Happy Birthday RBG

  1. The "Notorious" Supreme Court Justice turns 84 today. May she live to be 120!

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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   elkpark
    May she live to 120 and not retire!!!
  4. by   ElvishDNP
  5. by   Avid reader
    BCGrad, Elvish, isn't it incredible that someone as significant and valuable as RBG, is completely ignored by our community. Despite our supposedly enhanced education and professionalism, we are unable to be interested in this incredible person who protects and monitors our rights from greedy, unscrupulous, corrupt politicians. If she doesn't generate interest what does our community hope for? It baffles me no end how much we take for granted in this country and when we lose our hard fought rights, how loud are the protests. It makes people like her even more special because she has continued to be objective and diligent despite the indifference. It also explains our current political choices.
  6. by   elkpark
    Quote from Avid reader
    BCGrad, Elvish, isn't it incredible that someone as significant and valuable as RBG, is completely ignored by our community. Despite our supposedly enhanced education and professionalism, we are unable to be interested in this incredible person who protects and monitors our rights from greedy, unscrupulous, corrupt politicians. If she doesn't generate interest what does our community hope for? It baffles me no end how much we take for granted in this country and when we lose our hard fought rights, how loud are the protests. It makes people like her even more special because she has continued to be objective and diligent despite the indifference. It also explains our current political choices.
    Who do you mean by "our community"? Who says that "we" are uninterested in her?
  7. by   toomuchbaloney
    I think that more people would be inspired by people like RBG if the court was more open and had cameras.
  8. by   Avid reader
    Elkpark, community of nurses. Bit sexist, but women. This is the sort of person we should be admiring and a post with her name should generate far more interest and responses. Not only as an intellectual but someone with massive integrity who embraced her counterparts and actually tried to work with them. I'm a huge fan of coalition governments and it almost always basically works. Eg can you imagine Merkel having to sit next to Trump with her background and intellectual capacity, from a European community where everyone practices serious politics as a profession and achieves things. It must be galling.

    We constantly confuse the role of Govt in this country and admire the wealthy and celebrity etc, looking to them as role models. People like Merkel and RBG, Hilary, Warren etc embodies our struggles as women and bombastic news tries to derail their good works which so many people fall for, when by their very actions, it should be obvious as to their good intentions.


    Their are very few women of RBG's qualities, Sotomayor looks good and the women mentioned above, that we need to be aware and celebrate them not just for the feminine but as serious role models.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from Avid reader
    Elkpark, community of nurses. Bit sexist, but women. This is the sort of person we should be admiring and a post with her name should generate far more interest and responses. Not only as an intellectual but someone with massive integrity who embraced her counterparts and actually tried to work with them. I'm a huge fan of coalition governments and it almost always basically works. Eg can you imagine Merkel having to sit next to Trump with her background and intellectual capacity, from a European community where everyone practices serious politics as a profession and achieves things. It must be galling.

    We constantly confuse the role of Govt in this country and admire the wealthy and celebrity etc, looking to them as role models. People like Merkel and RBG, Hilary, Warren etc embodies our struggles as women and bombastic news tries to derail their good works which so many people fall for, when by their very actions, it should be obvious as to their good intentions.


    Their are very few women of RBG's qualities, Sotomayor looks good and the women mentioned above, that we need to be aware and celebrate them not just for the feminine but as serious role models.
    I just have to say that that's pretty fancy talk from someone who recently, on a different thread, commented that we female nurses "need" male nurses to "advocate for" and "represent" us ...
  10. by   Avid reader
    Elkpark, do you have something against men? Personally, I find them adorable and a sublime distraction. I like being protected. Somewhat of a traditionalist that way.
  11. by   Avid reader
    BCGrad, just read your link. I never realized she was more brilliant than I imagined. What a role model.
  12. by   Avid reader
    BCGrad, I don't understand how people can see this topic and not be visiting. As women, how many truly awesome role models do we get?
  13. by   Lil Nel
    It took me a couple of days to get the reference - RBG. But once I got it, I clicked on the thread.

    She is truly an inspiring figure. She is blessed with a superior intellect and the gift of perseverance.

    Yep. I hope she never retires, and if she must pass away, please let it be while sitting in her Supreme Court chair!
  14. by   Farawyn
    elkpark.

    I've missed you so.

    I've been reading all your comments in this forum, and liking those I've agreed with. I can't say it better than you, my friends.

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