Thursday, August 12, 2010
Florida’s attorney general is hoping to one up Arizona in anti-immigration legislation, proposing a bill that will go even further than the western state’s controversial new law that many say calls for racial profiling. The plan would make Florida the No. 1 harshest state on illegal aliens, a potentially explosive move given Florida’s high numbers of legal Latino voters. Attorney General Bill McCollum proposed a bill that would require police to check the immigration papers of anyone they stop who they think might be an illegal immigrant. Those who couldn’t show their papers would spend 20 days in jail before being turned over for deportation. Further, courts would be required to hand down longer sentences and set stronger conditions on bail of anyone charged with a crime who lacked immigration documents. McCollum is in a close race for the Republican nomination for Florida governor.
That's putting some skin in the game!
One reason for the world to be on its best behavior: “If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week,” Halle Berry tells Vogue in her first interview in three years. She says she’s been quiet because she was “burned out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell,” but that she accepted the cover of Vogue’s September issue because “What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, 'No I'm not going to be on the biggest issue of the year.'"
The Perseid meteor shower will sparkle across the night sky in the wee hours of Friday, and people lucky enough to live far from the glow of city lights will be able to see as many as 75 meteors an hour. Mountaintop viewing will be even better, with as many as 108 meteors an hour. The International Astronomical Union monitors 364 meteor showers, but the Perseids offer the most spectacular show. And this year’s will be above average, thanks to the new moon and the Earth passing through a more concentrated swath of dust left by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Records going back to the Middle Ages record people watching the August shower. For the best times to watch in your location, check out NASA’s Fluxtimator.
Yes please: American Cupcake in San Francisco will be adding red velvet fried chicken to its menu on Friday. The dish will be prepared by dipping the chicken meat in red velvet cupcake batter and then dredging it in toasted crumbs of red-velvet cupcake before dropping it into the deep fryer. It’s then served with a side of cream-cheese-and-garlic-infused mashed potatoes.
Barack Obama 'may be prepared to meet Iranian president' - The Telegraph
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