Daily Archives: March 25, 2010
(4:15 p.m.): In a statement issued to the media, Weiner confirmed that his staff had been sent a suspicious substance, and noted that his Kew Gardens office will remain closed until law enforcement officials finish their investigation:
Earlier today an envelope containing white powder and a threatening letter was delivered to my community office in Kew Gardens. The NYPD was immediately alerted and have responded appropriately by sending a Haz-Mat team. Any questions related to their response should be directed to the NYPD. My first priority is the safety of my staff and neighbors, and the authorities are currently taking steps to investigate and resolve the situation.
A Quote for the Day – All the stalls in getting the Health Care Bill through reflects on Republicans…
…and as we look forward to upcoming issues and elections:
“The ace we have in our pocket is the Republican party. The Republicans have concluded that their success lies in our failure. The American people are smart. They smell a rat. They know there was nothing about trying to get a better bill.”
– VP Joe Biden being interviewed on Fox.
…for presenting the Best Commercial Ever.
I couldn’t agree more… this made my morning (also appreciated MPS’s comparison to the Republicans and their current childishness in getting a shutdown of Congress every day at 2:00 PM.)
This was unexpected.
Television actor Robert Culp (I Spy, with Bill Cosby, and other programs) was rushed to Queen of Angels Hospital on Wednesday morning after falling outside his Hollywood home, authorities said. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Culp suffered a fatal blow to the head after falling while taking a walk and was found by a jogger who called 911. Paramedics, patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene.
Police report says this was purely accidental.
Here’s a clip. but the whole article is worth reading:
… and John Boehner doesn’t come off all that well.
Take a look:
As usual, I can’t sleep in the middle of the night, so I came downstairs and turned on CSPAN2 and, Lo and Behold, the Senate is still in action voting down Republican amendments to the Reconciliation bill.
If this is a political technique being pushed by the Repubs, I can’t see how it benefits them… aside from keeping a bunch of old men from getting their sleep. Perhaps that’s it… maybe they will make a mistake, vote in one tiny amendment and send the Rec bill back to the House for a longer stall.
Then again, Republicans need sleep, too… maybe they are screwing themselves.