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Seething

June 8, 2012

“There are certain people that are just so well-known that you’ve just got to use your common sense,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. “Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, ‘They’re patting down Beyonce.’ “I mean, she’s not going to blow a plane up.”

 

You know what?  Screw you Mike Rogers, you detestable jerk.  If you think it’s ok to have one set of rules for me and one set of rules for famous people, you don’t deserve to be anywhere near the political process in America.  I realize that as a politician you know practically nothing about anything, but risk assessment is a science, and some people do it for a living.  And they don’t need any help from someone who says stupid things for a living, such as yourself.

And you know what?  Some airlines hire professionals to provide security.  El Al has been safe for decades.  They hire people who know how to spot actual suspicious behavior.  They know how to look people in the eye and judge their responses.  They use facial recognition software, they know how to search someone without violating their dignity.  And believe me, they have just as many enemies as the US does, if not more.

So please, Mike Rogers, I would appreciate if you would fade back into the woodwork.  No one cares what you have to say.

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