Martha Stewart banned from Britain

WARSAW, Poland - Martha Stewart has been banned from Britain -- but she got a warm welcome Friday in Poland, her grandparents' homeland. Full Story
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KPOM

Barcelona, Spain

#1 Jun 20, 2008
While I don't look forward to the inevitable rush of pardons that will follow from Bush just before he leaves office (as what happened with Clinton), perhaps he can bring some sanity to this by pardoning Stewart. The government had a pretty flimsy case, and had she not been indicted with the backdrop of Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, et. al, my guess is that she would have been acquitted (or not even charged in the first place).
Bart Sloan

Auburn Hills, MI

#2 Jun 20, 2008
Its absurd that they wont let her visit Britain.
resident

Chicago, IL

#3 Jun 20, 2008
Wow - so England's even more pompous and self-righteous than we are. As if she obstructed THEIR justice.

I was at an international music performance at Millennium Park last night, and three musicians -- MUSICIANS who were part of the band were unable to get here because of visa problems. What a dopey world we live in.
melodylane

Skokie, IL

#4 Jun 20, 2008
The UK has allowed some religions to dictate what is being taught in their schools regarding WWII. Yet, they ban
Martha Stewart.
kent

United States

#5 Jun 20, 2008
This is ridiculous. She was tried in the US and not Great Britain. If a person was convicted of political opposition in North Korea or Burma would they block that person from entering The UK? Maybe she wouldn't have been convicted if she was tried by UK laws and methods.

“Help me Jeebus!”

Since: Dec 07

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#6 Jun 20, 2008
Most countries, the U.S. included have a policy of not allowing convicts or ex-inmates into the country. It's not a new thing. She was planning a trip to Canada and was denied permission.

No matter where you stand on her conviction, she was convicted and has to pay the price.
Chicago Voter-Chicago

Chicago, IL

#7 Jun 20, 2008
She should be banned from the airwaves. Not because she is a convicted felon but just because I cannot stand her. Britain has higher standards than we in who they allow to enter their country. Good for them.
OMG

Plainfield, IL

#9 Jun 20, 2008
KBTs wrote:
Most countries, the U.S. included have a policy of not allowing convicts or ex-inmates into the country. It's not a new thing. She was planning a trip to Canada and was denied permission.
No matter where you stand on her conviction, she was convicted and has to pay the price.
Key words here, and I will take it from your quote, she was convicted and SHE DID PAY THE PRICE!!!! How ignorant a comment. What a flimsy conviction. Just because she is a very well known name. Let's stop whining, or as Martha would politely ask, what type of cheese and cracker's would you prefer to go with the wine I am so generously going to SERVE YOU!!!!!
OMG

Plainfield, IL

#10 Jun 20, 2008
Chicago Voter-Chicago wrote:
She should be banned from the airwaves. Not because she is a convicted felon but just because I cannot stand her. Britain has higher standards than we in who they allow to enter their country. Good for them.
Stupid is as stupid quoted! Brits are better than us. You must have a brain?, the size of a pea!!!!!!!!!!
You need a life, a real one. So what if you can't stand her, alot of people can't STAND YOU.
OMG

Plainfield, IL

#11 Jun 20, 2008
gilmore wrote:
Polish-American? I thought she was a blue blooded WASP. This is the first I've heard of her claiming that distinction. Why was this not mentioned way earlier in her career? Whay not make this claim with a Polish-American cookbook when she started out?
Why? Because there's no stooping this woman will not go too to make or save a buck. What other blood does she have in her (as we all do!) that she can claim a link to...Native American (I can), French-American (I can), German-American (I can), Irish-American (I can), African-American (I can't claim this but I wouldn't doubt it or be surprised), Jewish-American (there's a possiblity that I can)...but I don't care about any of this and I'm just proud to claim to be an American.
She however, must suck-up and pander to anybody to sell herself...but worse its those who beleive that because she's Polish-American will now buy her goods and make her all that more wealthier when there's just as good products out whose makers are not out there claiming some ethnic commonality. What a disgrace too many Americans are becomeing...not Americans, but some hyphenated ethnic/continent/religious/nat ional hybrid.
If you are born in America, aren't you an american. I am, even though I have different heritages. My guess is that you are jealous MARTHA MAKES WAY MORE MONEY than you, good for her to have the business sense that YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T. HA HA HA all the way to the bank!!!!!
MisterP

