Obama ‘hopeful’ on NYC terror trial
The White House is still hoping to bring the alleged plotters of the Sept. 11 attacks to trial in New York, President Barack Obama’s top spokesman said today, despite reservations expressed by officials there.
“We are talking with the authorities in New York,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told CNN.
Does Obama really hate NYC this much? Why?
So apparently the new thing to do is to post a picture of your doppelganger as your facebook profile.
Seeming that I don’t think I have a doppelganger…the closest thing for me would be to post a picture of my father (as people say I resemble him–just sans facial hair).
But that wouldn’t be acceptable for the game, would it?
Apparently the people at the Center For American Progress are declaring NYCers “wussies” for not wanting the KSM trial downtown.
Besides the fact that having the circus trial downtown would result in Lower Manhattan becoming pretty much locked down (essentially shutting it down), the exorbitant costs (which NYC/NYS can’t afford) and everything else that goes along with it–I don’t think claiming that locals are “wussies” will fly.
Gitmo would make a much better trial site, no?
The Little Brother turns 20 next Saturday.
As the older brother, I am obviously obliged to get him a gift.
Here’s the thing: he doesn’t read, and is a very inactive individual–so I refuse in principle to get him a video game (like he wants). He’s too sedentary already!
Things he like include but are not limited to: trains, subways, the Yankees, the Cavs, eating (which he does too much)….
Alas…Something funny is going on with my right leg again.
I had a so-so squat session on Thursday–maybe I went a bit too deep for my adductors liking?
Maybe I’ll contact the doctor…but not sure if I should skip the primary doc and go straight to a specialist on this one.
Anyone got any rehab ideas/advice?
SI: Justice Dept.: Obama administration may take action on BCS
Why does the Federal Government need to get involved in college football??? Yeah, the BCS is a mess, but Congress has more important issues facing the nation, no?
Why must you have construction crews outside jackhammering at 9pm at night?
It’s night time for goodness sakes!?!?!?!
Reports: Obama orders DoJ to move terror trials out of NYC
Ideally the trial wouldn’t have been slated for NYC in the first place. Even then, what took so long?
Hopefully this goes through.
Nope…not bothering with the SOTU tonight. I’m sure I’ll be able to read more than enough about it…oh everywhere else online.
This could potentially be huge in terms of health-care in Manhattan:
Continuum Health to acquire St. Vincent’s Medical Center?
[note: while I’d love to say more about the topic, out of professional courtesy I shall refrain from doing so, secondary to work relations with one or more of the aforementioned institutions. This is even though my comments wouldn’t be directed at/about either party–just the potential scenario].
Taco Bell’s new “light” menu is quite farcical….but this commentary on it is just devistating!
The Plain Dealer blows the whistle on the prolific letter writer “Ellie Light”
While astroturfing isn’t anything new or novel–credit should go to the Plain Dealer.
The Jets “magical run” came to a screeching halt in the second half this evening–mostly in a demonstration of how Indianapolis had a better team.
The Jets D just couldn’t contain the Colts after giving up that TD late in the first half–and it was all downhill from there.
Now time for the NFC game…
Last night I went out to a music concert, where one of my friends, who shall be dubbed “The musical genius” (because that’s what he is)–had a guitar piece he composed performed.
The event was a combination of pieces form different local composers–some vocal some simply musical (flute, a quintet, piano).
It was nice and didn’t go on too long either (also a plus).
The little brother actually set foot in a gym tonight.
It’s a good first step.
Sadly, he only apparently went on the treadmill. (I’m waiting to get more info from him).
Next to get him under the bar….
President calls for biggest regulatory overhaul since 1930s…
Which would likely negatively impact the big banks revenues…which are the lifeblood of NYC’s tax revenues.
Thus right on cue…
Bloomberg Hammers Obama, Congress Over Bank Plan
No word yet from either of the State’s senators..
/Still to early to pass judgement though as there are no real details….
Today’s claim by a coworker (who is also a partial “9/11 truther”) was that the US gov’t is doing nothing for Haiti–and all the US is doing is sending troops.
Fortunately, one of the other girls chimed in and said the obvious: “if there’s no troops–then the ‘rebels’ and gangsters will take everything”.
This fact didn’t dissuade the original argument’s maker.
[I know when to pick and choose my battles–this was one of them to let drop]
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) ….so doesn’t sound right at all.
Can (R-MA) even be printed? It’s such a strange/rare occurrence!
Oh–and Coakley officially ran the worst campaign in recent political history. That is if you can consider what she did in the general election as “running a campaign”
Also looks like the pollsters more or less had things right on this one–save for Zogby (again).