Posts Tagged: Crazies

Why Do You Keep Making Cops Shoot People, Crazy Man?

So far all anyone has to say about the Manhattan District Attorney charging a crazy man with assault because two cops opened fire on him (while he was unarmed) and shot bystanders is… "wait, what?"

This is also pretty choice: After his arrest, Mr. Broadnax was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he told a detective that “he was talking to dead relatives in his head and that he tried throwing himself in front of cars to kill himself,” according to a court document released on Wednesday.

A judge ordered a mental evaluation, and a psychiatrist later found Mr. Broadnax competent to stand trial, Ms. Appling said.

Either [...]


Conservative Mag Calls For Shariah Law

The National Review is angry with Justice Anthony Kennedy for not consulting Islamic law in today's decision that the 8th Amendment forbids the lifetime imprisonment of juveniles who did not commit murder.


Social Grifters Are Just People Who Grasp More Blatantly

“You meet someone of import, check him out, determine [if] he can be of use, you make him yours. At some point you must decide whether to run him as a useful idiot, he not catching on as to who you are and what you do.” —What's most useful about this tale is understanding how the "social Ponzi scheme" works. It's a tried and true method, practiced by many, from high-end magazine publishers to politicians to art dealers. It's only slightly more blatant and bizarre in the example of Albrecht Muth and Viola Drath.


What's the Right Talking About Today? Ezekiel Emanuel's Death Panel Rationing (also Barack Obama Kills Babies)

Interested in keeping up with the news the same way the right does? Here's a peek inside our mailbox! Today's missive from the Christian right: "social justice" is code for baby-killing and death panels!


Was Woodrow Wilson Completely Incompetent?

Oh, we talk a lot of smack about Ronnie Reagan. But Woodrow Wilson? Paranoid, suspicious, raging; his wife fired anyone who suspected him of being incompetent. And according to the biographer of his marriage to Edith Wilson: " I just found it so unbelievable that they would have toyed with the fate of this country, the welfare of this country, these two irresponsible people, certainly this lady was…. She was probably a very limited woman, intellectually. I'm being very kind. She wasn't a very educated woman. And she was a very vain woman." Oh, Errol Morris, you are rocking my world.


Gaddafi Filibusters UN

The Libyan honcho has filibustered at the U.N. for well over an hour, in an unscripted, wide-ranging attack on pretty much everyone-conducted without notes or particular agenda. Most amusing: many of the people who'd walked out (about half of everyone) kept walking back in because they figured he'd be done by then, and then they had to re-walk out. He made some good points! If old ones. Such as that the five permanent member nations of the Security Council and that council's veto power is not really in keeping with the spirit of the U.N. To which I say: yeah, oh well, we will have to accept the frightening dictatorial [...]