February 17, 2015

Justice Ginsburg gently corrects those who heard her previous remark as a confession of drunkenness at the SOTU.

"Oh — what I meant was that I had a glass of wine with dinner... And that on top of having stayed up all night. I was writing something.... [My] pen was hot."

Sometimes, Justice Ginsburg has just been working so hard and long that she conks out. You would have conked out long before, no doubt. She stayed up all night — and she worked all the previous day, through the night and through the day of the long, boring speech — and she was sitting in a comfortable chair and not able to stretch or fidget.

She tells us that in the old days, Justice David Souter sat next to her and "he was sensitive to my, well, he couldn’t, he could sense when I was beginning — my head was beginning to lower. So he would give me a pinch."

Now that the dear, sweet, sensitive David is gone, she's got to sit between Justices Breyer and Kennedy, and they just don't know how to minister to her precise needs the way David did. They are "reluctant." They may give her "a little jab, but it wasn’t enough."

The jabs of Breyer and Kennedy cannot replace the pinches of Souter.

BY THE WAY: I got it right the first time.

35 comments:

Laslo Spatula said...

David was very understanding of my needs. He knew when I needed to be pinched, he intuitively sensed when what I really needed was a frisky tickle: oh, how I would giggle like a little schoolgirl.

During long nights at the office he was always sensitive to when I needed an 'over-the-robe' rub versus an 'under-the-robe' rub: he just knew.

He had amazing fingers, dear David, like Lionel Ritchie in that 'blind girl' music video.

I deeply regret not having the opportunity to suck his cock one last time.


I am Laslo.

Skipper said...

Our nation is in the finest hands.

Meade said...

50 Shades of Laslo

Fandor said...

Ginsburg needs to wake up all right!
She really needs a kick in the ass!

surfed said...

Once a girl, always a girl.

Curious George said...

Just don't die. Yet.

BarrySanders20 said...

I like that little old lady.

Laslo Spatula said...

"50 Shades of Laslo"

There is plenty of Ego and Super-Ego on display at Althouse.

Sometimes I put it upon myself to bring the Id.


I am Laslo.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Justice Ginsburg gently corrects the head from the body of the fetus if it has the potential to be from the populations we want less of.

You know who.

Blacks. She gently leads the cheer for millions of black deaths.

Thank God for the admissions systems at the Ivy leagues, otherwise we would all be fucked like http://superscholar.org/interviews/christopher-michael-langan/ talks about.

Without that Ivy credential I doubt the proles would be so gung-ho on killing so many blacks so often and so efficiently.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

At the time the never-married Souter was on the Court, Ginsburg was married. Now she is a widow.

A bachelor can pinch a married woman, but a married man can't pinch a widow.

tim maguire said...

She "corrects" the people who interpreted her statement about not being 100% sober to mean that she was some percent not sober?

I don't think "corrects" is the right word here.

Ann Althouse said...

I wonder how soon the talk of her needing to resign will begin. Spring is near, the end of the term looms. People will be thinking this is Obama's last chance to do a nomination.

And yet, the GOP controls the Senate, so maybe they will leave her alone.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

A line from 50 Shades, before we walked out after about 90 minutes, was "most of the fear is in your head."

I had to wonder for a while where else fear would be. Signs of fear, sure sure, not in your head, but the fear itself?

It's, Cranberry-like, in your head, in your head.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

It seems to me retirement talk would resume, not begin.

And perhaps being in the news, especially sleeping, is a way to get the talk resuming.

traditionalguy said...

The volumn of the O-woo-woo stories over the weekend about a drunken Supreme Court Justice at a scared State of the Union speech reminded me again how little intelligence there is left in the news media.

She is hanging in there to block the Jew hating Obama's tricks. So the government media must feel free to ridicule her.

Bob Boyd said...

Anyone could be forgiven for falling asleep during an Obama speech.
Its like the buzzer on your oven timer won't shut off only its lying and your food is burnt.

Todd said...

It is a thin line between "assistance" and "sexual harassment"...

