So, I'm hanging out with a lot of happy midwesterners at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Enjoying my Paul Bunyan breakfasts and waterparks galore. Everything is just lovely until I page through the funnies and run into this gem from Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller:
"Everyone here is granted one wish? That's so cool!"
"Well, not always. See that man over there? He was a strict constitution originalist on the Supreme Court and wished to see all the amendments removed."
"Clarence, be a good slave and fetch me some coffee."
"And who's that guy who owns him?"
"That's Antonin Scalia. He made the same wish."
Now, let me tell you something. There's ugly and there's stupid. And there's ugly and stupid. This comic by Wiley Miller hits on both cylinders.
First, a constitutional originalist has nothing against amendments to the constitution since they are provided for in the text itself. Second, the hatefulness of presenting Clarence Thomas as a self-destructive slave wannabe and Scalia as a hopeful slave owner is simply disgusting. I cannot imagine an attack of similar vehemence from a conservative writer passing without complete exile from polite company.
See you in the not-so-funny papers.