4.13.2011

A Curiosity

Hmmm. Pliny's been out of pocket traveling on business. An interesting observation. I flew into Reagan International Airport in DC recently. Planes on approach to Reagan have to weave and dodge along the Potomac to avoid restricted airspace. It's a wild ride and not my favorite. But it is conveniently located at the seat of power. Curiously, the airport positioned seconds from the Pentagon, the White House, and the US Capitol Building, across the river from the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, has no invasive body X-ray scanners. They have a lot of other security procedures but no X-rays. Now if you fly out of Ft Wayne Indiana's little regional airport they just about do a body cavity search but not in our Nation's Capitol. Congressmen, lobbyist's, businessmen of all types fly out of that airport daily for business and politics. What does that say?

7 comments:

pboyfloyd said...

Well, it says to me that 'real' people don't have to put up with bullshit.

You and people like you are supposed to be grateful to the Govt. if they stick fingers up your bum and such.

Why are you so ungrateful?

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

I has always been ungrateful for as long as I can recall.

Jared said...

It's probably because no government official I've ever met knows enough about chemistry or biology to build any sort of really dangerous weapon...

mac said...

I believe that is a rhetorical question, no?

One can't truly expect the power brokers to be inconvenienced.

Michael Lockridge said...

I would feel better if they respected us common folk enough to at least pretend. Do they really believe we are that stupid?

Perhaps we are. What might those who see, do?

I still believe that the United States and the American system are among the best on Earth. I just wish that there was more content to that statement.

The shiniest gold-plated turd is still a turd.

Harry C Pharisee said...

"Now if you fly out of Ft Wayne Indiana's little regional airport they just about do a body cavity search but not in our Nation's Capitol."

Freud perhaps? Certain people have a secret desire to see assholes. You can hang out at Reagan or join the TSA at Ft. Wayne.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Certain people have a secret desire to see assholes. You can hang out at Reagan or join the TSA at Ft. Wayne.

BADDA BOOM!