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Scanners ctd.

November 26, 2010

Other than the possibility of a massive overdose of radiation and the ensuing miserable cancerous death there is nothing particularly awful about these new scanners, especially when you’re rocking a bod like I got. That being said, I find the whole matter rather infuriating. The scans do not represent any sort of advancement in airplane security, rather they are a new act in the hysterical and moronic security theater that has been headlining here for just under ten years.

The real problem is not that any one new rule is so absurd, rather, it is the constant drip drip drip of new rules and restrictions (someone put a bomb in his shoe–ALL SHOES MUST BE REMOVED, someone put a bomb in his underwear—FULL BODY SCAN, someone threatens to try and make a bomb out of liquids—NO TOOTHPASTE OR SHAMPOO, and so on) and there is never any pull back. It’s just reactive restriction upon reactive restriction done more to ass cover and make people feel like something is being done. And no one seems to care that with each and every security absurdity we become just a little less free.

Once upon time and not that long ago, you could walk into just about any office building in New York. My brother had a friend who used to go into interesting and tall buildings and just make his way to the top–he saw all sorts of amazing things. Try that now, you’ll cause the whole city to go into security lock down.

Well, you get the idea. I don’t want to be more tiresome that I already am so I’ll end with these few short thoughts:

-Wesley Snipes, yeah pretty stupid. He’s probably on his way to jail
-Michael Chertoff, former head of Homeland Security, who has spent a nice portion of his time since leaving office advocating for the use of full body scanners, the company that makes them is, coincidentally, a client. He doesn’t mention that so much.
-Those kids with the stupid fucking sign, both they and their parent(s) are hysterical cowards and are a symbol of the decline of this once great nation. Fuck them.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin, the best of the founding fathers.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Fat Al permalink*
    November 26, 2010 12:12 pm

    What about semi-naked porn blog chick?

    You can’t just ignore semi-naked porn blog chick.

    • November 26, 2010 12:34 pm

      Watched the video, it was boring.

      • Fat Al permalink*
        November 26, 2010 12:42 pm

        Fairly boring. But not as boring as Michael Chertoff.

        • jco permalink
          November 26, 2010 6:55 pm

          In addition to being brilliant, Mr. Franklin was slutty, like the semi-naked porn blog chick. Full circle.

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