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Sotomayor’s Swearing-In: It Happened!


Oh right, “¡felicidades!” to Sonia Sotomayor, who made it official with the Supreme Court today. Chief Justice John Roberts performed the two ceremonies—let’s just say incorrectly—at the Supreme Court building this morning. Sotomayor wore a tasteful suit in a beige hue, and Roberts, as is his wont, wore a black robe. Some of her family members, other Sotomayors, were there too, also in clothes… uh… and that is… pretty much it. Yup. [New York Times]

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  • Brendan M.

    Actually, an interesting fact is that the ceremony took place at the Supreme Court rather than the White House, breaking a 70-year tradition. Apparently, “President” Poupon (why didn’t that one catch on?), being some Constitution-hugger and law nerd, thought it would be a good idea to demonstrate that Sotomayor will be an independently racist justice instead of an Obama-controlled racist justice, so he didn’t even attend.

  • obfuscator

    aaron sorkin’s president bartlet appointed the first female chief justice(glenn close) and the first hispanic justice(edward james olmos).

    barry done got himself a twofer!

    [re=381804]Brendan M.[/re]: “president poupon” sounds like it would be the perfect combination of bad pun and 4th grade level doody joke… can’t believe freepers and ‘baggers never jumped on that one.

  • Cogito Ergo Bibo

    Who’s the freaked out lady in the middle? Chill, sister! Wait. That’s her mother? As a similarly situated Latino woman, doesn’t she realize that the path to the future is now paved with gold and tamales?

    Actually, as a female attorney of the dreaded Caucasian persuasion, I still can’t help but be proud. About time we get some truly loud women on that court. Ginsberg is too mousey.

  • shadowMark

    In her kitchen today Harriet Miers is slicing and chopping the hell out of all her vegetables muttering, “Wise Latina my ass I’m a wise ass Texas girl lotta fucking good it did me…”

  • Buzz Feedback

    Did Roberts bring his kid and let him perform the Electric Slide again?

  • Bearbloke

    OH NOE!! There’s a messican in charge – AMERICA IS DOOMED!! sHE’S GONNA MAKE US SPEAK MESSICAN AND KISS THE POPE AND STOP BEIN WHITE – THEY’RE TAKIN OVER!!!111!!1!!1

  • Jukesgrrl

    Wow, who knew her amazing qualifications included etiquette expert? The eggshell suit was a perfect choice for an over-40 second wedding, this time marrying the Constitution.

    And I agree with [re=381808]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: that we should celebrate a loud woman. I hope she dresses down every male lawyer with a Southern accent who dares to approach her bench — just in case they’re related to Jeff Sessions.

  • azw88

    [re=381804]Brendan M.[/re]: White House ceremony is Wed, where Obama will announce that he is enslaving all of America, and Sotomayor will confirm that it is all legal.

  • azw88
  • Atheist Nun

    What happened? I thought all the Chorizo-hating racists were going to flood the streets with their guns and start a race war rather than “allow” her to be sworn in? What a bunch of pussies. And I was so looking forward to watching the National Guard swat them down like gnats, on the TV.

  • El Pinche

    THIER GOES THE NIEHGBORHOOD

  • Scandalabra

    I fully expected the Sotomayors to wear grass skirts, banana headresses and coconut shell bras.

  • Joshua Norton

    What? No gun fire? No tortillas being thrown in the air? What a let down.

    You’d almost think the whole thing was normal or something.

  • azw88

    [re=381827]Joshua Norton[/re]: tortillas flying through the air is a UofA graduation tradition, besides, Sotomayor is Puerto Rican, so they’d throw mojitos and pigs instead.

  • facehead

    [re=381826]Scandalabra[/re]: For real, how does this woman expect to get any ass dressed like that? Is that Chirac behind Sotomayor? He could help. In any case, wake me up when wilding is constitutional.

  • Mahousu

    Justice Roberts is going to be livid. You caught his bald spot in the picture. Wonkette (and the New York Times) will be ruled unconstitutional.

  • thebeatgoeson

    [re=381832]azw88[/re]: Or arroz y gandules and chicharrones…

  • DoctorCulturae

    A special note of thanks to Chief Justice Roberts for reading from note cards this time. Got gravitas?

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Wanna bet she doesn’t have a birth certificate either?

    And did they do the oath in both English and Puerto Rican?

  • wheelie

    “I like to Judge in America!
    Irritate Drudge in America!
    Make socialist law in America!
    For left-wing bourgeois in America!”

