Animals Jun 28, 2022 at 9:30 am

SCOTUS Gives Americans Far Fewer Freedoms to Celebrate

Each firework I hear this year will only be more depressing than the one that preceded it. CROUTON



The President isn’t a dictator. You seem to want a King that can declare policy and law at a whim, but only policies and laws that you like. Good luck with that.


To say you are “celebrating” the 4th is a bit too literal. I claim the 4th because otherwise, the Trumpers and religious zealots win by forfeiture. This is still my country and I won’t scurry off into the shadows because the fascists got a few good blows in. C’mon guys, toughen up.


Just fuck all of you honestly. Me included. We are all a pathetic band of moronic saltwater bags being pushed around (happily at that) but some slightly saltier dipshits.

Fuck the arc of history (of course in the culture that is erasing everything wonderful about this world we would pretend that morality is just around the corner) and it’s supposed justice.

Fuck you all. Honestly Charles is one of the only people who seems crazed in just the right way. That being said who even gives a royal fuck if a few decent enlightened people can keep pointing to what we should be doing. We are doomed, let’s just get it over with.

Thanks for rooting for the swallows, may they and the Twana and cuz survive us all.

Fuck you raindrop in particular of course.


You do know what the fourth celebrates right?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [relatively wealthy While Males] are created equal, that [relatively wealthy White Males, and only them] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"
So really, the SC is just getting back to basics.

Emo Philips' "guy on a bridge" joke* not withstanding, I'm pretty sure the first amendment means the government can't chose which particular sect one follows, not that they can't legislate some more or less broad categories. (I know what the words of the 1st are, but like "all men" words don't always mean what you think).

"In the end, the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense."

It would have been interesting to know what the ruling would have been if the Bremerton coach was doing Muslin prayers. Some have suggested that some one try it, though I doubt a devout Muslin would do a stunt like that. But while the court no longer seems to care about precedent, I doubt they'd overturn their very own precedent.

Anyone remember when some people were upset about Kennedy being Catholic because they thought the Pope would be running the Whitehouse? But running the Supreme court is ok I guess?

@2, he doesn't have to go that far, there are several States much closer to home that could do nearly as well.

*Spoiler alert punch line:
background, a guy is about to jump off a bridge, narrator tries to convince him he shouldn't because God loves him, but then it comes down to details, after several layers of progressively more specific sects;

"Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over."


There are plenty of people in this country who have never been celebrating the 4th of July. I learned in HS that it is no more than a propaganda tool used to distract the masses from reality.

It always has been and will continue to be as long as there are people. If people gave a shit about all girls and women being dehumanized and not allowed to have autonomy over their own bodies, there would be no 4th of July celebrations this year anywhere.

As it is the holiday has always been about the white males who murdered hundreds of thousands of Native Americans, destroyed the lives of countless other Native Americans and enslaved Black people by stealing them, raping them, using forced birtherism to make sure they had even more slaves, using them to create their obscene wealth through slave labor, and then pretended this new country they formed was about freedom.

People who celebrate the 4th of July are the same assholes who voted for Trump. White supremacists who love fireworks and picnics and BBQs and express their love of this country through gathering in masses and leaving piles of garbage wherever they have been. 4th of July is a garbage holiday for garbage people.


May the good Lord cast calmer days for shoobop's tormented soul. God Bless.


Ha! As you know god is dead. You killed it.


If I were to have killed God, logic dictates I am a superior God. You nailed it!


Use the 4th to celebrate your freedom to write garbage like this article, Charles.


Yeah, get mad at the Democratic party, that will help a lot. How about why couldn't enough young women and young people in general show up to the polls to get Hillary elected? Is that the establishment's fault? How about all the women who spend their days on insta in an ass competition instead of doing jack squat to change the world? Let me know when young women FORM A MILITIA TO SCARE THE F OUT OF AT LEAST SOMEONE ON THE RIGHT FOR ONCE! Where are MEN of color when voting? Why is it black women can show up but black men can't? Seems like everything in the Democrat party rests on the shoulders of black women and older white liberals with money. Well, sorry, older people with money will leave this backwards dump called America, because now it's up to people under 50 to sort it out and burning down parts of a blue city, or battling Seattle police won't do squat, because those police will be the only thing to stand between you and the psychotics from the rural areas who will have trucks, guns, and bad male attitudes. So let's make sure the city purges all the supremacist goats from SPD ranks. And nice job Herrold kissing real estate landlord ass once again so early in your admin. So yeah, learn how to stand up for yourselves and START VOTING, instead of BITCHING ABOUT THE DNC, which, yes, sucks mightily, beceause NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE VOTE OR SHOW UP TO THE PARTY MEETINGS, unlike the other side, which is unfortunately, very well organized.


Yes, I know how little of this city was actually torched. Practically none. Don't get distracted. I'm not complaining about any protest. I'm complaining about people who think that not voting is some honorable choice. You want to see the results of your honorable dissent? Well, it just arrived after years of the left being too good to show up. That doesn't mean the right wasn't fighting like hell. That's the POINT. If you don't, you lose the battle. Plus both Obama and Clinton were the tools of Wall St to a huge extent, and look where that got us as well. I voted for those two sell-outs, though Obama did get us health care. Clinton didn't get us jack squat, that's why his wife couldn't get elected and they sidelined Bernie, (who's got his awful bernie boys - aren't we so pure?). Maybe this is just the way it has to be in an empire. Still, the older people tried and it was for nothing. Now the battle lines are drawn. Wait until TX starts prosecuting women for abortion. What is Musk going to do? How about you tell him what to do and what you think Tesla represents. Buy an electric VW, not a Tesla. Make that CLEAR.

You want to do something, look up corporation HQs in TX, and start boycotting all their products. They care much more about young people running boycotts than older ones, depending on the target market of course. Economic dissent is where it's at. The right has used it for years. But it takes organization and discipline.


This new format is confusing as hell. and no fireworks. I love em, but none is good. need sleep, and so do dogs..


Good lord people are making much of my July 4th celebration: stay up late Sunday night (binging Netflix), sleep in on Monday, stay in my pajamas longer than normal, binge more Netflix. That's my Monday holiday routine and I'll celebrate the same damn way I always do.

Actually, the best fuck you to the 4th would be to show up at work.

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