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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"Jim Robinson" is on the terror watchlist.
According to a recent CNN article, Former Assistant Attorney General Jim Robinson is on the terrorist watch list. I'll be honest: I had never heard of the guy prior to this. But here's the real issue: there might be people out there who don't mind if people with names like "Muhammad" can't get on U.S. airplanes, but everyone should be concerned if there are serious inconvenience to people with names like "Jim Robinson." That's right, this list is harming nice American Protestants with good, old-fashioned American names. Are you irritated yet?