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Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Rush Limbaugh, 8/11/05:
We just had Stephen Breyer saying, oh, yeah, totally appropriate, we must import what they're doing around the world in other democracies, it will help buttress their attempt to establish the rule of law, and we might learn something, too. Well, here's something I'd like to import. I'd like to import the ability that the Brits are doing to export and deport a bunch of hate-rhetoric filled mullahs and imams that are stoking anti-American sentiment. Wouldn't it be great if anybody who speaks out against this country, to kick them out of the country? Anybody that threatens this country, kick 'em out. We'd get rid of Michael Moore, we'd get rid of half the Democratic Party if we would just import that law. That would be fabulous. The Supreme Court ought to look into this. Absolutely brilliant idea out there.

Pretty good crowd in downtown San Mateo tonight for its edition of MoveOn's national series of vigils for Cindy Sheehan. A bit over two hundred people pre-registered for the event, and that's about how many people showed up.

Over an hour from 730 to 830, around one half of the passing cars on El Camino Real (San Mateo's busiest street) honked their horns in solidarity with the vigil. While San Mateo County is one of the more liberal counties in the state, the city of San Mateo itself is very much a socio-economic and cultural cross-section of American suburbia. Thus, I would shy away from passing such things off as Left Coast Librulism.

I'll have more to say tomorrow, as I'll be kicking the blog back into gear.