THE ODDS ARE GOOD BUT THE GOODS ARE ODD  11:01 am March 26, 2012

Wonkette Bookmaker: What Will Be the Final Supreme Court Vote Against Obamacare?

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

This whole court is out of order!
The US Supreme Court hears arguments today regarding the Constitutionality of Kenyan Socialist Communist Anti-Colonial Marxist Plot Obamacare, brought to you by Mitt Romney. What will be the final vote against it?

 

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actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

All of them, Katie.

Crank_Tango March 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

too soon!

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

That's the magic of the checkbox! Radio buttons are for socialists!

Baconzgood March 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

I honestly think it will be 5-4. But who's to say for sure.

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

I dunno….I'd put a fin on it being 5-4

An_Outhouse March 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm

5-0 against Obmamcare. The liberals will be taken out back and shot.

horsedreamer_1 March 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Which they will allege was an outcome of pre-repeal Obamacare.

DEATH PANNNNNNELLLLLZZZZ!

Veritas78 March 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

In their hoodies, clutching their "skittles" and "iced tea." So, just asking for it.

nonbeliever7 March 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I'm going out on a limb. Good guys win by a field goal. (that would be 6-3 for you bloody English and psych majors).
Wait, can I call the English "bloody" or is that verboten?

Baconzgood March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

You just can't call them ****** or ****** or ******** or threaten to ****** their ******** children.

nonbeliever7 March 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I would never say ******* in mixed company. But I recently started watching The Wire DVD set I got a few months back. So I'm fucking watching 6 seasons of fucking unbelievable shows in a really short fucking time frame. I fucking hope it doesn't affect my fucking attitude.

BerkeleyBear March 27, 2012 at 1:36 am

Shiiiiiiiiiiit no.

Ramon X March 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

You can call them Ray, or you call them Jay. Or you can call them RJ. But you doesn't have to call them sir.

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I've said "merde" before on teh Wonkette, but that may have been in the prior Administration.

GOPCrusher March 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I'll go 5-4 in favor. And the next 30 years of hearing Republiklans vow to repeal it.

Advn2rgirl March 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I'm with you. Might even be 6-3, depending on if they decide it's a tax.

kingofmeh March 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm

i agree – alito, thomas, and scalia dissent.

BerkeleyBear March 27, 2012 at 1:40 am

Actually, I could see Scalia pulling a bs concurrence in part, dissent in part that no one can understand the logic of (because it claims fealty to his own Gonzalez v. Raich opinion yet comes out 180 degrees the other way), and Roberts signing on to both that and the majority opinion. So it winds up as 5-4, 6-3 or 7-2 depending on who is doing the nose counting.

I also had a nightmare in which Kennedy has a heart attack from the stress and it winds up 4-4, which means that all the conflicting rulings below stand somehow.

Biel_ze_Bubba March 27, 2012 at 2:56 am

6-3 at least. They can't overturn Wickard v. Filburn without blowing up seventy years of prior jusrisprudence. Even Scalia will grudgingly go along.

Allmighty_Manos March 26, 2012 at 11:02 am

My bet is with evil on this one.

Jus_Wonderin March 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

He's laid up; recovering. Right?

chicken_thief March 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

If it is that difficult to get all of them to look at the camera at one time I don't have much faith in their ability to focus on the issues for 3 days.

Baconzgood March 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

My 7 year old's class photo had all the kids in it paying attention.

NewtsChicknNeck March 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

if you give adderrall to someone in scalia's condition or as old and angry as clarence thomas, you better have EMS ready to roll.

chicken_thief March 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Are you offering that as a suggestion or as a warning?

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Slappy doesn't even need to pay attention – he gets his opinions fed intravenously from Tony.

Biel_ze_Bubba March 27, 2012 at 3:00 am

Clarence gets it via brainwaves — but sometimes, when he doesn't like what he's hearing, he does put on his tinfoil hat. This may be one of those times.

BaldarTFlagass March 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

What's with the weird neckties on them dames?

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

They caught them eating out.

(go on…you know you want to….)

Tundra Grifter March 26, 2012 at 11:25 am

They had lobster for lunch and forgot to take off the bibs?

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

Tacos. Fish tacos.

Tundra Grifter March 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

Tuna or red snapper?

iburl March 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

Some of those are waddles and although they are wearing dresses, they ain't ladies.

