Archive for May, 2009

Tiller Murder Suspect Is Scott Roeder. Connected With Operation Rescue.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News, Terrorism

His name is Scott Roeder and it looks like he’s involved with Operation Rescue in some way. Obviously that doesn’t mean they’re to blame, but if you convince your followers that somebody is a mass murderer and is doing it legally…you think something bad might happen? Here’s the comment he left at Operation Rescue’s site, […]

May 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 121 Comments »

Solving The Mystery Of The Cat

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kitchen Sink

Even though I don’t have one myself, I’m definitely a cat person. Sure dogs are fun, and there’s no doubt they dish out much more unconditional love than cats, but my reasoning has always been that if I wanted a child I’d go and have one myself. Because that’s basically what a dog is: a […]

May 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Suspect In George Tiller Case In Custody

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News

From the description of the car in the earlier post, it’s not surprising that a suspect has been rounded up so quickly. From KansasCity.com: A suspect in the fatal shooting today of Wichita abortion provider George Tiller is in custody in Johnson County. [...] Police said had been looking for a white male who was […]

May 31st, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Controversial Kansas Abortion Doctor George Tiller Murdered

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Breaking News

Not only that, he was killed at his church. From KMBC: In a news conference on Sunday afternoon, Capt. Brent Allred said they were looking for a blue Ford Taurus with a K-State vanity plate, license number 225 BAB. He said the car was registered to an owner in Merriam. Police described the shooter as […]

May 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

GOP Strategists Surprised By Newt’s Sotomayor Attacks

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Newt, Race, Republicans, Supreme Court

Looks like I’m not the only one. From Huff Post: “Of course this disturbs me,” said Lionel Sosa, one of the more influential Hispanic media advisers in the GOP. “I’m not surprised at Rush Limbaugh but I’m very surprised at Speaker Gingrich because he is one of the key people who knows the importance of […]

May 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Sotomayor’s Record On Race Speaks For Itself

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Race, Supreme Court

The last paragraph in SCOTUSblog’s evaluation of her decisions on race says it all… In sum, in an eleven-year career on the Second Circuit, Judge Sotomayor has participated in roughly 100 panel decisions involving questions of race and has disagreed with her colleagues in those cases (a fair measure of whether she is an outlier) […]

May 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Sotomayor

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Polls, Supreme Court

Here’s how the numbers break out… Votes approve 54/24 % 22% undecided Democrats support 81/3 % Independents support 50/26 % Republicans oppose 46/26 % Men approve 48/31 % Women approve 59/18 % It’s pretty much a done deal at this point. The “racist” meme isn’t sticking and many Republicans are calling for their cage-rattling compatriots […]

May 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

New Ways to Deter Smoking

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Culture, Health Care, Law

Wish fewer people smoked? Maybe it’s time for visual warnings on packages. Cigarette packages should show graphic images of yellow teeth, blackened gums, protruding neck tumors and bleeding brains to alert smokers to their disease risks, the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHO says 20 nations already use some form of visual warning and […]

May 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

The GOP is on a dangerous path: Part 2

By Joey R Weedon | Related entries in News

John Feehery, who served House Speaker Hastert and several other Republicans on the Hill, had this to say about the GOP party today. Like Feehery, “I am a Republican and have been all of my life.” And, I agree that “for the Republican Party to prosper, it must appeal to the close to 40 percent […]

May 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 25 Comments »

Traditional Sow

By donar | Related entries in News

After listening to conservative religious leaders talk about preserving the 5000 years of traditional marriage between a man and a woman on NPR last week, I just had to laugh at the notion that marriage was a true reflection of family values and love.  For the most part, marriages were arranged and women were considered […]

May 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 32 Comments »