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Monday, September 20, 2010

A good litmus test to keep in mind: **UPDATED

The "Jews in the Attic" test.

(Because I can't get the fucking comment to post, I'll post my reply to Dino here: "How about innocent travelers who just want to get to point B from Point A without being strip searched, body cavity searched or being asked to remove their prostheses?

Ever had a family emergency that necessitated flying right-a-God damned way -- no time to wait? Guess that isn't an option anymore. Maybe grandpa can schedule his stroke three days out next time...

Do I think this Admin is the modern equivalent of Hitler? No. However, I'll note that -- despite multiple campaign promises to the contrary -- they've managed to not only NOT repeal the TSA nonsense started under Bush, they've expanded that shit." )

4 comments:

  1. That it is! And we would be well served to remember it.

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  2. Interesting. But if you substitute "Holy Islamic Terrorists in the Basement" for "Jews in the Attic", it's less successful.

    I know Franklin said "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither", but he didn't live in a world where nutbars fly airliners into skyscrapers.

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  3. That's so wrong it's not even wrong. It only makes sense if you're really so paranoid you think our government is the equivalent of Hitler...

    Oops. I forgot to whom I was speaking.

    Then again: exactly whom is this government out to get? More likely "holy Islamic terrorists" than Jews, sure. Crazy gun nuts who want to overthrow the government are not the equivalent of innocent Jews marked for Final Solution.

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  4. "they've managed to not only NOT repeal the TSA nonsense started under Bush, they've expanded that shit."

    Well, they can't end it, can they? For if they do, people like Rush and Glenn Beck are shit-sure going to say that Barack HUSSEIN Obama (funny how they make sure to emphasize the middle name) is esposing our soft-and-tenders to the murderous Muslim hordes.

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