Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: I Don’t Know What Americans Have In Common Anymore [VIDEO]

“We always talk about E pluribus unum. What’s our unum now? We have the pluribus. What’s the unum? And I think it’s a great country. I think we, for whatever reasons, have made it our — some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending, that history isn’t worth defending, that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending. And, certainly, if you are in my position, they have to be worth defending. That’s what keeps you going. That’s what energizes you. I don’t know what it is that we have, we can say instinctively, we have as a country in common.” – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, speaking last night on Fox News. Thomas also mentioned reading Ayn Rand as a teenager. Because of course.

  • BearEyes

    Ask Harvey Weinstein.

  • Tawdry D’Tails

    Fuck. You.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Many of us have hatred of you and the so called president in common.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    …and the horse you rode in on too.

    • Todd20036

      If that’s my choice, I’ll take the horse!

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        I’ve been reading JMG for a while now, I thought YOU are the horse?

        • Todd20036

          I am the walrus. Coo coo kachoo

          • JW Swift

            Then who’s the Egg Man?

          • olandp

            That would be Matt Drudge. Google it.

          • doninkansas

            He and Miss Edie are still on their honeymoon.

  • Right. Because telling a group of people they aren’t worthy of certain rights as prescribed in the Constitution is something we all have in common? Or something?

    Anyway, go Fuck yourself.

    • TrueWords
      • Octoberfurst

        Both want to be White so bad they can taste it.

      • kareemachan

        I didn’t know about Asshat Clarke, but figures he’d have a bleached blonde bimbo type.

    • Martha Johnson

      Ed Burrow, The Constitution covers American citizens and their rights. Every country is first and foremost about their country and their citizens.

      • Martha Johnson

        Very intelligent discussion. Good to hear a calm, polite, not enraged or insulting adult conversation . Thank you Mr. Thomas.

  • Michael R

    It starts with being decent you moron .

  • leastyebejudged

    I don’t get all the hate here for him.

    • j.martindale

      Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that he has opposed any advancement of the civil rights for gays in every single f*cking decision he has made in his miserable existence. The fact that he poses as a defender of the Constitution when he is so blind to the needs of the disenfranchised, and undermines the justice that should be the goal of the Constitution, makes him just another deplorable as far as I am concerned.

      • TJay229

        “For Gays…”

        Newsflash. He’s not gay.. He’s Black. He’s NEVER advanced the cause for POC, first..why would he for gays?

      • Reality.Bites

        But it has more to do with least being a notorious concern troll.

    • BearEyes

      he was declared as not qualified when he was nominated.
      he was confirmed anyway
      Google Anita Hill – she qualifies for #metoo
      he was confirmed anyway
      his wife belongs to some tea bagger group that he says he doesn’t associate with, but that claim is debatable.
      he has has some very questionable meetings and associations (like Scalia did) that raise serious conflicts of interest questions as well as ethical questions.
      he’s absolutely no friend of the LGBT community
      he’s pro-Citizens United
      He’s pro Hobby lobby
      he’s pro pushing religion into the secular government
      that’s just a quick list

      • Homo Erectus

        50 years ago SCOTUS allowed him to marry the person he loved (a white woman). Once he got his, well – fuck y’all.

        • olandp

          Thanks to the ACLU and NAACP.

      • The_Wretched

        His personal wealth goes up when he rules the right way. Much of that is via his wife but he also goes on trip s at Koch (and other defendants) expense – including when they are before the court as defendants.

    • Gustav2

      Disagreeing with someone is not hate. Being angry he wants to take away our rights is not hate. Stop using the language of high school cliques.

      • leastyebejudged

        I will as soon as you apply your idiotic double standard to people here, otherwise you and all your little upvoting queens can fuck RIGHT off.

    • Tawreos

      Instead of truly calling for unity he is sending out dog whistles to let people know what side he thinks is correct and the rest of us just need to give in and join that side

    • Joe in PA

      I bet you don’t get all the “hate for you here” either.

