Monday, June 18, 2007

"... and if she buys kippers, it will not rain."

It takes a while to get to it down there in the comments section but, really, it's worth it:

The problem is that lefties are not logical. They want to ban farmers from selling their own wheat, but don't dare have a no-fly list, that's unconstitutional.

Admittedly, a good point since, if I'm debating the efficacy and constitutionality of the no-fly list, the Canadian Wheat Board is the first comparison I'm likely to make. I mean, come on, we're talking no-brainer here.


900ft Jesus said...

Wow. Out of sheer compassion, one is tempted to explain logic to this person, but then I suddenly think of how this situation is like asking someone for a lug wrench to change a tire, and they hand you a live chicken instead.

Now, you could explain why live chickens are not inter-changeable with lug wrenches, and how you can't change a tire using a live chicken, but considering the limited understanding of the person you're dealing with, you would have to use an awful lot of words, terms, and examples, and hey, what's the point in attempting the impossible? He can't tell a chicken from a wrench.

thwap said...

It's beyond me why a "conservative" would accept this no-fly list at all.

Let alone belittle others for some supposed hypocrisy between market freedoms and racial profiling and the criminalization of dissent.

Ti-Guy said...

I'm sure any number of the reasonnable 'conservatives' (Wudrick? Olaf?) will be rushing over there any minute to correct faulty reasonning and perhaps hold a mini-seminar on the rule of law and rules of evidence, and how things like a no fly list *could* be abused.

...any minute now...

mikmik said...

Are you saying that the wheat board doesn't fly?

Mike said...

Its not that difficult...the Wheat Board does exactly what it intends to do: Get the best price for farmers for wheat.

The no fly list does not work at what it is supposed to do: keep us safe from teh terrorists. 2 of the 19 9-11 hijackers were on the US no-fly list at the time, but were still able to enter the country, buy plane tickets (more than once) and board the planes in Boston using their own names. No-fly lists do not work.

Lefties: Supporting stuff that works in real life.