An Indian Civilizational Perspective

The Talibanists of Southwest Airlines!

This is the dress this lady wore on a flight. Exact description:

It consisted of a snug-fitting white top with a scoop neck that stopped just short of showing cleavage.

Over the shirt was a green sweater that buttoned underneath her bosom. It was finished with high-heeled sandals and a white denim mini-skirt with a fashionably frayed hem.

She, Kyla Ebbert, works in a Hooters restaurant. And was travelling to Tucson, Arizona. But she was asked to leave the plane! Why? She was dressed too provocatively! Hmm… which part? Well.. that’s what she asked too! Here goes – her conversation with the flight attendant who asked her to leave:

He asked her to step off of the plane and when they were in the jetway, he told her that her clothing was inappropriate and asked her to change her clothes.

“He told me, ‘I’m sorry, but you’re going to have to take a later flight. You’re dressed inappropriately. This is a family airline. You’re dressed too provocative to fly on this flight,’ ” she told Lauer.

“I said, ‘What part of it, the shirt, the skirt? Which part?’ “ Ebbert continued, recounting her conversation with Keith about her outfit. “And he said, ‘The whole thing.’“ I said, ‘I didn’t bring any luggage with me. I don’t have anything to change into. What can I do to make sure I can get onto that flight?’ I had a doctor’s appointment. I had to be there.”

“He said ‘You can go to the gift shop and you can buy something to wear there. Until then, you’re not flying on this flight,’ ” Ebbert said.

A compromise was finally reached when Ebbert promised to pull up her top, which wasn’t showing cleavage to begin with, and pull down her tiny skirt.

She finally flew with a blanket over her legs! Man, is this Afghanistan’s Taliban country? I have a very high regard for the professionalism of Southwest – they are really cool bunch of folks.. but this doesnt show well on them! The moral police in the US is as active as in Afghanistan and Iran!

I am not sure what all Bush has achieved in the "War against Terror" – but he has at least ensured one thing – that the US is slowly becoming a copy of the very Taliban and Al Qaeda sensibilities that it was fighting AGAINST in the first place! A case of – If you cant BEAT THEM… Join ’em!

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