Monday, August 14, 2006

“Put down the baby and step away …”

A can of Dr. Pepper, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, and a newspaper = Terror. (LINK)

Oh, and don’t forget the baby. Babies provide excellent cover for would-be terrorists. So be sure to take a baby with you next time you blow up a plane. (LINK)

Such dangerous times we live in. There’s no such thing as a harmless object any more, and no one is innocent, not even a mom and her baby. Everything is a potential weapon and everyone is a suspected terrorist.

In Knoxville, Tennesee, security personnel prowl the airport looking for facial tics and other tell-tale signs that someone is nervous. Nervousness is probable cause now. Nervousness will get you pulled out of the line and placed inside a metallic contraption which will measure your physical responses to a series of questions. (LINK)

Today they're using this device in Knoxville, tomorrow it will be every airport. Then it won't be just airports, it will be banks, federal buildings, courthouses, shopping malls, petting zoos, anywhere that Terrorists might strike. In other words, everywhere.

All this is designed to keep you safe. So why are you acting nervous, Mrs. Smith? Put down the baby and step away with your hands in the air …