Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"Wide-Eyed Tourists"

A few posts ago, I noted the now-boilerplate pattern of initial hype about a supposed terrorist threat, followed by quiet reality a few days, weeks, or months later. The pattern holds.

When those stories broke last week, they were plastered all over the media and trumpeted breathlessly by the usual suspects. I'm glad the cops were proactive and on the case. Unless I've missed something, however, the reality is too inconvenient to warrant even a mention by the hysterical set.


Anonymous wendy said...

I'm SO glad you mentioned this CR.

I noted it in another thread (I live in Michigan and happen to spend a lot of time in and out of East Dearborn). It didn't surprise me at all that men of middle eastern descent had a shitload of phones because many Arabs in Michigan run gas stations, party stores, etc. and work their asses off and sell phones and phone cards in areas that have a lot of immigrants (Mexican, Eastern European and Arab all around Detroit).

The rednecks in Caro, however (I should mention Caro is militia country in the "thumb" with infamous denizens such as James Nichols from OK bombing fame) were bound to be ultra paranoid in picking up "darkies" with cell phones and pictures of the Mackinac bridge. So predictable in this neck of the woods.

On the heels of that presidential aspirant and asshole (George Allen) in Virginia who denigraded a natural-born American citizen (of Indian decent) as a "ferner" at an all-white republican rally the other day and used a racial slur against him, it is an inkling of the way things are going in this country. It's really going to get ugly, as if it wasn't bad enough already.

I also have to commend you for actually putting up the clearing of the Arab guys here, as it was on the Drudge Report for about a nanosecond and I'm sure no one will bother to correct the record in other news outlets.

8/15/2006 8:53 PM  
Anonymous wendy said...

However, I would also have to add that a major arab businessman who runs a chain of restaurants around here was recently also busted for sending money to "hezbollah" before this whole thing took place. From what I understand, they are a party who has 12 members in the Lebenese parlaiment after the Cedar Revolution (which BushCo heralded as a voice of democracy since it resulted in tossing out the Syrians), and is not just simply a "terrorist" organization. According to the majority of new coverage however, they are simply a military group. But they don't toe the line in terms of the "Bush Doctrine."

I don't know what the fuck to believe anymore, but I have to tell you I don't buy the line that Arabs "hate our freedom." That is total bullshit.

8/15/2006 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Hedley Bowes said...

It's now or never

8/16/2006 12:38 AM  
Blogger jj said...

And what about the Big One in London? Anybody seen any hard facts yet to convince them it was a real plot?

Didn't think so.

8/16/2006 2:43 AM  
Anonymous wendy said...

From now until the election, it's going to be non-stop terrorists/threats, doomsday scenerios in the Middle-east if we are to "cut and run," and endless cabals of "evil-doers" being rounded up and jailed. And the voting will be rigged, again.

Let's hope the Democrats sprout some balls and take this administration OUT.

8/16/2006 9:35 AM  
Blogger Old Lady said...

The democrats will sprout balls once their constituency does. There is absolutely nothing wrong with us writing our representatives and telling them what is on our mind. That is how other groups accomplish their agendas.

8/16/2006 11:19 AM  
Anonymous thirdeye said...

It's sad to read posts from bloggers who think the elections are going to change anything. Borrowing money from the Asians at the rate of $2 billion per day and beholden to Israel, we are mere puppets to globalization. You want to make a difference this November? Quit spending. That will catch their attention.

8/16/2006 1:50 PM  
Anonymous wendy said...

some of us have no choice ;-)

8/16/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger 277fia said...

"Proactive"? How very MBAish. "On the case" was fine all by itself.

8/17/2006 12:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it Proactiv test i lke big butts Cuming shemales Asian lickers Gang ass http://www.faucets-delta.info/discount-mother-of-bride-dress.html Fat+ass+pics 33 93 oxycontin Simplex-grinnell fire alarm panel weight gain quit smoking Asian whore 18 Hentai hard lesbian Large penis suppory group j-lo fat ass

3/05/2007 2:26 PM  
Anonymous мобильные сборные дома said...

It cannot actually have effect, I feel so.

6/01/2011 3:15 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home