December 12, 2012

That detail from Sonia Sotomayor's wedding night.

Seemingly the juiciest item in her new autobiography:
She married her high school sweetheart, Kevin Noonan, soon after they graduated from college.... [O]n their wedding night, Noonan produced a bag of Quaaludes that was a gift from his friends. She insisted he flush the pills down the toilet.
The book — not out until January — is called "My Beloved World."

Here's "Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx" — the children's book version of her up-from-poverty story. Illustrated, inspiring, and drug-free.

51 comments:

mccullough said...

I'm calling bullshit on Sotomayor's evasion on affirmative action. Affirmative action is not about giving disadvantaged kids a leg up. That's socio-economic affirmative action and is completely constitutional. Sotomayor and Thomas received the benefit of this type of affirmative action.

The affirmative action being challenged is minorities (mostly black and latino) who didn't grow up disadvantaged still getting a break in admissions based on their race.

EMD said...

Wise, Latina?

gutless said...

I didn't know she was married. I thought she played softball. Or is that the other one?

gutless said...

I didn't know she was married. I thought she played softball. Or is that the other one?

edutcher said...

She didn't know he was a junkie before she said, "Yes"?

I'll just bet that was the highlight of their wedding night.

Palladian said...

A Judge Grows in the Bronx

Sort of like mold.

Ann Althouse said...

"She didn't know he was a junkie before she said, "Yes"?"

His friends gave him the bag o' Quaaludes... or so the story goes.

She's divorced now, btw.

Mitchell the Bat said...

The advice, back in the day, was to get your date to take a Quaalude, and then she'd fuck like a bunny, so it's understandable that Sotomayor would want to get rid of them.

But you should never flush Quaaludes down the toilet.

It gets into the water supply and compromises sperm.

Palladian said...

Twelves!

Baron Zemo said...

Gee that is a big invasion of her ex-husbands privacy. Don't ya think?

Amartel said...

Quaaludes? Was somebody anxious?

This story is not the least bit juicy but then I really would prefer not to hear juicy details about judges' wedding nights.

Baron Zemo said...

Plus you would want to take some drugs to have sex with her doncha think?

And they hadn't invented Viagra yet. Just sayn'

Palladian said...

I'd prefer never to think about a juicy Justice Sotomayor.

Baron Zemo said...

I mean I bet Mr Ginsberg had to take some laudanum before he slipped old Ruth Bader the Kosher Cocktail Weenie.

Baron Zemo said...

Antonin had to ply old Maureen with a couple of glasses of grappa before he climbed on and slipped the old De Nobili in.

And he did it at least nine times!

Talk about your strict constructionist.

Maybe that means he tied her up?

XRay said...

Good job! Palladian.

Icepick said...

So was the objection to drugs in general, or to goofballs in particular? I remember Lemmy got kicked out of his first major band (Hawkwind) because he favored the wrong type of drugs. (You can guess what he liked from the name of his next, and current, band, Motorhead.)

ndspinelli said...

NOBODY flushed quaaludes down the toilet..NOBODY, they were too fucking good. That's why the DEA had them taken off the market.

ndspinelli said...

Baron, My uncles smoked Di Nobli's. They smelled like an unwashed ass.

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Baron Zemo said...

Hey Antonin likes it funky. Don't let that conservative act fool you.

EDH said...

Wedding Gift My Eye

Rorer 714, slang term for quaaludes due to the markings that Rorer and them Lemmon pharmaceutical companies put on the tablets.

David said...

A compassionate bride might have just luded up for one night.

A smart one might have seen it coming.

Nonapod said...

I'd rank reading about judge Sonia Sotomayor's personal life about as tedious as reading the full cargo manifest of a Panamax container ship.

EDH said...

What Sotomayor didn't say is whether she held a Quaalude pill between her knees as birth control.

phx said...

I'd rank reading about judge Sonia Sotomayor's personal life about as tedious as reading the full cargo manifest of a Panamax container ship.

We'll tell you nonreaders when it comes out in cartoon format.

phx said...

NOBODY flushed quaaludes down the toilet..NOBODY, they were too fucking good. That's why the DEA had them taken off the market.

"That shit was so good my toilet flushed up for a week."
- Dick Gregory

Nonapod said...

We'll tell you nonreaders when it comes out in cartoon format.

