In a testament to the adage about a little bit of knowledge being a dangerous thing, the wife of Rhode Island Governor Don Carcieri took her scant comprehension of Providence political movements and her limited sense of world affairs, glued them together with some faint racist notions and then publicly compared local Asian American youth who criticized her husband to terrorists. Members of the Providence Youth Student Movement labeled as “racist” the governor’s decision to cut funding for Southeast Asian-language translators in the state’s Department of Human Services, possibly in breach of a 1997 legal settlement which promised improved interpreter services. To the students' assertion, Sue Carcieri told a reporter:
First of all, I think they have mentors who are much older than them who are training them up. You know—how those terrorists have kids blow up, you know, Benazir Bhutto and so forth? You think the kids thought of it? I don't think so.
Completely unrelated, this little character below may be the best thing I’ve acquired since landing here in July. Big thanks to my friend 10K (so known for her enormous raises when we play poker) who bought it for me after I ogled her similar S&P shakers last week.