Did TSA Turn Off Porno-Scanners to Manipulate Opt-Out Day?

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 10:15 am

Don’t touch my what now? In the week since the biggest travel day of the year, the public attention paid to the TSA’s porno scanners and aggressive groping has plummeted.

The basic story line appears to be that since airports functioned without hiccups from porno scanner opt-outs during the Thanksgiving travel season, the media “overblew” a “false alarm” story. Yet we’re no longer talking about porno scanners and groping because the Thanksgiving holiday passed without incident; no major delays, and even more importantly, no new “don’t touch my junk” videos or similar incidents.

But it was almost too quiet over Thanksgiving…

 

Terrorists Don’t Hate Us for Our Air Travel: Security Theater Gets Another Bad Review

By: Monday November 29, 2010 7:25 pm

The driving force behind Al-Qaeda and related groups acts of terrorism is not a profound hatred of air travel. They don’t deeply despise the Boeing 747. They aren’t driven by the belief that the ability to travel from New York to San Francisco in under 7 hours is affront to God.

They hate America and want to perform acts of terrorism to terrorize the country, regardless the venue. Even if we could magically make domestic air travel 100 percent terrorist proof, something that would not be possible without full body CAT scans or colonoscopies to check every body cavities, it would not make us any safer in the aggregate.

Porno Scan: The Movie

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 7:25 pm

Whenever there is a complicated or confusing issue, you can count on the Taiwanese animators at NMA.tv to explain it in a precise and easy to understand manner.

TSA Administrator Acknowledges “Invasive” Pat-Downs, Screeners

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 1:15 pm

Maybe some are blasé about these changes, but I think it goes to a larger stripping of civil liberties protections for Americans. This is a real and substantive fight over a signature issue, and it’s astonishing to see it waved away in such a cavalier fashion.

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger: Don’t Touch My Wife’s Junk!

By: Tuesday November 16, 2010 2:59 pm

It looks like your average airline passenger isn’t the only one who is balking at the idea of an intense fondling by TSA agents. Everyone’s favorite airplane pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, is majorly pissed off at the blatant invasion of privacy.

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