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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized

    As reported by Fox News:

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for chills and fever, Supreme Court says
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday night after experiencing chills and a fever, the Supreme Court said Saturday night.

    Ginsburg, 86, was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., before being transferred to Johns Hopkins for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection, the Supreme Court said in a press release.

    Her symptoms have abated after intravenous antibiotics and fluids and she is expected to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning, according to the release.

    Ginsburg has suffered a number of hospital stints recently.

    She missed oral arguments before the high court on Nov. 13 -- which she almost never does -- due to a stomach bug.

    Ginsburg has also had two separate bouts with cancer in the past year. Her recovery from lung cancer caused her to miss court sessions in January, her first time doing so in her quarter-century as a justice.
    I'm not sure I'll even be able to read the news now without earplugs.
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    Well, she should retire and Democrats would say the exact same if a Republican Judge had the same health issues.

    God love her but it's time to hang it up.

    There's no shame in just retiring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Well, she should retire and Democrats would say the exact same if a Republican Judge had the same health issues.

    God love her but it's time to hang it up.

    There's no shame in just retiring.
    She may be like a couple of oldsters I've known, who believe if they stop working they'll die.
    "Senator Warren is a gifted storyteller." —New York Times.

    "I think you called me a liar on national TV." —Elizabeth Warren. "Well, duh." —Bernie Sanders, shoulda said.

    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    Heard this a few minutes ago. Press release by the SC said she could be released "as early as" tomorrow. That might just be an optimistic face, but I think that we all should have learned by now not to underestimate her health and ability to rebound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Heard this a few minutes ago. Press release by the SC said she could be released "as early as" tomorrow. That might just be an optimistic face, but I think that we all should have learned by now not to underestimate her health and ability to rebound.
    True enough. Nor should we fail to appreciate how the medical arts have improved even in recent years.*

    But given her age and health history, "chills and a fever" is a serious concern. It seems so often a person wil be coping well with some major conditions, and then some opportunistic infection swoops in and takes them away.

    I think Gingersnap is right, but I don't expect it will happen.

    *Government management, "Medicare for all," for example, will bring that to a halt.
    Last edited by Newman; Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at 7:51 AM.
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    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    She may be like a couple of oldsters I've known, who believe if they stop working they'll die.
    Or that the walls will crumble where they worked if they leave. Probably more accurate in this case since she would be replaced by a President Trump nominee either before or after the 2020 election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    God love her but it's time to hang it up.

    There's no shame in just retiring.
    Nope. She'll "die in office". Attention and what all.
    Huge funeral and what all.

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    I doubt she's hanging in there for the attention. I'm sure if there was a D president she would consider retiring more so than she is now. But I also think that her work, rightfully, somewhat defines her. I can understand and respect that. She's accomplished what few others have. It's hard to turn your back on that. She's one of only 102 people to have attained that goal; and one of only 4 women to have done so. It's an incredible accomplishment. Only the most passionate and driven about the law (and talented) could attain that goal.
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    Even twenty years ago, when Al Gore was campaigning and said in his best OMG voice, "Think of the Supreme Court!!" Democrats were concerned that she be replaced by a Democratic president.

    I agree with Phillygirl, I think she just wants to continue. Which is fine. She's hardly the first to work well past her prime.

    I do suspect Frostbit is right, that she's touched a bit with thinking, "the walls will crumble where they worked if they leave." That's common enough.
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    "I think you called me a liar on national TV." —Elizabeth Warren. "Well, duh." —Bernie Sanders, shoulda said.

    "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.

    “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.

    "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    skip ahead to 4:08

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