Sunday, November 28, 2010

More TSA

Our New Safety Overlords

The whole thing is cringe-worthy.

Non-accountable bureaucrats who make up their own rules, appealing to never-attained "safety" the whole time? A lot of silence from the Right, who were up in arms over fake death panels.

Friday, November 26, 2010

TSA ctd

James Fallows with another smart column, this one on the acceptance of risk.

Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA gropin'

Lots of virtual ink being spilled these days about the new TSA--apparently you can either be photographed nude or be groped by a stranger--your choice! Bruce Schneier has all the latest scoop you'll need.

I rarely fly--maybe once a year or so. The humiliation of going through those security zones is enough to keep me away--sounds like I'm not going to be in a rush to go back.

UPDATE: My man Rush Holt is on the case.

I guess it is a start, right?

Fox pundits dish on Palin during commercial break.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Like a New York line jumper.

What few people outside Central America seemed to notice was that there was a problem with the punchline: in the weeks since Google acknowledged that its map was in error, Nicaragua has refused to remove its troops.

START treaty

Incoming Senators, not content with winning their elections, try to impose their will on the Senate early.

Larrison rightly slaps them around. The START Treaty should be ratified. Now.

More on the START treaty. Like Josh Marshall, I hadn't realized that the old treaty had expired already, and that we have no way to verify or inspect Russia's nuclear weaponry and haven't for nearly a year.

Trust Putin? Then you should cheer on efforts to stall this new treaty.

Monday, November 08, 2010

The tunnel people of Las Vegas

The problem of homelessness isn't one we talk about too much here in the US anymore. Used to be a real talking point, but then the economic recovery of the Clinton Administration took that off the table for many people. But I suspect we'll soon be seeing more stories like this one, of people taking to the tunnels to live.

Friday, November 05, 2010

The Truth About Mudlinging

Worst campaign season ever.

I hate blogging about now, because it just makes me frustrated and crazy over all the crap. Longer post to come, but meanwhile:

The Truth About Mudslinging.

Things that make you go WTF?

So many possible captions for this little story...

Damn--story removed already. Basic story: Drunk woman living in a motel goes to her ex's room a few doors down demanding a certain, um, sexual act to be performed on her. He ex says no, but his friend says yes, but then changes his mind because she wasn't "fresh." She then grabs a knife and threatens to cut them if one of them doesn't proceed...

It is the kind of story for which the Internet was invented. Gotta love America.