TRAVELERS’ OUTRAGE FAILS TO MATERIALIZE; WHINING TALKING HEADS HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO SAY

Sitting here in the Orlando International Airport Thursday morning, I am once again struck by the ease with which I went through airport security. That’s not to say they weren’t thorough; they were. I removed my shoes, put my cell phone, wallet and belt in the bin and walked through. The TSA people were nice and fellow fliers also went through without a problem.

It left me with one question: What will the Sean Hannitys, Rush Limbaughs, Laura Ingrahams, Jim Viceviches and Will Marottis of the world talk about now? These talk show hosts spent the pre-Thanksgiving period expressing outrage over the TSA’s new screenings or fairly intrusive pat-down alternative. Problem for them is, passengers universally didn’t care! “Anything that will help us—even a little—avoid becoming air debris is fine with us,” was the general reaction. The vacuous talking heads ended up looking (or sounding) fairly ridiculous. Talk about having a total lack of perspective or connection to average people.

I’ll arrive at Bradley in Windsor Locks in a few hours and my guess is that it will be a breeze to get out of there as well. What next guys?

Today is a travel day for The Hanging Shad. Listening to the radio talk shows described above, I thought I would have some sort of outrage to report. Other than the woman here in Florida who decided to wear a bikini to make her walk-through the airport easier earlier this week, I’ve got nothing .