SCROTUS rules. Gavin Newsom hardest hit.

Posted On: Saturday - June 25th 2022 9:59PM MST
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You haven't seen the dark days yet, Gavin. Those'll be when we need to use the guns, due to years of the policies of people like you.

It's not like Peak Stupidity pays attention to NOTHING but our own lived experiences as Wise White-tinas. I read the news on Steve Sailer's blog. (Haha, what would you expect?) The comments under that post are very good, but they almost solely discuss the abortion ruling.

I don't want to get into the general abortion discussion myself here, but I will say that Roe v Wade was unConstitutional from the get-go. It's pretty sad that a half century of SCROTI has let 50 years of unConstitutioality go by. Right around 30 years ago, a friend of mine discussed a book he'd read by Robert Bork, a potential SC justice the President Reagan 1987 appointment, the confirmation of which the ctrl-left derailed. Anthony Kennedy was then appointed/confirmed instead. He was decent, but voted in favor of the former in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which reaffirmed in principle (though without many details) the Roe v. Wade decision. [per Wiki] He was also kind of a Globalist with his favoring International Law.

Robert Bork was a real Conservative and Constitutionalist, hence his opposition to the 1973 decision which anyone who can read the one sentence of Amendment X would know is none of the Feral Gov't's business. The late U-Boat Commander Ted Kennedy, who only killed one adult, but not any babies that we know about objected thusly:
Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is--and is often the only--protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.
(That's from the wiki page I linked-to above.) I don't know, man. Other than the free association at lunch counters, not the biggest damned issue in the world, I don't see any of that coming from the mind of a Conservative Constitutionalist.

Anyway, my friend told me a lot about Robert Bork and this book. I remember his telling me of how the use of the Due Process clause to justify Roe v Wade was judicial rectal extraction. Too bad he didn't get confirmed - it was 58 to 42 against it, not completely along red-squad/blue-squad lines.

That was somewhat off the topic, so let me just state that I'm glad to see on The Unz Review that even Steve Sailer and lawyer/commenter Jack D. appreciate and understand State's rights.

Regarding the gun ruling, I ended up going to the Washington Examiner, whose site did NOT bounce around like a Mexican Jumping Bean this time, so I was able to calmly read Supreme Court gun decision could topple gun laws in liberal states. The gist of it is that the few States (7) that have "May Issue" concealed carry permit laws must stop the arbitrary screening they do.

Note: There are 3 arrangements going: 1) "May Issue" 2) "Shall Issue", and 3) Constitutional Carry - no permit required besides Amendment II. The last No-CC State was Illinois, but it dropped that restriction 10 years ago

The Washington Examiner article has a portion of Trump appointee Brett Kavanaugh's concurring opinion. He does mention counties too, but I think this ruling should apply to New York City's issuing of the very few gun carrier permits to only famous or rich people... and black thugs need not bother. We'll see on that.

This isn't going to solve our most basic problems, but I'm glad to see President Trump's 3 appointments to SCROTUS vote for, if not Conservatism, just as good, Federalism. It was said to be 6-3 (SCROTUStices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were the dissenters.), but Fox News notes:
The vote was 6-3 to uphold the Mississippi law, but Chief Justice John Roberts [cough, sellout!, cough, cough] didn’t join his conservative colleagues in overturning Roe V. Wade. He said he would "take a more measured course."
The gun rights decision was split 6-3 also, but without cuckery from Roberts. It was on a strict R-appointeed/D-appointee line.

The feminists have been dealt a blow against their "laws off MY BODY!" mantra, and the Communist Gavin Newsom was dealt a blow against his wanting to keep the California population naked and afraid.

Well, that was a busy blogging week. Next week, that Guidestone goodness may yet appear, we'll have something relating the Kung Flu to the Jan 6th protestors and some humor, we'll have more music, and also The Daily Stupid. Along with that, other stupidity just pops up everywhere. Thanks for reading and writing in!

PS: Gavin Newsom is only in this post because that tweet was in the Washington Examiner article, and it really pissed me off.

Tuesday - June 28th 2022 6:05AM MST
PS: Regarding that National Youth Poet Laureate, that is indeed pretty sad. It's sad not only for the kid level attempt at poetry (my sister at about 5 y/o recited to us one similar, admittedly with fewer lines ...), but for the coddling of people like that, which apparently must be done.

