Slumping Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg Admits to Being Drunk During State of Union Address

GinsbergWASHINGTON — During an interview on Friday hosted at George Washington University and moderated by NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg admitting falling asleep during this year’s State of the Union address, stating that she had been drinking that night.

“The audience for the most part is awake because they are bobbing up and down and we sit there, stone-faced, sober judges,” she said told those gathered for the event, which included Justice Antonin Scalia.

“But we’re not—at least I was not—100 percent sober,” Ginsberg, 81, admitted, being met with applause and laughter.

She said that her lack of sobriety was due to the wine that Justice Anthony Kennedy had brought to the meal the high court justices shared together that night.

“Before we went to the State of the Union, Justice Kennedy brought in … it was an Opus something or other, very fine California wine,” Ginsberg explained. “I vowed this year just sparkling water, [to] stay away from the wine, but the dinner was so delicious it needed wine.”

The intoxicated justice then fell asleep, slumping over during Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. She said that it was not the first time she had dozed off during such speeches.

Ginsberg told the university audience that it was Justice Kennedy’s and Justice Stephen Breyer’s responsibility to keep her awake during the event, but apparently did not, as they are “sort of timid about that.” She stated that now-retired Justice David Souter used to nudge her in years past if he sensed she was nodding off.

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The Clinton nominee outlined that she didn’t realize what had happened until later when she returned home.

“So I got a call when I came home from one of my granddaughters and she said, ‘Bubbie, you were sleeping at the State of the Union!'” Ginsberg told the audience.

“Serves you right, I say!” Scalia stated, noting that he stopped attending the State of the Union address years ago. However, in regard to choosing wine before the event, he remarked, “That’s the first intelligent thing you’ve done!”

According to the Washington Post, in 2013, Ginsberg stated that a “very good California wine that Tony Kennedy brought” was the reason why she dozed off during the 2012 State of the Union address.

Ginsberg has been known to be one of the more liberal judges on the bench, consistently ruling in favor of abortion and homosexuality. As previously reported, she wrote a scathing dissent in the Hobby Lobby ruling last June, bemoaning how women would be obligated to pay out of pocket for contraceptives and abortifacients instead of their employers.


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  • Gary

    It is entirely understandable why Ginsburg was drunk at that time. But it makes one wonder, does she drink when she is working on the SC??

    • Fundisi

      Exactly!

    • Caleb Stubbs

      It’s also worth noting that the Supreme Court justices can’t applaud or do anything during the SOTU that may be seen as being politically bias, and that has to be extremely boring just to sit there! Lol

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      She drinks the blood of aborted babies.

      • Badkey

        BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAA! oh… my… BWA HA HA HA HA HA HAHA HA HA HA! oh… I’m gonna wet myself! BWA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          Careful, Badkey, you are showing off your “intellectual” side, now. 🙂

        • James Grimes

          It’s time to grow up.

        • M Diaz

          i don’t see what is so funny

      • M Diaz

        she does…??? hmmm
        i wonder how many kids have killed themselves listening to their christian parents, siblings and friends talk about the abomination of homosexuality based on an antiquated ideology that was conjured up at a time ppl thought sacrificing a scapegoat would appease their god and keep them from being punished.

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          1. What does your reply have to do with my comment that Justice Ginsburg drinks the blood of aborted babies?

          2. Why, under your a-theistic belief, is the subject of kids killing themselves (especially because of their parents’ beliefs) objectively immoral? Up to 97% of a-theists believe that abortionists killing the children of others in the womb is perfectly acceptable. If so, then kids killing themselves should be perfectly fine for a-theists. What’s that about “choice” again? This should be expected because even the “pope” and “cardinals” of a-theism agree that there is no objective right or wrong under their worldview: https://winteryknight.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/an-atheist-explains-the-real-consequences-of-adopting-an-atheistic-worldview/

          If you are going to spout off about those “evil” Christians, you have to be able to ground evil in the first place. Your religious leaders – Dawkins, Provine, and Ruse say you cannot do that. It’s all “survival of the fittest” or “some people are going to get hurt,” as Dawkins said. Thus, you are stealing from God when you assert objective moral values and duties. If you are going to steal from Him, at least have the courtesy to thank Him! God bless, M Diaz!

