Thursday, April 26, 2007

Redefining Terrorist Threat

La Quinta, CA

Break out the duct tape and plastic sheeting, folks. We're on a Fuschia Alert, or is it Puce? Periwinkle? Fuck, I can never remember. Whatever. The terrorists are out there, and if we don't do out part locking up the terrorists then the terrorists have won whatever it is the terrorists are winning. A piece of goat shit encrusted dirt in the Middle East, last I heard. Not sure.

Anyway, that's not the point. The point is we have to root the terrorists out and lock 'em up. Every single one of 'em. Like this 14-year-old boy who "had only made verbal threats, and no weapons were found".

Seems a student at La Quinta High School threatened some other students so the cops came by, locked him up and have booked him on suspicion of making terrorist threats.

Jesus H monkeyfucking Christ, people. Yes, we've had Columbine. Yes, Virginia Tech was a tragedy beyond measure. But why is it, when something happens, that we always have twisted kneejerk reactions that go beyond the absurd?

Terrorist Threats? The other day I started a tag for that because of a USC kid who got busted for meth, an illegal weapons charge and, you guessed it, terrorist threats. I didn't think I'd get a chance to use it again so quickly.

I get the whole keeping the peace thing, but I just have to ask the school administrators one thing. What the fuck are you people smoking?

1 comment:

Angry in L.A. said...

About 50% of clients in my anger management classes are there for terroist threats.

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret–Ambrose Bierce

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