On The Road To Find Out (You Are On A Government Watchlist.)

This shocked and surprised me. So the federal government placed Cat Stevens on a government watch list? What, was he planning to drive a peace train straight into the White House? I understand that he has changed significantly in his worldviews since he was a popular singer in the 1970s, but what about that should keep him out of this country? What physical threat is he to the United States?

It’s my thinking that this is purely for show. There are probably only ten Muslims that the average American could name–one of them probably is Cat Stevens. (Osama Bin Laden. Saddam Hussein. Yassir Arafat. Muhammad Ali. Malcom X. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The guy off of Office Space.) If he is any threat to the United States it would be through financial support of terrorists and for that he only would need access to his corner Western Union.

Do you feel safer that he is not being allowed in this country?

Inappropriate Use of a Cameraphone

About 6:00 tonight I got a picturemessage on my new phone from my friend Dave. “It finally happened, but I’m okay though.” Not very funny, but very Dave. He’s remarkably unbroken given the nature and circumstances of his automobile accident. His car didn’t fare as well.

I spent the better part of my tonight checking up on him, I went and picked him up at the hospital and made sure he got home okay. He’s going to be sore in the morning, for sure.

Email him your best wishes. (Or insults. The insults make him smile.)