Thursday, June 30, 2011

News Snippets

Snippet the First:
Former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) thinks he could have done a good job leading the country.

“I would have been a good president,” he said Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Imus in the Morning.” “Maybe even a great one.”
 Well, it's good that he's managed to stay so humble after all those years in politics...

Snippet the Second:

Speaking of/to a group of illegal aliens in the U.S., Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said this:  "When I look around this room, I see America's future. Our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our Congressman, our Senators and maybe our President."

Um, yeah... About that... Not really, unless you plan on rewriting the Constitution.  ...Then again, I'm sure you'd have no problem with that, would you, Mr. Durbin?  Let's just throw the whole d--n thing out and start from fresh, right?  It's so out-dated, anyway.

Snippet the Third:

A foreign national who flew from New York to Los Angeles last week with a stolen boarding pass and ID card has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, according to federal authorities.

Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, a Nigerian-born man who was found with the stolen ID and up to 10 old boarding passes containing various names, was arrested Wednesday after attempting to board a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta; five days after passing through layers of airport security at New York's JFK airport to board a plane with a day-old boarding pass. 

I guess the TSA is too busy checking babies' diapers and humiliating terminally ill women in their 90s to worry about little things like, oh, boarding passes.  (Gah!)  Seriously, guys.  He didn't have the correct ID.  The pass wasn't for the right date.  It wasn't even the right flight number! 

I want to know what this guy was doing.  Why did he even want to fly all over the place?  Was he just taking a cross-country vacation, or is there more to the story?  In any case, the honchos at the TSA have a lot of nerve expecting travelers to meekly accept all the crap they're put through when the TSA can't get a simple thing like this right.