Just a day ago, the TSA again made news, this time by frisking a six year old girl.  Her parents were not thrilled.  Although the TSA predictably stated that they were just following rules (orders?), it appears as though this might result in some actual change.

I saw the picture and it horrified me.  It truly drove home what a nation of dimwits we are and how we have been hoodwinked.  There is simply no reason to perform the officially-sanctioned version of bad touch on a little girl.   In fact, there is no reason to perform bad touch on anybody.

But the picture of the poor little girl will be held up as a lesson to the rest of us: comply.  Expect to have your belongings and your person violated, all in the name of some nebulous concept of Homeland Security.

UPDATE: not completely satisfied with a six year old, TSA goes after a Pennsylvania three year old.


Senator James Inhofe (76), landed his private plane on a closed runway in Texas, `scaring the crap out of airport workers.’  He simply chose to ignore the big yellow X, indicating a closed runway; hit the ground, then pulled back up, nearly hitting construction workers and equipment, before landing further down the closed runway.

The construction supervisor said that Inhofe showed little contrition following the close call. “He come over here and started being like, ‘What the hell is this? I was supposed to have unlimited airspace.’”

Theairport manager stated, “I’ve got over 50 years flying, three tours of Vietnam and I can assure you I have never seen such a reckless disregard for human life in my life.”  This was apparently not the first time Inhofe ran (flew?) afoul of the FAA.

Inhofe agreed to “complete a program of remedial training” and considers the matter closed.


The president who vowed to make his administration the most transparent ever seems to have an issue with the correctness of White House visitor logs.  Bob Dylan played there in February but his name does not show up on the logs.  Given the media coverage, it’s pretty difficult to deny he was there.

  • There are people in the logs who never showed up at the White House.
  • More than 205,000 visits are missing the `event’ tag.
  • Less than 1 percent of the estimated 500,000 visits to the White House in Obama’s first eight months have been disclosed.

Apparently it’s perfectly legal and morally correct to simply refuse to present an accurate picture of who is visiting and for what.  There’s transparency (and change) for you.



I have presented three events from today’s news, all involving our government.  It is apparent to me how they feel about us.

Is it apparent to you?