Final word (for a while!) on the Christmas Day crotch bomber, courtesy of columnist Ron Hart:
The TSA is too busy confiscating my bottled water to fret about a man on the terrorist who paid for his one-way ticket with cash and had no luggage. Maybe a study funded by airport concession operators determined that my $1 bottle of water purchased outside the airport is more likely to cause trouble on the plane than the $6 bottle of water they sell once I am in the concourse.
Reason.tv on the TSA: