Kooks and Tinfoil Hats

Kooky: Kevin Drum of Washington Monthly thinks it’s high time we redacted the Fifth Amendment:

I’d like to see videotaping required for all police interviews, and in return I’d suggest that the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination be discarded. If police interviews are all recorded and trials are all held in public, it’s not at all clear to me what value the 5th Amendment right to silence has anymore.


Our “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” Tinfoil Hat Award of the Week goes to the Kool Aid loving readers at Daily Kos who are convinced President Bush is going to call off the 2004 election, declare martial law, and block out any web site that disagrees with him. Oh, and Bush is the Antichrist, dontcha know.

As Homer Simpson said, “God bless those pagans.”

  2 comments for “Kooks and Tinfoil Hats

  1. April 12, 2004 at 9:15 pm

    Kevin Drum’s comment was really strange. In terms of the Kos commenters, don’t get sucked in to this kind of thing. You can find whacky comments everywhere, Kos, DU, LGF, etc.

  2. Ron
    April 12, 2004 at 10:50 pm

    You’re right, as usual. 🙂

    I had to poke around to find out that LGF was “Little Green Footballs”. What an odd name for a web site. Did you know there’s also a “Conservative Underground” site? Just found that one too.

    Feh. I can’t handle more than a few pages of any of ’em before I just want to leave, regardless of whether I agree with the politics. Maybe we should create a web site called “the buck stops here” — political discussion with an emphasis on civility. I would love that. A place where people are always referred to by their names, not some derisive substitute like Shrub or Bubba. Where no one calls anyone a Nazi or communist. I see folks out there that make substantive, respectful posts. It would be nice to get them all together in one place. I find that I learn a lot from the opposite side in that kind of environment. At the very least, it leaves the focus on the topic.

    Just wishful thinking? I don’t know.

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