[rescue] Airport Security and Rescues...

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Thu Mar 27 05:38:21 CDT 2008

Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> These days, unless I absolutely, positively have to be on the other side
> of the country the same day, I just drive.  F the TSA and F my
> countrymen for sitting for this asinine security theatre.  If even a
> third the people traveling would just say "No" to this stupid crap, the
> government would either have to rethink this idiocy or we could just
> watch the airline industry grind to a screeching half.

I have more than once speculated that the real purpose of the TSA is to 
make air travel so intolerable that nobody in the US flies any more. 
The one thing I can't figure out is what the win in this is for the 

I suspect half the reason the airlines are doing so poorly is that a 
very large chunk of the previously-flying public *are* saying "Screw 
that shit, I'll drive", or just not going at all.

   Phil Stracchino, CDK#2         ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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