The Talking Dog

February 29, 2016, Happy leap day

February 29th only comes once every four years. And apparently, getting Justice Clarence Thomas to ask a question during Supreme Court arguments comes around once every ten years, it seems... but, to gasps of shock from the audience, he did so! The case concerned Second Amendment (gun ownership) rights, an area he presumably cares about a great deal.

I tend to think that the late Justice Antonin Scalia, widely believed to be Thomas's intellectual godfather, largely bullied him (in some way, probably intellectually), and Thomas, now free from Nino's shadow, can show some interest in the goings on of his job himself without fear of belittlement by the elder justice. Thomas lamented a lack of civility in Court arguments, but I can only think of one justice who might be responsible for that (and hint, said justice is now deceased). Notwithstanding that I usually find myself disagreeing with Thomas, those who disrespect his intellect are greatly mistaken.

Anyway... just another curiosity... like leap days... that evidently doesn't come around very often. All will be washed away by the cleansing power of Super Tuesday...