But what do the pilots think?

“An old woman drinking a bottle of water doesn’t concern me … the whole screening process is a facade to make the public feel safe; to show that the government is doing something.”

— Gary Boettcher, pilot and president of the Coalition of Airline Pilots. [Washington Post]

4 thoughts on “But what do the pilots think?”

  1. I experienced the new level of security at Logan airport first hand yesterday. First, I forgot I had a bottle of water at bottom of my carry on, I drink water so that’s pretty suspicious, so they had to examine my bag. When they came across two lip glosses well those had to be “destroyed,” and when I asked the security “agent” if I could look at the gloss so I could remember the color (I’m serious, its hard to find the right color for my skin tone), he said I couldn’t touch them once it had been recovered. I wanted to ask, “how about if I apply it for you sir, so you know it won’t detonate and its simply to make me look pretty?” Security should know the only thing hazardous about lip gloss, is sporting the wrong color.

  2. I experienced the new level of security at Logan airport first hand yesterday. First, I forgot I had a bottle of water at bottom of my carry on, I drink water so that’s pretty suspicious, so they had to examine my bag. When they came across two lip glosses well those had to be “destroyed,” and when I asked the security “agent” if I could look at the gloss so I could remember the color (I’m serious, its hard to find the right color for my skin tone), he said I couldn’t touch them once it had been recovered. I wanted to ask, “how about if I apply it for you sir, so you know it won’t detonate and its simply to make me look pretty?” Security should know the only thing hazardous about lip gloss, is sporting the wrong color.

  3. It just ridiculous. They catch the shoe bomber so they tell us to take off our shoes. Do they expect the next terrorist to use a shoe bomb? No, the terrorist use liquids. The people who think this is safer have very odd pattern recognition.

    “Agressive Memetics since 2006”
    http://www.memesinconflict.com

  4. It just ridiculous. They catch the shoe bomber so they tell us to take off our shoes. Do they expect the next terrorist to use a shoe bomb? No, the terrorist use liquids. The people who think this is safer have very odd pattern recognition.

    “Agressive Memetics since 2006”
    http://www.memesinconflict.com

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