Republican or Democrat, American or Foreign, the politicos are fine subject for speculation, rumination and a bit of derision
George Galloway-It's Serious Now
George Galloway is a British politician who, as revealed by this post on the man, likes to make a fool of himself.
Besides his silly antics, the man is a liar and a thief. The United States government has the goods on this fellow and his involvement with the lovable Saddam Hussein. Galloway was hip deep in Saddam and Kofi's oil-for-palaces scandal and George lied brazenly in front of an American congressional committee looking into the matter.
Thanks to Instapundit we find out that British investigators obtained many documents that are alleged to be proof of Galloway's complicity in keeping the Iraqi people under Saddam's oppression.
This guy is such a jerk. May he spend many fine years in jail.
George Galloway faces the prospect of a criminal investigation into his activities by the serious fraud office, which has collected evidence relating to the oil-for-food corruption scandal in Iraq.
A four-strong SFO team returned from Washington with what a source close to US investigators calls "thousands of documents" about the scandal. The team is expected to produce, within the next four weeks, a report for the SFO director, Robert Wardle, as to whether a full criminal investigation should be mounted into UK individuals and companies involved, including Mr Galloway.
Google and Porn
I watched Dateline on several occasions when child predators got caught. On camera and in living color.
In every instance, as one might imagine, the predators were sickening.
Yes they were lured by a decoy and a user posing as a child in various Internet chat rooms. But they thought it was real.
There is a law on the books to protect children against these predators, the 1998 Child Online Protection Act. That law, however, is under challenge by the ACLU. Tough job, defending child predators.
This administration is requesting that several of the major search engines provide a random sampling of one million searches over a one-week period.
It's not clear, at least to me, what this sampling would provide or how it would help defend the law. I'm guessing the sample would illustrate, by the volume of searches for child porn, how serious the problem is. But it's just a guess.
As for the random sampling, it's not as if anyone specific is targeted. Although it would probably be small matter to obtain email addresses from such a list.