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 the TSA | Read More »

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    Articles of interest, December 1

    Articles you might find interesting: Late-term abortions for nation’s capital:  Nebraska’s late-term, post-viable abortionist LeRoy Carhart to open shop outside of Washington, DC. National Journal: Democrats’ Diversity Problem. Republicans are successfully recruiting minority candidates. Bring out your dead: New York’s organ wagon to make house calls to collect kidneys from the just-died. Five Schools of Thought on Earmarks – Club for Growth Google to begin e-book sales Mike Huckabee – Execute | Read More »

    The Baseball Bat Behind Obama’s Federal Pay Freeze Gimmick

    If you’ve passed through Milwaukee airport recently, you may have noticed a table in the center of the terminal with a man sitting amidst a bunch of union paraphernalia. The man, a union organizer with the American Federation of Government Employees is apparently set up day after day collecting support and signatures as part of AFGE’s drive to unionize the TSA blue shirts. Unlike the | Read More »

    The Baseball Bat Behind Obama’s Federal Pay Freeze Gimmick

    If you’ve passed through Milwaukee airport recently, you may have noticed a table in the center of the terminal with a man sitting amidst a bunch of union paraphernalia. The man, a union organizer with the American Federation of Government Employees is apparently set up day after day collecting support and signatures as part of AFGE’s drive to unionize the TSA blue shirts. Unlike the | Read More »

    The Milgram Experiment Suggests TSA Staff Unlikely to Disobey Orders

    Discussion of TSA’s recent actions has focused on procedures. But procedures do not implement themselves. Someone has to be comfortable with looking at naked pictures of strangers. Someone has to be comfortable searching breasts and testicles for likely nonexistent explosives. For every woman savaged and every child fondled, there was a person in a blue shirt willing to participate in the process. That is disturbing | Read More »

    TSA – You don’t HAVE to fly

    This is an only mildly exaggerated run down of the latest in cutting edge security techniques from the TSA: . Click through for a disturbing “post-pat down” photo.

    TSA – You don’t HAVE to fly

    This is an only mildly exaggerated run down of the latest in cutting edge security techniques from the TSA: . Click through for a disturbing “post-pat down” photo.

    The TSA Opted Out of Opt Out Day

    As a follow-up to Erick’s earlier post regarding the theater that has become TSA’s airport security, a Right-Wing Housewife sent us along a report (and video) from an Opt-Out Day protest in Phoenix: While we were there urging the public to opt out for five hours, the line moved very fast. What we observed was that not one person was asked to go through the | Read More »

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    The TSA Opted Out of Opt Out Day

    As a follow-up to Erick’s earlier post regarding the theater that has become TSA’s airport security, a Right-Wing Housewife sent us along a report (and video) from an Opt-Out Day protest in Phoenix: While we were there urging the public to opt out for five hours, the line moved very fast. What we observed was that not one person was asked to go through the | Read More »

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    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 the year | Read More »

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    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 the year | Read More »

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    Political correctness and your body: Why TSA security measures won’t fly

    This just in: TSA airport security personnel have now reaffirmed, after thousands of overtly aggressive body pat-downs, that elderly grandmothers and little children are still not attempting to commit terrorist attacks by carrying explosives onto planes. The growing discontent at the government’s new intrusive security measures are now being seen throughout the country. The reasons people don’t like it can be broken down into three | Read More »

    Pornoscan Congress!

    (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 »

    Pornoscan Congress!

    (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 »

    Thanksgiving – Time To Reflect On Our God And Our Freedom.

    I’ve been absolutely appalled listening to the insipidly ‘tame’ individuals willingly trading their freedom for the dubious safety afforded by the dysfunctional TSA and its entire apparatus. Fact: The TSA has neither detected nor prevented a single incidence of terrorism since its inception, despite the inconvenience and discomfiture of millions of traveling Americans. This government has come closer than any number of enemies to subjugating | Read More »