Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the worst possible moment, because she might well have cast the tie-breaking vote when the Supreme Court decides whether our nation's highest legal standards rest on the Constitution or on a dying person's "most fervent wish."
Certainly, there's no debate amongst those on the Left: a "most fervent wish" or "final wish" wins every single time and takes precedence over all other legal considerations as long as the decedent wasn't a conservative who was, by definition, hellbound.
But if we accept this as precedent, surely more needs to be done to formalize and codify fervent last wishes. Sure, Ginsburg's granddaughter claims that the late Justice's most fervent wish was to not let Trump pick her replacement, but how do we know with certainty that RBG's real final, most fervent wish wasn't just to "break me off a piece of that KitKat bar?"
For that reason, it strikes us as important that all fervent final wishes be entered onto a pre-need 1040-FFW form, notarized, and recorded with the appropriate government office to expedite eventual enforcement. Indeed, filling out the 1040-FFW form should become a crucial component of every family's estate planning.
How else can we ensure that final fervent wishes are honored, such as Nancy Pelosi's wish to make Botox free for elected officials, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's wish that someone would finally clarify the difference between an ass and an elbow, Wilford Brimley's fervent final wish that we all eat a lot more oatmeal, Hillary Clinton's wish that a movie be made in which she is depicted as ruling Wakanda under the name "The Black Pantsuit," or Joe Biden's wish that Alaska and Hawaii will someday be made U.S. states?
Of course, some wishes - even those properly filed and notarized - will be difficult to execute, such as George Floyd's fervent final wish that he hadn't taken a lethal dose of fentanyl. Is such a wish even actionable? We won't know until a decision is issued by a fully-staffed Supreme Court... hopefully long before November.
Ms. Ginsburg was slurring her words a bit at the end. What she actually said, was her most fermented wish...Clan MacGregor!
My wife always has something funny to say when some things happen. I woke up Sat. Morn and she said ol RBG kicked the bucket. Then she told me about the granddaughters wish as she rolled her eyes. A moment of silence and then the words, “maybe someone needs to tell her the US Gov. doesn’t do that Make A Wish thingy”. Coffee spewed all over me and my chair. Keeps me hopping.
Clinton ruling Wakanda under the name "The Black Pantsuit"...
I was in bed already with the lights out when that one hit me, Stilt! Just had to wake up the computer to respond...
RBG's bucket list wish? Tampa Bay and New England covering the line in the Super Bowl with T.B. edging out the Belichek Bombers for the win.......
Actually, RBG's final wish was for someone to stop smothering her with that pillow...
Does any cogent being really believe the nattering nabobs that's what was said?
Requires a YUGE disbelieve, even I have more respect for the dead witch than that.
Today’s column exemplifies the reason I wait for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with devilish glee. Honestly, Stilt, you should be nominated for the Pulitzer for politics.
Speaking of fervent wishes.... If you al haven't yet viewed this gem....
Wonder if her insurer is Farmer's ?
I am reminded of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon where Elmer Fudd is having Bugs shot by a firing squad and asks Bugs if he has any last wishes. Bugs response; "I wish, I wish, I wish I was in Dixie, hoo ray, hoo ray......". Maybe they will amend the Constitution to make anyone's last, fervent wish law. Won't that be a hoot. Now that tune is going to be in my gourd for a couple of days ..... Hoo ray, hoo ray.......
It's one of those things that will never be known. What is known is the liberals believe it was her last wish, and the conservatives believe the liberals should be beaten for their stupidity.
It is a fully fitting tribute that the reported RBG's dying wish would continue her unconstitutional meddlings.
Really thinking her dying wish was "oh I hope that feeling of the floor dropping out from under me isn't too significant.."
While admirably feisty she had neither respect for our constitution, nor any illusions or shame that she was playing unelected politics rather than anything to do with law.
No clan McGregor should be spilled for her, unless it passes through our bowls first.
I morn her passing as a fellow human, while bemoaning her narcissism & legal deviancy.
She has already stood before her Maker and proposed a plea bargain to absolve her of the crime of mass murder. I feel bile rise in the back of my throat at the mention of her name. I hope God is more merciful than I would be. As for final wishes, sh*t in one hand and wish in the other and see which fills up first.
I hope she and John McCain have a grand old time together.
Someone said the less than a quarter mile visibility we are enduring here in what should be normally crystal clear air country is from smoke due to wildfires in Mexifornia. I believe it is smoke due the the gates of Hell being opened wide to welcome RBG to her reward.
Some people I just cannot feel any sympathy or generosity towards.
Some clever person needs to create the 1040FFW form so we can disseminate it to the general public.
RBG's passing is just another part of the example that 2020 proves that God has a sense of humor. Unfortunately for us it's very twisted and macabre (somewhat like someone else I enjoy.) He's laughing his ass off at us, giggling as he prepares the REAL October surprise. It's kind of like stirring a fire ant mound. Time to stock up on booze and ammo. WAIT! All the stores have run out of ammo. More booze then?
