May 5, 2010
I saw this incredible documentary last year at the Lighthouse Film Festival (happening this year June 4-6 in Long Beach Island, NJ) called the “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”.
I blogged about it here.
The film is now opening (the NY Times review is here) and I highly recommend it once again. I still think about it a year later, it was that powerful. Prepare to be shocked even if, like me, you don’t shock easy.
I’m slightly surprised that some of my fellow conservatives don’t think that the Times Square wannabee-bomber should be Mirandized. Fact is, terrorist or not, he’s an American citizen and should be afforded the benefits of that citizenship until the time he is found guilty in a court of law. The fact that he has confessed would be meaningless without Miranda as his confession could be found to not be admissible (what? I watch Law&Order!). Once convicted, I’m entirely in favor of stripping him of his citizenship and treating him as any other treasonous person in American history.
Agree/disagree? Would love to hear from my commenters on this.
May 4, 2010
“I’m still waiting for the mayor [Bloomberg] to explain why the Pakistanis are so upset over health care.”
-Eric in the post below this one.
May 3, 2010
Check out this guy’s bio. This is our leadership:
In February 2006 he was sued for paternity by a former staffer.
In August 2008, Smith held a golf-outing fundraiser for a group of 75 lobbyists, who each paid up to $75,000 to attend. One lobbyist who attended told the New York Post that Smith told the assembled group that giving him campaign contributions was akin to an IPO, in that they “should get in early because then it doesn’t cost as much. The longer you wait to get in… the more it will cost you and if you don’t get in at all, then it will be painful.” The lobbyist said that, after these remarks, “people were looking around the room in disbelief.”
Dumb as a rock and making sure everyone knows it.