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Hue And Cry

Thursday, Oct. 01, 2009 3:53 AM

Yesterday marked my 4th anniversary here on Diaryland, and next Tuesday - assuming no interruptions to my usual posting schedule - will be my 1,000th post.

Yay, me.


Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) has drawn criticism from the GOP for describing Republicans' idea of healthcare reform as, "1. Don't get sick. 2. If you do get sick, die quickly."

Much hue and cry about how-dare-he and Grayson-needs-to-apologize.

But not a single Republican has apologized for spewing mistruths about 'death panels,' or remarks about 'killing grandma.'

How about y'all stop trying to one-up each other like this was high school, and do your frackin' jobs?


An advisory panel is scheduled to release their recommendations on policies and procedures to the BART Board of Directors, pertaining to the New Year's Eve shooting of Oscar Grant.

That report is expected to address training and use-of-force policies.


The 'no big deal' reaction to the arrest of Roman Polanski on 30 year-old charges needs a closer look.

Sure, it's something that happened 30 years ago, but it's still against the law. Polanski has not shown any remorse nor taken any efforts towards rehabilitation - he simply fled the country and has been living the high life in Europe.

But let's consider the case of Phillip Garrido, currently being held on suspicion of abducting Jaycee Dugard 19 years ago and fathering Dugard's two daughters.

So what's the difference? Fame? Artistic achievement?

It was a crime and needs to be looked at.



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