The other day, while attempting to board a jet plane in Los Angeles, I made the ghastly error of sending an old plastic seltzer bottle containing some tap water through the X-ray machine. There was around a cup of water in the clear plastic bottle. The instant I fed my pack containing this bottle into the rubber krilled X-ray device, I knew had I made a mistake. When I cleared the metal detector obstacle, I was greeted by a massive goon, hiding behind the badge of the Transportation Security Administration, whose logo is some eagle flying at the speed of sound. He was looking for trouble. He asks, "Whose bottle is this?" and I tell him "Its mine, and I'm sorry, I forgot to pour the water out of it before I entered security. I ask him if I can just dump the cup of tap water in that trash can over there", and he says no. I ask him, "How bout I drink it and we forget this ever happened ?" He's lookin' for trouble, don't forget, and he says, "NO!" He then trows it in a recycle bin while looking at me and smiling. I attempted to retrieve it seconds later, but was thwarted.
My point is this---Do we need the federal government to be in charge of airline safety? Have they done a good job? Remember that underwear bomb guy in December? When was the last time you saw an elderly woman being frisked? Have you been harassed and treated like a terrorist? Well, your paying for it, so I hope your happy with it!
LET THE AIRLINE BE IN CHARGE OF ITS OWN SECURITY!