When the name of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg started trending on Twitter this morning many users, including us, were immediately thinking the worst.
Thankfully the hashtag wasn’t for an obituary for the court’s oldest justice.
The 85-year-old was reportedly hospitalized this morning after falling in her office yesterday and fracturing three ribs.
Bader Ginsburg checked into George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after reportedly experiencing discomfort overnight after the fall.
After being admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation, tests showed she fractured three ribs.
Breaking News: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after reportedly taking a fall in her office, fracturing three ribs. Our @jiveDurkey is in Washington D.C. with the latest. #CheddarLIVE pic.twitter.com/foWWsbuJ6I
— Cheddar (@cheddar) November 8, 2018
So brothers and sisters it’s time to pull out your lavender oils, prayers cloths, swing your sage and pray to Black Jesus for a healing of our patron saint Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
We know the reports of her falling is probably fake news and we demand answers and an investigation into who pushed the notorious RBG down!
Given that the petty President is raging right now after losing the House to Democrats and after that contentious news conference where he reared his horns, the good Lord knows that he wants to win at all costs. We’re guessing another Supreme Court pick would make him feel pretty powerful as he continues his quest to turn back the hands of time 100 years.
The news, which came on the heels of a midterms meltdown on Tuesday and Trump firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday, hit folks hard on social media.
The headline “Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized….” is far too much for my heart to handle. If anyone needs me the rest of the day, I’ll be in bed curled up in the fetal position fearing for the future of the country.
— Touré (@Toure) November 8, 2018
— Darlene Richeson (@AskDarlene) November 8, 2018
And when outlets broke the news that she was hospitalized with three fractured ribs the prayer warriors got together online.
point me to the rbg prayer circle
— doreen st. félix (@dstfelix) November 8, 2018
As soon as I heard, I bombarded Heaven!!! In Jesus Name, #RBG Will be made whole! Amen!
— Pamela Banks (@heaven4life69) November 8, 2018
Pray for RGB. 🙏🏽 https://t.co/JlppU1ZzmC
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) November 8, 2018
gofundme for a 20 foot thick bubble wrap inside which ruth bader ginsburg will be placed for at least 2 years
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 8, 2018
Clearly the situation on the court is pretty dire if even non-believers are joining the prayer circle.
I am an atheist, but count me in!!!
— Sandy Cariello (@SandyCariello) November 8, 2018
And some are willing to go the extra mile to protect the liberal wing of the court.
I hereby donate all of my ribs and organs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 8, 2018
People headed to the hospital to give Ruth Bader Ginsburg one of their ribs pic.twitter.com/6gOb7COKk5
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 8, 2018
It’s like $83 at Wal-Mart.
I’ll personally pay for it.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
This is your new home. pic.twitter.com/oZdSn7HALo
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) November 8, 2018
Ginsburg has reportedly suffered a series of health problems over the years. According to MSN, she broke two ribs in a fall in 2012, had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.
Now we’ve got to worry that Bader Ginsberg just might retire given her ailments and all the foolery in the oval office. Not to mention, no great-grandmother feels like having to work with crybaby frat-boy Brett Kavanaugh, who probably screamed at her for drinking the last of the coffee and leaving the carafe empty in the lounge. He probably needed that caffeine jolt to help the keg hangover wear off after attending multiple midterm election watch parties the night before.
This news cycle has been a big vat of awfulness and the last thing we needed to hear is that the woman who has been a champion for woman, gender equality and equal rights is holding to to dear life at a time when we’re all collectively dying inside.
Interestingly enough, the court plans to proceed Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month. Donald Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker are expected to attend.
No word on where Kavanaough or Trump were during the time of the fall.