Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Supremely On The Side Of Racism

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Yep, the Supreme Court thinks that we’ve achieved colorblindness in the South, so there’s no need to worry about voter suppression!

And of course it’s just what you would expect from the conservative Republican racist, misogynistic group on this Supreme Court, who can command majorities for anything the Chamber of Commerce and the Know Nothings can eat…

Gorilla says: “A shameful day for America and American justice!”


Loving In Virginia

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

If the Supremes don’t use Loving v. Virginia as the main justification for a thing called “equal justice under the law”, then we’ll know what a craven bunch of cowards they are when it comes to gay marriage.

It’s exactly the same thing as interracial marriage was 50 years ago, something that a civilized society should always accept!!!

Gorilla says: “Loving in Virginia and everywhere else defines our humanity!!!”


No Surprise

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Four of the five Justices (Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Kennedy and Thomas) who will try to gut the Voting Rights Act are indeed unreconstructed, voter suppressing racists.

The fifth Justice is, like them, a supremely unqualified, hateful nutcase.

Gorilla says: “These Supremes would not let the Supremes vote!”


A Great Day For America

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Now, Mr. President, do a better job of explaining the damn healthcare future!

That’s what the Prez needs to do: a clear, simple explanation that all Americans now will have access to health care, regardless of their income, regardless of their pre-existing conditions, etc.

If he does that, and points out clearly that the other guys want to take it all away, people will see it’s a winner and he’ll be reelected easily (and Dems will do better, because the other guys don’t actually have a healthcare plan). The exchanges and the subsidies should do the rest, and we may eventually get to single payer.

This was a big loss for the GOP, although they get a chance to screw poor people via Medicaid on the state level.

For the poor, it will still depend on where you live and the states will race to the bottom for a while.

For everyone else, this is the biggest positive thing to happen in America since Medicare and the Voting Rights Act, a truly big deal!

Gorilla says: “Proud of our President, proud of the rule of law, a great day for our country!”


Two Points Of Clarity

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Number One: If the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate in the healthcare bill, we will know that it is no longer an independent branch of government and health care will not be revisited seriously for another decade or more.

Number Two: If the Germans stand by once again and allow the market to tank 5-10% or more by their completely amoral irresponsibility, then the Eurozone will break up before the end of the year. It matters little whether the Greeks/Spanish stay or the Germans/Dutch go, but the current lunacy is completely unsustainable.

Gorilla says: “Outcomes may be depressing, but outcomes is what we’ll finally get!”


Keeping Women Down

Monday, June 20th, 2011

No surprise at all from this Supreme Court!

When corporate interests more or less run the country, there’s little prospect for justice or against discrimination. Walmart can continue paying people nothing, providing no benefits, discriminating against women, and trying to destroy unions.

Gorilla says: “Message: don’t worry, litigate!”


Aren’t You Really A Good Corporate Discriminator Against Women?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Yep, here’s what Reuters says about the Chief Justice’s questioning at today’s Wal-Mart hearing before the Supremes:

“Chief Justice John Roberts cited Wal-Mart’s policy against discrimination and asked whether its pay disparity between men and women was less than the U.S. average.”

Gorilla says: “When neanderthal misogynists make the law, nobody is safe!”


The Only Correct Decision

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Gorilla says: “Free speech is protected under the Constitution and is what keeps our democracy strong!”


Quote Of The Day

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito: “Well, a chemical weapon is a weapon that includes toxic chemicals. And a toxic chemical is a chemical that can cause death to animals. And pouring vinegar in a goldfish bowl, I believe, will cause death to the goldfish, so that’s a chemical weapon.”

Gorilla translates: “I’d send this case over to our Long Dong viewer, but we haven’t heard from him in years!!!”


Fire Away: The Supremes Reload

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Back in the 80s, the fear among liberals was that if Reagan was elected/re-elected, it might mean a very conservative Supreme Court taking on the right to abortion.

Turns out, it took another 30 years for this fear to be realized. We now have a Supreme Court subservient entirely to the interests of big business, and entirely subservient to the gun lobby.

Gorilla says: “The same five clowns hopefully will be shot out of a cannon one day!”