Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today's threat level brought to you by the color...


Yesterday while I was lying in the burn ward getting my crotch bandages changed, I had a chance to catch the air disaster movie marathon on TCM. The lineup included "Zero Hour," "The High and the Mighty," "Skyjacked," and "Airport '75." For all their campy fun and unintentional laughs, those corny old films really serve as a grim reminder how the whole in-flight terror experience has gone completely downhill since the jet set golden years of the 50's, 60's and 70's.

What happened to all those pretty stewardesses and polite, well dressed infidels, screaming as the plane plummeted to the ground? Time was, a suicide mission to explode an international jumbo jet was an event full of glamor and excitement; but now it seems to be a endless series of delays, hassles, pushy jerks and third-degree testicular chemical burns. And don't even get me started on the crappy airline food.

More of Umar's random thoughts on Holiday air travel here.




And this from Hitch'

It was reported over the weekend that in the aftermath of the Detroit fiasco, no official decision was made about whether to raise the designated "threat level" from orange. Orange! Could this possibly be because it would be panicky and ridiculous to change it to red and really, really absurd to lower it to yellow? But isn't it just as preposterous (and revealing), immediately after a known Muslim extremist has waltzed through every flimsy barrier, to leave it just where it was the day before?

4 comments:

Teresa said...

Oh My, Why scare and warn the public about the truth? That this was an attempted terrorist attack. Its because the Obama administration have been using all these euphemisms for terrorism and terrorist and don't want the public to catch onto the reality that this country still is at war with terrorists and they still pose a grave threat to us.

B-Daddy said...

But actually they have no reason to change the threat level, because THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE THREAT LEVEL REALLY IS. Sorry for the shouting, but dang, we are incompetent. How many Americans are going to die before we take this crap seriously?

Road Dawg said...

The Iowahawk piece was some of the funniest stuff I have read in a while. Great link.

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