16 November 2006

Don't say "cheese", you terrorist you!

This story has definitely expanded my understanding of what is terrorism.

A couple's ill-concealed sexual play aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles got them charged with violating the Patriot Act, intended for terrorist acts, and could land them in jail for 20 years.

"Persing was observed nuzzling or kissing Sewell on the neck, and ... with his face pressed against Sewell's vaginal area. During these actions, Sewell was observed smiling," reads the indictment filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Nuzzling, kissing on the neck and even, I will be so bold as to submit, merely pressing one's face against above mentioned vaginal area - all this could be classified as an act of passion.

But smiling during the latter is definitely a proof of prior intent, subversive leanings and, looked upon in a right light and at a right angle, aviation terrorism and maybe even anti-American activity.

As a matter of curiosity: were the perps in this case Democrats or Republicans?

I also wonder: which paragraph of the Patriot act deals with in-flight BJs? And what if a BJ is aggravated by smiling?

Now try to Say "cheese"!