Friday, August 18, 2006

Urination and Michael Moore

So I was doing my daily ritual of gathering viable intel from the Drudge Report when I ran across this great story that the Washington Post is running this morning.

A self-described peace activist responsible for the diversion of a London-to-Washington flight Wednesday acted bizarrely for hours, made references to al Qaeda and hijack training flights, and was restrained by two passengers after she urinated in the aisle.
Catherine C. Mayo, 59, a Vermont woman who also lives part time in Pakistan, was charged yesterday in federal court with interfering with a flight crew.
United Flight 923 was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston's Logan International Airport under escort by two military jets.
"She's got some very serious mental health problems," said Page Kelley, Mrs. Mayo's attorney, who described her client as "just barely lucid."
According to an affidavit and passenger accounts, Mrs. Mayo began pacing the plane from the front to aft lavatory and asked a flight attendant, "Is this a training flight for United Flight 93?" -- the flight hijacked on September 11, 2001, that crashed into a Pennsylvania farm field.
Mrs. Mayo demanded to speak with an air marshal, saying the contents of her bag would be of interest. Her bag contained a screwdriver, body lotion, several cigarette lighters and a bottle of water. The affidavit did not say how she smuggled the items on board, despite being screened twice at London's Heathrow Airport.
When confronted by the captain, Mrs. Mayo made a reference to bomb assembly, saying, "There are six steps to building some unspecified thing."
"She made reference to being with people associated with two words," the affidavit said. "She stated that she could not say what the two words were because the last time that she had said the two words she had been kicked off a flight in the United Arab Emirates."
The captain ordered her restrained, and the passengers and a flight attendant tackled her and placed her hands in plastic cuffs.
Officials in the United Kingdom and the U.S. are on heightened alert after dozens of British citizens were arrested last week, accused of plotting to smuggle liquid explosives aboard trans-Atlantic flights.
Mrs. Mayo told passengers she was an undercover reporter testing security to see whether she could sneak restricted items on board.
As a columnist for the Daily Times of Pakistan, Mrs. Mayo criticized President Bush -- calling him "a president not elected by the people"-- and the war in Iraq. "The folksongs of the 1960s will never be written again because of President George Bush. He has hampered the liberties of my country in the name of September 11. Songs now can only talk of patriotism they cannot mention peace," she wrote.
Passengers initially assumed the men who restrained Mrs. Mayo were federal air marshals but yesterday said they were passengers recruited by flight attendants who provided them with handcuffs.
"They were asked to be on the alert in case we need you," said Joan Bartko, a passenger who was traveling with her family.
Mrs. Mayo "took down her slacks and started taking down her underwear, and that's when they got her. They were just passengers on the plane who immediately helped," Mrs. Bartko said.

Who the hell urinates in the middle of a airplane aisle? No really ask yourselves that question. What would posssess you to drop your drawers and "piss for peace"? Does this work? Would people see this and suddenly go" You know this war is wrong!" And then start pissing with you? And I didn't know George W was silencing folk music?! I am shocked at this! We need to get Joan Baez on the horn to confirm this. People I tell you one thing if I was on this flight and a flight attendant asked me to help "restrain" this woman ..Oh Man! I would take out said activist with an Armbar flexcuffed the crazy *&^%$ and then just for good measure pissed on her back in the shape of a shamrock. YEAH GO U.S.A.!

Another little gem I ran across was this fine story being posted by Al Reuters.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi militant group has produced an elaborate video of what it said were attacks on U.S. troops, in the latest example of the increasingly sophisticated propaganda war being waged by Iraqi insurgents.

"The Code of Silence" was posted on the Internet by the Rashedeen Army, thought to be a relatively small Sunni group which has produced videos in the past of attacks it claims to have carried out.

At almost an hour in length, it is the longest and most professionally made of recent postings by mainly Sunni militant and insurgent groups fighting the U.S.-backed government.

The U.S. military said earlier this week that recent intelligence indicated al Qaeda in Iraq was refining its strategy by producing propaganda and adding a political base to its violent campaign of suicide bombings.

Lifting scenes from Michael Moore's anti-war film "Fahrenheit 9/11", Rashedeen's narrator taunts President Bush in softly spoken English over graphic images of Humvees being blown up by roadside bombs, and purportedly dead U.S. troops.

It was not possible to verify when the documentary was made or the authenticity of any of the images portrayed by Rashedeen, whose name means Army of the Rightly Guided.

At one point, the documentary cuts to a scene from Moore's 2004 award-winning film where he lobbies on the steps of the U.S. Congress in Washington.

"After all, there are honest and influential guys in America and if Mr Moore can talk to you like that, so can I," the Rashedeen narrator says. In addition to numerous bomb and rocket attacks, the documentary also shows two militants painstakingly drilling a hole into an old artillery shell, turning it into a homemade bomb and then burying it to create a deadly trap.

"In the good old days of the invasion, this used to be a one-man show. Not any more. Your boys have become smart. They started to ambush us. Today it takes a big unit.

"That's good. It means your boys are on the run all day long, seven days a week. And it is really devastating for them, especially if they are on their third tour and don't have our secret weapon -- patience."

I really have nothing to say but "Thanks Mike!" As far as the Rashedeen Army goes I have this to say " You havn't met me yet Haji!" Patience my "enlightened holy warrior" you will ...oh yes.... you will. MWUUUAHHHHAHAHA!



At Friday, August 18, 2006, Blogger Jenna Howard said...

Sigh. And I wonder why I don't like flying.

Do you think I can hitch hike to Vancouver Island in October? Sigh.

Bad enough I'll now have to deal with snakes on a plane but pissers to.

At Friday, August 18, 2006, Blogger Shamrock7 said...

Ah yes snakes thats the new terror weapon I guess.

At Saturday, August 19, 2006, Blogger Paige Burns said...

a new terror weapon? use that pic of Michael Moore, that scared the bejausus out of me!

At Saturday, August 19, 2006, Blogger Shamrock7 said...

LOL yeah what a "fatty"

At Tuesday, August 22, 2006, Blogger Jake said...

Snakes on a plane was the greatest movie ever!

At Friday, August 25, 2006, Blogger Shamrock7 said...

Jake: Snakes on a plane!?!?......Really?

At Wednesday, August 30, 2006, Blogger Kell said...

I'll see your armbar and raise you a rear naked choke. There should be a stupid clause in the definition verbiage for an assault charge....

I have heard that Snakes on a Plane is an epic... a true classic...


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