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But Ruth Bader Ginsburg seemed to think that old saying was more sexist than wise. There may be no indispensable men, but she was the Indispensable Woman! So, when Obama hinted she ought to retire and let him nominate her successor, she paid no heed.

Now, Trump is said to be about to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as Ginsburg’s replacement.

It’s almost as if all the media hoopla about The Notorious RBG went to her aged head and made her think she was indispensable.

Control of the media is a wonderful weapon for Democrats, except when they shoot themselves in the foot, as they so often do.

 
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  1. “It’s almost as if all the media hoopla about The Notorious RBG went to her aged head…”

    So that’s why she couldn’t hold up her own head without help…

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Mike Tre

    I used to joke that RBG she was the female Stephen Hawking to the wife. Just a shit ton less remarkable. Eggs.... always scrambled....

  2. So the Notorious RBG had a huge ego and now it has come back to haunt the Democrats, what a shame.

    • Agree: JimDandy
  3. Anonymous[504] • Disclaimer says:

    Ruth should have retired the week after the Merrick Garland nomination stalled. Not only would it achieve the big objective of D.C. lawyer critters (preserving the ethnic composition of the court) it’d leave her Pioneer Hero #1 to lib yuppie women everywhere for a couple of decades after. Regardless of Obama’s successor at least 1 female nominee was bound to get confirmed, at the next vacancy if not immediately per McConnell obstruction.

    Her final signature decision of her career ultimately became the near-stereotype of Woman Logic

    • Replies: @Escher
    @Anonymous

    Couldn’t agree more. Whether it’s the household or the workplace, many women have an inflated sense of their importance.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    , @Neil Templeton
    @Anonymous

    Yat, impervious to time, the man value woman with respect to a woman's change in sexual allure differential remains indifferent.

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Anonymous


    Her final signature decision of her career ultimately became the near-stereotype of Woman Logic
     
    In the final analysis, RBG was just a normal Democrat ie. someone who was very surprised (and disappointed) when Trump prevailed in 2016. It was not a wise chance to take, but it's not clear this mistake occurred because she's a woman.
  4. Control of the media is a wonderful weapon for Democrats, except when they shoot themselves in the foot, as they so often do.

    Nice euphemism, Steve.

  5. It warms my heart to think of RBG grimly clinging to life by her fingernails simply in order to outlast Trump, only to fall short by exactly the amount of time needed to vote on her successor.

    But I think it does lend credence to the story of her “dying wish”: if she was that determined to pass the baton to a successor who would share her fervor for child murder, it’s really not a reach to believe that this was literally the last thing on her mind in her dying moments.

    • LOL: unit472
    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
    @Murray

    That thought warms my heart as well.

    Unlike Tucker, I believe the Gater was just exactly that petty that her final thoughts were not about her immortal soul, her family, personal regrets, etc. but rather about the political bent of the Supreme Court. Since progressives are materialists whose religion is politics, that is exactly what that wizened reptile would be obsessing about in her final moments.

    Which makes having her successor be Judge Barrett be just that much sweeter.

    Later Gater.

    , @DextersLabRat
    @Murray

    Trump's replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. Be careful what you wish for. Even the very wise cannot see every ending.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Travis, @RonaldB

  6. De-pack SCOTUS. One justice to rule them all.

    Then Americans will see the absurdity of nine politically appointed, lawyer-judges protected by lifetime tenure lording over:

    • Congress
    • 50 state governments
    • 330M people

    • Replies: @Richard of Melbourne
    @Abolish_public_education

    The new, single-justice SCOTUS could be constituted by the (current) Duke of Cambridge, who in due time will become King of the United Kingdom (and a number of other realms, including Australia).

    Then, to avoid another vicious, destructive and frankly unseemly battle over a future confirmation, the Duke could be succeeded by his eldest son, and so on in perpetuity.

    And thus the American War of Independence could be neatly undone, to the joy of Dems, Antifas and all their friends on the left (provided all the worst leftist tendencies of the UK are brought across the Atlantic with him).

    Replies: @obvious

    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Abolish_public_education

    Long-time Zero Hedge poster, "Looney", has this to say about SCOTUS:
    =================================================
    The Supreme Court can and should be replaced by a single Commodore-64 computer.

    All laws must be complied with, starting with judges, and NOT “interpreted”.

    In 1803, the Supremes simply decided (Marbury v. Madison) that, from that point on, they will be “interpreting” laws and the Constitution. Soon after that, the rest of the robe-wearying sċumbags – federal, state, and local – adopted the role of “interpreters”.

    That’s why at least half of all judges, from a lowly traffic court judge to the Chief Justice, have become ****īng activists trying to subvert the Constitution. Their “interpretations” are based on their political biases and nothing else.

    First of all, the Constitution doesn’t need to be interpreted – it is as clear as the Ten Commandments – it is supposed to keep the government off our backs. Those who don’t understand it should not be allowed to chase ambulances, let alone being judges.

    Second of all, any law (federal, state, or local) that leaves room for interpretation should not have become law in the first place.

    BTW… If/when the nine justices are kicked out and replaced by an old stand-alone computer, it can still be referred to as SCOTUS – the Supreme Commodore-64 Of The United States. ;-)

    Looney

    (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-nominate-judge-amy-coney-barrett-scotus-nyt)

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Servant of Gla'aki

  7. @Mike Tre
    "It’s almost as if all the media hoopla about The Notorious RBG went to her aged head..."

    So that's why she couldn't hold up her own head without help...

    Replies: @bruce county

    I used to joke that RBG she was the female Stephen Hawking to the wife. Just a shit ton less remarkable. Eggs…. always scrambled….

  8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice with push-ups in front of her casket.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-54302626

    What a plank!

    • Replies: @polistra
    @Henry's Cat

    How could anyone possibly think that was appropriate behavior?

    I don't even have to look to know what color he is.

    Safe to say, not one of her clerks.

    , @Father O'Hara
    @Henry's Cat

    I'm glad her gynecologist didn't stop by!

    , @reiner Tor
    @Henry's Cat

    https://twitter.com/SirWilliamScot5/status/1309606437681868801

    , @RonaldB
    @Henry's Cat

    I think it's rather touching. I'm trying to figure a way to get my dogs admitted to my funeral. Whatever means the most to you ought to be at your funeral.

  9. They can never imagine they might lose an election. This is true about every single election but especially about 2016.

  10. @Abolish_public_education
    De-pack SCOTUS. One justice to rule them all.

    Then Americans will see the absurdity of nine politically appointed, lawyer-judges protected by lifetime tenure lording over:

    • Congress
    • 50 state governments
    • 330M people

    Replies: @Richard of Melbourne, @Bard of Bumperstickers

    The new, single-justice SCOTUS could be constituted by the (current) Duke of Cambridge, who in due time will become King of the United Kingdom (and a number of other realms, including Australia).

    Then, to avoid another vicious, destructive and frankly unseemly battle over a future confirmation, the Duke could be succeeded by his eldest son, and so on in perpetuity.

    And thus the American War of Independence could be neatly undone, to the joy of Dems, Antifas and all their friends on the left (provided all the worst leftist tendencies of the UK are brought across the Atlantic with him).

    • Replies: @obvious
    @Richard of Melbourne

    The American War for Independence was literally founded and fought by Democrats, Liberals, Antifa and Leftists. It did make alliance with the Conservatoons and Trumptards of the South, which was expedient for both sides: the Yankees gained independence and the Confederates kept their slaves.

    Eventually the South had to be dealt with, later on. It just goes to show there was no real point in the American Revolution, except to assert independence out of national pride. The Revolutionary War could have ended by 1778, except the Americans kept trying to invade Canada.

    All a big mistake, please take us back and send peacekeeping troops.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Anonymous

  11. My theory is that casket is empty and RBG was interred long ago. The casket on display is merely a political prop for the left to worship. I don’t have any evidence other than knowledge of the left’s playbook. Why didn’t they put her in a glass case like Lenin, Mao and Ho Chi Minh for everyone to see?

  12. It warms my heart to think of RBG grimly clinging to life by her fingernails simply in order to outlast Trump, only to fall short by exactly the amount of time needed to vote on her successor.

    Cold, but true. She should have wrapped it up in 2014. Not a team player.

  13. I don’t think the Democrats have ever nominated anyone to the SCOTUS who went ‘rogue’ on them. Had Republican presidents not been so easily bamboozled or eager to court the liberal media we would never have had Earl Warren, William Brennan, David Souter or John Roberts appointed. I have an uneasy feeling about Amy Barrett. What kind of woman adopts two Haitian children and what kind of husband would tolerate such a thing? My guess is her ‘conservatism’ is superficial and designed to put her in a position to reach the Scotus and once there she will flip flop and seek fame as a three letter female judge like RBG.

