Cruz Goes Even More Crazy

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Feb 152016
 
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series 2016 Elections

I may just have to give Ted Cruz his own series here at Deep, but the guy sure is shoveling some deep shit. Since Scalia’s death, he’s lost whatever bit of mind he had.

It’s no surprise that Ted Cruz wants an ultra-conservative justice to replace Antonin Scalia. What is surprising is how much he’s willing to lie about the consequences if that doesn’t happen. (But then again, he’s been lying for Jesus for a while now.) On Meet the Press Sunday, Cruz told host Chuck Todd that a liberal justice would mean the end of religious liberty — adding that religious symbols would be “sandblasted off of the tombstones of our fallen veterans”:

Todd: Okay, I understand that. But why not go through the process? Shouldn’t the United States Senate do its duty and go through the process? Reject it, Senator, but go through the process.

Cruz: By the way, the Senate’s duty is to advise and consent. You know what? The Senate is advising right now. We’re advising that a lame-duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the Supreme Court.

That we’re going to have an election, and if liberals are so confident that the American people want unlimited abortion on demand, want religious liberty torn down, want the Second Amendment taken away, want veterans’ memorials torn down, want the crosses and stars of David sandblasted off of the tombstones of our fallen veterans, then go and make the case to the people.

I don’t think the American people want that…

Apparently, Cruz and the other Republicans think a President only gets 75% of their second term, and then aren’t allowed to be President during the 4th year. Let’s use some of his hero, Antonin Scalia’s Constitutional reasoning here. The Constitution doesn’t say that Presidents are to appoint a Supreme Court Justice with the exception of election years.” That wasn’t the original intent of the founders when they laid out the Supreme Court Justice appointment process.

Also, he keeps saying the people should decide. the people did decide. We went to the ballot box in 2012 and elected Obama over a Republican Challenger. I think most people who voted knew that one of the powers of the presidency is the power to appoint Supreme Court Justices in the event of a vacancy…so that’s who we picked to appoint any needed justices over the next four years. Also, to help Cruz understand the Constitution a little better. The Senate is expected to give their advice and consent. They are not expected to delay the vote or filibuster (which is no where in the Constitution…just to be clear).

It’s even a bit worse on ABC. Here he claims the 2nd Amendment will go away:

Come on people. This guy is seriously deranged. Why is he a serious contender for the nomination of a major political party for one of the most powerful positions on the planet?

Feb 152016
 
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivers his keynote address at Utah State University's conference called "Freedom and the Rule of Law" on September 15, 2008 in Logan. Photo: Kristin Murphy.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivers his keynote address at Utah State University’s conference called “Freedom and the Rule of Law” on September 15, 2008 in Logan. Photo: Kristin Murphy.

So, by now everyone knows that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died over the weekend. As is usual, everyone is rushing to the airwaves to talk about what a nice and brilliant person he was. Of course I don’t know him personally, but certainly his public personae were not so nice, and I don’t think his legal reasoning, considered by many to be smart and original (pun intended), was all that brilliant. It was merely partisan and theocratic.

A friend texted me the news, and about my third text back to her was, it’ll be just a matter of time before Obama is accused of killing, and it took no time at all for Alex Jones to get the ball rolling. Let’s be clear; the guy was at a hunting ranch/resort in Texas when he died. We have only one government official that has the modus operandi (MO) of trying to take someone out in those circumstances, and I’m not aware of Dick Cheney being seen in public during the time this could have occurred…I’m just saying.

Seriously, Scalia was 79 years old, and while the average age of death is getting higher, plenty of 79 year olds die each year of natural causes. Scalia was overweight, and my understanding is he was a smoker. The guy just died. Continue reading »

An Open Letter to Conservative SCOTUS Justices

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May 052015
 
This entry is part 5 of 35 in the series Gay Marriage

Yes, this is a bit behind, but I had to make comments about some of the discussion points put forward by some of the conservative Justices of the Supreme Court during oral arguments on the marriage equality cases.

No Delay for DeLay

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Aug 072006
 

As you know, the Fifth Circuit Court ruled that Tom DeLay had to stay on the Texas Congressional Ballot for the Republican party. The Republicans were asking Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to intervene and stay the ruling.

Almost immediately, Scalia refused to issue the stay. That’s a huge surprise to me, but I think Scalia might see the writing on the wall, and there could be a Democratic Congress coming up.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia Flips Finger in Church

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Mar 272006
 

From a report on UPI:

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a mass, by flipping a middle finger to his critics.

A Boston Herald reporter asked the 70-year-old conservative Roman Catholic if he faces much questioning over impartiality when it comes to issues separating church and state.

“You know what I say to those people?” Scalia replied, making the obscene gesture and explaining “That’s Sicilian.”

The 20-year veteran of the high court was caught making the gesture by a photographer with The Pilot, the Archdiocese of Boston’s newspaper.

“Don’t publish that,” Scalia told the photographer, the Herald said.

He was attending a special mass for lawyers and politicians at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and afterward was the keynote speaker at the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild luncheon.

Scalia owes every Christian an apology. If a “gay activist” had done this, it would be the headlines around the world and the gay community would be apologizing for it for the next 20 years.

And remember, this is the Justice that Bush most admires.