Wednesday, August 22, 2007

August 22nd, 2007 - Happy Birthday Tori Amos!

August 22nd, 2007 - Happy Birthday Tori Amos!

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and
singer-songwriter. She is married to English sound engineer Mark Hawley.
Together they have one daughter, Natashya “Tash” L√≥rien Hawley, born on
September 5, 2000.


I love Tori, she is soooo hot.

Well If Jenna Bush’s Mom Says She’s Not Pregnant, Then She’s Definitely Not Pregnant

Well If Jenna Bush’s Mom Says She’s Not Pregnant, Then She’s Definitely Not Pregnant

Jenna Bush is not getting married because she’s pregnant, a rep for First Lady
Laura Bush tells us. Wonkette, the mischievous D.C. blog, has been doing photo
analysis of the First Daughter’s tummy ever since last week’s announcement that
she’ll marry boyfriend Henry Hager. An unamused White House calls the shotgun
wedding rumors “absurd.”


While I think this is just a crazy rumor, I do find myself asking - did anyone think that they would come out and say that it was a shotgun wedding? I hope the two are happy, and that they can have a nice son that can grow up and be president - or daughter.

Baby Helps Nicole Richie Finally Gain Some Weight

Baby Helps Nicole Richie Finally Gain Some Weight

Nicole Richie was spotted yesterday afternoon in Westwood, and let us be the
first to tell you that the anorexic waste has finally put on a couple of pounds!


She is actually starting to look like a womyn... wow.

Quotes

Frank Zappa
from Quotes of the Day
"Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

Robert Jackson
from Quotes of the Day
"The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish."

Robert Frost
from Quotes of the Day
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."

Sidney J. Harris
from Quotes of the Day
"Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own."

Stanislaw Lem
from Quotes of the Day
"Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible."

Ernest Benn
from Quotes of the Day
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."

Paris Puts Court Battle to Rest

Paris Puts Court Battle to Rest

Paris Hilton has settled a lawsuit with socialite Zeta Graff, avoiding any
further court time this summer. Jury selection for the multi-million dollar
libel suit, which alleges that Hilton planted defamatory stories about Graff in
gossip columns, was due to begin Monday, according the AP. Hilton, however,
opted to settle out of court, thus avoiding any repeats of June's legal
spectacle. And we were so looking forward to some more car-sobbing time!


I thought this was dealt with a long time ago. It seems strange that this case had not been settled yet, I could see the two girls talking about it. This was back when Paris was engaged to Paris - which is what this whole fight was about. That was so long ago.

TomKat's Separate Bedrooms (Michael K/Dlisted)

TomKat's Separate Bedrooms (Michael K/Dlisted)

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are apparently moving to a bigger house and want to
keep the same sleeping arrangements, separate bedrooms. Star Magazine reports
the two currently live in different wings of their Beverly Hills mansion and
this situation works best for them.

If I were rich, I would want to have a house with two bedrooms. Sometimes you just want your own space. Maybe sometimes you are not feeling well, or are just in a mood and you want to sleep alone. While I normally think that they are a strange couple, this doesn't seem so strange.

Bill Murray faces drunken driving charge after golf cart cruise through Stockholm (Associated Press)

Bill Murray faces drunken driving charge after golf cart cruise through Stockholm (Associated Press)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden: "Caddyshack" star Bill Murray was pulled over in downtown Stockholm after admittedly driving drunk in a golf cart, but he refused a breath test saying he was protected by U.S. law.


American law clearly states that stars can drink and drive golf carts through the streets of foreign cities... oh wait, no it doesn't. This is just a silly story, Bill is a great actor, it must have been fun to pull him over drunk in a golf cart.

Ashlee Simpson On The Cover Of Seventeen




BJORK ELECTRIFIES FRANCE





Leave it up to Iceland’s very own Bjork to take performing to the next level as
she takes the stage during a music festival in Rimes, Frances on Tuesday.

Bjork Rocks....

Where Is The Doorman?


Kate and Pete Are Back Together?

Kate and Pete Are Back Together?

Apparently Kate has been secretly staying over with Pete at Claridge's in a
£1,500-a-night suite at the Mayfair hotel for the past five days. Pete has been
pretty lucky these days with getting all the charges against him dropped due to
a legal technicality and now winning Kate back.


