- One Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed, another at large.
- A blast Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas has left more than a dozen dead, and 150 injured. It destroyed a school and 75 or so homes. Pictures
- Bowles, Simpson release new debt plan
- National Review board thinks the proposed path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the US is unacceptable.
- Rich Lowry: Sen. Marco Rubio is helping Sen. Chuck Schumer’s chances of becoming Majority Leader.
- George Will: executive branch agencies shouldn’t be funded by the firms it regulates, but from congressional appropriation. He also warns of the federal gov’t. making subprime loans federal policy again
- Paul Krugman: Even if debt exceeds 90% of GDP America will be fine.
- David Brooks: Republicans won’t be harmed by voting down stricter gun control, but they will suffer if they shut down movement on immigration
- Britain and France inform U.N. Syria has used chemical weapons.
- Guantanamo Bay library: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Islamic literature, Lord of the Rings, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- Political Guide to the TIME 100
Nate Silver on Boston Bomber case and Miranda rights:
Schumer says death penalty should apply in Boston Bomber case:
If anyone else saw the President's speech tonight: He seemed to push back at the crazies calling for a lynching nicely.
The Anti-American speaks for conservative justice:
"The last thing we may want to do is read Boston suspect Miranda Rights telling him to "remain silent."
"If captured, I hope Administration will at least consider holding the Boston suspect as enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes."
From the Link:
"So Tzarnaev is an American citizen, and while he may be a terrorist, terrorism is a crime. In America, when we arrest people for crimes we are required to inform the criminals that they have certain rights under the Constitution — the Constitution is this old list of rules that people like Sen. Lindsey Graham claim to revere — and we do this not just to make the criminal justice process fairer but also so that prosecutions don’t fall apart because of police misconduct."
Done and done. Congratulations to all involved. The entire nation should be grateful that the perpetrators of the Boston Massacre have been brought to book.
"Today's resolution in #Watertown#Boston brought to you by taxpayer-paid, professionally trained, unionized public employees."
And for the "done and done" remark, not so fast. We have this little thing we do called "due process."
@retiredvet Of course, if he hadn't gone, they would have attacked him for that.
"How many law officers were pulled off the marathon massacre investigation to provide protection for Obama in Boston?"
Zero. Secret service are the ones who provide protection and they aren't doing the investigation. The city might provide a few escort vehicles, but they can just be a few traffic cops or some people who'd normally just patrol. The investigators don't go on patrol.
@retiredvet A criminal and an idiot.
@La_RandyFC: "This will remain the dumbest response to this week’s chaos until John McCain urges war with Russia and/or Liz Cheney urges war on Chechnya."
@La_Randy Either we believe in our system of law and justice or we don't.
@retiredvet Thank God! And thank you, Boston PD, Watertown PD and all law enforcement agencies.
Retiredvet, I know this has to be a HUGE relief to all of y'all up there.
Good morning. I had a horrible nightmare. I dreamed I was an evangelical bagger. I had a beautiful wife but I couldn't touch her because it would have meant seeing her naughty bits. I'm still shaking. Something.
@Sue_N What's truly amazing to me is that he's actually doing his job in spite of them.
We do, or at least some of us do. The US attorney at the press conference said that they don't have to mirandize hm since there are national security implicatons. I assume that's a Patriot Act stipulation. Surely in between peeing his pants and posturing for his rabid base, Yertle would remember that. This kid isn't going anywhere. Thanks to the exemplary work of law enforcement, we have him in custody. Let the justice system take its course without right wing hysteria. That would be the outcome that would showcase American values.
Ditto... How far have we fallen when one of our elected representatives tries to circumvent it (Justice). Sad times indeed.
@Sue_N It is a relief. However, we live about 10 miles West of the lock down so we felt relatively safe. There were a few times when I thought he was outside the lock down but the news kept nailing inside.
"Enjoy slacking off at the people's expense, you lazy, shiftless gubmint non-working commie."
How many times do I have to say it? I'm a socialist, not a commie. Geesh. I won't argue the other points. It's all in the eye of the beholder.
A surrender monkey? ME? A SURRENDER MONKEY!? I'm offended. I've never quit anything in my life. I give up.
Shh. He's a French loving anti American surrender monkey too.
@sacredh Enjoy slacking off at the people's expense, you lazy, shiftless gubmint non-working commie.
This is my last week with him. They're detailing him to another installation after we finish up midnights. The guy that I'm getting next left a bag of Oreo cookies in my locker. I went in last night and they were in there with a note. It's a good thing. I was starved.
I should take a shower, but I'll wait until I get to work for that too. God, I love being the boss.
You do the paperwork, I'm taking a shower and having a cup of coffee. Lol.
@sacredh Going to bed now, maybe I will be able to make some headway!
@Sue_N There must be a padded room that he goes into regularly.
@doddeb I had a slightly different view of US attorney Ortiz when one of our local paper columnists pointed out that she was the one who hounded Aaron Swartz to death.
@doddeb What fitting place for this to play out according to the rule of law.
@La_Randy Here in Massachusetts we leave justice to the judiciary.
@La_Randy And how particularly appalling that, according to Pittypat and his ilk, the 2nd Amendment is absolute, but no other right is.
@Sue_N Oh, it took LOTS of guns!!
@retiredvet What? It didn't just take "one good man with a gun"? Wayne LaPierre doesn't believe it.
@Sue_N He's injured and in "serious condition." He'll get excellent medical attention in Boston.
@retiredvet I was hoping he'd be taken alive.