Day: October 2, 2006

Hastert – We didn't know how vile the IM's were

Now we get the back pedalling.  We didn’t know.  We were out of the loop.  We were crooks.  Oopps.  They didn’t say that. 🙂 Here’s my problem with the “we didn’t know theory”, did they look?  Did they investigate?  They knew that Foley had send some odd e-mails, did they look any further?  Did they call pages into the office?  Did they do anything except trust Congressman Foley to do the right thing?  Did they try and protect the pages?  Did they do the right thing?  We’ll have to wait and see but it seems like the answer may be NO.

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Da' Boyz take care of business

The Cowboys started a little slow against the lowly Titans with an interception on the first drive.  The defense also started slow.  Allowing the Titans to drive more than 60 yards for their opening field goal.  Slowly but surely the Cowboys begin to get it in gear.  They dominated the first half except for a scoring drive at the end of the half.  Drew Bledsoe almost found Terrell Owens at the back of the end zone.  Owens almost made a spectacular catch.  Bledsoe should have made a better pass.  So instead of getting seven points we were going to settle for

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More on the legalization of torture

Glenn Greenwald has an excellent piece on the Detainee Bill (which I commented on here).  His discussion is fabulous.  He includes information from current law professors and goes back to our founders to support our enlightened position that this bill is simply wrong.  There is no justification to give any president this much power.  None.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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