What?

Blunt Instrument



This falls under, don't know much but I can see that she is hot - this is Emily Blunt.

Power of 10 on two nights a week

Power of 10 on two nights a week

CBS' Power of 10, carrying on the proud and recent tradition of primetime game
shows that involve absolutely no skill whatsoever, will air Tuesdays at 8:00
p.m. in addition to its usual timeslot of Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. The
two-nights-a-week format will continue for the remainder of the summer, bumping
NCIS to 10:00 p.m.


Is someone over at the programing department for CBS on crack. They are pushing back NCIS, one of the best shows on TV for The Power of Ten. The Power of Ten is perhaps one of the worst shows I have ever seen, not as bad as "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader". I think they are making a mistake putting it on two nights a week. If people have to wait a whole week before they can see it, they might forget how bad it is.

Simon Cowell quitting American Idol!!!!!

Simon Cowell quitting American Idol!!!!!

Okay maybe the five exclamation points weren't necessary, but I thought that
they would drive the point across. Yes it is true, the insulter supreme, Simon
Cowell, will be leaving America's favorite singing show (no not The Singing Bee)
... in three years.


My first thought was that this is just another crazy American Idol rumor. However when I think about it, the show has about three more years before it becomes totally irrelevant anyways. As it is now, the show has gotten to the point where it is more known for the singers who can't sing than the ones who can.

Brad Pitt on the Today Show

TV Squad Daily with Brigitte: 08-22-2007

Hayden Panettiere ‘Got Milk’ Ad


Michelle Obama takes a shot at Hillary Clinton

O'Reilly: There isn't going to be any accountability for Bush, except in historical realm

O'Reilly: There isn't going to be any accountability for Bush, except in historical realm

Bill O'Reilly started his segment with Bill Maher yesterday 8/21/07 by sticking
his foot firmly in his own mouth. Asking Maher if he was going to stack his
"Real Time" panels with "left-wing loons" again this season, he said about last
year's line-up "how many times can Arianna Huffington come on the program?"
Maher replied that Huffington wasn't on the show last year. Oops. O'Reilly's
prejudice continued to be evident through the segment.

O'Reilly should really watch Maher's show sometime, yes he has some left-wing loons on there, but would you call Ron Paul a left-wing loon, or Thommy Thompson, both of which have been on Maher's show. Maher is very opinionated and that is ok, so is O'Reilly - that's what I enjoy about each of them.

Bush Republicans go after their own

Bush Republicans go after their own


Former White House aides are joining Republican fundraisers in bankrolling a $15
million, five-week advertising campaign putting pressure on lawmakers whose
backing of President Bush's Iraq war strategy may be wavering.
The group, Freedom's Watch, launched the ads Wednesday, even as Bush delivered a renewed call for keeping U.S. forces in Iraq. The money will pay for ad placements on national cable and local television stations as well as on radio and the
Internet.The ads will run in 20 states and will urge viewers to ask their
member of Congress to stand by Bush's plan. Organizers of the effort would not
identify the targeted lawmakers, but a review of the initial TV ad placements
done by a group opposed to the war shows most of them are in Republican
congressional districts.


Is Bush and pro war Republicans worried about a split in the party that could undermine support for the war?

Anecdotal Evidence

Anecdotal Evidence

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has joined the chorus of right-wing activists
holding up a crime in Newark, New Jersey as cause for an anti-immigrant
crackdown. Romney campaign is running radio ads in Iowa and New Hampshire
attacking “sanctuary cities” that “become magnets that encourage illegal
immigration and undermine secure borders.” The ads also mention New York City,
in an indirect attack on fellow candidate and former New York Mayor Rudy
Giuliani, who responded with his own attack accusing Romney of being soft on
immigrants.


I don't think that the sanctuary city idea is a good idea it is for different reasons. I think that either you are going to uphold the law or you are not. If you are not going to up hold the law you shouldn't be in an office that requires you to do so. It isn't in the jurisdiction of city leaders to decide matters of immigration policy, it is up to national leaders to set the policy and write the laws.

That being said, this case in Newark is not about immigration, and it looks like everyone is going to be talking about it as an immigration issue - but it isn't. It is an issue of crime and violence.

