Gut Rumbles

January 06, 2006

makes me feel secure

You just can't be too careful today. Terrorists may assume ANY kind of disguise in their bloodthirsty quest to kill infidels. A really cunning terrorist may even appear to be a four year-old boy.

Thank Bejus we have highly-trained, hyper-alert, hard-nosed and half-witted security personnel on the lookout for such sublime trickery.
I know that I certainly feel safer knowing that absolute dingbats are in charge of protecting me.

``I know the government is trying to protect because of the terrorist attacks, but common sense should play a role in it,'' Allen said. ``I don't think he should go through the trouble of being harassed and hindered.''

What kind of idiotic statement is THAT? Government should use common sense and innocent people shouldn't be harassed and hindered? Give me a break. What the hell does Allen think government DOES, anyway? If government displayed common sense and stopped harrassing and hindering innocent people, we wouldn't have the bloated, humongous government we have.

Even nitwits need a job. What better place for them than in government?


A lot of comment on this story is missing something:

TSA regional spokeswoman Carrie Harmon said the agency tells airlines not to deny boarding to children under 12 or select them for extra security checks even if their names match ones on the list.

"We do not require ID for children because there are no children on the list," Harmon said.

Frankly, I'm about ready to book my next transcontinental trip on Greyhound.

Posted by: McGehee on January 6, 2006 12:40 PM

Never fear... there is collateral damage.

"Other people with common names who have encountered “no-fly” list problems at airports include Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and actor David Nelson from “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., has said he had to make several calls to federal officials before his name was separated from the one on the list." -

Posted by: Cythen on January 6, 2006 12:56 PM

This brings to mind news reports shortly after 9-11about airport security making a woman drink her own breast milk , and the kid who got violently ill from being forced to drink pond water he had collected for a science experiment.

Posted by: Tessa on January 6, 2006 01:52 PM

C'mon, A-man. Judging all of them gubmint employees due to the demonstrable poor performance of one Agency is no more fair than judging Georgia by the demonstable poor performance of Jimmah Cahrtah. Some of us are very hard-working, smart, and against AFGE and it's ilk. A lot of us are vets - usually volunteers even unto my generation. Remember Sturgeon's Law.....

Posted by: The Old Man on January 7, 2006 09:54 PM
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