Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The 'Israelification' of airports: High security, little bother


I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of all the crap involved in flying somewhere, and I don't even fly! The long waits, the unnecessarily invasive body searches and scans (which are getting leaked), the reliance on shaky technologies and people who don't follow procedures... it's enough to keep my feet on the ground.

Enter Israel.

Israel is a tiny country that you'd think would take about 5 minutes to drive through, much less invade. Surrounded by enemies who cravenly and hypocritically send their followers to suicide, you'd think it would be impossible for Israel's airports to do business at all. And yet, they're the very model of efficiency, with an extremely effective, non-invasive security.

Read this to find out why. Then push your lame-ass Congresscritter to put aside his bribes from the people who are co-opting him or her into ruining this country and SERVE his constituents for a few minutes. Saving the airline industry by using common sense security procedures is a much more effective and much cheaper way to create new jobs.

Mine, John Mica, seems to have this issue in order, but I'm still probably going to write him and tell him what I think. Though we must complain when something is wrong, we must also compliment when something is right. It's called feedback, and our leaders need it to lead effectively. If the only voices they hear are from special interest groups bent on world domination, who do you think is going to benefit most from policy decisions?

While you're telling your Congresscritter exactly how best to represent your interests, tell them to stop exempting themselves from laws and stop ripping us off.

Did you know Congress has their own health care plan? They don't have to worry about Obamacare.

Did you know that Congress can vote themselves a raise any time?

Did you know that you need only serve ONE TERM to get retirement pay for the rest of your life? Even the military makes you serve 20 years, and they pretty well control your life that whole time. Try finding that anywhere else.

Did you know Congress can adjust the boundaries of the voting districts to make it easier to get re-elected? It's called Gerrymandering, and it's cheating us out of our right to have new representation when the old representation stops representing us.

Did you know Congress loves to tack on extra crap to important bills to get things passed that no one actually wants passed? They take an important bill, like one designed to provide paychecks to the military, and tack on some weasel rider about funding a study on whether rats can fart in a microwave oven. Because the President can't line-item veto, he looks bad if he vetos the whole bill, so we spend millions of dollars to find out if a rat can fart while being microwaved.

Our governmental leaders - not just Congressmen, but also governors, mayors, and other elected officials - have got WAY too much power to vote themselves bread and circuses. They've got WAY too much power to break laws, even drunken driving and manslaughter, as Ted Kennedy and Sonny Perdue can tell you.

If Congress can pass laws that affect us, WE need to be able to have a say in laws they pass which affect them. I propose that if Congress has or wishes to acquire a power that we the people don't have, then WE THE PEOPLE should be allowed to vote on whether they get it or not.

Want a salary hike for being a lame-duck? We the people will decide. Want immunity to drunken driving laws? We the people will decide. Want to collect a pension after only 2 years of "service"? We the people will decide. Want to be exempted from a health care plan that will DESTROY America? We the people will decide.

These people NEED to be held accountable for their actions or they'll run rampant... like they are now. These people are supposed to be there to keep us from voting bread and circuses for ourselves, but the closest thing we have to the ability to keep them honest is the threat of electing someone else in a few years... who then will do the exact same thing. I think it's time we realized that, despite George Washington's best wishes, even the educated, professional politicians are corruptable and we should start imposing proper limits on them while there's still a country left to live in.

This is simple accountability, folks. Impose it. Expect it. It's your right. It's your responsibility. It won't happen unless you make it happen.

And if you think you can ignore this by avoiding airplanes, public safety can be compromised anywhere, not just on an airplane.


1 comment:

  1. just throw more money at the problem instead of using common sense----Can't wait until my nude photos hit the net---lol

    JW Thompson



Have your say-
Did you know you can leave a comment without having a Google account? Just click where it asks for one and select a different option!

You're Wondering what this Place is all About

Ever have one of those days? Ever felt like mouthing off to the world? What would it be like if Andy Rooney, Dennis Miller, and an angry teenager shared a brain? Let's find out. We're the scissors you shouldn't run with, the matches you shouldn't play with, and the dog you shouldn't tease.

Do us a Small Favor, Please:

If you like what you see here and you want to be sure you get the most out of it, here are some things you can do to make sure you don't miss out on anything, and help others make sure they don't miss out on anything either.

1. Join the site with Google Friend Connect. It's on the left side, where our other awesome Members are.
2. Add http://www.mopjockey.com/ and our new Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/moreinsanity to all your forum and email signatures and tell your friends to Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JayceeAdams.
3. Link us from your websites too!
4. Leave comments, vote, and be a good neighbor to the other guests here.
5. Never be afraid to be the decent person you really are.

Terms of Use - legally binding; sadly necessary

Some of the commentary on this site is intended as sarcasm and parody of Jaycee Adams and the Mopjockey / More in Sanity team, their lives, the people they know or know of, life in general, and other subjects that cross their minds. It represents OPINION, and not all of it is flattering. Most is not meant to be taken as fact. Accessing this site or its content in any way, or even being aware of its existence, constitutes your acknowledgement of this. You hereby agree to hold Jaycee Adams, Mopjockey.com, and anyone in any way associated with them completely and utterly non-responsible for anything, ever.

Anyone claiming to BE or REPRESENT someone "famous" who does not also provide sufficient proof of this is understood to be requesting belittlement. You will be ridiculed twice as much if posting as "Anonymous," and even more if you make threats and false accusations. If you've taken great pains to hide yourself from the internet and can't prove who you are, please get someone to vouch for you, being sure they agree that YOU caused all problems, not us.

Anyone so immature as to take offense or umbrage at anything on this site must apologize publicly for making this disclaimer necessary before leaving, never to return, and never harassing anyone associated with this site in any way ever again.

Lastly, you agree that though you might not agree with everything Jaycee Adams has to say, you will defend to your last breath his right to say it, the same as HE HAS DONE FOR YOU.

This agreement is binding in perpetuity in all temporal directions, binding whether you understand it or not, and binding whether you're allowed to make such agreements or not, so help you God/Allah/Yaweh/Source.