    Since being a woman won’t win her any Democrat votes Trump should have found a reliable white male and rammed him down the Democrats gullet.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @unit472

    JFK's nominee Whizzer White wrote the dissent on Roe v. Wade.

    Replies: @Barnard

    , @RonaldB
    @unit472

    "Since being a woman won’t win her any Democrat votes Trump should have found a reliable white male..."

    Nominating a female wasn't designed to win Democrat votes. It was designed to pull in cuck Republicans like Romney, Collins, and Murkowski.

  14. @Murray
    It warms my heart to think of RBG grimly clinging to life by her fingernails simply in order to outlast Trump, only to fall short by exactly the amount of time needed to vote on her successor.

    But I think it does lend credence to the story of her "dying wish": if she was that determined to pass the baton to a successor who would share her fervor for child murder, it's really not a reach to believe that this was literally the last thing on her mind in her dying moments.

    Replies: @Steve in Greensboro, @DextersLabRat

    That thought warms my heart as well.

    Unlike Tucker, I believe the Gater was just exactly that petty that her final thoughts were not about her immortal soul, her family, personal regrets, etc. but rather about the political bent of the Supreme Court. Since progressives are materialists whose religion is politics, that is exactly what that wizened reptile would be obsessing about in her final moments.

    Which makes having her successor be Judge Barrett be just that much sweeter.

    Later Gater.

  15. @unit472
    I don't think the Democrats have ever nominated anyone to the SCOTUS who went 'rogue' on them. Had Republican presidents not been so easily bamboozled or eager to court the liberal media we would never have had Earl Warren, William Brennan, David Souter or John Roberts appointed. I have an uneasy feeling about Amy Barrett. What kind of woman adopts two Haitian children and what kind of husband would tolerate such a thing? My guess is her 'conservatism' is superficial and designed to put her in a position to reach the Scotus and once there she will flip flop and seek fame as a three letter female judge like RBG.

    Since being a woman won't win her any Democrat votes Trump should have found a reliable white male and rammed him down the Democrats gullet.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @RonaldB

    JFK’s nominee Whizzer White wrote the dissent on Roe v. Wade.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Steve Sailer

    A lot of Democrats opposed abortion when JFK nominated White. He didn't become a consistent vote for conservatives and let Bill Clinton nominate his replacement ensuring a liberal would take his place. That isn't even close to what Souter or Warren did.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew

  16. The retirement of Justice O’Connor for the presumed reason to care for her husband makes her a far more admirable person than “RBG” every day of the week, in my book. Well seen that the recently departed was a fan of opera.

    A real diva. In her own head.

    MememememeME.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Cortes

    O'Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband - she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home. There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer's patient who lived at the home (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn't require any higher intellectual functions - Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O'Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis. And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    Ginsburg knew this sad story (and by 2014 her own husband was dead) and she took it to heart.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Art Deco, @Father O'Hara, @SunBakedSuburb

  17. @Murray
    It warms my heart to think of RBG grimly clinging to life by her fingernails simply in order to outlast Trump, only to fall short by exactly the amount of time needed to vote on her successor.

    But I think it does lend credence to the story of her "dying wish": if she was that determined to pass the baton to a successor who would share her fervor for child murder, it's really not a reach to believe that this was literally the last thing on her mind in her dying moments.

    Replies: @Steve in Greensboro, @DextersLabRat

    Trump’s replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. Be careful what you wish for. Even the very wise cannot see every ending.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @DextersLabRat


    Trump’s replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks.
     
    If the black population is expanding, it is through immigration. The native-born have a below-replacement birth rate, though not as low as whites'.

    "Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the highest fertility rate of any ethnicity in the United States in 2018, with about 2,106.5 births per 1,000 women. The fertility rate for all ethnicities in the U.S. was 1,729.5 births per 1,000 women."

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/
     

    The TFR for "non-Hispanic black" women, according to the CDC, is 1.82:

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_01-508.pdf (p.3)

    This figure presumably includes immigrants, who have a higher rate among all races.

    , @Travis
    @DextersLabRat

    Even if Roe V Wade was overturned it would have little affect on the number of abortions. Most states would still keep abortion legal. About 25 states would maintain their current laws, 15 states would keep abortion mostly legal but add more restrictions and about 10 states would ban abortion (with exceptions for the life of the mother)In states that would ban abortion , women could go to another state. Overturning Roe v Wade will not have a significant impact on the black population. Immigration has a much greater impact on our demographics.

    , @RonaldB
    @DextersLabRat

    "Trump’s replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. "

    If you follow "The Jolly Heretic" on YouTube or BitChute, you'd know that abortions tend to lower the average IQ of a population, because the stupider ones are too stupid to plan for, or carry out, an abortion. You'd get far more mileage by cutting off public welfare for unmarried, unemployed women and their children. If they have children, let them beg for support to a private agency, which would insist on some sort of control on their behavior, possibly including sterilization.

    If Roe vs Wade were reversed, all it would mean is that abortions would be in the hands of state legislatures. States are required to have a balanced budget, and would feel the effects of more mouths even more keenly than the federal gov't, which pulls money out of the air.

    In other words, there are serious remedies far more effective and probably more palatable than abortions.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  18. @Cortes
    The retirement of Justice O’Connor for the presumed reason to care for her husband makes her a far more admirable person than “RBG” every day of the week, in my book. Well seen that the recently departed was a fan of opera.

    A real diva. In her own head.

    MememememeME.

    Replies: @Jack D

    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband – she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home. There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer’s patient who lived at the home (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn’t require any higher intellectual functions – Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O’Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis. And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    Ginsburg knew this sad story (and by 2014 her own husband was dead) and she took it to heart.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Jack D

    Always the sad story.

    The words of the failed Jewish gangster Noodles (Once Upon A Time In America) to Mr Secretary spring easily to mind.

    Where’s my hankies? I’m tearing up.

    Replies: @Cortes

    , @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband – she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home.

    He was diagnosed in 1989, which means he'd been behaving peculiarly for some time prior. He'd been declining mentally for 17 years+. What arrangements were made for him during that time?


    There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer’s patient who lived at the home

    And we know this because she made it public. Why do that?


    (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn’t require any higher intellectual functions

    No, you don't know that from 'negroes' specifically


    – Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O’Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis.

    I don't recall O'Connor overshared to the extent of describing his nocturnal activities. He lived there from the age of 76 to the age of 79. Unless they were feeding him little blue pills, he likely wasn't up to much. If she tolerated it, it was because she didn't wish to move him to a place where they police their inmates better (and don't feed them little blue pills).


    And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    She was 79 years old, had a satisfactory pension, and had six grandchildren. Most women in those circumstances find ways to occupy their time without being reduced to writing judicial opinions.

    Replies: @AnonyOne

    , @Father O'Hara
    @Jack D

    Bullshit. She wanted to stay forever. She took to heart the words of her landsman,Woody Allen,who seems to bear a striking resemblance,that she wanted to achieve immortality by not dying.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Jack D

    "Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered"

    Sad and revolting. Rutting animals. Typically human. I Pray to Thee, Holy Asteroid, To Cleanse this Earth of Our Wicked Presence and Deliver Us Unto Kali's Deliverance.

  19. @DextersLabRat
    @Murray

    Trump's replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. Be careful what you wish for. Even the very wise cannot see every ending.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Travis, @RonaldB

    Trump’s replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks.

    If the black population is expanding, it is through immigration. The native-born have a below-replacement birth rate, though not as low as whites’.

    “Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the highest fertility rate of any ethnicity in the United States in 2018, with about 2,106.5 births per 1,000 women. The fertility rate for all ethnicities in the U.S. was 1,729.5 births per 1,000 women.”

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/226292/us-fertility-rates-by-race-and-ethnicity/

    The TFR for “non-Hispanic black” women, according to the CDC, is 1.82:

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr68/nvsr68_01-508.pdf (p.3)

    This figure presumably includes immigrants, who have a higher rate among all races.

  20. @Abolish_public_education
    De-pack SCOTUS. One justice to rule them all.

    Then Americans will see the absurdity of nine politically appointed, lawyer-judges protected by lifetime tenure lording over:

    • Congress
    • 50 state governments
    • 330M people

    Replies: @Richard of Melbourne, @Bard of Bumperstickers

    Long-time Zero Hedge poster, “Looney”, has this to say about SCOTUS:
    =================================================
    The Supreme Court can and should be replaced by a single Commodore-64 computer.

    All laws must be complied with, starting with judges, and NOT “interpreted”.

    In 1803, the Supremes simply decided (Marbury v. Madison) that, from that point on, they will be “interpreting” laws and the Constitution. Soon after that, the rest of the robe-wearying sċumbags – federal, state, and local – adopted the role of “interpreters”.

