Monday, November 15, 2010

They hate us for our freedoms.

Meanwhile, from the "Worth At Least A Thousand Words" Department, comes this photo.

I am, for once, at a complete loss for words.

19 comments:

Turk Turon said...

It's part of a secret government plan to discourage airline travel and make us buy new cars (as long as they're GM cars) for long trips.

Anonymous said...

Got to check out those "Christian Extremists." Tavis Smiley said they've killed more people than Islamic Terrorists.

Joanna said...

One of the commenters at that post says the pic is three years old.

Justin Buist said...

Yeah, but that guy is crazy.

og said...

Nuns go through a lot worse. Doesn't make it not wrong or stupid, but it's a total nothing to an old-school nun.

WV: Theol. The TSA division for groping nuns is called the Theol corps

Tam said...

Og,

It's the whole juxtaposition of the hijab, the habit, and (like the cherry on the icing of the cake of the whole thing) Ol' Glory in the background.

Bob said...

Drudge has that one featured front and center on his page, titles it The Terrorists Have Won.

We might just be seeing the start of a movement.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see somebody explain that in confession.

Must be worth a least 1000 Hail Mary's.

Gerry

og said...

That's incidentally the name of my next novel- "the Hijab, the Habit, and Old Glory."

Or maybe it was an act I saw in a topless bar in Idaho. i disremember.

WV: Pulatem. If you don't think they're real, just pulatem and you'll see.

Anonymous said...

Hijab?

Thanks, Tam.

I needed that piece of photo-analysis.

I had missed that detail entirely.

Clarifying.

CA

d said...

You do know anyone can slap on a habit,right?

And even if that weren't the case, the TSA is an affront to the freedoms of every citizen, why would it matter if someone was wearing the uniform of a particular invisible friend support group?

Tam said...

I was commenting on it as symbolism, not as a crime scene photo.

Yes, Tom Paine, it really doesn't matter what either of them are wearing or whether or not there's an American flag in the room or not.

Okay, I lose a hundred wookie points. I'll say ten "Hail Ayns" tonight before I go to sleep.

DirtCrashr said...

And anybody can slap on a Burqua, and that could be a successful rental business at the Airport.
To become a Muzzim is easy-kablooey, all you have to do is say "I bear witness that there is no deity but, Allah, and I bear witness that Mohammad is the messenger of Allah." and BOOM! you are one. :-)

Brad K. said...

Sorry.

But I recall a scene from Robbie Coltrane's "The Pope Must Diet", with a decrepit older priest leering at the Sister Superior nun.

And that old priest watching closely is all that is missing from the photo.

I did like the hood on the groper. Nice, secure feeling that this is an official of the US Government with their hands up the nun's habit. Of course, it would just make sense, to be able to verify the face of the groper matches the badge. I mean, otherwise, how do you know that random grope-fanatics haven't taken out the regular TSA team, and are illegally impersonating US government official gropers.

And I think the groper should take off her/his shoes, out of respect.

Larry said...

Dircrashr- extra points for saying it in the original:

La illahe allah. Mohammed razool allah.

But you'll never catch me saying it.

Because it's (word verification) "bloni."

Tam said...

Brad K.,

"I did like the hood on the groper."

That's a hijab.

Anonymous said...

I was always taught that you could kiss a nun, but don't get into the habit...

Anonymous said...

We came up with the way to avoid all TSA screenings….The wife wears a burka and I wear mufti and sandals with the little skull cap. We are still in discussions as to whether this should be accompanied with shouts of “Alahu Akbar” to ease the mind of the screeners as to our certain peaceful intentions. No one would dare screen us. ‘Tis a shame that this is EXACTLY what the fanatics want. What was that website again? www.burkas-r-us.com?

staghounds said...

I feel confident that (assuming this picture is genuine)the screener was quickly romoted based on non-profiling points.