(Disclaimer: There is nothing funny about a terrorist's attempt to kill and destroy, and I am not making light of this incident.)
Let's see if I have this straight. In response to the attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Abdul Aboo Boo Butthed) to bomb an aircraft, the gummint has instituted two new flight restrictions.
1) Passenger limited to one carry-on.
2) Passenger must remain seated for last hour of flight.
So, did I hear wrong, or is it the case that A.A.B.B.
1) Had his explosive affixed to his groin, and
2) He was in his seat at the time of the attempt.
The wheels of bureaucracy continue to spin, but they're not making contact.
And is it germane that the guy's name was on the Terror Watch List?
None of us is as dumb as all of us.