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No, the glasses don't make you look any smarter.Fringe-right corporate lackey Clarence Thomas has famously kept his mouth shut during most of his 20 years on the Supreme Court, because how could anyone improve upon Antonin Scalia’s insane bullshit? But on Tuesday, Clarence Thomas cheerfully took the opportunity to read the conservative majority’s decision against an innocent black man in New Orleans who had been framed by the district attorney and was very nearly executed. The man, John Thompson, won a $14 million judgment against the crooked New Orleans prosecutors — a million dollars for every year he was wrongfully imprisoned, often in solitary confinement. And now that judgment has been overturned by our sorry excuse for a high court. Clarence Thomas really got a kick out of reading this to the Supreme Court.

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday:

The newly revealed blood test spared Thompson’s life, and a judge ordered a new trial on the murder charges that had sent him to Death Row. His new defense lawyers found other evidence that had been hidden, iincluding eye-witnesses reports from the murder scene. Bystanders reported seeing a black man who was six-feet tall with close-cropped hair running away holding a gun. Thompson was 5’8″ tall and had a bushy “Afro” at the time.

With the new eye-witness reports and other evidence that pointed to another man as the killer, Thompson was quickly acquitted of all the charges in the second trial. He won $14 million in damages in a civil suit against the district attorney.

In rejecting the judgment, Justice Thomas described the case as a “single incident” where mistakes were made.

At least four assistant DA’s knew a blood test proving Thompson’s innocence had been hidden away, Thompson’s lawyers eventually discovered. The innocent man’s lawyers also proved to the court that the New Orleans district attorney’s office routinely hid evidence that would help acquit innocent people charged with crimes.

After successfully reading the morally reprehensible decision against an innocent black man wrongly and deliberately imprisoned for 14 years and very nearly executed for nothing other than being poor and black and framed by the notoriously racist and corrupt New Orleans district attorney’s office, Scalia reportedly gave Clarence two cookies. Hooray for Clarence Thomas! [LAT]

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  • Come here a minute

    Let me guess — a five-four decision?

    • V572del c:/*.* y/n?

      You are correct, sir or madam.

    • Sophist [غني عن ذلك]

      I don't know how the sane members of the court can stand to be around these assholes. How can you come to work day in and day out with the sort of sociopaths who don't think a pattern malicious and deliberate concealment of exculpatory evidence counts as "deliberate indifference?" Do they ever have moments when they just look around and think "oh my God, half the people in this room are amoral monsters"?

      • the_problem_child

        I really, really wanted to think better of Kennedy.

      • hooray4anything

        I think it's a good thing that the sane members of the court don't hate them as I'm pretty sure hate only makes Thomas and Scalia stronger

  • Troubledog

    I told those fudge packers I liked Michael Bolton's music.

    • OzoneTom

      But it's okay if you want to just wear the required amount of flair.

  • bumfug

    Shit like this is enough to make me wish there was a god, just so there'd be a hell for these assbites to go to.

    • Rotundo_

      The fact that none of these piles of shit wrapped in skin have taken a lightning bolt in the ass for their crimes against humanity is proof positive that there *isn't* a God in the biblical, evangelical crazy assed sense.

    • the_problem_child

      Hell could exist, even without a god. The two crazy notions are not mutually dependent.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      COME OVER TO THE DARK SIDE

      (We have cookies.)

      • Negropolis

        What kind? Show me the cookies, and I'll consider…oatmeal raisin or better, though, or no deal.

        • BarryOPotter

          Don't eat the brown cookie, Negropolis! It's a trap!!!

  • rambone

    Remember that Chappelle skit where he played a blind Black White-Supremacist who didn't realize that he was Black?

    Yeah, I don't know why I brought it up either . . .

    • Dashboard_Jesus

      gawd I love that, favorite Chapelle skit ever (and then there's the 'Niggar Family'!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTNopddkTsM&fe

    • BarryOPotter

      What?!? I don't get it, but rumour suggest the Thomas' are headed for divorce court because of Ginnie's unforgivable sin…

      • horsedreamer_1

        Chortling over here.

  • Gopherit

    Well, really, if there's only one 14 year hellish incident, shouldn't he pay his room and board? Prisons don't give food and shelter to just any hobo off the street.

    • otakuboyt

      Wait a few years, they will.

  • V572del c:/*.* y/n?

    So Thompson almost got a low-tech lynching. Old school. Way to go, Clarence, but I'm not going to say I wish it would happen to you. I'm not, I'm not….

    You can make a reasonable argument that public servants shouldn't incur civil liability for doing their jobs, because after all they're human, etc. You know, the building department denies you a permit to build a new garage, but their survey is wrong and your new garage won't encroach on the rear-yard setback after all. You sue them, you get to build your garage…that sort of thing. But this is not a great test case for that concept.

  • __kth__

    Hey, now: how are the cops supposed to do their jobs if only the guilty people are afraid of them?

