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  • Rep. Ralph Norman jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's being 'groped' by Abe Lincoln

    09/21/2018 11:07:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 9/21/18 | Meghan Keneally
    Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., used his opening remarks at a Thursday debate for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District to make an off-color joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Did y’all hear the latest, late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out [saying[ that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln," he said to some laughs and applause. Norman, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump, later defended his remarks on Twitter, saying they were "meant to add a bit of levity to a very serious debate between me and my Democrat opponent and to point...
  • Barely Coherent: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes an Appearance…

    09/14/2018 4:15:47 AM PDT · by libstripper · 154 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Sundance
    A few weeks ago American media began heavily promoting a generally odd video of Supreme Court Justice doing a workout. It seemed weird. Today, the motive of putting out that video becomes transparent. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). Watch:
  • Act of kindness inspires generosity for local woman

    09/13/2018 2:17:06 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 10 replies
    C&G Newspapers ^ | September 7, 2018 | Kristyne E. Demske
    ROSEVILLE/ST. CLAIR SHORES — “God must have sent Officer Bing to me.” Dolores Marotta has lived in her house in Roseville, just west of Interstate 94, since 1989. But when her husband died in 2015, she got behind on her taxes and has just recently come close to catching up on the payments to the city. She said she still owes $1,000. She has other worries, as well...... A house next door to hers was torn down by the city, but a tree stump was left and the roots are now going under the foundation of her home, cracking her...
  • Man, 98, walks nearly 6 miles to visit paralyzed wife in hospital

    08/18/2018 3:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WSB-AM ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jared Leone
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Luther Younger walks everywhere. For the past two weeks, the 98-year-old Korean War veteran has walked about 6 miles each way to visit his wife of 50 years, who is paralyzed and at the hospital, Spectrum News Rochester reported. “I ain’t nothing without my wife,” Younger told Spectrum New Rochester. “It’s been a rough pull. It’s been tough.” (TWEET-AT-LINK) He was walking in the rain Tuesday when he got help from a passerby. “I had to pick him up and I couldn’t be one of the ones who would just drive by,” Dan Bookhard told Spectrum News...
  • The 98 Year Old Pro Bowler

    08/06/2018 7:05:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | 08/03/2018 | Ashley Godwin
    A local woman is has been working on her 7-1 split --- thankfully it's not a difficult stretch. It's bowling and she's been perfecting her follow through for 43 years -- since she was 55. Her name is Avis and, now, she's 98 years old! She is the one her league counts on, and after all these years, she isn't stopping anytime soon. "I was 55 when I first started bowling,” says Avis Stiles, "that makes what, 43 years!" Now, a solid figure on Mercy Joplin's Prestige League, Avis Bowls for the company and good times. "We can kid each...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tells America She’d Like To Remain On The Bench ‘At Least Five More Years’

    07/30/2018 1:22:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 92 replies ^ | 7/29/18 | Scott Morefield
    (snip) --- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she wants to keep her Supreme Court seat for “at least five more years.” “I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said Sunday in New York at a production about late Justice Antonin Scalia called “The Originalist,” CNN reported. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” (snip) ---- Ginsburg cited “good behavior” and the lack of term limits as reasons why she intends to remain on the bench into the foreseeable future. “You can’t set...
  • Ginsburg says she has at least 5 more years on Supreme Court

    07/29/2018 5:03:04 PM PDT · by ncfool · 247 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2018 | Emily BIRNBAUM
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she hopes to remain on the high court for at least five more years, according to CNN. "My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years," 85-year-old Ginsburg said at an event in New York City. Speculation over the future of the Supreme Court has mounted in recent weeks following President Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh's confirmation would sway the balance of the co
  • Grandma, 68, on oxygen dies after company cuts electricity due to alleged overdue bill, family says

    07/09/2018 2:18:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 135 replies ^ | 7/9/18 | Katherine Lam
    A 68-year-old New Jersey grandmother died last week after a company shut off her electricity because of an overdue bill -- which cut off the oxygen tank she relied on to keep breathing, a family member said. Linda Daniels, who is in hospice care, was in her Newark home on Thursday for hours after her oxygen tank and air-conditioning were shut off around 10 a.m., reported. Her family said they were with Daniels pleading with PSE&G to turn on the electricity until the 68-year-old died just before 4:30 p.m. from heart failure. "She was trying to catch her breath...
  • Woman, 92, Allegedly Kills Son Who Tried to Put Her in Assisted Living

    07/05/2018 12:22:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Time ^ | 7/4/2018 | Gina Martinez
    A 92-year-old Arizona woman allegedly shot and killed her 72-year-old son after he tried to put her in assisted living, police said. Officers arrived at Anna Mae Blessing’s home in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Monday and found her son, Thomas Blessing, dead on the floor of the master bedroom with a gunshot wound to the neck and jaw, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Police said they found Blessing sitting on a recliner in her bedroom and arrested her when she muttered to police, “You took my life, so I’m taking yours.” Blessing told police she killed her son...
  • Mom shoots, kills son who tried to put her in nursing home: 'You ended my life, so I’m taking yours'

    07/04/2018 5:15:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 4, 2018 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    A 92-year-old woman shot her son to death over his plan to move her into an Arizona retirement home, authorities said Tuesday. The elderly mother faced off with her 72-year-old son at his Fountain Hills home, pulled a pistol from her bathrobe and blasted him around 10 a.m. Monday, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Anna Mae Blessing told cops she had been stewing for days over her son's decision to kick her out and "believed he ruined" her life. “You ended my life, so I’m taking yours,” Blessing allegedly said during her arrest
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH NANCY? Pelosi trips over ‘soy beans,’ asks reporter to ‘repoot’ question