GreatChristiano March 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

Ya know, I wish Romney would have consulted with O'bama on his plan before he implemented it in Massemachussetts.

nounverb911 March 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

The butler in the study with a candlestick.

Tundra Grifter March 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

I'll take Miss Scarlet in the Library.

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

The butler took Miss Scarlet in the Library with a candlestick.

Tundra Grifter March 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I wouldn't mind having the rope – but I wouldn't want my intentions to be misunderstood.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm

hard to hear your intentions if your AA session goes wrong with that rope. Just sayin'.

GreatChristiano March 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Clinton in the oval office with a cigar.

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

Wait a minute! Editrix! This is an old photo!

That curtain is CLEARLY pre-Kagan, whom anyone knows is allergic to red!

Callyson March 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Looking at that photo, I'd say Scalia could use some of that Obamacare. But maybe I am being too optimistic…

BaldarTFlagass March 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

The Supremes really went downhill after Diana Ross left the group.

Designer_Rants March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Over the hill, too. also.

x111e7thst March 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

If they really care about Amerikkka the Supremes will declare the Kenyan's long form birf certifikate Unconstitutional and order their bailiff to deport him.

Crank_Tango March 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

"Rusty" or GTFO.

Biff March 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

Whack his peepee!

WhatTheHolyHeck March 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

I'd hate to see them break their streak of kicking cases back to the district courts. It's been so effective thus far in abdicating responsibility on politically hot issues.

V572 Flambé March 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

Except for gun worship and corporate oligarchy, which they strongly favor. They even commanded the Citizens United plaintiffs to come back and re-argue the case so they could change their vote.

littlebigdaddy March 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

Needz moar party hats.

oldedinvn March 26, 2012 at 11:07 am

I bet on 8- 3, cause they ain't not going to allow godless cominism. And also too will aks the churches how to reinstate the inquisition.

SexySmurf March 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

In that picture, Elena Kagan looks like a ninety-year-old white dude.

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 11:42 am

If only our editors had some sort of photo-manipulation tool…

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The picture would be so much more fappable to if it had Blingee added.

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Yes, it's only passably fappable as it is.

nonbeliever7 March 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I got a fappable Kagan photo. Would you like a copy?

Millennial Malaise March 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

She probably judges like one too. If any of the "liberals" defect, my money is on Elena.

GOPCrusher March 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I thought it was Sotomayor that jumped ship on the Citizens United ruling?

Millennial Malaise March 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

It's too early to tell since she hasn't seen that many cases yet but most recently she sided with ( http://www.emptywheel.net/2012/02/21/elena-kagan-… ) the "activists" on the question of a miranda violation of a man who was already in prison (grey-ish area but still). And wasn't there some question about whether she was going to recuse herself from this case or was that just Republican bluster?

Also, how does one do a hypertext link?

GOPCrusher March 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Wow. That does really suck.

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Baconzgood March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

Opie looking one: Repeal.
Fat I-Tie: Repeal
Black one who votes like a white one:Repeal
Guy who Judged OJ: Repeal
Guy that shares a name with Punk Rock band: Meh?
Chick # one: Keep
Chick # two: Keep
Chick # three: Keep
West Coast Liberal: Keep.

PubOption March 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

Captain Sensible for the Supreme Court!

Spurning Beer March 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

There's a Justice Sexpistols?

Baconzgood March 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

That would kick ass!

Advn2rgirl March 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

You know: I learned this week that Ron Sexsmith's real name is Ronald Sexsmith! Who knew? (Aside from his daddy, I mean…)

Lascauxcaveman March 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Yeah, if it wasn't for the Kennedy Factor, the rest of the nine old men and laydeez could just phone it in. Literally.

I hope they prove me wrong on this one.

Mumbletypeg March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

Where have they hidden Elena Kagan? Or is she over at the racquet club swapping shop with Eliot Spitzer again. Hie thee hither, yon whippersnapper Kagan — no time to dilly-dally further, Judgment Day is upon us!

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, she's under Sotomayor's robe… ;-)

Biff March 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

This comment just screams for a wildly inappropriate reference to softball. And plaid. Hell, throw in a Subaru, too.

