Some random thoughts, not all security related:
Current law stipulates that TSA look for explosives at the checkpoint. Regardless of your views on the machines or patdowns, that’s what they are doing. Considering current law, what other alternatives are there?
What if they were NOT doing this and there was another, more successful, attempt to blow up a plane in flight? What kind of discussion would we be having?
I do think it is time to re-visit the basic security laws now that we have almost a decade of post-9/11 experience.
Those who exploit this for political gain should not be taken seriously.
Those who invoke the specter of sexual abuse victims (such as the Business Travel Coalition did) to criticize the new procedures are disgusting and contemptible. I say that as someone close to someone who was a victim.
Finally, I went to the Notre Dame-Army game at Yankee Stadium this past Saturday. That place is awesome. It looks and feels much more like the REAL old Yankee Stadium than did that post-1973 edifice that was torn down 2 years ago. Brought back great memories of going with my dad in the 60′s and early 70′s to see the Giants.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!