    Seriously, she should not have sung that at the ceremony. It took from her gravitas.

  • Cogito Ergo Bibo

    [re=381841]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: And did they do the oath in both English and Puerto Rican?

    Also.

  • gjdodger

    What can I say but, “Ave, Maria”? Suck on that, Huck.

  • Terry

    Yay, Sonia! Continue to be yourself and let ‘em gnash their teeth.

  • hoosiermama

    Gravitas. Oh, nothing — I just wanted to write “gravitas.”

  • shadowMark

    [re=381854]hoosiermama[/re]: Jus primae noctis. Oh, nothing — I just wanted to, ummm, never mind.

  • hobospacejunkie

    Roberts is red
    Sonia is blue
    She showed the racists
    Who eat their own poo

    Now she’s a justice
    She’ll wear a black gown
    And torment the wingtards
    By just being brown

  • Suds McKenzie

    All of this to become Souter’s Housekeeper??

  • SayItWithWookies

    [re=381823]Atheist Nun[/re]: It makes a world of difference to get approved before the August recess. Had the Republicans succeeded in delaying a vote, you can bet there would’ve been signs at the town halls saying “Keep Government Out of My Supreme Court!”

  • kudzu

    I’m so happy this has happened. Fuck conservatives!

  • WadISay

    Haha, I see that Roberts is reading the oath from a script this time, instead of trying to show off how smart his is by memorizing it, and goofing it up, as he did at Barry’s inauguration. He can limit displays of his powers of intellect to bending spoons with psychokinesis.

  • villageatrois

    [re=381848]wheelie[/re]:

    I sit on the bench in America
    I’m not just a wench in America
    Don’t speak no French in America
    Club Bush with a wrench in America.

  • Lord Growing

    When did Roberts get Boehnerized? Dude’s looking pretty orange.
    How am I supposed to be scared of Sonia when the Republicans keep trying to make themselves darker than her?

  • Vacation Without Hats

    [re=381866]SayItWithWookies[/re]:

    to get approved before the August recess.

    It just occurs to me that never has the word “recess” been more appropriate.

    I can’t wait for September: “Okay children, you’ve screamed and thrown food at each other long enough, now come back and inside and let’s hope you’ve gotten some of that out of your system”.

  • ElRat

    [re=381832]azw88[/re]: Mojitos, arroz, and pig (bbq ribs) = Fiesta!!!

    Arriba … Arriba … Arriba … Arribaaaa … !!!!!

  • villageatrois

    You’re kidding, aren’t you? Some Scrotal Mayor has been confirmed to the US Supreme Court, for more than a few days? I mean who could that be? Only the shithead from Detroit, who was convicted of lolling around with his secretary. Even Rahm Emmanuel wouldn’t tell Obama to make such a stupid appointment.

  • ExecutorElassus

    Where are the pictures of crying eagles? First an illegal immigrant muslin president, and now this. It’s a goddamn disgrace.

    Barack H. Obama does not like white people, also.

  • Dreamer

    Wouldn’t it be great if her first Supreme Court case is the detainee photos and she rules against the givernment, That will cement her status as an activist judge in the eyes of the wingers.

  • Firestarter5

    Why is Rush so against this woman? If anything, it might be easier for him now to go to South America and have 8 year old boys slather eucalyptus oil on his beached whale carcass.

  • gurukalehuru

    Congratulations, Sonia. Now start kicking some ass.

  • x111e7thst

    What I want to know: If K Bailey H makes it past little Rickey in the primary, might her vote against Sonia actually cost her enough at the polls(Tejas has 36% and growing hispanic residents) to cost her the general election? Is it more likely to hurt the Repukes as they try to hold on to the Senate seat?

  • Roger the Shrubber

    As long as John Roberts is Chief Justice the entire U.S. government is a pathetic farce.

    Just sayin

  • Holding Out for a Hero

    I hope Jeff Sessions sees this picture and has a stroke.

  • ForTheTurnstiles

    [re=381900]ExecutorElassus[/re]: Exactly! What’s the incentive to work if you have health care provided for you, so you have nothing to work for? You could stay at home or drive around on public roads and highways like a good socialist and count on the public safety fire crew and cops to bail you out if you get in trouble doing it like a good socialist, or go to the public beach or the state park and eat your socialist granola because what incentive to work do you have if you can just let the state provide you with recreation and transportation and law enforcement? You see the problems with this future, where you get lazy Mexicans on the Supreme Court deciding God’s laws and health care for everyone? Watch this important video on where America’s going with this south of the border experiment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNIC-jZVmwg

  • skutre

    She’ll be ‘splainin’ all the time, now.

