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New Mexico

Did I mention that they voted to repeal capital punishment there? Meant to.

Now it’s up to Gov. Richardson. [...]

Full Circle (Meet the New Boss)

Back in 2000, I remember going along (thoughtlessly) with the line that there wasn’t a hair’s breadth between the two American political parties, and that it didn’t matter much who you voted for.

When GWB started his campaign of crap in 2002, I thought of it as just “to be expected” from our government – no more, [...]

Unpalatable

In the “makes you want to puke category”, via Little Green Footballs…
CNN: Saudis order 40 lashes for elderly woman for mingling.

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports.
[...]
Fahd told the [...]

Embryonic Adoption

RNC Chair Michael Steele is far from alone in the Republican Party among those who believe in promoting embryonic adoption.

We live in a nation where each year there are an average of about 500,000 children living in foster care, including 130,000 who are needing adoption.

Former foster children, by some accounts, make up 30 percent of the [...]

Michael Steele Opposes Death Penalty

I did not know that. Good for him. And good for the GOP for not letting that be an obstacle to his ascent to [...]

The General Says “Meet the New Boss”

And says it so much better than I can.

Followers of a cult of personality will allow their leader to get away with almost anything; believers in justice and basic legal principles will remain loyal to those principles first, not to any individual politicians.

Our lives, property, and liberty are best secured through the existence of strong laws [...]

Taking a “Beating”

Human Rights under Obama…

Strike three, and [...]

Better Justice

I listened to a report about this yesterday on MSNBC or Fox News – I forget which. New Scientist reports here, and I’m just here to give a hardy amen.

“The basis for sound forensic science is validation,” he says. “A lot of the techniques used today are valid with certain caveats, but we need to [...]

Obama First Month: Fail

OK. I have been reading a lot of Obama apologia in the last couple of weeks. And, I understand. I really do. We all want the long national nightmare to really be over, and if that means squinting our eyes until the current administration looks good then so be it, right?

I’ve also [...]

Meet The New Boss

Same as the old boss.

At this point, it’s becoming clear that closing Gitmo is just window dressing, and that Obama has no intention of honoring the rule of law:

“Do you believe we are at war?” Graham asked.

“I do, Senator,” Kagan replied.

Graham cited the example of someone who is not carrying a gun or fighting on a [...]