Scalia Sleeps With the Fishes

Scalia’s sad end, according to Jones and Drudge

… by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Justice Scalia was found dead at a “ranch” in Texas where he was a “guest.” When the Washington Post asked the host, John Poindexter, about Scalia’s “free ride,” Poindexter pointed out that nobody pays at his ranch; all are “free guests.” What Poindexter is evasive about is what goes on there, what services are also given and who is invited.

An examination of Scalia’s history as a continual “free guest” is telling. This is a man who never picked up a bill and, as with his hunting trip with Dick Cheney during the lawsuit against Cheney and his energy task force, Scalia didn’t care if his fellow “guests” had cases before the court. Let’s look at this man, who I see as a strong contender for “worst person that ever lived.”

The worst thing to happen to the United States since the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court, pushed through by corporate “hitman” Scalia. He put the mob in charge of Washington and lived on the fatted calf for his efforts. From Salon:

Antonin Scalia was one of the most profoundly dishonest men in the history of American public life. He made Richard Nixon seem almost quaint by comparison. But that’s not the impression being broadcast to the world today.

Scalia’s death has let forth an elite love fest of such remarkable intensity, you’d think he was war criminal Henry Kissinger.

Maybe if you weren’t an elite lawyer, or media commentator, but rather someone to had suffer as a result of his bigoted cruelty? Maybe then you’d see things a bit differently, if you were someone close to Leonel Herrera, or Anthony Davis. Who are those men, you say? Two men facing execution with credible claims of actual innocence, that’s who.

If the law does not protect the innocent, then it’s hard to conceive what the law is for. Yet, Scalia—so deeply devoted to the rule of law — repeatedly held that it did not.

In his 1993 concurrence in Herrera v. Collins he wrote:
There is no basis in text, tradition, or even in contemporary practice (if that were enough), for finding in the Constitution a right to demand judicial consideration of newly discovered evidence of innocence brought forward after conviction.

Sixteen years later, in the case of Anthony Davis, after seven key eyewitnesses recanted their testimony, some fingering a man who testified against Davis, Scalia wrote:

This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is “actually” innocent.

So you’re innocent? So what? That was Scalia’s “judicial philosophy” in a nutshell. He was the giant of the conservative legal world for three decades—its Ronald Reagan—and that’s precisely what he stood for. That’s what the conservative legal world stands for.

Who really owned Scalia is the Koch Brothers, who have feted him and his silent friend, Clarence Thomas. Other than his cavalier attitude about killing innocent people, something Scalia laughed about continually, finding executions of the innocent not just acceptable but actually amusing.

You see, Scalia was a bit of a Scrooge. We know why he died, his heart was four sizes too small.

Scalia hated women, part of his upbringing in a dysfunctional family but he also hated people of color and, as he became more and more powerful and insulated, his raging hatred against America and all but the rich and powerful became impossible to miss.

Scalia dies, not from a knife in the back or a pillow over is face but by his own words and deeds, a monster.


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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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  1. John Marlan Poindexter (born August 12, 1936) is a retired United States naval officer and Department of Defense official. He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan administration. He was convicted in April 1990 of multiple felonies as a result of his actions in the Iran–Contra affair, but his convictions were reversed on appeal in 1991. More recently, he served a brief stint as the director of the DARPA Information Awareness Office for the George W. Bush administration. He is the father of NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain Alan G. Poindexter.

    Meh, nothing to see here. Nothing at all. See something say something. Derp da derp.

  2. Scalia was advocating for access to the High Court concerning Second Amendment rights.
    In December, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the decision of a lower appeals court that restricted Second Amendment rights by upholding a ban on assault weapons.
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit upheld a Chicago area assault weapons ban against a Second Amendment challenge. The U.S. Supreme Court a few years earlier, in Heller vs McDonald, had ruled more favorably for the meaning of the Second Amendment to protect gun owners’ rights. But some local jurisdictions have ignored the High Court’s previous ruling, (Heller decision) continuing to infringe on second Amendment rights. Scalia was author of the Heller decision, and recently chastised the court (along with Thomas) for refusing to review this recent 7th District case, and another Second amendment case which the High Court refused to take up within the last year. (source: the American Rifleman, Feb. 2016).
    Bottom line, Scalia was a supporter of Second Amendment rights. All the more reason to suspect possible foul play in his recent death. Tyranny doesn’t like an armed populace. To perform no autopsy in such a high-profile death is unconscionable and highly suspect.

  3. And what’s your point? Bill Clinton attended Georgetown, too, and I note where at least one regular VT contributor attended a Jesuit university. You clearly don’t know much about Jesuit education to think there’s anything of significance to be discerned from anyone attending a Jesuit school. Jesuit educators are a distinct minority in most US Jesuit colleges and universities (being somewhat more present in the prep schools), with many being “Jesuit” in name only. Even the theology departments in many Jesuit schools are no longer run by Jesuit priests. Georgetown’s theology department, for example, is run by a Buddhist.

  4. Well said, @hiley. Nearly half of this “article” is a cut and paste from, as you point out, a dubious source, at best.

  5. As a judge, Scalia was likely no worse than Vasiliy Vasilievich Ulrikh.

    Then of course there is Eugene Scalia, which goes to show that the rotten apple does not fall far from the tree. Too bad he cannot be made to feel the collective pain of the hundreds of millions of workers with repetitive motion injuries that he denies are real.

  6. ” July 7, 1865 – Some things never change in America”

    It seems nothing has changed for the better, in fact they’re much worse today.

  7. Looked up this mobster looking public figure further and it seems you were being too kind Mr Duff. A horrendous monster is putting it mildly.

  8. is it by mistake the merciless are moved into positions of power over human life and death?….. Divine Justice now takes over

  9. As always Gordon, very poignant. Have you read New book Dark Money by Jane Mayer? Interesting read for certain.

  10. Yea, Scalia gets a dirt-nap.
    Reminds me a little bit of the
    Chris Kyle thing in a few ways. It’s not just Texas but the private ranch and the exclusive rifle club. Kinda surprised there wasn’t a hunting accident. I guess they’ve tightened up their game since the Cheney days. It seems Scalia had more coming than a face full of birdshot. Will the next one be any better, who knows. We have Clarence Thomas, we have a Kagan. It’s not like the rest are perfect either.
    The fact is citizens united turned our country upside down and he wasn’t the only one that pushed it through. I think that citizens united and 911 have to be the litmus tests for anyone going into office, anywhere.
    Thanks Gordon

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