Friday, June 24, 2022

Well: That Tuesday Thursday thing failed quickly....

I am trying, really trying, to only discuss our fucked up government on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And that is still my hope. Someday soon.

But Supreme Court decisions has come to pass and so I must break my rule. Normally the Supreme Court announces rulings quickly, or late in the term (June) - usually on Mondays, sometimes Mondays and Thursdays when busy.

This year, the have bunched them all up in a shorter time. We had decisions on Tue, Wed, Thur and Fri (today). Monday was a Federal Workers Holiday.

So here we are. Women have no control over their bodies - re pregnancy - in 26 states. The Supreme Court has overturned the federal (national) right to abortion ("Roe"). It now goes to the states. And a majority have already outlawed abortion. Including the entire deep south.

But wait, there's more. 

Normally taciturn Clarence Thomas (the husband of Ginni Thomas a Jan 6th insurrectionist) has published a "Concurring" opinion. Concurring Opinions occur when a Justice wants to explain why they voted yes, and where they do or do not agree with the Majority. there is also the idea of a Dissenting Opinion - where a Justice or Justices say why they did not agree.

Justice Thomas' opinion is scary as fuck. Okay maybe just for me. And we have no idea of what the other 5 concurring Justices think (well, we know Amy CB is from a cult of Catholics, so we know she hates fags).

Thomas thinks that the 14th Amendment (equal justice under the law) does not relate to 3 rulings that should also be overturned.

"Obergefell" refers to the right for gay people to marry.

"Lawerance" refers to the right to legislate what sex acts private parties can do in private. This refers to reintroducing criminal laws for gay sex and, in many states, oral or anal sex for straight people.

"Griswald" refers to the right for access to contraception.

Merry Fascist State to all, and to all a goodnight.

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