The lady doth protest too much, me thinks.
July 5, 2016
My weekly review of news and politics – which, with the Lickspittle media, are one and the same.
- Hilary skates – as I’ve been saying since last year (at least), no charges against her will stick. Nobody wants to die. Hillary herself would strangle the FBI agent who tried to really do anything against her. And, Don Barry, with “sky-high” approval ratings – no doubt… read my essay on “Pax Obama: The Sound of Silence.” No Lickspittle media outlet would DARE criticize him for anything. “Fools!” said I, “you do not know/ Silence like a cancer grows.” If the Lickspittle media are silent about the truth, tyranny will metastasize. You all are responsible.
- Airport Security – There was a time when our response to terror attacks was to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible. They want us to be afraid of them; by acting boldly and showing we are NOT afraid of them… that we will NOT let them interrupt our enjoyment of our freedoms, as much as possible… was the best way to defeat terrorists.
Boy, has everything changed!
I smelled a rat (The lady doth protest too much, me thinks) when ABC News (and I’m sure all the other Lickspittles did it, too) kept up with these airport stories – how HORRIBLE it was in EVERY AIRPORT – then they would show the same footage, night after night, of the same lines – interviews with people that were rerun night after night, as if it were a continuing disaster. We saw people sleeping in airports – night after night – but the footage was almost always the same! The cry went out – how do we deal with this DISASTEROUS situation at airports? At first, they kept repeating – after stories of THREE HOUR WAITS and PEOPLE MISSING THEIR CONNECTIONS, we have GOT to get more TSA agents trained! This went on for days… probably weeks. On one night, ABC News started the newscast with a recycled story with NO NEW FOOTAGE that I could see. It was a DESPERATE situation – but we couldn’t get our cameras and crews out with any new stories. Finally – a break! It seems the whole thing was a scam (no, they didn’t ADMIT that it was a scam – but it WAS a scam) to get about 600 new TSA agents hired and trained AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE! And where did those close to 600 new TSA agents live? Why, of course – New York! My goodness – they have some REALLY BIG Airports – some REALLY IMPORTANT airports – like JFK and LaGuardia! And – coincidently – these airports are ALSO in the state of New York, which has a Senator – one Chuckie Schumer – who REALLY CARES about the horrifying conditions in our nation’s airports. (Which, of course, were NOT caused by anything that Don Barry Obama did… we can’t hold the president responsible for EVERY bad thing that happens, can we?) Not unless he’s a Republican, anyway…
So, back to the original story: We no longer act as if we’re not afraid of the terrorists – we act as if we’re TERRIFIED of them! We keep changing things for every event that occurs – and our reactions last FOREVER! I don’t typically travel by air, but I did (for the last time) in 2009. And – even 7 years ago, the terror and panicked fear that we passengers were supposed to feel left a sick feeling in my stomach. For example, EVERY PASSENGER had to take off their shoes to go through security. That was happening for years before that, and (as far as I know) is STILL HAPPENING! Why? Because of the “Shoe Bomber.” One failed terrorist tried to carry a bomb (or his shoe was a bomb… whatever) in his shoe. So our panicked, cowardly reaction has been for EVERY passenger to take off their shoes. Even worse, though, is the banning of drinks – even a normal sized water bottle. When I went through the screening at Harrisburg International, they TOOK MY WATER BOTTLE AWAY! My simple, clear plastic water bottle! They also stole from me my deodorant spray bottle (yes – I had a small roll-on replacement), my toothpaste, and my shampoo bottle – all too big. Why? Some terrorist (who ALSO failed) tried to make a bomb from a cell phone and a bottle of fluid. So what do we do? We BAN liquid containers of a certain size (and they were stolen from me – I was not compensated for the items I had to throw in their giant trash can).
Now, when there is any terrorist attack anywhere in the world at an airport, involving a plane, we DEMAND (is it US demanding?) a high level of security at our airports. We “demand” that there is a quasi-military presence, just so us chickens can feel safe. Meanwhile, we refuse to “racial profile” and test EVERYBODY (put through those machines) including people who so obviously are not likely to be terrorists… and we waste millions upon millions (or, Don Barry, is it trillions upon trillions?) of dollars screening everyone. We need to get rid of a huge amount of this security – and it doesn’t work, anyway – and just narrow it down to questioning and searching only those most likely to be terrorists – as we have seen, young unmarried Islamic men of military age. Yes – I know occasionally others have done terroristic acts, but if the Columbine killers (who were not Muslims, but hated Christians, nonetheless) were to approach a security checkpoint, they should be spotted a mile away and stopped to make sure they didn’t have any bombs or guns. Also – it is humiliating how often entire airports get shut down for HOURS – with thousands of people’s lives disrupted – just because someone left a backpack unattended somewhere. I know – the Boston Bombers placed their bombs in backpacks, but the panicked over-reactions are embarrassing. I thought that was the purpose of bomb-sniffing dogs. I understand nobody wants to get hurt or killed by an exploding bomb, but… what are the chances that that’s what it is?
Thomas Jefferson said it well: “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”