She does nothing but make each line rhyme, but she is no Rhymin' Simon. "There Goes Rhymin' Simon" is one of my favorite albums by Paul Simon - I think it's from not long after he and Art Garfunkel broke up their duo.

"You've got to learn how to fall, mmmm,
before you learn to fly.
Mama, mama, it ain't no lie.
Before you learn to fly, learn how to fall."

"Always it's the same old story,
ever since the world began.
Everybody's got the guns for glory.
Nobody stop and scrutinize the plan."

What would Robert Bork have made of MAGA? (and Trump?)

He was a man of principle. Trump never has been. I don't see how they could have seen eye to eye.
Tuesday - June 28th 2022 5:56AM MST
PS: Mr. Hail, on "Generations:, as per the book(s) and your categorization in a comment under a previous post that included the transitions periods:

What I object to with those sweeping categorizations in the books and the "OK, Boomer" stuff is that they make it out as if there are different personalities and major political divides among the group born in this 20-year period vs. this other one born in this other 20-year period. I don't argue, such as with your comment here on the later Robert Bork, that people aren't a product of the times. For example, my problem with Millennial and Zoomers are they are products of the smart-phone age and also of a school system that has been woke for quite a long time. (We discussed the latter a bit, and I look forward to your post on your blog about that.)

The smart phone usage, both the ability to look anything up and get a cursory answer and the focussing on 1 ft away - has got them not willing to do any thinking of their own on the fly and being bad drivers respectively. No doubt the school system would have them answering polls the way you stated in your previous comments.

However, that's not really personality. In the "Generations" and "Fourth Turning" books (there was a 3rd, "Millenials Rising", uh oh, that I haven't read), there's too much of, to paraphase "these 'Lost' Generation people are the Noman archetype, so they were raised permissively by parents who were raised by those of the 'Progressive' and 'Missionary" generations who were like THIS." Nah, it's not monolithic like that. Then, we are told that this one generation is THIS WAY in political views because [insert the Strauss & Howe theory]. Thing is, even the most lopsided of elections, for example, 1964 Goldwater vs. Johnson Presidential election, one of the most important and devastating was 60.1 / 38.5% of the popular vote.

There ere millions of hippies in the 1970's, but then there were 5 or 10 x more conservative working White young adults too.

Well, I've got to write that book review one day, but this week I've got a dozen posts built up already. (I'll try to write at least 5.)
Monday - June 27th 2022 8:03PM MST
PS: Great comments, Mr. Hail. I will explain myself better on the Generations (as in the book too) thing, as I think you have got me slightly wrong on that. However, It's time for sleep. I'll write more in the morning.

Mr. Smith, again, I appreciate all the on-line source for books. It ain't like Robert Bork needs the book money right now...
Adam Smith
Monday - June 27th 2022 6:58PM MST
PS: Good evening, everyone,
And Good evening, Mr. Hail,

Thanks for the comments. I haven't read Bork, so I have no idea what he would think of Trump, but I agree that the whole Trump movement and era is a sign of decadence (or idiocracy).

I also agree with you about Gorman. She is an excellent example of Black Moral Superiority doctrine in action. Obviously an affirmative action hire. One would think that someone who graduated from Hahvahd might know the difference between handmaid and handmade or that "We will not be masquerade" just sounds retarded. I guess she's doing the best she can with her 81 iq.

The media just luv luv luvs her hair!

I'm sure a bright future and a lucrative sinecure await her.

Monday - June 27th 2022 5:43PM MST

A lot of people are saying that the court is anti-woman and that’s the reason the decision went this way. They are ignoring the fact that almost exactly a year ago, the court let stand the procedure whereby women do not need to register for the draft, only men do. The cover story was deference to military “judgment” but the real reason was heightened solicitude for women over men.
Monday - June 27th 2022 4:49PM MST

Judge Bork's health was declining in 2012 and he died late that year. As of 2011, with the then-aged Bork still (as best I can tell) in good health and able to follow events, the reality-tv guy with flamboyant orange hair was already making a splash into the demagogic waters that defined the latter's late-life career change and the reality-tv guy jumped on board the Obama Birth Certificate movement. This was, as best I can tell, the first entry this man had into 2010s-era politics, not occasional comments while curating his image and nursing his narcissism in eras past. "I have secret proof the alleged birth certificate was FAKED!," he said (not an actual quote, but close; cannot check the twitter archive, as it no longer exists).

