Saturday, November 05, 2005

Welcome To Vegas

I wanted to keep the detained Egyptian blogger post longer. But, I read this report and couldn't resist publishing it:

RENO, Nev. -- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has suggested that those who deface freeways with graffiti should have their thumbs cut off on television.

Goodman, appearing Wednesday on the "Nevada Newsmakers" television show, said, "In the old days in France, they had beheading of people who commit heinous crimes.

"You know, we have a beautiful highway landscaping redevelopment in our downtown. We have desert tortoises and beautiful paintings of flora and fauna. These punks come along and deface it.

"I'm saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb," the mayor added. "That may be the right thing to do."
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Another panelist on the show, Howard Rosenberg, a state university system regent, responded by saying that cutting off the thumbs of taggers won't solve the problem and Goodman should "use his head for something other than a hat rack."

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Has the mayor been to Iran or Suadi Arabia lately? Oh no, it's even worse. He's inspired by the French. This guy is freaky. What's more freaky he's serious about the idea.

Have a nice Sunday everyone. If you're heading to Vegas, then be careful of those thumb choppers. And remember, whatever you cut off in Vegas stays in Vegas.


*** NOTE ***
Curt Hopkins from Commitee to Protect Bloggers started a petition to free Abdolkarim. It takes a few moments of your time to sign the petition. I hope you do it:

Free Abdolkarim Nabil Seliman petition

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