What if you threw a protest and nobody came.

Aside from a few signs, a bikini or two and a couple of kilts the “Opt Out” protest was pretty much ado about nothing.

First off, only 60 of America’s 450+ airports even have the scanners and the pat down procedure in place so if you didn’t fly out of one of them there was nothing to ‘opt out’ of.

The Pro opt-out folks are claiming success because of the publicity the event drew and I suppose that’s true but in actual fact it seems very few people opted out.

All in all a big yawn.

NOW can we get back to more important things?

10 thoughts on “What if you threw a protest and nobody came.”

  1. How many issues can we list which are more important than whether a TSA agent, in the interest of airline security,  momentarily sees or touches your (in today’s venacular) junk?

    First and foremost, I’d say the risk of escalation of the recent Korean hostilities drawing in US troops stationed there and potentially leading to another war, along with the possible military involvement of China.  

  2. November 11th: President Obama and South Korea’s Lee Myung Bak failed to reach agreement on a free-trade accord.

    In 2009, South Korea exported 2.8 million autos to the U.S. and the rest of the world, while the total combined auto exports into South Korea were limited to 27,985.

    Allow one to recall a little history…

    US fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan pale in comparison with the 34,000 American dead (with another 92,000 U.S. wounded) who gave their all to save South Korea’s ass.

    Now, nearly 60 years after that “forgotten” war we still have nearly 30,000 Americans over there and left in harm’s way while the very same government we still protect with the lives of our sons and daughters screws us on trade, insults the U.S. President and spits in our eye.

    Hopefully, this latest imbroglio with the nut case up north will resolve itself.

    In the meantime, the U.S. should make plans to force this so-called “ally’ of ours to defend its own ass.

    Matt Thomas  

  3. How many issues can we list which are more important than whether a TSA agent, in the interest of airline security,  momentarily sees or touches your (in today’s venacular) junk?  

  4. as you all may recall.  I covered the First Lady’s address in the first public memorial to Flight 93.  It was a somber experience seeing where the jet crashed and talking with the families.  Since then I take the airport security very seriously.  Who wants another such tragedy as happened on 9/11?  I don’t want my family to be subjected to the grief these folks have courageously endured.  Grope me, feel me up (at my age that’s a thrill anyway) or do whatever necessary to insure my plane lands safely.

  5. HYPOCRITS!  Outrage over Patriot Act as a violation of constitutional rights, perhaps of a terrorist from Yemen but ok with groping Americans.  What about the constitutionality of illegal searches.  Or is that only when a republican is in office that we complain.  Phoneys!

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