Sunday, April 08, 2007

That'll do, sheep. That'll do.

Soon, we're going to have start providing airlines with a list of people who aren't on the Terrorist Watch list. Read this:
"When I tried to use the curb-side check in at the Sunport, I was denied a boarding pass because I was on the Terrorist Watch list. I was instructed to go inside and talk to a clerk. At this point, I should note that I am not only the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence (emeritus) but also a retired Marine colonel. I fought in the Korean War as a young lieutenant, was wounded, and decorated for heroism. I remained a professional soldier for more than five years and then accepted a commission as a reserve office, serving for an additional 19 years."

"I presented my credentials from the Marine Corps to a very polite clerk for American Airlines. One of the two people to whom I talked asked a question and offered a frightening comment: "Have you been in any peace marches? We ban a lot of people from flying because of that." I explained that I had not so marched but had, in September, 2006, given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the Web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the Constitution. 'That'll do it,' the man said."

2 Comments:

Blogger TrojanGuy said...

Oh. My. God. "That'll do it." Yikes.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Spyder said...

So much for freedom of speach!

6:59 PM  

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