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(Talking Points Memo)   In his dissent in today's Arizona voter ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas cited Bush v. Gore - a case that was supposed to be "limited to the present circumstances"   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 169
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2013-06-17 06:03:41 PM
thomas is an appallingly bad justice who should've been impeached years ago for tax evasion.
 
2013-06-17 06:08:10 PM
When you think about it, aren't all circumstances current circumstances?
 
2013-06-17 06:14:53 PM
I can't believe this guy made it to the Supreme Court. He's awful.
 
2013-06-17 06:20:52 PM
Oh yeah! Fire up the lawsuits, every election can be contested now.
 
2013-06-17 06:25:08 PM
How did Black Mr. Potatohead ever get nominated? I don't get it. Bob Loblaw would've been a better pick.

Are you a corporate executive facing these or other charges? You don't need double talk! You need Bob Loblaw! After all, why should you go to jail for a crime somebody else noticed?
 
2013-06-17 06:25:38 PM
P.S.: Almost all justices don't write their own decisions, their clerks do it for them.

Headline should read "Justice Thomas's clerk cites  Bush v. Gore."
 
2013-06-17 06:33:37 PM
Has anyone called him an uncle tom yet?
 
2013-06-17 06:38:16 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Are you a corporate executive facing these or other charges? You don't need double talk! You need Bob Loblaw! After all, why should you go to jail for a crime somebody else noticed?


That's a low blow, Loblaw!
 
2013-06-17 07:19:58 PM

Rincewind53: P.S.: Almost all justices don't write their own decisions, their clerks do it for them.

Headline should read "Justice Thomas's clerk cites  Bush v. Gore."


Not without direction from the justice. He guided, read, and approved it prior to it being published, and if he didn't, he really and truly is the worst SC justice of all time.
 
2013-06-17 07:25:25 PM

Kimothy: Rincewind53: P.S.: Almost all justices don't write their own decisions, their clerks do it for them.

Headline should read "Justice Thomas's clerk cites  Bush v. Gore."

Not without direction from the justice. He guided, read, and approved it prior to it being published, and if he didn't, he really and truly is the worst SC justice of all time.


It's cause he's blah isn't it??!?

/someone had post it
 
2013-06-17 07:39:49 PM

whither_apophis: Kimothy: Rincewind53: P.S.: Almost all justices don't write their own decisions, their clerks do it for them.

Headline should read "Justice Thomas's clerk cites  Bush v. Gore."

Not without direction from the justice. He guided, read, and approved it prior to it being published, and if he didn't, he really and truly is the worst SC justice of all time.

It's cause he's blah isn't it??!?

/someone had post it


Thurgood Marshall brought justice, intelligence, and dignity to the bench.

Clarence Thomas is just an idiot.
 
2013-06-17 07:56:14 PM
Is that the guy that put pubes on a can of Coke and married a white woman? It's been so long, I can't remember.
 
2013-06-17 07:57:15 PM

Kimothy: Clarence Thomas is just an idiot.


Yep.
 
2013-06-17 08:06:31 PM

Kimothy: whither_apophis: Kimothy: Rincewind53: P.S.: Almost all justices don't write their own decisions, their clerks do it for them.

Headline should read "Justice Thomas's clerk cites  Bush v. Gore."

Not without direction from the justice. He guided, read, and approved it prior to it being published, and if he didn't, he really and truly is the worst SC justice of all time.

It's cause he's blah isn't it??!?

/someone had post it

Thurgood Marshall brought justice, intelligence, and dignity to the bench.

Clarence Thomas is just an idiot.


yeah, pretty much.
 
2013-06-17 08:12:54 PM
I know this might go over the head of some of the Fark scholars here, but Thomas here didn't cite Bush v. Gore for any of the holdings that came from that case; rather, he's referring to a legal precedent that dates back to 1892 and the Constitution, which the Court most recently recited in Bush v. Gore.  Here's the quote:


"This Court has recognized, however, that "the state legislature's power to select the manner for appointing [presidential] electors is plenary; it may, if it chooses, select the electors itself." Bush v. Gore, 531 U. S. 98, 104 (2000) (per curiam) (citing U. S. Const., Art. II, §1, and McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U. S. 1, 35 (1892))."

The reference to the case is completely appropriate in the context Thomas presents it.
 
2013-06-17 08:14:53 PM

Asa Phelps: Has anyone called him an uncle tom yet?


Just you.
 
2013-06-17 08:16:05 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: How did Black Mr. Potatohead ever get nominated? I don't get it. Bob Loblaw would've been a better pick.

