Skip to comments.Shiny Turds!
Posted on 07/01/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz
So many "conservative" pundits have been polishing the turd that emanated from the SCOTUS on Obamacare, that I thought I'd have a go at it.
Let us leave aside the notion that somehow this will energize the conservative base, and result in a thorough trouncing of all Democrats at the polls in November. After all, now that one of the fundamental tenets in the social contract between government and her citizens - that the government cannot force commerce -- has been shredded, how does it matter? Yes, our side may prevail, but can anyone guarentee that is a permanent condition? One election that favors Democrats, and all bets are off. Any behavior can be coerced, any product can be forced upon an unwilling public.
So let's look at some other 'silver linings'.
1) We need not think for ourselves any more. The government can make our purchasing decisions for us. After all, we have busy lives, and there are too many choices. No longer do we need to concern ourselves with decisions! Thanks, John Roberts!
2) Armed with the ability to force purchases, when it is clear what purchases will be mandated, we can invest in those companies! We will get quickly rich! Well, so long as we are permitted to purchase stocks. It's likely the government will make that choice for us, now. Thanks, John Roberts!
3) The Supreme Court has come firmly down on the side of heavyhanded government dictates. We will be amazingly successful, as a nation, with a Centralized Command Economy. No longer do we need to worry about the fluctuations of the market, the government will control all that for us! We will have the wonderful successes seen in Fascist Italy, the former Soviet Union, and Cuba. Oh, wait.... well, whatever. Thanks, John Roberts!
4) We can force people to buy all sorts of things! Burial insurance, liability insurance on a personal level, and slander/libel insurance if you wish to post your opinions on the internet! Now people can sue each other a lot more, and it is clear that we need to sharply control those opinions on the internet. Thanks, John Roberts!
5) FINALLY! The Commerce Clause has been limited. Well, okay, maybe a whole new justification for social control has been created -- the power to tax -- but, hey, the limiting of the Commerce Clause makes it so... that.. uhhh.... never mind. Whatever. Thanks, John Roberts!
Wait. Now that I reread what I have written, maybe there is no upside to this, The turd cannot be polished. This July 4th, I will mourn the country I lost.
Thanks, John Roberts!
That’s okay. We’ll handle it by the clean end.
A shiny turd is still a turd.
6. Now that Obamacare is law, the collapse of America should come more quickly. Then we finally get to wear those mohawks and hockey masks and run around the Wasteland looking for 'guzzoline'. Whoo hoo! Thanks John Roberts!
It’s a mixed bag. Not what either side would have wanted. Maybe that was the whole point of the decision.
Absolutely! Why, look at all the silver linings I detailed!
Absolutely! Why, look at all the silver linings I detailed!
“The Supreme Court has come firmly down on the side of heavyhanded government dictates. We will be amazingly successful, as a nation, with a Centralized Command Economy. No longer do we need to worry about the fluctuations of the market, the government will control all that for us! We will have the wonderful successes seen in Fascist Italy, the former Soviet Union, and Cuba. Oh, wait.... well, whatever. Thanks, John Roberts!”
Now,now! Mussolini did make the trains run on time. Don’t worry your head over things better determined by your betters. This whole freedom thing is overrated.
Thanks. It needed to be said.
I hope you are not surprised. The other turds that were shinned here were three Bush family members (if you don’t count Neil and granddad), McCain, the GOP, and Romney.
The SC is just 9 lawyers in robes. Nothing really special about them except for Thomas, Scalia, and Alito. The rest are all political hacks. Prohibition and some other things have been repealed. There aren’t enough jail cells to hold everyone who will oppose this kangaroo tax. Plus there are other cards in play such as secession. It is not the end but the beginning.
Maybe the turd can’t be polished, but that doesn’t mean I have to wallow in it & smear it all over myself.
What happened, happened. We need to quit looking back and look ahead to what we CAN do. Our founders could have taken one look at the legions of British troops & run the other way. They didn’t .... they took shots, one at a time from behind stone walls, trees, barns, etc. This ‘we’ve been screwed .... waaaahhhhh!’ is getting on my nerves more than what Roberts did on Thursday. Roberts wounded the country and the determination to shoot ourselves in the other foot by surrendering to the Left is ..... un-American. If we lose the country, it will be self-inflicted.
I know the reason for all the silver ling articles. It’s not to convince US that there is a silver lining. It’s to convince Roberts that he’s not completely hated by conservatives so that there’s a way back ‘home.’ If Roberts feels he’s hated by conservatives, he’ll just say “oh screw ‘em” and be like Souter, who doesn’t even pretend to care about the Constitution.
