Politics Trumps Security
The Heritage Foundation has the details on how the Democrats have decided unionization trumps objective security concerns. Those security concerns could legitimately be hampered by unionization. Last night, on a purely partisan 47–51 vote, the Senate rejected an amendment that would have stopped government unions from organizing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees. The vote was made possible by an announcement two Fridays ago by President | Read More »
Breast Milk and the TSA
Now we have yet another TSA outrage. Something tells me the media would be much more worked up by this if George Bush were still President. Oddly enough, in an era when the press is falling all over itself to highlight bipartisanship, here is an issue uniting the left and right. In this edition of TSA Outrage, we have a mother who didn’t want her | Read More »
The TSA Lies In Response to RedState
I’d like to be charitable, but more than a week after we highlighted an outrageous TSA action, the TSA finally decided to respond. It did so by flat out lying. The TSA’s response is to this post about my friend the soldier who experienced one of the most egregious bits of bureaucratic stupidity at the hands of the TSA to ever be documented. How does | Read More »
Airport Security as Parody
Pejman Yousefzadeh has a great post on airport security. You’ve probably seen similar things. Throughout the country the full body x-ray machines were turned off for travel the day before Thanksgiving and have largely been unused for several days. Now, the TSA says there is no official policy, but it seems hard to believe it is sheer coincidence that on the busiest travel days of | Read More »
Email of the Day
Got this last night in email: Subject: What my boyfriend is doing tomorrow He is going to “make it hard” for the TSA. He has a new knee so he always gets pulled aside. He is going to take an ED pill. lol! No kidding.
Thoughts on the TSA — Opt Out Tomorrow
As many of us go through the grand experience of the TSA prostate exams — no doubt a part of healthcare cost savings under Obamacare — we need to consider a few things. When terrorists started trying to bring liquid explosives on planes, we went to 3 oz. bottles. When terrorists started wearing bombs as underwear, we went to full body screening. What happens when | Read More »
Another TSA Outrage
UPDATE: I’m getting a lot of emails asking if this is actually true and is this person actually someone I know. (1) Yes it is true — it is too absurd to be made up. (2) Yes, I know the person. ——– A friend of mine sent me this about his TSA experience. He, unlike most of us, was coming back into the country from | Read More »
Did You Know Your Airport Can Opt Out of TSA Molestations?
Byron York has good news for people around the country. Your local airport can opt out of having the Transportation Safety Administration handle security at your local airport. Instead, you can contract out to the private sector. It was one of the ingenious and little noticed provisions the Republicans dropped in the post-9/11 legislation creating the TSA. With a move to unionize the TSA and | Read More »
American Bureaucracy is Insane
I missed this report from last week and it is totally worth highlighting. Because of the Christmas Day panty bomber and all the other threats and nonsense the Islamofascists are throwing at us, the TSA intends to make us all start walking through full body scanners where TSA agents will be able to see us in all our nekkid glory. Except the Council on Islamic | Read More »
Senator Jim DeMint Steps Up Again to Lead. McClatchy Newspapers Cries.
McClatchy Newspapers is the alleged “news” organization that runs terrorist propaganda out of Iraq as legitimate news. It’s Washington editor tried very hard to push local McClatchy reporters in North Carolina to write damaging stories on Blackwater. It hired anonymous Iraqis during the Iraq War to write lots of unverifiable stories about the horrors of American soldiers. Today, in another example of its bias, its | Read More »