Welcome to the Bonus Round on today's episode of "How to Cope with Stupes on the Loose, and the Holy Hypnosis of Nope-a-Dopes!"
Please welcome today's special Scope-a-Dope guest, Judge Vance D. Day!
JUDGE: [waving energetically] ¬†Howdy!ANNOUNCER:¬†We'll be right back, after this word for Dammitol ointment, for personality schisms and hard-of-thinking disorders -- just massage into the scalp, and, presto! ¬†You're a Tea-Bagger, and all your logic has been magically whisked away!
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Yes, we have another stupe, someone looking directly at the thumbs-up, same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and then turning to the camera, and saying, in effect, "Nope, ain't gonna marry them people, and you can't make me."
This would normally be followed by an extended tongue-raspberry, and a thumb touched to the tip of the nose, while waggling four fingers upwardly. ¬†But, that salute was stylistically popular a long way back. ¬†We now go a much more economical route, using only one thumb, or one finger.
Not shaken or stirred, but served straight up. ¬†(Usually on the rocks, too, so to speak, come to think of it.)
Yep: ¬†It's part of the nation's enduring fanaticism of the past couple decades, ¬†in the culturally-mandatory reduction of thoughts, syllables, actions, and catch-phrases -- call it a sort of a lazy-man's energy conservation program. ¬†Something best handled from a La-Z-Boy, in front of a blaring wall screen, tuned to Fox.
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On the one hand.... You've already heard about the county clerk in Kentucky. ¬†Now, we've handily swapped out our two, key, functional digits -- going from that major thumbs-up, thank-you motion to the Supreme Court, and now, converting it, and flipping an ever-bolder, screw-you, middle-finger, ante-upper to the Justices of SCOTUS -- this time. from a judge in Oregon.
Yes, this particular no-can-do is from yet another balky judge, one of those lengthily-schooled, highly-trained law professionals who are certified to have something right next door to a clue on How to Recognize the Legally Right Thing to Do When One Encounters One of Those Law Thingies.
Especially one of those Highest Court in the Land Law Thingies. ¬†On paper, and everything.
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