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Actually, we need not fear much more than ourselves, specifically idiots like Napolitano.

She confirmed that there was no air marshal on the plane with Abdulmutallab. They are not on every flight.

Wow.  Couple that with the TSA operations giveaway bonanza, the terrorists can worry a lot less while trying to kill our folks.

She’s a true idiot.  She says that the system failed miserably.  She says that the system worked perfectly.  Unverified reports also quote her as saying that potpourri-crapping flying unicorns will be posted at every boarding gate.

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I don’t mean “fear” fear, I mean if we’re going to be vigilant, lets stop this cute little charade.  Anyone who wants to say “Oh you can’t do profiling!” should be shouted down and quickly sent home.

If a rapist is loose and 17 young women have been attacked I don’t go looking for suspects in the “soccer mom” category, the “83 year old” category, or the “1st-6th grade” category.

No, I go straight to the 16-60, male, more than 140lbs, and generally, with a prior record category first.

So why the hell are we pussyfooting around with ridiculous rules like “No being out of your seat 1 hour before landing”?

Travelers on incoming international flights said that during the final hour, attendants removed blankets, banned opening overhead bins, and told passengers to stay in their seats with their hands in plain sight. – Fox News

It ain’t swedes, WASP mothers-of-two, japanese businessmen, or Boy Scout troop leaders doing this stuff folks.  In the wake of 9/11 there have been massive increases in security – each time in response to a muslim extremist bent on killing innocent people.

Feel free to call me racist but I’m only stating fact.  If some reader wants to be an ass about this, read this first:

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab told FBI agents there are more just like him in Yemen.

And in a tape released four days before the attempted destruction of the Detroit-bound Northwest plane, the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen boasted of what was planned for Americans, saying, “We are carrying a bomb to hit the enemies of God.”

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253, told FBI agents there were more just like him in Yemen who would strike soon. – abcnews

How abcnews can print this yet have had such an anti-Bush slant, I’ll never know.  I guess they don’t have to be consistent.

Even Timothy McVeigh (may he rot forever) at least targeted a federal building and not a planeload of innocent people.  If all McVeigh had been interested in had been killing lots of totally innocent people he could have done that in any crowded downtown area.  The fact that he still ended up killing lots of innocent people is why I say “may be rot forever”.

But these extremists are purposely targeting innocent people.

Let’s stop inconveniencing the majority for the actions of radical extremists all of whom are affiliated with one subset. Focus on the culture at fault.

Otherwise, start arresting grandmothers for suspicion of rape, too.

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To help Iranian dissidents or not to help…?

I understand the desire to help those dissidents with which we sympathise.  Unfortunately these cultures, much like our country when it started, must do what needs to be done on their own.  If they have to do it the hard way, on their own, committed to their cause and convinced it is right, then they will be that much stronger for it.  This would be my stance if that was the only issue.

The other issue, that of nuclear power, is one that affects security of everyone in the region and wherever they manage to ship one of these devices.  This cannot be allowed by any stretch of the imagination.

Much as I dislike Obama, he’s got a tight line to walk here.  Iran is a very hard target and the whole area is tinder-dry.  Covert support is probably about the only option available right now.  Covert as in “not blabbed to the media or the public”.

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One more example of the arrogance that Obama brought into the administration.

Energy Secretary Chu had this to say:

Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

“The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.” (In that case, the Energy Department has a few renegade teens of its own.)   [More here…]

The WSJ did a disservice by posting an update from Chu’s public relations lackey, when they should let the man’s speech speak for itself.

Whatever people may say, most of the time what you say in an opinionated way IS how you feel and what you think.  Here is what they said:

An update: Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow added: “Secretary Chu was not comparing the public to teenagers. He was saying that we need to educate teenagers about ways to save energy. He also recognized the need to educate the broader public about how important clean energy industries are to our competitive position in the global economy. He believes public officials do have an obligation to make their case to the American people on major legislation, and that’s what he’s doing.”

I see very little leeway to go from one to the next.

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Profiling is just wrong.  Wrong, I tell you.

Active Terror Cell Planned NY Attack

Feds Unsure if Arrests have Foiled Terror Plot

I suspect the Swedes are behind it but it could be any one of those countries – the Scandanavians are just some of the most screwed up societally.

Case in point:  Lutefisk.

I mean, the prep reads like a demon’s checklist:

The first treatment is to soak the stockfish in cold water for five to six days (with the water changed daily). The saturated stockfish is then soaked in an unchanged solution of cold water and lye for an additional two days. The fish swells during this soaking and its protein content decreases by more than 50 percent, producing its famous jelly-like consistency. When this treatment is finished, the fish (saturated with lye) has a pH value of 11–12, and is therefore caustic. To make the fish edible, a final treatment of yet another four to six days of soaking in cold water (also changed daily) is needed. Eventually, the lutefisk is ready to be cooked.

Gulp.  The lutefisk song, verse #1 goes something like this:

O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, how fragrant your aroma,
O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, you put me in a coma.
You smell so strong, you look like glue,
You taste just like an overshoe,
But lutefisk, come Saturday,
I tink I eat you anyway

Hey, why am I talking about Lutefisk?

Oh yes, because not only is profiling wrong at it’s core, but it is just not effective.

NYC Terror

I attached this pic (Schneider, Denver Post/AP) to make a point…  profiling just doesn’t work.  I mean, how can we engage in profiling all those little old ladies, children, invalids, and Swedes when they just don’t net us terrorists like we’d hoped?  You would think they had used some kind of profile to catch this guy but you’d be wrong.  In between searching the Swedes and grannies, someone reported an overdue movie and because one thing led to another, they caught this guy jaywalking on their way to arrest the overdue movie guy.  He was a Dane.

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Heard on the radio that a bunch of Hollyw’d stars are getting together to raise awareness of Global Warming.

I suggest that those most concerned about it limit themselves to only hybrid-electric vehicles, hybrid-electric aircraft, no explosions or flames, and only work on-site.  They must show me that they are carbon-neutral before I care what they say.   I may not even then.

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