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2014-04-19 04:43:24 PM  
I wonder if Scalia would support an armed revolt against the leaders of one of the other branches of the US Government.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-04-19 04:48:49 PM  
It's long past time to for that fat fark to retire.
 
2014-04-19 05:05:22 PM  
Scalia

His name sounds Middle Eastern. How do we know he isn't and hasn't been a secret agent sent to destroy our country from the inside out. He should admit it. Why does he hate America? He could be worse than Fartbongo, the kenyan muslim usurper.
 
2014-04-19 05:10:25 PM  
I hope I live long enough to see that mans obituary

/because the world will be a better place on that day
//evil tends to live an awfully long time, it seems
 
2014-04-19 05:27:09 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hope I live long enough to see that mans obituary

/because the world will be a better place on that day
//evil tends to live an awfully long time, it seems


I think he and Thomas meet in the gay bath houses when no one is watching.  Both need to go.  Soon.
 
2014-04-19 05:31:58 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hope I live long enough to see that mans obituary

/because the world will be a better place on that day
//evil tends to live an awfully long time, it seems


I hope Elvis Costello rewrites "Tramp the Dirt Down" for him when he croaks.
 
2014-04-19 05:37:53 PM  
Jesus Fark.

You know, when Obama was first elected, I knew that the GOP would fight him.  I knew they would act like a bunch of racist farks.  I knew they would do what they could to undermine him.  But it never occurred to me that they would start a spiral of rhetoric and obstructionism that would result in open treason and a crippling of the machinery of government.

This is just one more person on that side of things.  It's the natural progression.  I just honestly never expected that the right wing would be irresponsible enough to destroy the nation in order to protest a black Democrat President.
 
2014-04-19 05:47:03 PM  
"I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion. The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted."
 
2014-04-19 05:48:12 PM  
Law students are revolting?
 
2014-04-19 05:48:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I just honestly never expected that the right wing would be irresponsible enough to destroy the nation in order to protest a black Democrat President.


And they have less than two years to do it! The Usurper MUST be forced to resign before he authorizes armed force to nullify the 22nd amendment and make himself dictator for live steps down from the presidency on January 20, 2017.
 
2014-04-19 05:56:21 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: "I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion. The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted."


I'm fairly certain that the founding fathers wouldn't support a revolution because the President made it easier for people to access health insurance but here we are
 
2014-04-19 05:59:43 PM  
Well, that was an easy guess.
 
2014-04-19 06:03:18 PM  
Yeah, Mr. Scalia stinks on ice.
 
2014-04-19 06:06:24 PM  
Did he go on to beat up a bobblehead doll like a Real American?
 
2014-04-19 06:56:35 PM  
Okay, first off, the idea of popular revolt didn't originate with the modern GOP.  The Founding Fathers firmly believed that should the government grow repressive and stop listening to the people, that only do they have the 'right' to rise up in revolt, but that it's their DUTY to rise up and overthrow that government and reform a new government that does listen to its people again.

That said, the Founding Fathers also firmly believed in paying your taxes and if you didn't like it, you could GTFO and go live somewhere else.
 
2014-04-19 07:00:43 PM  
scalia is such a sack of shiat

get farked you rotten asshole
 
2014-04-19 07:02:30 PM  

oldernell: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hope I live long enough to see that mans obituary

/because the world will be a better place on that day
//evil tends to live an awfully long time, it seems

I think he and Thomas meet in the gay bath houses when no one is watching.  Both need to go.  Soon.


Sir,

You insult gay bath houses.
 
2014-04-19 07:02:52 PM  
The real Boston Tea Party was protesting taxes that were too low on big businesses.
 
2014-04-19 07:05:30 PM  
Lawyers first!
 
2014-04-19 07:06:56 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: The real Boston Tea Party was protesting taxes that were too low on big businesses.


Should we get started on the Coffee Party.. helping morons get a nice big cuppa wake the firk up?

Cause it sounds like someone should.
 
2014-04-19 07:07:04 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: I'm fairly certain that the founding fathers wouldn't support a revolution because the President made it easier for people to access health insurance but here we are


True. They would have supported it long ago, far before we reached this point.
 
2014-04-19 07:07:13 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Scalia

His name sounds Middle Eastern.



