Immortal Goddess Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruins Trump's Day From Her Hospital Bed.
This November, we all collectively held our breath when Ruth Bader Ginsberg broke a couple of ribs -- but when she broke those ribs, doctors found that she had lung cancer. Yesterday, she had surgery to remove them, which went very well and there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Collective sigh of relief? You betcha!
Of course, she does need some recovery time. But even while she's recovering, she's getting shit done like the bad ass bitch she is -- and dealing a major blow to the Trump administration. RBG joined the three other liberal justices and John Roberts in upholding a federal judge's ruling against the administration's policy barring migrants who crossed the border illegally from applying for asylum.
Steven Stafford, a spokesman for the ironically titled Justice Department, told CNN that they would continue fighting for the ban, suggesting the court just didn't spend enough time considering how awesome and fun it would be to be really, really horrible to vulnerable people in a very desperate situation.
Justice Department spokesman Steven Stafford said the department would continue fighting the block on the ban."We are disappointed that the Court did not stay one of the unprecedented 25 nationwide injunctions against the Trump administration, but the Court has not yet fully considered the merits of this case," Stafford said in a statement to CNN.
"We will continue to defend the Executive Branch's lawful authority over the discretionary benefit of asylum."ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt said the ruling "will save lives and keep vulnerable families and children from persecution."
"We are pleased the court refused to allow the administration to short-circuit the usual appellate process," Gelernt said.
This is wonderful, and I hope the entire administration cried themselves to sleep last night.
Meanwhile, Bill O'Reilly, another terrible human being whose existence has long been dependent on being horrible to other people, tweeted some real tacky shit about RBG.
Cheering for an 85-year-old woman to die to own the libs? Classic O'Reilly.
Anyway, RBG is gonna be JUST FINE. My Nonnie is ten years older than she is, lives on her own, still shovels her own driveway, makes Sunday dinner, yells at Rachel Ray for not pulling her hair back while cooking and is several times more jacked then I have ever been in my life. Seriously, you would not believe the guns on that woman. Plus she chainsmoked her whole life up until a few years ago. So when I worry about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I just think of her and the rest of my great aunts who have lived well into their 90s, sharp as tacks, and I have hope. You have hope, too, ok?
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