January 13, 2013, - 7:36 pm

“Wise Latina”?: Justice Sotomayor Shares Her Personal Life – The TMI/People Mag Justice

By Debbie Schlussel

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Do I really need to know the details of of a United States Supreme Court Justice’s personal life? Is this what we’re gonna get more of as more chicks (only their doctor knows for sure, though) get affirmative action appointments to the Supremes?

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Tonight, on CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” far-left Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor goes on the show to pimp her new memoir so she can make a lot more money than the measly $200,000-plus in salary and benefits she now collects in one of America’s cushiest jobs, where job security is for life. But the pimping already began in the latest issue of People Magazine, the January 21 issue, which is now on the stands and features movie star Ryan Gosling on the cover. And I gotta ask, do I really need to know about Justice So-So’s loveless failed marriage? TMI, lady. TMI. Only a narcissist thinks others should know–and would want to know–this stuff about her personal life.

In a four-page spread–which is notably many pages AFTER a piece on the Kim Kardashian-Kanye West baby-to-be–J-Lo-So-So tells us all too much about “My Beloved World,” the title of her new book. We learn that her marriage to aspiring biochemist Kevin Noonan didn’t work out because he felt she didn’t need a man. Turns out, he was right. But, hey, how could he possibly be wise when he ain’t a Latina (er . . . Latino)? Remember her nativist, chauvinistic comment about that?


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Other Supreme Court Justices have written memoirs, notably Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. But they didn’t make the pages of People. And they didn’t diss ex-spouses. Wise Latina has a superiority complex, since she claimed that she didn’t need a man and was a superstar (in her view) at Princeton, then Yale Law School, and the New York District Attorney’s office. She writes about how she doesn’t see “need as an esssential part of love.” Do I really need to know this detail about a Supreme Court Justice? Nope. She also tells us, “I work very, very hard, and I play very, very hard.” Wow, that’s original. Not cliche at all. And, um, it’s hard to believe that anyone with a gazillion law clerks and secretaries who keeps banker’s hours, as is the case with all Supreme Court Justices, works hard at all. Let me get out my violin, honey, er . . . Justice Honey. The pics with the muppets on “Sesame Street” don’t do a heckuva lot to burnish the image, if ya know what I mean.

I also don’t need to read about a Supreme Court Justice’s insecurities about her looks. But So-So writes about how unattractive she is in her own eyes and how her ex-husband’s friend’s dad described her as “built like a brick house.” I’ll reserve comment, because, frankly, it isn’t relevant. Ditto for her whines about how she couldn’t be the fashion plate her mother wanted and that she shops from catalogs because salespeople smirk at her. G-d knows, none of the female Supreme Court Justices are there because they’re giving Kate Upton a run for her money (and the day that’s the criteria, we’re really in trouble). It seems, however, like Sotomayor is apologetic about her looks, as if she thinks the Supreme Court should be about looks . . . or something. But the Supreme Court isn’t the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. They’re supposed to be there for their minds and experience. Sadly, it’s what’s inside the minds of the women on the Court that is very unattractive and hopelessly activist and counter to what’s in the Constitution. And it goes without saying that women–particularly unattractive ones–tend to be unapologetic liberal statists once they get the power and take revenge on those they perceive as the modern-day incarnations of the “popular kids” from their childhoods.

Oh, and by the way, where it used to be taboo for judges and Justices to talk about issues and cases that are still pending before them, apparently the rules don’t apply to the so-so So-So. She writes with a chip on her shoulder about letters to the editor of The Daily Princetonian assailing affirmative action, which takes away spots from more deserving White males who meet and exceed standards that the beneficiaries of this unfair leg up do not. Those White males, FYI, are the perceived “popular kids” upon whom liberals in power–including those on the Supreme Court–want to exact payback. It’s the trippiest of power trips.

Since we know two cases against affirmative action are pending before the Supremes and awaiting decision, its entirely inappropriate for her to release this book with her very defensive views at this time. We all know that there would be no So-So–or at least, we’d have never heard of her–without affirmative action based on gender and ethnicity. She was a two-fer. And, apparently, she can’t handle that we all know that. Probably because she knows she’d never be a Supreme Court Justice, much less a Princeton and Yale grad without it. A lot of it. And we already know how she’s gonna vote on the companion affirmative action cases before her. But, at least have some class and dignity, woman. Wait until the case has been ruled upon.

Congrats, America. The People Magazine President has appointed a People Magazine Supreme Court Justice. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. And I’m shocked–SHOCKED!–that Justice So-So’s boring story didn’t make a mention on the People cover, amid the stories about “America’s Most Wanted Man Ryan Gosling” (he’s Canadian, FYI) and “Bethenny: Her Divorce Gets Ugly.”

The way we’re headed, the Kanye-Kim illegitimate kid will be the Supreme Court Chief Justice in a couple of generations. But by that time, the official title will be Supreme Court Chief Just-Me. Justice So-So, with her “All About Me” Memoir has already beat him/her/it to the punch, though.

One other thing: you know why “60 Minutes” picked the yawn-worthy, so-so story of So-So for tonight, don’t ya? The show is up against the “Golden Globes” awards show and its pre-awards red carpet show. American women and the People Mag crowd will be watching that. So Sorry, So-So.