Chicago, IL

#12 Jun 20, 2008
Oh boy! Martha versus *THE* Queen! This ought to be good. Maybe even worthy of a reality show.
gilmore

United States

#13 Jun 20, 2008
OMG wrote:
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If you are born in America, aren't you an american. I am, even though I have different heritages. My guess is that you are jealous MARTHA MAKES WAY MORE MONEY than you, good for her to have the business sense that YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T. HA HA HA all the way to the bank!!!!!
And so says another wealthy celebrity worshiping slug who no doubt owns every piece of Stewarts products, watches every show, buys every book and magazine and happily transfers her money from her bank account right into Marthas bank account. I'm sure Marths is enjoying her estates, private airplanes and high living with with your joyous contributions to here weath. And for the record I could care less about her money...I critize her in the way she makes it and the fools that worship her every move, thought, and lifestyle.
ban her

United States

#15 Jun 20, 2008
Can't they just ban her for being frumpy despite her millions?
BVinton

Guilford, CT

#16 Jun 20, 2008
gilmore wrote:
Polish-American? I thought she was a blue blooded WASP.
We all knew her folks were Polish. Maybe because ours were, too.
You, however didn't.
Who's stupid, you or the Poles?
naschkatze

Redmond, OR

#19 Jun 20, 2008
KPOM wrote:
While I don't look forward to the inevitable rush of pardons that will follow from Bush just before he leaves office (as what happened with Clinton), perhaps he can bring some sanity to this by pardoning Stewart. The government had a pretty flimsy case, and had she not been indicted with the backdrop of Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, et. al, my guess is that she would have been acquitted (or not even charged in the first place).
Martha was a huge Clinton (Bill) supporter and donor. If Hillary were the Democratic nominee and next president, there would have been a pardon waiting, but not from Bush. Maybe if she is an Obama donor now, he will eventually pardon her. I never thought she should have gone to prison either. She didn't rob any pension plans like Enron. In fact, for the small amount of money involved, I thought that her sticking to her story to the end was a very dumb move. She should have been punished in the pocketbook, maybe made to reimburse all those trial costs, but not prison.
xanadu

Orland Park, IL

#20 Jun 20, 2008
KBTs wrote:
Most countries, the U.S. included have a policy of not allowing convicts or ex-inmates into the country. It's not a new thing. She was planning a trip to Canada and was denied permission.
No matter where you stand on her conviction, she was convicted and has to pay the price.
That should only have to do with violent crime. This is beyond ridiculous. Imagine how much revenue a visit by Martha would bring to the UK in the way of commerce. Their loss!
naschkatze

Redmond, OR

#21 Jun 20, 2008
Chicago Voter-Chicago wrote:
She should be banned from the airwaves. Not because she is a convicted felon but just because I cannot stand her. Britain has higher standards than we in who they allow to enter their country. Good for them.
She should be banned from the airwaves just because you don't like her? Who the hell are you?
Matt

Bloomingdale, IL

#23 Jun 20, 2008
Insider trading is illegal because it cheats the other stockholders and is entirely unethical. Besides that she of all people knew the law and broke it anyway. She deserved a much stiffer penalty than she got. Those of you who think she shouldn't have gotten time apparently don't believe in following rules of law. And who cares if the Brits don't want her. I don't like crooks and cheats either.

Since: Apr 08

Lake In The Hills, IL

#24 Jun 20, 2008
How funny this is. She thinks her own crap doesn't stink. I have never seen anyone as self serving as she is.....well maybe Donald Trump, but that's beside the point. I can't stand the woman and I think it's a shame that she is peddeling sewing machines now. She probably hasn't sewn a stitch since she started making pies to sell in the mall.
neil

Chicago, IL

#25 Jun 20, 2008
She did her time, but I think we need a quid pro quo. If Martha is banned from Britain, we should ban Fergie from the U.S. An immense incredible loss for the U.S., but I think we should suck it up and bear it.

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