Posted 3 months ago on April 26, 2014, 1:21 p.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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- by James Schlarmann | April 23, 2014
Every day I hope today will be the day I wake up and read a headline that Justice Antonin Scalia has decided he’s done enough damage to society and it’s time to retire. Whether he’s willfully mistaking the morning after pill as an “abortifacient” or he’s ruling that corporations are people and the rich are entitled to buy their government because money is speech, Scalia is a curmudgeonly, pious, and backwards remnant of the Reagan era that simply must go. Alas, today wasn’t the day, and I have a sad feeling that old bastard is going to outlive us all. He’s like the cockroach of high justices.
When he’s not making life suck from his seat on the bench, he’s out giving speeches, riling up the conservatives with all kinds of insanely stupid notions, most recently he told a room full of college students that if rich people get tired of paying their taxes, they should “revolt.” Even though I despise the man for his wanton disregard for modernity, even I understand Justice Scalia wouldn’t be dumb enough to advocate armed revolt, but you can bet your ass he knew many who adore him would absolutely take it that way — and if he didn’t, then maybe he really is just plain ol’ dumb.
if rich people get tired of paying their taxes, they should “revolt.”
Of course they should. In fact, I wish they would. But that is not the point, is it. Scalia's remarks become fodder for that right wing echo chamber and who is to say the sounds of this particular echo will not find their way to the ears of the likes of Cliven Bundy and thus reinforce bad behavior to the point of bloodshed . . .
And you silly fukers think I'm bad . . .