Security Theatre

Ah, it only gets better.  Japan is now refusing to ship any packages to the United States that are over 1 pound in weight because of recently implemented US security procedures. 

This is the real fun part, worldwide retaliation.  I was detained and shipped back to the US a few years ago for failure to obtain the proper visa for an extended stay in a European country.  While waiting in a holding cell to be sent back, I was informed by the security officer that I was being subjected to a new law passed explicitly in response to what that country’s legislature viewed as unfair treatment of their citizens who arrived in the US without proper documentation.  Apparently, if I had arrived a day earlier, I would have been permitted to enter with a requirement that I obtain a visa at a local embassy, instead I was shipped home at my expense.  Foolish on my part, but you’ll see more and more of this in the future. 

We’ll all look back on the 50s – 90s with an ever increasing longing.


About Connie Stinson

Connie Stinson is a lawyer/talk show host who dabbles in the arts of strained analogies, forced humor, and poor spelling. In his spare time Mr. Stinson enjoys charcoal BBQ, as well as any and all things related to humor. He is currently working on his second book, "Look at You, You're a Mountain: A Retrospective On Hogs and the Men Who Love Them."
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One Response to Security Theatre

  1. Mola Ram says:

    I would LOVE to have video of when you were being detained, Connie. The incredulous “well this is fucking ridiculous” look on your face. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA “You CAN’T be serious!” ;alsdkgh;alkdghlakhhahal;hgag

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