Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Andrew Feldmar on the Colbert Report

Back in April, I wrote about Canadian researcher Andrew Feldmar, who was held at the border and subsequently barred from entry into the U.S. because a border guard googled his name and discovered he'd tried LSD in the name of scholarly research over 30 years ago.

Last night, the Colbert Report submitted a "Nailed 'em" report on Feldmar's story, which you can view today on the show's website. Today, the Tyee published an account by Feldmar's son about filming the episode, which in typical Colbert style points out the lunacy behind a policy that would bar from entry into the U.S. a respected researcher who has never been charged or convicted of a criminal offense.

5 comments:

IanP said...

That ruling should keep about half of the British government out of the USA then.

http://thejournal.parker-joseph.co.uk/blog/_archives/2007/7/28/3124424.html

Sharon E. Herbert said...

So true, Ian! Given that 1 in 6 Canadians surveyed have used pot, tourism to the U.S. could drop significantly!

Mike Scott said...

I didn't read your original post, so this is news to me.

I'm glad to see that operation "crackdown on Canadian recreational drug users whose drug use took place outside of the statute of limitations" is proving to be effective.

What was Andrew Feldmar thinking, using drugs during the during the 60s or 70s?!?! He must have had a hard time finding it, seeing as no one else was using them way back then.

I guess now that the US has its Canadian border secure, we can start looking around for other borders we may or may not have secure.

Hmmm... I can't think of any off the top of my head.

Sharon E. Herbert said...

I think I detect a note of sarcasm, Mike! ;-) If you haven't read them already, see my posts on the Arivaca Tower in Arizona to see what's happening on that "other" border.

Thanks for the comment,
Sharon

Mimi Lenox said...

Amazing. Wow.