Sunday, November 14, 2010

The most important thing you'll read today

Update: here's a great summary of the backlash generated in the wake of this issue. You're welcome.

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If you're a believer in personal freedom, read this and send the author your message of support.

I've been through one of the new whole-body scanners at Logan airport. It was either that or enjoy a handjob from a 300-lb TSA agent/bagboy. Have you heard about this? TSA agents now cup your meat as part of the patdown process.
Folks, most mariners travel using one-way tickets bought on short notice. This means 100% "additional screening."

Anyhow, if you're on the fence about clicking above, the author refused to go through the whole body scanner, opting for the metal detector and pat-down. He was informed that the frisky agent was going to check his oil, so to speak, and very politely refused, questioning the crossing of a line between a personal search and sexual assault.


Very awesome. Proving, again, that the government will take our freedoms away only when we allow them to do so.

4 comments:

Weer'd Beard said...

If I have to fly in the near future I'm going to refuse the scanner, and ask the gentleman to look me in the eye when he touches my Hog.

Also hearing that TSA bullshit of "We will start on your inner thigh and work our way up to your lower torso", I want them to say "I am touching your penis now, sir..."I am now touching your scrotum..." ect.

The scanners are for THEIR convenience. If I'm going to be made to feel dirty and violated, I want to spread the wealth around.
*Spit*

Paul, Dammit! said...
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Paul, Dammit! said...

I'm taking a page out of my insane Brazilian brother-in-law's book. If I have to fly, I'll request the pat down and sexually harass the TSA guy. So far, this is what I've got:
"You have such soft hands."
"Ooooh, I love a man in uniform."
"Sweetheart, it doesn't bite. Grab it, don't rub it."

I figure if I'm going to get ye olde reach around anyhow, I'm going to share the misery.

November 16, 2010 1:36 PM

tugster said...

i think we should all go over to the naturist side, fly nekkid, and maybe the airline marketeers could market "the friendly skies" differently.