About 6 yrs ago we had to fly thru JFK on way to a wedding in VT..After going thru TSA screening and being ‘tagged for strip-down’ for them finding a old gum wrapper in the back pocket of my pants, we sat near the gate to wait. Across from us was this middle eastern looking guy..knitting with yarn and two of the biggest “needles” you ever saw: wooden needles about 3/8″ diameter, about 8″-10″ long, pointed on 1 end and with a 1/2″ BALL ON THE OTHER END..looked like Ninja weapons to me. I watched him for a couple minutes and then went to the gate girlie and asked her how he got thru the TSA screen when I had been stripped for a phoo king GUM wrapper??!! She calmly replied..”"well sir, those are only knitting needles” I kid U not!! I was not pleased but went and sat down bks I didn’t want to be pulled out of line again. Shux. I was glad to see he was on another plane!! Whew.
 March 29, 2015 at 9:07am
Years ago, the night they blew up Flt 103 over Lockerbie, I was visiting my dad in NW Ark..We were up late talking and the local TV news came on w the story. He said..”lets go see what really happened” and got up and began fooling with his 12′ satellite dish and found the un-edited BBC ‘news feed’ off a satellite. The BBC reporter was interviewing a MI-5 spox person and it went like this:
BBC: “Well Mr Brown, this is terrible..looks like we need to increase airport security!”
MI-5: “well no, airport security is fine..”
BBC: “but, they just blew up a plane! ”
MI-5: ” airport security is only to MAKE THE PUBLIC THINK IT’S SAFE TO FLY”
BBC: “WHAT do you MEAN?”
MI-5: ” we cannot stop a terrorist from putting contraband ON a plane..all it takes is two terrs, one with a hostage on the TARMAC, like a maid or mechanic or baggage handler. He calls the HOME of the hostage and lets him talk to ABDUL, who is cutting fingers off the hostage’s wife or kids..and the hostage WILL put the stuff aboard the plane 99% of the time”
BBC: “OMG, what can we DO?”
MI-5: “the only thing which will work is for gvts in the west to go to the countries which sponsor terrorism and..HIT THEM IN THE HOME OFFICE..and nobody has the POLITICAL WILL to DO that ..”
That was 1988..13 years b4 9/11. Since then only two US presidents have had the co jones to DO that..Bush 1 and Bush 2..and both were pilloried in the press for it IMHO. THAT is why I do not fly and why the TSA is worthless.
March 28, 2015 at 9:35pm
Hope he enjoys his $50,000 round of golf on us Joe 6PAKS..YUP, INCLUDING all the armored limos and extra planes and all the SS agents, , about $50K per flippin ROUND….
 March 28, 2015 at 2:37pm
EPA or OSAHA will soon come along w some stoopid new “rules” from Obongo and voila’..no business.
 March 28, 2015 at 9:19am
LOL his next gig: “This is Richard Engle reporting from the Coahoma County Dog and Pony Show…we can NOW report that they have found Hillary’s missing server in the Horse Barn, covered with manure”
 March 28, 2015 at 9:14am
No..it’s not flippin static iF the D@###ed state can felonize YOU for it..it’s worse. The idiots in NJ get what they deserve..a fatazz RINO governor w ARMED GUARDS who could change things but does not and legislators who probably all have NJ CCW permits as well. TFB..move out or change the law. BTW..in such a KNOWN gun- restrictive state, how can anyone believe the guy ‘forgot’ about his roscoe?.Umm.do ya need that kind of cop??
 March 28, 2015 at 9:08am
Lets be fair to all…and get DIFFERENT “award” jackets appropriate for “special needs” kids..and standard letter jackets appropriate for varsity kids. I remember letter jackets for varsity kids in HS and THEY were earned. Why oh why do the SNKs get to wear VK letter jackets they dididn’t earn?????
Yeah, Fred, lets’s be fair. We can start by not forcing these special needs kids to live up to the standards of Varsity kids.Downs is not something the child chooses, nor can they change or overcome it. Simply because Michael didn’t compete at the same level as the Varsity kid, it doesn’t mean he didn’t “earn” his letter by hard work and determination.
Why do they need a “DIFFERENT” award jacket and what is “appropriate” for special needs kids? To do that, the school needs to use tax payer money to purchase “different” and “appropriate” jackets and letters. It looks like the mom saved the school time, trouble and money by providing the jacket and letter herself.