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

Doc Martens!

weej_bain March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

Not to wish ill health on anyone, but it looks to me that Thomas & Scalia need moar ham biscuits and gravy. Lots moar.

forgracie March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

…and cartons of cigarettes and liquor.

BaldarTFlagass March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

I think they are going to rule that George W Bush is president again.

prommie March 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

Quiet, don't give Scalia the idea.

Gratuitous World March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

I predict dancing in the streets, celebrating the recission of insurance for a million American children. USA!

oldedinvn March 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

Why insure the little buggers when they ain;t job creators

WhatTheHolyHeck March 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Heck, they're job refusers. Those school floors aren't going to mop themselves.

spends2much March 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

It's what Supply Side Jesus wants…

HippieEsq March 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Even so, that outburst of activity will instantly kill of a substantial portion of the fat-asses via stroke, heart attack, and fatal hoverround collissions. So we've got that to look forward to.

Lucidamente1 March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

"Hmmm. Bring millions of new customers to the insurance companies or potentially destroy the Kenyan usurper's presidency. What will it be?"

freakishlywrong March 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

It's a really tough call.I mean, what's better for the public good?

Extemporanus March 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

Oy vey, I think I accidentally just voted for Pat Buchannan.

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

But will the decision play in Obamaville?

nounverb911 March 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

Is that a group shot of Cheney's heart transplant approval board?

DerrickWildcat March 26, 2012 at 11:11 am

Since Obamacare is Black, only Thomas and maybe Sotomayor will vote for it.

oldedinvn March 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

Fool, Thomas is white.

nounverb911 March 26, 2012 at 11:21 am

Only his pubes are blah.

Jus_Wonderin March 26, 2012 at 11:38 am

Thank God they are not silver as they really would have never shown up on that Coke can.

coolhandnuke March 26, 2012 at 11:12 am

5-4 on a Kennedy home run in the ninth.
The teabags win the pennant!
The teabags win the pennant!
The teabags win the pennant!

freakishlywrong March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

I wonder if Ginny Thomas will be out there with a bull horn screeching about socialism in a statue of liberty hat. Because that would be hi-fucking-larias.

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

I thought she saved that for the bedroom.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm

VIDEO OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN

horsedreamer_1 March 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Barrelhse March 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

Ginny Thomas, cow's twat.

Geminisunmars March 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I have this little fantasy where things are not going too well in the Thomas household, and, just to piss her off, Clarence votes to uphold O'bamamamamcare. Now that would be hi-fucking-larias!

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

You mean he'll find a new medium to vent his passive-aggression against his wife into other than groping women at the office?

Geminisunmars March 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Yeah. Clarence, reach out in a whole new way, why dontcha?

cheetojeebus March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

MegaDeath Panelz!!111111111

Jus_Wonderin March 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

I liked their second album better.

RadioStalingrad March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

Good, they rescind Obamacare and then they have to pull the plug on Cheney.

Jus_Wonderin March 26, 2012 at 11:45 am

"Well, you see, the Multitronic Units one through four were not entirely succesful. But this one is. M-5 is ready to take control of the ship."

metamarcisf March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

Kentucky, 81-67

GreatChristiano March 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

They are unbeatable I tells ya…

memzilla March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

"Hey, you got Diebold® in my United Healthcare®!"

"No, you got United Healthcare® in my Diebold®!"

prommie March 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

Some commentators are savvy enough to see that its not about the merits, and that the "conservative" radicals on the court all want to strike it down, but then they make the mistake of thinking that there is some kind of question over whether they would be so brazen, whether they have too much concern for the institution and the public faith in the Court. What a silly idea, to think that they might "hold themselves back" out of "integrity." They have no fucking integrity, and no care for anything in the world except furthering their agenda (and in Thomas' case, getting revenge on all the liberal smarty-pants who called him an idiot). They will be as brazen as they were in Bush v. Gore, they have no fucking compunctions, they are true revolutionaries and they believe lawbreaking is justified in defense of their cause.

Terry March 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

There was a correspondent on NPR this weekend saying just about the same thing. The question was whether Chief Justice Roberts would come down on the side of the health care act as so to avoid a deeply divided Court. The correspondent and host were professional enough not to chuckle at the very thought.

V572 Flambé March 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

Well, I feel a lot better about this now.

ph7 March 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

Agreed:

Goal #1 – advance agenda
Goal #2 – line up spare donor hearts so conservative majority will last forever.

