Number 10: MICHELLE MALKIN.
As far as I’m concerned, she’s also reason #1. Michelle is one of the most forceful, brazen, and intelligent conservative writers in America. She is the vigilant one, ever-warning us to be on guard, ever exposing the threats not only to our security but also to our cultural (her skewering of icons such as Madonna are unsurpassed). Her column is a must read. Ditto for website. Here’s the end of her take today on the Annie Jacobsen/Northwest Flight controversy:
I will be doing a lot of flying over the next few months, and I will act–without apology or shame–as the Jacobsens acted on their flight. As much as possible, I will be aware of what’s going on in front and in back of the planes I ride. I will pay attention to detail. I will remember faces and gestures and odd objects. I will write things down. I will pester the flight attendants, discreetly, if I witness anything of concern. I won’t hesitate to contact authorities if my gut tells me that danger is imminent. And I will be prepared to fight for my life.
Bottom line: I will not be lulled by the fashionable apathy of the blind. And I will not be cowed by the politically correct protestations of the dumb.
To those who shrug that “nothing happened” and that this is “not news,” I say: Wake the *%&^#@ up and stop acting like 9/10 sheeple. Better a false alarm than a flaming plane.
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