The Canadian government realized that they had had a narrow escape. “I hear that they hug trees, said Saskatchewan “Canada first” spokesman Rod Boynton, “Can you imagine the obstacles that our lumberjacks would encounter due to these peculiar people?”
In 2013, the chant of “tres facile,” (very easy) echoed throughout the province of Quebec. This was the chant of a rapidly growing Canadian nationalist movement, who demanded that the Canadian Parliament pass the necessary legislation needed so a wall could be built across the 5,525 mile, United States/Canada border.
In November 2013, running solely on the immigration fear, surprise candidate, John Claude San Laurant, from the newly formed “Tres Facile,” party won an overwhelming victory to gain a seat in Parliament. St. Laurant, proposed legislation to build the wall and have America's pay for the construction and upkeep.
The funding of the wall is still not been solved. President elect Donald Trump threatened on twitter “I will kick some Canadian Ass, if they ask me to pay.”
The Canadian Constitution which was modeled upon the National Hockey League rule book, mandates that any boarded separation, must be made of “fiberglass, which will not be less that 40” high and no higher than 48” from the ice surface.” The last part forced the Canadians to flood and freeze the entire distance.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, immediately required all of their employees to take skating lessons. This was problematical, because they found that they could lead a horse to the border, but they couldn't make him skate. In order to resolve this problem they decided tom hire retired National Hockey League players to guard the borders. This worked until retired Philadelphia Flyer player Dave Schultz trued to fight the entire Minnesota Stars team as their bus was about to cross the border for a game with the Winnipeg Jets.
Schultz who was known as an “enforcer” when he played believed that the Minnesota team was trying to sneak some Liberals over the border. He requested that they each prove that they were indeed professional Hockey Players, by removing their teeth. When 2 players refused he checked the bus into the border.
Schultz was arrested and convicted of boarding and unsportsmanlike like patrol. He is now serving 2 minutes in a Winnipeg jail.
There came from a tower an odd pachyderm.
Experience he had none, by why should that matter?
Because this elephant could fill twitter with chatter.
He respected all ladies, or so it was said.
Yes three he would marry, and take many to bed.
Ladies are clearly, atop his agenda.
All they need do is remain Young and slender.
He believed all of the words that declared independence.
People are equal, and so were descendants,
"So I have a plan .
I ll deport your whole clan”
Wherever he turned, the press were not fair.
“Don’t ask me that hard question, no don’t you dare.”
“But sir all that I asked, all I wanted to know.
Did you see the weather report? Are they calling for snow?”
And what if those claims that he was that he was racist indeed.
He never saw color or creed.
So it is so unfair to continue this attack.
For he had never meet someone who was Red, Yellow or Black.
As far as his experience, “for me, it’s not needed,
and that is the truth, I am not a bit conceited.
I will fix up everything way before lunch.
So I can tend to my own work for the rest of the month.”
So tell me America, why be afraid? He is the best choice that you've ever made.
A Man whose CV says “I Cheat, steal and Plunder,”.
Could be the right guy, to get us out from down under.
Along with age, come many fears, That may cause one to become laconic.
Although the spelling of this word makes it sound so utterly salacious
With two feet planted on the ground, I am clearly not that audacious.
Is there any special wisdom to impart upon becoming a sexagenarian?
Or am I content to play the part of a grouchy old contrarian?
No I am not quiet, shy or timid if you might
Someone once said “he’s a riot, and not one to avoid a fight.”
And although that one was fooled, some others knew it was just a fallacy.
Now I have been well schooled, I've used my mouth so agilely.
Although it may be long away before I reach my last reward
“wise and strong,” I hope that they say, not call me “phony” nor a “fraud.”
I’d like to leave them with some laugh from a tale that I narrate.
Maybe then they would forget a gaffe caused when I fail to orchestrate.
Will they say that I was so inclined to speak out and never was a slouch?
And not tell a soul that every time I spoke, I lay reclined upon my couch
I wonder if the pithy statements of a man of 60 are worth more when he's done
That being said, what have I learned from birth until gravestone.
That sixty years went far too fast I think. Where has a lifetime gone?
I always thought that it would longer last, and I'd I have more time to carry on.
Now as I approach the fourth quarter of my time,
I am not beyond reproach, although not for any crime.