  • Limeylizzie

    Still, by way of punishment , he has to fuck Ginny.

    • ProgressiveInga

      I'd rather eat a turd sandwich.

      • Gopherit

        Those might not be mutually exclusive.

      • BarryOPotter

        Turd sandwich / Ginny's tongue-punched-fartbox; tomato / tomahto…

    • V572del c:/*.* y/n?

      After first thinking, "Well, who knows if he's still hitting that?" I realized we know that if he didn't, the drunk dialing would start again, and then Clarence would be soooo unhappy. "Please, Anita — tell me your secrets. How did you please him?"

      • Limeylizzie

        I bet she knows so many secrets that , even if he has to strap his cock to a toothbrush, when she wants a good fucking he has to deliver.

        • Ducksworthy

          Your quirky English sexual practices never cease amaze.

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      He does it silently, too.

      • Lionel[redacted]Esq

        And I'm pretty sure he does it with Scalia in the corner telling him what to do.

    • Three words: Long Dong Silver. (Our vice president surely remembers this)

      • zhubajie

        Long Dong Silver for President! A man of great achievements outside of politics!

        • horsedreamer_1

          President Camacho was a porn-star.

          & speaking of porn & presidents, I have to think, by some hellish stroke were Sarah Palin to be Chief Executive, TMZ would end up scoring a Presidential sex-tape. You know she & Todd have filmed themselves.

          • zhubajie

            Sorry, I don't know of Pres. Camacho. Pres. of which country?

          • zhubajie

            I wouldn't be surprised if Todd has videos of him with many different women.On 4/2/11, zhu bajie wrote:> Sorry, I don't know of Pres. Camacho. Pres. of which country?>>

    • Jim89048

      And THAT is the definition of squirmish.

    • PuckStopsHere

      He probably like it. Ewwwww!

    • ttommyunger

      But he's THINKING about Sarah.

    • [redacted]hse

      Ginny fucks like a mad dog.
      Having tried both, though, I must say that, all-in-all, the dog was MUCH more attractive.

    • pinkocommi

      It's "Ginni," not "Ginny." Not sure whether there are hearts over both 'i's.

  • Count me among those applauding Justice Clarence's position. He also rightly sees the slavery problem as a "single incident" …which it was….and that should pretty much put an end the whole reparations for the negro clamor once and for all.

    Which is not to say I'd trust him as far as you could throw a nickle.

    • [redacted]hse

      You do mean that huge fucking nickel in Sudbury, Ontario, right?

    • mayor_quimby

      Me and my 'very urban' friends pronounce nickel differently. Is that what you meant?

    • kissawookiee

      I'd trust him as far as you could throw a nickel that is fused to a morbidly obese man in Ohio. And his chair. And his "girlfriend."

  • Tommmcatt

    Eventually they will die, all of them, and be replaced. It can only an improvement for many of them.

    Hopefully I will live long enough to see it happen, and to contribute grave-pee.

    • Gopherit

      upfist for grave-pee.

      • MrsBiggTime

        Upfist for upfist for grave pee. don't forget the asparagus salad!

    • gef05

      "Eventually they will die, all of them, and be replaced"

      By their own corpses, and yea verily, the people will rejoice.

    • snicker snack

      Well, maybe we'll get lucky the next time Scalia's running late to work.

    • tessiee

      I call dibs on the graveside beer concession.

      • kissawookiee

        Because all that grave-pee isn't going to just make itself, you know.

    • catholic4condom

      Yeah, but because Obama isn't liberal enough liberals won't vote for him and we'll have President Santorum replace Souter, Ginsberg and Breyer. Coming soon 24 hour genital monitoring of all women of child-bearing age to certify their virginity. If they are sexually active then they have to take daily pregnacy tests starting 1 1/2 weeks after their period during which time they have to stay in bed and take folic acid until their next period. If they get pregnant and miscarry they get the electric chair.

    • jaytingle

      Over the past 40 years virtually every justice appointed the SCOTUS has been more conservative than his/her predecessor.It is difficult to imagine any new justice capable of being farther to the right than the Federalist 5, but you may rest assured that they exist and are on the list.

      • HELisforHEL

        So true. And so depressing. How do these fucknuggets sleep?

    • Winnie_Cooper

      You know that when they die, there will be all kinds of tributes and remembrances of their years of service to this country and blah blah blah sentimental revisionist schmaltz. That may actually cause my head to explode.

      In Scalia's case, may I tapdance on his grave before anyone pees on it? Please? Because otherwise that could get messy.

      • horsedreamer_1

        When I think of this, I go back to Google & look up Ken Layne's AOL eulogy for Jesse Helms. Makes me smile.

  • Clarence Thomas is the velvet-covered cement arm of justice. It's nice if you're the one caressing it, but not so nice if you're the one it comes down on.

  • memzilla

    "Let the black guy read the decision. That'll show we're impartial."

    • anniegetyerfun

      That is EXACTLY how I imagine that fucking conversation went down.

      "Clarence? C.Tom, you awake?"
      "Bwah? What's that?"
      "Do you want to read our decision to the court?"
      "What decision?"
      "The one where we fuck this black guy out of compensation after he was wrongly imprisoned for over a decade, due to seriously corrupt officials."
      "Yay! You bet!" [sound of retard clapping]

      • Fly on the wall.

        • Better than a fly in the ointment?

          • No fly zone.

            Maggots only.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            Ha. Brilliant description of 4/5 of our Supreme Court.

            One of the few things that makes me feel ashamed to come from Catholics.

          • poncho_pilot

            i am the fly. i am the fly. fly in the, fly in the…ointment.

    • the_problem_child

      More like "Make the black guy read the decision. That'll show him who's boss."

      • Dudleydidwrong

        Sorry. Clarence the clown really likes to show other blacks that he's top man now, and they can just grovel and dance and get off the sidewalk and into the gutter when he walks around town. He's not even a gourmet shit sandwich. Fuck him, fuck him again, and then again for good measure. And after that, fuck him again. He is a turd in life's increasingly shallow punch bowl.

  • wonkettkinkster

    I think they should occasionally do "secret lawyer" evaluations of the court – you know, like how "secret shoppers" do evaluations of stores – just put up a supreme court case every few years that should result in a 9-0 decision in favor of the plaintiff, and see how far off the mark the court is.

    • Crank_Tango

      5-4

    • I was actually before the Supremes once, as a lawyer. Rehnquist was a pompous, arrogant asshole. Scalia, doubly so. Thomas looked half asleep, constantly blinking and rubbing his eyes, like he was sleeping off last night's hookers 'n amyls party. (See, e.g., "Fear and Loathing in Elko" by Hunter S. Thompson.

      At least Ginsburg was cool. Reminded me of my nonexistent Jewish grandma.

      • poncho_pilot

        did they sing Reflections? oh. wrong Supremes.

    • CthuNHu

      Uh, I think they just did.

  • GuanoFaucet

    Thomas to other black people, "I got mine, fuck you."

    • Terry

      Which makes him a perfect member of the libertarian wing of the GOP

      • Jukesgrrl

        Judging from my years in Arizona, I'd say that's their official motto.

  • StarsUponThars

    Yet another 5-4 decision from a court that is supposed to interpret the constitution, fairly apply the law and not allow political partisanship to influence its decisions. Yeah right. And Fritos have no calories. Here's the translation of this latest SCOTUS legal opinion: Screw the poors. And the blacks. Protect the corrupt. And the status quo. PS Walmart, don't sweat it, we got your back too.

  • nounverb911

    "Justice Thomas described the case as a “single incident” where mistakes were made."
    So was putting Thomas on the bench.

    • HempDogbane

      The "single incident" included assistant DAs hiding evidence for a substantial amount of time. If Thompson had received capital punishment that would have also been a "single incident" but the results would have lasted even longer.

    • sati_demise

      oh that was so full of win

  • Earlier today, I made a heartfelt wish that Anton Scalia would have a fatal accident involving a pretzel.

    Here's to Clarence Thomas attempting to drink a Coca Cola too fast and drowning himself.
    ~

    • Gopherit

      Choking to death on a pube would be considered an ironic punishment, right?

      • emmelemm

        Or is that "poetic justice"?

      • Terry

        No, dying during autoerotic asphyxiation while twink porn is playing on his television. That's how he should go.

        • V572del c:/*.* y/n?

          You have an admirably frightening at once squalid and apocalyptic vision. Upfist worthy!

          • HELisforHEL

            And all with that prettiest of avatars! Upfist indeed!

        • poncho_pilot

          while listening to The Best Of INXS.

      • Beowoof

        Just imagine it was Ginni's pube and hilarity ensues.

    • [redacted]hse

      Give the little bitch an Oreo.

  • Bluestatelibel

    Note to Downfister: Everytime I see my favorite commentators with 0 pees, I just upfist them as quickly as possible, and I know others are doing the same, so you lose, asshole.

    • Beowoof

      I pretty much upfist everything anymore because of that downfister asshole.

      • An excellent policy I implemented myself a while ago. Everything seems to get worse every fuckin' day, this being a good example at least we can outgun the downfisting trolls.. You can skip mine, that's not what this is about. I can live without much pee.

        Also, why aren't the lying scumbag prosecutors fired? They should do time. I know they won't and can't, but still fire their asses and cut off any pensions.

    • Ducksworthy

      Yes Downfister its true. Your appearance here has unleashed a veritable deluge of P.

  • nounverb911

    As Justice Thomas puts it: Things go better with Koch.

    • sati_demise

      Hey oh!

  • Fare la Volpe

    Mr. Thompson should know better than to ask that poor white upstanding DA's office to compensate him. If they do that, how will they have enough money to find the real black man killer responsible for this crime?

