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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:49 PM

Scalia has one of the stupidest hats for one to wear.

Sort of reminds me of those Italians during the middle ages.

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Reply Scalia has one of the stupidest hats for one to wear. (Original post)
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 OP
Siwsan Jan 2013 #1
jberryhill Jan 2013 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #10
jberryhill Jan 2013 #11
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #12
cilla4progress Jan 2013 #3
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #4
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #5
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #6
Deep13 Jan 2013 #7
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #8
DonViejo Jan 2013 #9
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #14
DonViejo Jan 2013 #15
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #18
onenote Jan 2013 #19
DonViejo Jan 2013 #20
Bake Jan 2013 #13
onenote Jan 2013 #16
kairos12 Jan 2013 #17
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #21

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:52 PM

1. I wrote, earlier, that he reminds me of Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:24 PM

10. To be precise, modeled on Thomas More's

The twitterverse is alive with tweets about Justice Scaliaís headgear for todayís inauguration. At the risk of putting all the fun speculation to an end . . . The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbeinís famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. We presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in our 27th annual Red Mass and dinner.

http://walshslaw.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/about-justice-scalias-headgear/


Now, More is very admired in Catholic circles. He's literally a saint. But some also point out that, as well as being a martyr for his Catholic beliefs, he wasn't above sending Protestants to the stake to be burnt.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:36 PM

11. Whoops... typo... I meant "Turd Bonnet"

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:23 PM

12. I think Scalia wouldn't mind

roasting a few of them himself.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:56 PM

3. Exactly! That's what I was just thinking!

I guess it reflects the evolution (or not) of his thinking!

Stuck in the Italian Renaissance. Not a bad place to be, if you are him!

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:57 PM

4. Very Lorenzo De Medici

That has to be a special order...

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:57 PM

5. He thinks he is a bull fighter

when all the bull is inside

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:06 PM

6. Befitting of his medieval mindset. nt

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:10 PM

7. More Renaissance or Reformation era, I think.

Still looks stupid.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:10 PM

8. I think this would be a tweet we should blast the hell out of.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:15 PM

9. Justice Stephen Breyer was shown

wearing the same hat when he arrived on the Inaugural stage, today. Going viral with pics of Fat Tony Scalia will backfire

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:15 PM

14. The trouble with that statement is it isn't true.

It's an entirely different style.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:25 PM

15. Oh, I see...

Justice Scalia wore a weird hat, but Justice Breyer wore a different style weird hat. Thanks for the enlightenment, much appreciated!

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:45 AM

18. I guess you are not out much in the real world to recognize typical hats.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:09 AM

19. No one is saying its a "typical" hat

Skull caps are not typical, but there is a historical basis for wearing them. For example, seven of the justices wore skull caps to JFK's inauguration. Breyer and Scalia apparently enjoy maintaining the tradition. Breyer wore a skull cap not only to Obama's second inauguration, but also to bush's second swearing in.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:52 AM

20. Yeah! In the "real world" I reside in...

75% of the population lives below the poverty level and subsists on welfare. A "typical" hat is generally known as a baseball cap, carrying the names of a baseball team, or companies, e.g. real estate, cement or a small grocery store that gave the caps to their customers during the December/January holiday season. I guess I should move to the real world of liberal fighters where a typical hat is weird but nonetheless "typical." BTW, how many of those Breyer style typical hats do you own?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:03 PM

13. Nothing wrong with it, particularly since he's in his judicial robe.

I'm FAR from a Scalia fan, but criticizing the hat just shows historical ignorance. There's plenty more to criticize Fat Tony about.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:44 PM

16. Yep. And in the off chance that anyone wants to know the history of the skull cap

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:25 AM

17. Downgrade

He downgraded from Rehnquist's robe stripes modeled during the Clinton inquisition.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:45 AM

21. Rehnquist's gold robe stripes.....

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