Of airlines, terrorists, and gubmint BS...

I took Time magazine for many years, until I began to note its horrific leftist slant, and that was the end of that. Occasionally I will stumble across an issue somewhere and even a cursory glance reveals it’s only gotten worse not better.

That being said, I read a recent article in Time about the passenger’s role in subduing the terrorist on Flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas Day. I’ve got to give the author credit for some hard hitting commentary on:

- general government ineptness on everything it does
- referring to Obama’s comments on the incident as “blather”
- acknowledging that airline security is not secure
- pointing out that leveraging courage and dedication of the private citizen is the best course of action

It’s a pretty good read in general and I encourage you to read the whole thing. But if you need the executive summary, here is the “goodie”:

After the passengers of Flight 253 deplaned in Detroit, they were held in the baggage area for more than five hours until FBI agents interviewed them. They were not allowed to call their loved ones. They were given no food. When one of the pilots tried to use the bathroom before a bomb-sniffing dog had finished checking all the carry-on bags, an officer ordered him to sit down, according to passenger Alain Ghonda, who thought it odd. "He was the pilot. If he wanted to do anything, he could've crashed the plane." It was a metaphor for the rest of the country: Thank you for saving the day. Now go sit down.

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