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Thursday, August 17

hard questions in the news

Couple of interesting stories in the news and I wish readers would chime in on these topics:

Peter King endorses ethnic profiling.
He thinks that Muslims should get extra security checks at airport screenings. What kind of can of worms would this open? Or not? How do you know that someone is Muslim? Just by looks or name? Oh baby.

Levy's alliance on immigration
Suffolk County Executive on Long Island proposes that all government contractors verify that their employees are eligible to work in the United States. Immigrant rights groups are horrified.
Question: Isn't there a law that you must show a physical Social Security card when you apply for a job? If some people are using bogus cards, what can be done about that? Peter King endorses Levy: "the Bush administration had failed to enforce a 20-year-old law requiring employers to vouch for their workers' legal status."

#3 Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.
-From the 14 Characteristics of Fascism

Q Where is Macaca?
A Next to Yapeepee
hat tip: Rob Corddry, Daily Show

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