|—||Oak Creek, Wisc. Police Chief John Edwards • Addressing a crowd gathered to honor victims of last weekend’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin on Tuesday night. This morning, FBI special agent Teresa Carlson revealed to members of the press that, despite previous reports that the shooter was killed by police, he actually died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head after being wounded by an officer returning fire. source (via • follow)|
“There is a controversy because the Republican presidential nominee, Governor Mitt Romney, refuses to release his tax returns. As I said before, I was told by an extremely credible source that Romney has not paid taxes for ten years.”
… It’s bad when news organizations rely solely on unnamed sources, and it’s unseemly for this kind of accusation to go out without more. I don’t have some deep love for Mr. Romney to want to protect him for some misguided reason… but something about this just isn’t sitting well. How much does someone one to bet me that this “very reliable source” was really a bait to get someone to make this accusation publicly so Romney could shut down this entire conversation.
Senator Harry Reid
Senator Daniel Inouye is a Democrat from Hawaii who served in WWII during Pearl Harbor. Unsurprisingly, he says the ugly reality of war is in no way comparable to insurance plans covering birth control.
“I witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor and had the privilege of serving in the United States Army during World War II,” Inouye said in a statement.
“It is complete nonsense to suggest that a matter discussed, debated, and approved by the Congress and the President is akin to a surprise attack that killed nearly 2,500 people and launched our nation into the second World War, or a terrorist attack that left nearly 3,000 dead and led to fighting and dying in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
Inouye added that Kelly should “share his comparison” with veterans from the two ongoing wars.
A great quote from Thomas Paine about why we should all give back to society.
Of all the ‘Founding Fathers’, Thomas Paine is my favorite. A revolutionary of brilliance and conviction, an advocate of reason and freethinking, and against institutionalized religion; I cannot think of any other Founder that is more relevant today. If you haven’t read him yet, begin with ‘Common Sense’
Yes, please read the primary source, folks. That would make my year. Truth.
ceasesilence replied to your post: saaskisjourney replied to your post: ceasesilence…I love puppies. The point was simply that puppies, lima beans, and Romney would all be equally as effective as presidents. Well, actually, a puppy would probably be better than Romney. Would make voters happier.
Plus, we can tell a puppy to be quiet and if trained properly, it obeys.
Guess this means I gotta read all my middle earth stuff again.
I usually sketch out ideas I have for photos. Nothing big, or even very good… I can’t draw a figure worth a damn. But I can generally draw what I see, and since this photo idea is of my favorite anime (top 5, anyways) I just drew from that and put in a couple of notes to myself. Will be posting a better pic of this to my flickr account later as part of a series… There you can see just how atypical this one is. I’ll probably put something up three to about why I chose that pic and maybe thoughts on the series.