Let Us Now Praise Arrogant, Foolish Men: The Chief Justice and His Powder Keg Edition

 

I will admit to being a bit too proud of the “heavily credentialed yet still worthless (HCYSW)” characterization I came up with for some of the familiar faces in the news today and who are destined to be tied forever to the rather abrupt and deliberate collapse of a still nominally great nation in less than two years following the end of the Trump administration. (Again, my apologies for the blatant mimicking of Mr. Taleb’s Intellectual Yet Idiot construct.) Only 956 days to go in the Constitutionally mandated Biden-Harris administration. May America get every one of those to the fullest…and emerge on the other side certainly bruised and battered but also wiser.

But there are domains of intellectual arrogance and just plain foolishness (both strategic and tactical) which will bear much of the responsibility for the events of the coming days. I care not to come up with some witty such characterization for those select few who have generated this whirlwind:

‘Horrific!’: Pro-Abortion Activists Send ‘Special Message’ To Kavanaugh’s Wife

And Kids — After Would-Be Assassin Is Caught By His Home

Things are getting out of control…and things are going to get very ugly before the end of the month. There are certainly others but much of the blame for this powder keg should be vectored toward one man. I do not see many outcomes of the course of events heading our way that are going to make the Chief Justice appear wise or competent.

We know that one side is already on a war footing…they have had a month to prepare thanks to Mr. Roberts sitting on his hands. If put into action, they will likely make the summer of 2020 look like an average day on Sesame Street. But what if the “abortion” decision now comes out contrary to the leaked DRAFT opinion. Just think through the implications of that for a while. It may not be the instantaneous rent-a-mobs carefully choreographed for the network cameras with whatever collateral fire and vandalism damage explodes out of that but it will be a much more critical, corrosive, and existential damage. Instead of just the minority of those who support “Roe” being disappointed and throwing an extended temper tantrum, everyone will know that the Court – the Roberts Court – is a complete joke.

He deserves the stained legacy this episode will leave behind … but this month isn’t going to be good for any of us.

Into the abyss…

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  1. No Caesar Thatcher
    No Caesar
    @NoCaesar

    The Democrats want to jail and kill people in order to keep killing babies.

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  2. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Agree with your assessment.  This summer will be hot.  I shall be armed.

    If Roe goes down, the left explodes.  if Roe is sustained despite what we saw leaked, it will just reinforce what many of us already know — Roberts is owned by thugs like Schumer.

    The Civil War is already upon us.  Liberty is already largely extinguished.  We used to be secure in our rights — now we know that what rights we retain, we exercise for now and with permission.  Our rights are mere privileges, with the national government poised to isolate and squash anybody who gets in the way of its fascist machinery.

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  3. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    I get the feeling the right is waiting for that first kill shot to come from the left, but the left appears to be doing everything in its power to provoke the right to a violent reaction.

    I’m curious where the line is. I’m not wanting this. We need a full scale government change in order to stop what’s going on… and frankly, at this point, a president that re-instates the rule of law would be fine to suspend elections for a generation and i would be ok with it if it saves us from a repeat of Biden.

    I do not think democracy for the head of state is working for our stability.

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  4. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    Stina (View Comment):
    I do not think democracy for the head of state is working for our stability.

    Democracy does not work.  Our Republic worked better than anything else, but has been steadily corrupted down to mere democracy, literally mob rule.  This is the post-Republic era.

     

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  5. EODmom Coolidge
    EODmom
    @EODmom

    No Caesar (View Comment):

    The Democrats want to jail and kill people in order to keep killing babies.

    I think it’s no longer – but maybe never was – about this decision. It seems to me to be about the functioning of the rule of law and acceptance of the Constitution. We’re reduced to mob rule, and about half the country accepts it. The Democrats encourage it. Yes, it’s a hill to die on. 

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  6. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    EODmom (View Comment):

    No Caesar (View Comment):

    The Democrats want to jail and kill people in order to keep killing babies.

    I think it’s no longer – but maybe never was – about this decision. It seems to me to be about the functioning of the rule of law and acceptance of the Constitution. We’re reduced to mob rule, and about half the country accepts it. The Democrats encourage it. Yes, it’s a hill to die on.

    Right.  Destabilization is the consistent goal.

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  7. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Democrats are still daily encouraging attacks on SCOTUS justices. And the left is dutifully carrying out their orders. You’d think that recent events would give them pause and maybe consider they went too far with their rhetoric, but even after the assassination attempt, mobs are still showing up at Kavanaugh’s house.

    Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel this week, the Brain Dead President says that Republicans need to be arrested and jailed, and for some reason the political class not horrified.

    All of this is pretext to making disagreement with the Regime punishable by law.

    The nation cannot continue on this trajectory and survive.

    We’re sitting on a powderkeg and the political class is sitting around flicking lit matches.

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  8. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):
    All of this is pretext to making disagreement with the Regime punishable by law.

    Yup.

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  9. philo Member
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    NOTICE: This Member post has been promoted to the Main Feed. Content may have been edited / corrected from the original without attribution by Ricochet.

    (Somewhere along the line it seems we – or I – stopped getting notifications about promotions. For what it’s worth, that is/was an important feature to at least one of us.)

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  10. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
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    Stina (View Comment):
    I get the feeling the right is waiting for that first kill shot to come from the left, but the left appears to be doing everything in its power to provoke the right to a violent reaction.

    In the early weeks of his presidency, Lincoln shrewdly waited for the Confederates to attack Ft. Sumpter so that they were the aggressors. Today’s Democrats seem poised to follow in the path of their 1861 counterparts. 

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  11. RufusRJones Member
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    philo: (Again, my apologies for the blatant mimicking of Mr. Taleb’s Intellectual Yet Idiot construct.)

    He has three interviews with Russ Robert’s Econ Talk that are absolutely excellent about why decentralized government is superior. He also has good original opinions about trade. I do not know how to look these up but they were a long time ago.

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  12. RufusRJones Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    EODmom (View Comment):

    No Caesar (View Comment):

    The Democrats want to jail and kill people in order to keep killing babies.

    I think it’s no longer – but maybe never was – about this decision. It seems to me to be about the functioning of the rule of law and acceptance of the Constitution. We’re reduced to mob rule, and about half the country accepts it. The Democrats encourage it. Yes, it’s a hill to die on.

    Right. Destabilization is the consistent goal.

    I wish I would’ve saved it but Mark Levin is really good on this. The Democrats don’t exist unless they are justifying more non-public goods and more government pushing things around. They have to invent social problems all of the time at the very least. It’s better for them if they actually create actual problems to a point. 

    They are losing the Hispanic vote for good reason. So George Soros just bought 18 radio stations to brainwash them. 

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  13. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):
    Democrats are still daily encouraging attacks on SCOTUS justices.

    They think politicizing the justice system is just swell.

    Enabling Democrats is a bad idea.

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  14. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Please DM me.

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  15. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): Please DM me.

    Done. 

    But to repeat a sentiment I used just the other day:

    “Not to be overly and unnecessarily combative but is there something preventing you from” …simply using the DM “Send Message” functionality available from your end. The avoidance of such an easy task tends to make me suspicious.

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  16. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    philo (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment): Please DM me.

    Done.

    But to repeat a sentiment I used just the other day:

    “Not to be overly and unnecessarily combative but is there something preventing you from” …simply using the DM “Send Message” functionality available from your end. The avoidance of such an easy task tends to make me suspicious.

    It wouldn’t recognize “philo” as a member name.  

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  17. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    A June 23 reminder:

    philo: We know that one side is already on a war footing…they have had a month to prepare thanks to Mr. Roberts sitting on his hands. If put into action, they will likely make the summer of 2020 look like an average day on Sesame Street. But what if the “abortion” decision now comes out contrary to the leaked DRAFT opinion. Just think through the implications of that for a while. It may not be the instantaneous rent-a-mobs carefully choreographed for the network cameras with whatever collateral fire and vandalism damage explodes out of that but it will be a much more critical, corrosive, and existential damage.

    And as was expanded upon later:

    Immediately after the leak they would have had to ramp up into the violence…expending time and energy. Now they are prepared…rent-a-mobs are ready, contractors are ready to drop off pallets of bricks and frozen water bottles, CNN knows exactly where and when to have the cameras rolling, etc.

    This is John Roberts’ powder keg. The fuse was lit with the leak and the exact moment that fuse runs out has been crystal clear for quite some time. Expect maximum effect…lights, camera, action!

    Expect some real made for TV news activity in your near future…either way, I recommend that you refrain from reactive, histrionic posting like an overemotional fourteen year old girl.  

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  18. BDB Coolidge
    BDB
    @BDB

    philo (View Comment):
    I recommend that you refrain from reactive, histrionic posting like an overemotional fourteen year old girl.

    Yeah?  Make me!

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