Tag: Supreme Court

A little ditty 'bout Don & Ted Cruz

A little ditty 'bout Don & Ted Cruz
You know the song.  Sing this next part to the tune of John Mellencamp’s Jack and Dianne. A little ditty ’bout Don & Ted Cruz Two American jerks with no integrity left to lose Don, he’s gonna be a king for life Ted had to admit he’s got an ugly wife. Feel free to hum... Read more »

I liked Brett Kavanaugh better when he was just a beer-guzzling rapist

I liked Brett Kavanaugh better when he was just a beer-guzzling rapist
Brett Kavanaugh was the second Supreme Court justice that Donald Trump was able to appoint, thanks to the treachery, deception, hypocrisy and outright lawlessness of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. My takeaways from Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings include: 1. He likes beer 2. He attempted to rape Christine Blasey Ford 3. He is a cry baby... Read more »

Sorry Don, I just don't have any Sympathy for the Devil

Sorry Don, I just don't have any Sympathy for the Devil
I rotate about 350 titles on my playlist, which generally includes about a dozen Rolling Stones songs. While refreshing that list the day after Trump’s inauguration, I reflexively deleted the Stones’ 1975 release, Sympathy for the Devil. It was odd, because I usually have trouble deleting anything from the Stones.  Last month I deleted nothing... Read more »
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Starbucks seems to be serving up a lot more than coffee these days

Starbucks seems to be serving up a lot more than coffee these days
For a place that sells coffee, Starbucks gets a lot of press.  And you thought “America runs on Dunkin’.” Starbucks is a signpost of civilization. It’s a weird green lady who says, “Give us your yuppies, your hipsters, your upwardly mobile, caffeine-addicted masses.” Who knew that non-fat, half caf, no whip, iced frappuccino could be... Read more »

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?
Let’s assume that Mitch McConnell is tried and convicted of being an enemy of democracy and a traitor to this country and the Constitution. It’s not much of a leap. McConnell has committed any number of atrocities worthy of death.  We have to rule out torture though, as it violates the whole “cruel and unusual”... Read more »

Antonin Scalia was a great Supreme Court justice and I don't know why I keep smirking when I think of his empty chair draped in black

Antonin Scalia was a great Supreme Court justice and I don't know why I keep smirking when I think of his empty chair draped in black
Antonin Scalia was a Supreme Court justice.  That’s more accurate than saying that he was a great justice, which he was not.  Now that we’ve laid him to rest, let’s get real. Ted Cruz thinks Scalia should be replaced by a justice who is at least as screwed up as his predecessor.  While there’s no... Read more »
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Same sex marriage and the queers in black robes - Part II

Same sex marriage and the queers in black robes - Part II
If you read my last piece on gay marriage , you may wonder why Part II here refers to it as same sex marriage.  I’m wondering the same thing myself. I don’t know if one is more acceptable or less politically incorrect than the other.  I’m not even sure I know the difference between Oriental... Read more »

Gay marriage and the queers in black robes

Gay marriage and the queers in black robes
Gay marriage was a hot topic at the Supreme Court last month with oral arguments presented by both sides.  If you’ve asked yourself why there are ANY sides to the idea of two people getting married, you may not be alone. Isn’t it enough that a couple has to hold their breath when the officiant... Read more »

Hobby Lobby isn't just your hobby headquarters

Hobby Lobby customers may soon be required to sign a compliance form, indicating that their religious views coincide with those of David Green, CEO and founder of the company. Beyond that, the 95-page Opinion of the Court (SCOTUS) delivered by Justice Alito may have far-reaching, unforeseen and unintended consequences for years to come. I had... Read more »
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Hobby Lobby isn't just your hobby headquarters anymore

Even though the outcome of this case was highly predictable, it still has me scratching my head.  It may take a few more days for me to come up with anything clever to say about it. In the mean time, here’s something from a fellow ChicagoNow blogger who was able to think of some interesting... Read more »