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* This New Yorker cartoon describes a person we all know.
* Mocking America's counterculture has a long and wonderful history.
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* The Kojo Nimadi Show discusses the state of the Supreme Court.
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* A gay man is confronted by an anti-gay preacher on the subway and this happens.
* Robots are taking all our jobs, even the fun ones where you get to talk to Fred Armisen.
Tags: Daily Links, Evolution, Funny or Die, Pope Benedict XVI, Science & Technology, Supreme Court, The New Yorker
Massachusetts may blush red on occasion, but its blood is definitely Democrat blue. That said, Scott Brown may have revealed his true colors…
When asked for his "model Supreme Court justice," Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown paused as if he knew his answer might get him in trouble. "Ah… that’s a great question," Brown replied. "I think Justice Scalia is a very good judge."
Some in the audience booed and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren wasted no time trying to capitalize on Brown’s admiration for the conservative justice.
Elizabeth Warren also wasted no time whatsoever making this face during his answer. After being rapped on the knuckles for naming the most conservative judge since William Rehnquist, Scott Brown then named several other justices, including Sotomayor. Unfortunately, the question wasn't "How many Supreme Court justices can you name?" If that had been the question, he would have gotten a C+ instead of an F.
But then again, Scott Brown is nobody's student.
Photos by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe/Getty Images and U.S. Treasury Department/Wikimedia Commons
Tags: Antonin Scalia, Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown, Supreme Court
If there's one thing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia likes, it's the Constitutional framers' original intent. Except for cases like women voting and desegregated schools — you know, popular stuff.
But if there are two things Antonin Scalia likes, it's educating the American public. Which is why he refuses to let them watch the Supreme Court do its job…
Scalia told C-SPAN in an interview to air later this week that he opposes cameras in the court because he does not believe the American people will watch and understand the context of Supreme Court hearings…
"…what most of the American people would see would be 30 second, 15 second take-outs from our argument, and those take-outs would not be characteristic of what we do, they would be uncharacteristic," he told C-SPAN.
He's right: according to the FCC, news outlets are only allowed to broadcast 30 seconds of jowls at a time.
But he's right about education too. We don't need the Supreme Court to learn about, say, health care reform. We're better off sticking with the Glenn Becks of the world. (Did you know not one Justice asked the White House counsel how Obamacare would apportion death panels by state?)
Anyway, you can check out more things Scalia is right about when we watch his appearance on this week's "Fox News Sunday." Get our free app to join our live discussion/eye-rolling session.
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Tags: Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court