It always sounded like a form of VD to me, and I'm not even saying it to be mean.
 
2014-04-19 07:07:24 PM  

fluffy2097: Lawyers first!


Dibs on Guns and Money!
 
2014-04-19 07:08:28 PM  
*throws hands up in complete dismay*

On his head be it, on his hands the blood that potentially might be shed.

What atrocious crap.
 
2014-04-19 07:16:11 PM  
You'll never guess which justice it was

challenge acc- aw hell I already guessed right.
 
2014-04-19 07:16:46 PM  
Treason. String him up.
 
2014-04-19 07:17:08 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: I'm fairly certain that the founding fathers wouldn't support a revolution because the President made it easier for people to access health insurance but here we are


I don't think the founders would know what the hell Health Insurance was, and I doubt that once they understood, they'd be for the Federal Government managing it or forcing people into purchasing it.

That said, the American Revolution was not a wildly popular movement back then, just a little over half the country supported the action at the time and once victory was had, the loyalists fled like rats from a sinking ship or suffered. The article makes it seem like Scalia was somewhat joking and not honestly calling upon the students to revolt; after all, the question posed to him was kind of silly. It's a given that Federal Income tax is constitutional.

/Meh, I'm just glad that our revolution helped bankrupt France, which ushered in the French Revolution, which ushered in Napolean who's wars paved the way for WWI which paved the way to WWII and left us with the current mess we're in now. Yup, America, the WORST COUNTRY in history ;)
 
2014-04-19 07:17:08 PM  
Perhaps he could step down from the bench so he could play professor Kingsford in a remake of The Paper Chase.
 
2014-04-19 07:17:31 PM  
People need a history lesson in outrageous Supreme Court Justices. Scalia is mild.
 
2014-04-19 07:18:30 PM  

fusillade762: Law students are revolting?


Scalia is revolting as well.
 
2014-04-19 07:20:22 PM  
Have to admit, when I was imagining what I would do with a Death Note, his name leaped immediately to mind...
 
2014-04-19 07:20:29 PM  
Why the fark would someone ask if the federal income tax is constitutional?  It's a farking amendment.  If a law student asked that question, they should be disenrolled immediately.
 
2014-04-19 07:20:49 PM  
He was just joking. You libs don't get conservative humor.
 
2014-04-19 07:22:04 PM  
There is a reason why the Supreme Court had lifetime apointments. To make sure the country destroys itself legally!
 
2014-04-19 07:25:27 PM  

fusillade762: Law students are revolting?


Always have been. Do you know what sperm and law students have in common? One in a billion may actually become a human being one day.
 
2014-04-19 07:28:02 PM  

fusillade762: Law students are revolting?


You said it - they stink on ice.
 
2014-04-19 07:29:18 PM  
Huh. Old crotchety White Guy on the Government Teat asks others to shed their blood for his "political philosophy." Who would have thought it?
 
2014-04-19 07:32:37 PM  

oldernell: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hope I live long enough to see that mans obituary

/because the world will be a better place on that day
//evil tends to live an awfully long time, it seems

I think he and Thomas meet in the gay bath houses when no one is watching.  Both need to go.  Soon.


Meh. There have always been hypocritical nut cases on the Supreme Court. Scalia is just this generations nut case.
 
2014-04-19 07:35:18 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: "I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion. The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? ...


Hey, remind me again what founding father GEORGE WASHINGTON did when faced with a tax revolt?

I think it was called the something-key rebellion....
 
2014-04-19 07:35:54 PM  
Scalia and Thomas are shining examples of why we need to find another way to fill the Supreme Court, besides Presidential appointments. And why they shouldn't hold the position for life.
 
2014-04-19 07:37:04 PM  

LordJiro: Scalia and Thomas are shining examples of why we need to find another way to fill the Supreme Court, besides Presidential appointments. And why they shouldn't hold the position for life.


8 years of Obama, followed by 8 years of Hillary. We should be ok for a while
 
2014-04-19 07:37:13 PM  

CanisNoir: Peter von Nostrand: I'm fairly certain that the founding fathers wouldn't support a revolution because the President made it easier for people to access health insurance but here we are

I don't think the founders would know what the hell Health Insurance was, and I doubt that once they understood, they'd be for the Federal Government managing it or forcing people into purchasing it.

