Thursday, August 06, 2009

congratulations, sonia

... from the red-blooded all-american patriots at right-wing watering hole (emphasis on "hole") free republic, opining on the ascension of sonia sotomayor as the first hispanic1 and third female on the 220-year-old supreme court:

anybody that supported this racist appointment needs to be removed from office at the next opportunity. i'm sick of the war on white males. it's gotten so that a white heterosexual man has to work twice as hard for twice as long to get half as far as anybody in a "favored" group.

oh maestro — cue the ...

world's smallest violin

1 ny times: a few people have argued that justice benjamin cardozo, who served in the 1930s, should be considered technically the first hispanic on the supreme court. he was a sephardic jew whose family believed its ancestors came from portugal.

but the term "hispanic" was uncommon during that era, and it usually means people from the americas with a spanish-language heritage. on thursday, the hispanic national bar association hailed [sotomayor] as the first hispanic justice.

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