There's always more or less than meets the eye
I do believe God is up there in the sky wearing a red MAGA hat and cheering on Team Trump, because our side can't seem to catch a break. The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg is another major blow that further clouds the 2020 campaign and places our democracy at even greater risk. It remains to be seen if nominee Ivanka can fill Justice Ginsburg's mighty shoes.
Shady, the bad news first (via CNN):"Trump wants to move ‘without delay’ to replace Ginsburg, setting up epic Supreme Court fight before election"Now some good news (via the Huffington Post):"Democratic Donations Dramatically Shoot Up Following Death Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg"The guess here (via Shadow of a Doubt) is the more execrable Trump's Supreme Court pick, the more galvanized the Democratic base. Of course, given their fondness for execrable people in positions of power, the Republican base may very well be galvanized, too. Either way, it promises to be one interesting election.In the meantime, RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Good one, Kirk!
Thank you, Debra
Hello Kirk, I of course admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg enormously on a number of levels, but what rotten timing!--Jim
Jim, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been in poor health for some time now. Suppose she had died a year ago? Trump probably would have nominated some fascist to replace her (William Barr is one possibility), there would have been a contentious Senate hearing, the fascist would have been approved anyway, and we all would have forgotten about it by now (except those negatively affected by the fascist's votes on the Court.) Instead, it's a campaign issue, as it should be. The whole thing is political.
2020 strikes again.
Mike, is there a three strikes rule for years?
From what I understand she has been a very high achiever and progressive person but I am a little puzzled about how much publicity her unfortunate death has received here. Very few would know of her.
Andrew, do you mean in Australia? Is the upcoming United States presidential election getting a lot of coverage in your country? If so, then Ginsburg's demise adds a new wrinkle to the whole thing. There's now a vacancy on the Supreme Court that Trump gets to fill, with the advice and consent of a Republican (Trump's party at the moment) Senate. All this is happening about six weeks before the election, and, as I told Jim, will most likely be an issue in the election. Had Ginsburg died a year ago, it still would have been a big deal over here (as Supreme Court justices are appointed for life) but, I don't think, wouldn't have attracted as much attention where you are.
Hi, it's JM. I am not sure why my site caused a breach. For that I apologize. So when I'm here, I will just use the anonymous posting. I will hope that others who visit my blog haven't been breached.I am saddened by RBG's passing. She is truly an icon of how people should think. I have often wondered what life would have been like had she not started such thought movement.JM
JM, I like the idea of being able to link to other web sites in the comment section. Plus, I like to be able read people who are reading me. With that in mind, I went to a comment you left on Going Gently, and again clicked on your name. I got the Blogger profile page, and from there I clicked on "My Web Page". Once again it took me to your blog. I started reading through the first sentence when I was once again interrupted. However, this time there was no loud beeping sound (which I admit rattled me the first time around) just a page that was telling me the McAfee antiviral protection was about to run out. Apparently, I can't read your blog until I do whatever McAfee wants me to do and that seems a bit risky.JM, I think it's safe for you to leave a comment without going the anonymous route, as you have on Going Gently and other blogs where I've seen your comments. I just can't return the favor of reading your blog, and I regret that.As for RBG, I've seen some comparisons to Thurgood Marshall, whose greatest legal achievements occurred BEFORE he joined the Supreme Court, when he was an attorney for the NAACP. In Ginsburg's case, she worked many years for the ACLU, and argued, and won, many cases for them the before the Court.
She was a truly extraordinary person. Her achievements and the examples that she set really cannot be described in just a sentence or two. Sadly, the person who follows her may be someone who contributes to the undoing of some good things.
Undoubtedly, Brian. Honestly, I have to question the wisdom of giving those people jobs for life.
In order to keep the hucksters, humbugs, scoundrels, psychos, morons, and last but not least, artificial intelligentsia at bay, I have decided to turn on comment moderation. On the plus side, I've gotten rid of the word verification.