Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

It's obscene that it took 7 years to destroy this scum.

in reference to:

"The mastermind of the 2002 Washington, DC-area sniper attacks will die by lethal injection next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday. John Allen Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method defaults to lethal injection, Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said. Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings."
- DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection (view on Google Sidewiki)

Joe Lieberman Threatens Filibuster, Neuters Senate Democrats. Again.

Are you a Democrat? Are you proud of your party now? They promised results if they had a "filibuster-proof' majority. Now the Dems spend more time fighting with each other on how or whether to reform health care. Why do Democrats coddle a man who is a well documented traitor to his party? Maybe because they don't care about party loyalty. They are interested only in keeping power. That leaves you out.

in reference to:

"If Harry Reid were Jerry Seinfeld, he'd probably be snarling the name
"Lieberman" through gritted teeth right now,  in true Newman-esque fashion.
The Connecticut senator announced this
afternoon that he'll join a Republican filibuster of the health-care bill
unless the public option provision is changed. In doing so he's effectively
cleared the way for other fence sitters, like Evan Bayh, Ben Nelson, and Blanche
Lincoln to do so as well, and avoid taking as much heat.

When Lieberman, who is technically an Independent, came back to the
Democratic caucus after deserting it in the 2008 election, he could have been
stripped of his committee assignments as punishment for his infidelity.
That's what any party who understands a thing or two about political discipline
might be expected to do. But we're talking about Senate Democrats here, so of
course Lieberman got a light rap on his knuckles. He lost his spot on the
Environment and Public Works Committee, but he retained his coveted position as
Chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. President
Obama was a key Lieberman supporter, encouraging Democrats to let bygones
be bygones. That was the heady aura of D.C. just 11 short months ago. A new
kind of politics. Post-partisanship. Change we can believe in and all that. But
Lieberman's actions today demonstrate that no good deed goes unpunished. I'm
sure many Democratic senators are wishing right now they could take that vote
over. They're probably reminiscing fondly about Ned Lamont.

Democrats shouldn't be surprised though. This is what happens when there's
no price to pay for disloyalty. What's Lieberman got to lose? He can spend the
better part of a presidential campaign trashing the Democratic nominee and yet
be welcomed back into their caucus. What's his motivation to start acting like
a dutiful caucus member? That would only diminish his now-considerable power as
both a committee chair and vote-hedger. To be fair, Democratic motivations
weren't entirely altruistic either. Forgiveness was probably less a
consideration than having an opportunity to exert pressure on Lieberman in the
caucus room, and count him among their 60 precious votes. Leadership knew
health care was on the agenda this year, and they would need his vote. Better
not make him cranky. Besides, Lieberman's most prominent splits with Democrats
have been over foreign policy and national security, where he's long been
closer to McCain's positions. On health-care reform, he'd probably be right at
home in Democratic caucus, right? Um, wrong."
- Joe Lieberman Threatens Filibuster, Neuters Senate Democrats. Again. - The Gaggle Blog - (view on Google Sidewiki)

McCain exhorts Obama to make Afghan decision now

You lost the campaign, McCain. You should also try waiting till after the runoff before mouthing off. Then the President will have to make a decision. And it better be a good one.

in reference to:

"Sen. John McCain is exhorting President Barack Obama to make a decision quickly on sending additional troops to Afghanistan, saying U.S allies are nervous and military commanders are frustrated. McCain said in a nationally broadcast interview Wednesday that the war policy in Afghanistan "as been reviewed time and again" and that it's now time to act. Interviewed on CBS's "The Early Show," the Arizona Republican said the drawn-out decision-making process on Afghanistan "is not helpful to our effort" in the wartorn nation. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that Obama will announce his next step "in the coming weeks," a phrase he has used before."
- McCain exhorts Obama to make Afghan decision now (view on Google Sidewiki)

Powerful car bomb kills at least 90 in Peshawar market

It's getting chaotic in Pakistan. Which is exactly what al Qaeda wants. Unless the situation in that country doesn't stabilize, Afghanistan is lost. Obama has a real mess on his hands.

in reference to:

"A car packed with 150 kilograms (330 pounds) of explosives detonated at Peshawar's Meena Bazaar Wednesday, killing at least 90 people and injuring more than 200 others, according to a government official. Most of the dead were women who were shopping in the labyrinth of stores in the Peepal Mandi section of the city, according to North West Frontier Province's information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain. The flames from the explosion sparked fires at stores selling highly flammable fabric, causing some of the casualties, Hussain said."
- Powerful car bomb kills at least 90 in Peshawar market - (view on Google Sidewiki)