"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Sep 27, 2010

"Elect Me - I Kill People"

Well, at least Ayotte decided to go for some truth in advertising:

And the copper union likes it fine:

"...Killing a police officer in the line of duty ranks among the most serious crimes an individual can commit. That's why state law specifically allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty for this crime. Ayotte, in her capacity as attorney general, made a decision to seek that penalty - then she prosecuted the case herself. Thanks to Kelly and her team's courtroom expertise and strong commitment to obtaining justice, Mike's killer got the highest penalty under law - justice was done...

...I know this personally because I worked directly and extensively with Kelly on the Briggs case as the lead investigator. The night Officer Briggs was fatally shot in 2006 was one of the darkest times in the history of our city and state. During this extremely difficult time, our department was in need of strong leadership to see us through..."