Remember the guy who dressed up in a blue shirt, khaki pants, and blue gloves and impersonated a TSA agent in San Francisco last month? He succeeded in leading two victims into a curtained booth and groped at least one of them. Well, we don’t know exactly what he did, since he was hidden. We only know that he got away with it, and that if he had been an actual TSA clerk, whatever he did, including sexual molestation, would’ve been legal.  [click to continue…]


Change may be coming to the TSA. Modest change, to be sure, but smart and necessary change.  [click to continue…]


Judicial Watch sues TSA/DHS over sexual abuse complaints

August 24, 2014

This is what it takes to get answers from the TSA and DHS: you have to sue them. And even then you’ll be stonewalled. 

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The Lobby of the Tulsa Airport Is Not Fallujah

August 23, 2014

Thousands Standing Around director John Pistole is at it again. 

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Hate to say we told you so, but . . . .

August 22, 2014

I am co-founder of an oganization dedicated to regaining freedoms taken away by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). We’re fighting against the illegal, warrantless strip-searches of travelers and the coerced, inappropriate physical touching of their bodies. 

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Dumb: Southwest Airlines Stowaway Ordered To Stay Away From LAX

August 17, 2014

This is completely stupid. 

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TSA: Thousands Standing Around – really

August 15, 2014

Because I decline to avoid air travel, I still get to encounter the TSA at the airport from time to time. I just caught a flight with my wife and daughter, and was struck by how desultory the Testicle Security Administration has become. 

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God bless Amtrak — ride the rails, avoid the TSA!

August 10, 2014

I’m sitting in the Metropolitan Lounge of the magnificent Union Station in Chicago, having just gotten here from Baltimore, waiting to board the fabled Southwest Chief on my way to Santa Fe. 

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Officer Down: the TSA’s Carnival of Aspirational Self-Pity

August 8, 2014

Thousands Standing Around isn’t a law enforcement agency, and its toddler-molesting “officers” aren’t police. They can’t arrest you, have no authority to investigate crime or detain criminals, and aren’t permitted to use force to do their GED-optional “security” work. But the dismal band of wannabes who paw your underwear at the airport want — desperately! […]

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Dear TSA and the flying public: Racial profiling is logically pointless, statistically groundless, and morally wrong

August 6, 2014

Journalist Max Fisher has a great post up at Vox that focuses on an eyeroll-inducing anti-Muslim tweet followed by a sharp, statistically on-point rejoinder. The TSA would do well to read Fisher’s post. As readers will remember, we’ve written about the TSA’s nasty little racial profiling problems before: 

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