The right-wing lunatic fringe is already pushing sordid Brokeback Mountain cowboy conspiracy theories that Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia, found dead in his room at a luxury hunting ranch in the west Texas range, was murdered. While the heart-attack death of an overweight 79 year old usually doesn't raise suspicions, the paranoids are convinced someone put a contract on Fat Tony, and the gay are at the top of the list of the usual suspects.
Why the homo connection? Were a bunch of homosexuals hellbent on seeking justice for his hatred for gays? Did Fat Tony have it coming? Fat Tony made the connection when he spoke with supreme ignorance:
“If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?"
In 2012, Scalia was asked by a gay student at Princeton Universitywhy he equates bestiality and murder with homosexuality and the above remark is how Scalia replied.
A local judge's decision not to order a post-mortem examination have triggered a round of questions ranging from scrutiny of the procedures to the bizarre.
Donald Trump didn't help things when he raised the possibility that Scalia may have been murdered and whether there should be an independent investigation into this death.
"They say they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow," Trump said on Michael Savage's show "The Savage Nation." Savage called for "the equivalent of a Warren Commission"-style investigation into Scalia's death. (Hey, then you really don't want to solve this mystery, do you?)
The former head of criminal investigations for the Washington, D.C., police, poured fuel on the conspiracy theory fire.
"As a former homicide commander, I am stunned that no autopsy was ordered for Justice Scalia," William O. Ritchie wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday, according to reports. After seeking to cast doubt on the conclusion of the deputy U.S. marshals who responded to a call from the ranch, he added, "My gut tells me there is something fishy going on in Texas."
Really.The owner of the ranch clarified to CNN what he meant when he told the San Antonio Express the judge was found with a "pillow over his head."
Pillow biter? You don't think....?