      • Reality.Bites

        Gets a lot less of it since I blocked him.

      • leastyebejudged

        Another classy reply.

    • Woman abuser who lied his way into office with the help of Joe Biden. Never going to vote for Joe B.

    • BLOCK YOU.

      • leastyebejudged

        How mature and intelligent, thanks for the thought full typical reply.

      • leastyebejudged

        kill yourself.

      • leastyebejudged

        Kill yourself.

    • The_Wretched

      that’s because you’re a vacuous troll

      • leastyebejudged

        I’m nowhere near as vicious as I have a right to be.

        Your constant barrage of idiotic lies here is deserving of some viciousness.

        • The_Wretched

          “I could be much worse” is not a moral excuse.

          And I am the Wretched. I expect people like you to have a desire to be vicious. It speaks to your lack of character. Lack of proportionality much?

  • Todd20036

    Hey Clarence, being in a sexual minority doesn’t mean we are lesser Americans.
    You’re barely 3/5th of one in many of your constituents’ eyes.

  • Gustav2

    If you don’t agree with me you are not a Real American™

    He is now officially Caribou Barbie.

    • FAEN

      Can he see Uncle Tom’s cabin from his house?

      • WitlessProtection

        WHOOOOOOAAAA! AHAHAHAHAHAHH~!

      • olandp

        He calls it home.

      • Steverino

        He’s in it.

        • FAEN

          Yep!

  • Bluto
    • Todd20036

      As a kid, I used to love those.

    • Tawreos

      We’re gonna need a bigger cup.

  • Stev84

    >” that history isn’t worth defending”

    I see what you did there

  • GayOldLady

    Sexual Predator says What?

  • Tawreos

    You side with a party that has been doing its best to deepen every divide it can and you wonder why we are so divided? You are also defending the history of the Confederacy, a group that split the country and fought a war to keep people like you slaves. I am sure you will also defend keeping “In god we trust” on the money instead of going back to what used to be there which was E pluribus unum.

    Could his head be any farther up his ass than it is right now? I know I shouldn’t ask that question, but sometimes you have to maintain hope for society.

    • Gustav2

      He really is talking about how we no longer share the common religion of generic Christianity, not that we don’t all share a common Constitution.

      His idea of society and laws come from Roman Catholicism, even tho the founders quoted ancient Romans, not Christians, in The Federalist Papers.

      • BlindBill

        I read that “geriatric christianity….” had to re-read

        • Gustav2

          That works, too.

        • Nowhereman

          It’s beyond geriatric. Religion should just die already.

          • Eric S Holl

            Your attitude matches perfectly your nom de plume sir

          • Nowhereman

            Yeah–I was born in Nowhere. So GFY.

      • That’s how big a dumbass he is. He’s Catholic and doesn’t realize that those right wing Christians don’t like Catholics any more than they like Jews, minorities or homosexuals.

        • Gustav2

          As long as they agree on abortion and homosexuals, it is all good.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      And he gives an interview to a person who does everything she can to deepen the divide on a network devoted to the same thing.

    • “You side with a party that has been doing its best to deepen every divide it can…”

      Not to mention a VP who wants to hang us (LGBT people) and a President who jokes about it.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        Mother approved!

    • Pluto Animus

      When Scalia died, I literally jumped out of my chair and did a little dance.

      Thomas will receive the same honor when his time comes.

    • Nowhereman

      He shouldn’t even be on the court. Anita Hill was vindicated. I can’t look at Thomas without thinking about pubic hair on a soda pop can. He’s just one of the good ol boys. He seems to think he’s a white man, too.

    • CottonBlimp

      Vampires can’t look in the mirror.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    A great article about SCOTUS conflict of interest:

    The Supreme Court Has An Ethics Problem -Justices on the high court don’t have to follow the same code of conduct as they do in lower courts.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/11/01/supreme-court-ethics-problem-elizabeth-warren-opinion-215772

  • Michael R
    • jerry

      I think that gif is Callista Gingrich…

  • DaddyRay
    • Tawreos

      Love it, love everything about it!

