When witchhunts clash

This is making me laugh, but I’m sure it shouldn’t.  A friend just forwarded this article from the Daily Mail which informs us that they can’t put anybody under eighteen through those “nekkid” scanners at the airport, because the resulting images would constitute child porn and the poor bastards security employees viewing them would instantly be rendered criminals simply for doing their jobs.

This is stupid six ways from Sunday. 1) The scanners still don’t show anything in a “body cavity,” so a determined and creative bomber could still find a way; 2) the idea of the crazed “Islamofascists” hesitating to send a “child” of sixteen or seventeen forth to glorious martyrdom is ludicrous; 3) a blurry clinical-looking picture of a kid glimpsed for a moment (they’re not preserved AFAIK) on a screen hardly constitutes porn—and if it does, then we need to just shut down every water park on the planet right now…well okay, that’s only three ways, but I’m sure given time I can come up with more.

3 Responses to “When witchhunts clash”

  1. Kathy says:

    I find it ironic that this article is surrounded by various T&A photos. We must “protect the children” until they’re old enough to sexualize.


    (I haven’t made up my mind about the full-body scanners. They do seem mighty intrusive, and if they don’t show body cavities, they aren’t really that effective. Not that I could imagine hiding explosives inside my body, but there are those who would.)

  2. Bill says:

    She’s a witch! Burn her!

    Wait, which one? Shit.

  3. Del says:

    I realized last night this should have been “When Witchhunts Collide.” Oh well.

    Bill :)

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