V572 Hogan Gidley March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

Do the "justices" have to get in line behind Cheney on the waiting list?

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

"Activist judges" is a lot easier to type.

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

You should give a 'Spoilers' alert. I was looking forward to the next "Pirates of the Caribean" movie; "Revenge of the Dancing Bears."

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

SPOILER ALERT:

The worst George Zimmerman will be convicted of is discharging a firearm in a residential area, and the Florida Legislature won't change one letter of the law the NRA wrote for them.

There, was that better?

nonbeliever7 March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Then he'll get a job on Fox.

teebob2000 March 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

… as special correspondent for the blacks and browns.

"See?? We're not ALL white!"

An_Outhouse March 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Citizens United pretty much confirmed that ideology trumps everything.

ttommyunger March 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Nailed it!

OC_Surf_Serf March 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

25 or 6 to 4

weej_bain March 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

We need somebody from Chicago to soonly make another appointment. Very much Soonly.

proudgrampa March 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

Wha-? You mean the Daley machine controls the Supreme Court? Dead justices voting? Voting early and often?

Who woulda thunk it?

WhatTheHolyHeck March 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

This is Chicago-style politics I can get behind.

prommie March 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

Oh, and fucking Roberts illegally stole those kids of his from Ireland through some kind of scam central-american adoption fraud, too. Needs to be remembered.

Veritas78 March 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Because he couldn't get it up for his "beard-wife", despite all Elaine Chou's advice about how she had "handled" Mitch's waddle.

Chill-A-Sketch March 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

Worst March Madness bracket, ever.

proudgrampa March 26, 2012 at 11:55 am

Most timely avatar, ever!

Cheers!

ThankYouJeebus March 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

If this is anything like Citizen's United, they'll hear the arguments in this case and then decide that trans-vaginal ultrasounds are people, my friends.

Mumbletypeg March 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

TAGGED: THE ODDS ARE GOOD BUT THE GOODS ARE ODD

And likewise: an oldie isn't a goodie all the time, just because a goodie is an oldie some of the time.

donner_froh March 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

Got some big boys on the court. Scalia must take a size 60 Extra Stout robe.

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

More like 40 gal Glad bag, a/k/a the Romney Raincoat.

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

He and Slappy Thomas have to go robe shopping at Wal Mart because it's the only place that has them in size XXXXL.

Veritas78 March 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

There are two Opus Dei altar boys under there.

Barb March 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

Someone needs to stop the death panels of Herman Cain. He snuffed a goldfish for one ad and now there is that creepy little girl, a catapulted rabbit and a shotgun in the new ad. Why does Herman Cain hate animals? Why is Herman Cain making ads? http://sickofstimulus.com/

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

a catapulted rabbit

He remade "The Holy Grail"?????

Barb March 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

Never seen The Holy Grail.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Please watch this movie. Soon. Seriously. Oh, and don't drink anything for a few hours beforehand. If you're in tuned to British language styles and phrases, you will piss yourself royally.

If you're not, watch it ten times until you are. Trust me… this movie never gets old, ever.

Chet Kincaid March 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

"Life Of Brian" is the masterpiece.

Barb March 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Thanks for the advice, Chick. I'm going to watch it and think of you.

SorosBot March 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Never seen the Holy Grail? You need to do so as soon as you can then – you must miss like half the references here without it.

And to pass, you must find us – a shrubbery!

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Never seen The Holy Grail? Why do you hate America Great Britain?

Biel_ze_Bubba March 27, 2012 at 3:18 am

Then you have never seen a "flesh wound".

MosesInvests March 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

Run away! Run away!

Lascauxcaveman March 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm

"Nooooo, you *knew*, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny*, isn't it?"

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Manky Scots Git!

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Gaston! Fetchez la vache!

Jus_Wonderin March 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

I was going to write an old joke here about Herman being an impotent, er, I mean, important guy, but it might be too rude.

Biff March 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

I think that's the rabbit that attacked Jimmy Carter. Herb Cain is just trying to be helpful.

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Why is Michele Bachmann going on Sunday morning TeeVee talk/snooze shows?
Why is Rick Perry still alive? I think only Republican Jesus can answer these questions.