      • FAEN

        OT-Met a pup who looks like yours yerstersay. His name was Casanova and he had just been rescued. He was SO cute and delightful. I thanked the lady for getting a rescue-we were both near tears at the end lol.

        • Tawreos

          All the best puppies are pound puppies!

          • FAEN

            🐶❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️

          • kareemachan

            AND POUND KITTIES!!!1!

    • Joe in PA

      There were tons of RGB’s at the Women’s march in January. They were great.

    • AC

      too many notes

    • Nowhereman

      Very cool!

  • GayOldLady

    Every time I look at your face Clarence, I remember Anita Hill, whose story I believed then and I believe now. You’re a first class sleaze ball who shouldn’t have been appointed to SCOTUS .

    • thatotherjean

      Clarence Thomas was the “replacement” for Thurgood Marshall. He isn’t, and hasn’t ever been, fit to tie Thurgood Marshall’s shoes.

      • Ninja0980

        He is a disgrace to everything Marshall stood for.

        • Librarykid

          Something to remember when someone tried to polish the reputation of Bush the First.

        • CJAS

          Yeah, that was exactly the point of his nomiation.

      • Steverino

        I have always thought that was a cynical choice by George H.W. Bush, and his advisors. A big FU to the legacy of Thurgood Marshall and the progress of the civil rights movement.

    • Ninja0980

      But remember, Anita Hill and other people were liars simply attacking a black man who dared to leave the Democratic plantation*
      *Snark.

      • GayOldLady

        And it was a black woman accusing a black man.

    • CJAS

      I remember the black law professors from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Penn and Georgetown arguing that he was an unqualified intellectual lightweight.

      • Bad Tom

        They were correct.

  • Barry William Teske

    Yes.
    I’d like ‘needs to be human’ for $1000 please Alex.

    • JW Swift

      …or Alex, whatever. (smirk!)

      • Barry William Teske

        Fixed it!

  • Thorn Spike

    Too bad Pube-on-a-Coke-can’s confirmation hearing didn’t happen in the era of Weinstein.

    • TJay229

      Right! 🤣

    • Reality.Bites

      Doesn’t count when Republicans do it and Republicans are judging.

  • TJay229

    Why was/is he put in the African American Museum?

    He wasn’t “The First” (unless you wanna say he was the First to have the nastiest confirmation).

    He NEVER adds anything insightful to POC experience in his rulings.

    He is a horrible representation of a legal mind. And besides, The Black Delegation traded him years ago.

    Laura Ingram asks about “Removal of statues when he was young…” and his stupid ass didn’t say ” NO, dumb bitch, they were still hanging, raping and killing black people back then. That was when those racist reminders were being erected” But he demurred. Idiot.

    • CJAS

      He’s in the museum because the funding comes from the federal government and the curators can’t give the appearance of partisanship.

      • TJay229

        That is not a REASON.
        He has done nothing historic to be there, if you know of anything, please tell me. Name me what was Clarence Thomas THE FIRST OF; A GREAT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER OF; WHAT CONTRIBUTION TO AFRICAN AMERICANS he has done?

        Otherwise… Miss Me!

        • jerry

          Unless you want to document the first Supreme Court Justice who has no curiosity, no need to ask questions during hearings. You already know how he’s going to rule in any given case because of his political leanings/preset mind.

          • TJay229

            Everything you said is true… But still THAT and THOSE, don’t warrant him to be honored among the greats.

          • jerry

            I agree, not warranted to honor him for those reasons, nor anything else he’s done.

        • CJAS

          You’ll get no argument from me except that I do think he’s historic in his negative impact on the interest of black people.