Ingraham vs. Geraldo on immigration


Link: sevenload.com

Obama's Presidential Mesclun

Obama's Presidential Mesclun

“Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” the
senator said. “I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.” -- Sen.
Obama in (Whole Foods-free) Iowa, The Caucus, 7/30/07


Do statements like this make a candidate appear out of touch with the public?

Is this a mistake?


FBI Seeks Individuals For Questioning


FBI Seeks Individuals For Questioning

The FBI is interested in talking with these two men, who were seen acting
suspiciously on one of the many Seattle area ferries that cross Puget Sound.

The FBI is asking for the public’s help two identify two men who have
been seen acting strangely aboard Washington State ferries recently.

Does this seem strange to anyone else, that the FBI is looking for these men who did something suspicious on the ferry. I have been on those ferries and it would be really easy to bomb the hell out of them. I just don't know that you would do much, other than get a lot of attention.

Hot Site

Check out this cool site. ExpertVoter.org

It has a graph with key issues on the top, and a list of presidential candidates along the side. In the graph is thumb nails for videos that you can click to hear the various candidates positions on the issues.

More On Negatives, Mitt Romney Edition

More On Negatives, Mitt Romney Edition




Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has finally surpassed New York Senator Hillary Clinton in the polls. Unfortunately for Romney, it’s a poll measuring
the number of people committing to vote against him.
The Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% of Likely Voters would definitely vote against Romney if he’s on the ballot in 2008. That’s a point higher than the 43% who would definitely vote against Clinton. Only one other possible candidate surpassed Clinton in this category all year (former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who is not considered a candidate at this time).




First of all, I really don't think that these polls mean all that much. The whole republican field seems to be in a perpetual state of uncertainty at this point.

American Voters, Please Don't Throw Me In The Briar Patch

American Voters, Please Don't Throw Me In The Briar Patch

In the run-up to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, when it was not yet
clear who Bush's opponent would be that November, Rove and his aides had begun
to fear that their most dangerous foe would be then-Sen. John Edwards of North
Carolina... But instead of attacking Edwards, Rove's team opened fire at
Kerry.Their thinking went like this, [Rove lieutenant Matthew] Dowd explained [after the election]: Democrats, in a knee-jerk reaction to GOP attacks, would rally around Kerry, whom Rove considered a comparatively weak opponent, and make him the party's nominee.

There are two things that I want to say about this, first of all it looks like this tactic worked. While we will never know who would have won if another choice had been made by republicans. The second thing, is that while many on the left are going to get upset about this, don't blame republicans, blame yourselves. If you voted on ideas, and who you thought would be the best leader for the country, this ploy would have been useless. In the future you can be sure that they will attempt other such tactics. The easiest way to get the best candidate is to vote for the person you think will do the best job.

Daily Show from Iraq

Hugo Chavez

Another Debate?

Today Show Talks About Online Jihad

Who Is... United States Republican presidential candidates, 2008

United States Republican presidential candidates, 2008

Ron Paul, born August 20, 1935, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a long time U.S. Representative from Texas with a strong constitutionalist and libertarian voting record. Paul has been nicknamed "Dr. No" for his opposition to tax increases and spending bills. He has chastened his fellow Republicans for abandoning the party's ideals, and for helping to create an unsustainable national debt now in the trillions of dollars. Paul seeks to "reinstate the Constitution and restore the Republic."

On 11 January 2007, Paul filed papers to form an exploratory committee for the 2008 presidential race. He formally declared his candidacy 12 March 2007 as a guest on Washington Journal on C-SPAN. He is not running as a Libertarian as he did nearly two decades ago. Paul has the distinction of being opposed to the Iraq War and interventionist US foreign policy. He is one of 7 Republican congressman who voted against Iraq War authorization in October 2002. He has also opposed George W. Bush and the majority of Republican congressmen on many other issues, including the PATRIOT Act. His record on these issues means he may draw support from some surprising circles, including anti-war activists and paleoconservatives.

On 20 February 2007, Paul's exploratory committee posted a formal video of him explaining his reason for running on YouTube.

