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Somebody needs to tell Shaq that he’s not really Steel

A picture named steel.jpgRadley Balko has been covering this, but in case you missed it, “Deputy” Shaquille O’Neal has been accompanying police on paramilitary-style police raids, including drug raids.
Shaq — there’s a difference between FICTION and reality.
I sometimes wonder if we’ve gotten so stupid that we really don’t understand that life isn’t “Steel” or “24.” Wall Street Journal opinion editor and first class moron Stephen Moore was on Bill Maher’s show last week and actually said that federal policy should be based on what Jack Bauer does on “24”

“You know what this is really. It’s Jack Bauer justice … he should run the CIA”

Really?
It’s like we now have a sizable population of the Thermian alians from “Galaxy Quest” all looking up to Jason Nesmith to save them.

Gwen DeMarco: They’re not ALL “historical documents.” Surely, you don’t think Gilligan’s Island is a…
[All the Thermians moan in despair]
Mathesar: Those poor people.

It’s OK to enjoy “24.” I have enjoyed it myself at times. But I’ve actually got a couple of brain cells and can appreciate it as adventurous fiction without turning to it for governing policy. And I learn about the rights of citizens from the Constitution, not “Law and Order.”
Idiots.
I do kind of feel sorry for Gilligan…

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