          • TJay229

            And THAT warrants him being placed in a museum that honors Harriet Turman, W. E. Dubois, Fredrick Douglas, Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin and Martin L. King?

            Chile… Hush.

          • CJAS

            I think museums should teach and if honor or dishonor flows from that so be it. It is worth noting that “we” replaced Justice Marshall (the most important litigator in American history) with his vacuous antithesis. As we should have an installation on the Tuskegee Experiment and note Eunice Rivers–that’s Thomas’ role in history, Eunice Rivers.

    • John30013

      Perhaps as an object lesson? So we never repeat that mistake again?

  • Sean Taylor

    He finally speaks and THIS is what comes out.

  • Bambino

    Another sell out whose installation into SCOTUS only serve as a front while racism rises during his tenure. Caitlyn Jenner should pay him loyalty.

  • j.martindale

    Wrong on every decision he ever made as a Supreme Court Justice. That, my friends, does not constitute defending the Constitution.

    • Michael White

      truly a GOP token.

      • Todd20036

        He’s definitely a black quisling. All minority groups have their share of quislings. So do LBGTs.

    • CJAS

      He actaully got one right earlier this year.

  • blackstar
  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • Tawreos

      Dammit!

  • shellback

    Clarence Thomas…on Fox…with another nazi. Such a surprise.

  • alc2018

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc902f3862a8f3ed5e88396d036e7b49c5e57cc5e91096b5d1111acdf0713d97.jpg I liked him better when we went golfing and he told me how soft Anita Hill’s butt was…

  • blackstar
    • William

      Does Jeffy know about this?

      • clay

        Does Tillerson?

      • Bad Tom

        Is Jeffy one of the six?

    • canoebum

      At last. You can’t make a whole pie without both crust and filling.

  • ChrisInKansas

    You mean like true, actual freedom? Without interference from shit like religion?

    • Gustav2

      Oh hell no!

      lol

      • (((GC)))

        What about my freedom to oppress you and ignore laws because GawdSaidSo!!!! Religious libety, not secular tranny!!!!1!

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I am so tired of the cult of Ayn Rand, where blind selfishness mitigated by nothing is a virtue.

    • Michael White

      but the good kkkristians in the rethug party love her.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Odd, considering she was an atheist and declared that forcing people to be parents was slavery so she was pro choice regarding abortion. But then I am used to the religious cherry picking what they like.

        • Ron Robertson

          Also ironic because she made her greatest criticisms against conservatives. I actually agree with her view on individual rights in which no one has the right to initiate force. She even said, back in the 60s, that all the anti-homosexuality laws should be immediately rescinded, though she was far from pro-gay. She was also against the current business of privatize gains, socialize losses. So, if these people ever got their wish and could have a society like she advocated, they’d be the ones on the street.

        • (((GC)))

          Tangentially related: a friend decided that with all the bad things in the world, nobody should be brought into the world without their consent — which is impossible to give at that point; so he’s staying childfree.

    • David Gervais

      It seems to me that most teenage boys read Atlas Shrugged; almost all of us grow out of it.

      • Karl Dubhe

        I made it 2 pages into that book, then wanted to burn it.

      • Octoberfurst

        I never read it. Someone told me what it was about and my immediate thought was, “Why would any decent person want to read a book that glorifies selfishness and greed?”

    • Steverino

      Nihilism masquerading as virtue, dystopia masquerading as utopia.

    • jerry

      My (conspiracy) theory: She was a long-term plot by the USSR to damage/destroy/discredit capitalism. Her cartoonish version of the capitalist system and of industrialists was certainly right out of Pravda.

  • edrex

    as long as we have pubic hair and coke we can share a laugh. amiright clarence?

  • lattebud

    “that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending.”

    Remember, many believe that “our” culture and principles would have you, as an African American, being property, riding in the back of the bus, unable to obtain a quality education, denied the right to marry a person of a different race, etc. Reminder Clarence… You enjoy all these things.

