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2005/9/28

Bill Bennett: Abort Black Babies and Watch The Crime Rate Go Down

@ 11:47 PM (110 months, 12 days ago)

The so-called culture of life folks continue to show us who they really are.

In an exchange with a caller on his radio show, conservative Bill Bennett said that while aborting a black baby would be a "morally reprehensible" thing to do, the crime rate would go down!

"...I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky."

http://mediamatters.org/items/200509280006

The Hammer Slammered?

@ 06:30 PM (110 months, 12 days ago)

Mark this date on your calendar.  September 28, 2005.  The day the chickens finally came home to roost for Representative Tom Delay (R-TX). 

After being admonished several times by the House Ethics Committee, "The Hammer" was indicted today by a grand jury on conspiracy charges relating to campaign finance.

The Hammer's indictment comes one day after the Republican Party celebrated the 11th anniversary of their Contract on America.  A Contract which The Hammer helped orchastrate, promising to usher in a new era of ethics and integrity in Washington.

Today he got the message: Contract Breached.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/28/delay.indict/index.html