too: Scalia was just a foe. Like Margaret Thatcher and Hitler. Also: you will be dead, too, someday. The circles of Hell have been repudiated for hundreds of years already so there's no room for Thatcher or Scalia. And Germany? Fuggedabout it.

Happy Valentine's Day to you, too.

Tim Berry said...

Foul play :)

Jay–Ottawa said...

The Good Lord packed the Court (with five Catholics). And He saw it was not so good. So, last week, the Lord commenced to unpack the Court.

Ken Wallace said...

If the display of all the GOP candidates declaring that Obama's normal duty to appoint a successor to Scalia would be an affront to due process and unity does not reveal their true colors, then Mitch's promise to deny approval to anyone Obama chooses seals the deal. They are beyond redemption and only removal from office will fix this atrocity.

Ste-vo said...

Karen, you wrote "He's dead - good." I laughed.

annenigma said...

Ok, are you ready? Put on your tinfoil hat for this one!

I think Isis snuck over the border from Mexico and snuffed Scalia and there's a massive cover-up going on. If it got out that Isis succeeded in assassinating a Supreme Court Justice it would rock this nation to it's core. It would also make Obama and the Democrats look ineffectual in terms of keeping us safe and that spells doom in an election year. It would also have devastating effects on the Market if it looked like Isis attacked the Homeland.

Notice how sad and almost weepy Obama looked? Check out the photos! I don't think it was because he was so fond of Scalia. I think he's worried that he and/or his girls are next, just as Isis has warned.

NO autopsy? Think about it. Something stinks. It didn't happen in public so they can try to bury this along with Scalia.

annenigma said...

Btw, Isis picked the right one! Maybe we can send them a list of Congressmen starting with Mitch McConnell.

(Sorry, Bill Sprague)

Pearl said...

annenigma: interesting analysis but I doubt the ranch did not have sufficient protective personnel with so many well known people attending in such an open spot. I know you are not serious about your scenario but nevertheless it is too much food for thought. Besides his body was thoroughly examined at the funeral home unless he was poisoned. I suspect his doctor told the person (justice of the peace?) who called him that he was not surprised what with his weight, smoking, eating and stressful and adventurous activities. Besides his family had no thoughts of such possibilities. We can't afford another war with Mexico this time around.

I think I'll go read the comics to clear my mind. And they are not funny anymore either.

Jay–Ottawa said...

Forget the comics, Pearl. Time for some lawyer jokes:

An Engineer dies and goes to hell. He's hot and miserable, so he decides to take action. The A/C has been busted for a long time, so he fixes it. Things cool down quickly.

The moving walkway motor jammed, so he unjams it. People can get from place to place more easily.

The TV was grainy and unclear, so he fixes the connection to the Satellite dish and now they get hundreds of high def channels.

One day, God decides to look down on Hell to see how his grand design is working out and notices that everyone is happy and enjoying umbrella drinks. He asks the Devil what's going on?

The Devil replies, "Things are great down here since you sent us that engineer."

"What?? An engineer? I didn't send you one of those, that must have been a mistake. Send him back up right this minute."

The Devil responds, "No way! We are going to keep our engineer. We like this guy."

God demands, "If you don't send him to me immediately, I'll sue!"

The Devil laughs. "Where are YOU going to get a lawyer?"

Pearl said...

Henry Kissinger's war crimes are central to the divide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders by @froomkin

Worth reading from Intercept