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Exit question: Sotomayor claims that her home poker games are legal because they have a $20 buy-in, and “I host them at my home and pay for food and drinks so I don’t have to report my winnings.” That still sounds illegal to me. To my fellow lawyers, and/or anyone else who knows the answer, is she right that she doesn’t have to report the winnings (or that it’s legal)?

**** UPDATE, 01/14/13: Even more TMI (Too Much Information) from the pretentious, insecure Supreme Court Justice So-So, who repeatedly refers to herself in the third person (a characteristic of a narcissist) and got paid well over a million bucks for this “tell-all” memoir of hers. Also, it appears that the other Justices don’t believe she deserves to be there, either (and neither, apparently, does she, herself). She calls them out for that, which surely can’t help her situation much. From today’s Wall Street Journal:

“My Beloved World” . . . adds to the picture, telling early on of the unhappy marriage of the justice’s parents. While the squabbling ended when her father drank himself to death, her mother, while scrimping to pay for parochial school and a set of encyclopedias, remained emotionally distant for years, she writes.

Justice Sotomayor, who received a $1.175 million advance from the Alfred A. Knopf publishing unit of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG, said she wrote the book by dictating her memories into a tape recorder and working with a collaborator, Iranian-American poet Zara Houshmand, to assemble a narrative. . . .

She admits insecurity about many things, including her appearance. “It had been established that Sonia Sotomayor was not much to look at,” she writes at one point. She calls her high school self “gawky and ungraceful” and repeatedly mentions her “pudgy nose.” Her marriage, to a college boyfriend, ends in divorce, and she pays the legal fees by selling her wedding ring. . . .

Like her colleagues, Justice Sotomayor has an Ivy League education—Princeton and Yale Law School—but she writes that she found herself resented by some whites who believed she got her place through affirmative action.

In the interview, the justice said she has some variant of the “impostor syndrome”—feeling like she doesn’t really deserve to be where she is. “I’m not a classic impostor-syndrome person because I have that initial insecurity but I’m capable of stepping outside of it and proving to myself it’s wrong,” she said.

She said that when she joined the Supreme Court, she sensed a “common misperception that I wasn’t smart enough or capable enough” for the job. “I hope that after four terms I’ve dispelled that,” she said.

Yet she admitted some concern over what her eight colleagues might now make of her. “It’s my hope—and it may not be true for each of them, but I hope for some—that seeing the inside of Sonia will make them more willing to be more open to me, and that the depth of our friendship will deepen as a result,” she said.

You keep tellin’ yourself that, so-so So-So.

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Exit Question: “is she right?”

In a word – NO.

But what else is new with many of the so-called Supremes?

RA2216 on January 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

the only thing
i expect sotomayor
to accomplish

is save bader ginsburg
from being the
dumbest and least capable jurist
in the history of the court

prestigio on January 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I despise ethnic chauvinists like Mas-O-Menos. Arrogance and narcissism doth not become a justice of the Supreme Court, once the most admired occupation in the US.

crispinrobles on January 13, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Well, she is absolutely correct about how unattractive she is. Glad she said it before we had to.

I have never looked up to a “Latina”. I find most of them gauche and tacky. Most Latinos embarrass the hell out of me.

And all the deeply religious, family-oriented, Valedictorian illegal aliens bleed this country dry. If they really loved America they wouldn’t do all they do illegally…and then act all arrogant as if we owe them something.

If she don’t need a man and she ain’t a Lezzer, the stuff she spouts is utter mental-cased palaver. Great. We may have a mentally ill affirmative action Supreme Court Justice on the bench!

I wouldn’t even buy her boring tome once it becomes a remainder @ “Buck A Book”.

And as for Ryan Gosling? Yuck. Not my cuppa tea. At. All.

Skunky on January 13, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    skunky

    jfk said it
    on the first day of his presidency

    ask not
    what your country can do for you

    ask what you can do
    for your country

    every illegal ispanio
    should be confronted with this

    to say nothing of the
    arrogant moose-lambs

    prestigio on January 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    If they were Valedictorians I’d amnesty a lot more in. What a huge number are, however, are felons. I was the psychiatrist at the Central New Mexico State Correctional Center inpatient unit.

    Might I note that the judges in the county Los Lunas, New Mexico are located in are the most ignorant and worthless that I have ever been exposed to. They made the job of treating these psychotic dangerous felons 10 times harder than it had to be.

    Occam's Tool on January 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Prestigio, that JFK quote sums up nicely how the Illegal Alien (Valedictorians) should act but don’t. Perfect!

      I don’t doubt that OT. Why MS-13 is allowed to even engage as a gang is beyond me. It’s disgusting and should outrage all Americans.

      I’m still waiting to see why and Latinos/Latinas are worthy of my adoration. Never met one and don’t think I ever will. Especially a Puerto Rican one.

