TSA vs CupcakesSunday, December 25, 2011
Folks may know how I like to pick on the cupcake craze because I see it as just one of many boom-bust absurdities that were born during the years of excess spawned by government monetary policy that encouraged and triggered credit addiction and high time preferences. During the boom years, we saw the rise of the cupcake craze, just one of many infantile fads that attract people driven to excess by cheap money and the have-pulse-will-loan mentality of the boom years.
In reaction to this story, “Security Theater” TSA Confiscates Woman’s Frosted Cupcake,” a reader shares his thoughts on my Facebook page: “KDC’s worst nightmare–which enemy does she side with??!!!” While the story seems hilarious at first reading, it is indicative of the much larger problem of the government’s $20 billion industry of terror that has spawned the TSA, Homeland Security, and the militarized police state.
A Massachusetts woman who flew home from Las Vegas this week says an airport security officer took her frosted cupcake because he thought its vanilla-bourbon icing could be a “security risk.”
…“The TSA supervisor, Robert Epps, was using really bad logic – he said it counted as a gel-like substance because it was conforming to the shape of its container.”
In this case, it is easy to side with the helpless and peaceful cupcake, as opposed to our enemies and oppressors in the government terror industry.