The New York Times has its undies in a bunch today, claiming that the right of the people of California to amend their Constitution at the ballot box should be subverted by unelected judges. The NYT’s editorial staff uses bizarre logic, closing with this unintentional gem:
Treating Proposition 8 as a mere amendment would set a precedent that could allow the rights of any minority group to be diminished by a small majority. The measure passed 52 percent to 48 percent.
So, according to the genii at the NYT, any election decided by a “small majority” of four percent can be overturned by the courts if “any minority group” is unhappy with the outcome. President Elect Obama just won the 2008 presidential election with by a 52% to 46% margin (about 5% with rounding considered). Is it OK for the United States Supreme Court to overturn the will of the majority of voters in the United States if an electoral minority, say white men, voted for the McCain/Palin ticket?
‘Puter accepts the NYT’s logic and calls on the NYT staff to publish an editorial tomorrow calling on the United States Supreme Court to undo the 2008 presidential election and install a conservative Republican of the Court’s choosing as president.
For a real discussion of the issues at play regarding Proposition 8, please see Bill McGurn in today’s Wall Street Journal.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.