      Skunky on January 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

        Skanky, what hole do you live in? It really must suck to be you, a lonely, menopausal, yeast infected, paranoid schizophrenic. Are you so hateful for some unknown reason; did a mexican man do you wrong, or impregnate your daughter to get a green card? How you going to react when the only ones available to change your diaper, serve you a hamburger, or cut your grass, or even do you a favor by sexing your dry ass, is a black, latino? There were a couple of countries that tried that racial purity bullshit that you seem to prefer, they started a purging of the impure races, a war, and had their asses handed to them.

        Bitch, them days is gone, no matter what you think or prefer. Affirmative Action has always been an integral part of this country, if one was White, read your history. There has always been Latinos and Blacks in this country, except they were never seen in those John Wayne movies you like, unless they was Indians getting killed, bandits, or cooks and shoe shiners. Sad you are, don’t you have anything better to do with your life?

        MF Jones on January 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

          Em Effer Jones, there ain’t nothing wrong with me except I sling the truth.

          Can’t help it if you like to swallow lies.

          “Ain’t nobody got time for that”, Ya dig?

          But I LOVE my truth got you all agro. Now my heart feels like an alligator. :P

          Skunky on January 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

          Just being white, eh?

          You might want to review the difficulties Jonas Salk, MD had getting an immunology lab despite his brilliance being admitted by anyone who met him. (I know a MFer may not know about who he was—look up polio)

          Occam's Tool on January 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm

        Actually, I know a bunch of Latinos/Latinas I respect—because they are good at their jobs, and decent human beings.

        And, of course, there are my two children, both of whom were adopted and made legal US citizens after being Legal aliens due to adoption.

        But this La Raza crap is simply left wing scummitude.

        Occam's Tool on January 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Occam, don’t confuse anyone with actual data.

      skzion on January 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

        Screwed up again, darn it!

        Occam's Tool on January 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Skunky,Sotomayor seems to be a shallow and crass individual. Appearing in “People Magazine” in no way enhances her reputation. Also, if you want a wise Latino, you had best go back to Benjamin Cardozo. He got in before “Affirmative Action” existed, and genuine bigotry still stalked the land. Justice Cardozo did not try to play up his Hispanic and Sephardic Jewish background, since he did not need to. He entered Columbia University at age 15, and was elected to Phi Beta Cappa. In 1889, Cardozo was admitted to Columbia Law School. So, since he was born in 1870, that would have made him roughly 19. I rather doubt that Sonia Sotomayor could match that. If we have to have a wise Latino, I would take Benjamin Cardoza. Of course, he would have probably been horrified to be designated as an ethnic choice. In an age when race, gender, and your sexual preferences seem to matter the most, Justice Benjamin Cardozo is a reminder of how things used to be done. He received a unanimous confirmation vote in
    the U.S. Senate on February 24, 1932.

    Worry01 on January 14, 2013 at 5:38 am

“She writes with a chip on her shoulder about letters to the editor of The Daily Princetonian assailing affirmative action, which takes away spots from more deserving White males who meet and exceed standards that the beneficiaries of this unfair leg up do not.”

Don’t forget about Asians and Jews. Curious that Asians and Jews support the pro-affirmative action Democratic Party and by doing so are voting against their own interests. I really can’t think of any Democratic issues that actually benefit Asians and Jews. Has anyone studied why Asians and Jews support the Democrats? The reasons are likely separate. But in any case, I would be curious to know. And no Asians on the Supreme Court and virtually no Asian federal judges despite all the brilliant Asian legal minds in this country. Imagine how many qualified Asians Obama passed over to put Sotomayor and Kagan on. Ah well.

Gerald on January 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    And Sotomayor is straight? Didn’t know that. I still have my doubts to be honest. She may have divorced the poor guy that married her because she was tired of living a lie. The “not needing a man” may be code for preferring women or something.

    Gerald on January 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Gerald. To answer your question. The F.O.I.A. will give you access to the results of (Her) last prostate exam. Janet (Jack) Napolitano and So-So have the same Urologist.

      Victoryman on January 14, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Why? An extreme lack of survival instinct.

    By the way, I worked hard but did NOT party hard. And, unlike Soto, I am daddy to two kids. I work hard, come home, kiss my wife and kids, and enjoy their presence. I know what my daughter’s laughs and snores sound like, and same for my son.

    Soto is a failure as a woman and a human being—she sacrificed this for a cause that is worthless and evil.

    Occam's Tool on January 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Occam’s Switch Blade:

      I agree with you on Sotomayor. For a supposedly educated woman, she is remarkably banal and trite. By her own admission, she was too self-absorbed to love her husband. If a man had said that, he would have been castigated without mercy. How is it that such gross narcissism is acceptable in Sonia Sotomayor? Barack Obama has selected some real low grades as judicial appointees, and we will be stuck with them for years, if not decades. For those conservatives who decided not to vote or voted for some third party, Barack Obama’s reelection guarantees that you will see more of the likes of Sotomayor infest our judiciary at the federal level. It is likely that at least two conservative justices will retire before 2016. Barack Obama will be filling those U.S. Supreme Court seats. Stare Decisis will mean nothing to the likes of Justice Elana Kagan.

