Horrible: Shooting at an AK Recruiting Office

One American soldier was killed and another injured today, as a man with an assault rifle opened fire on an Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The murderer is in custody, though his motive has not yet been made public.  Whatever it is, though, he needs to be punished to the full extent of the law.

It makes me sick to think that someone who signs up for the armed services can put himself in harm’s way day after day, and then return to his own home and be murdered by one of the very citizens he was defending.

Please, pray for our fallen hero and his family, as well as for the full recovery of the surviving hero.

Update: Now we know—the shooter was a recent convert to Islam with a grudge against the Army.  Big surprise.

News Around the Web

Valentine’s Day and Islam: not exactly the best combination.

More
excellence from Wisconsin’s disappointing Attorney General.

The Texas criminal appellate court
has upheld the recognition of the killing of preborn twins as double homicide.

Andy McCarthy
notices an area where John McCain can genuinely distinguish himself from Clinton and Obama. McCain doesn’t.

Remember Larry Craig? Yesterday the Senate Ethics Committee
lowered the hammer on him.

More liberals “supporting” the troops. Just don’t question their patriotism.

Oh, and Indiana Jones
is back.

The Church of Liberalism

I just caught part of a segment on The O’Reilly Factor about some judge who gave a disgustingly-lenient sentence to a violent criminal. The guests were Fox judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano and some ditzy defense attorney.

Napolitano said he reviewed this judge’s record, and he found a history of light punishments for similar crimes. In response, the ditz said O’Reilly & Napolitano had no right to make criticisms because they “weren’t in the courtroom.” Never mind that the entirety of the man’s record had been called into question.

The interesting thing: isn’t this one of the major attacks on religious hierarchy, the idea that instead of grappling with ideas’ merits & genuine concerns, it tries to stifle & delegitimize dissent from “outsiders?” Once again, the thesis of
this book is supported: liberalism is a religion (only without the good parts).

Crime & Punishment (or Lack Thereof) on Capitol Hill

For future reference, “the most ethical [presidency/Congress/fill-in-the-blank] in history” seems to be Democrat code for “you’ll have to hose Washington down after we leave.” First we have the good news that the Freezer is one step closer to being put on ice:

Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long-running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.

The indictment handed up in federal court in Alexandria., Va., Monday is 94 pages long and lists 16 alleged violations of federal law that could keep Jefferson in prison for up to 235 years, according to a Justice Department official who has seen the document.

Among the charges listed in the indictment, said the official, are racketeering, soliciting bribes, wire fraud, money-laundering, obstruction of justice, conspiracy and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case.

Jefferson is accused of soliciting bribes for himself and his family, and also for bribing a Nigerian official.

Almost two years ago, in August 2005, investigators raided Jefferson’s home in Louisiana and found $90,000 in cash stuffed into a box in his freezer.

Next,
a new scandal brews for Nancy Pelosi:

A database company that has showered money on Bill and Hillary Clinton – and is alleged to have aided scam artists – now appears to have close links to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s family as well.

The firm InfoUSA, headed by major Clinton backer Vinod Gupta, has placed Pelosi’s son, Paul Pelosi Jr., on its payroll – even though he has no experience in the company’s main business activities, NewsMax has learned.

As NewsMax previously reported, InfoUSA repeatedly rented marketing databases to unscrupulous persons who used the information to defraud the unsuspecting elderly, investigators found.

Unfortunately, it’s doubtful whether Madam Speaker will ever have to face the music—especially in a political climate where Sandy Berger can get away with treason, and the Left can successfully bring down Scooter Libby on
trumped-up charges, now resulting in prison time. How ‘bout a pardon, Mr. President? (And shall we bring up the plight of Border Agents Ramos & Compean, while we’re at it?)

Planned Parenthood Outrage

Still think Planned Parenthood is a swell outfit? Look no further. I understand the Justice Department has a lot on its plate, but you’d sure think they could devote more focus to such grievous conduct against minors and to obstruction of justice, both from a group that gets funding from we the people. And of course, that’s just the legally-recognized wrongs they do…