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(Slate)   An attempt to discern just what the hell Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia means by using terms like "Argle bargle" and "tutti frutti" in his rulings   (slate.com) divider line 46
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2013-06-27 07:40:13 AM  
It means that he's a punk who will say anything to justify his own hatred.

/His ass must get jealous of all the shiat that comes out of his mouth.
 
2013-06-27 09:01:42 AM  
www.jazz.com

If Little Richard was any indication, "Tutti Frutti" means gay buttsex.

The original song lyrics included: "Tutti Frutti, good booty / If it don't fit, don't force it / You can grease it, make it easy."
 
2013-06-27 09:11:24 AM  
The only one I liked:
Interior decorating (n.) "A rock-hard science compared to psychology practiced by amateurs."

He probably used it in a really hateful, destructive way, but it's still clever.
 
2013-06-27 09:59:01 AM  
You're not going to find any meaning in there. This is a man who just this week said that Congress overreached in passing a law and that's why the Court struck it down, and then the next day said that the Court can't just go around striking down laws duly passed by Congress.
 
2013-06-27 11:47:25 AM  
That was the landmark 1956 case A wop bop a lu a v. A whop bam boo
 
2013-06-27 12:17:57 PM  
I've heard argy-bargy as slang for an argument or dispute but never argle bargle.

Tutti frutti is totally acceptable since the landmark case of Baskin Robbins vs.Ken Fargenbloom the inventor of candied fruit ice cream.
 
2013-06-27 12:22:03 PM  
I never would've pegged him for a Squeeze fan.

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2013-06-27 12:57:46 PM  

xenophon10k: You're not going to find any meaning in there. This is a man who just this week said that Congress overreached in passing a law and that's why the Court struck it down, and then the next day said that the Court can't just go around striking down laws duly passed by Congress.



This. Pretty much everything he says can be discerned as WHHHAAAARRRRRGGGGAAAARRRRRBBBLLL.

/sometimes herp or derp
//variety!
 
2013-06-27 12:58:12 PM  
Who cares.
 
2013-06-27 12:59:50 PM  
He couldn't say Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
 
2013-06-27 01:01:22 PM  
Argle bargle or foofaraw?
 
2013-06-27 01:02:16 PM  
I'm going with "dementia".
 
2013-06-27 01:02:59 PM  
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2013-06-27 01:03:00 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: It means that he's a punk who will say anything to justify his own hatred.

/His ass must get jealous of all the shiat that comes out of his mouth.


Saving this one for later.
 
2013-06-27 01:04:49 PM  
Glop glyph?
 
2013-06-27 01:05:10 PM  
AKA dementia or a stroke.
 
2013-06-27 01:06:48 PM  
As I said yesterday in the thread about Rick Perry--the same applied to Scalia: He's an asshole. That's what assholes do.
 
2013-06-27 01:10:51 PM  
This was all well established in Garbly gook v. Flibiddy bib bab
 
2013-06-27 01:11:59 PM  

xenophon10k: You're not going to find any meaning in there. This is a man who just this week said that Congress overreached in passing a law and that's why the Court struck it down, and then the next day said that the Court can't just go around striking down laws duly passed by Congress.


Like most people who claim that words have a defined range of meaning that cannot be broached, he broaches them all the time and reads words as meaning what they want him to mean.  He is, despite his costly vestments, an everyday thoolamawn.
 
2013-06-27 01:14:09 PM  

vernonFL: That was the landmark 1956 case A wop bop a lu a v. A whop bam boo


DarnoKonrad: This was all well established in Garbly gook v. Flibiddy bib bab


Bill Cosby is practicing law now?
 
2013-06-27 01:15:20 PM  
NEXT:  Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia adds "casting aspersions on my asparagus" to his glossary of dissent terminology.  Congressman Louie Gohmert sues Scalia for copyright infringement.  Scalia tells Gohmert to go "argle-bargle" himself.  Associate Justice Clarence Thomas looks on with fierce jealousy.
 
2013-06-27 01:18:24 PM  
musingsofaspiritualtraveler.com

"Look, I came here for an Argle-Bargle!
 
2013-06-27 01:22:46 PM  

Gulper Eel: I never would've pegged him for a Squeeze fan.

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First thing I thought of as well. If he ever uses the phrase "up the junction" in an opinion, we'll have total confirmation.
 
2013-06-27 01:23:57 PM  
What "argle-bargle" means from Mr. Scalia is "You can't fire me and I don't have to explain myself to you. I can say whatever I want, however I want, and make any ruling I like, whether or not it's grounded in precedent, reality, or common sense, and there's nothing you can do about it."

This is what passes for respected professionalism on the right these days, I guess.
 
2013-06-27 01:27:17 PM  

Rann Xerox: NEXT:  Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia adds "casting aspersions on my asparagus" to his glossary of dissent terminology.  Congressman Louie Gohmert sues Scalia for copyright infringement.  Scalia tells Gohmert to go "argle-bargle" himself.  Associate Justice Clarence Thomas looks on with fierce jealousy.

wakes up fitfully, mumbles something about Coke cans, and goes back to sleep.