Maliki On Timetables and Courtesy

Maliki On Timetables and Courtesy

At a news conference in Syria, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki lashed out at
the growing chorus of American leaders who have questioned his ability to govern
the country or reconcile with Sunnis and Kurds in time for an American status
report on Iraq that is due before Congress next month.
"No one has the right to place timetables on the Iraq government," he said, according to news service reports from Damascus. "It was elected by its people."

Is a little respect to much to ask for? I have to agree that I don't think it is the place of Senators to be calling for an Iraqi leader to be fired.

"Buck Fush" and the Left

"Buck Fush" and the Left

Higher civilization has always regarded the use of expletives in public (outside of, let us say, theatrical performances) as a form of assault on civilization. That is why as a broadcaster I am prohibited from saying seven selected words on the air. No one monitors my private conversations, but just about everyone, at least until the 1960s, understood that there was something very wrong in saying such words on the radio or putting them on billboards. That is why we have, as a society, crossed a line when people put expletives on bumper stickers ("S--t Happens," "Buck Fush") or usethem in public in distinguished company -- as in newspaper interviews or campaign fund raisers. Even the individual who puts a "Buck Fush" sticker on his or her car knows that the real "f-word" would constitute an assault on whatever remains of the concept of decency.


While I disagree that this is a problem that is unique to the left, I agree with the point that is being made here. I think that open use of language that is commonly understood to be profane is rude, it is a brazen disregard for others. In using that language, choosing to put that message out there you are saying that you don't care about other peoples feelings. It doesn't bother you that someone might be offended by the statement that you are making.

There is a difference between someone being offended because they don't agree with the statement you are making, and because of the tone. I find profanity to be disgusting and offensive and I think that it brings down the tone of conversation where ever it is present. When I see a sticker that has a profanity about Bush, it offends me not because I like Bush, but because of the language.

I think the key to what I am saying is respect. When you put a sticker on your car, or you wear a shirt - do you have enough respect for your fellow man to be decent or not?

Has Maliki Ended The Insurgency?

Has Maliki Ended The Insurgency?

The leader of Iraq's banned Baath party, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has decided to
join efforts by the Iraqi authorities to fight al-Qaeda, one of the party's
former top officials, Abu Wisam al-Jashaami, told pan-Arab daily Al Hayat.
"AlDouri has decided to sever ties with al-Qaeda and sign up to the
programme of the national resistance, which includes routing Islamist terrorists
and opening up dialogue with the Baghdad government and foreign forces,"
al-Jashaami said.


Is the end in sight? This is the largest group in Iraq that has opposed the government and sided with Al Qaeda, without them as an ally the terrorists will be delt with quickly. It is also a strong step towards creating a government that will represent all of Iraq. This comes after a visit to Tikrit by Al-Maliki to meet with Sunni leaders. The surge might be working after-all.

Kansas Court: Illegal Immigrants Not Really Illegal; Media Outcry Pending

Kansas Court: Illegal Immigrants Not Really Illegal; Media Outcry Pending

A Kansas court of appeals has ruled that it's illegal for an illegal alien to
enter the country, but not illegal for an illegal alien to be in the country if
the illegal alien can illegally make it past the Border Patrol without getting
caught.


What the hell does that mean? This is a strange way to look at the law.

Romanian Villager Sends PBS Message in Bottle to Debunk Its Anti-Mining Documentary

Romanian Villager Sends PBS Message in Bottle to Debunk Its Anti-Mining Documentary

According to the Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed gold mine, the river water currently - as a result of the old, environmentally dangerous mine - contains 64 times the legal limit for iron, 110 times the legal limit for zinc, 3.5 times the legal limit for arsenic, and gets its reddish orange color from cadmium.

Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources - the company behind the mining project that the environmentalists are trying to halt - would clean up river and old mine as part of its project.

Far from the pristine village as portrayed by PBS, Rosia Montana is an environmental disaster now - that's the message of Gheorge's bottles of river water.


If it is Christians who are teaching the heathens about what they honestly believe is the only way to save their souls, or it is environmental groups based in America, treading lightly is important. There appear to be some solid things in this deal with the mining company that are good for the town. I understand the concern of the environmental groups, but that shouldn't be more important than the concerns and the desires of the people who live in the town. Coming from the west, and having so much power and money it is hard not to step on the toes of the little guy. That should be the first priority though.

