So by now you've probably heard about yet another "terror plot" being "foiled", this one involving liquids and iPods or some shit like that. I don't care, really, because it all sounds like a bunch of shit to me. It doesn't make any sense to me how banning liquids is going to prevent anything else like this. This is also why I don't think making people take off their shoes works - you think they're gonna try the same thing twice? DUH, we'd be expecting that!

I know I'm not the only one who's noticed that these plots always seem to pop up and get stopped right around the times that the administration's golden boys seem to be out of favor.

Do I think it's some kind of conspiracy? No.
Do I think there was a plot? Certainly, I don't doubt that at all.
Do I think that they're just using this as an excuse to push up the "terror alert" level again? Hell yes.
Do I think this is yet another way to justify the insane security measures involved in air travel these days? No doubt.
Do I think that this is going to be what the Rethugs flog this election as the "fear" part of their usual "fear, smears, and queers" strategy? You bet your sweet ass.