As our commenter Laura first reported yesterday, according to the Associated Press this morning:
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine yesterday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. He was to remain in a Maine hospital overnight….
Roberts, 52, underwent a “thorough neurological evaluation, which revealed no cause for concern,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement. Roberts had a similar episode in 1993, she said. Doctors called yesterday’s incident “a benign idiopathic seizure,” she added.
Left bloggers, given a stern talking to by their poobah Kos only last week to talk nice, are wishing for a death sentence or making other crass statements….
Chief Justice John Roberts has died in his summer home in Maine. No, not really, but we know you have your fingers crossed.
What I learned Today: Supreme Court Justice’s Foaming At The Mouth Is “No Cause For Concern.”
Who’s Idiopathic? Chief Justice John Roberts.
… [Roberts] was on a dock in at his vacation home in Port Clyde, Maine. I know Port Clyde. It’s not exactly a bustling metropolis. It’s a sleepy little town by the ocean, with bed and breakfasts and rental cottages. It’s the kind of place that people like John Roberts go to in order to relax.
So, I doubt the suggestion in the Daily News article that these seizures could be brought on by stress. The kind of stress that is required to bring on seizures is pretty rare in places like out on the golf course or on a boat dock at a vacation home. If John Roberts really is having stress-induced seizures that lead him to lose consciousness and fall down while playing golf and walking out on the dock at his oceanside vacation home, then he’s a maniac.
There is something other than stress that can induce “seizures” that make people fall down and lose consciousness: Psychoactive drugs…. How do we know that Justice John Roberts isn’t losing consciousness because he’s on some kind of drug obtained by prescription or on the street?
ThomCat: I hate to wish anyone ill, but I hope his tenure on the supreme court is a short one.
kaygore: If there is a God, then he is not too young to become the right-hand maiden to Satan in the inner reaches of Hell.
antifaschits: [responding to a request for prayers] why? karma, if it exists, will probably kick this SOB in the teeth. Except, unlike 40,000,000 americans, he has access to the best of the best health care plans in the world. If, unexpectedly, he sees his own frail human life, his ability to suffer and die, his future pass before his eyes, like it does to hundreds of thousands each day in this country, if it educates him about the harm he inflicts on others, then, yeah, I can see hoping for him. But more likely than not, he won’t. He will not recognize life as most of us see it. He will continue in his neocon way of viewing things, and simply add fat to the fire when he recovers and returns to the bench.
aquart: [responding to the request for prayers] Okay: Dear Lord, May the evil John Roberts does come back to him and only him, from every place it has gone, from everyone it has harmed.
kaygore: Better prayer. Dear God, Please release Satan’s hand-maiden, John Roberts, from his worldly cares and allow him to join once again with the Prince of Darkness in the lowest reaches of Hell. We pray this in the name of your son, our lord, Jesus. Amen.
Bornaginhooligan: I prayed. But it didn’t come true.
NoodleyAppendage: See. That’s what happens when you attempt to goose step down the stairs. Neocon, pro-fascist horseplay is inherently dangerous.
GoddessOfGuinness: After a fall…He must have tripped on his preconceived notions… …the ones he didn’t bring with him to the job.
Onlooker: I think the hatred is tongue in cheek, but …. How can he be decent when he uses his power to infringe on women’s rights, civil rights, and worker’s rights? He’s a person whose decisions can affect the well-being of millions, and he has done far more harm than good. He may be a decent man in his private life, but he’s a dangerous man on the SC.
youngdem: Just because he looks like a decent man doesn’t mean he is..He is an evil, UNAMERICAN man… Ted Bundy also looked like a decent man. This one is just a serial killer of fundamental rights.
mitchum: F*** that noise; he’s a [expletive deleted] lowlife fascist
Massachusetts: May Roberts and every other Bu$hco appointed treasonous Bastard rot in hell for their interpretive abuse and misuse of OUR (WE THE PEOPLES), Constitution and Rights! NO SYMPATHY HERE! MAYBE EXXON OR ONE OF THE BIG CORPS WHO CARE LESS ABOUT OUR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE WILL SEND HIM SOME LILIES.
eppur_se_muova: Great, just don’t bring him back. nt
mitchum: F*** him; it wouldn’t bother me if that was a one way trip
Finally, on my own blog, Laura:
Wow! All of you who prayed for the demise of a Supreme Court justice may have just received your wish.
I got my wish when I found out it was ROBERTS.
And they call us “vitriolic,” their favorite term – next to “misogynist.”