Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:00pm

Just to make sure we're clear. Before the last legislative session began, the Democrats elected a Republican as speaker of the House — and the Republican whined about it for months. So now, yet another Republican has been elected speaker, and the Republicans are whining again.

As for Mr. [Steve] Gill, as soon as he gains as much success as [incoming speaker] Beth Harwell, perhaps his opinion will be more credible. In the meantime, how many new jobs will all of this whining create?

Posted by “bruingeek” 

Filed under: City Voices

57 Comments on this post:

By: AmyLiorate on 11/26/10 at 10:01

BFRA - were those 23 plots foiled because of body searches?

I had wondered about this but avoided bringing up the topic:
http://blog.gladrags.com/2010/11/24/tsa-groin-searches-menstruating-woman/

One would think that same sex agents would not go this far.

Yogi, I guess fliers are free to comment to the people feeling them up. You could ask the guy about sexual orientation. It's just a question, you aren't interfering with the search and of course they don't have to answer.

After the search you can always ask for their phone number? What time do you get off work, maybe we could have a drink and do the pat down again. Again, you aren't saying anything that is a security threat.

By: bfra on 11/26/10 at 10:17

Amy - The article didn't say how, but I would think some of them were due to a search of some kind. As to your link, there are irrational links to any subject, some true, some not.

By: yogiman on 11/26/10 at 10:18

In this day and age, don't count on that, Amy. It would depend on the 'feeler' as to how they would act.

By: AmyLiorate on 11/26/10 at 3:37

BFRA, how do you think the flights in and out of Israel go on for 30 years without any terrorist attacks? They don't touch every other person or xray their skin.

That's no small feat considering that Israel is mixed in with thousands of people who wish for its demise.

I wouldn't be surprised to find that all 23 plots were uncovered because of informants or intelligence. Remember it was last Christmas that our own agents

By: yogiman on 11/26/10 at 3:55

Considering the fear of some terrorist blowing a plane up, consider this; I just read where suicide is the third leading death of college age youth in Tennessee according to the Jason Foundation, a non-profit organization.

A week in the in the nation over 100 young people take their own lives. In the past 40 years youth suicide rates have almost tripled.

In 2000 over 1 million youth attempted to commit suicide.

It stated 4,200 attempted are each day in the nation by youth of ages 12-17.

I don't know about y'all, but that should be frightening to a mature adult. Especially one with children.

And they are worried about a couple of hundred people committing suicide by flying on an airplane to be bombed in the US

By: yogiman on 11/26/10 at 4:03

Amy, you didn't mention how many acres you would like to have. Is there a minimum? Or maximum? After retirement or a run back and forth of today?

If I understand correctly, you are mostly interested in privacy and convenience.

By: AmyLiorate on 11/26/10 at 4:09

Yeah, the chances of being killed by a terrorist are like 30,000,000 to 1.

You are a thousand times more likely to die from a car driver distracted by cell phone, or win the lottery.

Truthfully it is more likely that people will die due to an increase in driving deaths as people avoid flying. Look up the statistics yourself, it's an eye opener.

Of course with these body scanners we are safer in flying. Chances of being killed by a terrorist are down to 30,000,047 to 1. Isn't that wonderful.