On Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg …
If I had to pick a favourite among the current Supreme Court Justices, it would be Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The woman is intelligent, has spunk, and her heart is in the right place, unlike some others. She has gone through a lot, but she bounces back. Since her most recent bout with cancer, she has returned to the Court, heard oral arguments, authored opinions, and even made a few public appearances outside the courtroom. But yet …
There are some who claim Justice Ginsburg has been dead for weeks, and that democrats … of course, it’s always the democrats … are covering up her death in order to keep the jackal in the Oval Office from nominating another one of his sycophants for the seat. Say WHAT??? How can a person who is in the public eye, who goes to work every day and is seen by her co-workers and others, be believed to be dead? What rock have these people slithered out from under?
According to The Hill …
The Supreme Court has been bombarded with Twitter users demanding evidence that Ginsburg is still alive, while some online videos allege her public appearances have been manufactured.
There are also claims that audio of her from recent Supreme Court oral arguments has been doctored and is nothing more than phrases pieced together from earlier recordings of her remarks.
There’s little chance the Ginsburg conspiracy theory is going away anytime soon, experts say, mainly because the biggest proponents are unlikely to accept any proof that she’s alive.
I have a solution. Invite them all to visit the court at a specified date and time, then let Justice Ginsburg go ‘round the room and poke each one of them in the eye with a stick. Perhaps that will convince them.
It seems, though, that Donald Trump is hoping for Justice Ginsburg’s demise, for he has already decided on a nominee for her replacement: Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett, not surprisingly, is known as a “superstar” among the religious right.
Barrett is young (46) and has vociferously made known her willingness to overturn Roe v Wade, which, along with Obergefell v Hodges seem to be the only thing the religious right cares about when it comes to the Supreme Court. Take away women’s rights and take away the rights of the LGBT community, and Trump’s biggest fan base will be happy.
Personally, I hope that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stays healthy for at least another two years.
Not tough enough???
The big news of the day is that Trump apparently forced the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Now, I’ve never liked Nielsen, always considered her to be rather a cold, heartless bitch, but apparently she wasn’t heartless enough to suit Trump, and that should concern us all. It will likely thrill his base of white supremacists, however, who would like nothing better than to line the southern border with armed guards who are told to shoot first and ask questions later.
Rumours abound, as they will when facts are not made available. One, the most probable one, is that Trump is eager to reinstate his horrendous child-separation policy, taking children from their parents when they cross the southern border. Ms. Nielsen rejected the plan, in light of the fact that a federal judge struck down the policy last year.
Another theory was proposed by Josh Campbell, the former FBI agent turned CNN national security analyst. Mr. Campbell believes it possible that Ms. Nielsen was the author of the anonymous OpEd in the New York Times last year that caused such a stir. The basis for his conclusion is stylistic similarities between Nielsen’s letter of resignation and the OpEd. Not much to go on, but if she was the author of the OpEd, now that she has resigned from her position she has nothing to lose by coming clean, so … maybe?
I’m still stunned, though, that she wasn’t ‘tough enough’ to please Trump, even after she authorized the use of tear gas to repel a large crowd attempting to break through a border fence on New Year’s Day. I’m also stunned that Trump has plans to defy Judge Dana Sabraw’s order and reinstate his cruel, inhumane child separation policy.
Are there no longer any restrictions or limitations on the power of the presidency? Has Donald Trump, in fact, become the dictator he always wanted to be? He shuts the government down in an attempt to get his way. That doesn’t work, so he declares a state of national emergency to get his way. That hasn’t worked yet, so he demands the resignation of the Secretary of Homeland Security to replace her with a man who is even more cruel and heartless. Where does it end. When do We the People finally say we have had ENOUGH??? Or do we keep burying our heads in the sand, believing that somehow, in some way, it will all work itself out. Believing that our Constitution, or next year’s election will stop him. Think about it.