Thursday, May 20, 2010

Calderon's Hypocrisy

Wolf Blitzer's interview of Mexican president Calderon revealed some uncomfortable truths.  It seems that while Calderon is criticizing Arizona for its new anti-illegal immigration law, Mexico is rather intolerant of those who enter their country via the southern border. 

The video below exposes the double standard here.  It gets very interesting about 5 minutes into the video.

Just as an aside, Mexican (Latino, Hispanic, whatever you want to call it) is not a race - it's an ethnicity. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Is This the Would-Be Bomber?

Disaster was averted this weekend in Times Square when a homemade bomb in an SUV failed to detonate.  I've been hearing reports all morning about a "person of interest" who was behaving "furtively" at the scene.  The reporters have been careful to point out that he's a white man.

I saw the ABC footage of the man and it seems to me that his behavior is not at all "furtive".  He's out in plain sight, taking off a long-sleeved shirt (maybe he was too warm?) and putting it in a bag.  If he were trying to hide something, would he be doing this in the midst of all this foot traffic?

Maybe he is guilty, but I can't see how the behavior shown on this video demonstrates furtiveness.  Could the authorities be focusing on this man because he doesn't look like an Arab and the Obama administration desperately wants this to NOT be a Muslim terrorist act?  Take a look at the video and make up your own mind.