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09/23/2005 Archived Entry: "Pilot ends up on the no-fly list"
AND YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE "NO-FLY" LIST! Be glad you're not Cape Air pilot Robert Gray.
Horrible as it is in general to live in these times of the War on Freedom, certain things -- like secret no-fly lists and "detentions" without trial are so blatantly Stalinist, so plainly, obviously unAmerican, that they just smack the mind. Yes, it's easy to imagine that some slavering paranoid security nut deep in the bowels of No Such Agency could wish to impose such things ... but that Congress or the courts tolerate such Kafkaesque horrors for even one second is the thing that really tells you you're not in Freedomland any more.
This man has been deprived of his ability to earn a living and under the New American Way, he's not even allowed to ask why, let alone appeal the decision.
Posted by Claire @ 11:30 AM CST