TSA: Screen Me

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010

Whilst at airline security a man from California, enroute to South Dakota for a hunting trip, had what we call in the UK a “strop” (it’s what toddlers do when they’re having a hissy fit and when applied to an adult implies they are somewhat juvenile and pathetic).

It being 2010, the guy taped the whole incident and it’s now gone viral. The Transportation Security Administration, in its defence, has said it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.

YES, EVERYONE GETTING ON A FLIGHT MUST BE SCREENED. Is this man trying to win Muppet Of The Year? Quite frankly strip search us all to high heaven if it means we’re not knocking on heaven’s door because a terrorist has blown up the plane we’re on.

The man’s first objection, before the whole “pat down” drama, was about basically an X-Ray machine. The machines will cut down queues (a good thing at airports) and are so not a big deal. They can’t save or print the images. They blur your face.

I cannot even believe this is a topic for complaint. The TSA, which has access to intelligence information that we don’t, is there doing its job to deter terrorists. LET THEM GET ON WITH IT.