I was resolved to say something postive about my trip to America, but the latest gestapo action executed by the KCI private airport security contractor has smashed that to bits. I had my 3-1-1- all done up: hand lotion in its proper little quart-sized bag...and was carrying two jars of homemade jam and - horrors - a jar of pickled asparagus from some farms I visited yesterday - gifts for the next place I am going to rest my head. Well, you guessed it - I was relieved of the jams and asparagus.
When the hell did this country sink to such abysmal lows? Can anyone really believe that when this country comes under attack it's going to be by a jar of pickles? The inconsistency of all of this is also what drives me insane. In one airport, you can pass through freely with pickles, water and way more than 3 ounces of lotions, in another, they take everything. In fact, these KCI gestapo let me keep my two 8-ounce bottles of lotion (hey that's a liquid), but they took the pickles and jams - making me think they just needed to augment their lunch.
Homeland security my nether regions - it is the same thing that oppressed people in totalitarian regimes have experienced thoughout all of time - abitrary and capricious behavior by petty little shits that get off on their power.