August 13, 2005

Another right-wing proposal shown to be folly

There's been a lot of hew and cry in the media, especially from the usual gang of programmed right-wing shills, about how those silly civil rights and the mamby-pamby liberals who love them are making us all vulnerable to the 'terrists who, as Bush and his minions constantly remind us, spend every waking moment of their lives dreaming about killing YOU and everyone you hold dear. (even your pets, including goldfish.)

It seems that these wingers really, really, REALLY want to go full bore on profiling, that is, singling out anyone who looks like they're a youngish person of arabian or middle-eastern extraction. They say that it's just plain silly to be checking everyone randomly. They're insulted and really pissed that decent white people like themselves have to be inconvenienced in our so-called "war on terror."

Why bother us superior and innocent white christians? Just concentrate on those swarthy men who are evil incarnate. And as part of their whining, they manage to blame this situation on liberals, of course.

I guess this suggests that if they had their way,they'd never bother good white people. Hell, no white person would ever do anything like those evil Muslims do.

Since 9-11, there's only been one case of actually finding someone with an explosive device trying to board an airplane. The IED, or improvised explosive devise was in the possession of this swarthy Muslim, white guy, 24 year old Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr. who tried to board a plane for Philladelphia last Wednesday at Oklahoma City's Will Rodgers airport with the device in his luggage.


(not to mention good old Timmy McVeigh, and Eric Rudolph, both responsible for home-grown terrorism, and both lily white.)

We can only thank the stars that at least the looney right doesn't get all of their stupid idea put into practice.


At 8/13/2005 7:31 AM, Blogger Dave Barrett said...

Someone commented that for every complicated real-world problem there is a simple solution that is obvious, easy and wrong. Only subjecting Middle-Eastern looking young men to extra security checks at airports is one of those simple, easy and wrong ideas. Leaving aside the terrorists who do not meet that description, those who do would simply recruit or dupe someone female, white or elderly to carry their bombs for them. We have already seen that in Israel where there have been a rash of female suicide bombers lately - presumably because the security forces were focusing on young men.

At 8/13/2005 7:50 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Obvious, easy, and wrong. Dave, you really hit the nail on the head.

It has always disturbed me how often people actually fall for such type of solutions for complex problems. The past two presidential elections really highlighted this, with the right succeeding in actually making a considered and nuanced approach to difficult issues out to be some sign of weakness, or worse.
It seems as though the right and Bush have triumphed largely because their policies often, at least on the surface, reflect the intellectual capacity of of 7th graders, if that.

But it's done that way purposely so that people don't have to think to have it sink in. They're constantly appealing to people's basest and most shallow emotional responses. And sadly, it's been incredibly effective.

I sincerely hope that this appeal to the very stupidest among us finally backfires and people start to regain their critical thinking ability and realize that they've been being taken for chumps by the right wing noise machine all along.

By the way, welcome to the show Dave, I appreciate your thoughts.

At 8/13/2005 7:58 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well they are just playing to the "mob mentality" that is pervasive in our society right now.

The Republicans have been masterful at getting the Mob to move right or left or any way they want.

At 8/13/2005 12:39 PM, Blogger Whetam Knauckweirst said...

Dear Mr. Dope, I am incensed that you would so flagrantly berate and malign persons of the caucasian race. A few bad apples don't spoil the whole basket or barrell, or whatever the hell they're stored in for transport.

Adolf Hitler, Jeffrey Dahma, Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, Ken Lay, Jeffrey Skilling, Bernie Ebbers, Andrew Fastow, Klaus Barbie, Martin Bormann, Jack the Ripper, the BKT killer, Paul Bernardo, Michael Eisner, Jack Welch, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Ed Gein, Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Manson, every Catholic Pope, every Catholic cardinal, every Catholic bishop, Orel Roberts, the Boston Strangler, Charles Whitman, Charles Starkweather, Richard Speck, Tony Po, Oliver North, Lt. William Calley, Arthur Anderssen, Dick Grasso, Jack Ruby, E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy, Richard Nixon, General Westmoreland, Robert McNamara...

are just anomalies.

For Christ's sake, white people have done a lot of good in this world! Remember that the next time you see blue nacho chips on sale at the corner party store.

At 8/13/2005 12:42 PM, Blogger Whetam Knauckweirst said...

"Jeffrey Dahma" is supposed to be Jeffrey DAHMER. Goddamn it, can't you have your east Indian techs retype my posts for your blog properly?!

At 8/13/2005 2:19 PM, Anonymous cal skinner said...

What about the guy in Oklahoma City this week?

At 8/13/2005 10:00 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Cal, that's the guy in the post.

And Matt... you forgot about the fact that about 99.9% of serial killers are white... a fact I've always found curious.

But I'll try to go easier on the put upon white race in the future. ;-)

At 8/14/2005 1:48 AM, Blogger Rawk Eyelund said...

H.L. Mencken was the author of the quote that started off this collection of comments.

At 8/14/2005 8:47 AM, Blogger Dave Barrett said...

H.L.Mencken -- of course. Thanks, rawk.

At 8/14/2005 9:41 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

I am offended that blogger Matt St Amand throws a bunch of Catholic leaders (popes and bishops) all of them -100% of them-- in the mix with serial killers?

Exactly what point are you making Matt? Are you supposed to be some sort of Catholic as your screen name suggests? I am not sure what you are trying to prove here.

At 8/14/2005 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybesomeday, you and Matt St Amanda should get married, as no one here can figure out what your trying to saying either. Sounds like LOVE to me!

At 8/14/2005 6:48 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Anon 15:47 - I want to marry you -- cause you seem pretty easy to shove around - being brainless and all.

Instead of taking your name, you'd have to take mine as I'd be the one with the job earning the money.....

Get some balls and give out your screen name - you big moron.

At 8/14/2005 7:27 PM, Blogger diehard said...

I think this guy delivers my newspaper.

At 8/14/2005 9:14 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...

"I want to marry you (15:47) --- cause you seem easy to push around."

- Maybesomeday

What kind of loser are you maybesomeday? Do you think pushing around a women is funny?

At 8/15/2005 1:06 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Usher how do you know that anon is a woman? Maybe along with walking on water you are claivoyant as well? I doubt it - moron.

Is that you in the picture above protesting Cindy Sheehan??

At 8/15/2005 4:13 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...


Whose a moron?

At 8/15/2005 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are the moron Usher - every day - every way.

And someday you will also add "looser" to your resume. Soon I hope.

At 8/15/2005 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Whose a moron?


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