Are you a corporate executive facing these or other charges? You don't need double talk! You need Bob Loblaw! After all, why should you go to jail for a crime somebody else noticed?


Black Mr. Potatohead?
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-17 08:16:40 PM
i1048.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-17 08:17:11 PM

BravadoGT: I know this might go over the head of some of the Fark scholars here, but Thomas here didn't cite Bush v. Gore for any of the holdings that came from that case; rather, he's referring to a legal precedent that dates back to 1892 and the Constitution, which the Court most recently recited in Bush v. Gore.  Here's the quote:


"This Court has recognized, however, that "the state legislature's power to select the manner for appointing [presidential] electors is plenary; it may, if it chooses, select the electors itself." Bush v. Gore, 531 U. S. 98, 104 (2000) (per curiam) (citing U. S. Const., Art. II, §1, and McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U. S. 1, 35 (1892))."

The reference to the case is completely appropriate in the context Thomas presents it.


Cant ruin the outrage now can we asshole?
 
2013-06-17 08:18:48 PM
Some scholars have argued that the lack of Supreme Court citation of the major case is evidence that it was based on shoddy legal reasoning.

images.wikia.com
 
2013-06-17 08:19:28 PM

Mentat: Asa Phelps: Has anyone called him an uncle tom yet?

Just you.


In this thread? Yes. In reality where? No.
 
2013-06-17 08:21:03 PM

timujin: ecmoRandomNumbers: How did Black Mr. Potatohead ever get nominated? I don't get it. Bob Loblaw would've been a better pick.

Are you a corporate executive facing these or other charges? You don't need double talk! You need Bob Loblaw! After all, why should you go to jail for a crime somebody else noticed?

Black Mr. Potatohead?
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 453x681]


He needs his ANGRY eyes.
 
2013-06-17 08:33:46 PM
Just because Bush v. Gore was limited to the "present circumstances" don't mean that the case cannot be cited to support a particular legal point.  That case has been cited and followed by federal courts before.
 
2013-06-17 08:35:25 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-17 08:35:40 PM
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to pen a really stupid dissenting opinion and remove all doubt
 
2013-06-17 08:40:01 PM
Yeah, he's a Goddamned disgrace.  And so is his wife.
 
2013-06-17 08:52:02 PM
It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.
 
2013-06-17 09:10:13 PM

Mugato: It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.


Don't forget about those massive tax cuts for rich people, all the jobs they failed to create and the crippling income disparity they did create.
 
2013-06-17 09:18:57 PM

Mugato: It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.


Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

That is right there a hyperpartisan statement.

You may not realize it but it is.
 
2013-06-17 09:23:57 PM
How many times has Thomas disagreed with Scalia?
 
2013-06-17 09:29:09 PM

cman: Mugato: It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.

Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

That is right there a hyperpartisan statement.

You may not realize it but it is.


9/11 would almost certainly have happened.

Katrina wouldn't have, Gore's weather machine would have stopped it.
 
2013-06-17 09:33:04 PM

cman: Mugato: It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.

Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

That is right there a hyperpartisan statement.

You may not realize it but it is.


I think it's still safe to say we probably would have avoided invading Iraq. And the tax cuts. And Medicare part D.


vernonFL: How many times has Thomas disagreed with Scalia?


There was another recent one where they disagreed but I can't remember what it was.
 
2013-06-17 09:52:56 PM

fusillade762: And Medicare part D.


That probably would have still happened, but we might have made an attempt to pay for it.

fusillade762: I think it's still safe to say we probably would have avoided invading Iraq. And the tax cuts.


Yeah these probably wouldn't have happened.
 
2013-06-17 10:00:02 PM
In before "u libs  still aren't over the 2000 election" derp.
 
2013-06-17 10:30:11 PM

Rincewind53: P.S.: Almost all justices don't write their own decisions, their clerks do it for them.

Headline should read "Justice Thomas's clerk cites  Bush v. Gore."


And it's a dissenting opinion as well. If you get upset about a dissenting opinion, you really need to get a life.
 
2013-06-17 10:33:16 PM

JerkyMeat: [i1048.photobucket.com image 640x409]


I don't care what you guys say he was awesome in the Lethal Weapons
 
2013-06-17 10:37:15 PM

cman: Mugato: It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.

Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

That is right there a hyperpartisan statement.

You may not realize it but it is.


Gore would likely have continued Clinton's campaign against al Qaeda, instead of dropping it and focusing resources on fighting porn.
 
