Paris Hilton has had a jail house epiphany! She has put down the coke, the meth, the X, the Jack Daniels and the wood to pick up a Bible and a cause.
Jarvis Heddon, Republican alderman from Escondido,
California, suggested that all "good Americans" should
be happy to sacrifice
Valerie Plame, wife of ex-ambassador Joseph Wilson
and one time CIA operative, claimed on Monday that CBS spunky reporter Katie
The Old Ten Commandments
I. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Advocates jealousy and denies choice. Eliminate it.
shalt not make
Think of America’s greatest historical shames. Most have involved the singling out of groups of people for abuse. Name a distinguishing feature — skin color, religion, nationality, language — and it’s likely that people here have suffered unjustly for it, either through the freelance hatred of citizens or as a matter of official government policy.
We are heading down this road again. The country needs to have a working immigration policy, one that corresponds to economic realities and is based on good sense and fairness. But it doesn’t. It has federal inertia and a rising immigrant tide, and a national mood of frustration and anxiety that is slipping, as it has so many times before, into hatred and fear. Hostility for illegal immigrants falls disproportionately on an entire population of people, documented or not, who speak Spanish and are working-class or poor. By blinding the country to solutions, it has harmed us all.
The evidence can be seen in any state or town that has passed constitutionally dubious laws to deny undocumented immigrants the basics of living, like housing or the right to gather or to seek work. It’s in hot lines for citizens to turn in neighbors. It’s on talk radio and blogs. It’s on the campaign trail, where candidates are pressed to disown moderate positions. And it can be heard nearly every night on CNN, in the nativist drumming of Lou Dobbs, for whom immigration is an obsessive cause.
911 Conspiracy loons heckle Bill Maher so much on his live show he has to run out into the audience and kick their ass.
I am reminded of a friend who
Hip Hop artist Clifford Harris (T.I.) was refused bail today. His lawyers failed to get a $2.2 million bond set because the Judge said he needed a few
Jon Stewart takes on the George Bush hypocrisy regarding Kurdish Terrorists in Turkey, and Aasif Mandi tops it off with more laughs.