JUST CLEARING MY THROAT HERE….Joe Sharkey writes today about the thing that really bugs me about airport security procedures: their inconsistency. If they want me to take my shoes off, fine. If I’m not allowed to carry a cell phone through the metal detector, fine. If bottles of shoe polish aren’t allowed, fine.

But for crying out loud, can’t they make up their minds about what the policy is and then enforce it the same way at every airport in the country? I’d just like to know what they expect instead of playing a guessing game every time I get on a plane.

End of rant. Actually, this was just a test to make sure everything is working after last night’s server failure and this morning’s internet outage. Following hot on the heels of my electrical outage a week ago, I’m beginning to feel like a third world outpost here in leafy Irvine.

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