    That’s why at least half of all judges, from a lowly traffic court judge to the Chief Justice, have become ****īng activists trying to subvert the Constitution. Their “interpretations” are based on their political biases and nothing else.

    First of all, the Constitution doesn’t need to be interpreted – it is as clear as the Ten Commandments – it is supposed to keep the government off our backs. Those who don’t understand it should not be allowed to chase ambulances, let alone being judges.

    Second of all, any law (federal, state, or local) that leaves room for interpretation should not have become law in the first place.

    BTW… If/when the nine justices are kicked out and replaced by an old stand-alone computer, it can still be referred to as SCOTUS – the Supreme Commodore-64 Of The United States. 😉

    Looney

    (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-nominate-judge-amy-coney-barrett-scotus-nyt)

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    @Bard of Bumperstickers

    "Second of all, any law (federal, state, or local) that leaves room for interpretation should not have become law in the first place."

    Poorly written laws are one of the biggest problems we face. When a law's decision is appealed for years, all the way to the supreme court, and found unconstitutional, do all the people convicted under it get set free and compensated for their trouble? Just asking...

    , @Servant of Gla'aki
    @Bard of Bumperstickers


    All laws must be complied with, starting with judges, and NOT “interpreted”.
     
    All human language requires a degree of interpretation. There's no clever way around that. We just need adequate judges. Which we won't always get.

    Welcome to the Human condition....
  21. I can think of, broadly, three possible scenarios that went through Ginsburg’s head:

    1) She was power hungry and/or felt that she was irreplaceable.

    2) She liked her job, wanted to keep doing it, and disregarded the consequences of dying during Republican control. Perhaps because she felt that if our country was so brittle that it’s fate hinged on the appointment of a single Supreme Court justice, then maybe there is no saving it anyway.*

    3) She was stupid. Yes, stupid. In a great many ways I’m sure she was brilliant. But, like so many on the Left, she was stupid in the sense that while she could grasp a great number of complicated ideas, she sometimes couldn’t see what was right in front of her face (that alone should give anyone pause before blindly following the Left). In her case that, at 81, there was very little chance of her surviving a cancer diagnosis, and that she should hang it up (back in 2014) when she could be replaced by another leftist.

    * Of course, unfortunately, there is a very real chance that the fate of this nation does hinge on a single justice. Republicans/conservatives should have more reason to feel this way than leftists. The current trajectory of this country most assuredly favors the Left. The Supreme Court is one of the best chances we have to turn that around. But, thanks to demographic trends, leftists have a lot more reason to feel that that the future is theirs. I don’t think that future is quite what they want or expect but, superficially at least, they have the upper hand.

    And, finally, I have a confession to make. I prayed for Ginsburg’s death. I’m not an especially Godly man, but I prayed for her to die before the election. A weird confession to make, I know. Perhaps a horrifying one. But there you have it. The Hebrew Bible (aka, The Old Testament) has many an instance of God ordering the deaths of individuals, or even entire peoples. If you think what I just wrote was horrific, then go ask an observant Jew why they celebrate Passover.

    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Wilkey


    And, finally, I have a confession to make. I prayed for Ginsburg’s death. I’m not an especially Godly man, but I prayed for her to die before the election. A weird confession to make, I know. Perhaps a horrifying one. But there you have it. The Hebrew Bible (aka, The Old Testament) has many an instance of God ordering the deaths of individuals, or even entire peoples. If you think what I just wrote was horrific, then go ask an observant Jew why they celebrate Passover.
     
    There's some sort of Kabbalistic Jewish death curse that gets thrown around at politicians in Israel. I joked that somebody should throw it Ginsburg's way.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsa_diNura
    , @anon
    @Wilkey

    We have to grasp any straws we can. To extend your Old Testament analogy, we're facing a seismic sea wave of biblical proportions. Or is it a flood? All I know is that we've been dispossessed of our Ark.

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @Wilkey

    The Imprecatory Psalms specifically call for the demise of God's enemies, so it's a well-established principle. Of course one has to actually think that the target is not merely a personal annoyance.

  22. @Steve Sailer
    @unit472

    JFK's nominee Whizzer White wrote the dissent on Roe v. Wade.

    Replies: @Barnard

    A lot of Democrats opposed abortion when JFK nominated White. He didn’t become a consistent vote for conservatives and let Bill Clinton nominate his replacement ensuring a liberal would take his place. That isn’t even close to what Souter or Warren did.

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
    @Barnard

    James Byrnes would have but he left the court after a brief time to take up some role in the war effort. Ended up Secretary of State and then in perhaps the strangest post State role he was governor of one of the southern states I think Georgia or South Carolina. If Byrnes had stayed on the court he would have likely been its most conservative member by 1950 and no one would have come close until Rehnquist.

  23. @Jack D
    @Cortes

    O'Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband - she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home. There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer's patient who lived at the home (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn't require any higher intellectual functions - Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O'Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis. And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    Ginsburg knew this sad story (and by 2014 her own husband was dead) and she took it to heart.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Art Deco, @Father O'Hara, @SunBakedSuburb

    Always the sad story.

    The words of the failed Jewish gangster Noodles (Once Upon A Time In America) to Mr Secretary spring easily to mind.

    Where’s my hankies? I’m tearing up.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Cortes

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nFE2DHZesS8

  24. @Cortes
    @Jack D

    Always the sad story.

    The words of the failed Jewish gangster Noodles (Once Upon A Time In America) to Mr Secretary spring easily to mind.

    Where’s my hankies? I’m tearing up.

    Replies: @Cortes

  25. And, finally, I have a confession to make.

    There is no need to confess that. Praying for the death of ungodly princes and potentates is not only not a sin, it is a duty and a charitable good work—and one that far too few people answer to.

    There is a widespread, modern misunderstanding that religion (by which is meant almost exclusively Christianity) is all about some sort of generic nicey-niceness. The bald fact that this simply isn’t true whatsoever just does not seem to compute for people today.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    @Intelligent Dasein

    As I keep on insisting:

    "Kill them all, and God will find His own".

  26. @Henry's Cat

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice with push-ups in front of her casket.
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-54302626

    What a plank!

    Replies: @polistra, @Father O'Hara, @reiner Tor, @RonaldB

    How could anyone possibly think that was appropriate behavior?

    I don’t even have to look to know what color he is.

    Safe to say, not one of her clerks.

  27. Control of the media is a wonderful weapon for

    OK Sailer. Whatever you say. “Democrats,” sure.

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    @Roderick Spode

    There are Democrats in the Republican Party, too. Though they usually tend to be Israel Firsters.

  28. Anonymous[250] • Disclaimer says:

    Yes she allowed all the flattery and adulation to go to her head and has now dropped her party in a mess. (I see that her husband died in 2010. I bet he would have knocked sense into her.)

    It’s tempting to laugh at the Democrats for this, but this is an all too human failing which can affect any powerful person regardless of their politics.

    (In fact it reminds me of Franco clinging stubbornly to power long after he should have stood down. If he had shown more foresight and less egotism Spain would have been spared the political chaos that followed his death.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous


    Yes she allowed all the flattery and adulation to go to her head and has now dropped her party in a mess.
     
    Her party isn’t in a mess.
  29. I’m puzzled why I don’t see more people making the rather obvious “Duns SCOTUS” joke.

    Talk about leaving twenty dollar bills just lying there in the street.

  30. anon[237] • Disclaimer says:

    Really, the funniest thing about her refusal to retire is the way that, after that, they started pretending she was some kind of fitness fanatic with this punishing daily regimen. So we were treated to this spectacle where we could all see that this woman could barely sit upright and maintain consciousness, and all these idiots were pretending that she was doing one-armed push-ups every day.

    She was practically dying before our very eyes, but there were people out there so desperate to pretend that she made a smart move by not retiring that they actually bought this idea that this eighty-year-old cancer survivor was not only in perfect health, but was practically the next Jack LaLanne.

    I really feel like that phenomenon gave some insight into what it must have been like to live through the Soviet era.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Anon
    @anon

    Haha, I missed this, but just read up on it now. Her personal trainer was a black guy. Blacks are suited to be personal trainers, not elite law clerks, I suppose.

    , @Mike_from_SGV
    @anon

    She had looked like a corpse in recent years.

  31. @Jack D
    @Cortes

    O'Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband - she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home. There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer's patient who lived at the home (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn't require any higher intellectual functions - Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O'Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis. And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    Ginsburg knew this sad story (and by 2014 her own husband was dead) and she took it to heart.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Art Deco, @Father O'Hara, @SunBakedSuburb

    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband – she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home.

    He was diagnosed in 1989, which means he’d been behaving peculiarly for some time prior. He’d been declining mentally for 17 years+. What arrangements were made for him during that time?

