I watched a lengthy segment on the news the other day about the recent liquid explosives issue. We were told that airline passengers could no longer bring liquids, gels, etc. onto a plane as carry-on luggage, but rather should take such items on as checked-in baggage. Translation: Muslim terrorists are now required to load their liquid explosives onto your plane as check-in baggage. I guess that means they’ll need delayed or remote controlled detonators rather than manually operated ones. That’ll show ’em.
Effective August 10, 2006, the TSA has advised that travelers are not allowed to transport any liquids, gels, lotions, aerosols or similar items on their person or in their carry-on luggage. This includes items such as beverages, hairspray, toothpaste and shampoo. Customers are advised to transport these items in their checked luggage or discard them before entering the security checkpoints.
Emphasis mine. Seriously, am I missing something important here or is that insane? None of the news anchors appeared to think anything was odd about the story.