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“When she was arrested in Afghanistan last month, Aafia Siddique allegedly had in her possession maps of New York, a list of potential targets that included the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the subway system and the animal disease center on Plum Island, detailed chemical, biological and radiological weapon information that has been seen only in a handful of terrorist cases, as well as a thumb drive packed with emails, ABC News has learned.”

Seriously? She was carrying all that around in her purse? Was the thumb drive labeled “Shhhh…Super Secret al Qaeda Plan to Take Over the World”? Was she wearing a little black mask and pants and a striped shirt with “TERRORIST” written on it? Has any nation ever faced an enemy more cartoonishly slap-dash, underripe and just plain bug-fuck crazy?

Let’s take just one datum and think it through a little. The Statue of Liberty has symbolic importance to Americans, so I’ll give them that. But it’s on an island and access is controlled by the Parks Service. A search is involved, so you couldn’t carry much in the way of explosives. Not sure what explosives would do, anyway; the statue itself is a thin skin of copper stretched over a steel framework. Hard to damage. Maybe you could fly a plane into it (I accidentally did that all the time with Microsoft Flight Simulator). Might or might not work. Plus, small body count. In sum, not a very good target. So why even put it on a list, let alone walk around with it?

These fuckers are always being picked up with “maps of the subway system” or “lists of targets” — stuff that’s easily Googlable, perfectly innocent in isolation and make NO sense to be carrying around, unless the whole purpose is to buy yourself a world of hurt and look menacing in a headline. Honestly, when you’re just blue-skying your evil plans, it’s really, really not a good idea to write it all down and carry it on your person.

An earlier ABC News article quoted the Afghanistan National Police as saying she was carrying materials from the “Anarchist’s Arsenal” — bet you anything that’s our old friend the Anarchist’s Cookbook, helping angry Americans blow themselves up since 1971. How terrorized am I supposed to be by a pack of bozos getting their doomsday weapons out of a book you can buy on Amazon for twenty bucks? I think MIT ripped this chick off.

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Staunch righty that I am, it would cross my mind that the government is making all this stupid shit up, until I remember how much of it there is. Like, remember this guy? Mohammed Taheri-Azar, former University of North Carolina student. Pleaded guilty yesterday to nine counts of attempted murder. Avenged Muslim deaths around the world by driving his SUV into a crowd of UNC students. Really, Mo? That’s your evil plan?

You know, you can give ’em all the education you want, but someday they’ll break loose and fly off down the road waving their arms and going “ULULULULULULULU!”

It’s like we’re fighting the Global War against Angry Pinwheeling Retards.


Comment from Jill
Time: August 13, 2008, 10:22 am

Being a woman, she has to have a Super Terrorist Purse filled with Super Terrorist items like lethal lipstick, killer kleenex, thumb-drive (no Tampax), to match her Super Terrorist ensemble. It’s in the handbook.

Available on Jihadazon.com 🙂

Comment from Gnus
Time: August 13, 2008, 11:06 am

Maybe the jihadists we’re catching are the decoys?

Comment from Hound of Doom
Time: August 13, 2008, 11:20 am

Between the US Gov’t telling everyone that ‘all is well, move on, nothing to see’, and the open borders and random ‘sudden jihadi syndrome’ attacks, I feel just peachy.

This kinder, gentler, “I feel your pain” government policy that tries to fight a politically correct war and lie to the hoi polloi about the at the same time is unsustainable.


Comment from mesablue
Time: August 13, 2008, 12:03 pm

Yeah, but they only have to get it right once to cause us a world of hurt.

We have to get it right every time to stop them. Good thing they make it easy for us much of the time.

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 13, 2008, 1:20 pm

It’s like we’re fighting the Global War against Angry Pinwheeling Retards.

Yeah, but the left in this country, many in the government and on the dole of arab pinwheeling sugar daddies, are pinwheeling retards themselves. They sympathize, support, and want to give Constitutional protections to the oppressed, misunderstood, fellow retard comrades…because they agree with them.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 13, 2008, 1:54 pm

Not all of the Left, PnB. 🙂

Comment from Allen
Time: August 13, 2008, 2:24 pm

“Clown Wars” in the new George Lucas blockbuster…

Bozo with a Lightsabre.

Comment from pajama momma
Time: August 13, 2008, 2:28 pm

I carry all that in my purse too, but I also have diapers and some Stride gum.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 13, 2008, 2:39 pm

My sister always wants to tell people who don’t treat her as nice as she’d like them to: “Be nice to me or I’ll blow myself up! I’m South Asian, I’ll do it!”

She doesn’t, though, thank goodness. Else we’d have the FBI at our house every week.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 13, 2008, 3:03 pm

Wow. They still make Stride gum?


Comment from porknbean
Time: August 13, 2008, 3:24 pm

Whether the left blame the US/Bush for everything, sympathize with the devil or not, or have ‘good intentions’ which the road to hell is paved with, I can’t think of one thing they have done or supported that has not ended in a huge FAIL/suffering/cost/fraud.

Case in point, and why we worry about our hosting mustelid and our own future –

In the UK, it has been ruled that cost trumps saving a life.
(remove space after http)

http ://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2547393/Patients-should-not-expect-NHS-to-save-their-life-if-it-costs-too-much.html

That is what we can expect by this push for government – by definition ‘corrupt bureaucratic FAIL’ – run healthcare. But see, this is okay with the left because everyone is insured. Nevermind many can’t get treatments when needed or medication and procedures are rationed, they are insured.

Comment from Jill
Time: August 13, 2008, 3:25 pm

I was speaking for myself, PnB. Didn’t mean to get your knickers into a bunch.


