Almost every day I receive emails from people telling me about their TSA experiences. They often wonder if they could have prevented the abuse meted out to them by dressing differently, talking differently, acting differently, flying out of a different airport, you name it. As I always tell them, no. You have no power over …
At LAX on my way to the Evolutionary Psychology conference in Missouri, I was groped by TSA clerk Jacqueline Tirre (per her nametag). This was after she deliberately left my computer and possessions to sit there on the x-ray off-ramp, claiming the TSA didn’t have the personnel to get it. TSA thug Jacqueline Tirre was manning …
Ah, I love waking up to stories like this! It’s like living in absurdist theater, only the people running the theater are too stupid to see it for what it is.
I can’t keep up with all these stories. They come too fast and furious, one more idiotic than the next. Although there is sometimes method to the TSA’s madness, as in this case where the employees clearly wanted to steal somebody’s expensive perfume.
Nico Melendez is a spokesman for the TSA. Meaning he’s a professional liar. We have the latest example of his gift for lying in a story from Hawaii.
I’ve written many times how the TSA provides no protection from any terrorist with two warm brain cells and how it is therefore not security but obedience training for the American public to be more docile when our rights are yanked from us.
My Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses is full of stories like this — and worse — where a black woman has her hair pawed by a blue-shirted goon in the name of “security.” But apparently people still don’t get it.
UPDATED BELOW. TSA Administrator John Pistole seems to have a thing for underpants.
And my breasts. She’s a TSA “team leader” at the Delta TSA checkpoint at LAX. I had to ask her for her first name because her nametag only says “Applewhite” and “team leader.”
As we’ve noted several times, TSA agents often act out of petulance and pique. Because they have absolute power, they can abuse it. And they do.