Saturday, August 19, 2006

Paranoia Strikes British Airliner

A 150 passenger mutiny occurred this morning on an Airbus A320 right before it was set to leave from Costa del Sol. The 150-strong were demanding that two men, of Asian decent, who they believed were speaking Arabic, be thrown off the flight.

(Daily Mail) British holidaymakers staged an unprecedented mutiny - refusing to allow their flight to take off until two men they feared were terrorists were forcibly removed.

The extraordinary scenes happened after some of the 150 passengers on a Malaga-Manchester flight overheard two men of Asian appearance apparently talking Arabic. Passengers told cabin crew they feared for their safety and demanded police action. Some stormed off the Monarch Airlines Airbus A320 minutes before it was due to leave the Costa del Sol at 3am. Others waiting for Flight ZB 613 in the departure lounge refused to board it.

A half hour later the police removed the two men from the plane and swept the cargo and luggage deeming the Airbus clear of any threats. The men were not said to have any links to terrorism.

I’m for profiling at airports and my suspicions would be raised if I were aboard a flight with Arabic speaking men but this is something that makes me worried. Whether justified or not this type of panic and complete paranoia is something we all should take into account in our fight against terrorism. We do not want another McCarthy type era and we haven’t reached the point of WWII interment camps; so let’s all take a step back and try to keep calm.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Fox News Employees Kidnapped

Breaking: Two members of Fox News were kidnapped in Gaza. A well known correspondent Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig.

The Left Celebrates

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Holy Shit, What the Hell is That?!?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A "Presidential Bust" of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton was unveiled on Wednesday at New York's Museum of Sex, where sculptor Daniel Edwards hopes it will spark discussion about sex, politics and celebrity...

Edwards said his work features soft "presidential smile" and wrinkles framing her eyes. A floral pattern runs across her breasts, part of Edwards' effort to present Clinton "as a woman -- not a covered up person, but as a woman."

Monday, August 07, 2006

Shock: McKinney is not Perfect

Cynthia McKinney proclaims in a radio address that "she’s not perfect".

Yeah, no shit! You’re a crazy racist cop-puncher who acts like a complete fool.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Lance Bass Is Gay…LOL

Lance Bass announced that he was gay after he was caught in a gay club with some other guy from the TV show “Amazing Race”. My question is, who the hell didn’t know Lance Bass was homosexual? That’s like wondering if the sky is blue…duh.

CNN) Lance Bass, band member of 'N Sync, says he's gay and in a "very stable" relationship with a reality show star.

Bass, who formed 'N Sync with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, tells People magazine that he didn't earlier disclose his sexuality because he didn't want to affect the group's popularity.

Hey, at least he kept it under wraps because he thought it would negatively affect his friends in the band. But really… look at him; if that ain’t gay I don’t know what is.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What Darwin might have called, “Thinning the herd”

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — A man was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license after a woman died during a liposuction procedure performed in the basement of a home, authorities said Monday.

If I was a mean person I would point out how stupid it is to receive a liposuction procedure in some guy’s basement. But I’m not a mean person so I will simply say that…Damn! What a fuckin’ idiot.