    • Jukesgrrl

      O.J. would find him, but he's currently unavailable to search the golf courses.

    • tessiee

      You know who else is looking for the real killer?

  • MinAgain

    Just remember, Justice Thomas. Karma is a bitch on wheels.

    • nounverb911

      And Scalia's had practice rear-ending.

    • Beowoof

      Well he does have Ginni to go home to so there maybe some Karma starting already.

  • OkieDokieDog

    Afro just shouts "guilty" – even if he wasn't within 5 miles of the crime.

    • anniegetyerfun

      Well, WITH the Afro, from a distance, he just looked like a 6 foot tall man with an enormous shaved head. So you can see where the confusion would come from.

  • smokefilledroommate

    In rejecting the judgment Thomas stated, "This is a single incident that did not prove deliberate indifference," then added, "White Power!"

  • Limeylizzie

    We have a new downfister bastard btw, following me and many others is Obama 2012.

    • Steverino247

      Yeah, he's following me, too. Wait until he gets the surprise of his young life at the Followers of Steverino247 induction ceremony when he's asked to raise his right hand and repeat the following:

      "I, Obama 2012, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice."

      He's got two choices: Iraq or Afghanistan.

      • Don't forget the part where he's got to lovingly suck my cock.

        • Lionel[redacted]Esq

          Wait, I thought we all got to lovingly suck your cock.

          • Jesus. I need to start reading the IntenseDebate "Terms of Service" more closely.

          • emmelemm

            I know, right? Caveat emptor, indeed.

        • gef05

          He's great as a bottom, Ken. Don't restrict yourself.

        • Steverino247

          Ken. Is there any other way?

          And this was comment #900. Woot!

    • JoeBiteme

      Yup. Because I'm slow, I cliicked the link in his bio. Thankfully, Apple had my back and warned me that it was a potentially "malicious" site. Welcome to Wonket, dipshit!

    • memzilla

      Same turd, different alias: http://www.intensedebate.com/users/2370767

    • Terry

      Maybe they'll learn something.

    • DownFist Troll

      I think he's hope change 2012 now.

      BTW, downfister is also following me, teh Downfist Troll! How does his feeble mind deal with that?

    • V572del c:/*.* y/n?

      Don't ever go look at their comment strings. We're obscene here, certainly and proudly so, but with wit! Over there it's just "Yer gonna cum on yer keyboard, dude!"

      • not that Dewey

        That's totally profound. He/she/it should be commended.

        Dude. That was my skull.

      • poncho_pilot

        i've already made the mistake…one could probably program a random wingnut comment generator. "fire burn." "nobama bad." "liberal hate freedom." "meat!" "your gay." "welcome to costco, i love you." you know the drill.

    • DemmeFatale

      How do you all know who the fister is, and what he/she is up to? I only notice if people have zeros next to their comments.
      (I don't get out much.)

      • Limeylizzie

        I got a notification saying he is following me and I looked at his info and he had made no comments on Wonkette but he has a high 'p' score on Breitbart.

        • Beowoof

          Circumstantial but sound evidence of who the asshole is.

      • riverside68

        I assume that anyone who choses to follow me is a downfister. Particularly since the three or four who I know about had zero positives, scores of negitives and said weird things about politics, like unions and Obamacare are bad, medicaid provided scooters were good.

    • fuflans

      you'd think the repetitive nature of such a useless exercise would discourage him.

      but no, no, much like the handicapped people i have been privileged to work with, he is content.

      • Limeylizzie

        And then he downfisted me when I explained to Demmefatale who he was, he's a Goddamned genius.

        • Beowoof

          He is a loser with a big fear center in his conservative brain.

          • Jukesgrrl

            And wouldn't it be funny if he was Clarence Thomas. After all, he's got enough time on his hands.

          • not that Dewey

            That's not all he's got on his hands.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      Following me, too (doesn't have much of a life, does he). I like the comment on the linked site "Wonkette admins seem pretty scared that a couple of conservative posters are going to beat them up." WTF? Threats now? Shit sandwich with no bread.

      • HELisforHEL

        AH HA HA HA
        How can they beat us up? They can barely get their Dorito fueled asses out of their Jazzies to take a shit, let alone get up and take a swing at us.

        Yikes. The typical conservatard has the mental faculties of an 8 year old boy.

    • user-of-owls

      Hey kiddos, here's a pretty reliable trick to identify said leech: Immense Debate actually does force one to have a sort of bedrock id. If you scroll over whatever his latest nom-de-goon is you'll probably see "spanky2b" or something close. Same bat turd, same bat id. Hope this helps. Oh, two more things. First, if you scope the insect's (he loves that designation) profile, make sure you do so "incognito" or "private browse" as he gloms onto "last visitor" ids like stink gloms onto shite. Second, you shouldn't feel terribly special and/or abused if he's following you, look at his following list (privately!!), it is a fairly comprehensive roster of the Wonkerrati. So, there's our lemonade I suppose.

