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The Genius of the TSA

As regular readers know, we've often lauded the genius of the TSA. But we aren't alone. We have allies all over the place, including in Hollywood.  Thanks to the brilliant Key & Peele, we now have an even greater understanding of the genius of the TSA. Or "the wily TSA." Or "these mothers of devils." Enjoy. (H/T to ...read more »

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Jetsetting Terrorist flies right into our hearts

"I'm a convicted terrorist. I fly a lot. And the TSA won't leave me alone."  That's the opening statement from new friend-of-the-blog Jetsetting Terrorist, who's being added to our list of fun-loving, snarky, witty civil liberties provocateurs similar to our buddy Jason Harrington at Taking Sense Away. Sorry it's taken me so long to publicize this guy's ...read more »

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TSA and Rubik’s Cube

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Rubik's Cube.  It's today's Google doodle. And as you can see, it's a potential Terroristy Thing to the TSA. (Photo courtesy of this place)read more »

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Derailment Bingo: TSA Abuse Edition

Have you noticed that comment board trolls are, well, repetitive and boring as they try to derail conversations about the abuse that TSA metes out to its victims? The next time you have to wade through a comment section full of TSA cheerleaders trying to score points by shouting "9/11" in response to the latest ...read more »

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TSA’s new All Surround Security

Today marks a milestone. Another year has passed since we reported on the TSA's 50-million-dollar new uniform budget. You'll recall that it was the source of some controversy, though in the end, $50 million is a drop in the bucket of this agency's $8 billion annual budget. Still, a penny saved is a penny earned. And the TSA, ...read more »

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Person claiming to be from TSA threatens videographer

It's a truism that bureaucrats have no sense of humor. (If you doubt this, you've missed the boat somewhere along the way; but perhaps you can still learn. To wit.) A gadfly named Kelly Blackwood hosts a YouTube channel called Off The Hook Television. He posts videos on everything from Frank Zappa to South Park to ...read more »

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If you look away from this, you’re probably a terrorist. Maybe.

My ex-wife made up a game to play at the airport. She called it "Make Up A Life." It was a simple game: one person picks a fellow traveler out of the crowd and the other must spin a plausible background narrative. My answers were notoriously fantastic ("Oh, that's Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands; she's headed to ...read more »

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A gift to TSA headquarters

Our buddy at Taking Sense Away has a new post up, which he's given us permission to cross-post here: Almost any TSA screener will tell you (in hushed tones, at least) that one of the more frustrating aspects of the day-to-day rigmarole is having to field questions from smart passengers who demand to know what kind ...read more »

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Taking Sense Away (TSA) keeps on trucking

Friend of the blog NJR, about whom I wrote on December 18, 2012, is on a roll. This guy is hilarious (in a good way, not in the way that the TSA is hilarious). And because he's a former screener, he has more authority when it comes to telling you what we critics have been telling ...read more »

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