If we conclude inning six I guess I know the score
I am now out of tricks, and the game is tied at four.
There's lots of time to win this one, I’ve three more times at the plate
So I will still have some fun, before it gets too late
I've lived my live that some would say “was very kind and caring”
But I alone know what I pay for never being daring.
Now all of you that are my friends can I improve my situation?
Or will I be, when my time ends, just full of sadness and frustration?
So let’s finish with a question mark, and ask “how can I improve my plight.”
Frankly I am in the dark, but I will try to do what is right.
Jake and Stella Robinson have an appointment with the very famous therapist Dr. John Houston.
Stella Robinson: “Good Morning Doctor, I am Stella Robinson, my husband Jake will be here shortly, he is looking for parking.”
Dr. Houston: “Stella, hey Stella!!”
As they are waiting, Stella examines the unusual toys on the Doctors desk.
Dr. Houston: “Plastics”
Jake Robinson: “I’m sorry that I am late, but parking was horrendous. I finally found a spot on the street.”
Dr. Houston: “Is it safe?”
Jake: “I’m not sure. How safe is Mott Street?”
Dr. Houston: “Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.”
The buzzer rings and Mrs. Watson, the Doctor’s assistant, asks if he has heard from the Robinsons.
Dr. Houston responds: “They’re Here.”
Stella: “Jake, you parked in Chinatown. We’ll never get home.”
Dr. Houston: “There is no place like home.”
Stella: “Doctor, we have seen four or five therapists. None could help, we are hoping that you could.”
Dr. Houston: “Why didn’t you come to me first?”
Jake: “Surely, that can’t matter. You can’t be serious?”
Dr. Houston: “I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.”
Shirley: “Doctor, please, we were told that you were unorthodox…, and that you would be the perfect Therapist for us.”
Doctor Houston: “Well, nobody’s perfect.”
The telephone in the outer office rings, and the Doctor excuses himself.
Doctor Houston: “I’ll Be back.”
While the Doctor is out, the Robinsons speak among themselves.
Stella: “Do you notice anything unusual about the Doctor?”
Jake: “He is a bit eccentric, but I like him.”
Stella: “It’s a little more, than that.”
The Doctor reenters the room.
Doctor Houston: “Here’s Johnny.”
Jake: “Houston, we have a problem.”
Stella: “Damn it Jake, now you are doing it.”
Jake: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!!”
Stella: “Jake, ‘Snap out of it.’ Oh, Shit!! This must be contagious.”
Dr. Houston: “You ain’t heard nothing’ yet.”
Stella: “Doctor, maybe, if we took this one at a time.”
Dr. Houston: “Who’s on First?”
Stella: “I guess that I should go first. I owe so much to Jake, he took me from the gutter. Yet I feel that he doesn’t respect me. Doctor have you ever been poor and hungry?”
Dr. Houston: “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”
Stella: “Good you understand where I came from, what it was like. Jake feels like I’ve held him back.”
Jake: “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”
Stella: “Doctor, you see my issue, the way that he speaks to me.”
Doctor Houston: “You talkin’ to me? What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
Stella: “That is precisely what I have been saying. This man speaks the truth, and Jake, ‘you can’t handle the truth.’”
As their time nears the end, Stella has come to believe that the Doctor, although a little eccentric is brilliant, and convinces Jake to see him five times a week. A grateful Stella Robinson, kisses the Doctor on his cheek.
Doctor: “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me. Aren’t you?”
Stella: “No Doctor, I am just so relieved. So we’ll see you tomorrow. ‘After all, tomorrow is another day.‘”
After the Robinsons leave, Mrs. Watson asks the Doctor, how he managed to get them to come in five days a week.
Doctor Houston: “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
As the Doctor returns to his office, Mrs. Watson hears him say, “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”
“Submitted for your approval, a 59 year old male lawyer, has a song stuck in his head, That song is Janis Ian's ‘At 17.’”
“M**************, that 59 year old, male Lawyer has just reached his life's ambition as he has become a ‘depressed teenage girl,’ in The Twilight Zone.”
“Oh Shit!, Why does 6:00 AM come so early. Man I have to pee!!’
As he walks into the bathroom, he will soon notice the change that has taken place in the Twilight Zone.
