Now that Wells Fargo is back in business, we've got to protect their stagecoaches.
Sounds like a good idea to me. I'm all for a stable security program.
"prevent suspected terrorists from mounting horses."
Alot of the 9/11 terrorists got their flight training in Florida, and ... errr ... "mounting horses" is indeed still legal in Florida, so I fully support Schumer in creating the No Ride List.
Given that the TSA wants to expand their methods to the rail and bus lines, I'd expect a "no car ride" list to be next.
Then of course, there's the "no bike ride" list. Terrorists might ride on the sidewalk!
Skateboardists are already considered terrorists, so...
If that ever happens, my friend's horses will put me on a "no ride" list for my shabby riding skills. LOL :P
I wonderful if horses will form their own TSA where every rider will have to go through a full body scan by a horse for food or treats before they can hop on and jump the horses. :P
Any cavalry officer knows that while men are stupid, and sometimes suicidal, horses are a little smarter than that and will not generally charge into a forest of pikes or off what they think is a cliff. It is up to the rider to do crazy things like try to run people down with a sword or lance in your hand, or charge entrenched artillery.
Attaching blades to your horse and sending it off to gallop through a shopping mall is right out.
Unfortunately, we have a critical deficiency in trained cavalry officers since the end of World War I.
I am reminded of the Russian experience with anti-tank dogs on the Eastern Front.
So, Mr. Ed was actually passing secret messages to t*rr*r cells?
Since a pun is mandatory in this thread,
"Stable owners said they shouldn't be saddled with this burden, and trotted out a recent Gallop poll as a canter-argument. "This would be a great mis-'carriage' of justice", said one, "and will only spur businesses to use other means of transport".
A TSA spokesperson, taking the bit in his mouth, responded that regardless of the cost or inconvenience, "The rein of terror must end."
(Yes, I can run like this as long as a horse can run. Will mercifully stop here before being shoe'd away.)
Idea for next song parody: "Hoof, The Tragic, Drag in". But you can't trust horses anyway, as per this one:
Terrorists train pigeons to fly enmasse into the engines of jets as they take-off and land, creating bird-strike crashes.
The US Administration rushes through legislation putting all pigeons on their "no fly" list.
So... many... jokes... to... make... must...resist...urge...
I actually wonder what would happen if indeed some cynical congressman decided to propose such legislation. Would he be forced to resign like that half-wit twittering his weenie about, or would he just be hailed by all as a true American patriot covering yet another potential terrorist attack vector ?
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