Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Usually a picture says a thousand words. This one says five: "Turn your head and cough." It will be interesting to see what happens this holiday with so many people headed to Grandma's house. Will these new enhanced screening techniques continue? Or will there be some push-back from the public? One US senator called them "love pats" while one former judge said, "What you are looking at in these pictures is a crime. It's called sexual assault." I'm just glad I'm not set to get on a plane anytime soon.

Someone who recently went through a pat-down described it to me yesterday as being "extremely thorough." I think he used the phrase about four times, saying it slower each time. He said that he had a cough drop in one pocket. When the agent noticed it, he backed up, rested his hand on his sidearm and said, "Please empty your pocket, sir." When it turned out to be a Hall's, he said, "Move along."

On the lighter side of things, this cartoon from New Orleans gets it just about right.

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