Friday, May 27, 2022

Aaron Rupar collecting

On Twitter, Aaron Rupar has collected today a number of Republican comments on the latest school massacre. The comments are either absurd (“When 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban planes”) or wholly evasive.

Elsewhere, there’s Ted Cruz’s non-response. And Mary Miller’s idiotic, mendacious self-own, not that anyone beyond IL-15 cares enough about Mary Miller to be appalled by anything she says.

comments: 4

Anonymous said...

Politico Nightly had a great article on aviation events during the 1960s and 1970s:

"UP IN THE AIR — In the late 1960s and early 1970s, there were as many as dozens of plane hijackings a year, and no one was doing anything about it. Airport security didn’t exist. No one checked your bag. There were no metal detectors or ID checks. Sometimes you could even buy your ticket on the flight.

Brendan Koerner, the author of “The Skies Belong to Us,” calls the years between 1961 and 1972 the “golden age of hijackings.” They were accepted as a fact of life, something that came along with having airplanes."

Once the events started getting very violent, the airlines/aviation finally realized that they had to do something.

We should be there but for the R's they honestly don't care.

Aaron Rupar's newsletter is awesome. He has a free and paid version. I've been following him for several years.


Michael Leddy said...

He does a great public service.

I’m always astonished by airport scenes in older movies and TV shows. In a Lou Grant we watched a couple of nights ago, Billie Newman rushes into an airport (Burbank, I think), no ticket, no ID, and goes through the metal detector (maybe three seconds!) so she can talk to the guy who had proposed marriage, who’s now waiting to board a plane.

Slywy said...

We used to wait for my aunt by the gate back in the day when you could watch your guest walk down the steps. She always dressed nicely in slacks and a blouse. No t shirt or yoga pants.

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, one always dressed nicely to travel. People who remove their shoes on a plane, with no socks to fall back on — feh!