[TIMESDISPATCH] Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, was stabbed multiple times early today at his Bath County home and his son, Gus, is dead from a gunshot wound, authorities said. Gus Deeds had been released Monday following a mental health evaluation performed under an emergency custody order.
At a news conference in Charlottesville, a Virginia State Police spokeswoman said Deeds was stabbed numerous times in the head and torso but was alert and had given statements to authorities. She said Deeds, who was being treated at the University of Virginia Medical Center, had been seriously maimed.
A source told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the emergency custody order, or ECO, allowed Gus Deeds to be held as long as four hours to determine whether he should be held longer, up to 72 hours, under a temporary detention order.
The son was evaluated Monday by the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board in Lexington. An emergency custody order can be issued by any magistrate.
A source said no psychiatric bed was available, which is why Gus Deeds was released
At the news conference, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Gus Deeds was found inside the family's residence in rural Millboro with a gunshot wound, and died at the scene. Police did not say whether the son's wound was self-inflicted. Geller said authorities are not looking for other suspects. No one else was at the home at the time of the attack.
Authorities said they were still working to determine the sequence of events that they said took place around 7:25 a.m.
Deeds was stabbed numerous times before walking down a private drive and out to state Route 42, where he was picked up by a cousin who lives nearby, state police Sgt. Mike King told The Roanoke Times. Deeds was flown to the hospital from the cousin's farm, King added.
Robert Creigh Deeds, born January 4, 1958, is an American politician..
He is a member of the Senate of Virginia representing the 25th district since 2001. Previously, he was the Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Virginia in 2005 and Governor of Virginia in 2009. He was defeated in both of those races by Bob McDonnell. Deeds lost by just 323 votes in 2005, but was defeated by a wide margin of almost 18 percentage points in 2009. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 2001.
-- Hope he recovers from his wounds quickly and without complications.
Posted by: Au Auric ||
11/19/2013 17:07 Comments ||
Why would someone with a gun use a knife on someone else?
The secretary doesn't agree with Obama's team, especially Susan "the Benghazi attack was a film protest" Rice , on how to deal with Egypt. Unfortunately for Rice, Kerry is the one on the ground--and he's doing things his way.
Before Secretary of State John "I was in Vietnam" Kerry's recent trip to Cairo, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told him to make strong statements in public and private about the trial of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. On his own, Kerry I am not taking orders from that woman
decided to disregard the White House's instructions. Obama or Valerie Jarret?
The tension between the national security adviser and the secretary of state spilled over into public view in the past week, when Rice laid out her critical appraisal of the Egyptian government, which contradicted Kerry's assessment that Egypt was "on the path to democracy." The now public rift has been simmering behind the scenes for months and illustrates the strikingly divergent Egypt policies the White House and the State Department are pursuing.
The turf battles and internal confusion are hampering the administration's approach to Egypt, say lawmakers, experts, and officials inside both governments.
"John Kerry doesn't agree with Susan Rice on big portions of our Egypt policy, and he made a deliberate and conscious decision not to mention Morsi in his Cairo meetings," an administration official told The Daily Beast. "Susan Rice wasn't happy about it." Who is the Secretary of State? Susan Rice or John Kerry? Valerie Jarret is most likely Susan's puppet master.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
11/19/2013 00:00 ||
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If he wants, he can pick up his obama phone anytime. He sez.
Posted by: Frozen Al ||
11/19/2013 11:58 Comments ||
One has to figure that the traditional upper crust of Egypt (those with whom Kerry would feel personal affinity) have told Kerry, in no uncertain terms, that the whole Morsi/Broderbund adventure was an unmitigated disaster. Perhaps, and I know that I'm reaching here, even Kerry is smart enough to pick up on their message.
Rice is a fool. She is a bigger fool than Kerry. She is far more easily controlled than Kerry. Rice will, defacto, revert to the "viva la revolution" mindset, thus her shout out for Morsi.