Most US adults in the dark about world politics (Agence France Presse)

Most US adults in the dark about world politics (Agence France Presse)

Two-thirds of US adults admit to being in the dark about political issues outside the United States, and only a third are well-versed in US
politics
, the results of a poll published Tuesday showed.
Candidates in the US presidential primaries "may have their work cut out for them as they work to get people interested in the election," wrote the Harris Poll group,
which surveyed 2,225 adults between July 6 and 13 for the poll.


At a time when it is more important that ever that we have an awareness and understanding of the world, this is scary to hear.

AZ-Sen: McCain would lose to Napolitano

AZ-Sen: McCain would lose to Napolitano

Not surprisingly, the poll by the Behavior Research Center shows Napolitano the
favorite of 78 percent of Democrats, versus 11 percent for McCain. But the
governor also would pick up 20 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of
independents who make up nearly 28 percent of Arizona’s registered voters
[...]
Voters were also asked how Napolitano is doing as governor. Only 9
percent rated her performance in office as poor or very poor, the lowest since
she was first elected in 2002. Another 59 percent rate her work as excellent or
good.


I think that McCain has made a mistake by putting so much effort into the presidential race and he is going to pay for it. According to this report in a show down between himself and the Democratic governor - he would lose his senate seat.

Marginal Revolution: Venezuela fact of the day

Marginal Revolution: Venezuela fact of the day

...despite Chavez's "revolution for the poor" the Gini coefficient [in Venezuela] has increased from 0.44 in 2000 to 0.48 in 2005.


This statistic comes from The Economist, and shows that inspite of his claims Chavez is helping the poor less than he proclaims. The article talks about how corruption has served to create a new middle class of people who have gotten wealthy from government favors.

Mike Gravel Clarifies Globalization and World Governance

How is the surge going so far...

Megan McCardle: "Rudy's Craaaaaaazy"

Megan McCardle: "Rudy's Craaaaaaazy"

I am not defending Rudy, the presidential candidate. Almost no one who has lived in New York wants Rudy anywhere near the nuclear football, nor would we like to see his strongly authoritarian instincts (however much they arguably may have done for New York's policing) unleashed on the federal justice system. Rudy is craaaaaaaaazy.


Speaks for itself.

Romney: Life Begins at Pick Up Line

Romney: Life Begins at Pick Up Line

But for those trained to hear the subtleties, Mr. Romney was acknowledging something more. He implied an opposition to the birth control pill and a willingness to join in their efforts to scale back access to contraception. There are code phrases to listen for - and for those keeping score, Mr. Romney nailed each one.

One code phrase is: "I fought to define life as beginning at conception rather than at the time of implantation." The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines pregnancy as starting at implantation, the first moment a pregnancy can be known. Anti-abortion advocates want pregnancy to start at the unknown moment sperm and egg meet: fertilization. They'd also like you to believe, despite evidence to the contrary, that the birth control pill prevents that fertilized egg from implanting in the womb.

I think one of the fears that I have about the right and their attack on abortion is that it is just the lead to a larger effort to control peoples private lives. Once abortion is made illegal, there is serious reason to believe that other forms of birth control will be pushed into the definition. Such common tactics of birth control like the morning after or even the birth control pill be the next targets. I don't trust the religious right with that power, they have their own concepts of right and wrong, which is fine, but they are determined that the rest of us should accept them - which is not fine.

Of course this is pandering by Romney.

Breaking: Obama Not Whacked on Cuba

Breaking: Obama Not Whacked on Cuba

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is leaping into the long-running Cuba debate by calling for the United States to ease restrictions for Cuban-Americans who want to visit the island or send money home.

Obama’s campaign said Monday that, if elected, the Illinois senator would lift restrictions imposed by the Bush administration and allow Cuban-Americans to visit their relatives more frequently, as well as ease limits on the amount of money they can send to their families.

Our policy of ignoring them and hoping that they would go away hasn't worked all these years. Why is it so crazy to talk about trying something new. Look at the changes that China has made since we have opened relations. There is something strange about Americas attitude towards Cuba.

What does the candidacy of Ron Paul mean for the United States? | Redstate

What does the candidacy of Ron Paul mean for the United States? | Redstate

Reagan's understanding of freedom (the "negative" freedom which leaves people free to determine their own lives) stands in contradistinction to freedom as understood by our friends on the Left (a "positive" freedom that seeks to free everyone from pain, suffering, risk, and inequality).

