Friday, May 13, 2011

Your Tax Dollars at Work

I realize my earlier post about how it took US intelligence 5 years to find Osama Bin Laden after he'd stopped running might alarm some people.  So, I felt it was my patriotic duty to let everyone see our government hard at work protecting us from obvious terrorists trying to bomb our airplanes.  One can see from these pictures that this was important work, and one can easily see why this was more important than catching up to Osama in his villa where he'd stopped running from the US five years ago.

Hmmm, maybe the TSA needs some (undoubtedly expensive) retraining.  Maybe some basic cue-card drills.  "This is a terrorist.  This is a child.  This is a terrorist.  This is a child."
Today, they obviously can't get that little quiz correct.

BTW, I love the way the little girl in the last picture is forced to stand with her feet very widely spread apart in the adult size shoe outlines.  Ze Rules Must Be Obeyed!  Himmler would have loved this lady.  She'd probably try to tell you that she's just a nice lady who was only following orders.  And so it goes.

I guess these kids are lucky that the 'shoot terrorists on sight and don't even give them a chance to surrender' rule hasn't quite yet been approved for home use by the TSA bureaucracy. But hey, whatever starts in Pakistan soon comes to the US.  Just go read about unmanned drones if you don't believe me.

Of course, now you also know why the TSA has always tried to vigorously enforce a rule banning cameras and pictures at security stations.  CYA before all else is always the golden rule of any bureaucracy.  When you give them the right to trump your freedom in the name of 'security', you can bet the first thing they'll try to do is to make sure you can't take any embarrassing pictures of them.  And, doing their jobs in such a way that they don't embarrass themselves or this nation is not an option.  So,  ..... No Cameras!

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