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Friday, November 04, 2005

Uh Oh ...

I'm afraid I've begun to lose my mind. There is now a subject about which former President - and lifelong nutcase - Jimmy Carter and I are in agreement.
Carter condemns abortion culture
By Ralph Z. Hallow, The Washington Times

Former President Jimmy Carter yesterday condemned all abortions and chastised his party for its intolerance of candidates and nominees who oppose abortion.

"I never have felt that any abortion should be committed -- I think each abortion is the result of a series of errors," he told reporters over breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, while across town Senate Democrats deliberated whether to filibuster the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. because he may share President Bush and Mr. Carter's abhorrence of abortion.

"These things impact other issues on which [Mr. Bush] and I basically agree," the Georgia Democrat said. "I've never been convinced, if you let me inject my Christianity into it, that Jesus Christ would approve abortion." (link)
Of course Carter never let his Christianity get in the way of the burgeoning abortion industry when he was - arguably - the most powerful man on earth, a time when he could have acted on his beliefs. Records were set in his day that have not been surpassed since relating to the number of children slaughtered by Planned Parenthood.

But Jimmy Carter and I agree that abortion is bad. Too bad only one of us has been consistent on the subject all these many years.

Panic Time!!

The TSA is considering easing the rules relating to passengers being allowed to carry small knives and scissors on board a commercial flight. The world is coming to an end.

From an hysterical and panic-stricken report in the New York Post:
By GEOFF EARLE and IAN BISHOP, Post Correspondents

WASHINGTON — The flying public turned white-knuckled yesterday over word that the feds might ease post-9/11 restrictions to allow passengers to bring scissors and small knives aboard planes again.

"I'd like to know why [knives] are no longer a threat when they were a threat over the last four years," fumed Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens), whose firefighter cousin was killed on 9/11.

Crowley and others were steamed that the Transportation Safety Administration is looking to shorten its list of "prohibited items" to lessen travel delays and focus on other threats. (link)

For many years I carried a pocket knife on board when I flew hither and yon. It was - and is - a part of my daily wardrobe kit - hankerchief, wallet, change, keys, knife. Obviously I quit carrying knives on board flights after 9/11 (except for one time a few months ago when I was going through security at the Greensboro airport and a TSA supervisor came up to me after I'd dumped out the contents of my pockets, taken off my belt and shoes, removed my laptop from its carrying case, etc., etc., etc., and she held up my pocket knife - I think her gun may have been drawn - and asked me if the knife her underling had found was mine; I said yes and had a hell of a time convincing her that I was truly willing to "surrender" the item to the government of the United States of America if I could just catch my flight - it would never happen again, I swear ...) but a pocket knife is of convenience to me.

Besides, I don't think the travelling public would allow a couple of Islamist twerps to hijack a commercial jetliner with a boxcutter - or pocket knife or a pair of scissors - ever again. Not in this USA. Not without a fight.

So I vote for allowing pocket knives on planes.

And I want mine back, lady ....

Quote of the Day

Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.

Hillary got $8 million for hers.

That's $20 million for memories from two people who for eight years repeatedly testified under oath that they couldn't remember anything.