The Right Language Is Important

I’ve been a bit under the weather the past week, so I haven’t really felt like I had anything to say.  But the situation in the UK with the arrests of the potential bombers and the new security restrictions have given me a couple of thoughts.

First, I think CAIR needs to sit down and STFU with regards to the President calling the terrorists “Islamic fascists.”  People may quibble over the actual meaning of the word, but I think that’s rather silly.  I think it’s a fairly apt term, especially as I think it’s come to have a meaning beyond that of a specific political party.  As for the “Islamic” part, I happened to notice in the list of those arrested that there weren’t any people named “Bob Johnson…” 

Secondly, I don’t see this ban on liquids as being sustainable.  I would think the traveling public, especially the “road warriors,” would soon become weary of it, especially as frequent travelers often try to get by strictly with carry-on baggage.  This is in part because it’s faster and that most of them don’t trust the airlines with checked baggage.  I certainly travel defensively in that I carry a small kit of essentials as well as a change of clothes in my laptop carry-on so that I won’t be completely out of luck should the airline “misplace” my checked bag. 

Another angle I didn’t think about until I heard someone from DFW mention it this morning is the issue duty free shops.  Unless these restrictions are lifted, I would think that they will pretty much shrivel up and die, since the most commonly purchased items in these shops are liquor and perfume.


  1. Kevin White says:

    I have to fly to New York on Monday or Tuesday, what fun I’ll have.

    At least it’s not the 14 hour flight we took to get to Okinawa…

  2. Pete says:

    I’m a f/a for AA here at DFW and I worked a trip
    last Thursday. All in all, I have to say that
    it was business as usual.