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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

That The Memory Of Liviu Librescu May Live

The on-line petition to have the Virginia Tech hall where Dr. Liviu Librescu gave his life to save his students renamed in his honor is now up to 10,357 signatures (as of 12:40pm). I hope yours is one of them.

If not, go there now.

Nibbling At The Edges

So we're settling on a plan of action. 32 beautiful people were needlessly, wantonly slaughtered at Virginia Tech last Monday by a deranged lunatic who should have been locked up in an asylum because he was clearly a danger to society, and we respond to the worst act of domestic terror by a gunman in American history by ... sharpening our reporting skills.

Are we to laugh or cry?
Kaine eyes changes in mental health rules
The Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine said yesterday that changing the state's mental-illness reporting procedures could close the loophole that allowed Seung-hui Cho to buy the guns he used to kill 32 persons at Virginia Tech.

Federal law bars the sale of guns to people who have been judged mentally defective. But it is up to states to report their legal proceedings to the federal government for inclusion in the database used to conduct background checks on prospective gun buyers.

"Whether they are committed or required to get outpatient treatment, I think once there's an adjudication that they're mentally ill and they pose a danger to themselves or others, that is the kind of information that should be shared, we believe, with the national database," Mr. Kaine told WTOP Radio. (link)
Yeah. Let's share information. That'll keep crazy people from walking the streets and wreaking their delusional vengeance on our unsuspecting and undeserving loved ones.

I think enough information has been shared in the last week, Tim. How about we start dealing with the problem - psychopaths being allowed to live in our midst and inflict grievous harm on our way of life.

Share information. Give me a break.

Say That Again?

I think I agree with this but I'll need to down a few beers before I'm sure. From Bart Hinkle:
Just in case you lost track of the bouncing ball, here it is: Virginia has finally put the crisis-ignoring haters of truth in their place by passing a roads package to encourage the use of cars that are destroying the planet, so people can reach their sprawling subdivisions that Virginia is trying to keep in check with tax-subsidized conservation easements that will grow less popular as corn grows more expensive thanks to ethanol mandates from a federal government that is also mandating a cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay whose pollution will be made worse by corn farming.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

"Roads, Corn, Etc.: Try to Untie This Knot of Conflicting State and Federal Goals," The Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 24, 2007

The Do-Nothing Congress. Act VI.

And you voted for the Democrats so that important legislation could be passed.

Kucinich moves to impeach Cheney
By Christina Bellantoni, The Washington Times

Anti-war Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich yesterday introduced a 2-inch-thick articles of impeachment bill against Vice President Dick Cheney -- a move supported by few Democrats, who prefer focusing on congressional oversight of the Bush administration.

The Ohio Democrat and presidential candidate said he is pushing impeachment because the vice president "sought to deceive" the nation in the lead-up to the Iraq war and is threatening war with Iran.

"Now is the time for Congress to examine ... (link)
As for the Democrats' promise to raise the minimum wage and clean up the way things are done in Washington? But a distant memory ...

Taking It To 'Em

From the man who should be our next president:
Cheney In Rage At Reid
By Ian Bishop, Post Correspondent

April 25, 2007 -- Washington - Vice President Dick Cheney unleashed the harshest barrage yet at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - blasting the Democrat for his "defeatism" over Iraq and for playing politics with soldiers' lives.

"What's most troubling about Senator Reid's comments yesterday is his defeatism. He said the war is already lost, and the timetable legislation that he is now pursuing would guarantee defeat," Cheney charged. (link)
Guaranteeing defeat. Of his own country. In a different time, Reid would be imprisoned for his words and deeds. Today he leads the Democratic Party.

Says a lot.

We Win In Small Ways Too

This is sweet justice:
Terror Att'y Is Disbarred
By Dareh Gregorian, The New York Post

April 25, 2007 -- She's still out on the street, but convicted terror helper Lynne Stewart is out of the legal profession.

A state appeals court yesterday formally disbarred Stewart, officially ending her 30-year career as a lawyer.

The Appellate Division made the disbarment retroactive to Feb. 10, 2005. That's the date she was convicted of providing material support to terrorists by helping her jailed client, blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, communicate with his followers. He is the suspected mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. (link)
Now it's on to prison - for a long, long time - for this leftist anti-American cow.

Worlds Apart

Why America's feminists aren't devoting all their time and energy to ending degrading practices like this, I don't understand:
Iran's Vicious Dresstapo Hits Unveiled Gals With Barbaric 'Banishment'
By Ali Akbar Dareini, AP and New York Post Wire Services

April 25, 2007 -- Tehran, Iran - Women who refuse to wear a veil and otherwise adhere to the strict Islamic dress code will be banished from the capital for up to five years, authorities threatened yesterday after launching a new coverup campaign.

The frightening warning comes as police are carrying out their toughest crackdown in 20 years on young women who do not abide by Islamic law, which requires them to cover their face and hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothing to conceal their figures.

"Those women who appear in public like decadent models endanger the security and dignity of young men," [prosecutor Saeed] Mortazavi said, according to Reuters. (link)
Instead of focusing on real issues that affect women in a real way, American feminists prefer to tackle more momentous problems ... like nappy-headed hos.

For the love of God.

The Do-Nothing Congress. Act VII.

So whatever happened to that increase in the minimum wage? Oh, yeah. We have more important things to do now that the election has been won than worry about those campaign promises we made:
Senate Leader Becomes Chief Critic of Bush
Reid Assumes an Unexpected Role
By Shailagh Murray, Washington Post Staff Writer

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) accused President Bush this week of living in a "state of denial," of having ignored warnings from military leaders about his Iraq strategy, and of becoming "isolated" and "obstinate" as public support for the war dwindled.

Reid's provocations have been carefully calculated, an attempt by Democrats to force ... (link)
"Carefully calculated." So it's not ineptitude that keeps these our elected representatives in Washington from getting things done. Inaction is their intent. Swell.

Y'all wanted 'em. Now live with 'em.

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