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March 29, 2006

Flick Me? Flick You!

Reverend on March 31, 2006 01:10 AM EST writes:
Surprised?

How can he be surprised by such an inappropriate response? This will become more fodder for riducule and analysis by bloggers all over, including http://blog.onlineblessings.com.
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Jim on March 30, 2006 05:26 PM EST writes:
This is hilarious! I went to a private Catholic school, and one day I did the chin flick thing to a priest in the hall. I did it with a smile, not meaning to insult him or anything. I was a good kid just having fun. But that's not how he took it! The school called my parents and told them I had been very disrepectful, etcetera etcetera, and I got into huge trouble.

I can't believe Scalia is surprised by the response he got. Come on!!!
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Robert K. on March 30, 2006 03:14 PM EST writes:
Mune--You can't be serious. If Scalia really thought his gesture was no big deal, why did he order the photographer not to run the picture?

And however you interepret the gesture, it was grossly inapporopriate, as was his response to the ensuing criticism.

Scalia, in his own words, said he was being "dismissive" toward concerns regarding his impartiality in issues involving church and state. Hello! The guy is a Supreme Court Justice who's made it clear before that he's NOT impartial when it comes to church and state--a subject that affects every American and that he rules on.

Scalia may feel concerns about his imparitiality is "no business of his own," whatever that means, but it sure as hell is our business! And that he responds with such insensitivity, scorn, and disimissiveness, not to mention his lame explanation for the gesture later, shows just how little he cares what the country thinks. The man defines partiality, and arrogance. Far more is at stake than what's a "sin.
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mune on March 30, 2006 02:32 PM EST writes:
So if Scalia had said, "I couldn't care less. It's no business of mine. Count me out." when faced with a question (as he interpreted his gesture), it would have been a venial sin. I understand that you aren't interested in whether the chin flick means "fuck off" or "buzz off," but do you care if it means neither?
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Meghan on March 30, 2006 01:50 PM EST writes:
Keeping us all in stitches.

John, I must say you keep us (your readers) in stitches. We all get p.o.ed including those holding the lofty office of supreme court justice. I loved the analogies drawn by your pious Catholic friend and the distinction between that Scalia's offense was minor in nature, only a venial sin according to Roman theology. Nonetheless, maybe we should even cut the members of the judicial elite a little slack. What would you say if Scalia was Episcopalian? Or maybe Scalia is just a Guido at heart?! Yo..Tony.....
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