Friday, July 11, 2014

Ass Clown of the Month for July - Part 1


As you saw last month, my usual plan of designating an Ass Clown of the Month was derailed by the unusually large number of candidates for the award, which led me to name not just one, but two Ass Clowns of the Month for June. At the suggestion of my old friend, regular reader, and fellow blogger Gonzo Dave, I have decided to revamp the award system and go to a bi-monthly award, alternating on Fridays with the Great Moments in Editing feature. I think this is a good plan that will give more opportunities to dishonor deserving ass clowns while still leaving the option to provide spot awards as needed (and boy, does it sometimes look as if it's needed).


With this in mind, I call for a roll of drums and a 21-raspberry salute to our first Ass Clown of the Month for July, 2014 -

The United States Supreme Court


Because of some of its more recent decisions which have essentially delivered our electoral system to the highest bidder (Citizens United and McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission), confirmed that the right to harass and berate women seeking medical attention is more important than those women's right to privacy and safety (McCullen v Coakley), and granted personhood and religious rights to corporations (Hobby Lobby), the Supreme Court has clearly shown that the rights of big business and the interests of corporations are more important than those of individuals, and that it unconstitutionally supports the intrusion of specific religious beliefs into the law. This, of course, comes on the heels of past decisions which expanded the power of eminent domain to include protection of business interests over private property (Kelo v City of New London) and struck down laws attempting to control the proliferation of guns on the streets of Washington, DC (District of Columbia v Heller).

Because of its incredible ability to deliver bizarre decisions cloaked in incomprehensible legal rhetoric and questionable constitutional backing*, the US Supreme Court is awarded the first Ass Clown of the Month award for July of 2014.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday ... you'll need it.

Bilbo

* At least in my humble opinion.

6 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I'm in total agreement with you on this one.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Did they legalize pot for justices?

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

good choice....sadly.

Mike said...

Excellent choice.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Now seven ass clowns! We're in deep crap.

Banana Oil said...

I count nine, Elvis.

Auburn math?