    There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer’s patient who lived at the home

    And we know this because she made it public. Why do that?

    (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn’t require any higher intellectual functions

    No, you don’t know that from ‘negroes’ specifically

    – Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O’Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis.

    I don’t recall O’Connor overshared to the extent of describing his nocturnal activities. He lived there from the age of 76 to the age of 79. Unless they were feeding him little blue pills, he likely wasn’t up to much. If she tolerated it, it was because she didn’t wish to move him to a place where they police their inmates better (and don’t feed them little blue pills).

    And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    She was 79 years old, had a satisfactory pension, and had six grandchildren. Most women in those circumstances find ways to occupy their time without being reduced to writing judicial opinions.

    • Agree: NickG
    • Replies: @AnonyOne
    @Art Deco


    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband
     
    I have a theory about this.

    I've heard about O'Connor regretting her choice to retire so early, also. She was only 76 when she stepped down from SCOTUS. She is 90 and still kicking today.

    So:

    1) O'Connor retires when a Republican can replace her.

    2) O'Connor mentions her regrets about retiring too early to everyone, including her fellow Supreme Court justices.

    3) Ginsburg takes mental note of that.

    4) Ginsburg passes on the opportunity to step down when Dems can replace her. When she is "only" 81 years old and "only" on her second bout of cancer and has "only" been serving on the Federal bench for 34 solid years.

    5) On her deathbed Ginsburg asks herself, "Oh shit, why did I listen to Sandra Dee O'Connor?"

    6) On her deathbed, she invents the "Dying Wish" article of the Constitution, asking for her replacement to be named 'after a new president is installed' (perhaps four years from now?)

    So while all the Lefties would like to pretend that Ginsburg was a brilliant woman - far smarter than that dumb goy Republican woman O'Connor - in the end the wily goy outwitted her, convincing her to hang on to her seat until it was too late.

    For all the criticisms Republicans have had for O'Connor over the years, in the end she not only handed off her seat to a Republicans, but she scored Ginsburg's seat for the Republicans, as well.

    Replies: @Jack d, @Art Deco

  32. @Anonymous
    Ruth should have retired the week after the Merrick Garland nomination stalled. Not only would it achieve the big objective of D.C. lawyer critters (preserving the ethnic composition of the court) it'd leave her Pioneer Hero #1 to lib yuppie women everywhere for a couple of decades after. Regardless of Obama's successor at least 1 female nominee was bound to get confirmed, at the next vacancy if not immediately per McConnell obstruction.

    Her final signature decision of her career ultimately became the near-stereotype of Woman Logic

    Replies: @Escher, @Neil Templeton, @Servant of Gla'aki

    Couldn’t agree more. Whether it’s the household or the workplace, many women have an inflated sense of their importance.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Escher

    We need them to breed. In every other endeavor, men are superior. Not a coincidence that it all went to hell with their inclusion beginning 60 years ago, further, even. They're idiotic voters too. Big mistake THAT.

  33. @Anonymous
    Yes she allowed all the flattery and adulation to go to her head and has now dropped her party in a mess. (I see that her husband died in 2010. I bet he would have knocked sense into her.)

    It's tempting to laugh at the Democrats for this, but this is an all too human failing which can affect any powerful person regardless of their politics.

    (In fact it reminds me of Franco clinging stubbornly to power long after he should have stood down. If he had shown more foresight and less egotism Spain would have been spared the political chaos that followed his death.)

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Yes she allowed all the flattery and adulation to go to her head and has now dropped her party in a mess.

    Her party isn’t in a mess.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  34. Read the claim that she exhibited narcissistic personality disorder. Certainly her husband appears to be a blue-pilled supplicant to her.

  35. @Art Deco
    @Jack D

    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband – she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home.

    He was diagnosed in 1989, which means he'd been behaving peculiarly for some time prior. He'd been declining mentally for 17 years+. What arrangements were made for him during that time?


    There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer’s patient who lived at the home

    And we know this because she made it public. Why do that?


    (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn’t require any higher intellectual functions

    No, you don't know that from 'negroes' specifically


    – Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O’Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis.

    I don't recall O'Connor overshared to the extent of describing his nocturnal activities. He lived there from the age of 76 to the age of 79. Unless they were feeding him little blue pills, he likely wasn't up to much. If she tolerated it, it was because she didn't wish to move him to a place where they police their inmates better (and don't feed them little blue pills).


    And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    She was 79 years old, had a satisfactory pension, and had six grandchildren. Most women in those circumstances find ways to occupy their time without being reduced to writing judicial opinions.

    Replies: @AnonyOne

    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband

    I have a theory about this.

    I’ve heard about O’Connor regretting her choice to retire so early, also. She was only 76 when she stepped down from SCOTUS. She is 90 and still kicking today.

    So:

    1) O’Connor retires when a Republican can replace her.

    2) O’Connor mentions her regrets about retiring too early to everyone, including her fellow Supreme Court justices.

    3) Ginsburg takes mental note of that.

    4) Ginsburg passes on the opportunity to step down when Dems can replace her. When she is “only” 81 years old and “only” on her second bout of cancer and has “only” been serving on the Federal bench for 34 solid years.

    5) On her deathbed Ginsburg asks herself, “Oh shit, why did I listen to Sandra Dee O’Connor?”

    6) On her deathbed, she invents the “Dying Wish” article of the Constitution, asking for her replacement to be named ‘after a new president is installed’ (perhaps four years from now?)

    So while all the Lefties would like to pretend that Ginsburg was a brilliant woman – far smarter than that dumb goy Republican woman O’Connor – in the end the wily goy outwitted her, convincing her to hang on to her seat until it was too late.

    For all the criticisms Republicans have had for O’Connor over the years, in the end she not only handed off her seat to a Republicans, but she scored Ginsburg’s seat for the Republicans, as well.

    • Replies: @Jack d
    @AnonyOne

    O'Connor is an intelligent woman but not 5d chess intelligent enough to pull this off. The Occam's Butterknife explanation for why she said that she was unhappy about retiring was that she was unhappy about retiring.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @AnonyOne

    , @Art Deco
    @AnonyOne

    Imaginative. I rather like that idea.

    I can think of a different motive: she disliked her personally and felt like trolling her.

    Replies: @anon

  36. @Anonymous
    Ruth should have retired the week after the Merrick Garland nomination stalled. Not only would it achieve the big objective of D.C. lawyer critters (preserving the ethnic composition of the court) it'd leave her Pioneer Hero #1 to lib yuppie women everywhere for a couple of decades after. Regardless of Obama's successor at least 1 female nominee was bound to get confirmed, at the next vacancy if not immediately per McConnell obstruction.

    Her final signature decision of her career ultimately became the near-stereotype of Woman Logic

    Replies: @Escher, @Neil Templeton, @Servant of Gla'aki

    Yat, impervious to time, the man value woman with respect to a woman’s change in sexual allure differential remains indifferent.

  37. @Escher
    @Anonymous

    Couldn’t agree more. Whether it’s the household or the workplace, many women have an inflated sense of their importance.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    We need them to breed. In every other endeavor, men are superior. Not a coincidence that it all went to hell with their inclusion beginning 60 years ago, further, even. They’re idiotic voters too. Big mistake THAT.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  38. @Wilkey
    I can think of, broadly, three possible scenarios that went through Ginsburg’s head:

    1) She was power hungry and/or felt that she was irreplaceable.

    2) She liked her job, wanted to keep doing it, and disregarded the consequences of dying during Republican control. Perhaps because she felt that if our country was so brittle that it’s fate hinged on the appointment of a single Supreme Court justice, then maybe there is no saving it anyway.*

    3) She was stupid. Yes, stupid. In a great many ways I’m sure she was brilliant. But, like so many on the Left, she was stupid in the sense that while she could grasp a great number of complicated ideas, she sometimes couldn’t see what was right in front of her face (that alone should give anyone pause before blindly following the Left). In her case that, at 81, there was very little chance of her surviving a cancer diagnosis, and that she should hang it up (back in 2014) when she could be replaced by another leftist.

    * Of course, unfortunately, there is a very real chance that the fate of this nation does hinge on a single justice. Republicans/conservatives should have more reason to feel this way than leftists. The current trajectory of this country most assuredly favors the Left. The Supreme Court is one of the best chances we have to turn that around. But, thanks to demographic trends, leftists have a lot more reason to feel that that the future is theirs. I don’t think that future is quite what they want or expect but, superficially at least, they have the upper hand.

    And, finally, I have a confession to make. I prayed for Ginsburg’s death. I’m not an especially Godly man, but I prayed for her to die before the election. A weird confession to make, I know. Perhaps a horrifying one. But there you have it. The Hebrew Bible (aka, The Old Testament) has many an instance of God ordering the deaths of individuals, or even entire peoples. If you think what I just wrote was horrific, then go ask an observant Jew why they celebrate Passover.

