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In a new, secret recording, the Supreme Court justice’s wife bemoans having to “look across the lagoon at the Pride flag”

Martha-Ann Alito, wife of Supreme CourtJustice Samuel Alito, is incensed about seeing rainbow Pride flags during Pride Month, according to a new recording obtained by Rolling Stone. If it were up to her, she would be flying a Sacred Heart of Jesus flag in response. Or she might design her own flag, one sporting the Italian word for “shame.” 

In recent weeks, Martha-Ann Alito has been at the center of a national firestorm over two flags seen flying at their residences that have been associated with right-wing movements that question the legitimacy of the results of the 2020 election. Justice Alito has blamed his wife for flying those flags — and rebuffed calls from Democratic lawmakers to recuse himself from upcoming decisions in cases related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Like her husband, Mrs. Alito is unbowed by the criticism and controversy — as she makes clear in comments recorded by liberal documentary filmmaker Lauren Windsor. Windsor, posing as a Christian conservative, spoke at length with Mrs. Alito at a dinner reception hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society last week. Windsor attended the dinner as a dues-paying member and bought a ticket; a colleague joined her.

When Windsor tells Mrs. Alito she is being persecuted and depicted as “a convenient stand-in for anybody who’s religious,” the justice’s wife gets quieter, and her tone turns more serious: “Look at me, look at me. I’m German. I’m from Germany. My heritage is German. You come after me, I’m gonna give it back to you. And there will be a way — it doesn’t have to be now — but there will be a way they will know. Don’t worry about it. God — you read the Bible. Psalm 27 is my psalm. Mine. Psalm 27, the Lord is my God and my rock. Of whom shall I be afraid? Nobody.”

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[-] iamericandre@lemmy.world 129 points 1 week ago

The last quote from her strikes me as a “I’m proud of my nazi heritage” sentiment

[-] disguy_ovahea@lemmy.world 40 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

German by way of Argentina, Mrs. Alito?

[-] octopus_ink@lemmy.ml 103 points 1 week ago

Like her husband, Mrs. Alito is unbowed by the criticism and controversy — as she makes clear in comments recorded by liberal documentary filmmaker Lauren Windsor.

I bet she is unbowed. Her husband is appointed for life and they are fabulously wealthy. Why wouldn't she be? Everyone is unbowed when their position is entirely secure and can't be changed no matter how awful their beliefs or actions.

[-] Transporter_Room_3@startrek.website 40 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Oh, their position can absolutely be changed.

It's just that not enough of the American people are quite there yet.

[-] bassomitron@lemmy.world 27 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

It can be changed, but it absolutely won't be. These people have enjoyed unfettered lives since the founding of the country and before. They'll continue to be shitty humans and get away with it until a full on revolution and/or societal collapse.

Edit: For clarification, I refer to these people to mean mega rich, narcissistic, spiteful, bigoted assholes in general.

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[-] disguy_ovahea@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago

The House can impeach him and the Senate can convict. We just need a strong Democratic majority.

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[-] captainlezbian@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

All it takes is one nihilist and a bomb to kill a czar. Nobody with power and security in it is so powerful and secure that they should act like they’re infinite in these traits

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[-] kn0wmad1c@programming.dev 74 points 1 week ago

Mrs. Alito has a long memory: She complains at length about a Washington Post style section item from two decades ago that critiqued her attire.

That's not a long memory. That's a spiteful grudge.

[-] toast@retrolemmy.com 45 points 1 week ago

Wait, is this the article that has been gnawing at Martha Alito (Martha-Ann Alito, wife of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito) for almost two decades?

Be a shame if, amongst other things, links to this article kept popping up everytime anyone did an internet search on her

[-] macarthur_park@lemmy.world 43 points 1 week ago

This sounds familiar.

Nearly 30 years ago, Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair magazine, described Trump in Spy magazine as a “short-fingered vulgarian.”

"To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers," Carter wrote. "I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby."


Is being thin skinned, petty and spiteful a requirement for MAGA conservatives?

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 21 points 1 week ago

You're talking about a fan of the guy who still obsesses over an article that called his hands small in the 1980s.

[-] TheBat@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

What a whiny cunt

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[-] MartianRecon@lemmus.org 69 points 1 week ago

These people don't realize that the only reason they are sleeping comfortably in their beds at night is because people on the left are abiding by a social contract that they are trying to break.

If they break that social contract, their little McMansion isn't going to be nearly enough to protect their delusional positions.

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[-] givesomefucks@lemmy.world 60 points 1 week ago

When her husband talks about "no compromise between left and right"

It's because they view it as a war and anyone not loyal to their sky daddy is the enemy.

Doesn't matter if you just don't care about religion, you're either with them or against em.

Which is why it's fucking insane moderate Dems refuse to act like it's a fucking war already.

Biden needs to do something about the SC, before it's too late and he loses the election. He needed to do shit 4 years ago, he just won't fucking do anything.

And we'll pay the price.

[-] disguy_ovahea@lemmy.world 29 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Another day, another baseless anti-Biden comment from givesomefucks.

Justices are impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. Biden has no say here.

Article III judges can be removed from office only through impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction by the Senate. The Constitution also provides that judges’ salaries cannot be reduced while they are in office.

The Supreme Court could be expanded by Congress. Biden has no say here either.

Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution gives Congress the authority to change the size of the Supreme Court.

Democratic citizens need to turn out for congressional elections if they want to see legislative change. Make note of your state’s election dates and vote.


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[-] misterundercoat@lemmy.world 49 points 1 week ago

She also lamented to her husband "But when you are free of this nonsense ..."

So ... checks notes about how the Supreme Court works ... that means she's eager for him to either die or resign, correct? Hey lady, at least we share some common goals.