Posted by: Jack Elminetch8535 ||
11/19/2013 14:19 Comments ||
Secretary of State Jawn F'n Kerry to Not Secretary Of State Susan Rice: "I won"
Posted by: Frank G ||
11/19/2013 14:29 Comments ||
Rice is a sycophant of Obama. Although I don't have much respect for Kerry, I doubt that he is a fawning parasite. The WH is sinking. Kerry might be hedging his bets in case there is opportunity down the road.
[Sowetan] "I am not British, I am not a colonial product because I am a complete Zimbabwean," he told graduates at Great Zimbabwe University near the remains of the 13th Century walled city, for which Zimbabwe, the former colony of Rhodesia, is named. Someone, please fetch me my matching diamond studded flywhisks with the Royal Doulton Periwinkle pattern.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Former President George W. Bush said building the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline is a "no-brainer" for economic growth.
"I think the goal of the country ought to be, 'How do we grow the private sector?' " Bush said at a Pittsburgh luncheon with energy executives, according to DeSmog Blog.
"If private-sector growth is the goal and Keystone pipeline creates 20,000 new private-sector jobs, build the damn thing," Bush said.
The State Department says the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline would create 42,100 direct and indirect positions -- about 3,900 of them being construction jobs -- during the two-year construction phase. The agency says it would contribute 35 permanent jobs after construction.
President B.O., who has questioned Keystone's jobs potential, has said he won't approve the pipeline if it "significantly exacerbates" carbon emissions.
[THESTAR] An unprecedented council meeting descended temporarily into chaos on Monday, when Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Doug Ford got into a screaming match with spectators.
The dispute was ignited about two hours into the meeting, when Ford rose from his seat and walked toward the back of chambers with a member of his staff, who appeared to be filming members of the public seated there.
While some spectators expressed their support, others chanted: "Shame! Shame! Shame!"
Doug Ford got into a stand off with one man, calling him a "punk." The councillor, who earlier accused the members of the public gathered for the meeting of being union supporters, told the crowd, "Why don't we get the real people of Toronto here?"
[BREITBART] Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was caught on video Monday bum-rushing a female Councillor as the council voted to strip the admitted crack smoker of most of his mayoral powers. After admitting to smoking crack and drinking excessively, the embattled mayor had hoped his 44% approval rating might keep him in office.
Heres how its going to work, Biden gushed in a Sept. 29 op-ed.
Starting Tuesday, you can go to HealthCare.gov, where youll be able to comparison shop for health insurance plans. Its simple Pick the option that works best for you, sign up, and youre done, he wrote.
It used to be that buying insurance was a nightmare After Tuesday, itll never be that way again, he declared.
And Joe was right! It became a non-stop, never ending, mega-disaster, not just a nightmare.
I hope someone has bookmarked that quote for 2015, if he starts to run for O's spot.
[An Nahar] U.S. Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State... on Monday declared that a nearly 200-year-old policy which had governed Washington's relations with Latin America was finally dead.
Known as the Monroe Doctrine after it was adopted in 1823 by former U.S. president James Monroe, the policy had stated that any efforts by European countries to colonize land in North or South America would be views as aggressive acts and could require U.S. intervention.
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As there is no chance of a European country "colonizing" parts of Latin America anymore this is really a moot point. There has not been any real point to this for many years. Now, if we want to apply similar conditions on increasing economic and political clout from "ferners" like China, Iran, Russia et. al. then that's another pigmented horse.
This seems to me to be just another squirrel from the lamest regime ever as it attempts to destroy the US.
I think the Monroe Doctrine might have come into play when the Soviets were supporting Castro. Might be applicable now if the Chinese get too heavily involved in the Panama Canal. I see no reason to publicly abandon it unless the goal is to project weakness.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, says anybody who really wants to be president is "slightly crazy" -- but that he would be open to a run in 2016 if a suitably progressive candidate does not emerge.
"Under normal times, it's fine, you have a moderate Democrat running, a moderate Republican running," Mr. Sanders told the Burlington Free Press. "These are not normal times. The United States right now is in the middle of a severe crisis and you have to call it what it is."
