Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck,
"FOFF" = Felonious Old Fat Fuck,
"COFF" = Convicted Old Felonious Fool,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset,
A/K/A P01135809, A/K/A Dementia Donnie,
A/K/A Dolt-45, A/K/A Don Snoreleone

Saturday, May 18, 2024

It's Called "Self-Inflicted Wounds"

An upside-down U.S. flag has long been a sign of dire distress and versatile symbol of protest. But in January 2021, when it flew over the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, it was largely seen in connection with a specific cause: the false claim by then-President Donald Trump’s supporters that the 2020 election had been marred by fraud.

The revelation this week about the flag flying at Alito’s home was the latest blow to a Supreme Court that was already under fire as it considers unprecedented cases against Trump and some of those charged with rioting at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Little Brave Sammy has been throwing his wife under the bus, saying it was her dispute with a neighbor. Which, frankly, is bullshit. He knows what the symbol means. He knows the inherent risks of any sort of political display by a judge.

And now we have two, count them, two justices who it can be fairly said have bought into Dolt-45's lies about the election being stolen. Two justices who have staked out partisan positians. And at least two justicies who have been more or less for sale, accepting favors from billionaires. And there are damn few of that class of folk who don't know the value of a buck and who are well aware of what they buy for their money.

The Supreme Court has been, in the last two decades or so, a corrupting influence on our country. Making it nearly impossible to prosecute corrupt officials. Opening the door widely to buying the political process. And having justices who are in debt, whehter morally or financially, to billionaires.

The "fire" that they are under is self-inflicted.


Eck! said...

I say let those frogs cook a bit more. The slop they are floating
in is now quite warm.

Yes lets clean the swamp..


dan gerene said...

Some years ago there was a Photo shopped picture out there of some of the Supremes with their corporate sponsors logos on their robes. It was amusing then but now it's starting to seem to be much worse.
Since they know that it's almost impossible to remove one of them, they feel that they can do whatever they want as long as they can justify it to themselves. That's like having Super Tenure or sad to say a few of the union members I worked with who would never get fired just their supervisors who would push them off onto another supervisor who was desperate for help.

w3ski said...

We gave these people a lifetime appointment with no oversight. Somehow we thought they would just be without reproach or guile. Now we have filled the court with a bunch of grifters. Taking all they can get. How could we have been so stupid?

dinthebeast said...

If Sotomayor flew an upside down flag all of the talking heads on Fox would explode and three committees in the house would be investigating 24/7.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

^^^^ Truth, Doug.

dinthebeast said...

Steve in Manhattan featured this post in Mike's Blog Round Up at Crooks and Liars.

-Doug in Sugar Pine