      You will not see the likes of a Justice Felix Frankfurter among these nominees. He actually thought through the decisions he made, rather than ratify what the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations put forward. Even though Frankfurter had been a New Deal Democrat, he was very reluctant to see the power of state’s significantly diminished. A nominee of his caliber, even if he existed, would never past muster with the Obama Administration. Barack Obama prefers(or insists upon)docility and conformity in those he appoints. The results of that mindset are Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. They are drones whose minds became closed to anything new long ago. Being militant feminists(and probable lesbians)and anchored on the left, there is little hope for intellectual growth over time. Their potential for outside income and a possible post-court career would dry up otherwise. Ask Chelsea Clinton about remunerative positions she has held that she had no evident qualifications for? That is the gravy train of the left in high gear at work. IF that woman showed a whit of independence, she would be dropped like a hot rock. The far brighter(that is not saying much) Sotomayor and Kagan already know this.

      Worry01 on January 14, 2013 at 8:09 am

    There is a long literature on why Jews have been liberal, essentially since the French Revolution, and it is to lengthy and detailed to go into here. But one pretty recent book that has a lot of useful information is by Norman Podhoretz: Why are Jews Liberal. I would only be speculating about Asians.

    Little Al on January 13, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Gerald. The Jews who support these leftist causes are not Jews – (Those who practice the religion of Judaism.) Their true religion, unfortunately, is liberalism.

    Victoryman on January 14, 2013 at 7:53 am

There is a Swedish artist, Von Hausswolff, who is painting with the ashes of Holocaust victims and THIS article is what upsets everyone? How shameful!!

Lee on January 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    An excellent point, Lee. However, the Swedes are well known for being antisemitic scumbags with the morals of a rabid wolverine, so this comes as no surprise.

    Occam's Tool on January 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Talk about ironic seeing as Sweden is currently under attack by Islam.
      90% of all rapes in Sweden are perpetrated by muslims against non-muslim women. Multi-culturalism at its best?

      Canadian Steve on January 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    You know what assuming does, don’t you Lefty Lee?

    I tweeted that article last week.

    Johnny-Come-Lately….

    Skunky on January 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Debbie: I promised I would avoid anti-Judge rants. But I can’t help it.

By the way, a woman being built like a “brick house” is supposed to be a compliment (see the song)—”she’s mighty mighty, and letting it all hang out.”

Sotomayor is a lazy POS who is a Lefty clown. Your average med school prof is much brighter and had more important publications than her. Just another ass clown.

Occam's Tool on January 13, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Yes, given the quality of their opinions, most of them don’t work very hard.

And yes, the three women on the Court should recuse themselves from the Affirmative Action cases.

And of course the law is whatever they say it is, just as it was always what Comrade Stalin said it was.

Little Al on January 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm

To point out the brick house analogy further, May I present the lyrics from The Commodores:

“Chorus:
She’s a brick—-house
Mighty mighty, just lettin’ it all hang out
She’s a brick—-house
The lady’s stacked and that’s a fact,
ain’t holding nothing back.

She’s a brick—-house
She’s the one, the only one,
who’s built like a amazon
We’re together everybody knows,
and here’s how the story goes.

Verse:
1. She knows she got everything
a woman needs to get a man, yeah.
How can she use, the things she use
36-24-36, what a winning hand!”

Sonia is NO “Brick House.” Further deponent sayeth not.

Occam's Tool on January 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

How many lezbos are on the SC?

skzion on January 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm

By the way, on Debbie’s very correct take on the way American Culture is going, look up C.M. Kornbluth’s “The Marching Morons,” the story on which the movie “Idiocracy” was VERY loosely based. It is a much harsher and grim story than the comedic movie, with the humor all being hydrochloic acid. Available on Amazon.com Kindle for $2.99. As Cyril died 4 years before I was born at age 35 of a heart attack (He destroyed his health as a machinegunner at the Battle of the Bulge—nice Jewish American Boy, also writer of the brilliant anti-Communist novel “Not This August.”), I can safely tell you I have no financial interest in selling this.

Occam's Tool on January 13, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I find it an absolute violation of the Judicial Code of Ethics to discuss cases, or the subject of cases, with the press before even deciding the cases.

Worse, she has prejudged the cases. She should disqualify herself from the cases. Of course, there is no penalty to not disqualifying herself, because the Republicans won’t make an issue out of it, and won’t impeach her, and the Democratic Senate would never even hold a trial.

Our highest court has been reduced to the lowest common denominator. Appointments are made based on pure unadulterated politics.

Jonathan E. Grant on January 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm

60 minutes is still running???

the progressives/liberals have no shame, no modesty and no integrity and Snotomeyer is the poster child for progressives ..and trolls (the kind you find under bridges)

General P. Malaise on January 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Pffft, she looks more like a WIDE Latina, if you ask me. Soo-iee! Maybe her husband got out because HE “didn’t need a man.”

And by the way, that’s another lie. Sotomayor may not need A man, but this affirmative action baby certainly needed THE man – or to be more exact, she needed the establishment’s 100-percent government-approved, Obama-certified, and Romney-endorsed racial spoils system. Without that largesse, lard-butt would be lucky to be deciding $10 traffic cases in night court.