EDH said...

Ginsburg should quote Althouse:

"Everyone who touched my little evanescent creation was delighted."

Chuck said...

I am very much interested in all of the attention being paid to the "State of the Union" part of the story.

Every time I hear someone doing commentary about this affair, it is always laughingly mentioned that nobody can stay awake through a State of the Union speech.

Indeed, the last SOTU speech by Obama was leaden. But the remarkable fact about Justice Ginsburg is that she's been observed dozing during oral arguments. It isn't just another humorous anecdote about "State of the Union" pageantry and foolishness.

And do be assured that if Justice Scalia or Justice Thomas fell asleep in public, the coverage would not be so amusing.

Smilin' Jack said...

I wonder how soon the talk of her needing to resign will begin.

Nonsense. So she dozes through SC meetings, so what? Hell, Thomas is practically catatonic. It's not like they're doing anything important.

Bricap said...

Ann Althouse said...

And yet, the GOP controls the Senate, so maybe they will leave her alone.

I think the calculus for the Dems didn't change much. Before, a nomination gets out of the Judiciary Committee and faces a virtually guaranteed filibuster, and now it just doesn't get out of the Judiciary Committee.

Big Mike said...

I thought we guys weren't supposed to pinch females?

David said...

She can snooze all she wants, as long as she stays in office through 2017.

rehajm said...

Nobody expects to pull off a full Thurgood.

robother said...

Nodding off to the sound of a droning professor, from a glass of wine the day after an amphetamine-fueled all nighter. We've all been there, RBG.

Curious George said...

"ricap said...
I think the calculus for the Dems didn't change much. Before, a nomination gets out of the Judiciary Committee and faces a virtually guaranteed filibuster, and now it just doesn't get out of the Judiciary Committee."

LOL Because Harry Reid would never change the Senate rules for SCOTUS nominees like he did for other Federal judges.

Fernandinande said...

Government Lawyers Gone Wild.

Laura said...

Wouldn't pinching a female justice after she has imbibed alcohol be properly termed sexual assault?

Mick said...

The old Left Wing hag shouldn't be on the SCOTUS bench to begin with

DanTheMan said...

>>A bachelor can pinch a married woman, but a married man can't pinch a widow.


Wasn't that a 5-4 decision?

mikee said...

I sincerely hope that in the first term of a Walker presidency, the Republicans can nominate and confirm the equivalent conservative version of Justice Ginsburg. She was the ACLU counsel, wasn't she?

Maybe an NRA board member, other than Ted Nugent, who is too old, or Bill Whittle, or a feisty young circuit judge who will remain ultra conservative on the court for 40 years.

Why not? We won in 2010, 2012, 2014 in the Legislature and will win the presidency in 2016. And winning means we get to do exactly what we want, right?

EMD said...

I'm amazed that the court gets along so well.

They have their ideological differences, but do not seem blinded by them in their conduct with one another.

EMD said...

Laslo is here to bring the Id.

I'm here to bring the idiot.

C R Krieger said...

I have sympathy for the Justice.  I was once deputy for some principle and would go to meetings for him, where I was tagged "The Designated Sleeper".

I have a good sense of humor about myself, I think.

Maybe I had some undiagnosed disease.

Regards  —  Cliff

Blue@9 said...

I'm amazed that the court gets along so well.

Why? Ginsberg's best friend on the court is Scalia.

Frankly, I'm disturbed by the assumption that people with ideological differences can't get along.

I've got friends all along the ideological continuum, because I don't really consider their beliefs about taxes or guns when I make friends.

Political beliefs are beliefs; if you start to think that this narrow sliver of your mind completely defines you, or that others' political beliefs wholly define them, well, that's when you become one of those wacko rabid nutjobs who think any disagreement arises solely from evil intentions.

(these are also the people who have no trouble murdering fellow citizens during civil strife or war--after all, they've already "otherized" their opponents as evil, unworthy of consideration as "decent people," and wholly deserving of punishment.)