    Replies: @Thomas, @anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    And, finally, I have a confession to make. I prayed for Ginsburg’s death. I’m not an especially Godly man, but I prayed for her to die before the election. A weird confession to make, I know. Perhaps a horrifying one. But there you have it. The Hebrew Bible (aka, The Old Testament) has many an instance of God ordering the deaths of individuals, or even entire peoples. If you think what I just wrote was horrific, then go ask an observant Jew why they celebrate Passover.

    There’s some sort of Kabbalistic Jewish death curse that gets thrown around at politicians in Israel. I joked that somebody should throw it Ginsburg’s way.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsa_diNura

  39. @Jack D
    @Cortes

    O'Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband - she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home. There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer's patient who lived at the home (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn't require any higher intellectual functions - Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O'Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis. And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    Ginsburg knew this sad story (and by 2014 her own husband was dead) and she took it to heart.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Art Deco, @Father O'Hara, @SunBakedSuburb

    Bullshit. She wanted to stay forever. She took to heart the words of her landsman,Woody Allen,who seems to bear a striking resemblance,that she wanted to achieve immortality by not dying.

  40. @Henry's Cat

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice with push-ups in front of her casket.
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-54302626

    What a plank!

    Replies: @polistra, @Father O'Hara, @reiner Tor, @RonaldB

    I’m glad her gynecologist didn’t stop by!

  41. @AnonyOne
    @Art Deco


    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband
     
    I have a theory about this.

    I've heard about O'Connor regretting her choice to retire so early, also. She was only 76 when she stepped down from SCOTUS. She is 90 and still kicking today.

    So:

    1) O'Connor retires when a Republican can replace her.

    2) O'Connor mentions her regrets about retiring too early to everyone, including her fellow Supreme Court justices.

    3) Ginsburg takes mental note of that.

    4) Ginsburg passes on the opportunity to step down when Dems can replace her. When she is "only" 81 years old and "only" on her second bout of cancer and has "only" been serving on the Federal bench for 34 solid years.

    5) On her deathbed Ginsburg asks herself, "Oh shit, why did I listen to Sandra Dee O'Connor?"

    6) On her deathbed, she invents the "Dying Wish" article of the Constitution, asking for her replacement to be named 'after a new president is installed' (perhaps four years from now?)

    So while all the Lefties would like to pretend that Ginsburg was a brilliant woman - far smarter than that dumb goy Republican woman O'Connor - in the end the wily goy outwitted her, convincing her to hang on to her seat until it was too late.

    For all the criticisms Republicans have had for O'Connor over the years, in the end she not only handed off her seat to a Republicans, but she scored Ginsburg's seat for the Republicans, as well.

    Replies: @Jack d, @Art Deco

    O’Connor is an intelligent woman but not 5d chess intelligent enough to pull this off. The Occam’s Butterknife explanation for why she said that she was unhappy about retiring was that she was unhappy about retiring.

    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    @Jack d

    I guess the 5d chess explanation wasn’t entirely serious.

    , @AnonyOne
    @Jack d

    Well of course that was mostly tongue-in-cheek. But I wouldn’t entirely dismiss the possibility that O’Connor’s comments affected Ginsburg’s decision, whether that was her intent or not. And the possibility, however remote, that she may have intentionally said that to keep Ginsburg from retiring during Dem control is a possibility I don’t want to let go of.

  42. Like a stopped clock, even Правда was occasionally right. What was the world’s greatest jurisprudential mind to do with the remaining days of her life … play solitaire?

  43. Ginsburg hung on because she was female. Women are not raised to “Take One for The Team.” If she’d been a male, she would have retired when she got the hint from Obama. Women think in terms of themselves, not ‘Their Team.” It’s mainly a genetic thing.

  44. @DextersLabRat
    @Murray

    Trump's replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. Be careful what you wish for. Even the very wise cannot see every ending.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Travis, @RonaldB

    Even if Roe V Wade was overturned it would have little affect on the number of abortions. Most states would still keep abortion legal. About 25 states would maintain their current laws, 15 states would keep abortion mostly legal but add more restrictions and about 10 states would ban abortion (with exceptions for the life of the mother)In states that would ban abortion , women could go to another state. Overturning Roe v Wade will not have a significant impact on the black population. Immigration has a much greater impact on our demographics.

    • Agree: Coemgen
  45. Obama hinted that The RBG should retire? So there was one scandal in his two terms and the media missed it. How negligent of them.

  46. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Abolish_public_education

    Long-time Zero Hedge poster, "Looney", has this to say about SCOTUS:
    =================================================
    The Supreme Court can and should be replaced by a single Commodore-64 computer.

    All laws must be complied with, starting with judges, and NOT “interpreted”.

    In 1803, the Supremes simply decided (Marbury v. Madison) that, from that point on, they will be “interpreting” laws and the Constitution. Soon after that, the rest of the robe-wearying sċumbags – federal, state, and local – adopted the role of “interpreters”.

    That’s why at least half of all judges, from a lowly traffic court judge to the Chief Justice, have become ****īng activists trying to subvert the Constitution. Their “interpretations” are based on their political biases and nothing else.

    First of all, the Constitution doesn’t need to be interpreted – it is as clear as the Ten Commandments – it is supposed to keep the government off our backs. Those who don’t understand it should not be allowed to chase ambulances, let alone being judges.

    Second of all, any law (federal, state, or local) that leaves room for interpretation should not have become law in the first place.

    BTW… If/when the nine justices are kicked out and replaced by an old stand-alone computer, it can still be referred to as SCOTUS – the Supreme Commodore-64 Of The United States. ;-)

    Looney

    (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-nominate-judge-amy-coney-barrett-scotus-nyt)

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Servant of Gla'aki

    “Second of all, any law (federal, state, or local) that leaves room for interpretation should not have become law in the first place.”

    Poorly written laws are one of the biggest problems we face. When a law’s decision is appealed for years, all the way to the supreme court, and found unconstitutional, do all the people convicted under it get set free and compensated for their trouble? Just asking…

  47. RBG’s dying wish: the USA was constituted *precisely* to stop the SCOTUS from becoming self-perpetuating. Keeping the appointment of judges subject to the government of the day is a feature, not a bug.

  48. @AnonyOne
    @Art Deco


    O’Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband
     
    I have a theory about this.

    I've heard about O'Connor regretting her choice to retire so early, also. She was only 76 when she stepped down from SCOTUS. She is 90 and still kicking today.

    So:

    1) O'Connor retires when a Republican can replace her.

    2) O'Connor mentions her regrets about retiring too early to everyone, including her fellow Supreme Court justices.

    3) Ginsburg takes mental note of that.

    4) Ginsburg passes on the opportunity to step down when Dems can replace her. When she is "only" 81 years old and "only" on her second bout of cancer and has "only" been serving on the Federal bench for 34 solid years.

    5) On her deathbed Ginsburg asks herself, "Oh shit, why did I listen to Sandra Dee O'Connor?"

    6) On her deathbed, she invents the "Dying Wish" article of the Constitution, asking for her replacement to be named 'after a new president is installed' (perhaps four years from now?)

    So while all the Lefties would like to pretend that Ginsburg was a brilliant woman - far smarter than that dumb goy Republican woman O'Connor - in the end the wily goy outwitted her, convincing her to hang on to her seat until it was too late.

    For all the criticisms Republicans have had for O'Connor over the years, in the end she not only handed off her seat to a Republicans, but she scored Ginsburg's seat for the Republicans, as well.

    Replies: @Jack d, @Art Deco

    Imaginative. I rather like that idea.

    I can think of a different motive: she disliked her personally and felt like trolling her.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Art Deco

    RBG was notorious for interrupting Sandra Day during oral arguments when they were on the bench together. It's that sisterhood thing, or perhaps it was something else.

    What's "ironic" is that "studies show" that female justices are interrupted more often by colleagues than male justices are. Those studies never mention that it was RBG doing much of the interrupting.

  49. @Art Deco
    @AnonyOne

    Imaginative. I rather like that idea.

    I can think of a different motive: she disliked her personally and felt like trolling her.

    Replies: @anon

    RBG was notorious for interrupting Sandra Day during oral arguments when they were on the bench together. It’s that sisterhood thing, or perhaps it was something else.

    What’s “ironic” is that “studies show” that female justices are interrupted more often by colleagues than male justices are. Those studies never mention that it was RBG doing much of the interrupting.

  50. @Wilkey
    I can think of, broadly, three possible scenarios that went through Ginsburg’s head:

    1) She was power hungry and/or felt that she was irreplaceable.

