When CNN starts rapping like Cypress Hill, it’s perfectly reasonable to wonder what they’ve been smoking. In this case, CNN contributor Bob Greene is shouting like Chicken Little that April 25th is the beginning of The End Of The World As We Know It. That’s the day, of course, that the TSA will resume permitting small pocketknives in the passenger cabin of airliners.
Greene predictably waves the bloody shirt of 9/11 victims, and also suggests that Blades On A Plane will cause airborne carnage during the busy summer travel season:
Summer is coming, and with it flights that are jammed to capacity, passengers who are irritable and hot, delays that make blood pressure rise. It won’t even have to be a terrorist — just a drunken, enraged or emotionally disturbed passenger who has been given permission by the government to bring a knife along with him.
Heaven and saints forfend….