Saturday, April 22, 2006

Dear Judge: Bite me.


It's always fun, when you check out the result of a recent court case, to read the dissenting opinions and realize that, yes, even the mentally retarded can become judges.

Over at Cathie's, in the case of a the public school, gay-bashing t-shirt, we have that dissenting judge's opinion:

There was no evidence that gay students were harmed by derogatory messages of the type conveyed on Harper's T-shirt, Kozinski said.

"No harm, no foul," is that it? "Sticks and stones" and all that? You know, I'm betting that judge would think differently if counsel started giving him some attitude along the lines of "With all due respect, Your Honor, you really are an ignorant, dumb-as-shit horse's ass." Yeah, I bet that would get his attention, probably to the tune of a charge of contempt of court or something. Of course, that judge would have been in no way actually "harmed" by that expression of disrespect, but I doubt that would have stopped him from being thoroughly hypocritical on the subject, if you catch my drift.

Of course, let's not forget that making derogatory comments against gays these days is simply free speech, or religious expression, or whatever, while making derogatory comments against Christians is clearly evidence of a worldwide, pernicious, disgusting "War on Christianity."

What is it like to be that hypocritical? Seriously.

1 comment:

Wayne said...

This is a tough one. I would not want to be the judge.

I don't like censorship. I don't like name calling and hate speech.

If we censor hate speech, will these people do something physical instead? Will the hate speech let someone think they should do something physical? Violent.