An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.
The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, takes effect April 25.
Passengers will also be allowed to board flights with some other items that are currently prohibited, including sticks used to play lacrosse, billiards and hockey, ski poles and as many as two golf clubs, Pistole said.
This would be the same TSA that took away my lighters? The TSA that came into being after 19 animals took over 4 airplanes with box cutters that murdered 3,000 human beings? The same TSA that gropes disabled children and old ladies, but not same type of people who murdered those 3,000 human beings, not to mention the millions of other around the world throughout history?
Ok, here’s a few little tidbits perhaps those idjits obviously haven’t thought about when making such a decision, other than the box cutter issue. Now, I don’t have a problem with the small pocket knives. I happen to carry one with me in my purse all the time. Granted, it’s a cheap one, mainly because I wouldn’t mind it being confiscated, but still…. A lacrosse stick, golf clubs, and hockey sticks can do some serious damage. People have been killed by being whacked with such sticks. A pool cue…billiard stick (?)….can stab quite well, as can a ski pole. Whiffle ball bat? Ok…sounds funny, but do you know how HARD that plastic is? Take out your little pocket knife, and cut it, and you have a lethal weapon, not to mention enough whacks could disable a person in short order.
Seriously, they think this is a good idea? I wouldn’t get on a plane with a muzzie carrying ANY of those items. EVER!!! Patriotic Americans? No problem! The PROBLEM is, there are always muzzies on planes these days! Now, if we could make sure none ever got on planes again….????