Thursday, November 16, 2006

Another scrap on the pile

Here is an article to give the scene below some context.

This is what now happens in America, land of the free, when you don't have ID, forget your ID, or simply decide that you shouldn't be compelled, at random, to produce your papers.

I first saw this clip on MSNBC before I left work this morning. The clip they showed had little/no sound and was only a couple of seconds long.

There is so much to say about this it is difficult to know where to begin, so I won't. I shouldn't need to go on at length--pictures are truly worth thousands of words. Here is the entire video, and indeed, witness freedom and our fucking Patriot Act at work.

6:40 PM--Much credit goes to Keith Olbermann for giving this issue the proper attention on Crossfire, a far cry from the regulat "news". It's nice to see the ratings trending away from the trash that is Bill-O toward something much closer to reality.