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Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:00 PM

OMG! I called it! Didn't realize it at the time. I nailed it on that adult three-year-old, scalia!

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Most interesting point. Watching his behavior lately is like watching a five-year-old throwing a

temper tantrum in the cereal aisle at the grocery store. He seems SUPER pissed about something. His ego can't take it when he's unable to steer the court his particular way? Another manifestation of the republi-CON "Sore Loserman"? I don't know.

From this thread by DUer spanone:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002865198

Remember earlier this week, when scalia was acting out, throwing this hissy-fit after the Arizona "papers please" law was mostly struck down (against his majesty's wishes)? And everyone was talking about his belligerent behavior, yowling about it from the bench, and acting like a pissed-off diva?

Made me wonder if he was pissed off because he wasn't able to drive the court his way, as he mostly does for the CON point of view, and his ego was knocked WAY outta joint. Usually, with the force of his personality and his in-yer-face "fat tony" mafioso schtick that I'm CERTAIN he uses to bully the court, he's able to influence the outcome of many rulings. And he failed this time - not once with the Arizona bullshit but also with this. And he knew it in advance even though this one today wasn't released to the public yet. So he was acting out.

I just had this suspicion, observing his spoiled snot-nose behavior, that he was dreadfully pissed off about something. Undoubtedly it was this. Judging from the way he was misbehaving, he CLEARLY had wanted those rulings, especially the public "insult" and repudiation of HIS side of things on the health care issue, to go another way.

It was tell-tale about something. But I didn't realize it was THIS.

Well, how 'bout that? The good guys win one - and a BIG one, too.

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Reply OMG! I called it! Didn't realize it at the time. I nailed it on that adult three-year-old, scalia! (Original post)
calimary Jun 2012 OP
LiberalLoner Jun 2012 #1
11 Bravo Jun 2012 #2
meow2u3 Jun 2012 #3
calimary Jun 2012 #6
Solomon Jun 2012 #4
calimary Jun 2012 #5
hlthe2b Jun 2012 #12
Arugula Latte Jun 2012 #7
gkhouston Jun 2012 #8
calimary Jun 2012 #9
gkhouston Jun 2012 #10
calimary Jun 2012 #11
ThoughtCriminal Jun 2012 #13
calimary Jun 2012 #14
calimary Jun 2012 #15
randome Jun 2012 #16
calimary Jun 2012 #17
malaise Jun 2012 #18

Response to calimary (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:01 PM

1. Awesome, high five! :)

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:04 PM

2. I remember your earlier post! Great call!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:06 PM

3. So did Ann Telnaes

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:43 PM

6. Yep, that's about the size of it.

He's nothing but a 76-year-old spoiled-brat infant.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:13 PM

4. I told my wife when i heard the crap Scalia was spouting

that it means Obamacare will be upheld. She called me as soon as the decision came out that I was right.

I was worried about what the court was going to do until fat tony started singing. I saw it exactly as you say.

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Response to Solomon (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 04:24 PM

5. Look, I don't know much about establishment psychology, never studied it in college.

But sometimes if you watch someone's behavior, it's indicative of some greater meaning. I find it VERY tell-tale. He was acting out. He was throwing a temper fit in the middle of cereal aisle at Ralph's. He was being a five-year-old spoiled snot-nose you walk by and find yourself thinking "JEEZ who the hell brought HIM up?" And any parent who's worth his or her salt as a respectable responsible parent will tell you - YOU DO NOT REWARD OR REINFORCE BAD BEHAVIOR!!!!! You do not DARE give in! You screw up your kid if you do that!

MAN - just watching michael steele on "Hardball" - he looks like he's spent all morning at the undertaker's, getting ready to bury somebody. He looks like he IS an undertaker. No smug. No snark. He didn't get HIS way today either. He actually looks kinda unhealthy - he seems to have lost weight lately - he doesn't look too good.

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Response to calimary (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:58 PM

12. Actually, I think it was largely his makeup... I don't think MSNBC has makeup people that ...

are very good with African Americans--especially men. it was bad, though--looked like a mask. And that was not even on a large screen.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:45 PM

7. Hopefully he'll work himself into such a tizzy he'll pop a gasket

 

and we'll be done with him forever.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:46 PM

8. Now I'm wondering if Roberts voted the way he did as a big "fuck you" to Scalia.

I wouldn't be surprised if relations between them have been tense from the get-go, as Scalia clearly wanted to be Chief Justice and it didn't happen.

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:05 PM

9. Well, considering the size of the ego of that pompous ass, you may have pegged it.

That wouldn't surprise me, either. You KNOW there has to be this alpha-male thing going on.

scalia: HEY YOUSE! I'VE been here since reagan! I have seniority! I am the senior partner here. Don't you pipsqueaks ever forget that! Do you NOT realize WHO I AM???? How DARE you overrule me! I am The Man around here! FIRST-Among-Equals-By-Acclamation in the Knuckledragger Club! Who the hell do you think you are, anyway???? You're not fit to kiss my hemline.

roberts: Well, not so fast, fatso. I realize I AM the Stupidest Supreme Court Chief Justice who ever came down the pike, since I couldn't even get the Presidential Oath of Office straight on Obama's inauguration day, even having almost two months advance notice to practice the damn thing. Be that as it may, I'm STILL top dog here whether you like it or not, fat tony, and even a broken clock is right twice a day. You got a problem with that? Go take it up with cheney and his pet dog bush.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:39 PM

10. LOL.

And Alito is the resentful tag-along who knows he's never gonna be "leader".

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:54 PM

11. I suspect you're correct about that.

He'll never be anything but a resentful tag-along who won't ever sit in the big chair.

Unless of course, some brain-dead GOPer gets into the White House at the wrong time.

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Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:29 AM

13. He is not alpha

today, he wears the cone of shame.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:28 AM

14. And considering the many rulings that stuck it to Democrats in particular and liberals in general

that he undoubtedly played a key role in shaping, he may have started to take on this false testosterone aura about being the "CONservative of Record" on the high court. That does a few things to the ego - especially an ego as gigantic as his. After awhile you start taking it to heart and thinking you're more of a colossus than you could even WISH you were in the realm of fact-based reality. This was evidently personal to him. Therefore, he took it personally when confronted with rulings he opposed. And rather ardently opposed in these two cases, it would seem.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:36 AM

15. Thank you for suffering me!

I apologize for being insufferable here - I'm really not trying to honk my own horn. I'm just always pleased when I think I've figured something out reasonably. It seems helpful to try to figure out someone's motivation. To try to understand what makes them do what they do and why and where the "feet of clay" are hidden. 'Cause you know they're there. Everybody's got 'em. Seems to me if you can kinda understand what moves them, you may - repeat, MAY - have a shot at out-thinking them or anticipating their next behavior.

Sometimes I feel like this whole thing is a freakin' chess game. One that's certainly played on multiple levels!

Anyway, forgive me for sounding obnoxious! I always try to do what I'm good at!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:54 AM

16. Well, hey, I called it on DU about three days ago.

 

I said Scalia was behaving like a petulant child because he knew he wasn't going to get ACA overturned.

Not to toot MY own horn, of course.

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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:09 AM

17. See, you nailed it MUCH more forcefully than I did.

I followed that quote by noting I was still pessimistic about the outcome. I knew it meant something but wasn't sure what. And I saw some threads posted here the day and night before, citing one or two sources (I think SCOTUSblog was one of them) that predicted the ACA would be upheld. And I wondered if that was why scalia was acting out like that. But I wasn't sure.

Well done!!!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:10 AM

18. Yep - you nailed it

Rec

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