The scary thing about this golden age of the racial spoils system is the way that it permits people to “stack” their treats. Biased grading in HS, then preferences in college admissions, then in grad school admissions, then more grading, then hiring, then promotions, then in contract procurement, etc. Each “boost” the weasel gets during her journey magnifies her comparative incompetence. By the time you meet a minority with an M.D. or PhD, that incompetence is likely at seven or eight orders of magnitude.

I wish society would allocate ALL of its racial treats and set-asides in one big basket. Let’s eliminate ALL racial preferences, calculate the precise annual “cost” of the “historic discrimination” each “victim” “suffers,” and give each person who is a racial minority a check for that amount (be it five thousand dollars each, five trillion dollars each, or whatever) every single year on Jan. 1. The only catch is that these minorities should then be on their own for the remaining 364 days of the year. That at least would be an honest approach.

St a tus Mo on January 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    “WIDE latina” – LOL

    Maybe she’s a “wise FATina”.

    CornCoLeo on January 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Her type we used to say, “She is built like a brick outhouse”. Maybe that’s what she meant.

    Jimbo on January 14, 2013 at 2:40 am

Debbie, you pose the following: “Exit question: Sotomayor claims that her home poker games are legal because they have a $20 buy-in, and “I host them at my home and pay for food and drinks so I don’t have to report my winnings.” That still sounds illegal to me. To my fellow lawyers, and/or anyone else who knows the answer, is she right that she doesn’t have to report the winnings (or that it’s legal)?”

I have some expertise in the tax code, and that question is easy to answer. You are 100% correct that if Justice Sotomayor is not reporting her gambling winnings, she is violating the Internal Revenue Code, specifically IRC Section 62. Where Justice Sotomayor holds her poker games, be they in her home, in a hotel, in a casino, in her office, or after-hours in the Courtroom, or anywhere else, is irrelevant to the requirement to report her winnings (although it does have relevance to recordkeeping, as discussed below). Likewise, if Justice Sotomayor pays for food and drinks, that too is irrelevant, nor may she legally deduct the costs of food and drink that she provided against any gambling winnings.

Gambling winnings are fully taxable and must be reported on her Form 1040 tax return, page 1, on line 21. Justice Sotomayor may deduct losses only if she itemizes deductions and only to the extent of the gains reported on line 21 of Form 1040. See IRC Section 165(d).

If she had gambling losses that would offset her gambling gains, she could report her gambling losses as a miscellaneous deduction on Form 1040, Schedule A, line 27, under Other Miscellaneous Deductions, and identified as “Gambling Losses to the Extent of Gambling Winnings.”

This is the only acceptable tax treatment of gambling winnings and losses according to the courts and the IRS.

Note: As a result of the required bifurcated tax treatment of gambling gains and losses, if Justice Sotomayor had, say, $3,000 in winnings and exactly $3,000 in losses, the tax impact would not be neutral or a wash, as the $3,000 shown on line 21 of Form 1040 would hit Adjusted Gross Income (AGI”) resulting in higher taxes, but the losses reported on Schedule A might not not necessarily have the impact of reducing her taxes, depending on her specific tax return, and applicable facts and circumstances.

Furthermore, Justice Sotomoyor should be keeping an accurate diary or similar record of your gambling winnings and losses. According to Revenue Procedure 77-29, gamblers must keep a diary that shows (1) the date and type of wager; (2) the name and address of the gambling location; (3) the name of any other persons present at the time; and (4) the amount won or lost.

This answer is probably way too much information, but I wanted to provide a complete and definitive answer to your question.

Ralph Adamo on January 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    LOL, why don’t I just hold my breath while I wait for THIS DoJ to indict her…

    St a tus Mo on January 14, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Ralph. I think this incompetent creature was just trying to show how generous she is to all attending her poker game. Wow. Picking up the tab for the chips and dip. I am overwhelmed.

    Victoryman on January 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

      I don’t think think that Justice Sotomayor mentioned her gambling on poker games to demonstrate here “generosity” in providing refreshments. Rather, I think that she was conveying that because she, in effect, makes law, she is also above following the law because of her political connections.

      And, unfortunately, she is right. Take a more serious tax deadbeat: Warren Buffett. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owes more than $1,000,000,000 in back taxes, plus interest and penalties. This is public knowledge, and can be read about in the Company’s SEC Forms 10-K. In addition, Berkshire’s NetJets Inc., a private jet-sharing subsidiary owes more than $366,300,000 in back taxes. Buffett, of course, has a team of tax attorneys and CPAs to keep the IRS at pay, but, in the end, he knows that because of his political connections, if he pays anything at all, it will be for pennies on the dollar, in a very quiet settlement. If this sounds like Buffett is a hypocrite in saying that the rich don’t pay enough taxes, you are precisely right.

      Many years ago, the IRS went after a very wealthy woman for tax evasion. Her name was Leona Helmsley. However, having looked into that case, I believe that the reason that the IRS went after her with a vengeance is because of a widely publicized comment that she made: “Only the little people pay taxes.” The IRS and the political system punished her, not so much for tax evasion, but for giving away one of the dirty little secrets of our government tax system. People like Warren Buffett, Timothy Geitner, and Justice Sotomayor don’t have to follow the rule like you and I do (unless public pressure or appearances demand it).

      Ralph Adamo on January 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

What a horrible she-man!

