“Timothy McVeigh was caught, and I believe the person or persons responsible for this most heinous offense will also be caught. It's my belief. I am a progressive and I don't believe in the death penalty, but I see no need to turn this tragedy into a politicized polemic. I'm also not inclined to entertain conspiratorial rhetoric which does nothing to help the situation. People are dead and more may die. Turning their pain into an opportunity to attack those with whom one finds themselves ideologically opposed is not my style.”
“Whoever did this, will be caught. I have no doubts about that. And they will be brought to justice.
My heart aches for you Boston.”
jhrooney on Apr 15, 2013 at 23:59:17
“Justice for the perpertator should be swift and final. I am no so sure the they will be caught, notice I said they.
So tell me liberals, would you be against capital punishment for those responsible? I am in favor of it and I have don't live in MA either.”
“Meh. I'm a voracious reader, but don't use Amazon much (I am living in Korea right now), and often forget that I have a Goodreads account. Far too many of the reviews on Amazon turn into pointless arguments which have nothing to do with the books themselves. Goodreads at least has a bit more substance. We'll see how long that lasts. Lately I get most of my book recommendations from Kirkus Reviews.”
“I listened to both days of oral argument while reading the transcripts. I want to say that I feel confident that the Court will do the right thing and rule for marriage equality, but I am skeptical. That said, Kennedy seems ready to swerve (or he did in the first day's arguments), but Roberts seems hesitant to rule on the issue on equal protection grounds, which would be more appropriate for cementing the civil liberties of gays and lesbians. Roberts seemed to want a stronger argument on grounds of federalism. He may do the same thing he did with the health care law and rule in favor of marriage equality on grounds which weren't even being argued before the Court.”
“I'm not ignorant of the fact that the complexity and emotions surrounding the problems of the Middle East are intense and will not be solved simply, but surely there are better ways to address things than this?”
“I do. I really do. I'd love for the government (i.e. Congress) to be a little less dysfunctional, but that's an entirely different issue I guess. Still, I love that I will never (at least not in my lifetime) have to see the words 'President Romney'. ”
“"And by 'universally felt' I mean that it's felt by myself, my sons, and my husband. Forty seven percent of the country probably doesn't think so. But they don't matter anyway. Wanna see my horse do the robot?"”
“With prior notice of this type of discriminatory inquiry and were this young man my son, I would have told him that in the event he is asked such a question he should reply, "Do you like winning? It's what I do on the field, not my bedroom, which should concern you."”