Today’s Quotes: Clarence Thomas — Was His Brain in There?

“Im one of those people that still thinks the dishwasher is a miracle. What a device! And I have to admit that because I think that way, I like to load it. I like to look in and see how the dishes were magically cleaned.
— Clarence Thomas, as quoted by The New York Times. [What must he think of the microwave? “Gee, food goes in cold and gets magically warm when I press the button.” Yes, this guy really is a US Supreme Court Justice. Comforting, isn’t it?]

I have on many occasions or a number of occasions when things were becoming particularly routine gone down to my basement to watch Saving Private Ryan.’ I cant tell you why that particular movie, except we have it and its about something important in our lives World War II.
— Clarence Thomas, as quoted by The NY Times. [He’s kidding it was actually ‘Saving Ryan’s Privates’ which is on the shelf next to the well-worn copy of Long Dong Silver’s Best Cum Shots.]

“And though the dinner was sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute, he [Thomas] admitted to an uneasy relationship with the whole idea of rights.”
— Adam Liptak, “Reticent Justice Opens Up to a Group of Students,” NY Times, April 13, 2009. [Thomas ‘uneasy’ about the ‘whole idea of rights’? What a shock.]