Justice Scalia is perhaps even more crazy than you had feared

Through most of Antonin Scalia’s 29-year tenure as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, I’ve tended to admire his intellect — even when I disagreed with his votes and opinions. But lately, I have to wonder if he hasn’t flipped his proverbial wig. The anger and lack of cogent reasoning in Scalia’s bizarre dissent last week from the majority opinion in the gay-marriage case has more than a few people buzzing about whether he has taken leave of his senses. Take, for  example, his claim that the court is...

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Chief Justice John Roberts seems to forget that justice delayed is justice denied

In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s majority opinion that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states, Chief Justice John Roberts suggests that minority rights in this country should be withheld until most people find them acceptable. One shudders to think how long landmark court rulings in cases involving blacks, women and other minorities would have been delayed if Roberts’ attitude had prevailed all along. Roberts said this: Indeed, however heartened the proponents of same-sex marriage might be on this day, it is worth...

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So much for the myth that Obama is a Muslim

President Obama spoke this morning in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states. But wait! There are still millions of Americans who suspect or firmly believe that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. And don’t Muslims strongly oppose homosexuality? This doesn’t add up, does it? How can our supposedly Muslim president celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage? I eagerly await efforts by the crazies to explain this...

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An outbreak of revolutionary rhetoric from the far right seems likely soon

On his Facebook page, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, expressed disappointment today with the Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare. Nothing surprising in that. Kinzinger took care to note that he respects the high court. And his comments were not exactly rabble-rousing — at least, they apparently weren’t intended to be. Unfortunately, at least one of the comments Kinzinger received mentioned the possibility of armed revolt against the government. The guy put it this way: “[I]t’s time for the...

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The so-called conservative Supreme Court is waxing leftish these days

Even before this morning’s 6-3 ruling in an Obamacare case — and before its expected decision in favor of gay marriage — the U.S. Supreme Court has displayed a generally liberal bent in recent months. Most of the court’s members are Republican appointees, but the panel, as a whole, has often defied expectations. Indeed, when the current term ends, the court likely will have handed down a greater percentage of liberal decisions than any high court since 1969. The New York Times has more on this matter HERE: The court...

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Applesauce blog publishes 12,000th post

A post published here this morning was the 12,000th since the launch of this blog in January of 2008. That’s an average of more than three posts a day, seven days a week, for seven and a half years. Comments published here have numbered more than 100,000, but it’s impossible to pinpoint an exact figure. Thousands of comments have been deleted for reasons that I won’t bother to explain here. Anyway, it’s been fun — and it will continue indefinitely until the fates dictate...

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