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2007 May 31 — Why Now?
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Hipparchia has an article on the latest Florida election debacle: moving the date of the primary. Nothing is a simple as it seems, except the Florida legislature.

Apparently no one bothered to check with the political parties about the shift, and it turns out the primary may have no validity as far as the parties are concerned. Just because they use the labels “Republan” and “Democrat” doesn’t mean they are actually part of those parties – just look at Bill Nelson’s voting record.


Michael, who is currently in Paris, has a post on Barack Obama’s foreign policy positions. Read it and see what you think.

I’m unhappy with it on several points, but it’s your vote.

May 31, 2007   2 Comments

The Shrub of Arrogance

A new award for people who demonstrate depraved indifference to the lives of others if it inconveniences them in anyway.

Update: Homeland Security fails again and the guy is an attorney, so he can’t plead ignorance of the law.

First a citation from the Penal Law of the State of New York:

§ 125.15 Manslaughter in the second degree.

A person is guilty of manslaughter in the second degree when:
1. He recklessly causes the death of another person.

Manslaughter in the second degree is a class C felony.

A C felony results in a prison sentence of up to 15 years.

CNN reported a story, Man knew he had TB before flying to Europe, about a US citizen who knew he had drug resistant tuberculosis, and was warned to isolate himself and take precautions, but decided to ignore the warnings and fly to Europe for his wedding. When the Centers for Disease Control found out he had gone to Europe they contacted him and told him to stay in Europe and avoid flying, so he hopped on an airplane and returned to the US. The man is the first person to be subject to a Federal medical quarantine since 1963.

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May 31, 2007   11 Comments