          • M Diaz

            1. What does your reply have to do with my comment that Justice Ginsburg drinks the blood of aborted babies?

            because christians are no better

            “2. Why, under your a-theistic belief, is the subject of kids killing themselves (especially because of their parents’ beliefs) objectively immoral?”

            suicide isn’t immoral, but it’s immoral to make a child feel worthless

            “Your religious leaders – Dawkins, Provine, and Ruse say you cannot do that. It’s all “survival of the fittest” or “some people are going to get hurt,” as Dawkins said.”

            well being that we are social animals with the ability to sympathize and rationalize that living together in solidarity is better then fending for oneself on their own your statement is false.

            “Thus, you are stealing from God when you assert objective moral values and duties”

            well you are going to have to demonstrate that god is a moral author, can you..what standard do you use to establish that assertion?

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “because christians are no better”

            There you go again – stealing from God once more! You have no basis whatsoever, under a-theism, for asserting objective “good,” “better,” or “best.” Your “pope” Dawkins is going to ex-communicate you from the Church of A-theism for being outside of core doctrine and an inferior a-theist if you keep stealing from God. And, on top of that, you didn’t answer my question. What does your homo-paranoia have to do with my reply?!?

            “suicide isn’t immoral, but it’s immoral to make a child feel worthless”

            Stealing from God once more by asserting objective immorality! Two strikes in one response – thus far. The letter of ex-communication is being written up. 🙂

            “well being that we are social animals with the ability to sympathize and rationalize that living together in solidarity is better then fending for oneself on their own your statement is false.”

            It’s not MY statement! It’s core doctrine from YOUR side. Dawkins, Provine, and Ruse are the ones calling you a liar, so take it up with them. Perhaps you should challenge them to a debate. 🙂

            “well you are going to have to demonstrate that god is a moral author, can you..what standard do you use to establish that assertion?”

            Now you believe in God? Thank you for acknowledging Him. And, on top of that, there you go using the word “moral” again, in an objective sense. You are not understanding your “pope” and “cardinals” very well are you? They are the ones who are explaining to you that you cannot use “moral” in an objective sense. That’s the third time you stole from God in one reply. Off to be ex-communicated with you. 🙂

            Did you know, M Diaz, that each time you steal from God like that, 3 times in this reply alone, you are actually acknowledging His existence? Maybe, you should consider yourself a theist now.

          • M Diaz

            stop your whining,,,as a christian you gave up that right and are to suck it up…haven’t you read Matthew 5?
            your pathetic appeal to arrogance is apparent

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Love it, the best thing you have said so far! I LOVE Matthew 5, well-said, M Diaz! You know, for a lion tamer, you know the Bible better than you live true a-theism. Given that you keep stealing from (and thus acknowledging) God, and given your good knowledge of the NT, you really should be a Christian, not an a-theist. You were made for the Christian life: literally, if you know what I mean. Frankly, you are way too intelligent to be an a-theist – all those mega-miracles that a-theists have blind faith in.

            As for my “pathetic appeal to arrogance,” I thought it was a pretty good appeal. 🙂 At least give me credit there – for being arrogant! See, this is why I LOVE a-theists, my former comrades-in-arms, M Diaz: just when I have you down on the mat, you actually come back with something novel that no other a-theist has tried, and quite clever too. Well played, and God bless you, M Diaz!

          • M Diaz

            “At least give me credit there – for being arrogant!”
            ewe..that is gross

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            No such thing as “gross” in your world, M Diaz. Ever see a lion devour a gazelle while it was still alive?

            What’s really gross is Justice Ginsberg being drunk on the blood of aborted babies. But, under a-theism, abortion, slavery, gassing Jews, etc are all perfectly fine. Survival of the fittest and all.

          • M Diaz

            “No such thing as “gross” in your world”

            sorry you don’t get to tell me what my world is

            “What’s really gross is Justice Ginsberg being drunk on the blood of aborted babies.”

            actually what is disgusting is your god set up a fallible system for which “his word” would be misinterpreted as innocent children die at the hands of their parents in the name of faith healing…your god is all knowing, right? so your god knew this would happen, right?

            you worship a monster

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “sorry you don’t get to tell me what my world is”

            You are an a-theist: you need to listen to your “pope” and “cardinals.” THEY will tell you what your world is, and already have in the link above. You just won’t listen to them because you are an inferior a-theist who, in order to behave “morally,” must steal from Christianity.

            “you worship a monster”

            Wow! Stealing from God and then sitting in His lap to slap His face! Two for the price of 1! That sounds like the classic Hitchens’ view “There is no God and I hate Him!” 🙂 Once again, you are asserting morality and immorality from a religion (naturalistic a-theism) that is completely amoral. You are a collection of molecules and morals do not magically evolve from molecules through monkeys. It’s all survival of the fittest for you – read the ex-communication letters from your “pope” Dawkins again.

