While I'm waiting for my brain to reboot, I thought I'd give a big ole two-thumbs up salute to BATFE for their crackdown on ninjas — an increasingly critical threat in today's higher risk environment. From the University of Georgia RED & BLACK:
ATF rids Univ. of ninja threatDarn good job! If I was a ninja gunsmith, I'd be quaking in my boots!
ATF agents are always on alert for anything suspicious — including ninjas.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus Tuesday for Project Safe Neighborhoods training, detained a “suspicious individual” near the Georgia Center, University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said.
Jeremiah Ransom, a sophomore from Macon, was leaving a Wesley Foundation pirate vs. ninja event when he was detained.
After being held in investigative detention, he was found to have violated no criminal laws and was not arrested.
“It was surreal,” Ransom said. “I was jogging from Wesley to Snelling when I heard someone yell ‘freeze.’”
Ransom said he thought a friend was playing a joke before he realized officers had guns drawn and pointed at him.
ATF agents had noticed Ransom’s suspicious behavior and clothing and gave chase, apprehending him, Williamson said.
And our TSA/Homeland Security ace Dudley Do-Rights are doing their part to protect us all from various and sundry menaces, including those stealthy HO-RA! death dealers, the Marines. From MSNBC:
‘No-fly’ list delays Marine's Iraq homecomingIs it just me, or are we all starting to orbit the bottom of the toilet bowl? Didn't we elect Bush and his fraternity brothers to stop all this crap? Heck, and that's npot even to mention the ascention of Katie Couric, the continued popularity of American Idol and rampant eye fungus, all of which are clearly listed in the Book of Revelations as signs that the big flashing Game Over finale is just hours away.
Minnesota reservist detained after being identified as possible terrorist
NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota reservist who spent the past eight months in Iraq was told he couldn't board a plane to Minneapolis because his name appeared on a "no-fly" list as a possible terrorist.
Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel Brown, who was in uniform and returning from the war with 26 other Marine military police reservists, was delayed briefly in Los Angeles until the issue was cleared up.
The other reservists arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as scheduled, but instead of immediately meeting their families, they waited on a bus for Brown...
I wonder if there's any beer in the house?