For the most part, I empathize.
However, beyond the high probability of this report turning out as an accurate prediction of the majority outcome, there is the one tiny ferocious puff of low comedy, and in addition it may be possible to discern an analogous split, beyond the issues of this case, towards the coming passion play Re the Matter of the Moops.
The low comedy comes, typically, from Scalia’s signing on to Thomas’ antebellum yowl against the Tyranny of federal government beyond War Waging and the logarithmic expansion of our Security State. Scalia’s past opinions touching anywhere near the issues of equal treatment, not just cumulatively but at least twice specifically, mark his resignation that the battlefield of marriage equality was lost years ago - which in turn means that his wanting his name prominent in association with written dissent here amounts to nothing more than the SCOTUS equivalent of deliberately choosing to appear on the dais as the keynote speaker at a Civil War battle re-enactment issues a prolix lament on the actual outcome at Gettysburg.
But leave aside Scalia’s support: why would even Thomas bother putting his dissent in writing in the “first” place? To cover for the fact that the true source of anxiety about the inevitable outcome being badly received by the Base being inclined to somehow blame Scalia for his predictions and his giving in? Thomas certainly has no apparent need to express this dissent - but Scalia has discernible incentive to sign onto one. IOW: Thomas - what a TOOL … again!
My other surmise also derives from the pointlessness of this Learic yowl. Could it be possible that Scalia and Thomas have divined - or Scalia divined and Thomas co-operated - some need to yowl loud NOW as a warning of the bigger whirlwind to come with either or both CJ Roberts and Kennedy deciding against in Re the Matter of the Moops?