    2) She liked her job, wanted to keep doing it, and disregarded the consequences of dying during Republican control. Perhaps because she felt that if our country was so brittle that it’s fate hinged on the appointment of a single Supreme Court justice, then maybe there is no saving it anyway.*

    3) She was stupid. Yes, stupid. In a great many ways I’m sure she was brilliant. But, like so many on the Left, she was stupid in the sense that while she could grasp a great number of complicated ideas, she sometimes couldn’t see what was right in front of her face (that alone should give anyone pause before blindly following the Left). In her case that, at 81, there was very little chance of her surviving a cancer diagnosis, and that she should hang it up (back in 2014) when she could be replaced by another leftist.

    * Of course, unfortunately, there is a very real chance that the fate of this nation does hinge on a single justice. Republicans/conservatives should have more reason to feel this way than leftists. The current trajectory of this country most assuredly favors the Left. The Supreme Court is one of the best chances we have to turn that around. But, thanks to demographic trends, leftists have a lot more reason to feel that that the future is theirs. I don’t think that future is quite what they want or expect but, superficially at least, they have the upper hand.

    And, finally, I have a confession to make. I prayed for Ginsburg’s death. I’m not an especially Godly man, but I prayed for her to die before the election. A weird confession to make, I know. Perhaps a horrifying one. But there you have it. The Hebrew Bible (aka, The Old Testament) has many an instance of God ordering the deaths of individuals, or even entire peoples. If you think what I just wrote was horrific, then go ask an observant Jew why they celebrate Passover.

    Replies: @Thomas, @anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    We have to grasp any straws we can. To extend your Old Testament analogy, we’re facing a seismic sea wave of biblical proportions. Or is it a flood? All I know is that we’ve been dispossessed of our Ark.

  51. “Control of the media is a wonderful weapon for Democrats, except when they shoot themselves in the foot, as they so often do.”

    Your arguments would get less tangled up if you would openly admit you pretend to take reasonable positions on certain topics. But that would require honest reflection, Mr. Sailer.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    As opposed to Corvinus, who would never openly admit to being reasonable on any topic.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  52. Trump is said to be about to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as Ginsburg’s replacement.

    The MSM has been pushing this really hard since yesterday. Posted last night and still up this morning, Drudge Report has even given her a big portrait with the headline:
    IT’S AMY.

    They seem too anxious for this now, like they don’t even want to consider the possibility of Barbara Lagoa. It’s like they are trying to force-meme the Amy nomination into being.

    I bet they have already selected the brick they are going to heave at Amy, and it is an especially jagged and nasty brick, and they cannot wait to get hurling.

  53. @Henry's Cat

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice with push-ups in front of her casket.
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-54302626

    What a plank!

    Replies: @polistra, @Father O'Hara, @reiner Tor, @RonaldB

  54. @Jack d
    @AnonyOne

    O'Connor is an intelligent woman but not 5d chess intelligent enough to pull this off. The Occam's Butterknife explanation for why she said that she was unhappy about retiring was that she was unhappy about retiring.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @AnonyOne

    I guess the 5d chess explanation wasn’t entirely serious.

  55. @Jack D
    @Cortes

    O'Connor regretted retiring to take care of her husband - she has publicly stated this. Soon after she retired she could no longer care from him at home and he was placed in a nursing home. There he forgot who she was and fell in love with another Alzheimer's patient who lived at the home (we know from Negroes that the sex drive doesn't require any higher intellectual functions - Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered). O'Connor had to tolerate this behavior because she knew that her husband was non compos mentis. And then he died and she was left with nothing to do even though she was still vigorous and in good health.

    Ginsburg knew this sad story (and by 2014 her own husband was dead) and she took it to heart.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Art Deco, @Father O'Hara, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Alzheimer patients often copulate with each other because their inhibitions are lowered”

    Sad and revolting. Rutting animals. Typically human. I Pray to Thee, Holy Asteroid, To Cleanse this Earth of Our Wicked Presence and Deliver Us Unto Kali’s Deliverance.

  56. @Roderick Spode

    Control of the media is a wonderful weapon for
     
    OK Sailer. Whatever you say. "Democrats," sure.

    Replies: @reiner Tor

    There are Democrats in the Republican Party, too. Though they usually tend to be Israel Firsters.

  57. @Corvinus
    "Control of the media is a wonderful weapon for Democrats, except when they shoot themselves in the foot, as they so often do."

    Your arguments would get less tangled up if you would openly admit you pretend to take reasonable positions on certain topics. But that would require honest reflection, Mr. Sailer.

    Replies: @Jack D

    As opposed to Corvinus, who would never openly admit to being reasonable on any topic.

    • Agree: res
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Jack D

    "As opposed to Corvinus, who would never openly admit to being reasonable on any topic".

    To the contrary, I am quite reasonable when I post on a wide range of issues. It's just that you choose not to NOTICE. Praytell, are you not part of the "tribe"? If yes, perhaps you ought to be more reflective of how your in-group is other than reasonable in a number of matters.

  58. @anon
    Really, the funniest thing about her refusal to retire is the way that, after that, they started pretending she was some kind of fitness fanatic with this punishing daily regimen. So we were treated to this spectacle where we could all see that this woman could barely sit upright and maintain consciousness, and all these idiots were pretending that she was doing one-armed push-ups every day.

    She was practically dying before our very eyes, but there were people out there so desperate to pretend that she made a smart move by not retiring that they actually bought this idea that this eighty-year-old cancer survivor was not only in perfect health, but was practically the next Jack LaLanne.

    I really feel like that phenomenon gave some insight into what it must have been like to live through the Soviet era.

    Replies: @Anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    Haha, I missed this, but just read up on it now. Her personal trainer was a black guy. Blacks are suited to be personal trainers, not elite law clerks, I suppose.

  59. @Anonymous
    Ruth should have retired the week after the Merrick Garland nomination stalled. Not only would it achieve the big objective of D.C. lawyer critters (preserving the ethnic composition of the court) it'd leave her Pioneer Hero #1 to lib yuppie women everywhere for a couple of decades after. Regardless of Obama's successor at least 1 female nominee was bound to get confirmed, at the next vacancy if not immediately per McConnell obstruction.

    Her final signature decision of her career ultimately became the near-stereotype of Woman Logic

    Replies: @Escher, @Neil Templeton, @Servant of Gla'aki

    Her final signature decision of her career ultimately became the near-stereotype of Woman Logic

    In the final analysis, RBG was just a normal Democrat ie. someone who was very surprised (and disappointed) when Trump prevailed in 2016. It was not a wise chance to take, but it’s not clear this mistake occurred because she’s a woman.

  60. @DextersLabRat
    @Murray

    Trump's replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. Be careful what you wish for. Even the very wise cannot see every ending.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Travis, @RonaldB

    “Trump’s replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. ”

    If you follow “The Jolly Heretic” on YouTube or BitChute, you’d know that abortions tend to lower the average IQ of a population, because the stupider ones are too stupid to plan for, or carry out, an abortion. You’d get far more mileage by cutting off public welfare for unmarried, unemployed women and their children. If they have children, let them beg for support to a private agency, which would insist on some sort of control on their behavior, possibly including sterilization.

    If Roe vs Wade were reversed, all it would mean is that abortions would be in the hands of state legislatures. States are required to have a balanced budget, and would feel the effects of more mouths even more keenly than the federal gov’t, which pulls money out of the air.

    In other words, there are serious remedies far more effective and probably more palatable than abortions.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @RonaldB


    If Roe vs Wade were reversed, all it would mean is that abortions would be in the hands of state legislatures. States are required to have a balanced budget, and would feel the effects of more mouths even more keenly than the federal gov’t, which pulls money out of the air.
     
    Therefore, states would tend to allow abortions?

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

  61. @Henry's Cat

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, has paid tribute to the late Supreme Court justice with push-ups in front of her casket.
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-54302626

    What a plank!

    Replies: @polistra, @Father O'Hara, @reiner Tor, @RonaldB

    I think it’s rather touching. I’m trying to figure a way to get my dogs admitted to my funeral. Whatever means the most to you ought to be at your funeral.

  62. @unit472
    I don't think the Democrats have ever nominated anyone to the SCOTUS who went 'rogue' on them. Had Republican presidents not been so easily bamboozled or eager to court the liberal media we would never have had Earl Warren, William Brennan, David Souter or John Roberts appointed. I have an uneasy feeling about Amy Barrett. What kind of woman adopts two Haitian children and what kind of husband would tolerate such a thing? My guess is her 'conservatism' is superficial and designed to put her in a position to reach the Scotus and once there she will flip flop and seek fame as a three letter female judge like RBG.

