Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Two more quickies

The Simon Wiesenthal Center wanted to build a Museum of Tolerance dedicated to all religions in Jerusalem. Where did they decide to site the new building? On an area that served as the main Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem until 1948. Doesn't sound like a good start to me, but they're working on their mediation skills.

When Republicans came to power in the House of Representatives in 1994, one of the things that they derided was attaching riders to bills that had nothing to do with the main legislation. So why does the so-called Patriot Act, recently renewed, have sections regarding meth production? It would seem to me that this legislation would probably be popular enough to merit a bill on it's own.

Note: Full disclosure - I'm against the drug war in virtually all of it's current forms, but that's a separate issue.

No comments: