“Well, there--see, he did not provide good counsel.”
— Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' only words during the oral arguments in nearly seven years. Justice Thomas was joking about a Harvard-educated counsel representing the murder suspect Jonathan Boyer; Justice Thomas' alma mater is Yale. The words were spoken last week, but the transcript was published yesterday.
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notLostInSpace
notLostInSpace

Are we sure he is not in the witness protection program?

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

It's hard to speak at these things when you're power napping.  What a disgrace to the court.

kbanginmotown
kbanginmotown

Seven years of silence and he breaks it with the equivalent of a "fart joke?"

I am so disappoint...

MrObvious
MrObvious

In 7 years he might even become self aware.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Things We Can Reflect On Prior to Super Bowl Week....

notsacredh
notsacredh

So, in 2020 we can expect him to be a chatterbox again?

jmac
jmac

@DonQuixotic His mind's set in concrete ("I will not evolve").  Why pay attention unless you can get a joke in every seven years?  We wouldn't want any thinking going on.  

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

@kbanginmotown  I'm not even sure Thomas really said that. Maybe he lip-synched it or someone catfished it on the SCOTUS web site or Facebook page.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

@MrObvious Thomas isn't a good SC justice because he's conservative.  He just isn't good.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Tramscripted: "Hair in my Coke.  Be right back."

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

And what walks?  C'mon, say it!

MrObvious
MrObvious

@sacredh 

people evolve

People like Thomas starts a little lower before they reach the evolved status. It was more a AI reference since most of his action seems like a robotic reaction to the needs of the rest of the rightwingers on the supreme court. I don't think anyone talk about Thomas as the great legal mind of the court.

notsacredh
notsacredh

I looked into the abyss and the abyss said "Go take a nap. You have to work midnight." Who am I to argue with the forces of darkness? Goodnight.

notsacredh
notsacredh

Ruh roh. I said it and now it's gone.