Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Getting weird in New York

I offer apologies for not having an entry yesterday; it was a very active day in which a lot of internal business related to our move was taken care of. In addition, last night’s Knights of Columbus meeting ran exceptionally late, largely because the meeting combined a Degree and a regular business meeting, something that was a first for me, and that took most of the night.

My wife works at a local distribution company. One of her new colleagues was born and grew up in New York City, even though her extended family is all from East Tennessee. This woman told Nicole something very interesting: She said she was just looking for a reason to get out of New York because things have “gotten weird” there. Why? Well, people of Arab/Muslim background drive the subway trains, the cabs, and the busses, and they even sell you tickets and tokens to ride subways, cabs, and busses. They also work the airport, and the midnight shift is especially popular. Lately, this source says, Arabs/Muslims are buying lots of property near New York’s airports and major areas of transit. Now, it could be mere coincidence, of course, that Muslims may own everything surrounding LaGuardia, and they drive the taxis, the busses, the trains, and control the flow of transit since they sell the access to it. If any of these people, however, should sympathize with Osama bin Laden or Hezbullah, because they have these sorts of jobs, they possess the ability to bring public transit to a screeching halt with a few bombs and hijackings, or if they all just decided not to come to work on a given day that such chaos took place.

Yes, it could just be coincidence that the kind of employment these people have would enable them to bring the Empire City to its knees on any given day. If it isn’t just coincidence, however, we can’t find out, can we? We aren’t being very culturally sensitive.

1 Comments:

At Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:35:00 PM, Anonymous The Constantly BAREFOOTED Ray said...

I note somewhat of a one-liner indicating Nicole is now employed. PLEASE pass along my congratulations to her; and, may your own efforts at same be successful!!! So far as your main subject is concerned, well, I dare speculate that it's something worth keeping a weather eye on; but, owing to what we call Political correctness, it will most likely not happen.

 

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