  • OdieDenCO

    ignoring the 33% deplorables, the rest of us still stand for truth, justice and freedom!

  • Boreal

    Says one of the tools who help prop up divisive politics and whose wife is an active teatard.

  • ceeenbee

    . . . says the bigot who consistently votes to marginalize and stifle LGBTQs at every turn.

  • William

    Scalia’s hand puppet says what?

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “that history isn’t worth defending, that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending. ”

    Fuck you, you homophobic quisling. That “culture” that you and 45 want to defend would have never allowed you to be on the SCOTUS.

    • clay

      and certainly not those three women.

    • Joe in PA

      And would make him a 3/5’s of a person at best, or a slave at worst.

      • olandp

        And not a house worker.

      • WitlessProtection

        He’s already a slave the white establishment GOP, he is just to stupid to realize it.

      • cleos_mom

        In view of participation, referring to him as three-fifths of a SCOTUS judge would be far too flattering.

        • (((GC)))

          If each term of Barack Obama’s was only 3/5 of a term… he should be allowed to finish his terms, and continue serving as President for another 3 years and 2 1/2 months!

      • (((GC)))

        Let’s not forget that the 3/5 rule, together with the Electoral College, was a “compromise” concession made to keep southern slaveholding states in the union. They were afraid that the greater population of (white male) voters in northern states would be decisive in presidential elections, so the slaves’ presence increased their masters’ voting power (as well as their representation in the House).

        (And it also just happened to be a powerful disincentive for states to end slavery.)

        That’s why we’re stuck with a system that distorts voting power in presidential elections — so it takes 3 1/2 Californians to equal one Wyomingite. And the Electoral College failed spectacularly in its last remaining possible excuse for existing, as protection against an unfit demagogue.

        (edit) That’s one of the reasons we have Popular Vote Loser Dolt 45 in the White House, despite Hillary Clinton getting nearly three million more votes. (And that’s not counting citizens selectively disenfranchised by laws targeting minorities with “almost surgical precision” — but that’s another issue.)

        An elegant workaround:
        The National Popular Vote interstate compact — more than halfway towards taking effect — would undo the vote distortion, without needing to amend the Constitution. As soon as enough states pass it to form an EC majority, they commit to giving their EC votes to whichever candidate won the nationwide popular vote (what’s known in other elections and other countries as “winning the election”).

        http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

        • Joe in PA

          Thanks. Good read.

        • The_Wretched

          It’s an excellent idea that needed to happen 20 years ago but should still happen today.

    • Ninja0980

      He thinks he is so special that would never happen to him.

  • Joe in PA

    that history isn’t worth defending.

    I can’t, I just can’t. IS HE FUCKING BRAIN DEAD?

    • Gustav2

      He is desperately defending his myths, not history.

  • WNY
  • LovesIrony

    Tell me the story of the pubic hair and coke can again and then the tale of how you forgot to include your wife’s income on your taxes

  • musiclover703

    All Americans can agree that there was no pubic hair on that Coke can. All Americans can agree that Long Dong Silver is not an appropriate topic for workplace conversation. We can all agree that you, Clarence Thomas, are not fit to carry Justice Thurgood Marshall’s jockstrap. How’s that for a start?

  • FAEN

    Says the man who helps divide it.

  • Edmund Allin

    Joe, everyone reads Rand as a teenager. And then once again twenty years later to make sure you weren’t mistaken.

    • “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life:
      The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”

      ( https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/366635-there-are-two-novels-that-can-change-a-bookish-fourteen-year )

      • Todd20036

        Even Rand herself didn’t follow her own teachings when it became inconvenient for her.

        • olandp

          The ultimate selfishness.

    • William

      I started reading one of her books decades ago. About ten pages in, I chucked it across the room. Someone later disposed of it properly.

  • worstcultever

    Daddy Bush replacing THURGOOD MARSHALL with this worthless, intellectual featherweight sex pest is one of the greatest fuck-yous ever done to this country.

