And probably Arizona too, that’s most likely where the infection spread from.
A New Mexico lawmaker today introduced a bill that would charge anyone receiving an abortion after being sexually assaulted, or performing one on a woman who was assaulted prior to the resolution of any associated criminal trial, with “tampering with evidence.”
Today is Barack Obama’s second inauguration day. Four years ago, I sat in a McDonald’s watching it online and wrote this. Today, I’m in a bagel shop (or at least I was when I started this), but I’m not watching. I’m not celebrating. And I’m not hopeful.
Those of you who know me may have noticed that I was pretty quiet during the election, not just on the blog, but everywhere. The simple fact is, that while he was orders of magnitude better than Mitt Romney, I simply couldn’t bring myself to support Obama. So I didn’t go out and knock on doors. I didn’t pass on much in the way of political information.
I didn’t even vote.
Here’s the bald simple truth: Obama’s political career should have ended in disgrace today. He shouldn’t have even been the Democratic nominee. His and his administration’s failures in policy and action are too numerous to give but a partial list of here, and range from disappointing and astonishing to comical. But ultimately, my decision was made by his failure to close the Guantanamo detention camp, and his failure to conclusively put and end to the United States’ use of torture, and to prosecute those individuals who committed it and those who ordered it.
I said it wouldn’t be quiet here, and then it was. Because I knew what the next post had to be, and I didn’t want to write it. It’s hard to write something that might cost you friends.