My truck is packed for the first state that actually starts serious secession proceedings.
If your bolded comment comes true -- and I will work for it as well -- then, and ONLY THEN, will I admit an ACTUAL 'silver lining'.
Like the Tea Tax that Britain imposed, if it turns out to be the same sort of revolution, then.... then they will be unhappy they got what they wanted.
Not unless it passes the taste test.
That is one beautiful Ayn Rand post.
Gotta get that on a card for my wallet.
Been plenty of room in same since Bwana Banana took over.
Thanks for this! I, too, have had it with all the $*it shiners.
All true except for the last. Legal scholars are saying that the commerce clause has not been weakened in any way since Roberts comments about the clause in the decision weren’t germane nor required and are therefore merely dicta.
Yes, it is still a turd, but it can be polished. Mythbusters did it.
Now there's someone with balls!
It’s time for the people to start taking a cane to the 3 headed monster called fedzilla. All 3 branches are corrupt. 435 + 1 + 9 ruling hundreds of millions is not good odds for those 445.
Supreme court justices can be impeached.
Okay, so it’s a mixed bag of turds. Is there anything that can’t be flushed if we can elect the right people to the house and senate?
Thanks for the pep talk, Miss M. To be honest, though, my thoughts were already trending in the direction of sniping our enemies from behind cover. I'll bet I'm not alone... in contemplating this most American of traditions.
I do, however, take issue with the "self-inflicted" part. There is a significant amount of enemy action afoot.
Here is a very large turd that hangs sweetly on the wind.
You and I and all antiabortions advocates now get the priviledge to fund abortion. We, in other words, are buying the murder (premeditated) of innocence. This is where our august governerance has taken us. Do we go there? Do we follow conscience? Do we acquiesce quietly and go gently into that good night? As we fill the recepiticles with the bodies of babies who are paying the price for our vice, as the proabortionists celebrate their victory in the deaths of little babies, we are allowing ourselves to be forced to pay for their treachery and intrigue...for their calculated assisination of the most innocent of us all. We have a decision to make. Most of us will make it quietly, then not speak of it again, lest we remind ourselves of 1930's Germany. As the nomeclature 'evolves' I am sure we will acquire euphemisms as a balm for our souls. But the silent screaming will grow louder in our ears as the pyres reminds us of the war on innocents, the war on right, and the war on truth. Our black and burdoned souls shall receive no comfort. We have confronted Nietzche, and he is us. There will be no comfort in the death of innocence the pride of this declaration.
No 'silver' lining here, but the Bronze Turd Award™ goes to C.J. Roberts for his "service" to the Nation...
"That's a mighty big gamble with a 30 million dollar plane, Lieutenant"
Bless you, Laz. For a less-than-best, it’s stellar.
Guess what TOTUS means?
My favorite description of Robert’s decision is “It’s like rolling a turd in sugar and calling it a donut.”
....along with something for his Chief Justice desk from
"The People" to "commemorate" his decision....
I agree there is a significant amount of ‘enemy action’ afoot .... but I’ll also stand by my comment that if we lose the country, it will be self-inflicted. We know the enemy, we know what we have to do .... Libs do not outnumber Conservatives in this country, last poll I saw on the subject. Up until now, they’ve been willing to take off the gloves and fight for what they want, they’ve been the loud squeaky wheel that’s gotten the grease ..... we need to do the same (take the gloves off, not ‘make nice’ & expect them to reciprocate in kind) and more.
Another cool “silver lining” is how it is how much it is going to help the broccoli farmers.
What planet are you on? The other side has been deliriously happy. I haven’t heard anyone else make the claim you made.
You can sugarcoat sh!t all you want. I’m not bitin’!
I was wondering about that.
The Commerce Clause has been limited.
You got this wrong, this ruling has no effect on the commerce clause.
I would love to see TEXAS, Arizona and Louisiana secure their borders and declare that they no longer will send any money to the Feds. Put their respective National Guard forces on the major highways to control access...and tell the Feds to stop them.
I hope that a lot more people start wondering about that.
“The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them. “ (Thomas Jefferson)
Although this particular advance was pretty freaking alarming....
“Supreme court justices can be impeached.”
Good Luck With THAT!
Has a Justice ever been impeached?
The only Justice to be impeached was Associate Justice Samuel Chase in 1805. The House of Representatives passed Articles of Impeachment against him; however, he was acquitted by the Senate.