On history making:
Clinton wants to make history as the first female president of the United States. She’s already made history as the first former First Lady in an elected office. Even if she makes it as the first female presidential nominee or makes it as the first female president, she won’t be the first American female head of state. That honor belongs to Golda Mier. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
On compensation for injury:
Real or perceived injury. Why do people feel that they are entitled to be compensated for every little thing that happens to them? So many so-called malpractice suits seem to me to be more demanding compensation for an adverse outcome than any actual malefeasance or negligence on the part of the medical professionals. People, listen. Bad things happen that aren’t necessarily anyone’s fault. You aren’t entitled to get money for every little thing, or even some big things.
On punitive damages:
If a “punishment” is indicated, shouldn’t the case be brought criminally rather than civilly?
Via DRJ over at Patterico’s we find this story about some people who certainly didn’t think before they acted:
“A pair of hoax ads on Craigslist cost an Oregon man much of what he owned.
The ads popped up Saturday afternoon, saying the owner of a Jacksonville home was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking, said Jackson County sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan.
But Robert Salisbury had no plans to leave. The independent contractor was at Emigrant Lake when he got a call from a woman who had stopped by his house to claim his horse. On his way home he stopped a truck loaded down with his work ladders, lawn mower and weed eater.
“I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back,” Salisbury said. “They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did.” [Source]
What is up with these people? Didn’t they think before going to someone’s house and taking stuff? Are these the type of people who’d buy swamp land in The Mojave? Or buy the Brooklyn Bridge?
Who taught these people anything at all? I mean, really. A Craig’s List ad as authority to take things that don’t belong to you?
Florida and Michigan “do-overs”. No. No do-overs. The DNC made a mistake when they decided to penalize Florida and Michigan of all their delegates. They should have followed the RNC’s lead and just docked them half.
That would have solved the current dilemma. Of course, the current dilemma wouldn’t be a dilemma if Clinton had taken the nomination on ÜberTuesday like she was “supposed” to. The only reason there is a dilemma now is because she’s losing and the race is close. If she were in the lead and the race wasn’t close, nobody would care about Michigan and Florida’s delegates (except maybe residents of those states) but if they could make a difference at this late date – then they are über-important.
The DNC has made their bed and now they must lie in it. Just as they short sheeted themselves by changing their rules after McGovern and again in the eighties regarding delegates and super delegates, they have put the blanket on sideways with their penalization of Michigan and Florida.
This photo was taken on September 16, 2007 and was published in Time Magazine.
After Obama’s speech this morning, and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s “pontifications” immortalized on Church produced DVDs, this photo seems like Obama was, indeed, making some kind of statement after all.