September 26, 2007
Michael Vick's Hole Just Wasn't Deep Enough
Prosecutors announced on September 25, 2007, that a Virginia grand jury indicted suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on state dog fighting charges. Vick is charged with one count of unlawfully torturing and killing dogs and one count of promoting dogfights.
These charges come in the wake of a federal indictment and Vick's plea agreement with federal prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges involving illegal dog fighting.
Today it is being reported that the disgraced Vick has tested positive for marijuana.
The next test someone should give this guy is an IQ test. He has to be retarded.
Prosecuting The Wrong Person
Yesterday, Warren Jeffs, 51, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), which has about 6,000 members in the towns of Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, with other members in Nevada, Texas, Colorado, South Dakota and British Columbia, was found guilty of 2 counts of being an accomplice to the rape of a 14 year old girl.
The FLDS believes that the prophet is told by God to arrange the marriages between members of this sect and that sex should occur only for procreation.
I should point out that I am not supporter of arranged marriages and do not believe that 14 year old girls should get married, but I don't believe that the authorities in Utah prosecuted the right person here.
The parents of the girl were her care givers and were the ones that allowed this to happen. It would have been certainly difficult for the 14 year old to leave her home to get away from this marriage, but the girl's parents did have the power to keep this from happening and should be the ones held accountable. To blindly follow someone like Warren Jeffs is unconscionable. The same God these people believe in gave people a mind to figure out right from wrong. No gun was held to their head that forced them to give control of their daughter to Jeffs. Unfortunately the parents did give their consent and the blame lies with them.
September 5, 2007
McCain Would Let New York City Become Another Chernobyl
I watched the Republican debate on Fox News tonight and Senator John McCain (D-AZ) talked tough on spending, immigration and the war on terrorism. Unfortunately, the tough talking Senator said that he would allow America to become a waste land before he would torture someone to stop a nuclear bomb from going off in America.
The good Senator should go home and leave the tough work of governing to someone with the balls to protect us.
Is Fred Thompson The Second Coming Of Ronald Reagan?
While comparisons of Ronald Reagan and Fred Thompson are constantly made because both were actors before they became prominent politicians, I think the similarity ends there.
Ronald Reagan was a big picture politician and had a burning desire to become president. After running (and losing) in the primaries in 1976 against incumbent President Gerald Ford, Reagan continued his quest for the presidency virtually non-stop until the elections in 1980.
On the other hand, the vision for Fred Thompson's candidacy seems to come from the day dreams of the media rather than the candidate himself. After listening to Thompson's speeches it is quite apparent that Fred has no substantive vision for his candidacy or the nation.
If and when Thompson does actually declare for the presidency, it will be the highlight of his campaign. It will all be downhill from there.
September 1, 2007
Good 'Ol Boys At Work
Former Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong will spend merely 1 day in jail after being found in criminal contempt of court for lying to a judge when pursuing rape charges against three falsely accused Duke University lacrosse players.
Nifong could have (and should have) been sentenced to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. Unfortunately Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III didn't have the good judgment to throw the book at the disgraced Nifong, who, showing that he still did not get it, pled not guilty to the charges he lied to the court.