I don't know you at all, but I'm willing to bet I've read more books in the past 6 months than you have in the previous 10 years.

gadfly said...

This is no doubt a rip-off of Betty Smith's classic. A moonflower replaces the tree of heaven, South Bronx takes over for Williamsburg and the more up-to-date living in a public housing project (while attending private schools) takes over for living in a not-so-new tenement.

The above is not serious comment - just making fun of "growing judges" in The Bronx. How do you grow a judge? Make them fatter?

phx said...

I don't know you at all, but I'm willing to bet I've read more books in the past 6 months than you have in the previous 10 years.

You win.

ampersand said...

Hopefully it was a paper bag. That would have come in handy, although two would have been surer.

bpm4532 said...

Wow! Call her Debbie Downer!

CJinPA said...

Turns out her defense of race-based judicial appointments was right on target. Only a wise Latina would reject those Quaaludes.

You just know an old white guy be all over them pills.

MayBee said...

She made him flush his sack, along with his bag of 'ludes, down the toilet on their wedding night.

Troubled Voter said...

Isn't the first comment derailing? Or is it fine bc it's critical of a liberal?

CarolMR said...

We're just learning now that she had been married? I thought Noonan was just a boyfriend. That was the story when she was nominated.

traditionalguy said...

So Sonia is a winner again. She set a boundary that Horse Tranquilizers offered her by a brain dead man afraid to have normal sex with a real woman that he could not first drug into being a rutting sex zombie for 2 semi awake days was just not going to happen.

The word NO is the most useful word in the human communication tool drawer.

Eric said...

Is Methaqualone really the drug you want to take on your wedding night? If you wanted to be altered (and, btw, why?), seems like you'd want to take something that didn't make you want to space out and ignore your newly minted spouse.

Baron Zemo said...

Eric said....
If you wanted to be altered (and, btw, why?), seems like you'd want to take something that didn't make you want to space out and ignore your newly minted spouse.

Dude! He was about to climb on top of Justice Sotomayor! He totally had to be spaced out. Or drunk. Or high. Or something. Seiously.

MadisonMan said...

tl;dr

Biff said...

So wise latinas marry (and later divorce) Irish dudes with PhDs, quaaludes, and who later become pharmaceuticals patent lawyers?

rhhardin said...

Is it el Bronx in Spanish?

The article "the" got translated.

If it's part of the place name, as it is in English, it ought to be the Bronx in Spanish too.

I doubt there's a function of el in Spanish, on the other hand, that translates the peculiar performance of "the" in "the Bronx." So a translation is wrong.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Reminds me of an old girlfriend who ended up as a magistrate. I'm sure she was a good, honest magistrate, but I can't help remembering that our tastes in drugs were fairly catholic.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Also reminds me of the Lothario who weds a sweet young thing, and on his wedding night whips off his bathrobe and says, "Do you know what this is?"

She replies, "Oh yes, that's a wee-wee!"

He says, "Dear, we're grown-ups now and you should call it a cock."

And she says, "Well I've seen dozens of cocks, and that one's a wee-wee."

madAsHell said...

The guy was probably confused about his sexual identity as well.

William said...

The world would be a better place if every man and every woman were absolutely certain that events on their wedding night would be kept hidden forever.... I wonder who will be the first Supreme Court Judge to release a sex tape.

Lem said...

Man... I missed the best tread today.

Lem said...

Is it el Bronx in Spanish?

rh... is probably right.. the translation should also be "the".

Smilin' Jack said...

[O]n their wedding night, Noonan produced a bag of Quaaludes that was a gift from his friends. She insisted he flush the pills down the toilet.

Disgusting. Someone with real Justice-potential would have called the cops and turned him in instead of destroying evidence. She also would have encouraged him to avoid doing time by ratting out his friends. That's what Scalia would do.

whoresoftheinternet said...

tell that wise latina to kiss my non-latino ass, the flaming cunt.

If Latina's were so wise, most "Latino" countries wouldn't look like the violent scenes from Scarface.

Fucking whore.

veni vidi vici said...

What is the purpose of such self-serving drivel? It ranks on the level of "I smoked it but didn't inhale" for sheer moronics. I don't doubt there's an Amen-chorus somewhere that'll fawn all over her "wisdom" and point to her as a beacon of righteousness for this alleged act but to me, they're even bigger dummies for believing such an obviously unprovable and too-conveniently-flattering tale as this in the first place.