Canadian Steve on January 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

You want an interesting memoir by a Supreme Court Justice? Try William O. Douglas’s Of Men and Mountians.

Her husband’s friend said she was built “like a brick house?” Who, besides me, suspects that she edited that comment, quite a bit?

Miranda Rose Smith on January 14, 2013 at 2:06 am

Hmmm, I tried to transfer into Princeton in 1974, during one of my more insane moments. That means Justice Affirmative Action entered in1972,2 years before I applied. I was a legacy, there is a bust of one of my cousins in Firestone Library, yet I was told to try the “women’s studies” program because I had a child and was “gasp” married. I think I declared an English writing major. Can’t remember now. Oh well, their loss.

Italkit on January 14, 2013 at 3:47 am

    So long as it wasn’t Princeton Law, Italkit.

    skzion on January 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Oh, Rats, sk! I guess that was my mistake. hehheh

      Mo, umm, yaa, he sould have because he died in the service of the Uni. He was a big deal. Anyway, I didn’t have stars in my eyes. It was the closest place to get a degree to where I lived that wasn’t a dinky NJ state school. My family was never impressed with PU. It was just there.

      Italkit on January 14, 2013 at 9:32 am

    @Italkit,

    Tell me, why would you want to be around people like that anyway? I guess you must’ve had stars in your eyes.

    Sorry to have to tell you this, but a cousin isn’t going to get you “legacy” status anywhere.

    Princeton doesn’t accept transfer students, but I guess the 1970s was another era. And you definitely missed the boat on their little suggestion. If you don’t have connections (or the right complexion), it’s usually a good idea to get interested in some dead-weight program or sport that nobody except the administration even wants. You can always change your major or quit the team if it isn’t your “thing.” I think they might have been trying to give you a hint.

    St a tus Mo on January 14, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Mo, no, I couldn’t have changed my major. Women’s studies was a separate division and yes, they DID accept transfers back then. Anyway, it’s called “integrity” so they lost. I had exempted out in writing thru CLEP and my immediately previous GPA was a 3.7 but the kid was the problem, or more likely the husband was. They had the chutzpah to tell me I was a bad mommy for not wanting to stay home with my school age child.

      Italkit on January 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

The dumbing down of our society continues – at all levels. Sotomayor and Kagan on the Supreme Court – for life. The new Shemp, Moe and Curly trio named by Obambi…….Kerry, Hagel and Brennan. The state run media already referring to the second worst Sec/State in history as Madame President. (The worst was the Albright creature.) We as a nation continue to sink into the swamp. Mediocrity reigns supreme. Excellence and success is denigrated. As Goethe stated, “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” Pray for our nation.

Victoryman on January 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

I totally agree with you and Goethe. To be a supreme court judge should be about brains and not looks. This country is absolutely sinking into mediocrity. It is so very sad.

Cassandra Clearwater on January 14, 2013 at 9:22 am

And I got accepted to Harvard when I was only 4, got my MD when I was 6, and my PhD when I was 7. So there! I guess that beats all the other comments.

Little Al on January 14, 2013 at 9:43 am

    LOLOL Little Al. I got ya but I wouldn’t doubt it because you’re one of the most smart who contribute here!

    Skunky on January 14, 2013 at 11:51 am

      I was just trying to match Italkit. I think the people who make me the most uncomfortable are those who always boast about themselves, or act like know-it-alls, either on web sites such as this or at social gatherings. On this site, it seems like a few contributors just look up thinks on the net, and then regurgitate what they have read in the hope that it will impress the rest of us. I’ve seen people do that live, also.

      Little Al on January 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm

        Al, just trying to make the point about affirmative action, that despite good credentials, I didn’t make it into the mainstream PU curriculum but was sidelined as opposed to Justice Affirmative Action. Not trying to impress anyone, just ‘splainin’ to you how the affirmative action thing operated back in 1974.

        Italkit on January 15, 2013 at 1:43 am

Just as Obama’s presidency was all about Obama , Sotomayer’s judgeship as all about her. Narcissism has become the rule now in political appointments.

Jerry G on January 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

“she writes that she found herself resented by some whites who believed she got her place through affirmative action.”
Ya Think!!

That’s how she got the job she has now.

billie on January 14, 2013 at 10:13 am

Well, on the bright side, this Latina is incapable of writing a subtle, carefully reasoned dangerous opinion. But then Roe’s stupidity didn’t cause it to be any less of a disaster.

skzion on January 14, 2013 at 10:21 am

We learn that her marriage to aspiring biochemist Kevin Noonan didn’t work out because he felt she didn’t need a man, but there is always…Janet Napolitano who also felt like she didn’t need a man either..

Holly on January 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

@skzion–

Once FDR tried packing the Supreme Court, it was “game over.” Sad to say, there are many true believing conservatives who actually think that the Court is anything more than a politically-motivated kangaroo tribunal.

Of course, cynics like me might say that it was “game over” the day that presiding judge John Marshall saw that Aaron Burr would not be convicted of treason, despite overwhelming evidence. BTW–Burr was the real founder of the Democratic party—not Jefferson as the Dems claim.

