CNN.com - Pot grower faces murder charges for firefighters deaths - Aug 21% 2004

Again, the "War on Drugs" offers up another casualty...Justice. Yes, the homeowner was growing pot in his basement. Yes, 2 firefighters were regrettably killed in the blaze. But murder charges? Does anyone question the ridiculousness of this charge? What about people that get drunk and pass out with a cigarette? How about home hobbyists that use flammable materials? Following the logic in place here, shouldn't they also be charged with murder if a firefighters dies while fighting a fire in their domicile? What about manslaughter or gross negligence?

Does this make sense to anyone but the overzealous prosecutor or police?


Poll: N.J. Governor's Approval Nudges Up - Right out of the Bill Clinton Playbook

"Garden State residents tend to be tolerant of alternate lifestyles and most do not want to kick McGreevey when he is down," said acting poll director Patrick Murphy.

Once again, liberals miss the point. Actually 2 points... First, that he used his office to appoint his unqualified lover to a $110k position as the governor's advisor in the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security (later as a "special advisor"....gee, now we know what that means). This is nepotism at it's worst. Second, that the Governor cheated on his wife....I guess infidelity doesn't matter anymore. Kicking the Guv while he's down? What about his wife??? I'm sure she's feeling fantastic about this announcement.

It doesn't matter if he's gay or not...and I could care less....however, the fact that he cheated on his wife and had the nepotistic urge to appoint his lover to such an important position is utterly wrong.

Much like Slick Willie, libs like to give their officials a pass on their sex life as it's "personal". They focus only on the sex life as being a personal issue and gloss over the more important issues. They missed that point as Slick was impeached not for having an affair, but for lying under oath (a felony in most states) and obstruction of justice. In McGreevey's case, he appointed his lover to a high paying position that he was wholly unsuited for (Cipel, his lover, was not a U.S. citizen and could not get a security clearance). I'm sure we'll find out more details.

The big question is not whether the general public should tolerate infidelity (from a non-religious moral perspective, it's plain wrong, so we shouldn't tolerate it), it's why the general public tolerates officials using their extramarital affairs to overshadow their more heinous actions.