Thursday, January 04, 2007

We'll Just See About That

You've Got Mail. Bush Wants to Read It.

'Assassination' schedule announced for Congress: Radio-show host says leaders won't be allowed to 'betray' nation.

A radio talk-show entertainer whose earlier statements that he "may" have to assassinate members of Congress if the wrong people were elected Nov. 7 now has set a timetable for those killings.

In a statement on his website, Hal Turner noted that a newspaper has reported that a bill granting amnesty to illegal aliens is expected to be enacted in January, when the Democratic Party takes control of the U.S. Senate and House.

"ANY MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO INTRODUCES, CO-SPONSORS OR VOTES IN FAVOR OF ANY SUCH AMNESTY WILL BE DECLARED A DOMESTIC ENEMY AND WILL BE CONSIDERED A LEGITIMATE TARGET FOR ASSASSINATION," Turner posted on his website.


"This seems to be 'it' folks. I'm going to do what I have to do to protect my nation from its government. I know where all of my New Jersey Congressmen and Senators live. Do you know where yours live? If not, you better find out before January so you can scope out their neighborhoods and prepare yourselves," he [Turner] said.


I see no patriots here.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Documenting Our Atrocities

FBI details its agents' documentation of possible mistreatment at Guantanamo Bay prison

U.S. Faces Major Hurdles in Prosecuting Padilla. Because we drove him into catatonia, basically. That's not cruel and unusual punishment, violating the Eighth Amendment? Yeah, it is. And then there's the 14th Amendment, that whole "due process of law" business.

The government adamantly denies mistreating Padilla, though it does not dispute the particulars cited in Padilla's legal papers. Rather, the government says its treatment of Padilla was humane and notes that it provided medical treatment when necessary. The government agreed to the additional psychiatric evaluation that has now been ordered by the judge.

Indeed, there are even some within the government who think it might be best if Padilla were declared incompetent and sent to a psychiatric prison facility. As one high-ranking official put it, "the objective of the government always has been to incapacitate this person."


Well, we incapacitated him. All he did, it appears, is convert to Islam about 10 years ago. So, dandy.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cloned meat

FDA Calls Cloned Meat, Milk Safe

Scientists make clones by removing the DNA from an egg cell and replacing it with DNA from the cell of an adult. The cloning process appears to reset the adult's genetic code so that it can execute the developmental program of an embryo, but that transformation may not be perfect in all cases. Some scientists believe the embryonic clone may use, or "express," its genes in ways that could affect the clone's health when it grows up.


Suspicious creature that I am, my first thought upon reading this was: "which scientists?"

Scientists representing the other side get mentioned by name. Why not these "some" scientists?