May 09, 2011
Schumer Takes the Cape

Schumer can be such an idiot, particularly when he spots a chance to get on TV:

New York (CNN) — In light of recent findings that al Qaeda was mulling targeting railroad lines to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a senator from New York is calling for tighter rail security.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer proposed an increase in rail security and an Amtrak version of the Secure Flight “no-fly” list…

Schumer proposed the creation of a “no-ride” list that would check passengers against a list of suspected terrorists to prevent would-be terrorists from boarding trains. The list would be used like the government “no-fly” list that screens air travelers.

“Obviously there are certain things that would have to be done, but Amtrak, unlike our commuter rails or subways, does have a (manifest) of everyone that rides Amtrak,” he said. “They check your name as you walk down so it doesn’t seem like it’s that difficult to do.”

Even from the bottom of the sea, Osama bin Laden has no trouble getting the senator from Wall Street to take the cape, a concept explained here by former Pentagon official Chuck Spinney. As information from bin Laden’s computer files continues to be released, we will continue to play his game for years.

Did it ever occur to Al Qaeda, for instance, that access to many major bridges in the United States of Paranoia is already controlled by toll booths? Obviously there are certain things that would have to be done, such as requiring all motorists to sign up for E-Z Pass so their names could be checked against a “no-ride” list, but it doesn’t seem like it’s that difficult to do.

And it would certainly give Osama a good giggle, between virgins.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at May 09, 2011 08:37 PM
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Also we need a public library no-read title list; especially for middle east topics.

Posted by: on May 10, 2011 8:52 AM

Also we need a list of people who may not go to movie theaters...

Posted by: Martha Bridegam on May 10, 2011 10:51 PM

I wonder if the Romans went around whimpering with fear of some petty chieftain in Gaul. We're pathetic, really. There's a picture going viral right now of TSA agents patting down a tiny baby because his stroller made the machine beep. Even Al Qaeda hasn't stooped to strapping suicide belts on infants.

Posted by: PSymbol on May 11, 2011 11:44 AM
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