Is the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen's big, red handbag a fashion statement or what?
New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky nearly lost his daughter, Willie, at 4 years old when she needed a kidney transplant, and again 10 years later when her second kidney failed.
"We have 10,000 New Yorkers on the list today waiting for organs. We import half the organs we transplant. It is an unacceptable failed system," Brodsky said.
To fix that, Brodsky introduced a new bill in Albany that would enroll all New Yorkers as an organ donor, unless they actually opt out of organ donation. It would be the first law of its kind in the United States.
"Overseas, 24 nations have it. Israel has it. Others have it. And it works without a lot of controversy," Brodsky said.
Something that is bad is when I heard on the radio on Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson a girl who survived an attempted abortion. I'm not a doctor. I can only imagine what kinds of acids doctors use to dissolve babies in, like dropping an Alka-Seltzer in a clear cup of water watching the thin white circular tablet fizz and clearly dissolve into the water, to kill the baby. I think the acid is or acids are yellow. For now, for lack of a better term, I'm going to say sulfuric acid. Well, whatever the toxic substance, there was this one girl who survived that attempted murder. She was dropped into that poisonous, toxic, ultra-hazardous liquid. Fortunately, she survived. Now, when you listen to her talk, you can hear her gargling so to speak, talking as if she survived being dropped into yellow, burning, sulfuric acid. It's nasty. I feel bad for her.
"Only upon receipt of full assurance from qualified psychological counselors was the priest in question re-introduced into limited service, under supervision and with extensive limitations on his access to parishioners, after which he did not re-offend," Lena [the attorney for Levada, the top Vatican official who oversees the office that handles cases of alleged abuse by priests] said in an e-mail.
Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert had the choice to make Roeder eligible for parole after 25 or 50 years, but said he gave him the harsher sentence because evidence showed Roeder stalked Tiller before killing him. As he was being led away in handcuffs, Roeder shouted, "Blood of babies on your hands."
Wilbert also sentenced Roeder to serve an additional year in prison on each of two counts of aggravated assault for threatening two church ushers in the melee. Allowing for possible time off those sentences for good behavior, Roeder won't be eligible for parole for 51 years and eight months.