I’ve often wondered why there were so many kids from Europe and South America working at ski resorts. Now I know why–it’s so the resorts can skimp on wages, often to the point of running sweatshops. It’s like the whole work visa situation (not to mention illegal immigration) was just some gigantic scam, meant to benefit fat-cat businessmen and exclude Americans looking for work.
The next time some chickenshit tofu-eating progressive tells you how great things are in C-A-N-A-D-A, tell he/she/it about this wonderful bit of asshattery.
Surprise, surprise. Government bigwigs don’t have to submit to TSA screening. That’s not special treatment, says Armed Liberal over at the Winds of Change. Yeah, I should start traveling with MY Federal Security Detail.
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” —Anatole France
I’ve got a great idea: let’s borrow a few more trillion from the Peoples’ Republic of China, and then WE can boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, too. Am I the only one in this country who thinks this is a bit much?
Iowahawk’s lyrics have been made into a music video:
Apropos of all this searching and probing, Mrs RandomTexan asked me this morning, “Aren’t these TSA searches supposed to be same sex? With so many people of indeterminate gender out there, how do you know that TSA agent is really the same sex as you?” A-r-r-r-gh! I just knew this whole GQBLT thing was going to cause problems…
Update (18 November). A sign of the times:
A lot of folks, including some airline pilots, aren’t too happy with the TSA’s new body scanners and pat-down procedures.
Update (16 November). Well, that was fast. The first leaked photos are on the web.
Update (17 November). Why am I not surprised that the scanner contract went to a company that employs a former Homeland Security bigwig? Who says the Obama Administration is hostile to business? They purely LOVE some businesses, like The Goldman Sachs.
Update (18 November). Keep me away from this thumbsucker
The changes close gaps identified both by would-be terrorists and by government investigators who covertly try to smuggle weapons through to test the effectiveness of screening, said TSA Administrator John Pistole.
“If you have two planes, one where people are thoroughly and properly screened and the other where people could opt out of screening, which would you want to be on?” he asked.
This reminds me of the days when smoking was allowed on commercial flights. While I wasn’t a big fan of cigarette smoke, I knew that I’d rather be sitting with the smokers during bad weather or flight delays; they took everything in stride and could be readily cheered up with a free drink. Meanwhile, the nonsmokers would bitch and whine about everything from air pockets to scratchy blankets, and try to scam a free meal. I’d guess “Pisser” Pistole for a non-smoker. Nowadays, I want to sit with the OptOuters.