Lately the McCain campaign has been attempting to hammer home the idea that American’s should question Barack Obama’s character and judgment based on a tenuous at best association with William Ayers a former member of the Weather Underground, an organization that performed a series of bombings in the late 60′s in violent protest to the Vietnam war. McCain and Palin want American’s wondering whether or not Obama has the same radical views as those of the unrepentant but reformed domestic terrorist.
So, this begs the question. In a nation where the Justice system is supposed to be based on the principle that your innocent until proven guilty, is it fair, in a presidential election, to try and pin the radical beliefs of one man on a candidate simply because they happen to live in the same neighborhood and both worked on some of the same education boards?
Everyone likes to complain about the ignorance of tourists once in a while but sometimes the stupidity breaks new bounds. About 30 people were recently found traipsing all over Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. They had left the designated trails and board walk and were actually walking around and taking pictures of the geysers cone. Old Faithful erupts every 1 to 2 hours with water that reaches over 200 degrees which can cause fatal burns. Also, the surface surrounding the cone is fairly brittle and generally covers pools of boiling water that can, and have, quickly kill a person. Fortunately, a webcam watcher in Wisconsin called park rangers and reported the tourist group. When park rangers arrived the group leader and two other people were fined $125.00 for their idiocy.