TSA: Physician, heal thyself

The TSA is ostensibly charged with keeping us safe. With providing security.

But as it happens, the TSA’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia is embarrassingly insecure. According to a report filed by the
Arlington Patch, two men walked into the PenFed credit union branch located at TSA headquarters and demanded money. No weapons were used, and their getaway car was a local taxi.

If we are to believe that the TSA can protect commercial aviation, our private data, or any of the other transportation systems into which they greedily stick their unwelcome business, then maybe they should do a better job of securing their own business. You know, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. It turns out that the TSA is woefully incapable of securing anything.

Every time you think this farce can’t get any more laughable, it does. Maybe it’s time to take the term Security Theater, and update it to Security Circus, because, let’s face it, if the TSA can’t protect its own data, or even its own credit union, then maybe we should admit that the TSA can’t protect anything.

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  • Susan Richart

    I guess from now on there will be an NBS at the door to the credit union as well as a faulty-ETD machine and a male and a female screener to grope those who refuse the NBS or fail the ETD.

    • Daisiemae

      Time to start burying money in a mason jar in the back yard. The mattress is too obvious to those perverts.

  • Chris Bray

    But they weren’t carrying more than 3.5 ounces of liquid, so let’s still go ahead and put this one in the TSA’s “win” column.

    • Daisiemae

      The simple knowledge that TSA searches for liquids prevented the robbers from bringing their shampoo with them.

      The layers work, doncha know?

    • Chris, hilarious! I’m so glad when you chime in as you always add a welcome dose of levity.

      • Chris Bray

        The TSA is its own dose of levity — a joke that continually tells itself — but I’m glad I can join the party.