Uh-oh, We’re in Trouble

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In the land of the free, the TSA will now permit aviation’s passengers to carry some sports equipment, such as golf clubs or plastic baseball bats, and small knives onboard. The latter must have “‘retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest point’ …”

Yep, I, too, see LaWanda pulling out a tape-measure and trying but failing to figure out how it works. The world is a puzzling place for those without the brains God gave amoebas. Meanwhile, her hapless victim misses his flight.

Ah, but “TSA spokesman David Castelveter said the changes announced Tuesday will not slow down the screening process by requiring screeners to measure knife blades and weigh plastic bats.” Whew, what a relief! “Screeners will use ‘common sense’ when applying the rule, he said.”

OK, cancel the relief. The only thing in shorter supply at the TSA than intelligence is common sense.


10:15 am on March 6, 2013