I found this Dara O’Briain video via Science Based Medicine. This is a wonderful rant. The language, for those who care, is a bit PG-13-ish.
I agree with this observation:
I just wish more comics did routines like this. Sometimes humor can get the message through where analysis can’t.
Who could possibly have forseen Eric Holder being sicced on the CIA the beginning of this week? cough Jonathan Adler cough.
Let’s see now. Deficit projections are once again on the rise as Obama’s approval rating falls. Health-care reform is faltering, climate-change legislation is stalled, and David Axlerod is under fire for his conflicts of interest. Seems like a good time to change the subject. Contents of the CIA inspector general’s report on harsh interrogation methods have already leaked, so it won’t do the trick. If I were a betting man, I’d expect something else to drop Monday or Tuesday.
Running with it, leak or no leak. And why would they do it? Gosh, that’s a toughie.
A few weeks ago, Eric Holder saw nothing wrong with Black Panthers using billy clubs to intimidate voters. Today, he thinks intimidating terrorists with cigars is a crime. Holder is the one who should be answering tough questions under oath.
How a bunch of jackbooted morons is making life difficult for someone trying to re-enact (without the getting lost and dying part) Amelia Earhart’s historic flight.
McGuire had moved her Electra airplane to the tiny Santa Maria airport in California, a very nice little field very far from big cities. Restoring a 75-year old airplane meant a lot of ad hoc visits by a variety of craftsmen and suppliers who happened to come up with the right part for the plane. Putting every one of them through Federal security checks and certifying them for permanent airport ID cards, before they could drive up to the little airfield and repair an aileron, was bringing the project to a halt.
The TSA has been 100% successful at its only real mission in life, which is to give union jobs to a bunch of knuckle-dragging mouth breathers. If you think they make flying on airlines a whit safer than it was on September 10, 2001 then I have some land in Florida I’d like to sell you.
Ooh, this super-severe 90-day sentence will make them all straighten up and fly right!
“I’m not a bad person. But what I did was wrong. I wanted to say I’m sorry,” Feig said.
No, Devie, you’re not a bad person. You’re a dishonest moron, which is probably why you breezed through the TSA hiring interview.