Thursday, January 08, 2009

The joke is on who?

This morning on my way to work, the local radio channel RJ revealed his daily 'dummy of the day' pick. Apparently a groom-to-be in the St. Louis airport joked to a flight attendant about a shoe bomb. The Fed agents immediately swooped in on him and he was held for three days in solitary confinement at the local prison. The RJ picked him as his dummy of the day. I am in a great doubt as to who the real dummy is in this case. Is the american public so overcome with fear and paranoia that they cannot take a joke? And does it take Fed agents three days to discover that a simple bomb-related statement does not make one a terrorist? What happened to freedom of speech? You decide...
Read the news article here.