Daily Archives: February 17, 2010

Danger: Idiots at work

Don’t even try to fly home from Canada. Does anyone even pretend to think this is keeping us safe?

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Here’s a good use of surplus cash

Google has donated $2 million to Wikipedia. I think that’s neat.

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My favorite movie, but let it drown

A billion dollars to save Fargo from floods? You build on a flood plain, you pay the price. Don’t make us pay it.

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This should satisfy Blodget

Lindsey Vonn wins gold medal for downhill, first American woman to do so. Cool! I guess I’ll tune in tonight and watch the tape.

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Safety last

TSA employees will now require that we have our hands swabbed for traces of explosives. This latest attempt to annoy and harass travelers comes just days after they forced the parents (one of whom was a policeman and identified himself as such) of a 4-year-old boy to remove his leg braces and try to walk through a scanner.

So here’s the deal: we all know we have hired and entrusted our security to low browed apes: at ten bucks an hour, we aren’t going to get better people and frankly, we can’t afford to. And, like all dullards, these people relish the authority and opportunity to abuse their betters that their government job allows them. But to pretend that we are getting any sort of security by having these people at airports is ludicrous. They can’t tell the difference between a four-year-old boy in leg braces and an 85-year-old great grandmother in a wheelchair so they torment and waste their time on both, while letting muslim scum bag bombers walk through.

The whole airport security show is merely that, with the bonus for Democrats of adding more union jobs. We are no safer – but much poorer- than we were on September 10th, 2001 and our government keeps expanding the charade. Maybe the next catastrophe will bring a change, though I doubt it.

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Big yawn

Does anyone besides Henry Blodget care that the Olympics aren’t being shown live? I’m not watching the taped episodes at night, and certainly wouldn’t watch during the day, but Blodget’s Business Insider is running fifteen postings a day complaining about the lack of live coverage. Am I missing something here, or has Blodget got his head stuck where there’s no oxygen?

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Obama to NASA: reach out to muslims

Our president wants NASA to become a part of our diplomatic branch. How, exactly does a scientific organization appeal to people who add “insha’Allah” to chemical equations?

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