Grim SCOTUS


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The biggest takeaway from the Supreme Court’s ruling that churches in New York can remain open, because placing restrictions on them is infringing upon their Constitutionally-protected religious freedom, is where the court will be years from now.

The court ruled on similar cases just a few months ago, and ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals, that the government can place restrictions on churches. On Wednesday night, it was another 5-4 ruling, this time in favor of the churches and again, with Roberts joining the liberals.

The big takeaway here is that Amy Coney Barrett was the vote putting it over the top. The last time the court voted on this, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on the court and actually understood the case.

The argument here is that New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, was being harder on churches than places like retail businesses. But the thing is, it’s not the same.

You don’t go to a grocery store to spend two hours parking your ass in one spot. You do that in church. It’s not comparable. The churches are complaining that Cuomo is singling them out for their religion.

Nobody cares about your religion other than to protect it. I don’t care if you go to mass for seven hours every night, dance in circles with snakes while speaking in tongues. You do you. But, I do care if you go to church and bring back your virus to the grocery store. Do you understand how that works? No?

Neither do five members of the Supreme Court.

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10 comments

  1. I am in awe how stupid people are. But I’m used to it now, regarding the recent SCOTUS decision referred to in Clay’s blog today.

    The president (sic) told a reporter yesterday to do not ever talk to me like that.
    Just once I want a reporter to say, “Mr. president (sic) you are a lying piece of shit.”

    That’s it for me, the day after commenting on Thanksgiving Day news.

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    1. I would love to be in the room where someone had the balls to tell 45 he is a lying, bovine spewing piece of shit! 😉

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    IMHO, SCOTUS has become a joke!! … OR, has it always been?

    “Nobody cares about your religion other than to protect it. I don’t care if you go to mass for seven hours every night, dance in circles with snakes while speaking in tongues. You do you. But, I do care if you go to church and bring back your virus to the grocery store. Do you understand how that works? No? Neither do five members of the Supreme Court.”

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  3. This ruling by the Supreme Court basically makes Church Services Ground Zero SuperSpreader Events at regular intervals every week while no vaccine available. This will ensure weekly condoned COVID hot zones forever (until some miracle cure evolves). Thoughts and Prayers for that miracle … we will see how that works.
    During war, and a War on Covid has been declared with Trump as war time president, temporary sacrifice, hard decisions, suspension of rights occurs (as Lincoln did with the writ of habeus corpus during the civil war) … normally. It is for the better good.
    But not in this war. Not in our current exceptional and spoiled nation. Simply wearing a fucking mask is too much to ask in this fight against a deadly disease and it’s unbridled spread. Add willful ignorance to exceptionalism of 74 million Trump supporters and watch our hospitals implode!
    As Clint Eastwood once said in a movie, “Dying ain’t much of a liviing!” Trump supporters are making it hard to survive … to live.

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    1. Dear Clay Jones and Robert Schnell,

      When even the decisions of the SCOTUS lack ethical, sociological, scientific, epidemiological and/or medical validities, then we definitely can declare that the USA is very much plagued in varying degrees by misinformation, disinformation, post-truth politics, demagoguery, plutocracy, oligarchy, ochlocracy, kleptocracy, narcissistic leadership, neoliberalism, globalization, conservatism and anti-intellectualism.

      Here are a few pertinent quotes about anti-Intellectualism:

      There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
      Isaac Asimov

      In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.
      George Orwell

      I’m tired of ignorance held up as inspiration, where vicious anti-intellectualism is considered a positive trait, and where uninformed opinion is displayed as fact.
      Phil Plait

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  4. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Most religious groups are no doubt applauding the latest Supreme Court ruling, but when you dissect it, the ruling is actually one of the biggest blows to religious freedom in the history of this nation. Clay Jones of Claytoonz has an excellent cartoon and accompanying commentary on the SCOTUS ruling …

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  5. I’m good with this. Let em “knock themselves out” . Praize Be and all that jazz. Next, the Bible-Bankin SCOTUS will affirm NO MASKS – and more of these mo-phuckers can die.

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  6. That’s nothing new…. let them get the crusades and the inquisition going again, then they can really rack up some numbers!

    We had a time when churches ruled the land. It was called the Dark Ages!

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