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So how about this: increased scrutiny for goofy-looking loserboys?

I mean, Jesus — look at these two! Wouldn’t you get up and move if Richard Reid sat next to you on a bus? To be perfectly fair to Abdulmutallabambalambabooboo, it’s the angle makes him look so goofy. Maybe that’s the photographer’s fault. Or maybe he really was gazing into the camera cocked sideways like a doberman staring down a kazoo.

Okay, fine. If they don’t want to profile Muslims — or, god forbid, foreign brown people — can we please profile young men with an obvious screw loose?

I got pulled out of line once, just as I was boarding a flight to London. I think it was my new aviator sunglasses (it was six in the morning, but I’d been up all night shuffling around Logan airport). Anyhow, I took them off and chatted with the nice security man for a while, showed him my passport and he let me on the plane.

Me. Middle-aged middle-class middle-American Wonder-bread old broad, me.

Is there any doubt if they’d pulled either of these guys out of line for a chat, he’d’ve rattled to pieces on the spot? Why didn’t they? Is there something like an inalienable right to be young, male and loser-y?

Okay, I take the point that the bad guys would go all out trying to recruit bombers who don’t fit the profile. But judging from these guys, they’re having a hell of a time recruiting the usual splodey-dopes who fit the profile exactly. What’re the odds they could convince a blue-eyed Scandihoovian grandma to slip into a panty bomb?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 29, 2009, 8:58 pm

I hated to post something new tonight, y’all were having so much fun with Mister Pantsafire down there. But I never miss a weeknight.

Feel free to keep piling on in the previous thread.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 29, 2009, 9:38 pm

Lets just hope they don’t get to Hillary Clinton with a Snuke……

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: December 29, 2009, 10:02 pm

But judging from these guys, they’re having a hell of a time recruiting the usual splodey-dopes who fit the profile exactly.

Hell, looks like their having a hard time recruiting splodeydopes that can tie their shoes, let alone blow ’em up.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 29, 2009, 10:39 pm

It’s easy.

(There will now be a short intermission while Uncle Badger commits PC suicide).

Muslim = no fly.

Welcome back to the Stone Age (you say) you so admire.

And to all the (allegedly) peaceful Muslims out there – if you don’t like it, sort it out. It’s your damned problem. They are your kids, not ours.

Now piss off.

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: December 29, 2009, 11:26 pm

Come on Uncle Badger, let’s be reasonable! Surely we can let them fly on planes designed by Muslims, built by Muslims in Muslim countries with only Muslim-manufactured parts?

Comment from LordFlashHeart
Time: December 30, 2009, 2:51 am

I wouldn’t fly with no brown panty Muslims on my flight.

Ultimate responsibility lies with the Captain of the aircraft.

That’s where the buck stops.

As for Security. Completely Incompetent Booofons. White People don’t blow up Planes. Muslims Do.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: December 30, 2009, 4:32 am

The guy on the right (I’m not even going to try to pronounce his name) doesn’t look too abnormal (apart from the the-voices-are-telling-me-to-burn-you cocked head). He just looks like a rapper with an attitude (is that a tautology?). But Richard Reid. Damn. Now that motherfucker exudes crazy. I wouldn’t be able to relax if I was near that guy anywhere, let along stuck on a flight with him.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 30, 2009, 10:50 am

Uncle B.: it’s likely I’ll be flying to the UK in late Feb. Thanks to our aggressively incompetent security services (and to be fair, the Dutch and Brits seem to have been on the ball, it’s just the US who screwed up) my 13-hour flight is going to be rendered even more miserable. By the time I get to London I’m going to be willing to contemplate 475 kT W88 warheads on population centres, never mind no-fly lists.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 30, 2009, 1:21 pm

Her Stoatiness may be travelling in the other direction in Fenruary, too, DG (visiting the elderly, reamining mustelid). Needless to say, I am concerned.

And angry, too.

Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: December 30, 2009, 3:49 pm

I have a simple solution to this problem…

…we ban all clothing on planes.

And Stoaty is discriminating against me! As a young man with an obvious screw loose(at least that’s what my fellow young people types say…I did vote Republican after all, not for the Messiah) I am highly…HIGHLY! offended.

Comment from Lipstick
Time: December 30, 2009, 3:58 pm

Crap, I’m going overseas next week.

I’d like to request Uncle Badger as the security officer in charge of the plane, please.

Thank you.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 30, 2009, 4:02 pm

There are certain sacrifices one must make for the privilege of being a nutter, Roman Wolf. Being pulled out of line and interrogated is one of them.

Take off your sunglasses for the nice man, ‘K?

Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 30, 2009, 4:09 pm


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 30, 2009, 4:33 pm

ZOMG!! How does it look? Is it okay?

Yeah, that’s right. I haven’t actually bought anything myself. They make it all in California and ship it over, and I’m afraid of getting stuck with a huge Customs bill.

Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 30, 2009, 9:31 pm

It looks friggin awesome!!

*goes outside to look for my graph cup*

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 30, 2009, 9:34 pm

Oh, I am glad! When I saw what the colors looked like on my new monitor, I was horrified.

I’ve always been known for my subdued sense of color <choke>

Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: December 31, 2009, 11:28 am

I’m red/green colorblind, so I need the enhanced color action baby.

yeah, I roll that way.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: January 1, 2010, 10:31 pm

Muslim men are hottttt.

Usaamah taught me wrong! It should have been “wa qina adhaaba-n-naar” not “wa ‘ilaa adhaaba-n-naar” after salaah!

Onward Muslim soldiers, burning with love for Islam – literally.

Comment from yonason
Time: January 6, 2010, 5:28 pm

Sorry, I posted this comment on the previous thread, because I thought I was posting here. It’s…

“Someone from homeland security to Footwear and Accessories.”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 6, 2010, 5:50 pm

S’okay, yonason. You can’t repeat a snark too often.

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