Friday, August 11, 2006

 

Effects Of The Foiled Terrorist Plot

I don’t think this will be as harmful as people think. Don’t forget that crisis means opportunity.

Not allowing carry-on baggage should really simplify boarding, unboarding, and passing through security. I’m doubtful that the number of carry-on only travelers is large enough increase waits dramatically. And increasing curb-side and self check-in can speed things up even more.

By making the requirements for boarding clear and simple, we can really up efficiency.

Also screeners shouldn’t need to clear each person before the next, they can be directed to idiot lines or “to the back of the line”. And pre-screeners can walk the lines to address potential issues.

Say all you want about islamo-fascists, at least they can make the planes run on time.

Comments:
Aaron...

Excellent analysis... but more importantly:

KILLER line of the month !!!! (one of those "damn, I wish I would have said that !"

SoCalCelt
 
Islamo-What?

I was wondering, who was the lexicogicographical genius that came up with the term "Islamo-fascism?" What an awkward mouthful. Aren't Bin Laden and his buddies just Islamic terrorists, or extremists, or fundamental...

That's the problem. Bush and Fox News don't want to refer to them as Islamic "fundamentalists." It would invite comparisons with US Christian fundamentalist preachers and Boy George supporters like Jerry Falwell, John Hagee and Pat Robertson.

Some of the comparisons about intolerance, incorrect and self-serving interpretations of Scripture, demonization of foes, and trying to impose a theocracy on nation states might become a little too close for comfort for Boy George. Of course for Americans you'd also have to add the extra term "greed" since the TV evangelists are as rich as Croesus.

Yes. Stay away from the word "fundamentalism" George, it might reflect back upon you.
 
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