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[-] Sanctus@lemmy.world 47 points 1 week ago

You're getting flak because you and your husband are supposed to represent nonpartisan compromise. That's your one fucken job and you're picking sides instead. Fuck you.

[-] DragonTypeWyvern@midwest.social 19 points 1 week ago

I mean, she isn't. She's supposed to be some random lady that the impartial guy cums inside.

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[-] Gerudo@lemm.ee 45 points 1 week ago

Fuck this shit. Dems need to win November and pack the court, and then put a cap on the number.

Stop playing nice, fascists are taking over.

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 24 points 1 week ago

Stop playing nice, fascists are taking over.

We’ve been saying this since Reagan, fwiw. Yes, Trump scared enough DNC that they’re finally starting to move, but it’s taken a failed coup and the planet dying just to get there.

That’s how bad the DNC leaders have been. It’s been a long road.

[-] Delusional@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

We're still not there either. The guy who started the coup is still free and running for presidency again as if it's not the most fucking absurd thing in the world.

The republicans in office who helped with the coup are still in office and affecting policy.

It may have been brought to a lot of people's attention because of the fascist shit they do but they are still being allowed to pull their fascist crap constantly. They are even still allowed to constantly lie to their voters about the coup so their stupid ass voters don't even think it's true.

This won't stop until they are stopped completely.

[-] djsoren19@yiffit.net 10 points 1 week ago

It's the most boring part about centrists. They're staying to freak out now, whereas leftists have seen the writing on the wall for decades, and are now desensitized. There's a serious argument that we've already missed our chance to course correct for humanity's survival, but I guess back then it was all just "panicked hysterics" over the growing power of the M.I.C. and rise of right-wing religious fascists.

[-] FuglyDuck@lemmy.world 35 points 1 week ago

Is okay. Pretty much everyone condemns you, lady. Even the sycophants in your own party because there is no such thing as a “pure” zealot.

[-] dhork@lemmy.world 34 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I've been reading a bit of the (non-paywalled) articles around this. On first glance, this seems a bit similar to the stuff that Project Veritas pulled, except as far as I can tell she didn't selectively edit any of the stuff. Yeah, she did ask some leading questions, but note how she asked the same leading questions to Roberts and he doesn't take the bait. The Alitos, however, showed us exactly who they are.

Come to think of it, it's interesting that she released her conversation with Roberts, too, even though he didn't fall into the trap. It's like the journalist is making the point that she's not out to smear all Conservatives, and it's possible for judges to be fair no matter where on the spectrum they fall. (Or, I suppose, Roberts might have been smart enough to see what was going on and put on his "fairness" mask. Which is still showing more awareness than the Alitos....)

[-] nkat2112@sh.itjust.works 13 points 1 week ago

You're right - it's noteworthy that she released the audio with Roberts.

[-] JaymesRS@literature.cafe 12 points 1 week ago

The other big thing that I think distinguishes this from Project Veritas is she didn’t disguise who she was and she used her actual name when she registered and in her interactions with them.

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[-] neo@lemy.lol 32 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

You heartless bastards! The poor woman has to look at a rainbow flag and suffers. I mean there are photos and you can actualy see her pain, you animals!

[-] samus12345@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago

"I hate pride flags! I hate horrible, wholesome pride flags! I hate them! I hate them!"

[-] Skkorm@lemmy.world 28 points 1 week ago

What a hateful old cow

[-] Delusional@lemmy.world 21 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Conservative propaganda really skewed what the pride flag stood for and now republicans believe bullshit because of their lying propaganda.

Though they do that for everything. Just like abortion, BLM, defund the police, trans people, drag queens. They really love lying to their dumb voters to get them up in arms over nothing at all.

Lie to your constituents about it so they get angry and hate it without ever really understanding why they're hating it. The republican way.

Martha-Ann Alito is the boomers we want to crawl into a hole and disappear.

[-] kandoh@reddthat.com 20 points 1 week ago

From my book on What the Buddha Taught.

It makes sense when you realise that Pride flags are personal attacks on her sense of safety and continued life.

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[-] CptEnder@lemmy.world 19 points 1 week ago

"Look at me. Look at me. I'm German. And you don't think I won't come back at you hard?"

Yeah.... something tells me this isn't the weird pants and beer German pride. It's the 1934-1944 German pride.

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[-] snekerpimp@lemmy.world 17 points 1 week ago

And I can’t stand seeing you and your husband’s face, but you don’t see me systematically dismantling the rights of humans to get rid of said faces.

[-] btaf45@lemmy.world 12 points 1 week ago

So the reason why our corrupt Supreme Court is intentionally helping Convicted Felon and Sex Offender Treason Trump get away with a coup against democracy is because Alito and wife hate gays.

[-] WoahWoah@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago

No, it's because they're Christian nationalists, which is even worse.

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[-] billwashere@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

I’m starting to see a trend with Supreme Court spouses…

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[-] captainlezbian@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

I love and support her in her desire to fly a shame flag. I’m proud to be who I am, but I totally agree with her in her desire to advertise her shame in who she is. Hell I’d be ashamed to even be pleasant with her.

Also as a fellow German American I can give it back. Homosexuals are not cowards (yes I know he was dutch)

[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 10 points 1 week ago
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[-] FlyingSquid@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago

Loving her neighbor as she loves herself.

[-] crusa187@lemmy.ml 8 points 1 week ago

Bent out of shape over a flag? What a snowflake.

[-] JimmyBigSausage@lemm.ee 6 points 1 week ago

Wondering if the city or community where they live could paint a giant Pride Flag on their street? Or change their street name to Pride Lane?

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