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May 2011
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Ys [userpic]

Can I just say that this was pretty much my first thought too?

Current Mood: discontentdisgusted but unsurprised

The pouring of the liquids into common containers was just retarded from the start. Never underestimate government employees when it comes to carrying out a task. The behavior you saw today was a knee-jerk reaction to an immediate change in the procedure. No new instructions were issued on the actual screener level. The procedure, if maintained, will be changed once someone realizes how stupidly it was implemented. Considering the time frame it was put in place though, it's to be expected.

The threat of hijackings of domestic US flights was indeed lower in the past. The ideology threatening us was focused previously on a more confined area, the middle east. Influence, communications and trade are now more
global than they've ever been spreading local issues around the globe.

I'm concerned about some of the policies that the administration is putting into place. There is an election coming up at the end of the year and the people supporting these policies can be replaced. Unfortunately, there are plenty of people from both parties that support these. I'd suggest a term limit on congress members to limit the amount of influence corporations and private individuals can have over congress.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of people from both parties that support these,

I could not agree more with this statement.

…I should maybe mention that I'm registered Republican, since I see several assumptions throughout this conversation. *grin*

Republican or Democrat, there's so much hatred being tossed Bush's way that doesn't seem to be completely deserved. It very much just seems to be the popular thing to do. In political discussions at work I try not to participate since when people find out i'm not a Democrat they just start bitching. I try very much to stay out of them on LJ as well, but sometimes it seems like a fun thing to do :) *yawn* But now it's time for bed.

You'll notice I didn't say anything about Bush. I mentioned "Bushco", by which I mean the folks around him, not Bush himself. And I specifically pointed out that the current round of BS is more Blair than Bush anyway…

I think Bush is incompetant and (mostly) a figurehead. I think he's a vicious asshole as a person, but that's less relevant. I don't want to encourage people to focus on Bush when that lets the real culprits off.