Tag: Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court Consort
Clarence Thomas stands accused of ethics violations.
“WTF Harlan Crow?” asks a disgusted nation.
The Senate’s mounting an investigation,
But we just have one burning question:
Why would anyone want to take Clarence Thomas along on vacation?
Pro-Publica: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Has Enjoyed Unreported Luxury Vacations Paid for by Wealthy GOP Donor
Pro-Publica: “In late June 2019, right after the U.S. Supreme Court released its final opinion of the term, Justice Clarence Thomas boarded a large private jet headed to Indonesia. He and his wife were going on vacation: nine days of island-hopping in a volcanic archipelago on a superyacht staffed by a coterie of attendants and a private chef.
“If Thomas had chartered the plane and the 162-foot yacht himself, the total cost of the trip could have exceeded $500,000. Fortunately for him, that wasn’t necessary: He was on vacation with real estate magnate and Republican megadonor Harlan Crow, who owned the jet — and the yacht, too.
“For more than two decades, Thomas has accepted luxury trips virtually every year from the Dallas businessman without disclosing them, documents and interviews show. A public servant who has a salary of $285,000, he has vacationed on Crow’s superyacht around the globe. He flies on Crow’s Bombardier Global 5000 jet. He has gone with Crow to the Bohemian Grove, the exclusive California all-male retreat, and to Crow’s sprawling ranch in East Texas. And Thomas typically spends about a week every summer at Crow’s private resort in the Adirondacks.
“The extent and frequency of Crow’s apparent gifts to Thomas have no known precedent in the modern history of the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Clarence Thomas Has Waited Three Decades for This Moment
“As Thomas settles into his fourth decade on the Supreme Court, his influence, even his control, is ascendant. Thomas began his career as a justice as a near outcast – an ideological fringe figure and a scarred veteran of a brutal confirmation fight. Today, he is a revered figure in the conservative movement, and he is watching ideas he championed from the margins turn into the law of the land.”
— Jeffrey Toobin
Clarence Thomas Keeps the ‘Dis’ in ‘Dissenting’
Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.
— Justice Clarence Thomas, in his dissenting opinion on same-sex marriage.
Justice Clarence Thomas Has become an ‘Embarrassment’
Number of years, as of Saturday, February 22, that have passed since Clarence Thomas last asked a question during a Supreme Court oral argument. Jeffrey Toobin: “His behavior on the bench has gone from curious to bizarre to downright embarrassing, for himself and for the institution he represents.”
Tell Clarence Thomas to Apologize
We relayed the story of how the deranged tea bagger wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas left a voice mail, out of the blue, for Brandeis University Prof. Anita Hill, asking her to first pray, then apologize for what Hill did WITH said deranged tea bagger wife’s husband.
Now Credo, the socially responsible phone carrier, is hosting a site with a petition asking that Thomas, not Hill, do some apologizing.
Twenty years ago, Professor Hill described how the now Supreme Court justice subjected her to descriptions of pornography he had watched, bragged about his own sexual prowess in graphic terms and famously reached for a soft drink in her office and remarked, “Who has put pubic hair on my Coke?”
Who’s Sorry Now?
When seeking an overdue mea culpa,
Be sure your old man’s not a creep, eh?
Clarence Thomas’ main squeeze
Was just trying to please,
But you’ve got nothing to apologize for, Anita.
Clarence Thomas’ Wife Stalks Anita Hill in Phone Message Asking for Apology
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ obnoxious, over-privileged, tea bagger wife might have stepped in it this time. In a move that can only be explained by years of having the matter eat away at her most personal world view, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas reached out to Anita Hill. That’s “reached out” in the sense of left an out-of-the-blue vaguely malevolent message on her phone.
In a statement to CNN, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas said: “I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get passed [sic] what happened so long ago. That offer still stands, I would be very happy to meet and talk with her if she would be willing to do the same. Certainly no offense was ever intended.”
Gosh, that sounds nice, doesn’t it? Ginni was just sitting around, musing on how she could set things right with anyone with whom she might be at odds, and the name “Anita Hill” came to mind. So Ginni, being the peaceable person that she is, hit the stalker speed dial for Dr. Hill’s office, and showed who was the better woman.
And it isn’t her. Here’s what she really said.