Daily Archives: April 4, 2011

A Quote To End The Day (and it was a Big Day):

From Michael Moore at a WE ARE ONE rally:

Today everywhere is Memphis, and it’s not just sanitation workers being attacked. It’s teachers and firefighters and social workers — yes, all those greedy public workers who caused the Great Recession we are in!

It was the greedy teachers who caused the crash on Wall Street!

It was the greedy firefighters who sent millions of jobs overseas!

It was the greedy social workers who insisted that GE pay no taxes and that CEOs should make 500 times what the average employee makes!

No, my friends, it wasn’t! It was the top 1% of the country who did this. THEY brought on the mortgage crisis. THEY made off with billions of dollars from our economy. THEY have systematically destroyed the middle class. And THEY have bought and sold the very people elected to represent us!

 

…and it looks like Obama is one of them. He can turn himself around, though… and we’d better make sure he knows what we think.

UCONN WINS 53 – 41 over Butler…

 

 

…and this is Jim Calhoun’s 3d win since 1999.

Let’s hear it for the Huskies!

Candel(un)lit Vigil at McMurran Hall…

The We Are One demonstration was held in front of McMurran Hall at Shepherd tonite, and John Case and I were there (as was Delegate Doyle and about fifty people). We couldn’t light the candles because the wind kept putting them out, but we made and listened to speeches… this was a really liberal crowd… had some conversations afterward, then wondered what we’d be able to do next.

Frankly, I really don’t know.

Here are some pictures, but I apologize for the quality… low light and a bad flash… I’ve edited them as well as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama’s Turnaround: Military Courts not Federal Courts for 9/11 co-plotters.

clipped from www.mcclatchydc.com

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In an about-face on the day President Barack Obama announced his reelection bid, a U.S. official said Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder will order military trials at Guantánamo for confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged co-plotters now held there for the mass murder of thousands on Sept. 11, 2001.

Holder had sought to try the five men in civilian court in Manhattan, a move that produced an outcry from politicians and some 9/11 families who feared that the alleged al Qaeda insiders would turn the case into a forum for promoting their cause.
In announcing the change, Holder made clear that he was reversing course only because Congress had passed legislation that made it difficult to hold civilian trials in the case and that he never doubted that civilian trials would have resulted in convictions.
It was a huge about-face by Obama, a former constitutional law professor.

“I am disappointed with the decision not to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a federal court,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. ” I believe that our justice system, which is the envy of the world, is more than capable of trying high-profile terrorism and national security cases. Federal courts have convicted hundreds of terrorists. The record in military commissions pales in comparison, with only a handful of convictions, and the ground rules still in flux.”
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I have to agree with Senator Leahy… it looks like Obama has once again pulled in with conservatives who were pushing for the military courts instead of standing up for his 2008 campaign promises. Boy, I wish he’d quit doing that.

We Are One Demonstration Tonite In Shepherdstown…

 

 

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Candlelight Vigil –  Shepherdstown, WV

8:00PM to 08:45PM

Hosted by Rod Snyder

Event Description:The Jefferson County Young Democrats, Shepherd University Young Democrats and Jefferson County NAACP will hold a candlelight vigil to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to emphasize the ongoing struggle for civil rights and worker rights.

One of 1000 Demonstrations Nationwide.   Be There!

Location:
McMurran Hall at Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
25443

NCAA Final Today…

GO UCONN!