Thursday, July 18, 2002

Good news for those of us who fly: John Magaw has resigned from the Transportation Security Administration. Magaw is one of those who felt that the only weapon that should be in the cockpit of a hijacked plane should be the AMRAAM missile flying through the cockpit of said aircraft. Now, with a little help from Barbara Boxer, perhaps we'll have pilots who are armed with more than harsh language.

OK... OK... OK... So I haven't been keeping this up to date. The truth is that I didn't notice anything that seemed, at the time, to be worth the bandwidth. I could probably go back and fill in what I neglected; but why? It would be old news.

Monday, July 15, 2002

To the Left of Barbara Boxer...

Deroy Murdock points out that the Bush White House is now to the left of Sen. Barbara Boxer when it comes to arming pilots. I never, ever thought that I'd agree with Boxer on any issue. I agree with her on this. The idea that an AMRAAM missile should be the first, last, and only line of defense against terrorists entering a cockpit is absurd. Murdock picks off the arguments against arming pilots like an IPSC shooter knocking down plates.