Red Ryder on January 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

It is my hope that all affirmative action cheats feel as unworthy as Justice So-So. And that the people who know who they are remind them at every opportunity.

She can’t take that she’s a fraud but she sure takes the pesos. I wouldn’t pay 2 cents for her boring story. I dislike her even more because she is a Latina because she expects me to be in awe of her because she is. Not bloody likely!

Skunky on January 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Ugh! Sotomayor has an Ivy League education, and yet she requires a ghost writer to write her book for her. If that is not proof of her questionable ability, what is?

    Worry01 on January 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Or–

      Proof of the low value of an Ivy League education. Take your pick.

      Red Ryder on January 14, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Exactly Worry! I thought the same thing.

      I am not a member of Mensa nor did I attend an Ivy League School…and I could have been hired to write her Lunesta-esque tome.

      Not impressed. If one can’t even write (does someone ghost-write her SC opinions????) one has NOTHING! She’s a fraud and a bore!

      Skunky on January 14, 2013 at 12:58 pm

        Canadian: I agree with you about Sweden. Interesting to read their Internet Newspaper, “The Local.” Clueless mooks.

        Skunky: you might be surprised about Mensa. I joined when I was 17 (needed the ego boost; both my parents were Libtard Democrats and it got worse and worse to live with them) and rapidly found out that it was mostly about BEING IN MENSA. I figured I would accomplish something first, and then, when I actually did, Mensa was meaningless.

        Sometimes our hostess doesn’t realize that her intellectual abilities put her easily in the top 1% of the top 1% of attorneys I have met (and high up in the top few percent of MDs, as well). Along the way she has told many people to get stuffed.

        To get to where Sotomayor resides, for the reason she did, usually requires a lobotomy somewhere along the way (as it does for the majority of Flag Rank Officers). Scalia avoided one, Alito did, Thomas did, as well. That leaves 2/3 of them lobotomized in one form or another.

        Occam's Tool on January 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

It was just a matter of time before the “hollywood-syndrome” hit the judicial branch of the government. It’s already fully entrenched into the legislative and executive branches.
“SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE”

Rochelle on January 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm

@Skunky–

One little discussed phenomenon related to affirmative action is that minority patients would much rather see white (male) physicians. They know the score, and what a pity for those ethnics and women who *were* qualified to enter the profession.

Red Ryder on January 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I was living in Princeton (and attended for two years) while both Sotomayor and Robinson(Obama) were both there. Two Deans were going to my fathers church and I knew two others because of it on campus. They all knew both of them and commented that the intelligence they had was not of the caliber or quality that belonged at Princeton. Matter of fact they said that neither(except for heritage) would be able to get into a community college.

Jonathan Gartner on January 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Shades of Columbia Med School in the early 1970s, in which some black students were given the answers to tests—-and still failed.

    Yes, most (but not all) of them were washed out.

    Red Ryder on January 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Exactly, Jonathan! And again to Little Al and Worry 01, this is why I mentioned abilities. It was simply to emphasize the bias and how affirmative action has dumbed down the Ivy League and the professions.

    Italkit on January 15, 2013 at 1:48 am

get used to more minorities in power…the judeo christian white race is in decline helped along by abortions and gay marriage. Presidents..senators….judges..mayors ..the writing is on the wall. Accept change and multiculturalism with open arms…because tent cities and forced return of illegal africans like in israel will never happen here. ..baseball..hot dogs ..apple pie and chevrolet ….has been replaced in the new diverse america with…soccer…tacos…baklava and prius….thanx

sam on January 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Yes Sam, and will all these folks finance themselves, or will they keep coming to the rest of us hat in hand for money like the moochers and takers (i.e. those you say are taking over) are doing now, like they are doing in ‘Palestine’, Greece, and dozens of other places.

    Just take over, leave us alone, don’t ask us to pay for you and see if you can accomplish anything more than the chaos you have so far.

    Little Al on January 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Samir, you’re back! It’s been 7 days since you lied about the Talmud and since I gave you a link to locate what you claimed was in there.

    How’s that going?

    skzion on January 14, 2013 at 1:52 pm

The United States Supreme Court has become a very evil thing whereas in the beginning is was made to CONTROL EVIL.

Last word on January 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Scrimp for a set of encyclopedias?

No access to a library?

If nothing else, she could have had mother pick up a new Funk and Wagnalls volume from the supermarket every month. That’s how my brother and I got our encyclopedia set when we were kids. Less expensive, too.

Alan on January 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    The library thing could be real. I had a black friend in Atlanta who grew up in the 50′s and early 60′s second black man to go to Georgia Tech with no AA. His parents were profs at Atlanta U and yet as a kid he could not use the Main branch of the Atlanta City library. The one in his neighborhood was not nearly as good despite being in the neighborhood where most of the professors lived. But I agree about Funk and Wagnall’s.

    Italkit on January 15, 2013 at 1:52 am

I could see why a woman of any color would want an abortion after you screwed(most likely raped) her Samir. Actually I am pretty sure based on statistics that one way to stem the rising muslim population in western countries would be to simply enact the death penalty for violent rapes!

Canadian Steve on January 14, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I am surprised she didn’t give us an “Al Roker”, telling us that she also pooped her pants also while visiting the White House.

