November 1st, 2005

Moose With Mug

My Liberal Outrage Returns with a Vengeance

Sometimes, I really believe that the world that many conservatives inhabit is so far divorced from reality, reason and sanity that they must be living on an alternate Earth that somehow exists in the same material plane as the one I inhabit. That must be the only explanation for idiots such as the ones over at Power Line (Time magazine's 2004 Blog of the Year), who actually posted yesterday in support of Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's dissenting opinion in last year's Doe v. Groody, in which he defended the strip-search of a 10-year-old girl in a search warrant executed for a man who lived with her mother.

That's right, he said it was okay to strip-search a 10-year-old girl who, by the way, was not mentioned anywhere in the search warrant. Thank goodness he was overruled by the other judges on the case.

These people are so fucking nuts that it really makes me angry, and anyone who can argue with me with a straight face that Alito's decision was a just one ought to go that girl (she's 17 now) and tell her that it was done for the common good, and "God Bless Her" for being a good little American.

I don't want this man anywhere near the Supreme Court -- or my child (and future children) for that matter.
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Judge Alito's America

For more on Judge Alito's wonderful, fascist vision of America, Think Progress has put together a fun, little fact sheet on some of the hot-button issues he has adjudicated upon while on the 3rd Circuit Appeals Court. Highlights:

  • He would overturn Roe V. Wade
  • He would strike down the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • He would allow race-based and disability-based discrimination

Oh, and during the Reagan administration (before becoming a federal judge,) he helped author a Justice Department policy that said it was okay to fire individuals with AIDS without any other cause, because of 'fear of contagion whether reasonable or not."

What's next -- can I get fired for fear that I'll spread cuties cooties?

I don't care about his obvious qualifications. If the religious right can get their white sheets knotted in a bunch because Harriet Miers wasn't conservative enough, liberals, progressives and (theoretically, provided they still have anything resembling nutsacks left) Democrats should oppose Alito as far too extremist for America.