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Airport Security

Bill in Portland Maine makes some sensible comments about airport security, but with more snark and links than I could muster:

A quick check on airport security:

Liquids and gels have been banned in carry-on baggage. This is silly and ineffective.  But aren’t ya glad they thought of it 5 years after 9/11?

X-ray machines are reliable tools to detect explosives in shoes. Except the, uh…Liquid or gel kind.

Cargo is still not inspected nearly enough. Packages under 16 ounces don’t even require paperwork. (The explosion aboard Pan Am flight 103 was caused by a device that weighed less than 16 ounces).

The Muslims-only line—underwritten by FOX News—still hasn’t been set up yet, dammit. And new TSA officer Mike Gallagher hasn’t shown up to begin the Muslims-only full-body-cavity searches. (Apparently he’s still finishing his temp job as a nursery school crossing guard.)

Meanwhile, the TSA is under strict orders not to touch any passenger’s monkey, no matter what might be ticking inside its ass.

I feel safer. How `bout you?

Yeah. Next time I fly, I’ll be thinking of my PDA, laptop, bottle of water, Swiss army knife (the Perl of Leathermen) and other implements of destruction in the unscreened luggage compartment beneath me.