@#$%&

The United States Supreme Court is no longer interested in We the People and our well-being, but instead have an ‘agenda’ that has NOTHING to do with you or me or John Doe down the street!  Yesterday, the so-called ‘Supreme’ Court struck down a vaccine mandate that would have required employees of companies with more than 100 employees to either be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.  IT’S A NO-BRAINER!!!  Every person who deals with the public in any form or fashion should be required to be vaccinated!!!  With this decision, the Court basically said that We the People do not matter, that our lives are without value.  🤬

We should all file a class action suit against the Supreme Court claiming that our rights to live in peace without fear from our neighbor’s breath have been violated!  It isn’t bad enough that some 65 million people in this nation are too selfish and too stupid to do the right thing and get the vaccine.  It isn’t bad enough that if everyone had been vaccinated at the earliest possible date, this nation would now be Covid-free, but instead we are experiencing on average 2,000 deaths from Covid per day!  2,000 human lives that could have been saved if only people hadn’t been such damn fools.  And now, the United States Supreme Court has given these fools carte blanche to continue killing us all!  Many thanks to Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Barrett, and to Chief Justice John Roberts for showing us just how little our lives are valued.

On the other hand, three other Justices, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomeyer, and Stephen Breyer issued a scathing and appropriate dissent …

“When we are wise, we know not to displace the judgments of experts, acting within the sphere Congress marked out and under Presidential control, to deal with emergency conditions. Today, we are not wise. In the face of a still-raging pandemic, this Court tells the agency charged with protecting worker safety that it may not do so in all the workplaces needed. As disease and death continue to mount, this Court tells the agency that it cannot respond in the most effective way possible.”

I have officially now lost all faith in the branch of our government that was originally intended to be non-partisan and fair.  I think it doubtful that another fair ruling will ever come out of this body, at least until there is a significant turnover of Justices, perhaps in 50 years or so.

41 thoughts on “@#$%&

  1. If the supreme court went along with Biden’s mandate… does that mean the gov’t owns our body? I say we dodged a bullet, otherwise bye bye to personal choice and freedom. Just my opinion for what it’s worth.

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  2. The “Liberal” Australian Party, our current Government, are trying to make things like this happens. Our PM, is part of Hillsong and they recently had a musical festival, where they were dancing and no masks. No fines and no arrests, with an non-apology. I think Australians are not as willingly to put up with, but we did vote them in. I didn’t, but they’re currently in, lol.

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    • I think you’re right, that Australians have better sense than most Americans, but as you say, you did vote Morrison and the others into office. I do hope, though, that it never gets as bad there as it is here.

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  4. “The Party of Life” strikes again Jill. Do you think Democratic voters will from now on, make the Supreme Court kind of important when they decide whether to vote or not? SIGH

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  5. Jill, this began when the filibuster was removed for SCOTUS appointees. The Dems did it for less judge appointments under the late Harry Reid. He did so do the politicized hold-up on judge approval votes. Mitch McConnell forewarned he might do the same for SCOTUS appointees which he did. So, instead of needing 60 votes for a more moderate judge, they need only 51 for a more strident judge. And, this is what happened. I also fault McConnell for holding up Merrick Garland for a nominee (he was liked by both sides) as he argued it was an election year.

    So, instead of a moderate judge like Merrick Garland, we wind up with what we have now. I do not want strident judges. That is not the place for partisanship. So, be prepared for more of the same. Even though Reid just passed, I have long thought he and McConnell were two sides of the same coin on what is wrong with Washington. Then, along came Trump who showed how low he could take things. Keith

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    • In general, I am against the filibuster and was initially happy to see it overridden for such things as budgetary bills and court nominees. However, never in my 70 years did I think that removing the filibuster for court appointees would lead to such evil as these last two — Kavanaugh and Barrett, who make no bones about their political views and scoff at the very term “non-partisan”. Yes, I am still incensed over what McConnell did to block Merrick Garland’s nomination, and even more so when he went the exact opposite direction when Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and McConnell pushed Barrett through in record time … the exact opposite of his words about Garland not being confirmed a year ahead of the election. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

      I do see your point about Reid and McConnell being two sides of the same coin, but I still believe that Reid had a conscience and operated in the best interests of the people, whereas McConnell has long since forgotten the people and is on a power trip. Just my opinion, of course.

