April 15, 2011

"It's always been dream of mine to interrupt a Supreme Court justice."

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) to Justice Anthony Kennedy. 

At oral argument, the Justices interrupt the lawyers all the time, and what all the lawyers do is instantly stop talking when the Justice begins to speak. Now, members of Congress get the same thing at hearings. The person testifying shuts up as soon as the member speaks, even to say something entirely inane (like "It's always been  dream of mine to interrupt a Supreme Court justice").

22 comments:

bagoh20 said...

"something entirely inane"

Yet probably the most interesting thing said all day, at least on his side of the table.

Simon said...

I'd follow Justice Breyer on twitter, but it's not a medium that could have any appeal for Kennedy. How do you fit faux-sonorous grandiloquence into 140 character soundbites?

Windbag said...

That qualifies as a life-long dream? I guess talking to a girl is out of the question...

EDH said...

Also known as highcourtus swingvotus interruptus.

Skyler said...

What an ass.

MadisonMan said...

Would his party affiliation have been mentioned if he was a Democrat?

rocketeer67 said...

So I'm the only one that thinks it was kind of wryly amusing, and intentionally so?

Thorley Winston said...

What a silly thing to say, it only confirms my earlier suspicion that Congressional hearings are a waste of our time and tax dollars.

PaulV said...

Thorley, I think that is why he asked that question. Hearings are a joke.

caplight said...

I may be biased because he is my newly elected congressman but I thought it was just a light hearted moment.

J said...

He, or perhaps a panel of reasonable citizens, should ask the SC gang to provide statistical estimates of the impacts of ANY of their decisions, and then hold them criminally liable when/if they are proven to be wrong.

That, and tell them to put their wigs back on--cover their horns, so to speak.

rocketeer67 said...

He, or perhaps a panel of reasonable citizens, should ask the SC gang to provide statistical estimates of the impacts of ANY of their decisions, and then hold them criminally liable when/if they are proven to be wrong.

Your ignorance of what a judge's job is is only eclipsed by your ignorance of Spanish.

J said...

rocketboy--your inability to reason is actually exceeded by your ignorance of American history, you little grovelling pedazo de m***da .

(I don't claim to be Garcia Marquez, but...perhaps we compare our español grades, putopendejo).

rocketeer67 said...

(I don't claim to be Garcia Marquez, but...perhaps we compare our español grades, putopendejo).

Sure, sure - we can compare grades (in either history or Spanish). I have no fear that I'll lose to you on that score, I can tell you that. Not least because you've never taken a Spanish class, and don't know history prior to yesterday.

But the fact that you even think "grades" is somehow indicative of actual, real, applicable knowledge? That's just priceless, you gallina ignorante.

J said...

See Jefferson's comments on Marshall's role in Marbury vs Madison for starters, moron--but I suspect like most TP types, Jefferson's writings are a bit too cerebral, secular and unPC for you .

J said...

Not least because you've never taken a Spanish class, and don't know history prior to yesterday.

yeah, just tell lies, mafia queer. Sort of like when yr mama told yr pops she wasn't a whore. Entiendes, puerco?

POP

rocketeer67 said...

Bwaaaak, bwak bwak!

Cluck, gallina, cluck!

*Pop*

Heh.

J said...

Gallina--that wd be you, basura

then logic's not usually a mafiaputo's strong suit

rocketeer67 said...

Wow, haven't seen that comeback since "Pee Wee's Big Adventure". How do you say "I'm Rubber, you're glue" in pidgin Spanish, moron?

Nevertheless, rest assured that you are the hen in this scenario - unthinkingly clucking, ineffectually flapping your wings, laying nothing but eggs, and leaving chickenshit around for your betters to clean up. Actually, I take that back the "egg" part - after all, you're not a gallina - you're a capón.

Bwaaaaak! Bwak bwak bwak!

PaulV said...

I bet J would not want to see an impact statement on cap & trade scheme.

WV: coillie a sick dog

J said...

Yll see about see that , Rocketgrrl, a byatch even too cowardly to link to a site. And yr tech skills suck as much as yr mama does (like holy technorati!. Alreadgy got yr IP address, perp).
Capichay little spineless pedo? Buh bye, satanist


Yd bet wrong, as per your typical trite trivial ID politics, PaulTard. Not a judicial decision anyway--but a matter of data (and temps have risen in some areas). Al Gore's not a role model to most thinking non-conservatives

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