Fly the Friendly Skies? Keep it.

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 11:44 PM
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    Sam said... "I guess I had must have missed all the terrorism being committed by white 50+ year old truck drivers in America."

    Me too Sam. However I recall a couple guys named Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols and their Oklahoma City attack.

    What happened to Juan Williams at PBS goes right to the core of the issue in my opinion. Internment happened in WWII to satisfy a nervous American public. Would that satisfy a nervous American public today with Muslims?

    The fact that this discussion is happening at all shows to me the terrorists are winning. What do you think?

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:14 AM
  • I seem to be having a problem, especially with the English language. I just went back and re-read your article, Sam, and my blindness seems to have missed all your banter/harping about 'Fear.' I did see your attitude espousing anger, frustration, and conviction, but no fear. Did you hide it from me, again?? While I am here, I believe I will comment, also:

    Korea, is one of the first countries, where the enemy traveled, not in uniform, but made up to look like common folk, but often 'women,' since the clothing better hid long-weapons, and such.

    Today, however, we are now required to 'look the other way,' especially if a person looks just like the type person you wish to defend yourself from. If a person 'looks' Arab, pass them through. If the person looks American, old, fat, and ugly, it is Strip Search Time. I truly am sorry, folks, but that mentality does not ring of America, but more the place with the very long, leather bound, sleeved coats, and padded cells.

    Statement: Our Political Correctness, has developed into a Royal case of Insanity! IMHO, of course.

    I do not 'Fear' Radical Islam. I do, however, still have the desire to Protect this country and peoples, but, alas, I am too old, fat, and ugly. Young folk will need maneuver through the jungle of rules and regulations, and, hopefully, still make it to the 'Rescue' on time. Yeee-Haaa!!! and AMEN

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 12:48 PM
  • I think we should start the great round up with EDDY, you know the camp for the keyboord challanged.

    How about that! ;)

    -- Posted by boojum666 on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 5:52 PM
  • He should be easy to find, he's the one standing in the body check line with a smile on his face.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 6:03 PM


    -- Posted by boojum666 on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 6:10 PM
  • On a more serious note, why can't this country see fit to protect it's citizens? Our government seems to be fixated on bending over backwards to protect the rights of

    Everyone else but US.

    I know there are Muslim citizens of the United States, but I don't think we need to worry about them. Our security needs to start elsewhere, our borders, boarding areas in Yemen, Germany, Uganda, and elsewhere. Our security services needs to look for people who try to bring bombs on airplanes. We know what they look like, and they don't look like my daughter or Grandmother. They don't have to be Muslim, and they may be driving a Ryder rental, that is what makes the job so hard. Our LEO's have the training to recognize a bad guy, turn them loose and let them do their jobs, stop being a Political Correct nation and be strong and effective. The World will respect us better for that than the spineless wimps we are today.

    -- Posted by boojum666 on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 6:22 PM
  • EDDY

    Did you forget your meds this morning? Double up tonight...ok?

    -- Posted by boojum666 on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 6:24 PM
  • This explains eddy's all caps typing.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 6:55 PM
  • Ironic, in a way, when I was a Radioman, in the Navy, our typewriters were called 'Mills,' as they did not have any lower case Alpha, only Cap/Cap, to prevent error in reading. Perchance, since up seems to be down, and down/up, writing in all caps today is the error?

    I actually feel sorry for people who have so little regard for others and self, they must make fools of self to gain recognition. Oh well, I guess my age is showing. We don't use Morse Code, and too many people have decided courtesy is a waste of their time.

    Totally ignoring a 'Capper,' is probably the best 'Stopper.' (^8

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 7:12 PM
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    "and then lets get the asians and put them back in camps, perhaps you could submit a list of people we should round up, you know gays, blacks, muslims, etc. etc"...

    Interesting eddy; as only liberals and socialists have actually done that. And only a Democrat has actually used a nuke on human beings. Hmmm.

    The plane that flew into the IRS building was a private plane, not a commercial aircraft, moonbeam. And another thing; the Department of Homeland Security was created well before Obama took office. It just got incredibly worse during the last year.

    In the last six months I've flown six times and each luggage has been searched by TSA at a cost of about $100 to me in losses vis a vie punctured toothpaste, ruined vitamin supplements, lost water bottles, dispensed shaving cream and confiscated nail clippers.

    I'm curious to know how common household items in checked luggage comprise a security risk; and how I'm safer as a citizen because little old ladies are searched at airports.

    The TSA officials in McCook in my opinion are more thorough than their counterparts at international airports; and they aren't destructive; So I know it can be done and done well.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:25 PM
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    Sam...have tried to send you an email; but the link on your blog page isn't an email addy that I can send email to.

