Saturday, April 08, 2006
Herman! Herman, please! How many times do I have to tell you not to pound stakes while I'm around? You know it gives me heartburn!
A tip of the hat to Al Lewis who was Grandpa Munster from "The Munsters." I was surfing political blogs today and stumbled across this quote from just after the 9/11 attacks when his radio show was run off the air by the threats of someone who may or may not have been a federal agent. (It's confusing but the story is here: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2001/10/16/ebrief.htm )
To quote the article: Al Lewis decries censorship, but at 91, he says, he has seen it before. "I lived through the McCarthy period. It will get worse."
Lewis, who just passed away in February, said this before spying on peace groups, "free speech" zones and warrantless domestic spying. Must have been his uncanny vampire senses that let him see into the future...