Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ticking Time Bomb Scenario

The man accused of killing Dr. George Tiller says more violence is on the way.
The man charged with killing abortion provider Dr. George Tiller claimed Sunday that more violence is possible while the medical procedure is allowed to continue, giving his warning in calls that also focused on complaints about his treatment in jail.

Scott Roeder, being held on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in Tiller's killing one week ago, called The Associated Press from the Sedgwick County jail.

Tiller, whose Wichita clinic was among only a few in the U.S. performing third-trimester abortions, was shot while serving as an usher at the Lutheran church he attended.

"I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal," Roeder said.

He would not elaborate.

As Booman asks, "It's okay to waterboard this guy, right?"

After all, American lives are at stake. We have a alleged terrorist killer saying openly that more "similar events are planned around the country".

He refuses to reveal what he knows. Doesn't this mean we should give this guy the full Gitmo or what?

Obamacare Battle Begins

The first draft of Obamacare is out. It includes a public option for healthcare, but does mandate that everyone have insurance in one form or another.
The Senate committee chaired by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) began circulating draft language Friday of a health care reform bill that would create a public insurance option to compete with private insurers.

The bill also proposes requiring individuals to own insurance, mandating businesses to provide insurance or pay a fee to the government, creating state insurance marketplaces where people can compare and buy plans, and providing subsidies for low-income individuals to buy coverage. The bill comes from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

The contours of the draft legislation, which did not include specific dollar figures or numbers, match up with the outline of a bill that first leaked last week. As expected, the bill contains some of the more liberal options that the Senate will consider.

Kennedy spokesman Anthony Coley said the 171-page bill was “a draft of a draft.”

I'm going to check out the draft this weekend, and see what I come up with.

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