If you’re of a literary bent, you may already know the following statement. It was famously said by writer Mary McCarthy of fellow writer Lillian Hellman: Continue reading “TSA’s John Pistole shovels the sh*t yet again”
I suppose we can say it till we’re blue in the face and it still won’t make a dent. Continue reading “Another woman detained by TSA over false positive”
Yawn. Just another day in the TSA. Continue reading “Another day, another TSA theft”
A TSA supervisor was caught on film stealing pills from a piece of luggage in Syracuse, New York. Continue reading “TSA supervisor caught stealing from luggage in Syracuse”
As some of us have been saying for years, and taking no end of shit for it from know-nothing observers, it was only a matter of time before the tactics of the TSA moved from the airport to other venues. And now that day is here. Continue reading “TSA-style gropes at Coachella Music Festival”
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You arrive at the airport to fly home from your family vacation, and something goes wrong — terribly wrong — at the TSA screening area.
Continue reading “Is your 15-year-old son a terrorist?”
Proving once again that a bumbling bureaucracy is responsive as long as The Right People are squawking, the TSA has decided to delay implementation of the new rule about knives. Continue reading “TSA postpones new knife rule”
An admirably persistent reporter from WeAreChange.org (not mainstream media, of course) questioned TSA Administrator John Pistole the other day about the strip-search scanners and his euphemistically termed “enhanced patdowns.” Pistole is his usual weaselly self, dancing around questions, faux-caring, and lying. Here’s the video. Continue reading “TSA’s Pistole on invasive patdowns and nude scanners”
As you know, the TSA recently signed a $50 million contract for new uniforms, a contract that some lawmakers are none too happy about, especially with across-the-board budget cuts from the sequester. Continue reading “Blue shirts, red faces: more on TSA uniforms and public embarrassment”
The TSA screening area at Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s B gates isn’t much to look at. It’s a dark, cavernous processing area with well-worn linoleum floors that almost makes you feel like you’re visiting a relative in prison.
Continue reading “Random, unpredictable airport security that’s not always awful? Only in America”