TSA to force people through scanners

As many people have discovered from the latest news, the Department of Homeland Security has suddenly decreed publicly what anyone with reasonable observational skills knows they've been planning from the get-go:  that the TSA will, at whim, force passengers through the strip-search scanners. I repeat that this has been the plan from the beginning. I said more »


Media continue to pamper the TSA

The more you read, the less you know. News coverage of the Transportation "Security" Administration routinely accepts premises that are ridiculously exaggerated, breathlessly framing stories around falsehoods and fantasies. And here we go again, with a story in the Tampa Tribune about the legal travails of TSA officers who are suing the agency over its supposedly unfair employment more »

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Head of TSA John Pistole stepping down in December

John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration for the past four years, announced today that he will retire at the end of 2014.  Mainstream media have long fallen over themselves helping Pistole disseminate half-truths, spin, and baldfaced lies about the TSA. Nothing is different today. Indeed, the press is being totally consistent, praising Pistole to more »

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NYT survey on Pre-Check

The New York Times is doing a survey on people's experiences with Pre-Check.  We've already written about the boondoggle of Pre-Check so many times I'm not going to repeat it yet again. Go to this link if you want to take the more »

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TSA and DHS, making a list, checking it twice

We've only been saying it for years.  In the United States of Homeland, the government keeps lists. Lists of "good guys" and "bad guys." We aren't allowed to know who's on those lists, how they got on, why they got on, if they're on in error, or how they can get off. If they're even on, more »

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Doing it right: man refuses TSA screening after flight

Stop whatever you're doing and watch this.  A magnificent video of an airline passenger interacting with TSA officers at Denver International Airport last Saturday. Kahler Nygard flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Denver, but TSA clerks in Minneapolis missed the "SSSS" on his boarding pass -- they failed to do the "enhanced" genital massage required by their own protocols. more »

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I think we need to start calling it the TSA(W)

The TSA has a long list of failed programs and initiatives, about which we've written many times.  From the SPOT program to the FAST program to the BDO program to Pre-Check to the incessant defense of the indefensible, The TSA tried the puffer machines, then withdrew them from airports. Then they a blew massive chunk of public money more »


DA won’t prosecute fake TSA agent who groped women

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 more »

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The Lobby of the Tulsa Airport Is Not Fallujah

Thousands Standing Around director John Pistole is at it again.  He wrote a letter to the editor this week to ooze the usual butthurt nonsense, most of which I won't bother with. Read it yourself, if you feel the need, and bring something fragrant to mitigate the odor. But the piece of Pistole's letter that made me more »

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