    Since being a woman won't win her any Democrat votes Trump should have found a reliable white male and rammed him down the Democrats gullet.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @RonaldB

    “Since being a woman won’t win her any Democrat votes Trump should have found a reliable white male…”

    Nominating a female wasn’t designed to win Democrat votes. It was designed to pull in cuck Republicans like Romney, Collins, and Murkowski.

  63. @Jack D
    @Corvinus

    As opposed to Corvinus, who would never openly admit to being reasonable on any topic.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “As opposed to Corvinus, who would never openly admit to being reasonable on any topic”.

    To the contrary, I am quite reasonable when I post on a wide range of issues. It’s just that you choose not to NOTICE. Praytell, are you not part of the “tribe”? If yes, perhaps you ought to be more reflective of how your in-group is other than reasonable in a number of matters.

  64. @Jack d
    @AnonyOne

    O'Connor is an intelligent woman but not 5d chess intelligent enough to pull this off. The Occam's Butterknife explanation for why she said that she was unhappy about retiring was that she was unhappy about retiring.

    Replies: @reiner Tor, @AnonyOne

    Well of course that was mostly tongue-in-cheek. But I wouldn’t entirely dismiss the possibility that O’Connor’s comments affected Ginsburg’s decision, whether that was her intent or not. And the possibility, however remote, that she may have intentionally said that to keep Ginsburg from retiring during Dem control is a possibility I don’t want to let go of.

  65. @Intelligent Dasein

    And, finally, I have a confession to make.
     
    There is no need to confess that. Praying for the death of ungodly princes and potentates is not only not a sin, it is a duty and a charitable good work---and one that far too few people answer to.

    There is a widespread, modern misunderstanding that religion (by which is meant almost exclusively Christianity) is all about some sort of generic nicey-niceness. The bald fact that this simply isn't true whatsoever just does not seem to compute for people today.

    Replies: @Old Palo Altan

    As I keep on insisting:

    “Kill them all, and God will find His own”.

  66. @Bard of Bumperstickers
    @Abolish_public_education

    Long-time Zero Hedge poster, "Looney", has this to say about SCOTUS:
    =================================================
    The Supreme Court can and should be replaced by a single Commodore-64 computer.

    All laws must be complied with, starting with judges, and NOT “interpreted”.

    In 1803, the Supremes simply decided (Marbury v. Madison) that, from that point on, they will be “interpreting” laws and the Constitution. Soon after that, the rest of the robe-wearying sċumbags – federal, state, and local – adopted the role of “interpreters”.

    That’s why at least half of all judges, from a lowly traffic court judge to the Chief Justice, have become ****īng activists trying to subvert the Constitution. Their “interpretations” are based on their political biases and nothing else.

    First of all, the Constitution doesn’t need to be interpreted – it is as clear as the Ten Commandments – it is supposed to keep the government off our backs. Those who don’t understand it should not be allowed to chase ambulances, let alone being judges.

    Second of all, any law (federal, state, or local) that leaves room for interpretation should not have become law in the first place.

    BTW… If/when the nine justices are kicked out and replaced by an old stand-alone computer, it can still be referred to as SCOTUS – the Supreme Commodore-64 Of The United States. ;-)

    Looney

    (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-nominate-judge-amy-coney-barrett-scotus-nyt)

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks, @Servant of Gla'aki

    All laws must be complied with, starting with judges, and NOT “interpreted”.

    All human language requires a degree of interpretation. There’s no clever way around that. We just need adequate judges. Which we won’t always get.

    Welcome to the Human condition….

  67. She wanted the first female president to appoint a female to replace her.

    She wanted this because this would be a transmission/creation of power that did not involve the “patriarchy,” and the woman who replaced her would owe no allegiance, gratitude, favors, or debt to any man, as no man would be involved in the process.

    Sheer hubris aside, this is the “logic” and “liberal principles” that guided this “great” woman….a selfish, self absorbed, arrogant identity politics obsessed goofball, no different than the millions squawking ineffectually on twitter.

    Never understood the respect people have for U.S. Govt members… Respect the power to hurt and kill you? Sure. Respect the actual people? Why? They are the worst sorts, and their actions reveal this every day.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @allahu akbar


    Sheer hubris aside, this is the “logic” and “liberal principles” that guided this “great” woman….a selfish, self absorbed, arrogant identity politics obsessed goofball
     
    Why do you have an issue with identity? Is identity not important?
    , @res
    @allahu akbar

    That might have been her thinking, but it is not true. There are the small matters of Senate confirmation and earlier appointments of the judge in question.

  68. Anonymous[390] • Disclaimer says:
    @RonaldB
    @DextersLabRat

    "Trump’s replacement may destroy the main bulwark against an expanding population of American blacks. "

    If you follow "The Jolly Heretic" on YouTube or BitChute, you'd know that abortions tend to lower the average IQ of a population, because the stupider ones are too stupid to plan for, or carry out, an abortion. You'd get far more mileage by cutting off public welfare for unmarried, unemployed women and their children. If they have children, let them beg for support to a private agency, which would insist on some sort of control on their behavior, possibly including sterilization.

    If Roe vs Wade were reversed, all it would mean is that abortions would be in the hands of state legislatures. States are required to have a balanced budget, and would feel the effects of more mouths even more keenly than the federal gov't, which pulls money out of the air.

    In other words, there are serious remedies far more effective and probably more palatable than abortions.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    If Roe vs Wade were reversed, all it would mean is that abortions would be in the hands of state legislatures. States are required to have a balanced budget, and would feel the effects of more mouths even more keenly than the federal gov’t, which pulls money out of the air.

    Therefore, states would tend to allow abortions?

    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Anonymous

    Most states would keep abortion legal. It was legal in California and other states prior to the Supreme Court passing legislation to mandate abortions in all states.

    A few states would outlaw abortion , with exceptions for health reasons. Probably 8 states would ban it , and this would have almost no impact on the number of abortions performed in the US. 86% of the abortions take place in 20 states.

    Replies: @Travis

  69. @Richard of Melbourne
    @Abolish_public_education

    The new, single-justice SCOTUS could be constituted by the (current) Duke of Cambridge, who in due time will become King of the United Kingdom (and a number of other realms, including Australia).

    Then, to avoid another vicious, destructive and frankly unseemly battle over a future confirmation, the Duke could be succeeded by his eldest son, and so on in perpetuity.

    And thus the American War of Independence could be neatly undone, to the joy of Dems, Antifas and all their friends on the left (provided all the worst leftist tendencies of the UK are brought across the Atlantic with him).

    Replies: @obvious

    The American War for Independence was literally founded and fought by Democrats, Liberals, Antifa and Leftists. It did make alliance with the Conservatoons and Trumptards of the South, which was expedient for both sides: the Yankees gained independence and the Confederates kept their slaves.

    Eventually the South had to be dealt with, later on. It just goes to show there was no real point in the American Revolution, except to assert independence out of national pride. The Revolutionary War could have ended by 1778, except the Americans kept trying to invade Canada.

    All a big mistake, please take us back and send peacekeeping troops.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @obvious

    The American War for Independence was literally founded and fought by Democrats, Liberals, Antifa and Leftists.

    The term 'literally' doesn't mean what you fancy it means.



    It just goes to show there was no real point in the American Revolution,

    Did it ever occur to you that you don't understand what's meant by the term 'real' either?

    , @Anonymous
    @obvious


    Eventually the South had to be dealt with, later on.
     
    The South was fine. It didn’t “have to be dealt with.”
  70. @obvious
    @Richard of Melbourne

    The American War for Independence was literally founded and fought by Democrats, Liberals, Antifa and Leftists. It did make alliance with the Conservatoons and Trumptards of the South, which was expedient for both sides: the Yankees gained independence and the Confederates kept their slaves.

    Eventually the South had to be dealt with, later on. It just goes to show there was no real point in the American Revolution, except to assert independence out of national pride. The Revolutionary War could have ended by 1778, except the Americans kept trying to invade Canada.

    All a big mistake, please take us back and send peacekeeping troops.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Anonymous

    The American War for Independence was literally founded and fought by Democrats, Liberals, Antifa and Leftists.

    The term ‘literally’ doesn’t mean what you fancy it means.

    It just goes to show there was no real point in the American Revolution,

    Did it ever occur to you that you don’t understand what’s meant by the term ‘real’ either?

  71. @Barnard
    @Steve Sailer

    A lot of Democrats opposed abortion when JFK nominated White. He didn't become a consistent vote for conservatives and let Bill Clinton nominate his replacement ensuring a liberal would take his place. That isn't even close to what Souter or Warren did.

    Replies: @Matt Buckalew

    James Byrnes would have but he left the court after a brief time to take up some role in the war effort. Ended up Secretary of State and then in perhaps the strangest post State role he was governor of one of the southern states I think Georgia or South Carolina. If Byrnes had stayed on the court he would have likely been its most conservative member by 1950 and no one would have come close until Rehnquist.

