As usual, the TSA has to act like it's doing something useful, so we've already been promised "heightened security measures" in response to the latest bomber wanna-be.
First the inept shoe bomber made all of us take off our shoes; then the inept liquid bombers made us ditch all our liquids. Now Inepto #3 mixes up ingredients mid-flight, and presumably that's the end of flying with "stuff" or "material."
It's been said before but I'll say it again. The TSA is a mammoth, monstrous joke, offering an illusory security at a cost of billions annually--to say nothing of the toll in dignity and freedom.
Crowds will always be susceptible to mass murderers. Ask Israel. Why we fixate on this fraud of airline security is a mystery; even if it did become effective, we would then have to create a new TSA for every bus line, movie theater, shopping mall, and stadium.
One idea I've tossed around my head is that the TSA makes a convenient repository for tens of thousands of marginally employable stooges, who otherwise would be bloating the unemployment rolls. So, if you want to chalk up your Sep. 11 security fee to charity and economic stimulus, feel free. But if you think it's making you safer, well, as the scholarly might say: LOLOLOL.
UPDATE: Edited to remove the guy's name. I hope nobody harasses him or his employer. He was good-natured and his sign was innocuous a...
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