COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health, a UN report, 13 May 2020


Although the COVID-19 crisis is, in the first
instance, a physical health crisis, it has the
seeds of a major mental health crisis as well,
if action is not taken. Good mental health is
critical to the functioning of society at the best
of times. It must be front and centre of every
country’s response to and recovery from the
COVID-19 pandemic. The mental health and
wellbeing of whole societies have been severely
impacted by this crisis and are a priority to be
addressed urgently.

RBG Once Made The Case For Filling Her Seat Before Election

Eloquently, as usual:

“That’s their job,” she said in July 2016. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the President stops being President in his last year.”

“Eight is not a good number for a collegial body that sometimes disagrees,” Ginsburg said on the issue a few months later during an event at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was with her, agreed. “I think we hope there will be nine as quickly as possible.”

“What we do is we automatically affirm the decision of the court below. No opinion is written, no reasons are given, and the affirmance has no precedential value,” Ginsburg explained. “It’s just as though we denied review.”

In a sense, setting a sort of precedent for the coming nomination and senate vote.

Mayor of Chicago lays it on thick at the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The mayor’s hyperbole:

Devastated by the passing of RBG. She represented the finest among lawyers in our country. A giant in her advocacy for women’s rights, civil rights and respect for the rule of law. We must honor her legacy and all her contributions to American jurisprudence. Rest in power, RBG.

The mayor is not devastated — unless she is reduced to chaos, disorder, or helplessness.

As for resting in power, what the hell is she talking about? RBG has gone to the next life, where the power hierarchies are beyond anything she and the rest of us can even remotely imagine.

Words can’t describe . . .