Thursday's links and comments
Politicians of both parties often don't follow the laws the enact to control the behavior of rest of us common folk. Usually it doesn't make for a major story. However, if you're governor of state which strictly enforces seatbelt usage and you get seriously injured in a high speed accident while not wearing your seatbelt then you can expect the hypocrisy to be noted.
Last year, New Jersey law officers ticketed 271,182 people for not wearing seat belts. This year, one seat-belt violator stands out: Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who was critically injured in an automobile accident last week.
Over the recent past, the Islamic fanatics have shown an inability to handle any criticism. Consider how they reacted to Salmon Rushdie's Satanic Verses or the violent protests over some cartoons less than favorable to Islam. With that in mind, how do you expect them to react to finding out a direct descendant of their Prophet Muhammad performs in gay porn movies?
Andrew Embiricos, 21, is a junior New York socialite. He is the son of Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, a grandson of Rita Hayworth, and nephew of the current Aga Khan. By tradition of the Aga Khan blood line, he is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Also, he is an amateur gay porn star, uploading videos to the Internet with names like "Chelsea Bareback Whores."
Apparently, Sen. Harry Reid has decided that even though our military hasn't lost a single battle we have lost the war. Pathetic.
I'm not sure I could explain why rap music is bad for kids as well as a rapper himself. From The Drudge Report we get an advance copy of an 60 Minutes interview with some loser I've never heard of before called Cam'ron. Here is a snippet.
Rap star Cam'ron says there's no situation -- including a serial killer living next door -- that would cause him to help police in any way, because to do so would hurt his music sales and violate his "code of ethics."Hope that works out for him. He'll have his street cred' and he'll get lots of money for crappy "music" and he'll likely be dead before he reaches 30 years old.
John Miller of National Review Online takes on one of the most hypocritical laws on the books. The Minimum Drinking Age of 21. His first paragraph says it all.
In the first four years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 563 Americans under the age of 21 were killed in the line of duty. These citizen soldiers were old enough to vote, old enough to put on military uniforms, and old enough to die for their country: They were old enough to do just about anything, except drink a red-white-and-blue can of Budweiser.At 18 years of age we let a person sign contracts, join the military and die for our country but if they have a cold beer we treat them like criminals. Disgraceful. If we want to keep the minimum drinking age at 21 then lets make 21 the minimum age to serve in the military as well!