Michael Jackson update — the cops are looking for a second physician. Jackson’s primary physician Dr. Conrad Murray has lawyered up. Randy Jackson appears to be making the funeral plans. (Randy is the youngest brother.) Michael Jackson will be on the cover of Time magazine. The Jackson family may be looking to get a second autopsy. (TMZ has been two to four hours ahead of the MSM on this story.)
Last night the Washington Post reported that president Barack Obama was looking into writing an Executive Order continuing indefinite detention, without trial, on several detainees. My stomach is beginning to turn. Glenn, Joan and others have extensively commented on this craziness. I understand about the responsibility to keep us safe. I also understand about the rule of law. Getting Congress to change the laws in spite the fact that these guys have been in our custody for several years just doesn’t smack of American justice.
Enbattled Governor Mark Sanford has stated clearly that he will not resign… some sort of biblical analogy involving King David which really did not fit the situation. Furthermore, I think that he has completely lost his ability to quote the Bible to anybody. He needs to just sit down and read it for while. He may comprehend some of its teachings and lessons. (Psst… Governor. Start with the 10 Commandments.) Sanford should be the second governor to be impeached this year for dereliction of duty. Now I have not read the South Carolina Constitution but I’m sure it has something in it about being a complete moron.
The violence in Iraq appears to be escalating. Motorcycle bombs killed 20 in separate attacks. More than 250 people died in attacks this week. It is sad that we’ve done such a poor job at creating an environment for peace. We created a great environment from which Bectel, Halliburton and Blackwater can extract millions of dollars.
In a bizarre story, the wife of Representative John Conyers, the chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, pled guilty to one count of corruption in Detroit yesterday. Monica Conyers accepted two cash bribes of at least $3000 each. Really? Seriously? I mean, it if they don’t hand you a suitcase that has enough money in it for you to live in a Caribbean island the rest of your life, what’s the point?
The swine flu slowly but surely continues to march on. It should not be forgotten nor taken lightly. Currently in the United States there are 27,717 cases with 127 deaths. I’ve not heard anything new on the vaccine. It seems to me that it is very likely that the swine flu will spike again as winter approaches. We must be diligent. Frequent handwashing. Stay home when sick. This could be a huge problem.