Originally Posted by marlinspike
That's not really Bush's world. That's more the world required by the laws of our nation. Also, ever seen a succesful revolution built on terrorist tactics? In Algiers, that's exactly how they did it; everybody knows to watch the guy who fits the bill, so they would have women and old people plant the bombs so they wouldn't get checked.
How long have you been working for HSA?
That is exactly what they want you to think. This is the classical double cross, right out of "Princess Bride." They know security thinks that grannies are a threat so they will all come in next time as Arab young men. Very clever of them, huh?
Or wait, maybe they know that is what you will think and so really, they are going to recruit granny death squads. Not that I have ever heard of the Granny Brigades --- which just goes to show you how cleverly they've managed to keep those fearless commando units, "Walker Brigades" secret.
I'm still trying to imagine the elderly black lady I saw boarding an airplane in Podunk Louisiana carrying a weapon onboard my airplane. She got the wand but because she couldn't stand properly they gave her an immodest pat-down.
Remarkably, she was unarmed.
Meanwhile in their infinite wisdom of political correctness, at least a dozen men between 16 and 40 got the standard shoes-off and luggage search.
Thank you Mr Bush, for protecting me from elderly non-ambulatory black women. I feel safer knowing that those old battleaxes are being watched.