    Got another one, or check the one listed here to ensure correctness?

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:35 PM
  • no one is forcing anyone to fly

    -- Posted by president obama on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:45 PM
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    True bigdawg, and our Federal Government in the body of Janet Napolitano is saying the same thing.

    Is this really the solution for invasive personal searches at public transportation terminals?

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:50 PM
  • Can we also say the terrorists have won. They have us scared to fly. They have us choosing security over freedom. They have forced government tyranny over the citizens. They have forced the government to strip our Constitutional Rights. They are forcing political correctness over common sense.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 8:54 PM
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    CPB - I'm certainly not afraid to fly - it's just a pain in the patootie to fly. I would venture to say that political correctness and not the terrorists are more responsible for our current traveling experiences. Not to say that the terrorist attacks didn't get the ball rolling - it's just that the ball was picked up and run the wrong way by political correctness.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 9:02 PM
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    @CPB This is probably one of the first times we've agreed on anything in these blogs.

    -- Posted by Damu on Thu, Nov 18, 2010, at 10:44 PM
  • In 1968 I got out of the service, I had a high powered rifle that I had brought back with me from overseas. I walked through the airport and onto the plane were they held it in the small coat closet. I flew to Denver and did the same thing to board the plane to McCook.

    A lady mail carrier was nice enough to give me a ride from the airport in the mail truck to the train station to catch a train to the small town I grew up in. I was not once hassled anywhere. Times have changed huh?

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 12:06 AM
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    Ocho - That is great.

    Reminds me of that song Country Joe and the Fish sang at WoodStock..."C'mon all of you big strong men, Uncle Sam needs your help again..." "Don't be the last one on your block to have your son come home in a box."

    So now we sing, "I want to be fondled by the TSA. This is the only way to save the USA."

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 12:07 AM
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    Brian - I understand that Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols were considered "on the right."

    I would say that no true conservative would engage in terrorism. Remember how Nancy Pelosi and members of the Congressional Black Caucus went out into the Tea Party folks on the day they were going to force the Health Care takeover bill?

    In my opinion, as well as others on the right, was that Pelosi and gang were trying to taunt the Tea Party people into some act that they could use against the right. It did not work, so in the end, Black Caucus members lied about being called the "n-word" even thought Andrew Breitbart has offer 100,000 in cash to anyone with a video of said offense.

    The left is praying that some act of violence that could be laid at the feet of the right would occur, then the left would be free to engage in the elimination of liberty, under the mantle of protecting America from the awful right.

    I would not want to see Muslims put into any camps like Roosevelt and the Democrats did to various groups during World War II. I would however, stop this baloney of acting like Muslims are some sort of protected class in America.

    Having said that, that fact is that Muslims, and their religion, need very heavy scrutiny until they can demonstrate that they are capable of living in peace with Israel and others that do not follow the phony prophet Mohammad.

    On 9-11, Americans from all over the country got on board airplanes with young Muslim men, and thought nothing of it, and they, and 3000 others lost their lives for that trust.

    If I was on an airplane, and several young Muslim men got on, I'd get off. It's just that simple. Radical Muslims know how to use our good ideas against us.

    If you have a neighbor that continues to steal tools from your shed, and you refuse to lock your shed because you don't want to insinuate that your neighbor is a thief, then don't you deserve what you get?

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 12:36 AM
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    Eddy - How do you think hundreds of thousands of white folks would be treated if they migrated to Iran? Indonesia? C'mon, be honest if you still can after drinking all the leftist Kool Aid.

    If you and I were on the same airplane, and it was hijacked by radical Muslims, do you think they would spare your life 'cause you're a liberal?

    You need to wise up Ed.

    -- Posted by sameldridge on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 12:42 AM
  • How do I think they would be treated, poorley more then likley. That said, you want us to be more like them? thats odd

    -- Posted by president obama on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 12:43 PM
  • You said, "The real joke in this whole TSA crapola is this: We are doing all this security on non threatening American citizens because we don't want to offend Muslims."

    (1) In factual reality, the 9/11 attacks were not done by Muslims (or Arabs, or Saudis) at all.

    (2) In factual reality, the 9/11 attacks were done by zionist Israeli intel people, in collaboration with zionist American intel people.

    All of TSA's vileness at the airports is by and for: Israel.

    -- Posted by GGB on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 12:46 PM
  • We shouldn't follow anything Israel does. An Israeli, ex-DHS scum Chertoff brought us these machines. Don't forget what Israel has done to us. 9/11 and Israel, here:

    -- Posted by Reader11722 on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 3:38 PM
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    Methinks the gene pool has been tainted and Senior Loud has been resurrected.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 4:06 PM
  • SENIOR Edwardo heh?