  72. @allahu akbar
    She wanted the first female president to appoint a female to replace her.

    She wanted this because this would be a transmission/creation of power that did not involve the "patriarchy," and the woman who replaced her would owe no allegiance, gratitude, favors, or debt to any man, as no man would be involved in the process.

    Sheer hubris aside, this is the "logic" and "liberal principles" that guided this "great" woman....a selfish, self absorbed, arrogant identity politics obsessed goofball, no different than the millions squawking ineffectually on twitter.

    Never understood the respect people have for U.S. Govt members... Respect the power to hurt and kill you? Sure. Respect the actual people? Why? They are the worst sorts, and their actions reveal this every day.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @res

    Sheer hubris aside, this is the “logic” and “liberal principles” that guided this “great” woman….a selfish, self absorbed, arrogant identity politics obsessed goofball

    Why do you have an issue with identity? Is identity not important?

  73. @obvious
    @Richard of Melbourne

    The American War for Independence was literally founded and fought by Democrats, Liberals, Antifa and Leftists. It did make alliance with the Conservatoons and Trumptards of the South, which was expedient for both sides: the Yankees gained independence and the Confederates kept their slaves.

    Eventually the South had to be dealt with, later on. It just goes to show there was no real point in the American Revolution, except to assert independence out of national pride. The Revolutionary War could have ended by 1778, except the Americans kept trying to invade Canada.

    All a big mistake, please take us back and send peacekeeping troops.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Anonymous

    Eventually the South had to be dealt with, later on.

    The South was fine. It didn’t “have to be dealt with.”

  74. @Anonymous
    @RonaldB


    If Roe vs Wade were reversed, all it would mean is that abortions would be in the hands of state legislatures. States are required to have a balanced budget, and would feel the effects of more mouths even more keenly than the federal gov’t, which pulls money out of the air.
     
    Therefore, states would tend to allow abortions?

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    Most states would keep abortion legal. It was legal in California and other states prior to the Supreme Court passing legislation to mandate abortions in all states.

    A few states would outlaw abortion , with exceptions for health reasons. Probably 8 states would ban it , and this would have almost no impact on the number of abortions performed in the US. 86% of the abortions take place in 20 states.

    • Replies: @Travis
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    True. In 1971, for example, abortion on demand was available in Alaska, California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, New York, and Washington. 87 percent of the 480,259 reported legal abortions in the U.S. were performed in these jurisdictions in 1971. While in many other states abortions could be obtained if the mothers health was at risk.

    In Pennsylvania abortions were lawful if continuing the pregnancy would negatively affect the physical or mental health of the mother. Thus abortionists in Philadelphia advertised their services openly and on mother day they bused in pregnant women for free abortions to promote their clinic. Film crews from several news stations covered the event. A Philadelphia doctor who offered to perform abortions on 15 poor women, each between four and six months pregnant, who were bused to the Philadelphia clinic from Chicago on Mother’s Day 1972. Gosnell told a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter in October 1971: "as a physician, I am very concerned about the sanctity of life. But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for women who want and need them"

    What the women didn’t know was that they were guinea pigs for a device Karman had invented, which he called the “super coil.” The Inquirer reported the results of this human experimentation as follows:The Philadelphia Department of Public Health subsequently did an investigation that detailed serious complications suffered by nine of the 15 women, including one who needed a hysterectomy. nobody was prosecuted. Neither did the doctor lose his license to practice. He was eventually convicted of murder and manslaughter 40 years later when a patient of his died

  75. Graveyards are also full of vampires and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Though not for long.

  76. @allahu akbar
    She wanted the first female president to appoint a female to replace her.

    She wanted this because this would be a transmission/creation of power that did not involve the "patriarchy," and the woman who replaced her would owe no allegiance, gratitude, favors, or debt to any man, as no man would be involved in the process.

    Sheer hubris aside, this is the "logic" and "liberal principles" that guided this "great" woman....a selfish, self absorbed, arrogant identity politics obsessed goofball, no different than the millions squawking ineffectually on twitter.

    Never understood the respect people have for U.S. Govt members... Respect the power to hurt and kill you? Sure. Respect the actual people? Why? They are the worst sorts, and their actions reveal this every day.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @res

    That might have been her thinking, but it is not true. There are the small matters of Senate confirmation and earlier appointments of the judge in question.

  77. Graveyards are full of women who were supposed to win, but they got schlonged.

    • LOL: Old Prude
  78. @Wilkey
    I can think of, broadly, three possible scenarios that went through Ginsburg’s head:

    1) She was power hungry and/or felt that she was irreplaceable.

    2) She liked her job, wanted to keep doing it, and disregarded the consequences of dying during Republican control. Perhaps because she felt that if our country was so brittle that it’s fate hinged on the appointment of a single Supreme Court justice, then maybe there is no saving it anyway.*

    3) She was stupid. Yes, stupid. In a great many ways I’m sure she was brilliant. But, like so many on the Left, she was stupid in the sense that while she could grasp a great number of complicated ideas, she sometimes couldn’t see what was right in front of her face (that alone should give anyone pause before blindly following the Left). In her case that, at 81, there was very little chance of her surviving a cancer diagnosis, and that she should hang it up (back in 2014) when she could be replaced by another leftist.

    * Of course, unfortunately, there is a very real chance that the fate of this nation does hinge on a single justice. Republicans/conservatives should have more reason to feel this way than leftists. The current trajectory of this country most assuredly favors the Left. The Supreme Court is one of the best chances we have to turn that around. But, thanks to demographic trends, leftists have a lot more reason to feel that that the future is theirs. I don’t think that future is quite what they want or expect but, superficially at least, they have the upper hand.

    And, finally, I have a confession to make. I prayed for Ginsburg’s death. I’m not an especially Godly man, but I prayed for her to die before the election. A weird confession to make, I know. Perhaps a horrifying one. But there you have it. The Hebrew Bible (aka, The Old Testament) has many an instance of God ordering the deaths of individuals, or even entire peoples. If you think what I just wrote was horrific, then go ask an observant Jew why they celebrate Passover.

    Replies: @Thomas, @anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    The Imprecatory Psalms specifically call for the demise of God’s enemies, so it’s a well-established principle. Of course one has to actually think that the target is not merely a personal annoyance.

  79. @anon
    Really, the funniest thing about her refusal to retire is the way that, after that, they started pretending she was some kind of fitness fanatic with this punishing daily regimen. So we were treated to this spectacle where we could all see that this woman could barely sit upright and maintain consciousness, and all these idiots were pretending that she was doing one-armed push-ups every day.

    She was practically dying before our very eyes, but there were people out there so desperate to pretend that she made a smart move by not retiring that they actually bought this idea that this eighty-year-old cancer survivor was not only in perfect health, but was practically the next Jack LaLanne.

    I really feel like that phenomenon gave some insight into what it must have been like to live through the Soviet era.

    Replies: @Anon, @Mike_from_SGV

    She had looked like a corpse in recent years.

  80. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @Anonymous

    Most states would keep abortion legal. It was legal in California and other states prior to the Supreme Court passing legislation to mandate abortions in all states.

    A few states would outlaw abortion , with exceptions for health reasons. Probably 8 states would ban it , and this would have almost no impact on the number of abortions performed in the US. 86% of the abortions take place in 20 states.

    Replies: @Travis

    True. In 1971, for example, abortion on demand was available in Alaska, California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, New York, and Washington. 87 percent of the 480,259 reported legal abortions in the U.S. were performed in these jurisdictions in 1971. While in many other states abortions could be obtained if the mothers health was at risk.

    In Pennsylvania abortions were lawful if continuing the pregnancy would negatively affect the physical or mental health of the mother. Thus abortionists in Philadelphia advertised their services openly and on mother day they bused in pregnant women for free abortions to promote their clinic. Film crews from several news stations covered the event. A Philadelphia doctor who offered to perform abortions on 15 poor women, each between four and six months pregnant, who were bused to the Philadelphia clinic from Chicago on Mother’s Day 1972. Gosnell told a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter in October 1971: “as a physician, I am very concerned about the sanctity of life. But it is for this precise reason that I provide abortions for women who want and need them”

    What the women didn’t know was that they were guinea pigs for a device Karman had invented, which he called the “super coil.” The Inquirer reported the results of this human experimentation as follows:The Philadelphia Department of Public Health subsequently did an investigation that detailed serious complications suffered by nine of the 15 women, including one who needed a hysterectomy. nobody was prosecuted. Neither did the doctor lose his license to practice. He was eventually convicted of murder and manslaughter 40 years later when a patient of his died

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