Monthly Archives: December 2011

TSA Gone Wild!

That’s what they need to be called.  Not Transportation Safety Administration, but TSA Gone Wild!  Why?  Okay, so there’s already the 85 year old grandmother who was stripsearched.  Now comes word that the TSA detained a pregnant teenager because her purse had the design of a gun on it.

Not an actual gun.  But the design of a gun.  Here it is:

The teenager was so detained and harassed that she missed her flight, and the airline had to reroute her to Orlando (from Jacksonville), making her mother drive about 150 miles to go pick her up.

WTF is up with the TSA?  And the holiday travel season isn’t even on us yet; it can only get worse.

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I knew the TSA was bad, but…

strip-searching an 84 year old woman who can’t walk without the assistance of a walker?  WTF is this world – scratch that – WTF is the TSA coming to?  Are we all going to have to fly naked next?

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The TSA Prefers Women

Okay, so not exactly.  Maybe I should say the TSA just hates men more.  At least here in Phoenix.

I’ve been going through Terminal 2 of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport for a few weeks now.  And I’ve noticed a trend.

So like I said before, the Phoenix airport has the porno scanners over here.  They still do have the magnetometers, but they’re really rarely used.  The only time that they’re used?  The one requirement that apparently every single person who’s allowed to use it must have a vagina.

Yes, you heard me.  You have to have a vagina.

I’ve been watching pretty closely, and it appears that every 4th through 6th person is allowed to skip the porno scanner, and allowed to go through the magnetometer.  I’ve seen about ten people over the last few weeks allowed to go through the magnetometer, and nine of them have been women.  The one man that was allowed to go through?  He was carrying an infant.

Isn’t that discriminatory?  I mean the TSA is pretty f’d up as it is.  But if they’re only “randomly” picking women, isn’t that discriminatory and sexist?  And when that one woman with a weapon gets through because of this, will the TSA have yet another knee-jerk reaction like always?  Yes.  Absolutely.

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