Derek says to the airline industry:

I quit. I'm not playing these games. You will get me on your planes only when my career requires it and when they pay for it. So long as I have to submit to Orwellian procedures and give up basically any human rights I thought I had in order to board your aircraft, you will not see a shiny dime from my wallet.

Yeah, it's pretty stupid at this point. I can't count the number of times I've been search, scanned, or otherwise interrupted by airport "security" people. What the fuck? When's the last time an American smashed a domestic flight into a tall building? I've never even been to the middle east.

Please explain to me why a dozen Saudi citizens have the power to make me a suspect in my own country.

Damn, our government can be so stupid. I truely hope that someone worth electing, someone who wants to change things in a less stupid way will run for office. She'll have my vote.

Posted by jzawodn at December 24, 2002 11:49 AM

Reader Comments
# brandt said:

she? do we have someone in mind Jeremy or do you think the dems are going to run a woman in 2004? i know Nader is probably going Green again so it won't be them...

on December 24, 2002 02:46 PM
# john said:

Security will get gradually lax until in about 5 years we will be back to where we were and all we will have done is pissed away a lot of money for nothing, because I don't think anyone actually believes they are going to attack through the skies next time.

I have noticed that on the last couple of flights I have been on they have stopped doing the random inspections at the gate.

Frankly I've become so used to the added "security" that I am not at all bothered by it. But truly, if you want to make it mean something you need to follow the lead of El Al, and that means, close your eyes PCers, stereotyping.

on December 25, 2002 09:49 PM
# MichaelE said:

Actually even though my travel's been limited of late I didn't mind the 'revised' security. So long as I know what to expect I plan around it. I just flew from Philly to Oslo in Mid December and it was all pretty much the same with the exception of having to take my laptop out of my over crammed gear bag.

I can't think of a 'SHE' in the US political arena that could gain the Presidency at this stage... So I am curious as to who you had in mind too...

on December 26, 2002 08:10 AM
# Ian Evans said:

This story is getting some urban legend coverage as well:

on December 27, 2002 11:15 PM
# Ian Evans said:

This story is getting some urban legend coverage as well:

on December 27, 2002 11:16 PM
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