“What the ****!!, it’s going down my leg. Wait a minute, something is missing!”
He looks down, but sees nothing, which was not unusual, since his middle-aged gut often formed an eclipse over his male sexual organ. He looks in the mirror.
“What are those? Ok, I must be still asleep, but this dream is getting pretty good, those aren’t bad. I’ll just play with there for a while, until I awaken.”
Two days later, having met his Twilight Zone family and getting bored of the aforementioned activity, she comes to the conclusion that if she must live this way, she need some advice. She has determined that she is approximately 17, ergo (not realizing that her vocabulary still was that of a Curmudgeon male Attorney), she sits to write a letter to an advice columnist.
Dear Sir or Madam:
What I am seeking you advise about is rather unusual. It seems that just a few days ago, I had a metamorphosis from an Aging Male Attorney to a Lovely young lady…”
Suddenly she realizes that this may not be the way a 17 year-old girl spoke. So he must remember the language of a 17 year old girl, words come to mind, “Cool”, “Hip,” “Groovy.”
“Wait a moment. What year is this. Judging from all of those around me, it’s not 1974, but 2016. I must speak like a teenager would in 2016. And she’ll never believe that metamorphosis bullshit. What do I write her for, I know, I make this an exercise in how to adapt to my new world, and I will use that argument that I heard between my sister and father yesterday?”
So this nearly sexagenarian Attorney, with no knowledge of how a 17 year old girl speaks in 2016 having gone to the internet to find the slang used by teenagers in 2016, continues on her voyage through the Twilight Zone, by sending what she believes is a letter of a typical 17 year old.
My dad is so totally unfair!! I wanted to change the spelling of my name. So I requestioned him. I think that it would be so dope to have a new name. So, he gives me that stupid answer he always gives, “When you leave my house, you can do as you please, but as long as you live under my roof, you live by my rules.”
OMG, who talks that way? Everyone in my squad has done it. $u$$ane did it, and she is my BFF, so did R@nd1 I don’t care what he says, from now on, I am Bequi3. Then he asks that stupid question, “ If your friends jumped off of the George Washington Bridge, would you?” Of course I would, they are my mains.
Mom says, that, “this is a phase” and “I will grow out of it” and that she “did silly things’ when she was young. NOT!!! SMH. Parents can be total Derps sometimes.
OMG, I almost forgot, they won’t let me go out with K3v1n, because they found the selfie that he sent me, in his boxers. I am so totes in love with him. Maybe they will change their minds when I tell them that he is my guy, we are in a ship, and agreed to only hook-up with me, Su$$ane and R@ndi. What do you think? After all, I have to share with my BFFs.
I graduated from Law School in 1982. I had my lofty ambitions. I would be the modern equivalent of Clarence Darrow, and argue science in the courts over fantasy.
But like many young Attorneys, who didn’t finish Number One in their class, jobs were not easy to find, so after a series of “dead end” jobs, I hung my shingle.
COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Just like that my dream had ended. I would represent the locals, when they purchased a home, drove too quickly or needed a will. I would never become Clarence Darrow, but it was an honest living. I wasn’t rich, but my family wasn’t wanting for anything, and I was an honest lawyer, and everyone who knew me, knew that they could trust me.
Having my practice in a small town in upstate New York, I knew my clientele, and they knew me.I was well respected in the community. Although I never would object to being called Harvey, everybody called me, Mr. Shapiro. You can understand why I was so shocked the day that this very kindly little old man came into my office.
“Yes sir, may I help you?” I asked. He was silent for a few minutes. “Sir, would you have a seat, I have some coffee brewing.”
Finally, the gentleman spoke, “I’m sorry, it was just such an unusual question. Nobody ever offers to help me; they always want my help.”
“Then I am thrilled to be the first.” I said in a sincere manner, for there was something, an aura about this gentleman that demanded sincerity. “How can I be of service? Please tell me your name.”
He seemed to ignore my question, and said “I haven’t any money.”
I had always believed that an attorney should donate a considerable amount of his or her time to the needy, therefore this statement did not upset me. “Let’s talk, I’m not opposed to working pro bono, if
you qualify. Please tell me your name, and your age.” I don’t usually ask ages upfront, but there was something unusual about this man. He looked spry, and if I had to guess, I would say that he was about 85, but I wouldn’t have been shocked if he was older.