Pats on January 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm

RE the update, I do have to give her credit for being more honest about herself than many in Government. She acknowledges that she isn’t much to look at and, in so many words, not much in the intellect department. But the nefarious thing is that she is thus encouraging other mediocrities that they can achieve powerful and responsible positions as well. And unfortunately, in our declining civilization, she is right.

Maybe re skzion’s recent comments, the next time, they will have a Global Warming major, and all the affirmaties can say they majored in science.

Little Al on January 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Al, shush! don’t give them any ideas. Actually PU does have some weird offshoot of the Engineering Faculty that was dedicated to:
    “The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program was established at Princeton University in 1979 by Robert G. Jahn, then Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to pursue rigorous scientific study of the interaction of human consciousness with sensitive physical devices, systems, and processes common to contemporary engineering practice.”

    Here’s the link if you don’t believe me: http://www.greaterreality.com/pearcredentials.htm

    Rod Serling time…. Don’t ask how I know this, I wouldn’t want to offend you by my apparent need for attention.

    Italkit on January 15, 2013 at 1:57 am

Skanky and Occam the Fool, both of you must be hole neighbors, living a life of hell because “minorities” are at the gates of the empire. Skank how do you feel about all those “latino” baseball players, football players, mayors of big cities, such as LA, latino and black movie stars, police, singers, rappers, bankers, doctors, lawyers, Chipotle cooks, my lord they are taking over, how does that make you feel on a daily basis? A living hell I bet!, So, no, your bullshit “truth” as you call it, I don’t sweat it, you the one that’s sweating.

Affirmative Action was alive and strong, and good if you was White, throughout U.S. history, even in the NBA, and especially in everyday life. Now that it’s an equal opportunity Affirmative Action the White incompetents are having a hard time coping with the fact that Latinos and Blacks are getting their share. And all the bullshit that some chumps, such as yourselves, post here and label as the “truth”, and try to impress with your sophomoric wit, and ridiculous analogies and examples, just illustrates that you are indeed troubled individuals, a hater, a paranoid schizo, what a way to live your life.

MF Jones on January 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    “So, no, your bullshit “truth” as you call it, [sic] I don’t sweat it, [sic] you [sic] the one that’s [sic] sweating… Affirmative Action was alive and strong, and good if you was [sic] White….”

    Clearly Affirmative Action has worked well in your case. You have a passionate sense of entitlement coupled with bitterness and a lousy education. Your bad attitude and low IQ have not prevented you from shaking down whitey, but your appetite is insatiable.

    I don’t blame you (given your depravity) for wanting to take more. But it’s not in my interest to give you more (or anything). Oh well.

    skzion on January 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Ok, so now you self-degenerate into bigotry and ignorance, and launch a baseless attack and stereotype “minorities” according to your feeble minded myopic view of the world. So what hole do you live in and are you neighbors with Skank and Occam the Fool? It really must be a living hell for you, and the others that suffer from an acute disorder of Hispan-a-goraphobia and Black-agoraphobia in a country where “they” are all over the place because of “Affirmative Action”. White privilege, where trash such as yourself somehow psychotically derive an assumed superiority from White success, even though your own pathetic lives are mediocre at best; full of fear that your wives, sons or daughters might befriend a “minority”, is over baby, deal with it, it is what it is, that’s what it be about, and other clichés :) In my best frat-boy parlance “you suck, dude”. What do you think Whites were thinking 200 years ago when they found that they couldn’t kill off all them Indians, imported African slaves by the millions, and stole land from Mexicans? I doubt very much that your ancestor’s had anything to do with that other than try to grab as much as they could while they could, even though they hadn’t earned it, that is what White Affirmative Action was, now that it’s an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action, and chumps like you just can’t expect privileges status solely based on the color of your skin, they cry and complain themselves into the sum total of a wretched life. I hope you have a nice life, trash, I really do.

MF Jones on January 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    MF, you don’t think I’m going to read your looooong subliterate crap, do you?

    I hope you suffer great pain and die in the street, filth.

    skzion on January 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Please, you 12 hot dog eating, Honey Boo Boo watching, inbred trash. According to your paranoid world Affirmative Action is the reason you are a loser that wasn’t admitted to Harvard, Princeton, or any other Ivy League school; and that you didn’t become a doctor, lawyer, mathematician, or nuclear scientist, and instead married your cousin, had kids that sit on the front porch all day playing a banjo, watch tv all day and cant stand what the world is coming to with all those Blacks and Mexicans roaming freely on the ranges. It really must suck to be you. and, by the way, “looooong” is not a word, mental midget living in a fantasy yellow brick road world. Enjoy your life amongst Affirmative Action.

MF Jones on January 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Buy Articles “(earl nightingale) and this is just like you come to the restaurant. Do not pack your aquarium with plenty of decoration that it inhibits the fish from swimming easily in the aquarium. We were all used to the classifieds ads in the newspapers which come once or twice a week & if we are to post an ad in that paper, it costs heavens for a detailed ad explaining a few points about the ads.

beauty girl photo gallery stock photo on October 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Justice Sotoretarded.

RD707 on April 23, 2014 at 7:34 am

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