  • Manny Espinola

    Uncle Tom read Ayn Rand in his teens. Could American jurisprudence get any more depressing than this?

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    If he no longer understands American Values, then he has a duty to step down.

  • olandp

    Divide and conquer. Isn’t that the plan?

  • 1980Gardener

    We have a lot more in common than perhaps he realizes. We seem to have forgotten that.

    Trick or treating on Tuesday night reminded me of that, as so many of us gathered together.

  • BlindBill

    There are a lot of things this man does not know – what has he done to discover the answer? If he only talks with other old man conservatives, he he cannot be surprised with his ignorant assertion.

  • thatotherjean

    In the abstract, I kind of agree with him. It’s in the particulars of what aspects of our culture and principles need defending and what needs to change that we differ completely. We’re a long way from “Land of the free and home of the brave” at the moment, when the freedom of some people to live ordinary lives that others expect isn’t guaranteed, when we trade so many of our personal freedoms for the illusion of security, and when the Constitution is attacked at the highest levels of government.

    • lymis

      And he has a long and storied career of siding with the people who undercut everything he claims to be sad has been undercut.

      He doesn’t have to look any further than the mirror to see where “Unum” got kicked to the curb.

  • PeedeResistance

    Three words: LONG. DONG. SILVER.

  • some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending

    Yeah, Clarence, why DID you decide that?

    • (((GC)))

      “…some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending…”

      And you, Mr. Thomas, have plenty to apologize for there!

  • DesertSun59

    He never speaks in SCOTUS session. Speaks on Ingraham’s show. Instantly becomes irrelevant.

  • cleos_mom

    He suspects that Trump grabbed more pussies than he did and will never get over it.

  • “Some people” disagreeing with you will always exist. Stop crying. Sheesh.

  • marshlc

    I’d be really curious to hear what he thought united the country in the past.

    It seems to me that a very large country only speaks with one voice if actually many of its citizens are voiceless. You get an appearance of unity if only those who agree with each other are allowed to say anything, but it’s only an appearance.

    • (((GC)))

      ⬆⬆⬆ THIS! ⬆⬆⬆

  • Adam Stevens

    I guess we now know why he rarely speaks.

    • whollyfool

      (Wins the internet today)

  • hdtex
  • Frostbite

    The only reason he doesn’t know is because he doesn’t have Scalia telling him what he knows.

  • Blake Jordan

    It’s almost guaranteed that the Donnie Administration would love to replace Thomas with the white kind of conservative… no matter how much Thomas has done to help forward their 1%, racist, sexist,… goals!!!

  • Gerry Fisher

    IMO, Obama frequently mentioning “the promise of America”–the idea that we weren’t done putting our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and our constitution–into practice was what we shared as Americans, or what we *could* share. The idea that America was under construction and that we were invested in continuing to build it.

    The last election smashed that concept and pissed all over it. We can rebuild, but…[heavy sigh].

  • Keith D Plane

    Clarence – I’m waving a finger, guess which one it is!

    • kanehau

      Pinky?

  • Kelly Lape

    I’ll limit myself to just talking about “History” – when you belong to a party that benefits from destroying education you don’t get to batch about a lack of compassion for history. Now lets talk about which history is being neglected… If you think preserving tributes to slavery is worth defending then your idea of “defending history” is not one I could ever support. Now Mr. Thomas lets talk about real history, I’m gonna need a sample of your hair to compare to this one found on a coke can…

  • Uncle Thomas we all know you are a liar and a woman abuser and too stupid for your job.
    Those qualities are not American traditions and those are all you got.

  • seant426

    Hey, have a Coke, on me. Asshole.

  • Chris Gardner

    If this were 1817 instead of 2017, he would be the black slave who beats the other slaves into submission for the Master.

    • Ross

      Yep.

