Tuesday, December 05, 2006


I envy Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Not because he's fat (although he probably deals with this "snow" stuff better than I do); Not because he's Sicillian (I'm 1/4 Sicillian, myself, and yes, I have a thick crust with flat, baking soda overtones); and NOT because he's a Supreme Court Justice (I really don't have the discipline to spend my life in the kind of horrible ways that truly outstanding academic and professional success require).

I envy Nino, as he prefers to be called, because the world seems so clear to him.

On the Death Penalty: “You want to have a fair death penalty? You kill; you die. That’s fair.”

Reading his opinions, it becomes clear that other people are retarded.

During his dissent in Texas v. Johnson (which declared a law banning homosexual sodomy unconstitutional) Scalia discusses the ramification of the majority's decision: "This reasoning leaves on pretty shaky grounds state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. Justice O'Connor seeks to preserve them by the conclusory statement that "preserving the traditional institution of marriage" is a legitimate state interest. But preserving the traditional institution of marriage is just a kinder way of describing the State's moral disapproval of same-sex couples."

See? That's so easy to understand. It's actually a pretty complicated issue (at least the majority, including O'Connor) seems to think so, as do the numerous state courts that have since struggled with laws banning same-sex marriage (or homarriage as no one calls it), including New York, New Jersey, Massachusettes, and California to name the most Blue (two of those four upheld the laws, one struck it, and the last struck it, with the caveat of allowing the legislature to decide what to call same-sex marriage-like relationships [homarriage! I'm telling you!]). But ol' Scalia sees the world through clear, Catholic eyes.

Just check out this well deserved shrine to him.

Oh, to understand the world so easily...


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