Mumbletypeg March 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Why is Herman Cain making ads?

Funny cause I was just browsing an older thread, wherein imissopus noticed Cain was taking suggestions for his response to the SOTU address. I'd forgotten Cain was picked by the Tea Party to give their response. He had already canceled his campaign. But he hasn't canceled the incessant marketing of himself to a population segment that sees him as more of a brand name than a human, a persona rather than a person.

only Republican Jesus

Here's one Republican Jesus, for your viewing pleasure. (Made me laugh.)

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Herman Cain – a cross between Monty Python and Alex Forrest.

GOPCrusher March 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Herb Cain must of been taking grifting lessons from Bible Spice.

PuckStopsHere March 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

Do you see any of these upstanding Americans wearing Hoodies? Don't think so. And have any of them been shot while walking around their neighborhoods? Again, don't think so. As for how they will vote on the constitutionality of the "Affordable Care Act", what Prommie said.

V572 Hogan Gidley March 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

Walking is really un-American, because it does not support our Petro-Oligarchy in the manner to which they've become accustomed. And mass transit?—have you ever looked at the kind of people who ride buses?

An_Outhouse March 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Faux News removed the hoodie from their on line selection of American Patriot souvenirs (even if souvenir is French).

RadioStalingrad March 26, 2012 at 11:27 am

I know one place I never want to go: the SCOTUS sauna.

Terry March 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

No, but the conversations at the female Justice's regular Margarita Night would be interesting.

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

Someone hasn't read Jon Stewart's book.

RadioStalingrad March 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Srsly? I'll check it out when I get home.

lefty74 March 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and ever eatable, drinkable and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
- Mark Twain's Autobiography

Oh and did I say fuck you, Alito and Thomas and the fouled up swearing in asshole.

deanbooth March 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The fouled up swearing in still pisses me off. That arrogant fucker.

sbj1964 March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

The supreme Court has become nothing more than an extention of the RNC.They are another example of how the system has failed.

HippieEsq March 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

too many ladies and Heebs on SCOTUS to make that comparison fly. SCOTUS looks more to me like an extension of a multi-religious, multi-ethnic disfuncitonal family. Except in this family black people don't ever talk and Italians are prudes.

MozakiBlocks March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

6-3 to uphold.

Yes, it rains on my planet, why do you ask?

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

That's my prediction also.

Lascauxcaveman March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

So which one is going to be the traitor to the Republican master race? Alito? Roberts?

Surely not Scalia or Mini-Me-Thomas.

MozakiBlocks March 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I suspect Kennedy and Roberts will vote to uphold with Fat Tony, Slappy and Opie dissenting.

And Roberts writes the majority opinion.

fuflans March 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

npr this am (nina totenburg? can't remember) was saying alito might uphold and kennedy might have trouble upholding.

but i can't remember why as i got four hours of sleep and i have lady bits.

Advn2rgirl March 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm

You heard about the assassination attempt on Clarence Thomas, right? They put poison on Scalia's butthole.

nonbeliever7 March 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Me too. I'm guessing that Obama's elitist Harvard Law degree may have been useful when this law was written.

sarah_connor March 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I might even venture 7-2. But if it goes back maybe we'll have another shot at single payer.

Rock chalk, chicken hawk, I'm a bracket buster, etc.

MissNancyPriss March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

Oh now that's a silly question.

prommie March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

Have I seen Thomas somewhere before? Was it on a box of rice?

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

I don't think he's an Uncle Ben….

Biff March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

Definitely an Uncle Thomas, though.

RadioStalingrad March 26, 2012 at 11:44 am

A Coca-Cola promotion?

Jus_Wonderin March 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

A PSA? Pubic Service Announcement?

flamingpdog March 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I think it was on a box of pancake mix.

Well look at the picture – he is wearing a dress.

deanbooth March 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Cream of Scalia?

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Wasn't he in Song of the South?

Terry March 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

No, it was standing by his wife at a tea bagger fundraiser.

mrblifil March 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Hard to tell, he often wears his hoodie up.

reasonbran March 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

He was in a movie: Another Hill to Climb.

Veritas78 March 26, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I wish you had seen him on a carton of milk. Or in the Post Office.

Do they do that anymore?