The little man spoke in a fatherly tone, but not at all condescending. “You really don’t know who I am. I’m God.”
At that moment, presented with this client, a good deal of lawyers would have thrown him out or tried to get him committed, but delusional or not, I liked this man. He came to see me about his will. He had heard so much about “God’s Will,” that he thought that it would be the prudent thing to see a Lawyer.
I didn’t believe that he was whom he claimed to be. I wondered why a man who couldn’t afford a Lawyer, needed a will, but he intrigued me, so we spoke that entire afternoon, and he told me the most incredible tale.
It claimed that he had been offered a “Golden Parachute,” in what might be considered a “hostile takeover,” of Heaven.” Ever since he had let Nixon in, Heaven was not the same. “I always felt as if I was being watched.” So a few years ago God had made plans to leave, he decided to take Heaven public.
“It may have been my worst mistake since Herbert Hoover. I am God, I could stop this at any time, but honestly, I’ve been known for getting a little overzealous, and maybe I’ve interfered too much. There was that tower and the flood.”
“Also, sometimes I didn’t think that I had that much forethought. Take this guy Onan, I now look back and say, ‘If he wanted to spill his seed on the ground, and it isn’t my carpeting, who cares.’”
“You seem like a nice man, let me give you some advice, this fellow, who wants to take over, isn’t the nicest guy. There is talk of restricting immigration into heaven. Carry clothes for all eventualities. Those that always have thought that they were the chosen, would really question my motives, by selling. But it’s nothing personal. Nobody was ever chosen I treated everyone equally.”
“Funny story, I mentioned this fellow Nixon. Did you know him?”
I responded. “I know of him; he wasn’t my favorite.”
“You’re a good judge of character. As I was saying, one day he was asking Irving Berlin to teach him how to play ‘God Bless America,’ on the Piano, when as a joke I decided to bless some other country. I believe that it was Djibouti. He was so angry, such language. I had to remind him that I could revoke his Visa at any time.”
“But, I’m tired now. I’ve worked 6 days a week for 5775 years I need a vacation. My son says that I should visit my sister in the south, but she and I never got along. He is in to this forgiveness and turning the other cheek stuff. I think that that will go the way of the Hula Hoop, a new trend. I give it another 1000 years, and nobody will remember.”
“So the world really is 5775 years old?” I was beginning to question my skepticism about this man’s true Identity.
“No, I was just checking to see if you were paying attention. Let me tell you something about the Bible, it’s a good book, but mostly fiction. Personally, I like Huckleberry Finn. Did you ever read that? I can get you an autographed copy.”
“Take the story of the Tower of Babel. Yeah, I went too far, but I had my reasons. Remember they were building this tower to reach me. If they wanted to visit they should have at least brought a strudel. Who comes empty handed to see God. So I gave them a few languages. Look how they’ve butchered those. Take English for example. What is the purpose of the world ‘literally’? Everybody says. ‘I literally did this.’ Does that mean when he doesn’t use the word, he’s lying?”
“I love language. I had my friend Roget, give you folks a Thesaurus. Kid’s today think that it is the name of a dinosaur.”
But, I am tired and I never minded helping those who helped themselves, but maybe it’s time that that I stop helping those who don’t help themselves.”
The man’s wealth of knowledge was incredible, as was his sense of humor. We had things in common.
He noticed the autographed picture of Yogi Berra on my wall, “Nice man, I don’t understand anything he says, but he’s a nice fellow. I love Baseball, but it isn’t the same as it once was. All these players thanking me, after every hit. As everybody knows, I am a Yankee fan, but I stopped interfering in the outcomes of the games in 1964. If they had told me that they were going to sell to Steinbrenner, I may have continued interfering.”
"Speaking about Baseball, Mantle told me this great joke the other day. Stop me if you've heard it. "Do you know why there are so few Jewish Ballplayers? Because it is impossible to make the symbol of a
'Star of David,' across your chest with one hand, so they either have to drop the bat, or konk themselves, on the head."
"That reminds me, I have got to take that slingshot away from David, he is always flinging pebbles at Michelangelo, yelling, 'You son of a bitch, size does count!'"
"Who is this man?” I thought. If he was God, he didn't need my convincing, he loved the job too, much. He had already decided to block the takeover of Heaven.
