It’s almost corny, really. A Justice of the Supreme Court apparently dies in his sleep while visiting an exclusive and remote private hunting reserve situated in the Chinati Mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert in west Texas. He’s declared dead over the telephone by a judge improbably named Cinderela Guevara. Judge Guevara, who was shopping at the time she received the phone call reporting Justice Scalia’s death, starts to drive to the ranch but she turns back after another phone call from a U.S. Marshal saying her presence isn’t needed. And then there’s no autopsy.
It sounds like the half-baked plot of a cheap-ass thriller movie. So of course there are conspiracy theories. Most of them are stupid and predictable. Like Obama had him murdered so he could add another ‘liberal’ to the Supreme Court. That’s a lazy conspiracy theory. A child could concoct that conspiracy theory.
A slightly better one is that the Bush family had Justice Scalia murdered. Why? Because he was about to reveal the role played by the Bushes in the 9/11 attacks. It’s not clear to me why the Bush family engineered the attacks, or how Scalia of all people learned about their involvement, or why Scalia would dawdle in reporting it — but hey, the man died in Texas, and George W. pretends to be from Texas, so there’s that. But as conspiracy theories go, it’s not a particularly sexy one.
The best of all the current conspiracy theories is this one: President Obama had Justice Scalia killed as a human sacrifice to mark the beginning of the pagan holiday of Lupercalia. You have to admit, this is a creative conspiracy theory. The evidence? Pagan Romans celebrated Lupercalia from February 13th to the 15th, and Scalia’s body was found on the 13th! You think that was a coincidence? You need more proof? The 13th was the 44th day of the year — and you guys, Barack Obama is the 44th President of These United States! Boom, there it is. What more do you need?
Aside from sacrificing a Supreme Court Justice, though, it was apparently a rather subdued Lupercalia. None of the usual stuff with men running through the streets, naked except for a goatskin loincloth and maybe a wolf’s mask (in honor of Lupa, the she-wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus and, well, it’s a long story — you had to be there). None of the customary whipping of women with goatskin thongs in order to insure their future fertility (which, let’s face it, sounds like a Republican health care plan). And the anointing of participants with a bloody bit of wool dipped in milk? Totally absent.
Just goes to show you, Obama has no respect for tradition. Or maybe that’s just how they do Lupercalia in west Texas. When in Rome, and all that.
Aw. come on! You know America isn’t America until some nut steps forward with yet another “conspiracy” theory. It attests to the gullibility of the American people, and we all know it doesn’t take just too much of anything to get the tongues wagging in social media.
Consider that the news media recently reported that our ol’ buddy, Ted Cruz, has come out stating that he is the only candidate for President who won’t obliterate the Second Amendment and erase it from American law. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? But then when you take into consideration that more than half of his political campaign election warchest was also reportedly filled with “contributions” from the NRA, you can begin to see where this current line of rhetorical BS originated from.
PS: Did you know that the term “fuckwit” is defined in Dictionary.com?
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You know, Cruz is making a lot of noise about this whole Scalia business. How come nobody has asked Cruz where he was when Scalia started his nap?
Cruz is starting to make a lot of noise about many things, yet skillfully ignores questions being asked of him. And because of the beatings he has been taking in the polls, I think we’re going to see him becoming far more aggressive in coming months. Although many don’t like Trump, we have to admit his “style” has garnered him more media attention (and not paid advertising) than any of the other candidates. Can we expect the saame in Cruz now, too?