Monday, May 02, 2011

How do you fight such stupidity?

Boycott Flying on Facebook had another instance of stupidity that just boogles my mind.  Against Stupidity, The Gods Themselves Contend in Vain that a federal agent was going through a checkpoint at the airpoint.  This federal agent is allowed to take a gun on planes.  But the TSA agent would not allow him to take a Leatherman knife. 

OK.  Maybe a couple weeks after 9/11 you could imagine that a whole bunch of rules might be created without really thinking about what made sense.

But this is almost ten years later.  Why in the world would you allow a guy to take a gun on a plane but force him to give up a pocket knife?

Why wasn't this rule fixed???


Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

In 1994, I was in Ukraine with the Peace Corps. Then-President Clinton came through while a bunch of us were in Kiev, so we got to meet him. They let us keep our knives, but made us give up any alcohol we had on our persons. Makes you wonder what they were most concerned about happening...

Henry Cate said...

Yeah, it would be interesting to know what the thought process was behind that policy.