She may be the first undocumented immigrant at a political convention, but she is not the first criminal. There have always been undocumented pharmacists dealing drugs, not to mention the undocumented sexual therapists who hang around the posh hotel bars.
Like you, I find their censorship annoying. However, it is a bit much to ask for "free speech" on someone else's commercial web pages. Kind of like saying freedom of religion means I should be able to hold a Wiccan ceremony in someone else's cathedral, a Salah in their temple or a Micha in their Mosque.
Those who make the most noise complaining are those who are the most insecure.
Muslims who know who they are and are comfortable with themselves and their faith may dispute the documentarian's methods and conclusions, but they will neither threaten nor whine about about the program.
They all start, on both sides of the aisle, with the best of intentions,
It doesn't take two years before they are captured by the need to raise campaign money and and will settle for the rare and occasional good deed.
“What is "shocking" about this? I am absolutely certain that some people who think they are gay (or hetero or bi) are confused. With all the hype and constant yapping about sex in our media and our culture, I only surprised there aren't even more confused people.
Sad. I have a lot of respect for Mr Eastwood, both as actor and as director - he creates very good entertainment. Both in his professional and personal lives, Mr Eastwood has embodied courage and a willingness to give it a go.
So sad to see him in a failure of courage: interviewing an empty chair. Why didn't he have the guts to go see Obama and ask him these questions face-to-face?
“Wrong! As Cliff would say: Just as predators improve the quality of a herd by eating the weakest members, alcohol kills the weakest brain cells, thereby improving the quality of those that remain. This is why one always feels smarter after a couple of beers.
“Pretty good. Much better than the senseless, tasteless, ill-informed inchoate mess that opened the Olympics. This ceremony had a theme that made sense and floor antics that were not too unrelated to that theme or to anything else.
The soprano was marvelous but why does it seem so hard to find any rock singers who can actually sing?
The only clunker was when our heroine Miranda, after taking a bite or two from her symbolic apple, simply tossed it over her shoulder, rather than putting it in a bin. Bit inconsiderate, that.
Commented 30 Aug 2012 at 08:44:26 in UK Universities & Education
"It is disgusting that international students continue to be used as a political football by politicians who seem either incapable of understanding, or are simply uncaring about the impact of their decisions on individuals, universities and the UK economy."
It is disgusting that international students continue to be used as a political football by the NUS who seem either incapable of understanding, or are simply uncaring about the impact of their position on individuals and on the UK economy."
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.