      • GunToting[Redacted]

        Aw, I'm not special… :-(

    • DashboardBuddha

      I too saw that miserable sack of shit. Is this all the right has to offer? Maybe I'm drunk right now..but let me declare this: Even when drunk I am more coherent and witty than these lickspittle right wing followers.

      Fuck them all. I am going to bed with a mp3 player full of sweet tunes. Fuck.them.all.

      • riverside68

        Don't forget: When you wake up you'll be sober, he/she/it will still be a loser spending time with people it doesn't like doing stupid shit no one cares about.

        • DashboardBuddha

          Reading that now that I'm sober, I see that I was a little bombastic. Oh well…I was drunk.

  • Gopherit

    YAY! I love groupies.

    • Gopherit

      Wait, I think he's the same douche, just with a name change. He sure does love the fisting…..

      • Boojum_Reborn

        It is. It has been through at least four name/sex changes since it was Onanator. It needs us to believe it is Legion.

  • Justice is blind. The Supreme Court on the other hand is mostly assholes.

    • poncho_pilot

      "Did I ever tell you about the man who taught his asshole to talk? His whole abdomen would move up and down, you dig, farting out the words. It was unlike anything I ever heard.

      This ass talk had sort of a gut frequency. It hit you right down there like you gotta go. You know when the old colon gives you the elbow and it feels sorta cold inside, and you know all you have to do is turn loose?

      Well this talking hit you right down there, a bubbly, thick stagnant sound, a sound you could smell."

  • facehead

    … can't …. breathe … must …. find … humor … in … terrible … injustice ….

    This is plain awful. The guy spends 14 years in prison for a terrible crime he didn't do. He is exonerated, gets 14 mil for his trouble, loses it because of … 'justice' … and now he's just another shlub on the street fighting over hobo beans like the rest of us.

    • chicken_thief

      I told him to incorporate, but would he listen – noooooooo….

  • the_onceler

    Another WIN for America! amirite?

  • [redacted]hse

    Fucking pigs.

    • Beowoof

      Never trust those who tell you that hate government so much that they must go work for the government. If they can't figure out that particular logical inconsistency, imagine how their brain works ( or more likely doesn't work) on hard shit.

    • riverside68

      Today's pigs are tomorrow's bacon!
      (ya I know it wasn't true in 1968 either.)

      • HELisforHEL

        If only it had been. Siiiigh.

  • EdFlintstone

    Clearly a single incident. It wasn't like the New Orleans police department shot him and his friends on bridge after a hurricane.

    • Guppy06

      If I recall, those cops were Jeff Parish. Different set of assholes.

      • Negropolis

        Nope. The Danziger Bridge incidient was the work of the good, ole NOPD, and six days after Katrina, no less, so we're not talking about the immediate aftermath of the hurricane.

        Though, I too seem to recall some bullshit done by the Jefferson Parish authorities immediately following the hurricane. I think they blocked off some bridges to keep New Orleans from being able to get out of the disaster aftermath.

        • And Isolated incident my ass – since the early 1800's NOPD has been under almost constant investigation for corruption and prosecutors as well. If their is any group in Amerika that has a proven history and a well deserved reputation for being crooks it's them.

          This is about as far from a "single incident" as it's possible to be.

  • jdoleman

    When first read this was so shocked didn't have anything to say. Only thought if this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th_zlxmddNY

  • Guppy06

    Did the cookies have any pubic hairs?

    • kissawookiee

      So many that they're self-flossing, just the way he likes it.

  • Duly_Noted

    Another banner day in American jurisprudence! Way to go, SCOTUS!

  • LibrulEleet

    This is a moderate decision by Scalia/Thomas standards. I'm surprised they didn't require the guy to reimburse the state for all the free food and shelter he received over the years.

  • Blendergoathead

    Not surprisingly, this is complete bullshit, but I bet Ginny is going to get some nice *gifts* from certain people/organizations whose right to privacy will be forever protected by SCOTUS. Synergy, bitches!

    In a just world, a pack of redneck cops would catch Clarence in some deep-south KOA campground, with a white woman, and… naw, it will never be a just world, so fuck it.

  • DownFist Troll

    I just…I um..wow..fucking scotus.

    • memzilla

      Wrong acronym. It's now:
      Supreme Court (Republican) Of The United States.

  • Do you think after such a victory Clarence goes home feeling all manly and tells Ginny "Daddy's going to fuck you like a wrongly-convicted death row inmate!"

    • Beowoof

      I think he tells her to get the strap-on and harshly treat him to all that jail love.

  • …notoriously racist and corrupt New Orleans district attorney’s office.

    And everyone in the NOPD is standing off to the side waving their arms and shouting "What are we, chopped liver?"

  • owhatever

    Some mistakes were made? No shit?

    • riverside68

      Lawyers refer to that as passive voice, which means there is no one actually responsible for the mistakes, they just happened. Immaculate conception.

