Archive for June 12th, 2012
I love how they blame it on drugs and alcohol, even though people use drugs and alcohol every day without shooting complete strangers.
It couldn’t possibly be due to our easy access to firearms and the culture of resentment and fear cultivated by Fox News, right-wing radio and the rest of the wingnut-o-sphere.
Rest of story here.
If a 75-year-old woman who never exercised until she was 71 can do this, my guess is the rest of us can, too.
I love this woman’s spirit.
OK, so shrugging your shoulders and laughing is not exactly a confirmation that she’s running for president. But I hope I live to see the day when she is elected, for three main reasons:
- It would drive the wingnuts wild. The only thing that would make them more batty than a black president, is a woman who is married to Bill Clinton.
- I think she’d be really good because she’s worked in the private sector, the executive branch and the legislative branch — and excelled in all three.
- It’s time to see if a woman president can screw things up less than the men have. She couldn’t do any worse, one hopes.
Not only that, but I know several people who work for her (or have worked for her) and they have all come away from the experience raving about her and her abilities.
Boston Herald article here.
I get the fact that sometimes prosecutors have to plea bargain for (at least) two reasons: to help resolve cases where the state’s evidence is not as strong as one might hope, and to get rid of enough low-level cases simply to keep an already clogged justice system from grinding to a halt.
But plea bargaining with a guy who shot a four-year-old boy because the Christianist creep thought a kid that age might be gay?
I think the death penalty should be used sparingly, but if there were ever a guy who deserved to fry just to get him out of circulation with the rest of humanity, this preacher-turned-child-killer surely is one of them. Seems as if they have lots of witnesses. I’d have rolled the dice and prosecuted him for the maximum.
Rest of story here.
Everyone knows that. It’s common knowledge that this is what started the great Austro-Iraqi War of 1812.