  • Ninja0980

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
    This man replacing Thurgood Marshall on SCOTUS is one of the worst things that could have happened to this country.
    We want from a man who cared about equality for everyone to a bitter partisan hack.
    And that is all this POS has ever been, a far right hack who has business being a judge for a dog show, let alone SCOTUS.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Uncle Thomas says what now?

    I will give Fox credit for doing right by their demographic; having this walking ambien talk on TV no doubt helped seniors with their getting to sleep.

  • Jacob

    Go back to sleep coke pube.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    ITS ALIVE! IT SPEAKS!

  • The_Wretched

    And there you have it folks, a black man who is a US Supreme Court justice all but saying slavery was a good idea.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Then you are part of the problem. RESIGN.

    • (((GC)))

      Only if Merrick Garland (blocked for a year by Senate Rethuglicans) or someone chosen by popular vote winner Hillary Clinton gets his seat.

  • Robincho

    From the pluribus in my house, unum is totally unum in its loathing of Cokey McPube…

  • KarenAtFOH

    That’s a lot of pretty talk dude, but you still voted to deny our ability to get married. Not much unum there.

  • Lori

    It’s better when he doesn’t talk.

    Also, if he wants unum he can start by checking out that fact that well over half of us think Trump is shit at his job.

  • Cuberly Deux

    My my, such the bitter angry Federalist. Of course in this idealoge’s mind it’s his narrow obsessive self-interest that’s the “real” America he’s pining for. He regularly pisses on individual’s rights and cozies up to multi-nationals, meanwhile he laments the very changes he’s responsible for.

    Fuuuuuuuuck you Thomas.

    • LeeCMH

      Thank you.

      .

  • PhillyProfessor

    It is not the job of a Supreme to defend CULTURE! Because we all know what kinds of kkkulture the Republicans want to see defended. Try defending the Constitution instead.

  • justmeeeee

    He speaks!

  • Dagoril

    “…some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending, that history isn’t worth defending, that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending.”

    Yes. And those people are called Republicans.

    • geoffalnutt

      Republicans know neither history nor The Constitution…which is why they don’t think they’re worth defending.

    • (((GC)))

      They do defend the most important part of history, the grand and glorious good old days of unapologetic racism, discrimination, and white privilege that Klansmen want to “take our country back” to, to make America great “again”, to when their precious little white boys and girls didn’t have to go to school with “little n-words”.

      Daryl Davis opines that the one word that may have put tRump over the top was “make America great again“. (Don’t have the video link handy, but he’s worth listening to on how he, a black musician, befriended and deconverted quite a few former Klan members.)

  • geoffalnutt

    Gee, Clarence – shut up.

  • LeeCMH

    Go back into your hole Clarence.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    It speaks.

  • Octoberfurst

    I really love his comment of, “Some people think the Constitution isn’t worth defending, that history isn’t worth defending, that culture and principles aren’t worth defending.” Gee Clarence who are you talking about? Who hates the Constitution, history and culture? Oh that’s right, it’s the mean old libtards.
    So let me see if can translate that into what he is really saying. I’m assuming by him saying we are attacking the Constitution he means that we want some gun laws passed, which in wingnut land means we want to erase the 2nd Amendment. And by defending our history he means that we should love the Confederacy and all it stands for. And finally culture. Hmm let me guess. I think Clarence means we should go back to the time when gays were in the closet, minorities knew their place, abortion was illegal and women were 2nd class citizens. Good times, good times right Clarence? I just love it when bigoted idiots wrap themselves in the flag and pretend they are the “real patriots”.

  • LeeCMH

    Again, we are reminded why Clarence rarely speaks.

  • kareemachan

    Right. It’s worth defending if they think like you and Jeebus.

  • Bert_Bauer

    Someone should remind Token that E Pluribus Unum was replaced by In God We Trust as our national motto by conservatives, who have never liked the diversity suggested by E Pluribus.