BlueStateLibel March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

Here's my insightful analysis: they will rule that Obamacare is ILLEGAL because Obama's a socialist, but that Romneycare, which is the exact same thing, is LEGAL because Mitt Rmoney is a rich white guy.

spends2much March 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

Exactly- if we called it something a little less, ethnic

chascates March 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

See precedent, Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000).

fartknocker March 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

I know this was produced PBS, a bastion of liberals according to the API whore Jim Inhofe, but I believe this is a pretty cool illustration of how the Affordable Health Care Act impacts Americans. The statement about the year 2037 is pretty scary:
http://newshour.tumblr.com/post/19842196257/healt

Oh, and fuck Rick Perry, Rick Scott, Rick Santorum and Scott Walker.

not that Dewey March 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

Is there such thing as point-shaving in a Supreme Court decision? My money's on the ref.

V572 Hogan Gidley March 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

Maybe Kennedy takes bribes from the "liberal" and conservative justices, and swings toward the side that pays him the most.

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

Maybe they will vote so that all of us can have the same free healthcare for life they get. Maybe I should take a couple aspirin and go back to bed.

Biff March 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

Don't they fall from between your knees when you roll over?

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm

My knees are usually tied together.

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Dude! I was the guy in the gimp suit!

Toomush_Infer March 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

What goes on under the robes stays under the robes….actually, it's whatever side has more guns….oh, we know that, too?…

Isyaignert March 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm

They should have NASCAR-like patches on their robes to show where their true loyalties lie.

Toomush_Infer March 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I like it – it'd probably be the same companies….

Pragmatist2 March 26, 2012 at 11:43 am

No snark – this is a no-brainer. It is 7-2 to uphold the law with Roberts writing the majority and Scalia joining in a concurring opinion. That's on a bad day. On a good day it is 8-1. Thomas dissents muttering about death panels and the end of freedom as we know it. the phrase "economic slavery" may be mentioned

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

All I'm hearing is you saying something about how the Koch Brothers failed to pay a vig to the justices. Is that right?

Jus_Wonderin March 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

Do I need to update my bracket?

GOPCrusher March 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

No less than two on dissention. Scalia and Thomas rule as a team.

Pragmatist2 March 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Not on this one. Scalia will have nothing but scorn for the argument that there is some new liberty interest implicit in the Commerce Clause. He may be wrong, but the man is absolutely consistent.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

Why don't they skip the ACA, and just talk about ruttin' and contraceptives? It'll be a 6-3 vote, with the wimminz' votes not counting, for being wimminz.

Biff March 26, 2012 at 11:56 am

From the annoying poll over there>>>>>>>

What do you think?
Do you believe that convicted felons should be allowed to vote in public after they have completed their punishment?

WTF, hengh?

Biff March 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I mean really, who else gets to vote in public, anyway?

spends2much March 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Gingrichcare= F*ck you, you poor piece of crap. If you want free health care, become Vice President!
Santorumcare= Pray for health. Except for me and my family, we go to a sweet doctor and make our own choices.
Romneycare= Same as the plan that last dude had, but with a less ethnic name!

V572 Hogan Gidley March 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Romney's not even signing up for Medicare! That's how much he's against government-run health care! The fact that he's obscenely wealthy and can buy and sell docs and hospitals like with the rounding errors in his Cayman Island accounts has nothing to do with it.

Isyaignert March 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

If Clarence Thomas had any integrity, he would recuse himself because of his wife's anti-healthcare work; but, he has no integrity (or intelligence, class or morals).

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

And stop going to the Rose Bowl Parade dressed as a giant can of Coca-Cola.

prommie March 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Thomas has nothing but a giant seething ball of resentment. Its stuck in his craw.

teebob2000 March 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Oh, nice going, piss him off even more!

GOPCrusher March 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Dude. You used the words "Clarence Thomas" and "Integrity" in the same sentence.

ddanaan March 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm

It will be 6-3.in favor of ACA. Kennedy will go for itwhich means it will pass and Roberts will jump on when he sees it will pass, since he will want to write the decision. All the sophisticated dynamics of a Kindergarten playground.

hagajim March 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I personally think they will decline to rule on it as not being ripe (until 2014) when the individual mandate actually kicks in. Usually the Court would indicate there is no standing….however, because they are taking the case, I figure they'll gun Travyon (I mean Obama) down.