Four years later, in June 2015, with Judge Bork some time in the grave, the billionaire reality-tv guy "came down the escalator" at the tower he named after himself in Manhattan, gave an anti-immigration speech, and thereby shocked the largely second-tier journalists sent to cover the reality-tv goofball's presidential-campaign stunt. By the end of June 2015 they were in full swing trying to crush the reality-tv guy, but it never "took," and the rest is history.

But what would Bork have made of MAGA? Am I going to far to assume Judge Bork would have identified MAGA/Trump as a decadent, shabby, ramshackle counter-revolution of dunces, of demagogues and snake-oil politicos unethically milking desperate people (making profits selling "Trumpie Bear" stuffed animals and the like to idiots along the way). In other words, although we're still in the era of Trump, even now (the primetime-televised hearings on whether he was legally guilty of High Treason are afaik, are still ongoing), if I put myself in the shoes of such a man as Bork, the whole Trump movement and era seems a sign of decadence of the kind Bork warned about. Is this right?
Monday - June 27th 2022 4:27PM MST

Thank you to Adam Smith for the Robert Bork books, Tempting of America (1990) and the famous Slouching Towards Gomorrah (1996).

I see Bork was born in 1927. Moderator a.k.a. Achmed E. Newman has suggested he doesn't necessarily believe in generations as very important in determining things at group and/or individual level. Robert Bork seems a man who, in the thought-experiment of putting the exact same man bon some twenty or twenty-five years later (born late 1940s or early 1950s, instead of 1947), I am tempted to guess that he would NOT have ended up the kind of traditionalist-conservative that he was (or that I take him to have been, having not read his own writing much). Anything is possible, but the odds become highly unfavorable. They didn't "make" traditionalist purist-constitutionalist conservatives by that later period like they still did for the b.1927 set.

Another thing about Bork, he was primarily of, and perhaps overwhelmingly or totally of, pre-Ellis Island ancestry, Protestant, and more colonial-stock German than any other element. In simpler terms we could call him an old-stock American outright, drawn from the ethnocultural pool from which America's broad elite was drawn before they were displaced in the mid-20th century.

For much of U.S. history, the intellectual elite (including elite jurists like Bork) had New England ties, and we are not surprised to Find Judge Bork himself had many years of schooling in an elite New England school between about Fall 1940 and Spring 1944. It was then an all-boy's school. The same school, needless to say, would NOT produce a man like Bork today, and not for some decades now.
Monday - June 27th 2022 3:45PM MST


That should be

"National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman (Black, b.1998)..."

...and not b.1988. She is now twenty-four, but was age 19 or 20 when appointed.
Monday - June 27th 2022 3:33PM MST

Poetry also hit hard:

I regret to have to inform you of this, but the "National Youth Poet Laureate," Amanda Gorman (Black, b.1988), has released a poem two days ago in response to the Supreme Court decision sending abortion law back to the states, and it's been getting some attention.

I quote the poem, verbatim and in full:


We will not be delayed.
We will not be masquerade
To the tale of a handmade.
We will not let Roe v. Wade slowly fade.
Because when we show up today,
We’re already standing up
With the tomorrow we made.


There you have it!

And by "there you have it," I mean that this poem is SO bad that the USA creeps several points closet to being fully and unashamedly a laughing-stock, one where (as James Howard Kunstler says) anything goes and nothing matters. Basic standards of literacy, and the basics of poetry, are out the window, not in some Andy Kaufmanesque satire but the "National Poet Laurate."

There are several apparent mistakes here and pseudo-depth that is easy to parody. Even beyond those, there is a revelation that the poetess has no idea about the concept of meter in poetry. One reason her poem is so bad, why it sounds like what a child would mash together (a bunch of rhyming words many not quite 'clicking'; "handmade"? what's the meaning of "be masquerade"?), is there is no thought to the flow or meter. Even a mediocre amateur from previous generations would recognize the serious deficiencies here and more-or-less know how to fix them or avoid them.

The rest of the story: Amanda Gorman is a Black girl who somehow got funneled into elite Southern California circles in her youth by the late 2000s and into the 2010s, unknown parties paying for private schools, the investment-bank Milken family awarding her a pile of money (as a college scholarship), and shortly thereafter she "somehow" got into Harvard in 2016. She graduated from Harvard with a BA in Sociology (and "cum laude" no less), in May 2020. She had been appointed "National Youth Poet Laureate" in 2018, the inaugural holder of that position. She is the one who read a long diatribe poem at the Biden inauguration, Jan. 20, 2021.

