Big-Time Postal Alert. Cover Ears Now. by Hunter Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 04:31:54 PM PDT
Nice. Drudge et al are hyping the "racist" meme to defend Alito from attacks on his ultra-far-right philosophies.
Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee sent out talking points this morning titled: "Judge 'Scalito' Has Long History Of States Rights, Anti-Civil Rights, And Anti-Immigrant Rulings." More from the DNC's anti-Italian American talkers: "Alito is often referred to as 'Judge Scalito' because of his adherence to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's right-wing judicial philosophy."
Oh boy. You've just stepped in it now, shitheads. This one's personal -- screw everything else written on this site, and on every other site, about Alito for the time being.
See, here's the thing. I'm Italian American. I'm also an at-this-point-happily-lapsed but still damn respectful Roman Catholic.
And I will be God Damn Fucking Dead And In a Hole In The Fucking Ground before I let you claim "Italian American" OR Roman Catholic as a fucking code phrase for batshit conservative reactionaries whose dismissal of womens' rights, civil rights, worker rights, and pretty much everything else that has made America great make it clear they think all those things are akin to something they would normally scrape off their shoes.
Oh my goodness...and there is a lot more and a ton of comments. If you are easily offended don't read it. But, if you can force yourself past your perhaps Norwegian calm reticence, you will have a lot of fun reading this rant and the comments that follow. There is even a Dane/Swede joke or two worked into the froth.
Not everybody is fooled by Rove tactics and the Mighty GOP Wurlitzer spreading spin via Russert and other fool/tools.
And, remind me to remind my wife to be really nice to her co-worker who is married to an Italian.
***Stay tuned even if you are having too damn much fun--Doug Wiken