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The Top 10 Insanities of Airport Security

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Posted on November 19 2010 8:00 am
Diane Schrader, a former television news writer/producer, lives with her family in Los Angeles. She likes a nice cup of tea. Follow her on Twitter.

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The inmates are running this asylum

Here we are, just about to turn the corner into the hap-happiest season of all … kicked off as always with the bus-busiest day of the year at American airports. But air travel in late 2010 is anything but jolly these days.

There are many, many things wrong with our current airport security situation. We’ve got groping, we’ve got leering, we’ve got radiation … and how about Muslim screeners frisking nuns (above)! If we didn’t know better, we might think that Janet Napolitano, (not) affectionately known as Big Sis, and her TSA goonies are actively trying to foment an airport security revolution. I hope to heaven we do revolt, because the situation has gone from ridiculous to dangerous.

There may be one solution to the problem. Did you know that your local airport can opt out of TSA and contract for security with the private sector? Win win win! And there are calls to eliminate the TSA altogether. But until America wakes up and smells the sanity coffee … it’s crazy out there.

10. Show Me the Money

Right out of the gate, a question not being asked by the MSM (naturally) is who is benefiting from the widespread use of these new body scanners? Well, George Soros, of course. We already knew that if it’s detrimental to human liberty, Soros is all for it – now we know that he’s lining his pockets with our shredded freedom, as (at least) some Canadian journalists recognize. (This article also notes the irony in the name of these scanners: Rapiscan. Sounds a little like Rape-a-scan, no?) Anyway, U.S. Congressman John Duncan of Tennessee outed another recipient of body scanner largesse on the House Floor.


9. Coffee, Tea or a Quick Feel

Pilots and flight attendants are pissed, and rightly so. Obviously, they have to fly a lot more than the rest of us, so they’re being exposed to this nonsense on a far more regular basis. Some of them want a biometric system, like a fingerprint card, so they can opt out. And how incredibly stupid is this anyway?  A pilot could walk through a body scanner bare naked and allow every orifice to be closely examined by highly trained TSA personnel – and then proceed to fly his plane into any building he so chose. No less a hero than the renowned Capt. Sully says that the system is a big waste of resources for airline personnel.

Next: The only thing worse than a TSA worker…

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