V572 Hogan Gidley March 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

The cable wise men are saying the brevity of this morning's session indicates they don't want to decide this/put off making the decision on the technicality. This either means they don't want to give the American people even two years of positive experience under ACA, or they think the Mayans were right so why fuck with this.

GreatChristiano March 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

All good commies agree that it is easier to make it through times of freedom with no health rather than times of health and no freedom.

johnnyzhivago March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I predict a tie.

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Then its a win for uphold.

thefrontpage March 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Clarence Thomas and John Roberts, spotted at an event at the Crew Club in D.C. this past weekend, told several very close friends there that when they're hearing cases in the Supreme Court, on duty, they don't wear anything under their robes. And Thomas said he often daydreams about Ann Coulter and felching when he's sitting on the bench. Roberts says he thinks about dougnuts, Jill Biden, caramel cremes, Cleveland steamers, oysters, Michelle Malkin and Reese's peanut butter cups.

MissTaken March 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I just hope that whoever votes the opposite direction of Thomas gets the honor of middle of the night drunken phone calls from Ginny demanding their apologies.

SorosBot March 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Along with long detailed descriptions of porno scenes starring Long Dong Silver. Say, what's that on my Coke?

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm

In 2032.

Limeylizzie March 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Sometimes, often, I don't know why I still live in this benighted country.

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ March 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

because flying back will require a mortgage?

JerkCade March 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!!!

Lascauxcaveman March 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I thought you lived in NYC?

TOTALLY different country, miss.

Limeylizzie March 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I also live in Los Angeles, if I had my druthers I would live in Maine or Vermont.

Toomush_Infer March 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

You could always move to Hawaii….that's not really part of our country, is it?….

anniegetyerfun March 26, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Plenty of Congresspeople say no!

joshleefolsom March 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

As part of a special publication devoted to the case, the ABA surveyed a group of veteran observers and asked them to predict the outcome. The results? Eighty-five percent predicted that the court will uphold the law.
http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-cohn/101842/supr

I hope they're right, because I bet Romney $10,000 that Obamacare will win.

SorosBot March 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

To be serious for a second, it'll probably all come down to Kennedy and I think he'll probably have one of his non-hateful moments and vote to uphold.

MissTaken March 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I can't vote until I hear the Gamemakers scores on each of them first.

SorosBot March 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Because it's where all you stuff is?

Limeylizzie March 26, 2012 at 12:42 pm

That is probably true, plus I have an oldish spouse who wouldn't want to come with me.

Guppy March 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Do what Newt would do and trade him in for an anorexic albino.

teebob2000 March 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Albino slander!!!

anniegetyerfun March 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Um, the rest of us will come with you. We ARE talking UK, yes? TAKE ME THERE.

DaRooster March 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Sheesh… one post about the Supremes and- NO MORE POSTS EVER!

We are definitely headed in the right direction…

HippieEsq March 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm

SCOTUS/Affordable Care Act Haiku:

Cuccinelli, wet
Thomas, silent and erect
Roberts a surprise upfist

BarackMyWorld March 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Neez less Anthony Kennedy, moar Ted Kennedy.

mavenmaven March 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm

OK, I'm from Vegas, are we placing odds?

Toomush_Infer March 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I'm sure we are – check the odds sheets…

JerkCade March 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

So, the ACA was basically written by the Heritage Foundation and the insurance companies (with the exception of that pesky ending rescission part), but everybody is expecting our venal and wholly-bought Supreme Ct. to what? Strike it down?

No, my friends, it will go at least 7-2 in favor and single-payer will be dead for at least another 20 years.

BaldarTFlagass March 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Wonkette Bookmaker: Will "Wonkette Bookmaker: What Will Be the Final Supreme Court Vote Against Obamacare?" be the final post of the day for Monday, March 26?

BarackMyWorld March 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I wanna know when Rebecca is going to announce those poll results!

Robman2 March 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Why does the black guy only have one leg?

James Michael Curley March 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Angelina Jolie borrowed it.

GOPCrusher March 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

She wears it well.

Chichikovovich March 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

3/5 rule.

bagofmice March 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

He has government run health care.

Advn2rgirl March 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

That's not his leg.

anniegetyerfun March 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I can't believe it took five comments before we got to this one!

