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Topic Title: Justice Clarence Thomas complained about salary in 2000
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Justice Thomas complained about salary to GOP lawmaker, new ProPublica report says

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas complained about his salary to a Republican lawmaker almost a decade into his tenure, telling him that at least one justice could resign if they didn't get a raise, according to a ProPublica report published Monday.

On a flight home from a conservative conference in January 2000, Thomas spoke with a GOP lawmaker who left the conversation worried that Thomas might step down from his post, according to the report.

Thomas was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and becoming increasingly frustrated with his financial standing, according to ProPublica. While he made the equivalent of $300,000 today, other members of the court were much wealthier.

According to the report, Thomas told the lawmaker that if Congress didn't bump salaries, "one or more justices will leave soon." Thomas had also repeatedly talked with other people about removing a ban on justices giving paid speeches, per ProPublica.

But in the years that followed ... Thomas accepted a stream of gifts from friends and acquaintances that appears to be unparalleled in the modern history of the Supreme Court," ProPublica wrote.


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 12/19/2023 12:08 PM
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Its that old maxim, the richer your friends are, the more they cost you. Poor Supreme Court Justice, making just south of 200K and not able to hang with the big dogs. In walks Harlan and bam, everything is paid for.

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We can't let this guy resign! Harlan, get your checkbook..

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So he put out the word...

Cross my palm with silver or no more handing down right wing votes on the SCOTUS.

And the GOP heard him loud and clear. Let the good times roll!

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Ah, this week's pro-slaver attack on a black man. They believe he shouldn't be paid anything. See you progs are in the thrall of the Christmas spirit.

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Black man? I don't care if he's a little green man, he's on the take. His status as a race traitor I'll leave up to the black community to sort out.

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Originally posted by: tpapablo

Ah, this week's pro-slaver attack on a black man. They believe he shouldn't be paid anything. See you progs are in the thrall of the Christmas spirit.


What does his color have to do with it?



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Tfap spouting nonsense as usual.

Bottom line is, Thomas is corrupt and absolutely needs to recuse himself on the Trump J6 case..
His wife was *directly* involved, and there's ample proof.


Looks like the swamp is getting drained after all.

Just not by pugs or Trump (big surprise)

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Originally posted by: Cole
Originally posted by: tpapablo Ah, this week's pro-slaver attack on a black man. They believe he shouldn't be paid anything. See you progs are in the thrall of the Christmas spirit.
What does his color have to do with it?
As you well know, Cole, he is black. Pro-slavers are as racist as they come. This current tirade is occurring solely because he is black and is due to racism. Pretty much everyone in the world thinks they're underpaid. But do you spew hateful rhetoric against them? Nope. Only the black guy. Do you assume everyone in the world is crooked because they feel they are underpaid? Nope, only the black guy. Disgusting.

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Give it a rest Paul- it's a lame 1-star schtick at best.

It was barely funny the first time, and now at the 500th time you are coming off like a homeless guy shouting at stop signs.

lol it doesn't even make sense- stick to stuff you know, like barely pretending you're not a neo nazi

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The guy's not even trying. Do better pabs.

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Originally posted by: tpapablo

Originally posted by: Cole

Originally posted by: tpapablo



Ah, this week's pro-slaver attack on a black man. They believe he shouldn't be paid anything. See you progs are in the thrall of the Christmas spirit.




What does his color have to do with it?


As you well know, Cole, he is black. Pro-slavers are as racist as they come. This current tirade is occurring solely because he is black and is due to racism. Pretty much everyone in the world thinks they're underpaid. But do you spew hateful rhetoric against them? Nope. Only the black guy. Do you assume everyone in the world is crooked because they feel they are underpaid? Nope, only the black guy. Disgusting.


You are singling out his color. We are focusing on his actions.





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Behold the NSR racists. Nice, tidy list of racists for those who deplore such things.

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Originally posted by: tpapablo

Behold the NSR racists. Nice, tidy list of racists for those who deplore such things.


Thomas is just another man to us. To you, he is Black.



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LOL

Keep going Paul, you're winning

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 12/21/2023 10:35 AM
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Ginni's Thomas' texts to Mark Meadows during the insurrection should make Clarence recuse himself. He may not.

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 12/21/2023 11:06 AM
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Johnnyboy, Cole, Rusty, Pagerow. Shame on them.

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Q on, Tpap, Q on. All these attacks against the messengers, calling everyone a racist and disregarding the facts only works with your ilk. The MAGAts are easy prey to such simply ploys. This is why the MAGAts have to divide to conquer, they can't attack the facts so they attack the people bringing the facts. This is why they call any information on Trump thats bad, and its all bad, a trump hater. The idea is that no one who hates Trump could possibly criticize him or his actions. Its a logical fallacy, but let me dumb that down for you: facts can indeed come from people that hate you and they are still facts. You might question their motivations, sure, but the facts are no less facts simply because the person bringing them into your increasingly large blind spot hates liars in general and Trump specifically. I explain this but I know you know this. That whole projection with the pro slaver and racist thing is pretty thinly veiled. I know it, you know it but yet here you are seeking to find converts for your fantasies.

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 12/22/2023 09:53 AM
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That whole projection with the pro slaver and racist thing is pretty thinly veiled.

It's all he has. He doesn't defend the accused because there are too many proven facts against them.

We all have seen what Trump has done. We have seen what Thomas has done. We have seen the texts from Thomas's wife. Simply put, they did what they are accused of. Tfap knows this, so he goes with his silly, low hanging fruit in an attempt to obfuscate. I still find it hard to believe he is a lawyer.

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Thomas took more trips on GOP megadonor's private plane than previously known

Justice Clarence Thomas took several more trips on the private plane of GOP megadonor Harlan Crow than were previously known, a top Senate Democrat revealed Thursday.

According to information obtained by Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin, Thomas traveled on Crow's private jet during trips in 2017, 2019 and 2021 between various US states, as well as on a previously known 2019 trip to Indonesia, during which Thomas also stayed on Crow's mega-yacht.

The newly revealed private plane trips add to the picture of luxury travel enjoyed by Thomas and bankrolled by friends of the justice who have ties to conservative politics.

"The Senate Judiciary Committee's ongoing investigation into the Supreme Court's ethical crisis is producing new information - like what we've revealed today - and makes it crystal clear that the highest court needs an enforceable code of conduct, because its members continue to choose not to meet the moment," Durbin said in a statement that pointed to Supreme Court ethics legislation put forward by Senate Democrats. A procedural maneuver by Durbin on Wednesday to pass the bill on the Senate floor was blocked by Republicans.


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