Wednesday, July 29


...and strange bedfellows.

Awesome quote by Colin Powell this morning regarding the whole Gates/Crowley matter, over at CNN. From the article:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said he believes Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have been more patient with the officer who arrested him. Powell also faulted police. He told CNN's Larry King, "I would've thought at that point, some adult supervision would have stepped in and said 'OK look, it is his house. Let's not take this any further, take the handcuffs off.' "

When first I heard of the Gates affair, I thought it was a prelude to a new National Treasure movie (Ben Gates was played by Nicolas Cage), or even someone or something related to Bill Gate$.


As a dear friend once said, after a heated discussion of relationships of the genealogical bent, he exclaimed "Bob, you're probably related to every white person in the United States [in one form or another]." My good friend is African-American, as is Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

In relation to the above, another indication we're all related to each other in one way or another, not unlike "Seven Degrees", a blog entry at the LA Times points out genealogy IS all it's cracked up to be:

"Turns out that Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. may actually be related through Irish ancestry to the police officer who arrested him in his own house earlier this month, according to ABC News. No, really!"

Funny, interesting stuff.

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