Monday, March 06, 2006

There's no "fun" in "fundamentalism"

This is a rant about America.
Now before everyone screams at me and waves their fists and star-spangled-banners at me while shouting that by posting this I will become in the top-ten of the FBI's most wanted list, and should be eliminated for the "good" of America. No offence, but I'm mocking their security and beaurecracy.
Here is an incident that happened recently:
A five year old child was due to fly to Florida to meet his grandmother (yep, the eldery all flock to Florida for whatever reason). But, he was stopped at the check-in counter and told he couldn't fly because his name was on the terrorist watchlist.
It took hours to obtain "proof" via a birth certificate that he wasn't plotting to overthrow the US government.
However, the best part is on the entrance visas, where you're subjected to these questions:
  • "Are you now, or were you ever, a member of the Nazi party, particularly between the years 1940-1945, or have you ever committed genocide?"
  • "Have you ever unlawfully distributed or sold a controlled substance, or been a prostititute or procurer for prostitutes"

They even had a question saying: "are you or have you ever been a member of a terrorist organisation? Please tick yes or no"

I just wanna add that you do this form en route, aboard a 747 at approximately 30,000 feet and approximately an hour from landing. Bit of a pointles screening process right? It even had a footnote saying that if you cannopt comply with these conditions, you must turn yourself in at the nearest US embassy. Riight....

ECPA Dai ~ God Bless Catastrophe


Blogger Superwench/ Captain's Wench said...

wow. ok i love america. i really do-think its an ace place, but even i hav to agree with the stupidity of ur storys content dave-sill americans. dont worri i think ur safe-i dont think the FBI monitor blogsites? they?

im just watching crufts at the mo-its very interesting. aparently there are dogs which can tel when theyre owners are about to hav an epileptic fit and can get them to a safe place and get their medication. clever little doggies.ooh the obidience world cup is on now!

ooh snow today! me and josh went sledging up at his dads;it was soooo much fun! and baby casper is sooooo cute! hope every1 else had a good wknd!

3/12/2006 7:27 pm  
Blogger ECPA Dai said...

Yes, they do actually...
Crufts? Feck!!

3/12/2006 7:38 pm  
Blogger Thwar said...

cool rant about america, i have lots of blogfriends from there so all americans aren't bad but i disagree with a lot of the views stereotyped with america.

i hope i havn't lost my american friends!


3/13/2006 4:13 pm  
Blogger ECPA Dai said...

Notice how I was tactful enough to not mention any American stereotypes. What i had typed it the actual truths of how the western world is being strangled by red tape....

3/13/2006 5:37 pm  
Blogger Superwench/ Captain's Wench said...

crufts was actually won by a dog from america from the second year running. it was an australian sheepdog. not my favourite. second was the wire fox terrier. not that any1 asked but i thought it appropriate to the discussion of america. *coughs*

ooh and the hot chocolates are very nice in cafe latino btw.for any1 whos interested n hot chocolates.

ill go now.

3/13/2006 7:40 pm  
Anonymous The Voice Of Reason said...

Does anyone actually care about Crufts? Who reads this 'blog?
Insane people.

3/13/2006 8:40 pm  
Blogger Thwar said...

insane people are the best people, but i don't really like crusts or see the attraction.

3/15/2006 1:14 pm  
Blogger ECPA Dai said...

I was told that if you eat crusts your hair curls....hence my annoyingly curly hair.
O wait, you meant Crufts? Feck that!!

3/15/2006 2:36 pm  
Blogger Superwench/ Captain's Wench said...

lol. v deliberate funniness from our now drving dave! (pergahs we need to adda nother initial to the already present 4?
im doig lighting AND sound for an AS drama exam group tommorow -its gonna be interesting-they hav a mimed wife beating scene done to the tume of of Prodigys's Smack my Bitch Up. *coughs*


3/15/2006 7:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No FUN in FUNdamentalism! I think you need your eyes checked.

3/18/2006 4:28 am  
Anonymous The Voice Of Reason said...

Seems as though you've never heard of NoFX

3/18/2006 10:17 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen F/X and F/X2 gud movies in my opinion! Do people know that eyesight can be corrected?

3/19/2006 9:17 am  

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