“You've mentioned Nixon and Mantle, frankly I am surprised that they are in heaven." I stated.
For the first time all afternoon, God looked angry, "Don't judge anybody! That is my job" But, the anger was momentary, there would be no plagues upon my home. God had evolved from the days of the Old Testament.
"What do you think that you are so perfect? Remember that young lady in Toledo?"
"If I disallowed all sinners, it would just be me and Gandhi. You try looking at a bald man in his underwear all day, see how you like it."
It was getting dark, I knew that he'd have to leave soon, I figured that I should get back to "God's Will."
"You mentioned your son earlier, is that who you want to leave all of your assets to?"
"I'm not sure. He's a nice boy, but he never calls, he never writes. I'm taking a short vacation, go south for the weather, maybe even visit my sister, I'll call you when I get back."
"God, I've read a lot about you, but until today, I've never heard that you had a sister."
"I'm sure that you have, she commonly goes by her nickname, 'Auntie Christ.'"
My problems began at age 50, this aging curmudgeon, suddenly found unrequited popularity. Why at age 50 did I suddenly become popular? One day, when 4 of my 6 friends were golfing (required activity for aging, fat Attorneys), and the others, I never particularly liked, but they served to fill my quota, I discovered social media. To be exact, Facebook.
Suddenly I had 300 friends, all of whom have “adorable” cats. I had 400 friends, but 100 Republicans filibustered me out when I refused to repeat the mantra, “Ann Coulter is my ideal woman.”
I am now a “friend” of the guy who beat me up for my Tuna Fish sandwich in 1963. I am friends with the High School Basketball team, who all are reliving the one game that they in 1979. I am friends with my twelfth grade English teacher, who I still haven’t forgiven for making me read Siddhartha.
On top of the potential disciplinary problems resulting from the New York State Bar Grievance Committee, for the excess friends (they also claim to have evidence that directly implicates me in an incident where a tag was removed from a mattress), I find that I am suffering from a dysfunctional LOLs. I know that I am not alone many men suffer from the embarrassment of a premature LOL.
My wife has long claimed that my habitual premature LOL shows a lack of consideration of her needs. To be fair, as often as I prematurely LOL, she will fake an LOL. She has the temerity to claim that every woman, at one time, has faked an LoL. Well they never faked them with me! To be perfectly frank, I don’t think that she ever forgave me for the time, that she caught me self-LOLing. I swear that I was thinking of her the whole time.
I came across a study out of the Boise Institute that concluded that the typical male will LOL within the 2 minutes of a text, but the typical woman needs that man to last for at least an hour, especially when describing her day.
I have explained to her that I don’t do it on purpose and that I LOL so quickly because I love her so much.
Anyway, who is she to talk, after all of her fake LOLs. I asked my friend Bernie, you know, the guy who beat me for my Tuna Sandwich, if any woman had faked and LOL with him. Bernie of course said no, but he’d ask his cellmate, Tiny if any woman faked an LOL with him, but it will have to wait until Tiny is released from solitary confinement.
Come hither and hear my story of creature on the. sad path to its extinction.
This is more than a mere pity, caused it lived its life with great distinction.
This mighty creature was quite heavy, with an outer shell of leather.
But as it evolved, with the leather gone, it was light as a feather.
With the leather went the spine, but never faded in its brilliance....
More recently as their and they're merged into there, it lost much of its resilience.
It taught us sounds that sound the same, but meanings were contrary.
It taught us sounds that mean the same, from the shelves of our library.
But in a world of shortened language, where to and too are for.
We need this creature far more now, than we ever did before.
It made us all quite erudite, but never seem pedantic.
We could give you synonyms for words like truculent and sycophantic.
This was a friend, but like old friendships it may soon sadly fade away.
But like funerals and end of schools, oh how I loathe that day.
Mighty creatures walked this earth called Raptors and Triceratops.
And to give this creature, a name like those, well that clearly was a paradox
But the name might just have been some odd prognostication
For I fear that future generations will suffer because of its cessation.
So just like the mighty Stegosaurus is this creature next?
Of course you know that I speak of, the great Thesaurus Rex.