          • M Diaz

            “You are an a-theist: you need to listen to your “pope” and “cardinals.” THEY will tell you what your world is,”
            what the hell are you talking about, atheist do not have dogma fool

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Now, you are admitting the existence of Hell! Thank you so much! Not just any Deity but the Christian deity, and the One Who talked more about Hell than anyone else in the Bible, Jesus Christ. I’m telling you, M Diaz, you make a better Christian than an a-theist! God bless you and thanks for making my night!

            BTW, do you want to hear Richard Dawkins admit that there is a God? Here it is for your listening pleasure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv2U2Xp2Nu8

            and http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9082059/For-once-Richard-Dawkins-is-lost-for-words.html

          • M Diaz

            “Now, you are admitting the existence of Hell!”
            of course, because the arrogance of theism exists sparky
            so again, there is no dogma in atheism

          • John Mark IB

            it’s actually goo to you, via the zoo, or from a frog to a prince! the fairy tale for adults who really know better, but as His word says they are willingly ignorant/rebellious,
            Romans 1

            18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

            19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

            20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

            21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

            22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

            Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

            tough argument here she’s a tough one, seems like the force is strong with this one luke!! satan has her mind!! and heart…. but alas, there’s always hope until they’re not breathing anymore, so here, let’s give them hope……she can just answer the question

            what will you do with Christ Jesus??

            and leave it at that!!

            here’s hope give them hope that lies within us that Jesus is indeed risen as He said and showed Himself!!

            Ms. Diaz if you’re a sincere seeker of truth please at the least consider the following and have a blessed day and week 🙂

            http://faithsaves.net

            http://www.pillarandground.org/home/?page_id=36

            http://discoverthebible.org

            http://faithsaves.net/the-book-of-daniel-prophetic-proof-the-bible-is-the-word-of-god/

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Well-said! I thought Diaz was a guy? Or, is the “Ms.” a pejorative?

          • John Mark IB

            Dear WorldGoneCrazy, ha ha too true good name tag!!

            not sure, I thought it was a woman?

            it looks like it in the picture?? not trying to be mean or anything like that sorry, ha ha 🙂 not really what we’re supposed to be about and yeah too many times we can be pretty bad and outright negative true, but not my intent, 🙂

            was just expressing my views, but it

            seemed like you handled yourself very admirably against a tough atheistic foe and so I just added my 2 cents worth thanks for the kind reply and sorry for late reply here back to you, hope you’re well may you have a blessed day night and week with love joy and peace always in Jesus name amen I been getting hit by the agnostics and some of the other folks who hold to the seventh day Sabbath law and stuff I’m not much of a very good debater but try to hold my own ha ha 🙂 ok take care be safe be well!! give them hope here’s hope http://faithsaves.net

            check out the study on Daniel for our times here and pass it on!!

            http://faithsaves.net/daniel-proof-bible/

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Good stuff, John Mark IB! Thank you for the links, for the encouragement, and for sharing! God bless you abundantly in the end times!

          • John Mark IB

            wow thank Brother WorldGoneCrazy or Sister WorldGoneCrazy ha ha

            yeah I really appreciate that it’s nice to get good stuff from fellow brethren and not the attacks and mean spiritedness too often prevalent and you’re welcome, ha ha can’t get over the clever title name world gone crazy indeed let us be busy telling them and giving them at every moment the good news in this WorldGoneCrazy!!

            only one life, twill soon be past,

            only what’s done for Christ will last!! let us live soberly and be diligent in telling others I usually try to give all on emails or online the links I gave you and everyone else, but thanks again and be of good courage

            here’s a pretty neat site with great insights, hope you like it, the Israeli IDF uses the phrase be strong! be strong! and be of good courage or be strengthened !! from Joshua 1:9

            9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

            http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Meditations/Chazak_v_ematz/chazak_v_ematz.html

            give them hope here’s the hope

            http://faithsaves.net

            http://faithsaves.net/Daniel-proof-bible/

            and

            http://www.lvbaptist.org/

            http://www.baptist-books.com/category/TRA.html

            www.http://pillarandground.org/home/?page_id=36
            http://kentbrandenburg.blogspot.com
            http://discoverthebible.org
            may the LORD bless you and yours with love joy and peace always in Jesus name amen have a blessed day and weekend

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Good stuff – thank you so much, John Mark IB! And may God bless you mightily for it!

