Category Archive for 'police log'

Sarah’s Silence

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I understand Sarah Palin’s silence completely. It is both understandable and justifiable.
After the massacre in Arizona, Sarah fell under intense scrutiny for her speech that bordered on eliminationist. In response, Sarah went to her crib sheet for some talking points, where….
She found blood on her hands. [...]

Time to Renew the Federal Assault Weapons Ban?

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

The Federal Assault Weapons Ban passed in 1994 had a ten year sunset clause. In 2004…the ban expired.
A renewal amendment did get a vote in the Senate. Sen. Diane Feinstein introduced Amendment 2637 to Senate Bill 1805. The Bill, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, introduced [...]

Killer Bill

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Via FAUX News:

Delaware Police are investigating the apparent murder of a former Bush official who also championed the fund-raising effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
John P. Wheeler III, 66, was found dead in a Delaware landfill, and his death has been ruled a homicide by Newark, Del., police. [...]

Unfinished Justice

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The headline says it all:

If U.S. Won’t Prosecute Bush, at Least 145 Other Countries Should

Bush Confesses to Authorizing Torture

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Bush doesn’t consider waterboarding torture. I guess that has freed him up to confess:

In a memoir due out Tuesday, Bush makes clear that he personally approved the use of that coercive technique against alleged Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an admission the human rights experts say could one day have legal consequences [...]

Teabaggers Have a Head Stomping Good Time

Monday, October 25th, 2010

I’ve been noticing more and more media reports about the potential for violence should right-wingers (or teabaggers) be disappointed in the forthcoming elections—that is, if the results prove to be less than a coup.
The idea of a violent outburst by the teabaggers isn’t new. A year and a [...]

The Iraq War and the Bad Economy

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

There is a lot to this Washington Post article by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes, but I’ll just focus on the economic consequences of the invasion of Iraq:

There is no question that the Iraq war added substantially to the federal debt. This was the first time in American history that the government cut [...]

Stoopid in Seattle

Monday, August 30th, 2010

A Right-wing hater strikes in Seattle:

A 35-year-old Seattle man is facing assault and hate crime charges following allegations that he accosted a clerk at a Queen Anne convenience store.
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Writing the court, a Seattle detective said Stainbrook entered the 7-11 store in at 362 Denny Way. The clerk was standing near a coffee machine when Stainbrook [...]

Deadbeat

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Here’s a bit of oddball Seattle news:

Seattle police say a veteran parking enforcement officer thought the man reclining in the driver’s seat of a parked car was sleeping. When she found him unmoved in a two-hour parking zone after more than two hours had elapsed, police said she knocked twice on the window, left a [...]

Not So Speedy Justice

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Via Business Week:

A U.N.-backed tribunal has found the former Khmer Rouge chief jailer guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and ordered him to serve 19 years in prison.
Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, listened impassively as the chief judge read out the verdict Monday.
It was the first verdict to be handed down [...]

Trans-infantilist Jokes About Someone Else’s Gender Identity?!?

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Much too much will be made out of this fairly tame interaction between Sen. Vitter (R-LA) and the hosts of a local radio show:
[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

MALE HOST: I wonder if Senator Vitter is ever going to post, like, maybe the video of the first time he was on the floor of [...]

If He Only Had A Heart

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

I’ve been in Dayton, Ohio this week, and only catching bits of news here and there. I did hear today that former VP Dick Cheney got a heart assist pump. Such things happen—sometimes even to a man who has been called heartless for reasons unrelated to his congenital heart disease. [...]

Birfer Vitter

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Hmmm…someone has his diapers in a bind over Obama’s nationality. That’s right, Sen. David Vitter has been telegraphing his latent Birfer tendencies. When asked about Obama’s “refusal to produce a valid birth certificate”…

Vitter responded that although he doesn’t personally have legal standing to bring litigation, he supports “conservative legal organizations and others [...]

Wow!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

And I mean, just…Wow! Barring some really, really bizarre bug that rounds number pairs to odd or even, Research 2000 is toast. And even if such a bug is uncovered, they are probably toast anyway for not catching such a bug.
But that got me to thinking…
If Wingding Andrew [...]

Torturing in Our Name

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

I find it distressing that former President George W. Bush can openly confess to torturing prisoners without an avalanche of public outcry. I mean, what the hell happened to you America? When did torture become acceptable?
I wonder if this will get any more reaction from an America still, seemingly, catatonic with a lingering [...]

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