I appreciate her effort and her involvement in the issue, but I doubt a bunch of old and out-of-touch senators are going to listen to what she has to say.
But he missed out on the top prize this year, the Gold Ernie, which went to a group of university students at St Paul's College in Sydney for setting up a pro-rape Facebook page.( Collapse )
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''The Taliban descended on our village last (Thursday) night. They posted hand-written notes on our doors and the walls of the local mosque. "The notes say anyone taking part in the vote will be killed. We are scared,'' the elder told me, requesting that his name be kept confidential.( Collapse )
"Let the jury consider their verdict," the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.Scott Shane, The New York Times, April 6, 2010:
"No, no!" said the Queen. "Sentence first -- verdict afterward."
"Stuff and nonsense!" said Alice loudly. "The idea of having the sentence first!"
"Hold your tongue!" said the Queen, turning purple.
"I won't!" said Alice.
"Off with her head!" the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.
The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen, the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the United States to directly participating in them, intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Tuesday. . . . It is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved for targeted killing, officials said.The Associated Press, yesterday:
The Obama administration is considering filing the first criminal charges against radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in case the CIA fails to kill him and he is captured alive in Yemen.So at least eight months after the President imposed the death penalty on this American citizen without charges -- Dana Priest reported back in January that "Bush gave the CIA, and later the military, authority to kill U.S. citizens abroad"; "the Obama administration has adopted the same stance"; and "the CIA list included three U.S. citizens, and an intelligence official said that [Anwar] Aulaqi's name has now been added" -- the Obama administration is now "considering" filing criminal charges against him. If it were Obama's goal to replicate the mentality of the Wonderland Queen as completely as possible, could he do a better job than this: I, the President, hereby unilaterally sentence Anwar Awlaki to death . . . (8 months later): we shall now consider charging him with a crime, giving him a trial, and obtaining a verdict. "Sentence first -- verdict afterward," said the Queen.