All Hail, The Mighty Supremes!

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The Supreme Court has blocked Obama administration rules designed to sharply limit the hazardous air pollutants that spew from the nation’s power plants.

The justices by a 5-4 vote agreed with the coal industry and Republican-led states that said the forced cutbacks were too costly and could lead to power outages.

Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking for the majority, said it was not reasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with the new rules without weighing their cost, estimated to be about $9.6 billion a year.


So, let me get this straight, we can only have clean air, water and food if it is cost-effective to do so and if it is not cost-effective, then to hell with clean air, water and food. We are certainly in good hands thanks to those ever so environmental-friendly Supreme Court justices. The planet which sustains life is being destroyed as are we because it is not cost-effective to reduce the pollution that is killing the planet and all living things on it. This leads me to ask a question. When will someone figure out that the Supreme Court justices should be locked up in a psychiatric hospital? I ask this because it is extremely clear to me that they are insane and what is equally clear is that they are receiving bribes and kickbacks from the coal industry and every other polluting industry and that this in turn has rendered the Environmental Protection Agency, impotent. There is to be no protection of the environment because to hell with the environment, only bulging pockets should be protected. I suppose the Supreme Court justices all live in a bubble and do not breathe the same air that we do, they must not eat the same foods that we do, nor drink the same water that we do since it is quite apparent, that they are not at all concerned about what goes in their pie hole and up their goddamn nose. Let us all celebrate our imminent demise.


And speaking of imminent demise, the Supreme Court also decided that those who are on death row can just writhe in agony as they are put to death thanks to their support of a drug that has been known to have no efficacy in controlling pain during surgery and cannot be used, but this drug is acceptable to be used on those who are cooling their heels on death row when the time comes for them to be put to death because killing people always solves everything. It brings ‘closure’ to the victim’s family, I suppose. There is no ‘closure’ more final than death, but to take a life for a life could never make it right. State-sanctioned killing should be as unacceptable just as if I walked up and killed my neighbor.

The conservative majority ruled that to prohibit the use of midazolam, a sedative that has left some death row prisoners seemingly able to feel pain from the next two drugs in a three-drug cocktail, would have unfairly tied the states’ hands.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the 5-4 decision for the argumentative court. All four liberal justices dissented vehemently; two said capital punishment is probably unconstitutional and urged the court to consider a broad challenge in the future.

WOW! Two Supreme Court justices stated that ‘capital punishment is probably unconstitutional’ but the law of the land still calls for capital punishment by means of a drug that doesn’t even work. The Supreme Court is on a roll, indeed.

And so we come to the greatest ruling of all, same-sex marriage; now the law of the land. Get out the banners, march in the parades and line up at city hall or whatever church will have you and join in ‘wholly’ matrimony. Those of you who are celebrating same-sex marriage, don’t breathe too heavily a sigh of relief because the air is filled with toxins, thanks in part to those same Supreme Court justices that granted you the right to marry also deemed it too expensive to keep you healthy, while allowing death row inmates to writhe in agony. Enjoy your time with each other while you can for death creeps ever closer and if by some chance, your love fades for your lover, try to desist from killing him/her, especially in a state that still allows for the death penalty because again, the same Supreme Court justices that granted you permission to marry also maintains that there does not have to be put in place, a way to send you off to your reward, humanely.

We Are Assured Of Flying, But To Hell With Seniors And America’s Children

To America’s Elected Corporate Lackeys,

I have nothing but contempt for each and every one of you, from the president on down. In fact, you all disgust me. You disgust me because of your pompous and arrogant disregard for the plight of those who are poor and voiceless. You disgust me because you are not true representatives of the people of America. You represent what ever corporate shill shows up with a briefcase filled with money and an agenda. All of you are corrupt, lying degenerates, unsuccessfully posing as elected representatives. If each of you would do the right thing, you would resign as you are of no use whatsoever to the millions of Americans who are struggling daily to survive.

It was with great anxiety that I read, “Democratic President Obama is proposing major cuts to Social Security benefits while boosting military spending by $400 billion as a ‘good faith’ proposal to Congressional Republicans.” This will have a direct impact on many Americans who are senior citizens and who are already having a hard time paying for their medical expenses because Medicare does not cover dental care, vision, eye glasses, hearing aids and neither does the Medigap policies, the supplemental policies that many seniors have to take out to pay the 20% of medical expenses that Medicare does not pay for, not to forget that they are also trying to put food on the table and pay for the other essentials of living, i.e., a roof over their head, clothing, utilities, etc. Now, you want to re-work the COLA which is taken from the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index(CPI) and in essence say to seniors, “you’re not going to get a true cost-of-living-adjustment, if you cannot afford beef and chicken is cheaper, go for the chicken and if you cannot afford that, I guess it’s dog food for you.” This is beyond the end of enough. All of you have a total disregard for the people of this country who worked hard all their lives, had their money taken from them and placed into the Social Security pool, expecting it to be there to help them in their ‘golden years’ and all the while, you were raiding it and now you want these people to pay the price of your shenanigans. With all due disrespect, the lot of you are a disgrace and not to fit to run a carnival ride, much less do you belong at the helm of this ship called America which is fast becoming(thanks to all of you), the ‘Titanic’. Why the hell should those who are not to blame be forced to go down with this sinking ship that you sunk, with your reckless spending, your earmarks, stalemates, filibusters, debt ceiling games and sequestration?

To make matters worse, it was also brought to my attention that the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation allocating funds to keep air travel from ‘lacking’ while cuts to Meals on Wheels and Head Start are simply not important. Have any of you not read the staggering statistics on hunger in America? Fifty-two percent of senior households are food insecure. Seventeen million children go to bed hungry in the U.S. each night and yet the priority in Washington is to keep those planes flying. To hell with everything else. To hell with seniors and children getting food, to hell with children receiving a ‘head start’ and it is certainly no surprise that with the state of our public schools, children in America need all the head start they can get.

With an estimated 49.7 million Americans living in poverty, millions homeless and hungry, including children, you choose to vote to keep some airports from closing. Wow! This has got to be your finest hour!

And finally, as much as it pains me to do so, I will continue to vote due to what people of my complexion had to go through just to obtain the right to vote for thugs like you. However, take this to the bank, I will never vote for another ‘demorat’ nor will I vote for another ‘repugnant’, ever! This country needs another party, one that is not bought and paid for by corporations, whether we’ll ever get one or not is anyone’s guess, but I am tired of holding my nose and voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’ when neither side is any better than the other.


Shelby I. Courtland

head startP.S. Obama give it a rest! You are not what I thought I was voting for!