MINETA UPDATE: Hesiod Theogeny points out some more damning information on air security.

It’s not that Homeland Security (chiefly embodied in air security at the moment) is intrusive. And it’s not that it’s ineffective. It’s that it’s both at the same time, that everybody knows that, and that the bureaucracy persists in making it worse anyway that is generating the anger. And there’s a lot of it out there.