Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dumb TV Dialogue

"It's 6:15 in the morning, and you're getting calls about terrorist threats?" -- Aaron Hochner's wife to Aaron Hochner on Criminal Minds, after he has just received a call about a looming terrorist threat.

OK, let's set aside the issue of whether or not the US government is really dealing with terrorist threats properly. (And, my libertarian friends, I'm totally down with you in believing that our current polices tend to produce, rather than to alleviate, terrorist threats.) But what the hell is this statement supposed to mean? That she thinks, "OK terrorists, well, you're going to kill a few thousand of my fellow citizens... but couldn't you at least schedule their death at a decent hour of the morning?!"

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