Thursday, April 14, 2005

FINALLY GETTING AROUND TO IT: Cigarette Lighters FINALLY Banned From Airplanes

Starting Thursday, air travelers will have to leave their lighters at home. Unlike guns, knives and other dangerous items that a passenger cannot carry aboard but may stow in checked bags, lighters are banned everywhere on a plane.

So let me get this straight. Richard Reid wielded a lighter on a flight and almost ignited a bomb which would have taken down the plane and killed all those on board. This happened in 2001! We are now just getting around to banning lighters in 2005! You have got to be kidding! Immediately after 9/11, all cuttlery was banned. You would have thought this would have happened years ago...