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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The following has been kicking around the Internet

for several years. Many think it is not PC and shouldn't be read and/or circulated. And even I thought about it. But it is also true.

And if anyone is offended they should remember that. It is true.

A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves.

Absolutely No Profiling! Pause a moment, reflect back:

These events are actual events from history. They really happened! Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a:
Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40.

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

12. In 2002, and since then, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40.

No, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss....


....all so that they won't be guilty of "profiling."

Is that dumb or what? Now I know that some, perhaps many, good, peaceful, honest Muslims might be offended by being "profiled." But to that I can only say, so what? It is sad to say, but the problem is a problem that exists within Islam as a violent subculture that has killed thousands and there is no end in sight.

Perhaps it is time for Muslims all over the world to seize control and start a zero tolerance program against those who preach hate and plot to kill.... and yes, I know that many have. But in many countries not near enough.



Bits and pieces

Global Warming made a big time come back yesterday, for which I offer thanks. Much work was done on the yard here at the Palatial Retirement Compound,including the removal of the white oak tree leaves that hang on during most of winter and then drop in early spring. Messy they are and if the pair in the front yard keep offending me I think they will meet with Mr. Chain Saw.

In other non-news I noticed that a US Airways flight lost a piece of wing covering that hit a passenger window, producing a crack and (surely) a fair amount of consternation in the passengers. The plane landed safely so the news coverage was brief and limited, death and destruction being the usual requirement for extended talking head attention.

This reminds me of the Boeing 737 that had the top of its fuselage peel off during an inter-island flight in Hawaii. Southwest Airlines apparently has been ignoring the inspections the FAA mandated after the Aloha 737 structual failure. Given that a Flight Attendant was sucked out of the aircraft during the Aloha incident I would say they are lucky that passengers haven't discovered a hidden meaning in "You are now free to move about the country." If all passengers were shown pictures of the Aloha 737 surely there would be no grumbling about keeping their seat belts fastened while seated....

Returning to the Aloha 737, I can only tip my hat to the crew. Somehow the aircraft held together and the pilot landed it safely.

I was also reminded of a Navy P5M seaplane that had its starboard engine catch fire on a flight from PR to Norfolk. The fire did not go out and the pilot made a rapid descent and landed in the water....The rapid descent and sea water on landing put the fire out and the crew then taxied several hundred miles to Key West with a large crack in the wing. To those of you who think landing on water is "soft" I remind you of what you may have learned in high school physics. Water does not compress. Dirt does.

There is, of course, lots of politics going on but I feel that I have been too focused on Hussein. If the country doesn't know now what a disaster he will be as a President I fear that the stupidity epidemic is advanced to the terminal stage.

However, I note that Hussein's ex-minister the Reverend "God Damn America" Wright has cancelled his planned appearance at a church in Texas because of death threats.

I am sure both the Hillary and McCain campaigns are rushing agents and other protective measures to his side. The Reverend is far too valuable to both to let some nut remove him from his mortal coil.