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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:41 PM

Scalia: State of the Union ‘a childish spectacle’

Ultraconservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia missed the Tuesday night State of the Union speech, and instead used a speech across town in Washington, D.C., to describe the annual SOTU ritual in the House chamber as “a childish spectacle” to which he would not lend dignity.

Supreme Court justices are usually seated down front at the president’s annual speech: President Obama used the SOTU in 2010 to strongly criticize the Supremes’ “Citizens United” ruling, while blew away regulation that went back 103 years to Teddy Roosevelt and unleashed unlimited, unregulated campaign spending by secretive “SuperPACs.”

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shook his head, and was lip-read to say “not true” in response to Obama’s criticism of the high court’s 5-4 decision.

Of State of the Union, Scalia told Smithsonian Associates: “It has turned into a childish spectacle. I don’t want to be there to lend dignity to it.” Scalia was named to the high court in the 1980s by President Reagan.

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http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/02/13/state-of-union-a-childish-spectacle-scalia/

I'll bet Fat Tony would have had no problem attending a Rmoney SOTU... and he can't "lend dignity to it" because he has none to lend.

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Reply Scalia: State of the Union ‘a childish spectacle’ (Original post)
n2doc Feb 2013 OP
Laf.La.Dem. Feb 2013 #1
riverbendviewgal Feb 2013 #2
ZRT2209 Feb 2013 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #4
niyad Feb 2013 #5
former9thward Feb 2013 #11
DirkGently Feb 2013 #25
Blue Idaho Feb 2013 #6
denverbill Feb 2013 #7
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #8
Bake Feb 2013 #34
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #35
Bake Feb 2013 #36
Octafish Feb 2013 #9
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #10
Dyedinthewoolliberal Feb 2013 #12
Paladin Feb 2013 #13
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #24
Jack Sprat Feb 2013 #14
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #15
onenote Feb 2013 #16
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #32
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #27
Rex Feb 2013 #18
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #19
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #22
n2doc Feb 2013 #23
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #28
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #20
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #21
DirkGently Feb 2013 #26
llmart Feb 2013 #29
AngryOldDem Feb 2013 #30
indepat Feb 2013 #31
Blue4Texas Feb 2013 #33
leftynyc Feb 2013 #37
IggleDoer Feb 2013 #38

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:44 PM

1. "to which he would not lend dignity"

That is one funny line

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:45 PM

2. He really needs to feel what my son and husband experienced

I wish him that. I hope he gets fatter and fatter...and blow up.

He is not a patriot..he is a puppet of the corporations

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:46 PM

3. his flatulence not appreciated by seat-mates anyway

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:46 PM

4. "Lend dignity"?? Scalia won't go to the SOTU because he doesn't want to

"lend dignity" to it?



Dude, you with your fake 15th-century Thomas More wannabe hat and your Mini-Me, Clarence Thomas, don't have any dignity to lend. Fat phony intellectual poseur.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:46 PM

5. ummm, scalywag??? the damned thing is MANDATED in the constitution--you know, that thing

you have, apparently, never bothered to read:



The practice arises from a command given to the president in the Constitution of the United States:
“ He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. ”

— Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:11 PM

11. The speech is not mandated.

President Wilson was the first to give a SOTU in 1913. Previous presidents just sent a letter to congress.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:07 PM

25. George Washington gave one. Varied b/t letters & speeches since then.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:48 PM

6. Said the egomaniac... nt.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

7. That's because he's not an impartial arbiter of justice. He's a politician in robes.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:06 PM

8. "Childish spectacle?" The biggest childish spectacles I've seen are Scalia and his ilk. They are

embarrassments to the US.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:33 PM

34. I think his goofy hat is a childish spectacle, but that's just me ...



Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #34)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:35 PM

35. Wasn't that one something. I found it highly unprofessional for one in his position.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #35)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:39 PM

36. HIGHLY unprofessional and uncalled for.

But what does one expect from these dicks? Anything less and I'd be disappointed!



Bake

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:07 PM

9. Tony the Fixer

5-4, NAZI.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:08 PM

10. He didn't go to any of Bush's either

So as long as he is being consistent, fine by be.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:13 PM

12. Who cares what he says?

He's not the chief justice, he's just one of nine.........

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:20 PM

13. Since When Does Fat Tony "Lend Dignity" To ANYTHING?


Brain-dead, right-wing has-been. Talk about delusions of grandeur.

Want to "lend dignity" to something, Scalia? Attend the next NRA convention---you'll come off as "dignified" compared to Nugent and LaPierre. That's how low the threshold is, these days.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:02 PM

24. Good question. nt

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:34 PM

14. Not anymore childish than the SCOTUS,

 

which has become a pawn of the corporate hierarchy. Scalia took away representative government from the people and awarded it to the ruling plutocracy. He even robbed the citizens of their own chosen president by popular vote and handed it to the republican party of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:37 PM

15. The right-wingers on the USSC can dish it out but can't take it. nt.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:37 PM

16. In one sense at least, he's right

It started with Reagan -- the partisan whooping and hollering and jumping to one's feet to applaud this or that. I disliked it then and I'm not particularly fond of it now. But I doubt its going to ever change.

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Response to onenote (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:36 PM

32. It is annoying

Before you know it, they will bring in marching bands and cheerleaders.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:41 PM

17. But he was sitting at every SOTU that Bush gave sucking up all of the childish shit

Bush spewed.

Fuckwit!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:08 PM

27. Actually, he didn't go to those, either. He hasn't been to one since 1997.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:43 PM

18. Says the appointed plutocrat.

Scalia is a horrible judge and history will reflect that and already has. He is a loser and knows it and shows it.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:45 PM

19. Anyone want to chip in and get him a gift certificate for free double cheeseburgers for life?

I might find a few bucks for that.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:53 PM

22. I'll give him a Heart Attack Grill lifetime burgers, loaded.

 

For life.

(How long did that guy last after he was hired?)

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:00 PM

23. And free Cheesecake Factory meals as well

Have the Bistro Shrimp Platter, Tony!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:12 PM

28. How about at the

Heart Attack Grill. I will give $20.00 for that.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:47 PM

20. The right-wing hero who brought us the Heller and McDonald decisions, which, as

Justice Ginsberg predicted will be overturned like other erroneous SCOTUS decisions have been, better get used to begin outvoted: President Obama is likely to appoint two justices and the Democratic president after him will probably have the opportunity to put at least two more on the bench.

Just like the entire country, the Supreme Court is going full Blue as time goes by. And when it does, the 2nd amendment will be properly re-interpreted to apply as it was meant: to "well-regulated" national guards.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:49 PM

21. If you don't like politics heading your way, then fucking quit,

 

And take Clarence the Horse with you.

Vaffunculo!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:08 PM

26. Scalia is a bad jurist & a whackjob besides. And he's getting worse.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:14 PM

29. Going to the SOTU speech.....

would cut into his eating time. That's why the fat blimp didn't go.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:25 PM

30. And the disrespect continues. n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:31 PM

31. Justice Scalia, imo, in his best moment has provided the nation only a childish

spectacle, and in his worst moments, has shamelessly inflicted irreparable damage: he is, imo, a festering cancer that has metastasized upon America's heritage, the rule of law, and core values.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:02 PM

33. Projecting his own spectacular childishness

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:41 PM

37. No dignity to lend

and if he wants to act like a petulant whiny child, who are we to stop him?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:43 PM

38. Let's start a grass-roots "Scalia for Pope" movement.

Our best chance to get him off the Supreme Court.

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