    06/29/2018 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies ^ | June 29, 2018 | By Kyle Olson
    What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? As the noose seems to be tightening on her prospects to return to party power after the November elections, the House Minority Leader stumbled over words, suffered brain freezes and stared at reporters during a Thursday press conference. “Last week, soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” Pelosi told reporters. “Soy boyn— soy bean futures hit a nine-year low,” she repeated, attempting to pronounce the words clearly, accentuating each one with a pointed finger. “Pork producers, corn growers and wheat grawers, growers are reeling, too,” she said before suffering a brain freeze, staring at...
  • Retirement speculation shadows court’s final day

    06/27/2018 6:56:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | 06/27/2018 | By Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court is expected to end its term on Wednesday with one final major case challenging public sector union fees left to decide. The most anticipated decision of the year came Tuesday, when the court in a 5-4 decision upheld Trump's travel ban. That's led to some speculation that a retirement announcement could happen on Wednesday, though there is no hard evidence one is coming. The speculation for the last year has centered on the court’s swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy, but some have pondered if Justice Clarence Thomas is actually going to be the one to call it...
  • Social Security now running a deficit; insolvency set at 2034; Medicare Even Worse

    06/06/2018 6:29:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 117 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/06/2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Social Security will spend more than it collects this year, the program’s trustees said Tuesday, marking the first time in more than 35 years that it will run an annual deficit as it slides toward insolvency by 2034. Medicare’s main trust fund is in even worse shape, scheduled to hit insolvency in 2026 — three years earlier than last year’s estimate, the trustees said. The twin warnings add even more pressure to a budget already strained by last year’s tax cuts and this year’s deal to boost spending on defense and basic domestic needs, leaving few bright spots in the...
  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

    06/05/2018 10:15:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 05, 2018 8:04 PM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Andrew Taylor
    Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 — three years earlier than previously forecast. Its giant trust fund for inpatient care won’t be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting at that point. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034 — no change from the projection last year. The warning serves as a reminder of major issues left...
  • A Biblical Meditation on Aging

    05/30/2018 10:10:05 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-29-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Biblical Meditation on Aging Msgr. Charles Pope • May 29, 2018 • Last week in the Office of Readings we concluded the Book of Ecclesiastes. One of the more beautiful passages in the Old Testament is the 12th Chapter of Ecclesiastes. It is a melancholy but soulful meditation on old age. Its poetic imagery is masterful, as it draws from the increasingly difficult effects of old age such as hearing loss, fading eyesight, difficulty walking, digestive issues, and even gray hair.Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come And the years approach...
  • Swedish minister says the country’s elderly are the problem and not refugees

    04/30/2018 12:08:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies ^ | 4/29/18 | JOSHUA CULLEN
    Sweden’s Minister of Social Affairs, Annika Strandhäll, told newspaper Aftonbladet that the country’s elderly and not refugees, are overloading the healthcare system. The Swedish health care system is so overloaded that the care queues for surgery are so long that patients literally start to rot, Aftonbladet reported earlier. Strandhäl is convinced this is not due to mass migration to Sweden. When readers of Aftonbladet claim that it is the acceptance of refugees that has made Swedish healthcare worse, the minister answers: “That’s not true, that’s not true! We have a rapidly aging population in Sweden. Life expectancy increases by 3.5...
  • Barbara Bush in failing health

    Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN. At 92 years old, Bush has been suffering for some time and has been in and out of the hospital multiple times in the last year while battling with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, and congestive heart failure. The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital.
  • Former first lady Barbara Bush will no longer seek medical treatment in face of failing health

    04/15/2018 11:29:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 4/15/2018 | Katelyn Carrel
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, decided Sunday to focus on comfort care in the face of her failing health, rather than additional medical treatment. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment, and instead will focus on comfort care,” read a statement from the office of George H. W. Bush. Bush has been in an out of the hospital the past year battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. The former first lady has been married to former...
  • Caretakers arrested, accused of stealing over $1 million from elderly woman

    04/09/2018 1:16:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Palm Beach Post via WPXI ^ | April 9, 2018 | Chelsea Todaro
    Facebook BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Two women working as caretakers were arrested over the weekend, accused of stealing more than $1 million from an elderly woman in Fort Lauderdale after she died, police said. Angella Morrison, 54, and AnnaKay Johnson, 29, each face changes of grand theft, exploitation of an elderly victim, and dealing in stolen property, WPLG-TV reported. Detectives said Morrison and Johnson wiped out the woman’s bank accounts after she died in March 2016 by making withdrawals that totaled more than $1 million, according to WPLG. Police said that Morrison and Johnson gained the victim’s trust while working...
  • Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life

    03/10/2018 7:11:58 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 101 replies ^ | March 10. 2018 | Richard Eisenberg
    In her powerful new book, “Nomadland,” award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder reveals the dark, depressing and sometimes physically painful life of a tribe of men and women in their 50s and 60s who are — as the subtitle says — “surviving America in the twenty-first century.” Not quite homeless, they are “houseless,” living in secondhand RVs, trailers and vans and driving from one location to another to pick up seasonal low-wage jobs, if they can get them, with little or no benefits.