2013-06-17 10:38:25 PM

shifty lookin bleeder: JerkyMeat: [i1048.photobucket.com image 640x409]

I don't care what you guys say he was awesome in the Lethal Weapons


It just seems like he is getting to old for this shaky.
 
2013-06-17 10:39:01 PM

tinderfitles: shifty lookin bleeder: JerkyMeat: [i1048.photobucket.com image 640x409]

I don't care what you guys say he was awesome in the Lethal Weapons

It just seems like he is getting to old for this shaky.


Shiat
 
2013-06-17 10:40:44 PM

cman: Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?


He wouldn't have dismantled Clinton's intelligence teams and actually would have read his Presidential Daily Briefings?
 
2013-06-17 10:42:41 PM
In Bush v. Gore, Poppy was paid, with interest, for all the heartache he endured in actually presenting Thomas as a viable Supreme Court nomination.
 
2013-06-17 10:42:59 PM

tinderfitles: tinderfitles: shifty lookin bleeder: JerkyMeat: [i1048.photobucket.com image 640x409]

I don't care what you guys say he was awesome in the Lethal Weapons

It just seems like he is getting to old for this shaky.

Shiat


That's ok, Shaky's my brother.  Happens all the time.
 
2013-06-17 10:45:06 PM

theorellior: cman: Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

He wouldn't have dismantled Clinton's intelligence teams and actually would have read his Presidential Daily Briefings?


But lockbox!

/Still love watching those old SNL sketches
 
2013-06-17 10:47:13 PM

theorellior: cman: Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

He wouldn't have dismantled Clinton's intelligence teams and actually would have read his Presidential Daily Briefings?


I don't know if he would actually have read them all, but at least he would have been capable of reading them.
 
2013-06-17 10:49:06 PM
You would think the conservatives would be ignoring Bush vs. Gore since it singlehandedly destroyed the party.  If Gore was rightfully appointed, Dubya wouldn't be such a laughingstock.  Of course, that's just playing What If.  All we do know was that Dubya was appointed, failed to stop the biggest terrorist attack in the history of the nation, quadrupled gas prices, and allowed the first Black President ever.

Good job, Republicans. ;)
 
2013-06-17 10:54:25 PM

cman: Mugato: It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.

Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

That is right there a hyperpartisan statement.

You may not realize it but it is.


The theory is that the Clinton admin did in fact warn GWB that he really needs to take these daily security briefings regarding AQ really really farking serious. GWB&co. kind of blew it off until 9/11.

Who knows, maybe Gore would have stayed on top of it and the intelligence community disrupted it.

/arm chair politicians are stupid.
 
2013-06-17 10:57:04 PM
Thomas can eat a bag of dicks.
 
2013-06-17 10:58:44 PM

cman: Mugato: It would have really sucked if Gore was appointed instead of Bush. We would have probably had those two pesky towers, two countries would have been left un-invaded. Our glorious Patriot Act would be but a dream.

Why do people think that if Gore was President 9/11 would not have happened?

That is right there a hyperpartisan statement.

You may not realize it but it is.


After Al Qaida attacked the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Clinton ordered airstrikes against Al Qaida camps in Sudan and Afghanistan, something nearly every Republican snidely referred to as, "Operation Wag The Dog."

One of Bush's first actions as Commander-in-Chief was to replace General Hugh Shelton, the Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an Army Special Forces officer with extensive counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency experience, with General Richard Myers, an Air Force ex-fighter jock (like Bush) and ICBM silo slob who still viewed Russia as the USA's greatest threat, and whose pet project was reviving the Cold War-era Star Wars program.  He was an absolutely worthless CJCS who was completely out of his element dealing with Al Qaida, Afghanistan and Iraq.
 
2013-06-17 10:59:28 PM

Alphakronik: Thomas can eat a bag of dicks.


Only if his wife is paid to lobby for dick eating.
 
2013-06-17 11:01:45 PM

Sgt Otter: One of Bush's first actions as Commander-in-Chief was to replace General Hugh Shelton, the Commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an Army Special Forces officer with extensive counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency experience, with General Richard Myers, an Air Force ex-fighter jock (like Bush) and ICBM silo slob who still viewed Russia as the USA's greatest threat, and whose pet project was reviving the Cold War-era Star Wars program. He was an absolutely worthless CJCS who was completely out of his element dealing with Al Qaida, Afghanistan and Iraq.


What was Condoleeza Rice's dissertation in? Military politics in Czechoslovakia. Perfect choice for the head of the NSA in 2001.
 
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