You’ve gotta love the new “security” regulations the past few days, given that no one really has a clue what’s going on. I’ll be the first to blame it on the TSA’s incompetence, but this Chicago Tribune article quotes a DePaul University professor that has a different take:
Transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman says that might be the point. The DePaul University professor says the lack of clarity keeps would-be terrorists guessing.
Ah, why of course! The people that want to blow up our planes are relying entirely on airshow maps, the “sit down for the last hour” rule, and not being able to use blankets to blow up planes. I think I owe the TSA an apology, it all makes sense now…. 😉
I also love this line from the article:
Security on one flight is draconian with passengers being told to keep their hands visible and not to listen to iPods.
Are they really telling passengers to “keep their hands visible?” Oh, what our world has come down to.
(Tip of the hat to Sam)