And when the star quarterback sees Michael in the hallway wearing “the same jacket” he’ll know right away that Michael didn’t meet the same standards as the quarterback. Michael’s jacket does not diminish the quarterback’s accomplishments. He has two options: He can be offended, a reflection of his own shallowness; or he can congratulate Michael and accept him for someone who also did his best. The latter is evidence of the character one is suppose to gain in pursuit of “earning” his letter.
To be “fair” we need to even the playing field. That’s impossible. So we “fairly” judge each athlete on the playing field on which he plays. How well would the quarterback fair if he was suddenly struck down with a live-changing disability? Would he have the same courage to endure each day like Michael?
The parents of SNK's think they are entitled to special privileges. A varsity jacket on one child makes him stand out, not fit in.
 March 28, 2015 at 9:02am
picture of a picture in the background..yawwwwnn 14 min of “fame” & 15 months of flame.
 March 27, 2015 at 5:29pm
IF there IS any warming..and the temps have been stable for 17 years, then it could be bks the dem politicians are talking too much. So, if we could shut up Hitlery and Chewmore and Pelossy et al the climate might stay stable.
the local school ended shop class altogether nobody wanted to think their babies might have to Gasp.. Work with their hands
 March 26, 2015 at 5:50pm
R they gonna pass out bottles of urine or vomit for girls to carry around? What c#@p
March 26, 2015 at 5:48pm
happened on Run Brown’s plane back in the 90s they say.
March 26, 2015 at 5:46pm
Reportedly had a break in his training in 2008..for “depression”..FWIW
Yesterday they said they found the 2nd black box but the sim card was not IN it..Now, today they say this: “Robin said the second black box still had not been found but remains of victims and DNA identification have begun, he said.” Have not released his ethnicity or religion history yet. Today POPO sed today they found significant evidence at his home and carted it away..did not specify what.
 March 26, 2015 at 3:36pm
 March 26, 2015 at 3:36pm
I put US flag stamps upside down on all envelopes..as a sign of distress FOR our once-great country. I am over 68 and have never seen such terrible stuff out of DC as we’ve seen since 2008.
 March 25, 2015 at 11:56pm
I as a Christian, occ get into a mild debate w atheists re the “afterlife”. I always ask them this: OK if you are correct, I lose nothing when I die,.right? But if I am correct, you lose everything..you’re screwed. End of story.
Pascals wager is not a very good argument. What if you believe in the wrong God and you smyte him/her everytime you worshop your deity?
That's called Pascal's Wager.
What if you believe in the WRONG God and you go to hell for that? What if you've been misled to believe the wrong things about God and are punished for that? Why is blind faith so important to God? Why would God expect people to believe something that could just as easily be false? They're just guessing based on their absurdly limited knowledge. What good is that? That's insane.
If you are not correct you wasted your entire life on a lie. You will never know if you are correct either way.
For all you know, you're in a computer simulation that will put you in a "heaven" if you do what you're supposed to, but then the computer might break down or someone might change the program and ruin things for you. You're just rolling dice.
I'm agnostic. I'll live a moral life either way. But when I die , if God is that vein then I dont want to have any part I it.
 March 25, 2015 at 11:45pm
here’s MY week one: 1. defund the whole dept of ED and of Energy day 2: cut all other federal budgets by 5% per year for the next 10 years Day 3 End all foreign aid…all of it Day 4.order all our military sons home from all 150 foreign countries where they are now stationed day 5. put them on the US borders to stop the Obaminvasion day 6 kick out the UN & stop paying 50% of its budget we now pay day 7. rest.
5%, try 75-to 95%. They are all worthless. Not the military, if we get out all the progressives, that bammy put in I would fund that 100% That is a fact jack. I will not let our military people die for idiocy of liberalism.
So you DO think the President should be a dictator after all and just throw away the Constitution.
March 25, 2015 at 11:38pm
her name was wi too lo or ho li **** right?
 March 25, 2015 at 11:34pm
I agree Aloha Snackbarrr.
 March 25, 2015 at 6:15pm
lesee..the Afrikan slaves were sold into slavery by…chinese? nope..By Vikings? Nope. by Neanderthals? nope again..sold into slavery by blacks and traded around often by arab traders..so..blame who??? BTW AFAICT all my ancestors were white slaves(serfs) in Europe for centuries b4 any blacks were sold into slavery in the western hemisphere..so I got over it and so should they! I’m sick of the whining.