FTFY
 
2013-06-27 01:41:03 PM  

grumpfuff: vernonFL: That was the landmark 1956 case A wop bop a lu a v. A whop bam boo

DarnoKonrad: This was all well established in Garbly gook v. Flibiddy bib bab

Bill Cosby is practicing law now?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-27 01:50:20 PM  
Hey, Tony:

www.seanet.com
 
2013-06-27 01:52:55 PM  

THX 1138: grumpfuff: vernonFL: That was the landmark 1956 case A wop bop a lu a v. A whop bam boo

DarnoKonrad: This was all well established in Garbly gook v. Flibiddy bib bab

Bill Cosby is practicing law now?

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x376]


HA! I don't know why, but that made my day. Thank you, sir.
 
2013-06-27 01:59:09 PM  
I'd say that when a justice gets as close as Scalia did yesterday to arguing against Marbury v. Madison, it's time to retire. I mean, dude attacked a cite from the majority opinion that was directly quoting Marbury. That's undermining the very foundation of the American judicial system for the last 210 years, and all because he doesn't like gay marriage.
 
2013-06-27 01:59:37 PM  
Well, "argle bargle" is a nickname for a Bearded Collie....

But I'm gonna go with, "Because he's an old motherfarker going senile".
 
2013-06-27 02:15:05 PM  
When you are authoritative psychic link to the Founding Fathers, you get to make derisive, dismissive references to others' conceptions without addressing their substance.
 
2013-06-27 02:18:37 PM  
In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.
 
2013-06-27 02:21:23 PM  

Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.


"portrayed'? The man already is. He's the textbook example of poe's law for Anti-Gay.
 
2013-06-27 02:34:35 PM  

Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.


It might even be the title of the film!
 
2013-06-27 02:40:32 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.

It might even be the title of the film!


And just for giggles, the actor who plays Scalia has to be more flamboyant than Elton John.
 
2013-06-27 03:00:40 PM  

grumpfuff: Pants full of macaroni!!: Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.

It might even be the title of the film!

And just for giggles, the actor who plays Scalia has to be more flamboyant than Elton John.


Ru Paul gets my vote.
 
2013-06-27 03:10:31 PM  

serfdood: grumpfuff: Pants full of macaroni!!: Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.

It might even be the title of the film!

And just for giggles, the actor who plays Scalia has to be more flamboyant than Elton John.

Ru Paul gets my vote.


I was gonna say Richard Simmons, but that works too.
 
2013-06-27 03:34:44 PM  
 
2013-06-27 03:50:43 PM  
First off, if anyone on Fark.com doesn't know "argle-bargle" then they they never read Douglas Adams and they don't get a lot of jokes here because of it. Second off, Scalia and I have apparently read many of the same books, but somehow he gets the opposite morality from them that I do. And while that horrifies me, I think a long conversation with him about literature would be amazing. I think Scalia is an excellent example of somebody with an encyclopedic mind and a first rate education, but no ability to empathize with fictional/historical characters or understand their motivations. His writing style suggests that he understands everything he reads but his synthesis suggests he understands only the action of plot points.
 
2013-06-27 04:03:53 PM  

grumpfuff: serfdood: grumpfuff: Pants full of macaroni!!: Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.

It might even be the title of the film!

And just for giggles, the actor who plays Scalia has to be more flamboyant than Elton John.

Ru Paul gets my vote.

I was gonna say Richard Simmons, but that works too.


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Just found out he was picked for the lead role as Scalia in "Argle-Bargle".
 
2013-06-27 04:09:31 PM  
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2013-06-27 04:36:56 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: AKA dementia or a stroke.


That actually worries me a bit...Scalia strikes me as arrogant, but is he arrogant enough to hide an Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis so that he can remain on the bench - long enough to write the majority opinion of some very important cases?

This is kind of an important question given that the average age of a supreme court justice is six hundred, and it really applies to any or all of them. Combine personal arrogance, mental incompetence, constant 5-4 ideological decisions, and an appointment-for-life, and you have a recipe for enshrining crazy into law - or overturning perfectly good sane, depending on whether or not one particular loose hat has taken his meds or not. Say what you like about originalism, but I somehow doubt that that was the intent of the Founders.

For the record, no, I don't believe Scalia has dementia. I just don't believe he'd give up his seat if he found out he did. Especially with Obama in office.
 
2013-06-27 05:39:27 PM  

serfdood: grumpfuff: serfdood: grumpfuff: Pants full of macaroni!!: Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.

It might even be the title of the film!

And just for giggles, the actor who plays Scalia has to be more flamboyant than Elton John.

Ru Paul gets my vote.

I was gonna say Richard Simmons, but that works too.

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Just found out he was picked for the lead role as Scalia in "Argle-Bargle".



You win the day, sir. I will take my leave.

/farkied
 
2013-06-27 08:16:59 PM  

Corn_Fed: In 40 years, when a feature film is made about the civil rights struggle for gay marriage equality, I look forward to seeing Scalia portrayed as a cartoonishly buffonish villain. And I predict that "Argle Bargle" will feature prominently in the film's portrayal.


That would be if it was made by Mel Brooks.
Justice Bargle, meet Justice Argle.
 
2013-06-27 09:12:33 PM  
Clearly Justice Scalia is a huge fan of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers.
 
2013-06-28 03:08:32 PM  

grumpfuff: Pretty much everything he says can be discerned as WHHHAAAARRRRRGGGGAAAARRRRRBBBLLL.


He has a bit of an accent, though, so it comes out as AAAARRRRRGGGGLLLEBAAAARRRRRGGGGLLLE.
 
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