According to the news report, Las Vegas police lieutenant Roberts says police don't think foul play is involved, and "the FBI says the case doesn't appear to be terrorism-related."
What questions would you ask if you needed to quickly determine whether this discovery of ricin in Las Vegas is of general concern to other Americans?
I have a few questions for starters: (a) Is there a suicide note? (b) Does the man have any known history of mental illness? (c) Did the man recently lose a relationship or a job? (d) Is the man Arabic or Muslim?
At the rate Barack Obama is going, his lack of qualification to serve as Commander in Chief will be painfully obvious long before November.
The man has far too few carefully considered opinions and far too many shoot-from-the-hip-and-hope-it-sounds-good opinions. Unfortunately, that weakness seems to be shared by the advisors with whom Obama has surrounded himself.
Obama's latest pronouncements on Iraq are a good example of the problem.
"It's 3:00am and your children are asleep," the voice over says. "There's a phone in the White House, and it's ringing. Something is happening in the world. Your vote will decide who answers that call."
"Whether someone knows the world's leaders, knows the military, someone tested and ready to lead. It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?
O.K. I'm picturing a pajama-clad couple at the White House answering the phone at 3 a.m. So is my choice limited to:
(a) Barack ("not Muslim") and Michelle ("not proud of America") Obama, or
(b) Hillary ("opposed the Iraq surge that worked") and Bill ("Monica missile") Clinton?
Or is there, say, someoneelse -- someone with with actual military experience -- running for president?