Boycott the Airlines
Let’s all boycott the airlines until they decide to tell the FEDs to “butt out!”
After everyone had to start taking their shoes off because some idiot, would-be martyr tried to ignite his shoes, I had decided that flying any commercial airline was just too much trouble. Now, everyone is going to be strip-searched via machine because another idiot, would-be martyr tried to ignite his underwear. Actually, I am a little surprised that the Kindergartners running the Department of Homeland Security haven’t issued a security update requiring that all underwear be removed and visibly searched by the minimum-wage employees at the air terminals. (My apologies to all Kindergartners for the above comment. I know you children are smarter than the bureaucrats running Homeland.)
A little review, if you please. In the eight years since the September 2001 incidents, there have been exactly 8 fatal accidents in the United States involving commercial airlines. Those eight accidents resulted in the death of 103 souls. None of these deaths could have been prevented by all the security being paid for by you and I. In fact, all the security that we are paying for has not even produced a would-be martyr for prosecution.
I am aware that country legend Eddy Arnold couldn’t board an airline because he was on the terrorist watch list. There was a recent story in the media about a child that was prevented from boarding an airliner because he was listed as a terrorist. I believe I also remember U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy was once stopped from boarding a plane because he was “on the list.” But the idiot, would-be underwear martyr was able to fly even though his own father was warning the authorities to watch him.
In the year 2008, there were 1,043 traffic fatalities in Tennessee alone. That is ten times the eight-year record of deaths in airliners. Yet Tennessee legislators have not felt it necessary to pass legislation, nor has the Tennessee Department of Transportation felt it necessary to implement regulations to screen your underwear before you drive.
I do not intend to board any airliner in the near future, not because I fear for my safety. Flying is a very safe mode of transportation! I won’t fly because of the stupidity of the Empire, thinking that another restriction is going to make it safer.
Tennesseans will be so much better off when the Columbian Empire finally falls under the stress of its own weight. Tennesseans will then be able to enjoy a Free Tennessee.
David O Jones
Posted on 01/20/2010 3:00 AM by David O Jones