That said, the American Revolution was not a wildly popular movement back then, just a little over half the country supported the action at the time and once victory was had, the loyalists fled like rats from a sinking ship or suffered. The article makes it seem like Scalia was somewhat joking and not honestly calling upon the students to revolt; after all, the question posed to him was kind of silly. It's a given that Federal Income tax is constitutional.

/Meh, I'm just glad that our revolution helped bankrupt France, which ushered in the French Revolution, which ushered in Napolean who's wars paved the way for WWI which paved the way to WWII and left us with the current mess we're in now. Yup, America, the WORST COUNTRY in history ;)


Our second President - John Adams - signed into law a health insurance plan for privately employed sailors. He was a Founding Father if you didn't know.
 
2014-04-19 07:39:29 PM  

LordJiro: Scalia and Thomas are shining examples of why we need to find another way to fill the Supreme Court, besides Presidential appointments. And why they shouldn't hold the position for life.


Why? Because you don't like them? Both have impeccable legal education, top-notch experience on the bench. Just because you vehemently disagree with their judicial philosophies, I don't see why they stand for the proposition that the system is flawed. Worse men have sat on the bench in history.
 
2014-04-19 07:39:52 PM  

LordJiro: Scalia and Thomas are shining examples of why we need to find another way to fill the Supreme Court, besides Presidential appointments. And why they shouldn't hold the position for life.


And yet no better way ever gets proposed. It's always I don't like this one individual so we must find a new way to fark things up.

The current system works pretty well.
 
2014-04-19 07:47:15 PM  

CanisNoir: Peter von Nostrand: I'm fairly certain that the founding fathers wouldn't support a revolution because the President made it easier for people to access health insurance but here we are

I don't think the founders would know what the hell Health Insurance was, and I doubt that once they understood, they'd be for the Federal Government managing it or forcing people into purchasing it.


You think health insurance is beyond the grasp of some of the greatest thinkers of their time?

As for the other nugget you pulled straight from your ass, a quick trip to The Googles brings this up: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2011/01/founding_fathers_f a vored_gover.html

You're completely wrong. The Founding Fathers wouldn't be Tea Partiers, they'd be Leftists.
 
2014-04-19 07:49:18 PM  

Nabb1: LordJiro: Scalia and Thomas are shining examples of why we need to find another way to fill the Supreme Court, besides Presidential appointments. And why they shouldn't hold the position for life.

Why? Because you don't like them? Both have impeccable legal education, top-notch experience on the bench. Just because you vehemently disagree with their judicial philosophies, I don't see why they stand for the proposition that the system is flawed. Worse men have sat on the bench in history.


Well, we're in agreement there. Scalia's problem isn't that he lacks experience or familiarity with legal principles. It's that he's an evil, evil fark.
 
2014-04-19 07:49:29 PM  

oldernell: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I hope I live long enough to see that mans obituary

/because the world will be a better place on that day
//evil tends to live an awfully long time, it seems

I think he and Thomas meet in the gay bath houses when no one is watching.  Both need to go.  Soon.


Scalia and Thomas need to go die because they're homosexuals? That's rather old fashioned thinking, don't you think?
 
2014-04-19 07:50:14 PM  

Dan the Schman: CanisNoir: Peter von Nostrand: I'm fairly certain that the founding fathers wouldn't support a revolution because the President made it easier for people to access health insurance but here we are

I don't think the founders would know what the hell Health Insurance was, and I doubt that once they understood, they'd be for the Federal Government managing it or forcing people into purchasing it.

You think health insurance is beyond the grasp of some of the greatest thinkers of their time?

As for the other nugget you pulled straight from your ass, a quick trip to The Googles brings this up: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2011/01/founding_fathers_f a vored_gover.html

You're completely wrong. The Founding Fathers wouldn't be Tea Partiers, they'd be Leftists.


You mean like owning slaves, allowing only propertied men the right to vote, and so on?
 
2014-04-19 07:50:49 PM  
Scalia's treasonous suggestion also completely ignores the fact that tax rates are pretty much at their lowest point since the federal income tax was instituted.

He is a disgrace to the very concept of jurisprudence.  Him and his do-nothing, say-nothing pool boy need to go.
 
2014-04-19 07:50:51 PM  
I'm betting most of us guessed that one.
 
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