          • M Diaz

            one more thing…i think i need to school you in morality

            you see if god is the objective moral author, then morality wouldn’t be subjective; as in owning another human being (slavery) seems to have been sanctioned by your horrible god
            or what about stoning a non virgin to death…you haven’t stoned a non virgin to death have you, do think you could do that if god told you to since at one point he sanctioned that disgusting act

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Well, one of us is dim-witted! 🙂 What is wrong, under a-theism, about stoning a non-virgin to death? Didn’t you read the Dawkins, Provine, and Ruse link? Some people are gonna get hurt under naturalistic a-theism. The people that stone non-virgins to death are just dancing to their DNA in your world. (You should criticize the Muslims – they actually teach this.) Take it up with your “pope:” perhaps you can have the Catechism of the A-theist Church changed. 🙂

            You have to steal from God to condemn the non-virgin stoners. (Good name for a rock group in Colorado. :-)) Once again, you are acknowledging the existence of God by stealing objective moral values and duties from Him. And, if you don’t like the morality of God, that just means you are sitting in His lap in order to slap His face. Once again, you are an inferior a-theist, and I mean that as a compliment, but a pretty good Christian in my book. Anything goes in your world, Sparky: have you never seen a lion take out a gazelle?!?

          • M Diaz

            “Once again, you are acknowledging the existence of God by stealing objective moral values and duties from Him. ”
            you mean you would stone a non virgin to death if god told you to? your willful sociopathy is noted

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            I’m not the a-theist in this conversation, you are. And, under your worldview, there is nothing wrong whatsoever with stoning a non-virgin. You cannot call it objectively immoral, without stealing from God. It’s a bit different for Jesus.

          • M Diaz

            wow, you are what i call a willful sociopath…
            you would stone a non virgin to death if god told you to…
            shame on you

    • M Diaz

      it’s better to be drunk off of wine, in this case, then to be drunk off of the supposed word of god…

  • Fundisi

    Drunk or sober, she is just another bottom dwelling liberal.

    • Spoob

      Bottom dwelling? No, but…

  • Badkey

    Prudes and wingnuts have a very odd definition of “drunk”, especially when no such admission was made. Are all “christian” news sites liars?

    • Spoob

      Just the ones you’ve already made the acquaintance of.

  • Harry Oh!

    Speaks volumes of the character for this evil little bag of bones.

    • thoughtsfromflorida

      And your comment speaks volumes about your character.

      • Harry Oh!

        Ah……did I say something bad about your hero?

        • thoughtsfromflorida

          Nope.

    • mj58

      She wasn’t the only one, they all were drinking… SMH

      • FM505

        Ah, you fixed it.

  • thoughtsfromflorida

    “Slumping Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg Admits to Being Drunk During State of Union Address”

    She admitted so such thing. I wonder how Ms. Clark reconciles her supposed faith in Christianity with lying?

  • http://textsincontext.wordpress.com Michael Snow

    Well, this is ear-tickling trivia. What we really need to address is the fact that she has performed homosexual weddings and should recuse herself from pending cases on that topic.

    • Badkey

      Scalia and Thomas have socialized with members of NOM and FRC. Should they recuse themselves?

  • John Mark IB

    yeah funny if it was a Bible believing Christian oh boy you’re fired!!! yeah the media love it as the world loves it’s own drunken judges hmmm let’s see oh wow you’re so cool man no problem must make for better judgments you think??? moral rotten decaying from the inside, little bit of wine little bit of alcohol not a problem for most claiming naming the name so called Christians either that’s sad too!! wow we’ll open up the whole can of ugly worms now from the doubting His Word crowd and here it comes now did GOD really say what He meant? or mean what He said?? really ?? shameful that she’s not even reprimanded gee onder if she drove home and thanks Mr. Snow below for the real truth!! I didn’t know about that one sad, that’s incredible, it all goes hand in hand, she’s a horrible liberal judge, and should at the very least be reprimanded, how many of our jobs would tolerate this ??? here’s hope pass it on
    http://faithsaves.net

    http://www.pillarandground.org/home/?page_id=36
    http://discoverthebible.org

    http://faithsaves.net/the-book-of-daniel-prophetic-proof-the-bible-is-the-word-of-god/

  • NoMoreNews

    Having some wine with dinner does not equate to “being drunk.” Why must you be so sensationalist and inflammatory?

  • Pastor D

    If you genuinely love truth then you will love it no matter where it is found; either, to your left or to your right!