Sunday, November 21, 2010

Now We Know

Obama said yesterday that he understands the frustration that people are feeling over the new airport security procedures, and that he is sympathetic, but that he has been told by Homeland Security that they are necessary to protect against the most recent types of threat.

"He has been told." So now we know who is actually running the country.

Update: A more definitive leader might have come back at the Department of Homeland Stupidity with something on the order of, "Well, knock that shit off and find something better. We have to be more respectful toward the people who pay our salaries."

6 comments:

Ema Nymton said...

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"A more definitive leader might have come back at the Department of Homeland Stupidity with something on the order of, "Well, knock that shit off and find something better. We have to be more respectful toward the people who pay our salaries.""

And then you'd be sniveling that Mr Obama was not taking the threat seriously. 'Some people' are never satisfied. I expect you'd complain about the rope the hung you with; "it chafes the neck and clashes with what you're wearing." ;)

Your blog complains about everything and nothing. Earlier you posted an entry about a passenger disrupting a plane's boarding procedures because he objected to being 'patted down.' You call Mr Obama and Mr Bush idiots because they were not showing 'rough leadership'

Snivel, snivel, whine, cry. Every unit in the military has a 'piss-ant.'

Ema Nymton
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Jayhawk said...

For the record, the above comment comes from a blogger whose posts are photos with text which consists entirely of patriotic quotations. My writing may be, as she says, "complaints," but at least they are original thought and not merely parroting the thoughts of minds far greater than mine. I stand behind what I say here.

The intrusive searching is unjustified and abusive, but making a public jackass of one's self and attacking someone who did not create the policy and is merely doing the job he is paid to do is not the solution; speaking out against the policy and those who make that policy is.

I have never spoken out for the failure to show "rough leadership" and, in fact would speak out in protest if they did. If the commenter meant to say "tough leadership" but is incapable of typing accurately when not using "copy and paste," I have never used that phrase and never will.

Jayhawk said...

"And then you'd be sniveling that Mr Obama was not taking the threat seriously."

The commenter is a complete idiot if she seriously believes that she can read my mind form any distance, especially when not in person.

"'Some people' are never satisfied."

Apparently the commenter has not read any of the posts I've written, and there are many, which are supportive of and even praise Obama and his policies.

bruce said...

Intrusive and in many cases abusive and insensitive..... but if you have a plastique bomb in your crotch, how is anyone supposed to find it? The TSA have a nearly impossible task, and is full of issues on both sides of the scanners/latex gloves.

But yes... there has to be a better way. And in the meantime with all the searching/scanning/angst, have the terrorists actually won?

Jayhawk said...

Which is exactly my point. They have to do it, but they need to use a better degree of courtesy, and a higher level of training. If this is the best that we can do, then this nation is in a very sorry state of technology as well as civilization.

Curator said...

Ask those whining about abuse and insensitivity to load two separate airplanes – one with some terror suspects and those who refused being x-rayed, or refused the pat down, and the other airplane with those who abide by TSA regulations and submitted themselves to security screenings. And then ask them which plane they’d put their own kids on.

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