Napolitano Briefing Update Take -Swine Flu

Swine flu is real and the fear of a pandemic of the World War I type is disturbing. According to Secretary Napolitano,  the number of confirmed deaths and those ill lends to limited concern. Yet, the Department of Homeland Security is acting as if the Center for Disease Control  has upped the threat level from caution of potential pandemic to probable pandemic.

More concerning was the note that planes coming in from Mexico were being tagged and people screened.  The World Health Organization is set to speak in a few minutes. 

My take was this, while a legitimate fear, and seemingly overly worried DHS, why is it acceptable to profile people?  You mean if you look Latino, get off a plane and are coughing, you will be “separated and put into another room?”

Yet, a man fitting the profile of the hijackers, wearing a ticking back pack, or maybe a shoe that’s smoking can claim he’s being profiled.  The horror! 

Simply, you can come into the United States with a nuke brief case, even be listed as a potential threat, and be let on an airplane.  Yet, if you sneeze and are named Diego or Juan- forget it. You are being held.

Interesting how we change the game based on the clothes the emperor wears.  All I know is that the first pig who had the sniffles was probably named Katrina del FEMA. I also think she was a right wing extremist swine.


Comments

  1. Um, Rightwoman, the EU is monitoring everyone who gets off a plane from Mexico and shows signs of infection (which is fairly obvious with the flu) – and using temperature scanners to see if people are feverish.

    “Simply, you can come into the United States with a nuke brief case, even be listed as a potential threat, and be let on an airplane.”

    Actually, no, you can’t. Ask Cat Stevens.

    “Yet, if you sneeze and are named Diego or Juan- forget it. You are being held.”

    No, but if you get of Aeromexico Flight 49 from Mexico City and you’re sneezing, yes.

    I’m not sure what the problem is here.

  2. Or, to the point:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518083,00.html

    The plane wasn’t even bound for the United States – it was a France to Mexico flight, and the US wouldn’t let the plane in our *airspace*, so again Rightwoman, why do you think this?:

    “Simply, you can come into the United States with a nuke brief case, even be listed as a potential threat, and be let on an airplane.”

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