One of the things I like best about Facebook is finding old friends. I recently reconnected with a former co-worker and she and her husband have a blog! A very good one! Go. See.
I signed up for Harry’s tele-town hall. It was today. I didn’t get contacted. No phone call for me.
Reid: Public option not a plan for “losers”: During this afternoon’s tele-town hall meeting on health .. http://bit.ly/vCu0F
During this afternoon’s tele-town hall meeting on health care, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid was asked how the public option would be funded.
Reid said he anticipated the public option would cost the government very little because participants would pay the costs of the premiums.
“Anybody that fell into that category would pay premiums just like everybody else,” he said. “It’s not a program set up for people who are losers.”
Reid supports a public option, but only if it’s private: In a tele-town hall meeting with about 10,000 Nevadans .. http://bit.ly/16VDeE
“One would be to have an entity like Medicare. I really don’t favor that. I think what we should have is a private entity that has direction from the federal government.”
I guess he didn’t like it when I called him “dumber than a bag of rocks.” I haven’t changed my mind.
So…Sweetie took her to the vet and I got regular voice mail updates.
Here’s what Dr. Minor (the best vet in all of Nevada) said to Sweetie:
“Yay! She made it! She’s got arthritis!”
Yes, folks, that’s a victory. Our neighbor’s antifreeze didn’t get her. She lived. And now she’s old. And she has arthritis! Yippee!
Better yet, her blood work? NORMAL…even her kidney function looks better than it ever has.
So…we’ve got her on Deramaxx, and already she seems to be improving, pain-wise.
Doing the happy dance, we are.
The detailed chemical structure of a single molecule has been imaged for the first time, say researchers.
From Document the Silence:
On March 3rd, 2009 six year old Aniysah was taken from her mother’s arms and thrown into a legal shuffle of unaccountability, instability and discrimination. There were no records verifying that she would be taken to a safe living environment or that she was enrolled in school. Questions about her health and well-being went unanswered. That was 150 days ago. To date, Aniysah remains lost in the legal system. A system where black and brown children go missing everyday. A system where black mothers like Aniysah’s are often left to fend for themselves in a brutal, dogged battle just to make sure their children are safe.
It’s time to hold the legal system accountable. Document the Silence asks that you join them in the “Where’s Aniysah?” campaign by posting information about this case on your blogs, online social networks and throughout your community. You can find out more about this campaign to stand against injustices against our children in the legal system by visiting the Document the Silence website .
Where’s Aniysah? What you can do!
* Show up! – Are you going to be in the NY City area October 19th? Come to Aniysah’s court date and show the judge and the law guardian you care! Even if you can’t make it, invite your friends who can! there’s an attachment below that you can copy and send to your folks!
The next court date is October 19, 2009 at 11AM and the address is :
IDV Part , Courtroom E-123, Annex Building, Justice Fernando M. Camacho, Queens County IDV Court, Queens County Supreme Court, Criminal Term 125-01 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, New York 1141
* Spread the word!- send this website out to everyone you know. tell them why this is important. post to your facebook account. forward on your many list serves. post Aniysah’s mom youtube clip on your facebook page. write a blog about her story. email everyone you know and don’t know.
* Speak up! – do you know of other children of color who have been lost in the legal shuffle? Let’s document the silence of court sanctioned kidnapping that is happening to black and brown women and children across the country! email us at email@example.com and we will add your story to the website.
(H/T The Red Queen)
He brought her and her kids to his interview with his parole officer.
Edited to add: It”s a weird, round-about story on how this all unraveled.
The break in the case began Tuesday when a police officer at University of California, Berkeley, became suspicious.
Authorities said the officer spotted Garrido with two children on campus, where Garrido apparently had gone to distribute religious-themed literature, a frequent hobby of his.
Upon questioning, she discovered Garrido was a parolee and contacted his parole agent in Concord. That agent summoned Garrido to his office on Wednesday, where he arrived in the company of his wife, two girls and a woman identified as “Allissa.”
After some questioning, the agent became concerned.
“The parole agent had never seen these individuals, Allissa and the two young children, during his visits to the house and thought that the females in Garrido’s company were suspicious and contacted the Concord Police Department,” Kollar said.
When police arrived, the women were separated from Garrido. He eventually confessed to having kidnapped Dugard, police said, and in separate questioning “Allissa” confirmed that she was, in fact, the girl kidnapped from Meyers in 1991.
Why did he bring them with him, if he didn’t want to get caught? I’m sure there is much more to this story, but man, this is bizarre.
One has to wonder. With all the spying our various law enforcement agencies are wasting on us never-been-arrested-or-even-suspected-of-anything people, how the hell does this happen?
Garrido’s luck held in July of last year, when a multiagency task force in Contra Costa County searched his home as part of a sexual offender compliance check, officials said. He had a string of offenses dating back to 1971 and was a registered sex offender on parole in California.
Authorities found only evidence that Garrido, 58, his wife, Nancy, 55, and his mother were living in the home on Walnut Avenue, said Sgt. Diane Aguinaga of the Antioch police.
The team looked in the back, but saw only a screened-in porch and a back fence, she said.
Behind that fence, authorities now believe, was a hidden backyard with sheds and outbuildings. There, Garrido was housing Dugard and two daughters she allegedly had by him, officials said.
Phillip Craig Garrido had several contacts with the law in recent years, but until this week he kept authorities from finding the backyard compound near Antioch where he allegedly held Jaycee Lee Dugard captive.
Maybe they should’ve tried Google Maps, especially after neighbors had complained about the tents and sheds in his backyard.