Opperman Foundation Cancels Ruth Bader Ginsburg Awards Gala

Opperman Foundation Cancels Ruth Bader Ginsburg Awards Gala

Opperman Foundation Cancels Ruth Bader Ginsburg Awards Gala

The Dwight D. Opperman Foundation canceled the award gala named after Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) because Ruth’s family threw a fit over the candidates chosen to receive the award.

The family of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is taking their ball and going home! All because the Opperman Foundation chose Robert Murdoch, Elon Musk, Martha Stewart, Michael Milkin, and Sylvester Stallone as the beneficiaries.

The award isn’t that old. It was created in 2019 and, up until this year, was handed out to women to recognize their trailblazing accomplishments. Such recipients have been Barbra Streisand and the late Queen Elizabeth II.

March has been Women’s History Month (since 1995), so it makes sense that this award ceremony happens at this time of year. Personally, I don’t think we need months to celebrate special groups, but we’ll move on.

When Ruth’s family got wind of who would be awarded this prize, they were unhappy. We don’t know if they were distraught that men were included for the first time or if it was what these people represented was the problem?

“This year, the Opperman Foundation has strayed far from the original mission of the award and from what Justice Ginsburg stood for,” Jane Ginsburg, daughter of the Supreme Court justice, said in a statement.

By Monday, foundation Chair Julie Opperman issued a release saying it was canceling the April ceremony. – NPR

But some would say that Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself would have no problem with these recipients. You know, equality and all.

Ruth and Antonin

Let us not forget the close friendship of Ruth and Antonin Scalia. Remember the days when we could disagree but still get along? Those two were fine examples of that.

If they were still alive and working together, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — the legendary Supreme Court justices who jousted over the law while remaining the best of friends —would have celebrated their birthdays last week. Scalia was born on March 11, Ginsburg on the 15th a year earlier – and the pair would have undoubtedly feted one another in fitting style.- New York Post

But we can forget any kind of civil discourse these days with the ratcheted-up broo-ha-ha of special groups needing constant tender loving care.

This is an older video (8 years old), but the content should still be relevant today. Should be. We all need to be reminded.

I hope the RBG family watches this to remember it, too.

The Opperman Foundation decided to cancel the ceremony. It is unclear, at least to me, if it also means they will rescind the award to the recipients or not.

“The Foundation is not interested in creating controversy. It is not interested in generating a debate about whether particular honorees are worthy or not. And while Justice Ginsburg’s concept of EQUALITY for women was very controversial for most of her life, the Foundation does not intend to enter the fray. Indeed, Justice Ginsburg was known for her civility,” Opperman wrote.

Jim Ginsburg, the justice’s son, told The Post via email that he is “relieved” that the awards will not proceed. – The Washington Post

Well, that’s a shame, Jim. I am sorry you feel that way. This adds to the pile of evidence that the people of the left do not want to get along. And that if you don’t think like we do, then you are evil MAGA domestic terroristic deplorables.

Victory Girl Toni reviewed the book about RBG if you’d like to read it. The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the title. Here’s a quote from Toni,

Reading the book, I thought, “Damn, she seems like fun”. Except for that whole baby killing thing.

Spoken like true Southerner, Toni. We can still say nice things about the other side while putting the sting into the slap.

Feature Image: DonkeyHotey, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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  • By all accounts, RBG was quite a likeable person.

    One must remember that most sociopaths are also quite likeable people. It’s the easiest way to get what they want.

  • GWB says:

    their trailblazing accomplishments. Such recipients have been Barbra Streisand
    Well, they’ve already gone off the rails, then. I have no idea in what way Streisand could be a trailblazer. Unless you count getting an Internet Law named after you (the Streisand Effect).

    has strayed far from the original mission of the award
    In what way? It would be nice if someone communicated that in this hullabaloo.

    The “why” of this would be really important to know in getting wound up over it (like the family did). If that first tweet (from the WaPoo) is any indication, it’s about Musk and Murdoch – because they’re “right wing.” Which is only true if you have your head up the backside of the Progressive priests. Any light is considered “right wing” at that point.

  • rbj1 says:

    Weren’t Trotskyites “rightwingers” to the Stalinists? Purity tests can only go so far.

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