Comment from porknbean
Time: August 13, 2008, 3:37 pm

Oooo…I hate when knickers bunch up. It is so embarrassing having to ‘pick’ them out. Mine are containing my flabby arse very well thank you.

Maybe you aren’t as left as you think?

Speaking of dressing up critters and nippleheads, what think you of this ferrety swashbuckler, LemurKing?
The pic is in a forum of an internet guinea pig care guide. Great site.

http ://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1386227#1386227

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 13, 2008, 4:52 pm

Allen: already done, dude. Go to youtube and do a search on “tripping the Rift”, or Darph Bobo.

Comment from Lemur King
Time: August 13, 2008, 6:23 pm

pnb – at least that costume is more manly and bears no hint of metrosexuality (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Wait a minute, there IS something wrong with that… what am I saying?

Knickers in knots. Megawedgies.

Cost of saving lives… hmmm. Obviously I need to read the article but I just now got out of a tow tank and am totally beat. I will read it at home and comment. I will say this though – at *some* point you have to play realistically and say that it’s no longer ok to say cost is no option. I will try to find an article I found on that a long time ago that brought me around to thinking that yes, at some point there needs to be a reality check. I suspect I’ll find out then that the instance you’re referring to here is ludicrous and has a huge Pinwheeled Retard Quotient.

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 13, 2008, 7:02 pm

Yes, there is a point where there needs to be a reality check, but do you want some bureaucrat to make the determination of where ‘the line’ should be drawn?

Can’t find the article now, but there was one about regular preemies are being left to die because of cost and the need for the bed. Same with the elderly, who are afraid of being admitted because of neglect/infections because of understaffing and needing the beds.

Here is one where they are told not to treat the old and the ‘unhealthy’.
http ://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1576704/Don%27t-treat-the-old-and-unhealthy%2C-say-doctors.html

Here is one where laboring moms are being turned away because the NHS resources are redirected to the ‘immigrant’ communities.

http ://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-511171/Maternity-units-turn-away-British-mums-immigrants-baby-boom-costs-NHS-350m.html

And seriously ill patients being left out in ambulances…

http ://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-515332/A-E-patients-left-ambulances-FIVE-hours-trusts-meet-government-targets.html

Granted I am picking on the UK here, but we are in similar straights. Remember the woman who lay on a waiting room floor dead for 45 minutes in a city hospital. I will also bring up Terri Schiavo as she has relevance to the question of ‘reality check’. Should we kill all severely disabled people? Who should be allowed to make that determination? In her case, the courts. We should be very afraid when government gets into the business of determining who lives and who dies.

Comment from LemurKing
Time: August 13, 2008, 11:35 pm

Ok, I’m back, pnb. I see you posted. Like I said, I hadn’t read the link yet. I just did.

Now I agree with you on many points – the woman on the floor, laboring moms, and ambulances are unconscionable. Not saving preemies is also indefensible (I was 2 mos premature, myself, which explains the loss of hearing). Not treating the old and the unhealthy is disgusting.

What I am referring to is the idea that “saving just one life is worth any cost”. Granted, this Walter Williams article is not at heart the same topic, but read it – it has concepts that do apply. (I followed your lead and inserted a space after the http)

http ://townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2007/02/21/nonsense_ideas

Williams pointed out that by looking at benefits only, anything can be argued for. But the fact is that there are limited numbers of dollars and if every case is a “price is no object” then there is a less-than-zero chance of any kind of health care system working. Not that I think we should implement one. It would be fantastic if we could save every life, damned be the cost, but that’s just not feasible.

I’m not suggesting that we plunge into the debate about who gets to live or die. Nor do I advocate killing the disabled unless they are able to request it or have a living will. I agree that the government should stay the hell out of it. But, the only way to keep the government out of it is to NOT have a universal health care system and let the market prices determine the “level of acceptable care”. We already have a boondoggle with HMO’s, PPO’s, Blue Cross, Medicare, etc. and their bureaucracies determining what can and will be acceptable methods of care. The weirdness will only get deeper with any movement towards UHC for all because bureaucracies are notoriously bad at common sense.

I’m not trying to make a case for being a heartless bastard/bitch, but I am making the argument that you can’t spend $2,000,000 on each and every one of us. There aren’t enough dollars. It’s an exaggeration and I pulled that number out of my butt, of course, but the idea is there. I hope I am making sense here. This is HARD stuff here. It’s not pretty.

An example of what I’m arguing… I am 40 now. If I came down with some incurable cancer and there was a choice between burning a quarter of a million dollars to extend my life by 3-6 months vs. saving tens or hundreds of premature babies, there ought to be some common sense that says that those kids need that money more. “At any price” doesn’t apply in that sort of situation. Perhaps that common sense is best decided by the free market, as hard as it can be to swallow. I certainly don’t trust a politician to make the decision.

Comment from porknbean
Time: August 14, 2008, 3:30 am

The free market always works and challenges the brightest amongst us.

We are in total agreement. I think most people would not extend their suffering if they did have something incurable with a short prognosis. If they can afford to go farther a few months, more power to them. On the other hand by pushing the limits and treatment variables, it may lead to better treatments or cures.

Comment from A Nonni Mouse
Time: August 14, 2008, 10:49 am

McGoooooooo – – – where are youuuuuuu?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 14, 2008, 11:42 am

We took McGoo to a farm upstate, honey, where there will be plenty of room for him to run around and play with lots of other crabby old farts.

Heh. I never tire of that joke.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: August 14, 2008, 4:42 pm

A Nonni Mouse

“Hey nonny nonny”…I don’t know the rest

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