Bigot of the Week Award: Justice Antonin Scalia (with bonus Rand Paul sauce!)

29 Jun

Bigot of the Week

What a relief! The same week that the Roberts Court followed the Constitution and decades of legal precedent, SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia wackied his way back into BWA territory. The world once more makes sense.

In another surprisingly decent ruling, SCOTUS also struck down most of Arizona’s horrific breathing-while-brown immigration law. The odious “papers please” component was sustained but given a stern warning. Scalia’s head nearly exploded as he launched a dissenting screed so noxious that even Justice Thomas wouldn’t join in. Making an argument that legal scholars would typically designate as ass-backwards, Scalia gave this pronouncement:

So the issue is a stark one. Are the sovereign States at the mercy of the Federal Executive’s refusal to enforce the Nation’s immigration laws? A good way of answering that question is to ask: Would the States conceivably have entered into the Union if the Constitution itself contained the Court’s holding? Today’s judgment surely fails that test. […] If securing its territory in this fashion is not within the power of Arizona, we should cease referring to it as a sovereign State.

So laws and rulings affecting the states can only be made after consulting an Oracle to determine if any future state would refuse to join the Union based on that action? REALLY? Perhaps Justice Scalia should brush up on his history, as well as remember his own roots. Scalia, Mr. Anti-Immigration and Anti-Affirmative Action is the son of an immigrant, and it is not long ago that Italian immigrants were looked down upon with great disdain.  Based on his reasoning, it seems that he’s encouraging Arizona to secede. Didn’t we fight a WHOLE WAR over that? Just for good measure, he managed to throw in a dig at the President, declaring the Executive implementation of the DREAM Act sufficient cause for Arizona to create its own police state.

Moron of the Week

Dishonorable mention this week goes to Senator Rand Paul (Idiot – Wonderland), who joins Scalia in the alternate reality where their wishes trump the law of the land. After the Supreme Court issued its ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers went into a spiral of rage and nonsense. Paul managed to sink below the general level of discourse with this astounding statement.

Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so.

Wow. Sounds like somebody needs to take a grade school civics course (and a quick lesson in math) before returning to work…

11 Responses to “Bigot of the Week Award: Justice Antonin Scalia (with bonus Rand Paul sauce!)”

  1. thinkingresearch June 29, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    This has been a particularly good week in supreme court justice. I know we were all shocked but Robert’s position! I will contemplate not despising him for his prior interpretations of the constitution.


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  2. prideinmadness June 29, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    So the Supreme Court is nothing? This is an interesting concept……and by interesting I mean stupid. I can’t even be critical about such a silly statement! That statement could come back in bit him in the ass meaning if he’s a Christian we could start hating him and denying him access to goods and services since the Supreme Court ruling on what is and is not constitutional doesn’t matter!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 29, 2012 at 6:34 am #

      At this point in Scalia’s career, he has no hope of ever redeeming himself. He is consistently on the wrong side of history regarding human rights!

      • prideinmadness June 29, 2012 at 6:39 am #

        Yes, clearly it would be best for him to crawl into a hole and stay there.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 29, 2012 at 6:42 am #

        But then we would have to worry about toxic dumping in the earth:)

      • prideinmadness June 29, 2012 at 6:45 am #

        You make a good point! Hmmmmm I guess we can wait for the rapture and maybe he’ll be zapped away? That might be the only safest way. With the amount of awesome people who appear to be going to hell I would rather be there.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 29, 2012 at 6:53 am #

        If that is the case, the Rapture can’t come soon enough.

  3. Feminema June 29, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    Snort. The image of Scalia’s head exploding while he delivers these dissents is just so satisfying.

    Also, is it too much to ask that congressmen and senators actually learn a little bit about the law before they start talking about it? I don’t like to be one of those liberal snobs, but honestly: it’s like all those people who started tweeting angrily about how Obamacare was so socialistic that they were going to move to Canada. Really?!?

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 29, 2012 at 6:38 am #


      I love the “moving to Canada” response from right wingers over the Affordable Health Care Act. Really? What do you think Canada has for health care? Yes, I grow ever weary of fools like Rand Paul who continue to prove that any village idiot can rise to their position of incompetence.

      • Christine Noble June 29, 2012 at 8:03 am #

        Yes, they have universal health care and ummmmm… yeah, you folks have problems with immigrants? What do you think you will be in Canada. Oh, irony, thy name is “The American Conservative.”

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 29, 2012 at 8:06 am #

        So eloquently put!

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