Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Gone Loco

It's good to know that our recent worries about how porous the U.S. border might be won't keep out your average psycho killer who idolizes Leatherface except doesn't have enough sense to wear a mask made of others skin and just looks loco on his own. After all, Despres only was "carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood." The customs officials probably thought, "Hey, making your own sword takes some good old American ingenuity, the total value of what he's bringing into the coutry is under $800, and what's best, no box cutters!"

Can you spot the problem with this quote from a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection? "Nobody asked us to detain him. Being bizarre is not a reason to keep somebody out of this country or lock them up. . . . We are governed by laws and regulations, and he did not violate any regulations."

No, being bizarre won't get you locked up, just being vaguely Middle Eastern looking.

Alas, at least in our local paper Gregory Despres's frightening visage (warning, rhetoric level raised to orange alert!) was by far the second scariest face on the "Nation & World" section, for right up top we had to look at this!

Um, well, you can't look at this, which is supposed to be a link to a bug-eyed and freaky Bill Frist. The Santa Barbara News-Press ran the AP photo, but I can't find the image on the web anywhere. Even on the News-Press site the photo doesn't exist. Just the liberal media at work again.


Anonymous karena said...

Being a Librarian can get you in loads of trouble too. Average citizens get hassled while scary guys that are criminals, like our current----ummm--- you know who I mean, get to roam the streets and kill a bunch of folks. "No one asked us to detain him." This reminds me of Bush's comments regarding why he read The Pet Goat while errant, hijacked planes were slamming into buildings. "No one was there to help me."

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