TSA: LAX airport workers’ sex parts go ungroped

At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), when we were leaving for Paris, my boyfriend Gregg saw the TSA letting airport workers through the metal detector ungroped and unscanned. 

Gregg was selected for the scanning/government-inflicted ball-grope. “I was next to the toaster oven and the metal detector,” Gregg told me, “and four people were let through the metal detector.” Gregg said to the TSA guy, “Why do they get to go through there?” (Meaning, they didn’t have to go through the scanner or get groped; they just went through the metal detector.)

The TSA guy said to Gregg, “Because they work here.”

Right. And airport workers could never be bribed to smuggle something into the airport. Nah, never happens.

Of course, as somebody pointed out in my blog comments, terrorists are not attacking malls or buses, and that isn’t because everybody going into the mall bends over so a mall cop can see they don’t have a bomb up their butt.

It’s still possible somebody will blow up a plane at some point — or blow up the sheeple standing in line waiting to give up their 4th Amendment rights.

What’s more likely is that if we give up our rights for “security,” then before long, just as Benjamin Franklin predicted, we’ll have neither rights nor security.

(Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Will Imholt)

  • benjamin uchytil

    What I don’t understand is, why don’t we all do the obvious and just REFUSE to fly? No passengers => no airline revenue => angry airlines => gov kicks out TSA. Money talks!

    I haven’t flown since 2003. I refuse to fly as long as TSA is in the grope-and-scan business.

    If you are as angry about all of this as I am, JUST SAY ‘NO’.

  • RB

    I have told this story before, while sitting at my C terminal departure gate a DFW I realized I was right across from the employee entrance at DFW. This was just a few feet down from the TSA screening area where passengers get felt up, electronically stripped, and have their belongings pawed over but the airport employees waltz right in without any screening what so ever. They don’t even have to say their name or provide any ID to TSA.

    I observed one employee coming in with two grocery bags full of two liter soda’s and guess what they were not contained in a one quart zip lock bag like we have to manage with. Another employee had a carry-on size roll aboard suitcase. Why an airline ground worker needs a suitcase at work raises all kinds of questions. Was it to carry off the days loot or did it contain some other kind of contraband? Of course TSA had no idea of the contents of that bag since these special people receive no screening. In the case of these two they both were employees of America Airlines and based on their attire I would expect they had direct access to the aircraft.

    So at DFW you can watch people who travel being screened right down to their naked bodies and just a few feet away watch the people with the greatest access to aircraft and most opportunity to attack commercial air not even getting a quick look.

    That my friends is TSA Security Theater!

  • Dan

    lmao sex parts, are you people serious obviously not with posts like this

    • You have to admit, Dan, that it seems a little odd to let the THOUSANDS of airport employees in this country through security without screening, while insisting that senators and congressmen/women be scanned.

      Next time you’re standing in line at the airport, pick out any random TSA employee or baggage handler and ask yourself whether you think he or Senator Rand Paul (whatever you think of his politics) might have been “turned” by al Qaeda.

      The people who write for this blog (and most of those who read it) aren’t opposed to airport security. In fact, because we’d like the airport to be secure, we want the TSA’s nonsensical and counterproductive policies to be abolished.

      • Dan is a spammer. I can see his IP address and his history. I’d ignore him.

  • Rmulligan

    This is a major concern since anyone who is the least bit familiar with security knows the biggest threat is an insider threat. My profession is security and this lapse or lack of procedure regarding standards for ALL is cause for immediate action. The action I recommend scrape the TSA program and start over.