Saturday, April 22, 2006

Mary McCarthy is a Patriot and a Hero

I want to slap Dean Esmay for calling her a traitor, but I'm not going to link to him or even read the post actually, since you can't comment without registering and his registration is closed. Besides he's so predictable. You already know what he's going to say. I saw the headline at Memeorandum. That was irritating enough.

I posted on the Mary McCarthy and Condi Leaks at the DetNews. I also have a post up about the sex offender registry. It may surprise you. Or maybe not.

And I just added a quote of the week post with a Biblical twist about the Bush The Decider.
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4 Comments:

Blogger Bostonian Exile said...

Regarding the Mary McCarthy matter vis-a-vis my previous comment:

It would seem that all is right with the world again, at least as far as I'm concerned.

11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Llibby said...

LOL. Heaves a sigh of relief. The yin and the yang is balanced again.

12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

re: the decider post ... nice ... not many signs of humility on this dude's part ... I don't think w ever learned humility despite there having been some opportunities for him along the way despite the drawer full of silver spoons with which he was born ... no doubt, no humility, no decency, no feelings for those he crushes ... whadda guy
gotta check out the mccarthy thing ... good post on the sex offender registry ... a good idea perhaps put in the hands of government officials and catering to the mob mentaility of burn 'em ... it's a tough one though ... if there is any subset of humans that brings out the violent feelings in me it's the frickin' child molester or rapist ... and I fancy myself a somewhat educated, liberal dude who understands that people get that way through things that happened to them and genetic quirks of fate, among other things ... both of which points militate in favor of a system that maintains rationality in the face of outrage ... but once the government latches onto a get tough on crime issue, guilt or innocence, shades of the same, the truth, justice, all seem to take a back seat to exploitation of the vengeance instinct ... one of the main reasons why I'm against the death penatly ... our system as executed is incapable of delivering justice reliably enough to allow a bunch of goons to decide who lives and dies ... which is what it boils down to ... take the rabidity out of the issue and the level of justice goes up ... how do you do that? abolish the death penatly (whoa rory you be gettin' a little tangential here ... oh well) on the sex offender registry ... how about a little sanity and flexibility that would allow for an offense of taking a leak in public because you couldn't hold it anymore to be so named, instead of named as "lewd and lascivious conduct" or whatever ...

2:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Yeah that's the problem rory. I'm a progressive thinker and a forgiving soul but I also think pedophiles should be castrated or worse but the registry, with every so-called sex offender smeared all over the internets is not the way to solve it. It's horrible for people who aren't really sex criminals but were convicted under the sex crime statutes.

If they only posted the perps convicted of violent crimes and real pedophilia I'd be for it, but this guy getting murdered isn't right. It didn't save some child from harm and I believe he had kids of his own who will now suffer because some other nutcase saw his picture on the list and decided to take justice in his own hands.

Some states aren't allowing the real pedophiles out of jail even after their terms are up. Even in MA they're commiting them to criminal psyche facilities under some weird statute about presenting a permanent danger to society. That seems a somewhat better solution to me.

6:11:00 PM  

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