Of course Amanda Gorman is an excellent example of Black Moral Superiority doctrine in action (see Peak Stupidity comments #2312). Of COURSE the first National Youth Poet Laureate in the USA (position established in 2017) was Black!

But it' still puzzling, isn't it, that even with more years' of life experience since her appointment to that honor of National Youth Poet Laureate, she still can't produce anything better than this cringeworthy "We will not be masquerade. / To the tale of a handmade."
Monday - June 27th 2022 12:18PM MST
PS The likes of Gavin Newsom are certainly not open to reasoned argument by us. I’m pretty sure that it will take at least some heads on pikes to settle things in the former USA. What remains to be determined is: Theirs or ours.
Adam Smith
Monday - June 27th 2022 10:49AM MST
PS: Good afternoon, Achmed,

The Tempting of America, you say...

The Tempting of America (.azw3)

The Tempting of America (.epub)

The Tempting of America (.pdf)

Found these too...

Coercing Virtue The Worldwide Rule of Judges (Bork, Robert H)(.epub)

Idols for Destruction The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture (Bork, Robert H)(.epub)

Saving Justice Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General (Bork, Robert H)(.pdf)

Monday - June 27th 2022 6:16AM MST
PS: It had to be "The Tempting of America" that my friend had just read, based on the pubishing date of it and others of his books.

Thank you for the on-line copies of Bork's other books, Adam.
Adam Smith
Sunday - June 26th 2022 8:42PM MST
PS: Good evening, gentlemen,

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, by Robert H. Bork (.epub)

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, by Robert H. Bork (.pdf)

A Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault on American Values, by Robert H. Bork (.pdf)

The antitrust paradox, by Robert H. Bork (.pdf)

Sunday - June 26th 2022 5:51PM MST
The hyperbolicity (undoubtedly not a real word, but sounds kind of ok) over everything they don't like from clowns like Newsome is laughable. I do indeed hope dark days are coming for him and his ilk. There's hardly been a more deserving group of degenerates anywhere or anytime.
Sunday - June 26th 2022 4:38PM MST
PS: Yeah, OCP, the "laws of my body" or "my body, myself" bit shows a big contradiction of the left. I would call this a good mantra, were it not for an unborn baby not truly being part of "my" body. (Not me personally, No matter what they say, I won't be bearing any children - too old for that or something..)

Ha, that sounds like a way to get a traffic cop to at least smile. Unless it(?) was serious, and then, well, I'd find some broken tail lights or something ...
Omni Consumer Products
Sunday - June 26th 2022 3:08PM MST
PS How did gruesome Newsome and Fraudci get the COV after all the jabs?
Same thing with Justine Turdeau.
The arrogance and hubris of the Long March comrades should continue as they consider themselves destined to rule over the unwashed rubes.
My body my choice? Does that apply to the mandatory none are safe until all are safe not-a-vaccine?
The unelected WHO says no while we were all distracted by Moloch's minions and Roe v Wade.

O/T-Just read about a woman getting stopped in the carpool lane and saying she is allowed to drive there because her pronouns are they and them.
Laughter is good.
Sunday - June 26th 2022 2:23PM MST
PS: Good way to put it Mr. Blanc. However, Newsom doesn't care that his logic is backwards and that he doesn't understand (and probably has never read) the US Constitution. He sees dark days coming. Well, Gavin Newsome's dark days are my "Happy Days are Here Again".
Sunday - June 26th 2022 11:01AM MST
PS There’s an interesting inconsistency in Gov. Newsom’s views. He denounces the Court for denying states the authority to abrogate a right clearly enunciated in the Constitution. Yet, he certainly denounces the same Court for leaving to the states and the people the authority to regulate a medical procedure that by no reasonable stretch of the imagination is constitutionally protected. A perfect example of the Leftist mind-set.
Sunday - June 26th 2022 6:22AM MST
PS: Oops, and the correct spelling was right before me in the stupid tweet. Thanks for the correction, Alarmist. He is more than a Nuisance for Californians.

(Fixed - 3 times.)
The Alarmist
Sunday - June 26th 2022 5:45AM MST

Newsome? And all this time I thought it was Nuisance.
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