But Paulite libertarianism understands freedom in the sense of "I'll go my own way, and you can go to H*ll if you so desire." It shares with conservatism a deep wariness of government power, which is infinitely corruptible, even as the Left embraces government power as the answer to the infinite corruptibility of individuals.

Paulites thus felicitously cloak themselves in the Constitution, which enshrines the principle of limited government.

Read on . . .

But what Paulism does not do is envision the nature and role of the United States as a nation. And from its very first days, the US has been an aggressive, expansionist, seafaring power, dedicated to economic prosperity, and with both the desire and the justification to take a large role on the world stage.


Some interesting thoughts on Ron Paul's campaign and the ideas that are behind it. The idea that seems to underlie all of his positions is that America can and should isolate itself from the rest of the world. This idea is not only clearly wrong in my opinion - it is dangerous. America is a part of the global economy, and it has a key part in that economy. The world has become much more of a place where nations cannot go their own way. That is just as true for America as it is for China or even smaller countries. Our fates are more tied together than ever, and we need to come together more than ever to solve the problems we face.

PoliPundit.com » “Presidential Candidate Blames Killings on Newark Sanctuary Policy”

PoliPundit.com » “Presidential Candidate Blames Killings on Newark Sanctuary Policy”

If the suspects are found guilty, Newark and its political leadership share a degree of responsibility,” Representative Tom Tancredo, Republican of Colorado, said on the steps of the gold-domed City Hall, surrounded by a dozen supporters and slightly more protesters who rallied against him. “I encourage the family of the victims to pursue a lawsuit against the city.”


This is a terrible crime, and it is being abused by people on the right for their own political goals. It isn't shocking to those who have been following the race that Tancredo would join the anti-immigrant fervor that is building around this case. This case is about a break down of the system in general, and not so much a case about immigrants. I have said this before, but crime is not an immigrant issue. Some crimes are committed by immigrants, but some are not. I think to attempt to twist this case into the political mold of the right wing anti-immigration groups corrupts the justice process. It isn't good for the victims and it isn't good for the community.

memeorandum: France shifts its stance on the conflict in Iraq (Katrin Bennhold/International Herald …)

memeorandum: France shifts its stance on the conflict in Iraq (Katrin Bennhold/International Herald …)

PARIS: After years of shunning involvement in a war it said was wrong, France now believes it may hold the key to peace in Iraq, proposing itself as an "honest broker" between the Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish factions.
The shift was one of the most concrete consequences yet of the thaw in French-American relations following the election in May of President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose administration no longer feels bound by the adamant refusal to take a role in Iraq that characterized the reign of his predecessor, Jacques Chirac.


This could be the best thing in Iraq right now. An outside force that could enter the situation, that wasn't involved in the conflict and focus on assisting the groups in discussion. France does have the advantage of not having any history in the region of occupation. This is also a good sign that the new French government appears to be more open to friendly relations than the last one.

News Hounds: Mark Fuhrman and Hannity Advocate For Racial Profiling

News Hounds: Mark Fuhrman and Hannity Advocate For Racial Profiling

Two Middle-Eastern looking guys are wanted for questioning over their suspicious behavior on Washington State ferries. According to law enforcement authorities, the ferries have been labeled a high potential terrorist target (even though the FBI also insists they are safe). So how did FOX News cover the issue on last night’s (8/21/07) Hannity & Colmes? By calling in Mark Fuhrman to argue on behalf of racial profiling. Fuhrman declared the men “an obvious threat,” and claimed that “profiling is a word attorneys have come up with to defend their guilty clients.” He was enthusiastically aided and abetted by Sean Hannity. With video.



The thing about profiling is that I am not against it because I think it is wrong, I am against it because it doesn't work. If you target men, they will send womyn. If you target Arabs they will send Africans, Asians or other races. If you target foreigners they will recruit domestically. IN fact a smart terrorist could use the profiling to their advantage. Send an old lady through the line, with a group of teen Arab males right behind her. Security is so concerned about the Arab males they don't focus on the older lady - and she gets the bomb through.

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