Breaking News–Justice Scalia is dead, at 79.
I am not the person to eulogize him, but I did write him a thank-you sepielle once, when his Windsor dissent proved a road map to marriage for all:
It must be depressing, to be a Scalia,
To see your words twisted in so many ways
To see your dissent—Windsor’s warning—adorning
The arguments cited in favor of gays!
Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky—how lucky
The activists were, that you wrote your dissent!
Your snarking in Windsor turned, now, to a how-to;
They probably know that it’s not what you meant!
I guess, in a way, we’re all grateful you’re hateful,
And focus your efforts on showing your wit;
Your sarcasm-laced “neener-neener” demeanor
Proved useful—well, after we translate a bit.
You couldn’t resist, so, self-smitten, you’ve written
A road map to marriage as federal right
So, much as you think we abuse it, we’ll use it,
And thank you, Scalia, for shining your light.
Die Anyway says
You’re too kind.
Cuttlefish are a kind species.
Dana Hunter’s article here :
has a good long list of the various harms and occassional mostly accidental goods Scalia did.
Great poem and poetic irony here too. Thanks Digital Cuttlefish.
Tony! The Queer Shoop says
I’m surprised you didn’t work in jiggery pokery.
I am fairly certain I used that in a double dactyl once, and I try (though often fail) not to repeat myself.
ah–here, of course! http://freethoughtblogs.com/cuttlefish/2015/06/25/jiggery-pokery/