Blueb4sunrise March 26, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I think that there's too many posts so far today, not too few.

Mumbletypeg March 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm

…but if I 'thumb' this, because it's funny, won't it look like I'm agreeing it's "too many posts" — which I don't?
It's like the conundrum faced on Facebook when someone posts a thoughtful, or pertinent, or salient link to a story that contains BAD NEWZ so while I don't want to concur "That's Great!" still I want to thank them for mentioning the story.

Blueb4sunrise March 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Yes.

OneYieldRegular March 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I hate to be non-snarky on Wonkette first thing on a Monday morning, but as regards the Supreme Court, Justice John Paul Stevens was more prophetic than Nostradamus when he wrote in his 2000 Bush/Gore dissent, "Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law."

Isyaignert March 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Good post! As we now know, Al Gore won Florida according the the NYT and other reporters who actually counted the votes after the unelected lifetime politicians in robes stole the election in favor of their corporate overlords.

The world would look a lot different if Gore had fought harder and hadn't handed the keys to the WH over to that beady-eye, oily snake and the sociopathic drunken fukhead.

Poindexter718 March 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Apparently the wee one and the wise looking latina ordered the lobster.

Naked_Bunny March 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Female justices have to cover their bosoms better.

Naked_Bunny March 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I learned from conservatives that judges should not rule on issues that could personally affect them, so I assume that any justices getting government-based healthcare insurance will recuse themselves.

OurDailyBread March 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

16-4. I was homeschooled. I hated my teachers. All of them–through all 7 grades.

SwanSwanH March 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Rooting for a 0-0 tie with lots of injuries.

bagofmice March 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The case will create a miasma of robes, fluttering in fury.

Toomush_Infer March 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm

How Yeatsian…..

BigSkullF*ckingDog March 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I think the ethnic looking lady will win it all in overtime.

reasonbran March 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I am an optimist and believe that a) reason will prevail, and b) the health care mandate will be upheld.

We are all, of course, shaped by our history. If SCOTUS had ruled against Gore in 2000, I might feel differently.

mrblifil March 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

They'll pull out some equivocating unanimous decision so we all see starbursts for a while, then when we least suspect it WHAM Roberts brings the Hammer down.

lochnessmonster March 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I think that's the best survey I ever took…short, sweet, to the point!

ttommyunger March 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Thought bubbles: Roberts: No, I'm not gay, but I did experiment a little in college. Alito: Am I going to die without knowing what a blowjob is like? Probably. Scalia: Fuggagetaboutit! Thomas: OK, I've got the white pussy, but shit, that is one ugly unpleasant fucking woman.

Veritas78 March 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Thomas dreams of Callista. Who may be available soon.

ttommyunger March 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Thomas will no doubt be able to go at least seven inches where no man has gone before….

IonaTrailer March 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Has anyone noticed how Justice Scalia bears a striking resemblance to Long John Silver?
http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n264/IonaTrail

jgalleg4 March 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I think that they might vote 5-4. Of course, they could go for a 5-4 vote that B. Hussein Obama is an EVIL COMMIE SCUMBAG.

MadBrahms March 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Intrade has the odds of Obamacare being struck down this year at 33%, though over 60% (?!) by the end of 2013.

Haha, but Intrade, obviously the people who would submit their opinions to a "market" to find Truth are bleeding-heart liberals with no bias.

docterry6973 March 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The conservatives get a two-fer here. They can snuff out creeping Socialism and help the GOP defeat Obama. 5-4 against, like the boss said.

DahBoner March 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm

#2 With a Bullet, On the Wrong Side of History, Bethind Dred Scott

You couldn't dance to that hot mess, either…

finallyhappy March 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I will be at the rally(supporting– of course, do I look like a teabagger to you??) tomorrow. If you see any footage and there is an older lady wearing a t-shirt with Obama punching a zombie- and holding a pink yarn uterus(me- not the Prez)- I will have outed myself to Wonkette. I'd post the photo of the uterus here but do not know how

rocktonsam March 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

do these people have super pacs?

DahBoner March 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I predict Obamacare will be thrown out under a little-used commerce clause:

The Terrible Two Year-old "You Can't Make Me Do Anything" clause…

actor212 March 26, 2012 at 11:40 am

Snapper, of course. The men had Coney Island whitefish

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