Episode 23: One Man, Thirteen Memes (Plus a bonus meme at the end!)

By now I’m sure we’ve all heard about the craptastic arguments put forth by former Senator Francisco “Kit” Tatad against the RH Law, before 15 Justices of the Supreme Court.

Not the sum of his arguments, but definitely the sum of his logic.

Not the sum of his arguments, but definitely the sum of his logic.

The Supreme Court Justices chose not to propound questions to Tatad, thus sparing the entire country of a sea of blood, springing forth from a collective nosebleed from trying to figure out what the hell Tatad was saying.

As put aptly by Capt. Jean-Luc Picard of the starship Enterprise:

Picard WTF

Nonsense doesn’t translate well in Federation Standard. Or any language, for that matter.

A few memes struggled to comprehend the logic (or lack thereof):

Logic. Even harder to bank on than savings.

Logic. Even harder to bank on than savings.

Can't make heads or tails of it, not even in the future.

Can’t make heads or tails of it, not even in the future.

Not even superheroes were spared:

Another Spider-Sense blind spot - bad logic

Another Spider-Sense blind spot – bad logic

There was a bit of rage:

'Nuff said.

‘Nuff said.

And a bit of ambivalence:

Grumpy cat disapproves.

Grumpy cat disapproves.

Some reacted with pointed sarcasm:

Nope, not getting any sugar from this Wonka.

Nope, not getting any sugar from this Wonka.

And others just went straight to the point:

True story.

True story.

It's true. It's damn true.

It’s true. It’s damn true.

You know you're deep in Wazoo Land when even Spongebob can sniff you out.

You know you’re deep in Wazoo Land when even Spongebob can sniff you out.

Like some, we can only reminisce about the good ol’ days:

Sad.

Sad.

In the meantime, we prepare for the days ahead:

Better stock up on a lot of patience. And popcorn. Lots of popcorn.

Better stock up on a lot of patience. And popcorn. Lots of popcorn.

Of course, it’s all fun and games until we realize that what we’re up against isn’t just an ideology that can be counteracted, or an intellectual framework that can be criticized or picked apart, or a religious fervor that can be calmed by cooler heads.

We’re dealing with irrational ignorance, on such a scale that it believes itself to be a valid platform of advocacy.

Thus far, it seems that the Supreme Court isn’t biting. Nevertheless, on last count there were 10 justices who voted to impose a Status Quo Ante Order on the RH Law and who voted to give the anti-RH petitions due course. We hope that those ten have reconsidered their position after the debacle last July 9.

With another round of oral arguments from the anti side on the 23rd, it remains to be seen if the anti-RH can put forward any legally viable argument. Should the anti side remain hopeful?

Pretty much.

Pretty much.

Probably not.

 

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UPDATE: 7/14/2013, 1:51 PM – Because the oh-so-awesome So What’s News? requested it, here’s a bonus meme, for all you conspiracy theorists out there:

 

Scary part: This might be true.

Scary part: This might be true.

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