Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Swift Boaters Encouraged...

In one of a series of 5-4 decisions yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to lift restrictions on campaign advertising, thus effectively reversing the McCain-Feingold Act of 2003. John Roberts (the former drag queen actor from Indiana) voted in favor of lifting the restrictions saying that in cases involving the First Amendment, "the tie goes to the speaker, not the censor."

An interesting turnabout of his ruling in FAVOR of restrictions in the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case, in which he voted that First Amendment rights should be restricted when the message encourages illegal drug use. (AUTHOR'S NOTE: Give me a fucking break! Does anyone really look at a T-shirt with a loony message like "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" and take it seriously?! If they're going to do hits, they're going to do 'em for themselves, not for Jesus! Jesus had his own herbs.)

Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards remarked that this shift signals the "slamming" of the court's doors "in the faces of ordinary citizens."

True. But did we really expect anything different? Dana Perino, spokes-bot for the White House, says that the Administration lost some cases in the rulings as well (what? More money for Laura's drapes? A special outhouse for W.?), but that we can be sure we have "fantastic" justices on the Supreme Court.

Yeah. Four. That's how many "fantastic" ones are left. The others are busy suckling at the Administration's teat and going fishing with Dickie.


Anonymous Ed said...

Going fishing with Dick is better than going hunting with him.
They are wasting enough money now. That campaign money could be used for health care or paying the Humongous debt we owe Communist China.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I don't think they care about the debt, or healthcare. They figure, "we're old, we're rich, we've got ours, and what is this whole 'stewardship' thing of which you speak? Is that something to do with airplanes?"

9:25 PM  

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