At some point in her travels my mother had the distinct displeasure of sitting near Justice Scalia on an airplane flight.  Before she knew who this man was she experienced his childish antics to the other passengers by expressing his disapproval about, well, just about everything.  Apparently being a SCJ means that you can treat others like utter crap.  It was only after meeting my father at the terminal that my mother was informed who she had been sitting near.  Her comment went something like, “He might be a Supreme Court Justice but he’s an even bigger jackass!”  The following comments pertaining to the Salazar v Buono case further reveals to me how much of an idiot he is:

JUSTICE SCALIA: It’s erected as a war memorial. I assume it is erected in honor of all of the war dead. It’s the — the cross is the — is the most common symbol of — of — of the resting place of the dead, and it doesn’t seem to me — what would you have them erect? A cross — some conglomerate of a cross, a Star of David, and you know, a Moslem half moon and star?

MR. ELIASBERG: Well, Justice Scalia, if I may go to your first point. The cross is the most common symbol of the resting place of Christians. I have been in Jewish cemeteries. There is never a cross on a tombstone of a Jew.


MR. ELIASBERG: So it is the most common symbol to honor Christians.

JUSTICE SCALIA: I don’t think you can leap from that to the conclusion that the only war dead that that cross honors are the Christian war dead. I think that’s an outrageous conclusion.

Really!  Comments like his are just more evidence that many Christians in this nation have absolutely zero understanding for people of other faiths or no faith.  Just because our nation is primarily Christian doesn’t mean that Christian symbols can become the defacto representation for all things.  If this is a “war memorial” why not a flag!!  To further prove his stupidity, Scalia refers to the symbol of Islam as a “1/2 moon and star”.  It’s a crescent moon!!! Again, perfect example of not giving a damn to know anything about anyone else’s religion.  Could you just imagine the reaction this stooge would have had if it had in fact been a “crescent moon and star” and not a cross…Think about that one for a minute.  I don’t have a lot of faith (well I am an atheist) that this case will end up on the side of the Bill of Rights but heh ya’ never know!