  • WhatTheHeck

    Its a sad day when I can interpret the law better than a supreme court judge can.

    • poncho_pilot

      you could make your own calendar with all of those sad days.

  • JackObin

    Hey Clarence, I just found a pubic hair on my Coke can. What should I do?

  • mavenmaven

    I wonder how much Jindal's friends paid Ginni for this favor?

    • Jukesgrrl

      I don't even think they have to pay. One of those midnight phone calls she's so fond of is probably enough.

  • V572del c:/*.* y/n?

    We had a long period — starting with Earl Warren in 1950 or whenever it was, and extending until Bush and Reagan packed the court with the plutocrats' loyal servants — when the Court was the champion of the little guy, the unjustly accused, the minority, the Bill of Rights, the woman, the immigrant, the injured worker. Now it's reverted to the same mentality that gave us Dred Scott, Plessy v Ferguson, etc.

    It was nice while it lasted, but be sure to stash enough money to go hide somewhere else when the time comes. Ha ha! Shit.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Don't worry. Surely the Republican controlled Congress will quickly pass a law righting this wrong, and standing up for the poor and oppressed.

    Wait, what?

  • freddymcmurray

    Clarence Thomas doesn't care about black people.

    • PublicLuxury

      Clarence Thomas doesn't care about anybody other than himself.

    • fuflans

      i wish i could give you more points for that.

    • riverside68

      It's not true. He cares a lot. He is very embarassed that the brothers are constantly getting into trouble with the white folk. If it weren't for the white folk Thomas wouldn't have a wife, friends, a job, a home, or a BMW to run into people with. Hell, he probably wouldn't exist. So why do the brothers gotta keep commin to him with their petty problems in front of all the white folk? If he was a man of less self control he would just pull out a gun and shot them himself. If the brothers were just a tiny bit smarter or understanding they would realise the situation Thomas is in and leave him alone.
      You can't say he hasn't been trying to tell them that he is not in a position to help them, all appearences to the contrary. That's why he takes the time to read to them from the bench.

      • HELisforHEL

        I have but one upfist to give for your post, yet it deserves so many more.

  • Zombie_Reagan

    Mr. Thompson shouldn't have been black, poor, and living in New Orleans, and this incident never would have happened.

  • Radiotherapy

    Uncle Thomas, squotus santorum

  • After the revolution I got dibs on the SCOTUS 5.

  • PublicLuxury

    What a fuckin' asshole. He picks this case to open his disgusting mouth. Is Ginni going to drunk dial the poor man and demand an apology?

  • After the decision was rendered did the high court congratulate each other with high fives?

    • chicken_thief

      Terrorist fist bumps.

    • poncho_pilot

      they banged each others' gavels.

  • fuflans

    i'm totally drunk dialling clarence and ginni tonight.

  • rocktonsam

    its a god damn squirmish, thats what it is
    birif cerificate also

  • user-of-owls

    There are, alas, no words, expletives or even concepts to adequately convey the depth of loathing I have for this "man." The most generous thing I could say about him is that his dreadful cunt of a wife is worse. So yeah, go him.

    • rocktonsam

      "dreadful cunt" thats in my divorce papers

      along with a receipt for $250.00 for contempt or something

      • user-of-owls

        Yeah, perhaps "odious harpy" could save you a peso or two.

      • DownFist Troll

        upfistupfistupfist! alas, i can do it but once. but you deserve so many more.

    • snicker snack

      Calling that woman a cunt is an insult to cunts. Cunts are warm and welcoming; a safe place in this horrible world. That bitch is more like a giant ass pimple.

      • user-of-owls

        With teeth.

        • Radiotherapy

          And squirming with hookworms.

          • pinkocommi

            Gone septic.

          • poncho_pilot

            and it's located right between Limbaugh's man boobs.

  • straighteight

    So this man's imprisonment is the second-worst thing DA Harry Connick, Sr., ever did, right after producing that son of his.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Another victory for petty legality over Constitutionality and basic humanity. And of course the ones with the most disregard for the essential rights of the defendant to a fair trial are teh self-described originalists.

  • DaSandman

    C'mon, you know Clarence is a HINO.

    Human In Name Only

  • metamarcisf

    Clarence Thomas no longer allows Scalia to drive him home after a rigorously stimulating session at the Adult Bookstore Bar in the Watergate Hotel.

  • I think this case had a lot to do with a lack of evidence on the part of the Attorneys for the plaintiff than anything else. They probably figured they did not have to present too much evidence because they had "a winning case", but it is better to overwhelm with evidence than to be found wanting, as happened here! http://OsiSpeaKS.COM

  • BTWBFDIMHO

    Justice (Scalia) has prevailed.

  • iburl

    Ever since Uncle Thomas said that liberals were worse than the Klan, he's been high on my shit list. In New Orleans they just want to lock up a black man and it obviously matters not one bit which one it is. Thomas and the rest of the Corporate Entities on the supreme court can't wither away fast enough.

