Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Big Sister Gives The System a Solid B+

Big Sister is a Big Dummy

So, a terrorist boards a plane after his father reports him to the US embassy, he is added to a terror watchlist, buys a one way ticket with cash, does not have any luggage and comes close to blowing up the plane with explosives smuggled in his underwear, yet, SOMEHOW, "the system worked"?!?!?!?!?!

Days later, while her boss was still on vacation and hadn't gotten around to commenting on the terror attack, she backtracks and says she was taken out of context. Not sure how you take this out of context:
"What we are focused on is making sure that the air environment remains safe, that people are confident when they travel. And one thing I’d like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here. The passengers and crew of the flight took appropriate action."
Somehow, Big Sister changes roles to become Big Spinster explains that those darn partisans took this out of context and that she was really talking about the reaction after everyone knew that there was an attempted terror attack.

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Finally, she knows who is to blame for this....BUSH! These rules have been in place since 2006! Hotair's Ed Morrissey sums it up perfectly:
"The rules on the lists have been in place since 2006. The Obama administration has been in office since January. If the rules on transferring people from watch lists to no-fly lists are a problem, shouldn’t that have been a higher priority than, say, revamping the entire American health-care system or pushing cap-and-trade bills? It seems like a bigger priority than flying to Copenhagen twice and coming home empty-handed both times, once on climate change and once on the Olympics. Of course, Barack Obama doesn’t have to worry about flying with radical jihadis from Nigeria when he travels abroad."
I am guessing he wasn't more carefully watched because on Janet's Planet, A) he isn't a terrorist, but someone trying to cause a "man-caused disaster" and B) he wasn't part of some white supremacist group or returning veteran who may have a problem with a half-black president.


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