So, Mrs. Mays isn't one bit surprised that her husband keeled over after running non-stop all over the country making sure she had a big estate. We're not surprised at her lack of surprise either.
She said she was unaware of any drug use by her husband, beyond prescription pills for a hip problem.
"Billy suffered from chronic, untreated hypertension," she said in a statement.
"Given the hectic nature and pace of Billy's life, especially during the past 10 months of his exhaustive travel across the country, it was not surprising to hear that hypertension was the cause of his death."
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Governor Palin writes: “And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled.” It’s telling that she omitted one category: Poor people, whose care is now cruelly rationed in ways the Obama administration and congressional Democrats are trying to address in health care reform. Palin brings genuine moral passion to the issue of cognitive disability. I wish she would bring that same passion to the plight of uninsured patients forced to seek substandard, delayed care, or the millions of Americans facing the dual challenge of serious illness and large medical bills. If you live in any big city, go down to your local public hospital emergency room. You will probably find people in visible discomfort or illness languishing for hours. A society that cares about human rights and dignity would not tolerate this.Oh, climb off your high horse, professor (Imagine "professor" delivered w/ more sarcasm than the law allows.) you didn't prove Obama doesn't want to kill our retarded children & aging parents.
Of course, if you're that sedated, you may need to put a little "edge" back on.
The autopsy also found low concentrations of ethyl alcohol "consistent with social consumption of a few beverages" as well as the narcotic drugs hydrocodone, oxycodone and tramadol. Mays had prescriptions for the drugs -- which were found in therapeutic or subtherapeutic concentrations -- to ease hip pain.
In addition, the tests found evidence of two tranquilizers -- alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium) -- which are commonly prescribed for a variety of ailments, including anxiety and insomnia. Both drugs were determined to be in therapeutic or subtherapeutic concentrations.
"He further concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and therefore contributed to his death," it added.Now that it's been determined how & why he's been dead for a month & a half, can we get this sorry drug-addled shitheel off America's telebisions?
8 August: Nixon Back On Top; Yet Six Yrs. Later, You Really Won't Have Nixon (Or Napoleon) To Kick Around Any More
Friday, August 7, 2009
"We want Saddam back," said Ala al-Kanini, a patron at the store, referring to the late Iraqi leader. "You could do anything during Saddam's time."On the other hand, glibertarianism:
When Turkey expanded a ban on indoor smoking at public places last month, the move triggered what became known as the "smoking ban murder," when a patron opened fire on a restaurant owner in southwest Turkey after the man was asked to put out his cigarette.Praise Allah for concealed-carry!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The diary focuses on his problems with women and other worries, but also has some comments about the "liberal media," the "Obama economy" -- and it opens with remarks about last fall's election, the election of "The Black Man" and jokes about black men and white women. All left out of the AP excerpts and nearly everywhere else. Here is the full diary.The NYT also ignores the rightie stuff, but what does one need to know beyond this?
In his online journal, which has since been taken off the Internet, Mr. Sodini, a programmer-analyst at a local law firm, said that he had not had a girlfriend since 1984 and that he had not had sex since July 1990, when he was 29.Surprise, surprise! A programmer-analyst. At a law firm. Who could've seen that coming? And you can't tell us he hadn't had sex since 1990. He just hadn't had it w/ anyone but himself.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A California movie buff's Web site purports to list the least-interesting chunks of currently playing films so audience members know the best time to go pee. Dan Florio's Web site, Runpee.com, which is also available as an iPhone application, suggests viewers of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" take a bathroom break 33 minutes in, when "Dumbledore says, 'Off to bed, pip-pip,'" or at the 1 hour, 37 minute mark, when "Harry invites Professor Slughorn to go and see Hagrid with him," the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. The Web site further helps moviegoers by allowing them to then view a synopsis of the scene they missed while hitting the head. Runpee.com offers similar services for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "Funny People," "Bruno" and several other movies currently playing in theaters.Also leaving the seat down: The AP. It all seems to have started here.
- STORY HIGHLIGHTS
- "Squeaky" Fromme was convicted in 1975 of pointing a gun at then-President Ford
- For years, she was one of Charles Manson's few remaining followers
- According to reports, she for years waived her right to a parole hearing
- She was not involved in the murders that landed Manson, other followers in prison
Ah, nostalgia. Aimless like a leaf in the wind.
Secret Service agents prevented her from firing, but the gun was later found to have no bullet in the chamber, although it contained a clip of ammunition.