  • uno mas…

    law ≠ justice

  • neiltheblaze

    What a cold, heartless, cement headed, loutish joke of a human being Clarence Thomas is.

    • Don't forget his four cohorts.

      • neiltheblaze

        Oh no – I don't at all.

        But this little bit of exculpatory theatre he agreed to pull off by reading the decision – just so his little Jim-Bob, sheet-wearing friends on the court would look marginally less like Imperial Wizard interns – makes him especially loathsome – at least in this instance. There will be other cases where the rest of the hit squad will have the opportunity to show their quality.

  • undeterredbyreality

    I don't know, Wonkette, but I have to say this: Today, for the first time ever, I just didn't want to read you. It's too damn depressing. If we're going to hell in a conservatively embroidered handbag (and we are), I just don't want to know it any more.

    • [redacted]hse

      I've been feeling the same for weeks, really depressed.

      • 教授 Zoom

        You see? The Downfisting Troll really is having an effect!

    • fuflans

      i think ken owes us as many republican 'man boy love' stories as can fit on the head of a pin.

  • ttommyunger

    Clarence Thomas READS?

  • unclejeems

    Now, now, colleagues, Dr. Thomas is just doing his part to keep government expenses down in a time of scarce public resources. R's are the party of fiscal conservatism, don't you know.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Clarence broke his Supreme Court Vow of Taciturnity of the United States – SCVOTUS? Does this coincide with the Super Moon? How about the thin lunar crescent that pairs up with Venus tomorrow morning? Things aligning. . .all these Tea Party whistles, Sarah announcing something on April Fools Day, Ginni getting a new lobbying job, Scalia NOT successful in vehicular manslaughter. . .what is the world coming to?

  • Beowoof

    This motherfucker doesn't say anything because people would have a heaping pile of evidence on what a dumb ass he really is. He is nothing more than Scalia's version of Renfield.
    As for fucking Ginny or a Burro, how would you know the difference?

    • tessiee

      "He is nothing more than Scalia's version of Renfield. "

      This? *kisses bunched-together fingertips* Mwah! Sheer brilliance!

  • sati_demise

    Scalia made Thomas read this. I dont know what the threat/reward was, but it was certainly under duress.
    And now Scalia is jokin' it up with his rich friends about how he made a real fool out of Clarence, hardy har har
    'Honest, I didnt think he would do it! ha hah!'

  • Beetagger

    Dear Ken Layne: I am in desperate need of some of you pro-tips on how to stop myself from banging my head against the desk and cutting my wrists when I read your posts. KTHXBYE

    • emmelemm

      I'd like a subscription to that newletter as well.

      Meantime, someone needs to check my cell for sharp objects and take away my shoelaces.

  • According to the article this is a habit of long standing, the SCOTUS throwing out judgements against prosecutors found liable of gross misconduct. Question is: "Why would anyone give a fuck about some big prosecutor's misconduct case putting his city on the hook for a couple million in damages?"

    Answer: Accountability might break out, which might mean the poor and ignored having a means of last resort. See Clarence Thomas, affirmative action darling par excellence, claims to hate affirmative action. Finding in favor of the victim might lead to future accountability, which would mean that the poor and powerless might end up one day getting a leg up fairly, without the need of affirmative action to settle old scores. But no, instead lets prop up the sick system and tell the victim to go fuck himself. And then complain when steps are taken to attempt to address inequality within the sick system.

    I'm surprised Thompson wasn't required by the court to call Ginny Thomas and apologize, with an extra helping of "praying on it."

  • 教授 Zoom

    Actual LA Times comment from someone who apparently posts under his own name (OK, at least under *a* name):

    JohnParsons at 5:39 PM March 30, 2011
    Many criminals do crimes that are never prosecuted, it's justice when a criminal goes down for a crime he didn't comit, it makes up for all the crimes he got away with. Car jackers are the worst kind of criminal, they are willing and able to kill you for your car. They need to be taken off the street forever. Our justice system has too many "technicalities" in which criminals go free. Our prison system is broken, parolees, get out too soon and comit more crimes, the prision system is a revolving door for criminals. Our laws need to be harsher, and our penalties need to be harsher and more swift. Going to prison is a rite of passage for blacks, maybe if it was hard labor, it wouldn't be.

    What a charmer.

    • MOAR PRIZUNS!

      Seriously? In a bankrupt state with the highest per capita incarceration rate in the nation, which cannot afford to keep warehousing prisoners & has been under federal court order to reduce its inmate population, this fucknut thinks the solution is MOAR prisons (sorry, "prisions")?

      Our country is fucked.

    • Radiotherapy

      Just like the Fondling Fathers intended.

  • brb, death row

  • tessiee

    And then his wife called John Thompson and demanded an apology.

