Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cruising the Web has a great metaphorical story for those contemplating heading to law school.

Charming. Bernie Sanders seeks to raise money off of the Arizona murders.

Here is one of the loonier proposals to come out of the concern over the safety of our elected representatives. James Clyburn, one of the top Democrats in the House, doesn't think that "congresspeople should be treated like everybody else" when they go through TSA security at the airport because it is "Where we feel the most ill at ease." Yes, being surrounded by armed guards searching for weapons on everyone is just where they're most vulnerable.

Michael Barone reminds us
how rare political assassinations are in our politics. Think of the tens of thousands of public events that our 535 members of Congress have held through times of great political vitriol. May they continue to do so iin the future. That is what our system of government is all about.

Hillary Clinton's remarks about
sending Gitmo detainees back to Yemen to the same sort of rehabilitation program that failed so terribly with the Saudis is a very worrisome idea. Is Gitmo so absolutely terrible that it would be better to trust the Yemeni government to rehabilitate the most hard-core terrorists now being held there?


Rick Caird said...

The comments on Taegan Goddard's Political Wire were astonishing. Every one of the first 49 were attacking Palin. It is as if the actual facts of the Arizona shooting have not yet managed to sink into the leftist mind.

ic said...

"If these people were identified and entered into records, they wouldn't be able to buy the guns they used for mass murder."

You right wingers love to "profile" people don't you? If we had not stopped you, you would racially profile the brown skin bearded or black-veiled airline passengers; if we don't stop you now, you will profile the mentally challenged and take away their 2nd Amendment rights. You want your "Right" to make violence inciting speeches, such as "you bring a knife, I bring a gun", yet you want to take away the First Amendment rights of the factually callenged NYT reporters just because they do their job connecting you to the mass murders. Your beloved Constitution, that undecipherable two hundred years old piece of crap, guarantees each and everyone of us equal rights. Either we all have our rights, or none should have.

buckofama said...

ic, you are either Paul Krugman (or Sheriff Dupnik) being serious or a normal person being satirical. It is no longer possible to tell the difference. That should bother us almost as much as the attack.

ic said...

One man's terrorists, other man's freedom fighters.

One man's madman rantings, NYT's editorial comments

Pat Patterson said...


Pat Patterson said...

As to special treatment for members of Congress I think that has possibilites. Just shove them in diplomatic bags (only after they have been properly arranged to fit) and either store them above the seats or down in the storage hold. The unheated and unpressurized storage hold. Oops, did I just raise the dangerous rhetoric level here?

The Vegas Art Guy said...

The English teacher in me has to point out a typo you made in the post. You spelled in with two i's on the Barone part.

I wish spelling errors were that rare with my 9th graders... lol