So what's the worst that would've happened to you if were on your scheduled flight, getting diverted to another destination and watching CNN in an airport Ramada for ~5 days? I've stayed in the same hotel as some of the terrorists. Should I have saved the room keys? I ran into a pilot I knew in the lobby one morning and he was joking about going over to the restaurant to have a 'Terrorist Special" for breakfast. So I said "Lemme guess, no bacon?" 9/11 was not the first time passengers subdued somebody that was trying to put the flight in jeopardy. Me too! How about no Scope 'N Gropes, Shoe Carnival, or War On Water for a change? I imagine some more representative symbols for the "security personnel who protect us"; clownface, dollar bill with wings, dildo, etc. First point: Getting from one place to another is not a privilege, it's a right. Second point: Commercial air travel has never been safer. Technologies such as TCAS have mitigated entire categories of accidents. The TSA has nothing to do with it. As for airport security screening, we are worse off now than we were on 9/10/01, with well over ten time the annual cost. If you don't believe me you can read the Government Accountability Office reports and Rep. John Mica's comments about Red Team failure rates. We have Scope 'N Gropes under Obama, and Romney named Michael Chertoff as co-chair to his National Security Advisory Team. Polarization? No matter who wins in November, January will be meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Knock yourself out. I have an American flag patch on my rollaboard.