December 18, 2017

Death Panels and the WWII Veterans

Ever since the threat of government-run health care became a reality and ObamaCare was signed into law in 2010, clear-thinking Americans have been worried about how the legislation would ultimately affect the elderly and infirm.  Now we know. Sarah Palin called them “death panels” and was mocked for suggesting that when the federal government ran […]

Reports of the Obama Presidency’s Death Are Exaggerated

A tentative murmur of hopefulness among some American conservatives is threatening to explode into joyous optimism.  A few rough days for the Obama administration, combined with Obama’s lame duck status, seem to have created an intoxicating elixir of wishful thinking, and a surprising number of people are quaffing this elixir without reserve.  I feel like […]

Investigators Working to Confirm Dorner’s Death

Via Los Angeles Times: After what LAPD Chief Charlie Beck called “a bittersweet night,” investigators Wednesday were in the process of identifying the human remains found in the charred cabin where fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was believed to have been holed up after trading gunfire with officers, authorities said. If the body is identified as […]

Professor Calls for Death Penalty for Climate Change ‘Deniers’

It is as inevitable as the rising of the sun; the Left, when thwarted in their quest for power, suggests the use of lethal force to compel those who disagree. There is a nauseating litany of murders done by our betters in their pursuit of the Benthamite vision of “the greatest good for the most […]

Bahrain opens probe into death in protest area

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain opened an investigation Saturday after the body of a man was found near the scene of clashes between protesters and the security forces. Opposition groups claimed the man was killed by riot police in another possible blow to the Gulf nation as it struggles to quell unrest during […]

Russia drops charges in lawyer’s prison death

FILE – This Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 file photo shows a portrait of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in jail, as it is held by his mother Nataliya Magnitskaya, as she speaks during an exclusive interview with the AP in Moscow. Russia’s top investigative body says Monday, April 9, 2012, it’s dropped charges against a […]

Calif. man convicted in torture, death of teen

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California man accused of killing an 18-year-old man during a meth high has been found guilty of first-degree murder and torture. Robert Gardner is facing up to 25 years to life in prison in the December 2009 death of 18-year-old Eric Bean. He was convicted Thursday. Authorities say Bean was […]

Standoff Over in Toulouse: Jihadist Jumps to his Death During Police Raid

Via Reuters: A 23-year-old gunman suspected of killing seven people in southwestern France in the name of al-Qaida, jumped from a window to his death in a hail of bullets after police stormed his apartment on Thursday. “At the moment when a video probe was sent into the bathroom, the killer came out of the […]

Death Panel Correction

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 3.2.12 @ 12:13PM I hate to disagree with my friend Ross Kaminsky again, but I think IPAB absolutely must be repealed. Why? Because it is unconstitutional — and no matter what other considerations apply, that which is unconstitutional should not be allowed to stand. […]

Hugo Chavez Death Watch, via WkiLeaks

Via Miami New Times: Yesterday, Wikileaks dumped a trove of emails from a Texas-based intelligence firm called Stratfor that includes an insider talking about Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s cancer. If the firm’s Venezuelan sources are any good, it’s very bad news for the Bolivarian strongman. Citing a “well-connected (Venezuelan) source,” the analyst writes in December […]