What an asshole. The proper liberal pushback should be to propose making the pre-clearance requirement apply to all 50 States. And the way the Republican-led state leges have been acting, that would be a good thing. The thing about pre-clearance? If racial animus is no longer an issue, it shouldn’t be a problem. However, since Roberts has apparently been aiming at the Voting Rights Act for like 30 years, I think this one is going down, and we can expect a slew of voting disenfranchisment laws from the Ex-Confederacy in the next two years. Just goes to show you, and it will show you once again, that all other issues aside, the person in the White House who gets to make these appointments DOES make a huge damn difference.
But there are bigger fish to fry.
How long has it been since I have taken out after Turdwaffle? Too long, I think. He has, of course, been up to scurrilous and evil acts, as is his way (upon the orders of the rich fucks holding his leash). He is working to abrogate Wisconsin’s environmental laws to allow a massive open pit mine in northern Wisconsin that will destroy the hills, poison the water, and summarily violate several treaties. For a minor iron vein that won’t even add any jobs, no matter what the extraction industry is claiming. Up to 22 miles long and 1100 feet deep.
Every time the extraction industry wants something, they will say that THIS time will be different, baby, THIS time they will be good. And the next week the credit cards are maxed out, car is gone, the house is on fire, and the cat is pregnant. EVERY FUCKING TIME.
So they closed out the public comment period and passed the fucking mining bill by ramming it through with little review or any actual input from environmental advocates. Fuck you very much. For conservatives, conservation seems to be an unknown word.
Here you go, Huckleberry Closetcase. You eat your fucking words, care of Milwaukee! You’re Welcome.
and if you want the whole experience as I had it, listen to it with this video playing simultaneously. Somehow appropriate.
And since why the fuck not, it’s popular with the teabagging types, Walker cuts funding so to force four Planned Parenthood clinics to close. Because, you know, the women who can’t afford other health care alternatives don’t count and can go to hell.
Don’t fucking tell me that Democrats are just as bad as Republicans, or that both sides do it. Don’t tell the Indians whose lands will be destroyed by that mine. Don’t try to tell that to the women who relied on those Planned Parenthood offices.
Also, I saw somewhere that Turdwaffle also recently said that he was open to an ultrasound rape bill, but am now out of sorts and don’t feel like chasing the source down because it’s too depressing on top of all the other. So I shall make myself another drink, yes I shall.
[EDIT] driftglass weighs in on the Scalia thing with historical antecedent.