Wednesday, November 02, 2005

"I've got a bad feeling about this...."

In honor of this week's DVD release of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," I present you with this week's "I've got a bad feeling about this...." article. In each Star Wars movie, a character is known to utter the line, "I've got a bad feeling about this" just before it all hits the fan.


At 11/02/2005 04:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a bad feeling about this.

At 11/02/2005 04:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is Albo’s side of the story?

Albo Alibi #1: Just Another Option! Albo first claimed (very creatively) that his attempt to downgrade penalties for child rape would not actually be a reduction in punishment, because he left the originial, much tougher Rape law on the books as well. This is little different than if Albo had introduced a bill to make bank robbery a misdemeanor, then denied he had done anything wrong because felony bank robbery was still on the books as well.

Albo Alibi #2: What Are They Talking About? Albo next claimed that he could not understand PROTECT's objections at all, that they simply made no sense to any of his Richmond cronies. Yet he managed to remove every last word that we opposed under pressure from PROTECT and Virginia citizens.

Albo Alibi #3: Saving Sodomy… Albo has also claimed that his bill was an attempt to make sure laws against sodomizing children would still be on the books if the Supreme Court struck down Virginia’s sodomy laws for adults as unconstitutional (under the Lawrence v. Texas decision). This tortured argument ignores the fact that if Albo really believed the Supreme Court was addressing child sexual assault (and not just adult consensual sex) and he wanted to make sure he kept sodomy against children a crime, he should have made it a real crime, requiring mandatory prison time. But he didn’t. It also does not explain why he also included sexual intercourse and other acts in his expanded definition of “custodial indecent liberties.”

Albo Alibi #4: Protecting Teens… Albo also claims that House Bill 1054 would have been a new tool that actually increased penalties for sex with teens. They say that if an adult has sex with an older teenager who is in the adult's custody or under his supervision, it could be considered a misdemeanor (contributing to the delinquency of a minor). But the truth is, the Albo bill applies to babies and young children, not just teens.

At 11/02/2005 05:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this a caption contest? If so, my entry is:

"Delegate Jeff Frederick lunges out of the conservative right wing body, displaying that he is the mightiest of entozoans."

At 11/03/2005 09:10:00 AM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

Uh, no. The point here is the article this is linked to about the avian flu and possible travel restrictions within the U.S.

At 11/03/2005 09:47:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

Guys, could I respectfully suggest deletion of the first two anonymous posts. I know it's your blog, and you can do what you want, and yada, yada, yada, but I'm purely sick of this anonymous slander campaign against Albo. I don't even particularly like the guy (past associations with individuals of dubious integrity), but this really goes beyond the pale.

At 11/03/2005 12:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riley. It was a joke.

At 11/03/2005 12:40:00 PM, Blogger Riley, Not O'Reilly said...

I'd delete it if I could, Jim. I don't have that level access here, though.

At 11/03/2005 04:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

James Young:

You regularly assert that homosexuals try to erode molestation laws, and yet you can't believe that one of your dear Republicans would do the same.


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