Just Give me some of that Old Time Religion
People flocked to the new world for among other reasons the right to worship how they chose. That concept has gradually eroded, until it was all but forgotten. In a the final Republican Debate on July 25, 2016, former Senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, whose campaign, at that time, was virtually dead proposed what ultimately would become the 30th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
In the debate held on July 25, 2016, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when asked if he felt that the United States was basically a "Christian Nation," by the Reverend Pat Robertson, Senator Santorum answered, "No, we are not a Christian nation. However, we are a God Fearing nation, based upon Christian beliefs. The Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion, but strictly construed and based upon the our forefathers intentions, religion does not include, Atheism, Agnosticism nor any of these primitive religions that don't think like us."
When asked, by Reverend Robertson if he would support any legislation that would codify that, he responded with an enthusiastic, "absolutely!"
The audience stood and applauded. Santorum immediately climbed shot up to second among Republicans in the polls. There wasn't enough time left for him to catch up to Trump, in the polls, but he did secure himself the Vice Presidential nomination.
It seemed that as many people who embraced Santorum, despised him. Throughout the country Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Atheists, Agnostics and Red Sox Fans protested. Many of these protests became violent.
For Rosh Hashanah that year, my wife, sensing the terrible changes going on suggested that we attend services. I am Jewish by birth and tradition, but Agnostic by belief. I hadn't attended services for the high holy days since the late 1960s, but when my wife said it, I immediately agreed.
We decided that we would attend these services at Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island. Touro is the oldest Synagogue in the United States. Rhode Island, is a state founded on religious freedom. In 1790, responding to an invitation to the Temple, George Washington wrote,"
"For happily the Government of the United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support."
As we were leaving the Temple we were pelted with Gefilte Fish and stale bagels, and told to "go back to where we came from."
Our experience, so indicative of what was happening, made all of the major newscasts. Most journalist spoke of it with horror and fear, but Fox News' personality, Sean Hannity, condemned the actions, yet somehow managed to praise the participants.
"I can never condemn violence, but this was the action of some very well intentioned, but admittedly overzealous Christians. As a Christian nation, we should find the forgiveness in our hearts."
Conservative, radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, was not so accepting.
My friends, this is what I have been warning what would be the long term effects of years of Liberal Policies. These weren't criminals, yet when the ancient religions, with their antiquated and blasphemous rites, are waived in our faces, ever the best people say '"enough.'"
The Future of the Black and White Cookie
The Supreme Court of the United States was not exactly non complicit in this "Right Wing Revolution." In fact, some might say that they played right into the Republican's hands. The right had a list of Court decisions that they planned to have overturned. Among those decisions were "Griswold v. Connecticut," "Roe v. Wade" and even "Marbury v. Madison." However, the top priority, and a landmark decision in the history of jurisprudence of the United States, that they wanted to overturn was "Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas."
This was part of their long term goals, not even Trump believed that they could challenge Brown in 2016. The challenge came from an unlikely source, "The Entemann's Black and White cookie" case.
The court upheld the constitutionality of the Black and White Cookie, under the doctrine of "separate but equal". The controversial 5 to 4 decision, with the majority opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas and the descent written by Justice Elena Kagan.
"Separate but equal" was doctrine in U.S. law until its repudiation in the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.
With is holding for the "Black and White Cookie," over the far more inclusive "Rainbow Cookie," the court did away with more than sixty years of civil rights.
Soon after the Malomar cookie, with the black surrounding the white was no longer sold by Nabisco im the United States.
Justice Thomas's decision paraphrased Justice Henry Billings Brown 1896, decision in Plessy vs. Ferguson, "We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff's argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two flavors stamps either flavor with a badge of inferiority. If this be so, it is not by reason of anything found in the act, but solely because those who insist the flavors be integrated choose to put that construction upon it."
The descent, emphatically stated, that they will not opine as to the constitutionality of the cookie, but object on the basis of citing Plessy. Justice Kagan, first chastised Justice Thomas for ending a sentence in a preposition. "Just because Justice Billings ended a sentence in a preposition in a bad decision in 1896, Stare decisis does not dictate that you follow suit."
The case also marked the first time in many years that Justice Thomas asked a question during oral argument, when he asked Justice Scalia, "Where is the men's room?"
Justice Ruth Bader Ginburg, in a separate and extremely short descent wrote "Oy Vey iz Mir!!