In These Crazy Times...
Shows like Jon Stewart's keep it funny. It's tough to laugh at the direction of this nation but it helps during times like this. As usual he casts a critical eye on the media and especially CNN's fear mongering. Courtesy of You Tube.. The whole segment is funny.. it's about 5 mins long, if you want to watch don't miss the part around 4 minutes in, turn the sound up so you don't miss the metallic sound. All I can say is if CNN is this bad, how bad must the GOP loving Fox News be? Yech!!!
"Hey, Happy Birthday President Clinton. He turned 60 years old on Saturday. You know, President Clinton's at that age now when he stains the carpet, he's not even having fun. ... Actually, I got an invitation to the party. You see, it says you are cordially invited to the party. It runs from 8:00 to whenever Hillary shows up." --Jay Leno
"President Bush said the United States is still under the threat of attack and will continue to be right up until Election Day." --Jay Leno
"Anyone been traveling? It's a nightmare. We still have those travel advisories. If you're traveling, you can't carry deoderant, shaving cream, hair gel, perfume,. Have you been to LAX? Everybody looks like Nick Nolte now." --Jay Leno
"There's a hurricane watch for tropical storm Ernesto. Let me tell you something. These hurricanes are getting smart. They know a Hispanic hurricane has a better chance of getting into the country." --Jay Leno
"This is finally a happy story in the Middle East. In the Gaza strip, Palestinian militants released those two Fox News journalists. They were released unharmed. ... The Palestinians said they just couldn't take any more of the pro-Bush stories." --Jay Leno
This news item did not surprise me..
An architect of Iraqi descent has said he was forced to remove a T-shirt that bore the words "We will not be silent" before boarding a flight at New York.
Raed Jarrar said security officials warned him his clothing was offensive after he checked in for a JetBlue flight to California on 12 August.
Mr Jarrar said he was shocked such an action could be taken in the US.
Mr Jarrar said he was told a number of passengers had complained about his T-shirt - apparently concerned at what the Arabic phrase meant - and asked him to remove it.
He refused, arguing that the slogan was not offensive and citing his constitutional rights to free expression.
Mr Jarrar later told a New York radio station: "I grew up and spent all my life living under authoritarian regimes and I know that these things happen.
"But I'm shocked that they happened to me here, in the US."
After a difficult exchange with airline staff, Mr Jarrar was persuaded to wear another T-shirt bought for him at the airport shop.
Stuff like this has happened to people wearing anti-Bush T shirts. So not really a surprise that some Yahoos would be freaked out by Arabic script that turned out to be harmless. I know some one who has a Arabic tatoo on the ankle. The only difference is she is a Caucasian and not a Muslim. I am not holding my breath on any one being freaked out by that. Guess she won't be asked to cover up eh?