In a 1987 interview with CNN affiliate WCHS, Fromme, then housed in West Virginia, recalled the president "had his hands out and was waving ... and he looked like cardboard to me. But at the same time, I had ejected the bullet in my apartment and I used the gun as it was."
She said she knew Ford was in town and near her, "and I said, 'I gotta go and talk to him,' and then I thought, 'That's foolish. He's not going to stop and talk to you.' People have already shown you can lay blood in front of them and they're not, you know, they don't think anything of it. I said, 'Maybe I'll take the gun,' and I thought, 'I have to do this. This is the time.' "
She said it never occurred to her that she could wind up in prison. Asked whether she had any regrets, Fromme said, "No. No, I don't. I feel it was fate." However, she said she thought that her incarceration was "unnecessary" and that she couldn't see herself repeating her offense.
"My argument to the jury was, if she wanted to kill him, she would have shot him," John Virga, a Sacramento attorney appointed to defend Fromme, told CNN on Tuesday. "She'd been around guns. And let's be realistic: We know the Manson family, at least some of them, are killers."
6 August: Eat Shit, Hiroshima!
Also: First Electric Chair Used On Human; Party Over For Holy Roman Empire
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The modest colonial-era farmhouse that sits on the dirt-covered Cilley Hill Road in Weare is "old and rustic," as Gilman describes it, and has been in the Souter family for generations. A moose-brown paint coats parts of the exterior; other areas are peeling like a bad sunburn. The lawn, surrounded by a towering pines, could use a good mow, but the house is otherwise charming - what one might expect to find in an old-fashioned New England homestead.Aesthetics be damned though, it's the life of the mind for the erstwhile justice, who had to move
... because his Weare house wasn't structurally sound enough to hold the thousands of books that make up his library. "He said there was just so much weight from the books, it would be too much for the house to support," Gilman said. "He said he wants to live on one floor."
As long as they're keeping the minds of the young from being warped by non-approved thoughts (or thought itself) we're fine w/ it. Of course, we may be hasty in our judgement. This may be just the sort of "democracy" the Bush Admin. wanted for their Iraqi colony. It's pretty much what they wanted for their fiefdom here in the United Snakes.
[T]he Iraqi government moves to ban sites deemed harmful to the public, to require Internet cafes to register with the authorities and to press publishers to censor books.
The government, which has been proceeding quietly on the new censorship laws, said prohibitions were necessary because material currently available in the country had had the effect of encouraging sectarian violence in the fragile democracy and of warping the minds of the young.
“We want to go back,” said Yosra Marwan, a 24-year-old student. “I do not like cellphones and the Internet and satellite television. Please tell people I am one of the Iraqis who dream of living in simplicity to avoid falling into sin.”Unlike most of America's fundamentals, sad young fuck Marwan will probably not be dying soon.
On another front, efforts to create a "rightroots" to rival the progressive blogosphere as a force in American politics are moving rather slowly. This last weekend RedState.com, the site often touted as the conservative counterpart to DailyKos, held its first "Gathering" in Atlanta. 200 people showed up, and mainly spent time listening to conservative primary candidates fighting uphill battles against other Republicans, along with familiar right-wing firebrands like Jim DeMint. In a couple of weeks, 1500-2000 attendees are expected at the Kos-inspired Netroots Nation event in Pittsburgh. It's not clear who the headline speakers will be (as is appropriate for an event focused on workshops and small panels, not speeches), but in 2007 the event attracted a major presidential debate.If only we could have been there.
4 August: "Birther" Day: Where Was He Born? Bill Cosby Loses Libel Suit; Anne Frank Popped By Nazi Pigs
Monday, August 3, 2009
Awesome indeed, dude. Presidential material, wouldn't you say? Pilin' on Palin: Juan Cole, at Salon, sez she's another Ahmadinejad.
Included was a 164-word script that blasted Obama for his relationship with Ayers. The line that attracted the headlines said of Obama: "This is not a man who sees America as you and I do -- as the greatest force for good in the world. This is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country."
Some detractors inside the campaign later accused Palin of "going rogue," but in this case, her attack on Ayers was initiated by McCain's high command. Still, when she read the message, Palin was enthusiastic about the assignment. "Yes yes yes," she replied in an e-mail response. "Pls let me say this!!!" Palin delivered those "pal around with terrorists" lines almost exactly as scripted at a Colorado fundraiser. When she finished, she sent another e-mail to McCain's high command: "It was awesome."