As a kid,
we used to play a lot of hide and seek.
We played with a twist though… We used water pistols. Here’s how it works; if you were the seeker,
you could carry a weapon and the idea was to squirt the hider before he saw and
squirted you. The best seekers could eliminate
an entire herd of hiders if he carried a big enough gun. If you ran out of water, you were pretty
screwed! So; even the meekest of hiders
was given respect if his gun shot far enough and held a lot of water.
The same is
true today and the TSA (Transportation Security Administration, or
“Totally Stupid A-holes” if you listen to my friend Rich) is the kid
with the biggest gun.
the TSA has decided that three of the 50 states don’t have enough security
features embedded in their state driver’s licenses. So our beloved Homeland Security Department
(Unwed Mother of the TSA) has decided that starting on May 11th of
this year, they will no longer allow traveler’s from the states of Maine, New
Hampshire and South Carolina to fly with their driver’s license as their only
form of identification.
are not bluffing,” Homeland Security Department spokeswoman Amy Kudwa has
been quoted as saying.
means for our friends who live in those states is, they can join the military
and get a U.S. military ID issued to them, or they can apply for a passport,
tout-suite! OH, they could also lobby
for their governors to fund a more secure license, but what are the odds you
can get that done before May 11?
means for the rest of us is simply, don’t fly to
you’d be better off driving the round trip.
seriously estimates that this could cost his taxpayers 66 Million dollars over
the next 5 years; and that doesn’t count the lost wages and time spent for the
two hours each citizen is expected to wait to receive their shiny new license.
I’ve read on this indicates that HSD will not budge. I suppose it’s like asking the new kid on the
block to give up his water pistol, rather than cow-towing to his ridiculous
said it in a previous blog and I’ll say it again here: “Get a passport… Get one NOW!”