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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Ring of Steel and Supreme Court Haiku

written in response to The Independent, May 7: Justice Clarence Thomas [a hardline conservative] tells Roe v Wade protesters that Supreme Court "won’t be bullied:"

The 73-year-old said that as a society, “we are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like”, according to Reuters.

“We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that,” he said.

a ring of steel
around the Supreme Court
gathering dark

FYI: Huffpost, May 7: Critics Erupt After Clarence Thomas Tells Americans To Deal With It On Roe v. Wade

Critics were stunned Saturday after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas scolded Americans for not accepting controversial rulings — after his own wife battled against the results of a legitimate presidential election.

Not only has his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, refused to “live with” the presidential election, he was the sole Supreme Court justice to vote that former President Donald Trump should not have have to release his White House documents to the House committee investigating last year’s insurrection.