If it really was her wish to be replaced when there was a new President, she should have retired in 2017.
Just another example of how feral the left has become. Progressives who have been whining about Trump and a "Constitutional crisis" are now acting as though hearsay is somehow a legal mandate for upending what the Constitution literally says. Oh, and these same people who once warned us that Trump might try to pack the Supreme Court FDR style are now literally promising to pack the Supreme Court FDR style.
And why the hearsay? If RBG was of sound mind as the left has been proclaiming for the last year, she had literally months to put such a proclamation in her own writing, which clearly she never did because had she done so it would have been on the front page of every Progressive paper in the nation, which is pretty much all of them.
Of course, the answer is because even if she had such feelings, she never would say such a thing because even though she may have been a far-left Progressive, she wasn't an idiot. Shame on her relatives for making her sound like one.
Having witnessed the last days of my mother, brother and a beloved aunt, I can assure you they were virtually in a coma and not saying anything, much less suspect last wishes. Of course, the left has pounced on this as a reason for Trump to disavow his constitutional duties. Frankly, I am enjoying the hair-on-fire behavior of these idiots. They are like a desperate wild animal caught in a trap because they know Trump has the upper hand and they have zero dirty tricks to fight him. It's especially egregious to them that he will replace their queen of left-wing politics. There's not enough popcorn for this and the upcoming debate.
@Shelly, for roughly a generation or so now, anything that could have happened is justification enough for a Progressive in pushing forward with their agenda. (The Dan Rather standard)
And as for their dirty tricks, they may have animated the rabid end of their constituency but have disgusted everyone else. Another big reason to legalize the voting of criminals and 16-year-olds.
"How else can we ensure that final fervent wishes are honored, such as ... Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's wish that someone would finally clarify the difference between an ass and an elbow..."
You do realize that to clarify it in terms AOC would understand would require pictures and words of one syllable or fewer, don't you?
But then again, she'd be dead by then, if it were the posthumous granting of a final wish.
@M. Mitchell Marmel: "Too dark" is what RBG was really mumbling from under that pillow. As in: "Where's that light I keep hearing about for me to go into?"
@Fish Out of Water: That link made it worthwhile to get diverted to the Twits to watch. Love the change-around of fingers as she spotted the cops behind her...
@Rastapopoulos: If you'd drink your Clan MacGregor from a glass/mug/mason jar instead of a bowl, you could pass it on to Ruthie from your bladder. Still, kudos for providing a CMG cocktail concept!
@John the Econ: "...these same people who once warned us that Trump might try to pack the Supreme Court FDR style are now literally promising to pack the Supreme Court FDR style." In fact, FDR’s attempt to pack the court was not successful, except as a threat to the existing bench. As I suspect this pack-the-Court campaign promise is.
Don't forget that FDR's threat/attempt to pack the Court ended with the capitulation of the Court. So I guess it worked out for FDR. Unfortunately for us, every Demo_Rat President since LBJ has thought he was the reincarnation of FDR and has acted accordingly.
As I said Monday, "Apparently, AOC thinks a dying wish carries some kind of Constitutional authority." It seems RBG's granddaughter thinks the same thing. Someone has to hand her a copy of the Constitution and ask her to point out the Article in it that makes that 1040FFW carry any weight.
I wish McD's would honor Dying Wish #2. I always miss McRib season, and it's my favorite thing on the McD's menu. Unleash the McRib! Do it for Ruth!
The McRib concept was developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food Science Department in the 1970s. I vaguely remember doing a story about it and its developer for the student newspaper, The Daily Nebraskan.
So Velveeta, you may be able to answer the age old question. Is there actual meat in that thing? Not that it matters... just curious.
@Colby. As I remember, it involved pureeing the meat and then forming it into shapes with some kind of binder, although don't hold me to that. I only ever tried eating one once. Although I usually have an iron stomach, that thing gave me indigestion.
Huh, I thought RBG filled out the WD40-SF (short form) just before she died so her slide to hell would be smoother...
It should not be lost on anyone that Clara Spera is just referred to as "RGB's Grandaughter", maybe hoping invoke images of some innocent little girl at her dying grannies knee; instead of more accurately describing who & what Ms.Spera is. Look it up; it's not surprising.
Both the Democrats and the media are bunch of foolish jackals to think, hope, or depend upon this (True or Not) having any real significance. They know better.
@Pat Cummings " If you'd drink your Clan MacGregor from a glass/mug/mason jar instead of a bowl, you could pass it on to Ruthie from your bladder. Still, kudos for providing a CMG cocktail concept!"
I need to explain why I suggested "No clan McGregor should be spilled for her, unless it passes through our bowls first." as drinking Clan McGregor would entail later point a bit of precious anatomy at Ruth, while passing the Clan on via the alimentary passage was poetically more fitting.
RBG's actual dying wish was for a pack of Virginia Slims and a banana/mango smoothie.
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