Politics: November 2005 Archives

AP Story:

Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.

Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about terror threats.

"This is an in-your-face type of strategy. It's letting the terrorists know we are out there," Fernandez said.

steve greenfield

Steve Greenfield

This makes me very happy. I don't know why so many liberals, including homos, think she's great. She says she likes the Defense of Marriage Act, she doesn't think public health insurance should cover abortion (Viagra seems to be OK), and she voted for both the PATRIOT Act and the Iraq War.

Steve Greenfield is challenging her in the Democratic primary. Here is an excerpt from his web site:

Are you troubled by the notion that a Democrat who favors the war in Iraq, favors continuing the occupation and increasing troop levels in Iraq, favors the USA PATRIOT act, favors expanding nuclear power and weapons development, favors the death penalty, favors corporate welfare, boasts of having cosponsored more Republican initiatives than any first-term Democrat Senator in history, and who represents a state where upwards of 80% of the registered Democrats are opposed to her positions was expected to run unopposed in her primary race next year? Is this democracy?

I'm too discouraged to post on political topics too often, but here are two things I want you to see.

Target may like to pretend it's the hip alternative to Wal-Mart and K-Mart, but they have decided that their pharmacists are allowed to decide whether to fill prescriptions for emergency contraceptive pills (such as Plan B) based on their religious beliefs. That's crap. You're either a pharmacy or you're not. Leave that stuff to the churches who are already abusing their tax-exempt status to interfere in our lives. As I said to James, apparently religious freedom is the only right left.

Via Ed Winkleman, I learned of an excellent series on the group blog Obsidian Wings about the debate over habeas corpus and torture currently being conducted in the Senate. Well, not really conducted, since they're trying to ram this stuff through with minimal debate. The idea that the Senate is talking about secret trials and repealing habeas corpus for any group at all (Magna Carta, anyone?) is appalling.

Remember, after World War II, a number of German and Japanese officials and military officers were executed for the things many Republicans, including Dick Cheney, are advocating. Check out this op-ed from the Washington Post for more on the topic.

In a perfect world, these people would be hauled before The Hague. We'll see.

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