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      • Jill, I would definitely give Reid the edge on having a conscience. Both men knew how to use the system to their advantage. Trump likes to beat up on McConnell, but the latter has done more to further the cause of Republicans than the former. What should scare the country is if someone like Trump who knows how to work the system gets elected. Keith

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        • I think that does scare the majority of us in the country, but the other 40% or so seem enamoured of what Trump could or would do if he were elected again. I suspect that if he is elected in 2024, it will be the last election we see for a long time. Let us hope that never comes to pass, that he is safely tucked behind iron bars by the time of the 2024 election.

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            • Truer words were never spoken and as far as his base … aren’t they already unhinged? Seems like they are, especially after what I read about his ‘rally’ in Arizona and how the crowds cheered him, the pillow dude, and others. Not a functional brain cell among them!

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  6. On the least side, Jill, they signed a chaos sentence for the entire country. Besides not having to test, I know from personal experience people always go to work sick, especially in the early stages, for various reasons,
    A) They can’t afford to miss work
    B) They want to ‘prove’ they are really sick enough to go home
    C) They just don’t give a crap about anyone other than themselves.
    On the dark side, somewhere in the GOP agenda is the goal to make governing this country as difficult for President Biden as they possibly can, consequences be damned. In short, they are all imbeciles. Rutting, preening, proselytizing, pandering, witless, greedy, sightless, suck up imbeciles.

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    • I think that both the least side and the dark sides are accurate. The Republican Party, by its own admission, no longer has any platform other than to destroy the Democrats. They are determined to obstruct any legislation that would help people, such as BuildBackBetter or the two voting rights bills. They also have no empathy for the people of this nation, even the fact that 2,000 people are dying from Covid each and every day of late. There are no consciences within the Republican Party … or rather, those who have a conscience are getting out at the end of this term, leaving the most vile of all to ultimately decide the rules.

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  7. The Trump appointees have ruined the court making it a joke. It is scary how crass the decisions are and how long these rulers can be in office. It’s an unfunny joke. It’s like a bad puppet show.

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    • You’re so right. What galls me as much as the lack of conscience on the part of Gorsuch, Barrett, and Kavanaugh, is that the Senate, who took an OATH to preserve the Constitution, confirmed these three arses. Again, it seems that the people are only pawns to be used in this country today.

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      • Umm… the courts did abide by the Constitution, majority of justices preserved our right to choose, thus protecting our body autonomy. Without individual sovereignty, we’re simply slaves, chattel, property of the gov’t.
        Of course you have the right to disagree… that’s how Democracy works.
        On a practical level, vaccine mandates can never be allowed b/c capitalism won’t permit it. Too many workers are quitting their jobs and filing law suits against their employers for violating their right to work. It’s a sovereignty issue, not just vaccination.
        If the unvaccinated quit working in protest, the whole country’s in BIG trouble. FYI, most blue collar factory workers, truck drivers, farmers are anti-vaxx conservative Trump supporters.
        Like it or not, we need them as much as they need us, we are all interdependent of each other, that’s how a society is meant to function if the gov’t doesn’t interfere. Any chink in the supply line spells collapse!

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  8. Trump made it impossible for Supreme Court Justices to check their political hats at the door. He required them to wear their buttons and banners inside their “Room,” and thus kill the best check and balance system in your country to be bought and paid for. What happens now can only be undone one way, take SCOTUS out of the system. HOWEVER THAT HAS TO BE DONE!

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      • That is just it, Jill. Just because they were appointed for life does not mean they have to retain that power for life. Lock them in a room somewhere and let them play their petty games. Meanwhile, give those powers to someone capable of using them correctly and judiciously. The best way to get past an obstacle is to ignore it where it is, and step around it. Let them have their fun, but don’t let them have the power they think they have.

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          • Not you personally, no, I am not trying to say that. But Americans, collectively. The rest of the world cannot help Americans here. This is America”s fight. Yet, if you lose it, the whole world loses. And that is something I am not sure Americans realize.

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            • Those of us with functioning brains do realize that what happens here, whether regarding the environment, democratic principles, trade, or whatever, does affect the rest of the globe. Sadly, there are too many people here who do not possess functional brains and have an “America First” attitude, a stupid belief that we can operate as an isolationist nation. The very expression “America First” is a fallacy, for there is no single country that should be called ‘America’, which is why most often I refer to this country as the U.S. Every country in the continents of North, South, and Central America are part of America, yet the people of the U.S. have, in all their arrogance, commandeered the title.

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    • I’ve ranted and railed against Citizens United for years now, but there have still been numerous times that the Court made the right decisions even since Citizens United. Sadly, some of the most relevant may be reversed under the current Court.

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