Federal security forces ‘detain’ prominent opposition legislator…
[UPDATE]: Update to this story here. It’s a bit long to just paste onto here, so let me summarize: Sen. Paul is indicating that he was kept in a cubicle for at least an hour and a half and that the TSA turned out not to need him to do a mandatory pat-down after all. To me it sounds like a detention, and I will | Read More »
Today’s TSA six-year-old patdown stupidity.
Six year old kid, going to Disneyland… No, not that six-year-old: another one. And no, not this six-year-old, either. She’s just on a no-fly list. Hold on… nope, not this six-year-old! She doesn’t count, because she was actually three!
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Ann Coulter is not precisely on my Christmas list – and, in the highly unlikely possibility she knows my name, I would not be on hers – but she makes a darn good suggestion here: if we’re going to randomly pornoscan and/or strip-search fliers then we should blipping well do the same to Members of Congress and their staff when they | Read More »
Michael Chertoff behind TSA pornoscanners?
‘Pornoscanners’ is what Boing Boing (courtesy of AoSHQ Headlines) calls them, and that name works for me. Anyway, it would seem that Michael Chertoff had his hand in the cookie jar on this one: while Secretary of Homeland Security he ordered the pornoscanners from Rapiscan (a company that was one of his clients), and he’s been a busy little advocate bee on that company’s behalf | Read More »
Word of advice for 2012 convention planners?
Pick somewhere easily accessible via train. In the wake of the terrorism attempt Friday on a Northwest Airlines flight, federal officials on Saturday imposed new restrictions on travelers that could lengthen lines at airports and limit the ability of international passengers to move about an airplane. The government was vague about the steps it was taking, saying that it wanted the security experience to be | Read More »