Saturday, July 16, 2005


Hey what do you know. Something that doesn't have to do with that bunch of bungling morons who run the TSA at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids Michigan.


A Soldier tells about an incident in the grocery store he stopped
at yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said that ahead of
several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha.
He said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked about the
US flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock.

The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said proudly,
"Yes, I always wear it and I probably always will."

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going
to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

A gentleman standing behind the soldier stepped forward, putting
his arm around his shoulders, and nodding towards the soldier, said
in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman: "Lady, hundreds of
thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU
could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of
bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this
outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be there today.
But, hey, if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and
clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq
so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are
obviously here in MY country to avoid."

Everyone within hearing distance cheered.


Lonewatchman said...


Mother Hen said...

Your wordiness blows me away Lonewatchman...

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