Mr. Sanders told the paper he probably would run as an independent -- he currently caucuses with Democrats -- but that he would be at an immediate disadvantage because he wouldn't be getting any money from Wall Street or corporate America.
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist
program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
- Norman Mattoon Thomas
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State... told a climate change conference in Poland Monday that global warming is the biggest challenge to the world.
"Fulfilling our responsibility to the future inhabitants of our planet is an ambitious goal, yes, but there isn't a more important one out there right now," he said in a video shown at the conference.
Kerry also urged immediate action by world leaders to curb emissions. Climate change, he said, "is happening now."
Hmmm...humans have been dealing with climate change for several 10s of thousands of years. Since the retreat of the last big ice age, humans have expanded their territorial adaptivity from the arctic to the equator, from mountain ranges to deserts, from vast continents to isolated islands. Seems we don't need much in the way of 'governmental' solutions, particularly from a group that has no problem with surrendering sovereign borders. Or does that just apply to the US?
Any kind of nonsense to get Obamacare off the front page.
I look for us to bomb Iran next...a good war will make up for Obamacare...how's about driving up and down the streets throwing money and bread at the homeless...Caligula did that.
Posted by: Bill Clinton ||
11/19/2013 10:42 Comments ||
..ah...'Bill Clinton' mentioning Caligula. Heh. O has far more in common with Nero, another grand narcissus. I'm not looking forward to the 'year of the four emperors' coming up next in the currents and tides of repetitive human behaviors.
[MEDIAITE] Meet the Press host David Gregory played for House Minority Leader Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. Formerly Speaker of the House, but it's not her fault they lost. Really. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace... her now-infamous statement on the Affordable Care Act that "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it," and asked if the alleged hurry to pass health care reform in 2009-2010 had led to the current quagmire over its rollout.
"Isn't that really the problem, as you look back on it?" Gregory said. "That there was such a rush to get this done--no Republicans voting for it--and now there are unintended effects of this that were foreseen at the time, that you couldn't know the impact of, and that now this is coming home to roost?"
"I stand by what I said there: when people see what's in the bill, they will like it, and they will," Pelosi said. "It took a great deal for us to pass the bill. I said, if we go up to the gate and the gate is locked, we'll unlock the gate. If we can't do that we'll climb the fence. If the fence is too high, we'll pole vault in. We had to pass the test of the courts, and we did."
"This was never thought to be easy," Pelosi continued. "It doesn't matter what we're saying here. What matters is what happens at the kitchen table of the American people, and how they will more affordability, more accessibility, better quality care, prevention, wellness, and a healthier nation."
I always thought of her as Mrs. Skeletor myself.
And what Mrs. Skeletor isn't saying is that at the time Americans around the dinner table were yelling 'NO!' - and they still are. But in plain ole liberal fashion she insists she knows what's good for us better than we do.
Posted by: Au Auric ||
11/19/2013 8:34 Comments ||
Winston Churchill once said "Facts to a liberal are like garlic to a vampire."
Never argue with a true believer of an irrational idea. As long as you remain rational in the argument you will, to the true believer lose the argument and thus validate their irrational idea.
What do you suppose they are saying about ObamaCare and San Fran Nan in the SF Comical and the MSM 6 pm news up there in that liberal pesthole?
Posted by: Bill Clinton ||
11/19/2013 10:45 Comments ||
What do you suppose they are saying about ObamaCare and San Fran Nan in the SF Comical and the MSM
Don't know about S.F., but last night in Seattle CNN was drooling over the Dems, 2016, Hillary and Obamacare as if those were the greatest things to come down the road since sliced bread. Surprisingly, all the chairs in front of the monitor ( at the airport) were empty. i was close by only to charge my phone before flying away.
And couldn't turn the volume down.
Having CNN on at the airport is like walking into the dentist's office and the only table rag is a sports mag back from August, talking about how the Cinci Reds are going to run away with the World Series.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.