Sunday, December 27, 2009

Protect Us from Ourselves

(Disclaimer: There is nothing funny about a terrorist's attempt to kill and destroy, and I am not making light of this incident.)

Let's see if I have this straight. In response to the attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Abdul Aboo Boo Butthed) to bomb an aircraft, the gummint has instituted two new flight restrictions.
1) Passenger limited to one carry-on.
2) Passenger must remain seated for last hour of flight.

So, did I hear wrong, or is it the case that A.A.B.B.
1) Had his explosive affixed to his groin, and
2) He was in his seat at the time of the attempt.

The wheels of bureaucracy continue to spin, but they're not making contact.
And is it germane that the guy's name was on the Terror Watch List?
None of us is as dumb as all of us.


Vee said...

Those in charge do make strange decisions. Their collective brain-power battery must need recharging.

vanilla said...

Vee, as hinted, collective actions tend to be lame. (Know of any good committee meetings?)

Andrea said...

Once again...I am amazed. Sometimes those in authority just do not seem to "get it."

vanilla said...

Andrea, I fear one almost loses hope sometimes; but, hang in there!