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Happy Mother’s Day

Hyacynths

To everyone who functions as a Mother, take the day off and annoy your kids, especially those that “don’t call” or live in an alternate universe and haven’t seen the sales. Even small children need to be inculcated with guilt early and often.

7 comments

1 Kryten42 { 05.11.08 at 5:41 am }

What Mother’s Day? Haven’t you heard? (via C&L)

Republicans vote down Mother’s Day. No, really!

I’m sure that will be known as *doing a Kerry*! LOL Since they actually voted for motherhood before they voted against it.

*shaking head*

Ermm… but since I’m NOT American… Happy Mothers Day to Mom’s everywhere! 😀

Does this mean I’ll be on the “No Fly List”… again? 😉 LOL

2 Bryan { 05.11.08 at 4:35 pm }

The way it keeps growing, in no time we will all be on the no-fly list.

3 Kryten42 { 05.11.08 at 6:04 pm }

True! Even the FAM’s are on the list! LMAO

And finally, the pathetic No Fly List. It turns out that even the blatantly partisan Washington Times finds the No Fly List worthy of ridicule, not just because of the 9,000 false positives that occur daily, but especially with the news that several flights have gone out without the promised Federal Air Marshalls because these same FAMs have found their names (along with everyone who goes by Mohammed or Ali) on the list and have been refused entry onto the planes they’ve been charged to protect.

You heard me. Because of this always-growing, all-consuming terrorist no-fly list, some of the people that are supposed to be on the plane to stop the terrorists on the plane are getting mistaken for suspected terrorists and being kept from getting on the plane.

From Olberman via C&L:

Countdown’s Bushed!: Not Thinking It Through Edition

So, how’s that security blanket doing guy’s? Feel safer yet? LOL

Cheers!

4 hipparchia { 05.11.08 at 9:13 pm }

all of us on the no-fly list would help with this pesky little co2 problem we’ve got.

5 Bryan { 05.11.08 at 10:25 pm }

They also have pilots and cabin crew on the stupid list that is up in the area of a million names. They don’t include enough information to even allow for the broadest of screening for obviously absurd matches, like small children. There is apparently some type of official procedure that must be followed even when you can see that the match is stupid.

A recent case is when Catherine Stevens, the wife of Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska was pulled out because the male British singer, formerly know as Cat Stevens, is on the list. They apparently don’t even have sex or age indicated on the list.

6 hipparchia { 05.11.08 at 10:34 pm }

i’d forgotten the cat stephens story, which is just plain funny given that [last i heard] he’d changed his name to yusuf islam.

i was reading about the process you have to go through to get off the list, or at least to get some kind of official id that says you’re not the person on the list. sounded like a real mess, the government gets you into one more of their databases, along with all kinds of identifying information about you, and still you’re not guaranteed a hassle-free life thereafter.

7 Bryan { 05.11.08 at 11:07 pm }

It’s all about building their Total Information Awareness data base that doesn’t exist because Congress told to stop doing that.

A good Attorney General and Secretary of Defense are going to uncover a lot of things that weren’t supposed to be going on, but were.

It will be a while before that happens.