Friday, August 19, 2005

Finally We See the True Colors of Mr. Roberts

So we’ve finally found some information on Mr. John Roberts, and it’s not the best news. Here’s the meat of the story:

Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. consistently opposed legal and legislative attempts to strengthen women's rights during his years as a legal adviser in the Reagan White House, disparaging what he called "the purported gender gap" and, at one point, questioning "whether encouraging homemakers to become lawyers contributes to the common good."

Wow. Okay. So he can’t even refer to women as women, but as homemakers? No bias there. The article goes on to say…

In internal memos, Roberts urged President Ronald Reagan to refrain from embracing any form of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment pending in Congress; he concluded that some state initiatives to curb workplace discrimination against women relied on legal tools that were "highly objectionable"; and he said that a controversial legal theory then in vogue -- of directing employers to pay women the same as men for jobs of "comparable worth" -- was "staggeringly pernicious" and "anti-capitalist."

Yeah, God forbid women be paid for what they’re worth, especially if they can do the job just as well as a man can. Gotta keep ‘em in the kitchen! Gotta keep ‘em cranking out babies! Okay, I’ve gone from passive resistance on this douchebag to all-out war. I mean, look at what else this ass had to say:

Covering a period from 1982 to 1986 -- during his tenure as associate counsel to Reagan -- the memos, letters and other writings show that Roberts endorsed a speech attacking "four decades of misguided" Supreme Court decisions on the role of religion in public life, urged the president to hold off saying AIDS could not be transmitted through casual contact until more research was done, and argued that promotions and firings in the workplace should be based entirely on merit, not affirmative action programs.

In October 1983, Roberts said that he favored the creation of a national identity card to prove American citizenship, even though the White House counsel's office was officially opposed to the idea. He wrote that such measures were needed in response to the "real threat to our social fabric posed by uncontrolled immigration."

Yeah, he’s a real winner. What a surprise that Bush nominated him. Also, there’s not a rolleyes in the world big enough. Read the entire story at the Post.

Oh, and I have to love the picture the Post included with the article. Check out the guys in the background (yeah, you have to click on the thumbnail. I hate Imageshack, but my host is down). You see what I’m seeing?

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Smooth, guys. Very smooth.

Oh, and some side news. How sad is this? Oh, well….

Christopher Walken for president!
What a disappointment. For a brief but inspiring moment, we thought Blogma's favorite actor might really be throwing his hat in the ring, following in the footsteps of so many other Hollywood politicians.

Unfortunately, it seems that Christopher Walken's supposedly official campaign site,, is a marketing outgrowth of his role as a senator with presidential ambitions in "Wedding Crashers." "According to one source, the entire campaign, including registration of multiple Web domain names, is an elaborate hoax being perpetrated by members of the General Mayhem forums, one of the largest message boards on the Internet," WorldNetDaily says.

Yet bloggers and others refuse to give up hope. As the brilliant
(Junkheap note: Yeah, brilliant my ass) astutely observes, "This country needs more cowbell."

Posted by crimnos @ 8:07 AM