TSA easing off new airline rules, JetBlue brings back live TV
You say the system worked,
You say the system failed.
You say keep your seats,
You say walk about the cabin.
You do the Nappy Two-Step and you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about!
So now Janet Napolitano says that it's okay if you read a book or visit the privy that last hour of flight. And you can watch a little TV too. Have fun. Knock yourself out. Provided the flight crew says it's okay, of course.
These guys really do have their heads up their asses, don't they? I mean, for a team that ran a pretty darn tight campaign, these people govern like the gang that couldn't shoot straight.
Here's what I take away from this. Homeland Security comes out with some idiotic regulations in an attempt to show that they're taking some sort of action. Oh, it's action that makes absolutely no sense... Action that won't accomplish anything at all... But when has that ever stopped the Left? Hell, the whole New Deal was built on that premise. Action for action's sake and nevermind what (if anything) it actually does.
Anyway, a couple of days pass and they realize that they look stupid. Of course, the Obama Administration does not admit mistakes... Ever... So they just say that, hey, captain's discretion. Of course if, God forbid, another attack or attempted attack takes place and it turns out that the captain was letting the passengers use the lavatory then they'll blame him and the airline and take zip, zero, no responsibility themselves.
If this weren't all so tragic and pathetic it could actually be damn funny. If only it were someone else's country we could laugh about it. Instead all we can do is weep... And get angry.