Friday, January 19, 2018 15:24

Why I no longer fly commercial airlines

– Wiccapundit

Sometimes I think taking the bus would be more pleasant:

Pilot to TSA: ‘No groping me and no naked photos.’

After passing through the same checkpoint for five years commuting to work as an airline pilot, this unfortunate individual finally ran afoul of the TSA brownshirts.  He refused to allow the TSA to use the new-fangled scanner that produces a nearly photographic representation of an individual’s nude body.  He then refused to have a TSA minion grope him in an “opt-out secondary screening.”   Read the article to follow the pathetic reasoning of the mindless TSA drones who were “just doing their jobs.”

The money quote:

[The TSA investigator] then briefed me on the recent screening policy changes and, apparently confused, asked whether they would be a problem for me. I stated that I did indeed have a problem with the infringement of my civil rights and liberty.

His reply: “That’s irrelevant.”

Q: What does TSA stand for?  A: “They Stand Around”

Q: How many TSA agents does it take to hold the floor down?  A: All of them.

It’s only a matter of time before  passengers boarding aircraft are required to bend over and spread their ass cheeks for the TSA probe.

via Lew Rockwell

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6 Responses to “Why I no longer fly commercial airlines”

  1. Sebastian Page says:

    Sorry folks, but I am on the other side of this argument. I am for producing higher quality agents, thats for sure, and I think there are other things we can due to augment the security process, but I have no problem with the screening methods used. On the other hand, I’m also for smart screening, i.e., “profiling”.

    Let’s all go the the airport and get virtually nekkid!!

    • Elphaba says:

      The “higher quality agents” is key, Sebastian. A professional musician friend of mine just returned from a two month European tour only to discover that not only had her expensive tools been stolen from her checked luggage during her return trip, but that the pocket knife she’d forgotten about (which was inside her carry on bag), had made the trip to and from the EU without detection. TSA is looting travelers on top of not doing their damn job.

    • Wiccapundit says:

      Sebastian, the problem is that the vaunted scanners just make it easier for the Feds to avoid doing real security work: looking at the people instead of the stuff they carry. The former Chief Security Officer of the Israel Airport Authority has been quoted as saying that he could overcome the body scanners to pass enough explosives to bring down an 747, which is the reason they haven’t installed them.

      If we profiled the type of person likely to be a terrorist, instead of hassling a pilot who has passed the same security checkpoint for the last five years on his way to work, security would be real instead of Security Kabuki Theatre.

      I know an airline pilot who had his nail clippers confiscated by TSA. He had to remind them: “I’m flying the fucking plane; I don’t need nail clippers to take it over.” After passing security, he then went to buy another set of nail clippers at one of the kiosks on the concourse. Uhhh….

      I stand by my assessment. Every TSA minion I’ve ever run across acts as though he/she/it has an IQ in the single digits.

  2. Curtal Friar says:

    Hell yeah, Airports today can be a real damned hassle.

    Of course, all you would have to do is dress as a fundie muzzie, and you’ll sail right through with flying colors. No one will dare search you, especially if you utter the dreaded word “PROFILING”.

  3. Lemur Kin says:

    Wait a minute… we’re not already *required* to bend over and spread ’em?

    Man, I’m going to be talking to them this next time through. I thought being required by the TSA to bring my own condoms for my colon check was kind of out of line.

    Seriously though, I was pulled aside and frisked on my most recent trip – full body (whoa, easy there!) body pat-down.

    I’m as white and middle-class as you can possibly get, and I can’t understand what the big deal about profiling is.

    If a rape has been reported and they are looking for suspects, they don’t round up 86 year old grandmas and kids under the age of 9 because it’s highly unlikely. The idea of scrutinizing everyone equally just for the sake of the ideal is asinine and wasteful of resources.

  4. The moment the TSA was federalized, we were fucked.

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