  • masterdebater

    Only questions now are, how long until the first immigration / welfare case, and how big the explosion inside Hannity’s head will be.

  • Min

    Judicial chicks rule!

  • Atheist Nun

    [re=381866]SayItWithWookies[/re]: lol

    People these days are woefully ignorant because they do have the awesome Schoolhouse Rock on TV every day:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5I2KFENjS8

    Would it kill some TV network to run a few episodes of Schoolhouse Rock instead of a crappy informercial?

  • kudzu

    Roberts looks like he’s constipated, doesn’t he?

  • facehead

    Looks like DailyKos is filling in for Sunday Wonkette (tee-hee):

    http://stroszek.dailykos.com/

    How much you want to bet someone quotes this as a serious suggestion?

  • kdaddy

    I thought there might be a pinata overhead to celebrate in “their way” the swearing in. Big Letdown!

  • Foolitics

    Michelle Malkin – Stupid, Racist or Both
    http://msmpost.com/news/127/ARTICLE/1351/2009-08-08.html

  • artbot2000

    Okay, not entirely a propos but still too good to miss:

    http://jezebel.com/5332736/comic-confrontations-judge-judy-vs-glenn-beck

  • Bearbloke

    [re=381949]Foolitics[/re]: both

  • rocktonsammy

    Betcha she gets the best weed.

  • El Pinche

    [re=381942]facehead[/re]: According to Mitch McChinless, the GOP is winning. Winning what? Who the fuck the knows what that ugly shit toad is talking about

    [re=381949]Foolitics[/re]: What a life! It must suck to be loser unemployed Jesse Malkin’s olive skin meat puppet. She’s Philippino Clayton Bigsby, the blind & black white supremist.

  • ifthethunderdontgetya”

    [re=381949]Foolitics[/re]: Stupid, Racist or Both

    Yep.
    ~

  • Bearbloke

    Start studying the Scripture, too. THE HORSES OF REVELATION ARE OUT OF THE BARN! ALL OF THEM!

    First that fake ‘Moon Landing’ – then n0Bama’s forged ‘Hawaiian’ BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    NOW THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN WETBACK TAKIN OVER MY US-AMERICAN LAW AND SWEARING ON A STACK OF ABORTED FETUES HER TO OBEY HER ANTI-CHRIST POPE AND MAKIN US GOOD WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICANS WORSHIP HIM!!!!1!!1!!!

    *************************************************************************************************
    btw – the “Start studying the Scripture” line – that’s a direct quote from an email my Senior-Bear got from one of his Jeebus-tard friends on Sunday, asking him to “Please do not let Obama sign senior death warrants!”….. geez, and some oldz have difficulty understanding why their kids don’t visit all that often…

  • gurukalehuru

    O.K., guys, I know it’s still early where you are, but couldn’t you rerun a Peggy Noonan column or something? Sotomayor’s already been a Supreme Court Justice for, like, forever already. Also.

  • nader paul kucinich gravel

    Sonia;
    Beware of Napolitano.
    Do not become another Alberto Gonzales.

  • Buttery1000

    Buddhists can’t be sworn in. They don’t believe in swearing in. They don’t believe in anything. Or is that socialism? I’m so confused.

  • TGY

    What, NO family chickens in orange crates?

  • zenferret

    [re=381949]Foolitics[/re]: Conceded in the Philippines?

  • Unlearned Hand

    “What I want to know: If K Bailey H makes it past little Rickey in the primary, might her vote against Sonia actually cost her enough at the polls(Tejas has 36% and growing hispanic residents) to cost her the general election? Is it more likely to hurt the Repukes as they try to hold on to the Senate seat?”

    Short answer: No. The proportion of registered Hispanic voters is much lower than their share of the total state population (I think it’s like 21 percent, but that may be the figure for California), and most wouldn’t vote for KBH anyway. Not that it’ll help.

    Of course, in 20 years, Tejas will be bluer than New York on Pride Weekend. Hahah – the browns are WINNING, fucktards! La Reconquista viene!

  • josereyes.theroof

    [re=382069]Unlearned Hand[/re]: Pinche gringo punetero!

  • Robert Zimmerframe

    Why is Queen Elizabeth swearing in Judge Sotomayor??