Today I Leave

Forever.

I’ll let that sink in.

Just kidding, dummies. You can’t get rid of me that easily. I am however leaving today for Houston. Well, not really Houston, some place 90 miles from Houston in the middle of nowhere. It’s a business trip, not a fun trip.

So today I get to experience the new airline “security” regulations. I always love it after a scare, when they start screening something they weren’t before. Ok… they aren’t going to try something we’re looking for… they’re going to try something we haven’t thought of yet.

I’m not advocating less security, but I am telling you… if a terrorist wants to blow up a plane, taking everyone’s Pepsi away is not going to stop them. After 9/11 we were afraid of box cutters, so we started taking everything that might have a point or a sharp edge. The terrorists after 9/11 were already working on the next thing we haven’t yet thought of. It’s just plain dumb and stupid to think we’re screening for whatever it is they’re planning next.

If you travel, you’re taking on a certain amount of risk, and that’s just the way it is when your country has been infiltrated by islamic nutjobs. Stop taking my Pepsi and deodorant, and stop strip searching ME while letting the guy with the beard and turban go through untouched.

Freaking idiots.

  6 comments for “Today I Leave

  1. August 23, 2006 at 10:16 am

    Wave as you drive by … or make time to come meet me and The Beau!!

  2. August 23, 2006 at 10:33 am

    I’m going to be staying in Sherman, TX.

  3. August 23, 2006 at 11:12 am

    I agree that it doesn’t matter what the security precautions are… if they want to do it bad enough, they’re going to find a way (obviously). What I don’t understand is how these people can make a goddamn bomb out of gatorade, but they can’t put toilets or electricity in their houses. I guess they’re so busy figuring out how to take down the Jesus-loving infidels that they don’t have time for indoor plumbing.

  4. August 23, 2006 at 11:35 am

    Have a safe trip Incredipete. Enjoy the hellish temperatures and unholy humidity and experience the joy of knowing you don’t have to live there year ’round.

    🙂

  5. August 24, 2006 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks pal.

  6. August 30, 2006 at 9:50 am

    As someone dealing with airports all the time, I agree. The “use a liquid” thing is done. They need to start pulling white socks or something out of carry ons because that’s where they are heading. I agree that knives are probably not a good idea in any circumstance, but, the liquid thing is over. And, i can not stress how annoying it is not to fly with a drink. thannks, Delta. That 4oz bottle of Dasani sure was re-fucking-freshing. Can I have like 47 more?

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