Saturday, November 20, 2010

TSA Fetishism

So, all the kerfuffle about the TSA's 'enhanced' security pat downs kinda got me wondering: what about that segment of the population who would enjoy the fondling? As anybody who's surfed the internet knows, somewhere there is a fan of any type of fetish you can possibly imagine. So I'm sure that there are people out there thinking "The TSA will touch my junk? Yeah, I like that." After all, there are lots of folks who can't get anyone else to touch their crotch.

Imagine the scene at the security checkpoint:

"I'll take the pat down."

"Yes, yes. Oooh, a little more to the right."

"That's the spot. Please, don't stop."

And after the 'happy ending', the passenger slips a twenty in the security screeners belt

I'm willing to bet that a story like this will be coming out soon, followed by a bunch of TSA fetish porn on the internet. Anybody wanna take that bet?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Boobies Face TSA Scrutiny

"Did ya' hear that the TSA is scrutinizing Boobies?"

"Maybe we should just avoid flying."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stopping START

Just to be clear, Arizona senator Jon Kyl is so conservative that he even conserves on letters in spelling his own name. So I'm not surprised that he's regressive about nukes.
Kyl and the Republicans are refusing to ratify the New Start arms control treaty with Russia, because they are still fighting the Cold War against the Soviet Union. Even after Obama conceded to spending billions to 'modernize' our nuclear arsenal, Kyl still intends to block the ratification of this treaty.
This is insanity.
The new START treaty still allows both the U.S. and Russia to maintain ridiculously large numbers of nuclear weapons, just somewhat fewer than currently available. Still plenty for either to destroy the planet, which is supposed to deter either country from actually destroying the planet. In other words, "MAD" (mutually assured destruction) is still in place.
Reducing nukes would make us slightly (but only slightly) safer, which is why Kyl is opposed. Sen. Kyl's only goal is to make President Obama fail, so he's only too happy to make the world a more dangerous place.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prop. 203: Now What?

Okay, Arizona's proposition 203, the medical marijuana initiative, has passed. Yay!

Except there are still a few details to be worked out before anyone can legally fire up:

Voter approval of a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona is just the beginning of getting pot to patients dealing with severe, persistent pain.

Now, the state Department of Health Services must come up with formal regulations to determine who can get medical marijuana and who can sell it.

Many unanswered questioned remained about the implementation of the measure, including how growers will legally obtain marijuana seeds, what will qualify as chronic pain, and whether dispensaries will be allowed to have physicians on site who make patient recommendations for medical marijuana.

"The truth is we're not going to have answers to those questions for a few months," Humble said.

So the "regulations" still need to be created. And, this being Arizona, some will probably be quite odd:

Other preparations will include developing a computer infrastructure that can identify cardholders and monitor how much pot they receive.

Humble also wants to track every marijuana seed from the time it's planted until it reaches a patient's possession, possibly using a bar code system. "What we need to do is flush out the details in the initiative so we've got a responsible system at the end of the day, and that's going to take a lot of work," Humble said.

Staff time to set up the system could cost as much as $800,000, which Humble hopes eventually will be covered by fees that come from medical marijuana users and sellers.

(My bold) I didn't know that you could put a bar code on a pot seed.

The health department plans to post an initial informal draft of its regulatory rules on Dec. 17 followed by a public comment period. People can weigh in on the draft electronically or in person at three public meetings in February.

The department then will post the final rules March 28 and expects to accept the first applications for medical marijuana cards and dispensaries in early April. That's when dispensaries can begin the growing process.

"Between now and April is the really heavy lifting," Humble said in a video addressing the public about the measure.

Going to be an interesting few months.