I've never heard of him, to be honest. But a lot of people in Britain and a growing number in the US seem to be surprised, upset or even angry that he has been included on a list of 16 people that have been banned from Britain. Jacqui Smith, the British Home Secretary, released the list a couple of days ago, and I happened to see something about it on O'Reilly last night. BBC NEWS | UK | Who is on UK 'least wanted' list? FT.com / UK / Politics & policy - Smith faces âshock jockâ anger The list seems a very strange, almost arbitrary collection of individuals. Strangest of all perhaps is the inclusion of a radio show host next to terrorists and murderers. Also included on the list are former KKK Grand Wizard Donald Black and Baptist Pastor Fred Waldron. This is all in the name of 'Hate Speech'. Is Britain right to ban visitors from all sides if the political spectrum for what is termed unacceptable behaviour (Brit spelling before a wise ass corrects me)? Is pre-emptive banning before they have done anything wrong in Britain stupid? Is Jacqui Smith's head disappearing up her own arse? This has been decried by several people not as banning people who are a genuine threat but as Liberals banning people whose views they don't agree with, which seems like an oxymoron (banning people because of their views is not a very liberal way to behave). [youtube]<object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rbSYhzWwsJc&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rbSYhzWwsJc&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>[/youtube] Interestingly, Lou Dobbs appears at first to agree with it but then reverses his position. This may be due to the editing in the tape. What are the views of self described liberals on this matter? The views of the right I think I can guess. Enquiring minds don't give a crap but I'd be interested to know.