Bar the inspections, and other roundup items

It’s been a while since I’ve gone “Whoa!” when reading a tweet, but this one deserved it,

Among the delegation was a man under investigation for child pornography. Check it out,

The State Department broke with normal procedures last week when it ordered the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) not to conduct a secondary inspection on members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) on their way to visit government officials and think tanks in the United States.

This happened despite the fact that one member of the delegation had been implicated – though not charged – in a U.S. child pornography investigation, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has learned.

Beyond the State Department’s prohibition on conducting extra scrutiny of Dardery and members of his delegation, the State Department barred US Customs officials from carrying out even the standard inspection mandated for foreigners arriving from Egypt, where an enhanced security program is in place as a result of the 9-11 attacks.

“Smart diplomacy”!

Gawker Hires ‘Fox Mole,’ Who Misses the Point of His or Her Own Tale

But assuming that the Mole actually works for Fox — is the Mole’s lack of ability to get a job outside Fox evidence of liberal media bias? Doesn’t the Mole admit as much in noting that they have been “blacklisted” by potential employers?

My friend Maria sent me this link to the HuffPo, Conservative Politics, ‘Low-Effort’ Thinking Linked In New Study. I wonder if Arianna paid the writer of that post for his ‘low-effort’, considering that she doesn’t have to.

President Obama tries to get one guy a job, and fails, but they have a basketball for the ages. Speaking of basketball

Where the wild things are at the Easter Egg Roll.

Smitty ponders the double-secret strategy, now that Santorum is off the race. Menwhile, Newt’s check bounced.

Obama: Buffett rule about fairness, future, so, How will the “Buffett Rule” reduce the deficit? (h/t Ace),

The Obama Rule
He says taxation is about fairness, not growth or revenue.
The Buffett Rule is a Tax on Job Creation

Time for some history painting!

A break from politics,
I was in Betty Jo Tucker’s podcast, talking about Willem Defoe. You can listed to it here.


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3 Responses to “Bar the inspections, and other roundup items”

  1. Betty Jo Tucker Says:

    Fausta was the perfect guest for our Willem Dafoe Tribute show on Movie Addict Headquarters yesterday. It was such fun talking with her about Dafoe’s films and performances!

  2. Fausta Says:

    Thank you, Betty Jo, it was such fun!

  3. Nolanimrod Says:

    Since WE have decided to diplomatically play house with members of an organization whose intellectual beacon, Qutb, was a nebbish who derived his inspiration through his horrorification that dancers at a Greeley, CO sock hop were displaying their sock-covered ankles it is probably wise to do what we can to avoid more embarrassment.