    This would explain the inability to string together any rational thoughts.




    -- Posted by boojum666 on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 7:32 PM
  • Good God, The Israelis, Zionist American Intel. You two have proved that Moran is not the best description for the nuts that infect this world.

    It is hard to imagine the world that you live in to believe that some how this country could be involved in the murder to 3,000 persons on 9/11. I have watched professional engineers and architects state the case that the trade center buildings were brought down with controlled demolition charges carefully placed through out the buildings... without being noticed during the placement of the charges. This is a concept so bizarre, so far beyond belief it is hard to imagine how they got the air time to describe their theory.

    Maybe the Discover Channel wanted to show how extreme some individuals are to demonstrate the desperate nature of some individual to think the worst of this country

    -- Posted by boojum666 on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 7:44 PM
  • A little insight here.... If the majority of posters thought the sun was Yellow not Orange, then eddy would say it was purple. If you say a dog goes bow wow.... eddy would insist it meowed.


    Hey eddy, BOOOO!

    You really get under people's skin.... Like no-one else! And all within a mere 1 or 2 sentence statement.

    That's all I needed to say. Carry on.

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 8:02 PM
  • All this has nothing to do with Socialism, and neither with Muslims. This is all 100% American, more business at all costs. All so called terrorists acts performed by so called Muslims were phony, minimally prepared, did not harm anybody - which resembles how Palestinian rockets never hit anything but empty lots. The same school, I guess. And all so called Al Qaeda cells consist of Mossad operatives, once you scratch the surface. And all these efforts to "protect" are only to create more budgets and fulfill another billion dollar contract for Chertoff Group, or Blackwater, or Halliburton, and the fact that this TSA craze exploded immediately after the underwear bomber who did basically nothing and got on the plane by security, gives a clear hint of who was behind. Same as the wars to save us all from nonexistent Iraq WMD. If you want to profile, the right place to start is not Muslims, but your local Congressman and his campaign contributors.

    -- Posted by stk33 on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 8:47 PM
  • I think this board need a moran detector, they are coming out in droves tonight.



    Reader 11722

    You are truly weird.

    -- Posted by boojum666 on Fri, Nov 19, 2010, at 8:56 PM
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    Personally, I don't think the US actually perpetrated 9/11. I am of the mind though, that they didn't do near enough to stop them. If this was to drag us into Iraq so Bush could finish his dads business is still up in the air in my opinion.

    There is however little doubt that there was no actual evidence of WMDs. The whole thing reeks of the level of public misdirection and misinformation from the white house at that time to the American people. Sound far fetched? Well, it isn't. This will be the second war that the presidents office has lied to the American people. The first being Vietnam.

    I leave you with an amazing segment from Stewart from the other day. Eviscerating Glen Becks recent nonsensical rant on George Soros. I recommended watching the second video first.

    -- Posted by Damu on Sat, Nov 20, 2010, at 11:26 AM
  • Yeah.... sorry edweirdo. BOOOO!

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Sat, Nov 20, 2010, at 2:40 PM
  • Getting back on subject, guys. This is liberalism at work. We have replaced smart profiling, with the aggressive pat-down. Intercepting those most likely to commit an act of terrorism, with the extensive use of intelligence has been replaced the the liberal idea, equality of blame.

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 3:58 PM
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    Damu - a book that I would recommend to you would be one that I found very enlightening, interesting and fast paced titled "Losing Bin Laden". Basically the book documents how countries overseas had begged America to take bin Laden into custody.

    For what it's worth.

    -- Posted by Mickel on Mon, Nov 22, 2010, at 7:49 PM
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    To the webmaster:

    I would give quite a lot to have an IGNORE function. just for a few people.

    -- Posted by Sir Didymus on Tue, Nov 23, 2010, at 2:05 PM
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    @Didymus HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA We are back in 95 as far as web design here.

    -- Posted by Damu on Tue, Nov 23, 2010, at 4:21 PM
  • -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 10:13 AM
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    An interesting article on how those came to be...

    -- Posted by Damu on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 4:02 PM
  • -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Nov 27, 2010, at 9:42 AM
  • -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Sat, Nov 27, 2010, at 11:05 AM
  • An awful lot of CAPS there eddy. How many times did you go through the TSA pat-down line?

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Wed, Dec 1, 2010, at 4:47 PM
  • Naw, just perversion!

    -- Posted by Hugh Jassle on Thu, Dec 2, 2010, at 9:48 PM
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