    • customartist

      Because of the Boogey-Man, Communism.

      There is always some Boogey-Man or another to be afraid of.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Some people?

    That would include you, your butt buddy Scaley, and a good portion of the far right wing of the Republican Party…

    I.e., most of you.

  • tbj5

    This is barely-veiled code for supporting Nationalism, pretending it’s really patriotism. It’s pathetic.

  • BEARY FLINTSTONE

    DAMN CQQN!

  • PhillyProfessor

    The Republican Party and The Donald have NO interest in Unity. What they are after is Purity. They feel the nation has been soiled by foreigners, soiled by the gays, soiled by blacks. They believe the nation needs to be cleansed. But in a nice way, of course. This is why there was so much rejoicing when Senator Corker and Senator Flake left. If they had been interested in unity, they would have mourned the loss of republican support. But they rejoiced in the purification of their party. Don’t be deceived by them. Every action they take screams of divisiveness.

    • customartist

      They also maligned Huntsman at the time, the sanest of the insane

  • No we don’t and the problem is people like Thomas. A corrupt judge who took bribes from people with business before his court. He should be in jail now.

  • -M-

    Uh, the rights and protections* enshrined in our laws.

    *Which Thomas refuses to defend.

  • gaycuckhubby

    When he’s right he’s right

  • Tempus Fuggit

    Wait…he speaks?

  • xzargo

    Shut the fuck up.

  • andrew

    Justice Thomas belongs on FOX and not on a Supreme Court seat.

  • Kyle Deetz

    I mean, ignoring for a moment all of his shitty politics, I find myself wondering the same thing sometimes. It feels like there’s something missing from the cultural imagination, something “bigger” that connects lot and LOTS of people to do what they do.

    People have legitimate reasons for feeling divided or forgotten or neglected, some would call it racism / sexism / etc, but it also feels like we’re enduring what one of my favorite artists calls an epidemic of loneliness. Again, putting aside what sounds like conservative bitching about civil rights for queers and women, what can we say actually unites Americans?

  • John Kusters

    “…that history isn’t worth defending, that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending….” Um what history and culture is he saying aren’t being defended? The only culture that people are taking a hard look at is the one where Thomas’ ancestors were property. Is that what he’s wistful for? Unbelievable!

  • JCF

    “that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending. And, certainly, if you are in my position, they have to be worth defending”

    Uncle (Clarence) Thomas, defending the “culture and principles” (and racist take on “history”) that would see him like this (self-hating much?):

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Gordon%2C_scourged_back%2C_NPG%2C_1863.jpg

  • Nowhereman

    “E Pluribus Unum” was changed to “In God We Trust” back in the mid 50s by the christian theocrats of the day. The also added the words “under God” to our pledge, thereby negating the words on either side of them which are “one nation” and “indivisible”. So suck it, you right wing theocrat.

    • Gianni

      I remember being in 5th grade. Everyday we started the day in class with the Pledge Of Allegiance. Along came that one day when the teacher announced that we would be saying the Pledge a bit different from then on. She proceeded to rehearse us in saying, “…and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible……etc. We had absolutely no idea what that was all about and, frankly, being school kids, didn’t care.

      • Nowhereman

        I was a precocious little 3rd grader and didn’t believe in gods. I always thought it was wrong.

  • dcurlee

    Coming from a man that sexually assaulted a woman and still became Supreme Court Justice

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    Justice Thomas, here’s one thing Americans have in common:

    We don’t respect You!

  • jonfromcalifornia

    Clarence, just do what you do best and STFU!

  • Jim McQuiston

    It’s a shame that so many of us are so lacking in intellect that our discussions become no more thian vile curses.

  • customartist

    Why can’t the conservative Justices comprehend the Equal Protection Clause of the fourteenth Amendment?

    Why can’t they comprehend the Ninth Amendment’s guarantee that future issues are intended to be covered by the Constitution as equally as are those issues which were present originally?