  • BerkeleyBear

    I haven't (and won't) read the decision, but it is probably based on the immunity city and state governments have from civil rights damages unless the people who commit the violations are following a policy or otherwise acting with the approval of the government agency. It could also, however, be about the individuals, who have limited personal immunity unless their actions were so clearly improper/violative of the man's civil rights that no reasonable actor could have thought it was okay. The latter is normally judged by whether you violated clear precedents or guidelines in doing so.

    Part 2 to follow

  • BerkeleyBear

    Pt 2

    The problem with either standard is that it actually suggests that if you do something batshit insane that no one else has there isn't a policy (so the city is off the hook) and there isn't a clear precedent that you are violating (so the cowboy DAs are, too). I ran into a case like this and explained it to my boss, leading to the following discussion:

    Him (incredulously) – so if a cop shoots someone, there's no liability?
    Me – not the first time, if it has never been established that kind of shooting is a violation.

    Henceforth, I will call this a Clarence Thomas – when you get away with criminal conduct for novelty's sake.

    • GregComlish

      Well, I am not a lawyer, but I thought that deliberate obstruction of justice was already a well worn legal doctrine.

  • not that Dewey

    “If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice”

    –Learned Hand

    Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy and Alito can all scoop my cat litter.

  • not that Dewey

    Oh, and

    The evidence of their misconduct did not prove "deliberate indifference" on the part of then-District Attorney Harry Connick Sr.

    Yes, THAT Harry Connick Sr.

  • fuflans

    i would like to give al swearengen a moment here:

    "Here's my counteroffer to your counteroffer — go fuck yourself"

  • MiniMencken

    Well, as we say in the Big Easy, it was mighty White of him to read that decision.

  • Thanks, Ken! Before reading this post, I had no idea that I could simultaneously have 83 anger strokes, 97 despair apocolypses and 62 rage heart attacks and still live to tell abou–

    • Sorry man ….

      • Well, it's okay, I guess. Things are better in this realm. Just listening to the dulcet sounds of my terrible housemate diaphraming while he showers and noisily uses my bar of soap and—OH FUCK I DIDN'T DIE!

    • poncho_pilot

      you just made $62,000 if you were doing it right.

  • pinkocommi

    In law school, my professors liked to say that our legal system exists in order to resolve disputes without recourse to violence. The Supreme Court fucked this case up big time by denying people a peaceful means of addressing a profound injustice. It's particularly not such a good time for the decision because a lot of crazy mother f*ckers in DC own a lot of guns, thanks to another decision on the Second Amendment that the Supreme Court also fucked up. Just saying.

  • Negropolis

    What a fucking scumbag and waste of space. No snark; I despise people like Clarence Thomas.

    "Mistakes were made" is probably the most evil phrase a government official in a democracy can utter, these days.

  • CrunchyKnee

    CT, what a guy. He pulls his nose out of Scalia's stanky butt hole once to read something and it is his masters will. Pubic hair on a coke can much?

  • SWKellogg

    Two big pats on the head for Justice Thomas.

  • Bystanders reported seeing a black man who was six-feet tall with close-cropped hair running away holding a gun. Thompson was 5’8″ tall and had a bushy “Afro” at the time

    No wonder that Thompson was convicted. It's not the fault of the New Orleans District Attorney's office that all of those people look alike.

  • poncho_pilot

    SCOTUS? no. SCROTUM.

  • druranium

    We need cameras at these supreme court rulings. America needs to hear Clarence's all powerful decisions. Why so hush-hush?

    A CSPAN for the supreme court would be great. They could call it WDSPAN, for Wingtard Douche span.

  • Oblios_Cap

    Late to the party, but here's my 2 cents anyway…

    Clarence Thomas Gladly Reads Amoral Decision

    That's the only way you'll ever read "Clarence Thomas" and "moral" in the same sentence.

  • GregComlish

    One day Justice Thomas will accidentally die exploring the exciting world of auto-erotic asphyxiation. He will be a truly fitting victim to his very own "high tech lynching."

  • I had no idea that Harry Connick, Sr. was a D.A.

  • MrFizzy

    Everyone knock it off – that's actually Patrick Ewing in a dress.

  • MrFizzy

    Alright, everyone knock it off. That's actually Patrick Ewing setting a pick for Scalia.

  • randcoolcatdaddy

    Justice is blind. And deaf. And dumb.

  • riverside68

    Thomas is a debit to his race. (The credit entry goes in the white column.)
    What, too much time in the accounting spreadsheets?

  • CHUDster_Arthur

    Looks like it's back to being poor and black. Good luck this time! Don't get arrested.

  • MissTaken

    Yet again Clarence Thomas reminds all of us that his exclusion from all Black History Month celebration programming is A-OK with him.

  • Camaro Nova

    THIS IS OFFICER VINCENT SCAGLIANI, NOPD. WE HAVE SEVERAL COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS WEBSITE DISTURBING THE PEACE YOU DUMB ASSHOLES. GET AGAINST THE CAR DIPSHIT.

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