Thursday, July 17, 2003

News Flash

Last year, the big rage in the media was to publish photos of airport security screeners stoping little old ladies and babies. Personal Liberty Activists started screaming bloody murder, mocking the procedure and saying "do you REALLY feel threatened by this little boy?!!" Well as it turns out, yesterday in Orlando airport security found a loaded gun hidden inside a 10-year-old's teddy bear. Had they simply waved the precious child right through the checkpoint, as the Freedom Blowhards wanted, we could have easily had a plane crashing into Disney World. I'm sure the kid would have loved returning to the park, but probably not inside a 500 mph fireball.

Our safe and cozy lifestyle no longer exists. Get used to it. If being delayed an extra 5 minutes - or an hour - at an airport means my plane isn't going to smash into the Sears tower, well I'd say that was time well spent. Flying is a privelege, not a right. If you don't like the security procedures, stay home. The airports are crowded enough as is.

Story with Killer Teddy Bear pic

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