Day by Day

Friday, March 03, 2006


How many of you out there have worked for 24-48 hours straight?

I'm sure there's a lot of you. And you military folks? I know for damn sure you've had two-three days at a stretch where sleep was just a distant notion, a fantasy that you might see "later on".

But you stayed awake, didn't you? Yep, you damn sure did. Even if your job was simply pumping fuel into Humvee's, you stayed awake by any means. Coffee, caffine gum, smoking, dipping, jabbing a pin into your arm, you kept your eyeballs open and did your job to the best of your ability.

Somebody better tell her that people better than her are able to stay awake during much less important jobs.

The subject matter was extremely technical, and near the end of the argument Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dozed in her chair. Justices David Souter and Samuel Alito, who flank the 72-year-old, looked at her but did not give her a nudge.

I wonder if the thought of a Supreme Court that doesn't allow Leftists to re-write the Constitution to fit their demands keeps her up at night. She needs to retire, not just because of this, but because she's an embarassment to everything the Constitution is.

Ruth? Time to go.

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