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  1. Dallas says:

    Those comments on Boing Boing are hysterical.

  2. speedbump says:

  3. GetSmart says:

    The “gropee” in the picture above resembles Mr. Bill, the playdough man from Saturday Night Live. Appropriate.

  4. msbpodcast says:

    TSA the gift that keeps on giving…

    Seriously, they’re succeeding at killing the appeal of the aviation industry’s large carriers.

    The TSA will single handedly succeed where draconian oil prices failed.

    Don’t worry about Boeing, Airbus, Locheed Martin, EADS or COMAC (the last two are Russian and Chinese competitors,) going out of business though.

    There are lots of military contracts to be had and plenty of private aviation business like FedEx, UPS, DHL and several other parcel services which will survive this implosion.

    Between the radiation hazards of the scanners and the humiliation at the hands of semi-simian screeners, look for airport expansion to suddenly stop as airline travel loses all of its appeal.

    Eventually the value of the runway will be as “tabula rasa” development land. Too bad its going to be toxic for decades unless they burn off the “skid marks”.

  5. Greg Allan says:

    I’m not jumping on the reactionary hysteria bus about the TSA. I’ve been frisked a bunch of times in international airports … it’s no big deal.

    What bugs me more is the “terror profiteering” that privatization of government services has given us.

  6. Rabble Rouser says:

    Sometimes I wish someone would frisk me. It might get the ol’ blood flowing again.

  7. bobbo, Fun or FUD, does it make any difference says:

    Its a bit suspect as the “odds” are from “calculating” the xray exposure rather than actually MEASURE it? Nonetheless:

    “While the risk of getting a fatal cancer from the screening is minuscule, it’s about equal to the probability that an airplane will get blown up by a terrorist, he added. “So my view is there is not a case to be made for deploying them to prevent such a low probability event.”

    http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/11/16/5477568-are-airport-x-ray-scanners-harmful

  8. Daniel says:

    On the upside, high speed rail will be in high demand.

  9. llsee says:

    Shut up Slaves!

  10. Nobody says:

    @Daniel
    You think there wont be the same sort of checks?

    A psycho knifed someone on a Canadian greyhound bus last year and there were immediate calls for airport style security at every bus stop

  11. Gasbag says:

    How about killing two birds with one stone and give people breast and prostate exams at the sometime 😛

  12. N74JW says:

    Trains good, planes bad (Whoo hoo!)

  13. Nobody says:

    @Greg “I’ve been frisked a bunch of times in international airports ..it’s no big deal”

    Although if you are a senator, I think you have to resign

  14. Barimba says:

    @msbpodcast: EADS is not a Russian company (ok, Russians bought just a 5% stake).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EADS

  15. diane says:

    for a good time take a flight!
    I think we should all relax and ask for more groping with our coach class tickets. I’m all for casual petting at airports. Now, if ONLY they’d allow me to pick the TSA bimbo/jimbo to feel me up, and I’d be a happy girl.

  16. Mr Fog says:

    TSA? Or T&A?

  17. Counterweight says:

    http://cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/15/politics/main7057902.shtml

    If you believe CBS News (and not even Dab Rather does, anymore) 80% of us LOVE being scanned nekkid.

  18. noname says:

    Someone should graffiti cabs, buses trans and the airports with this stuff!!

  19. Publius says:

    They started to grope citizens at the airports. I did not say anything, for I do not fly much.

    Then they groped citizens at the train stations. I did not say anything, for I do not ride trains much.

    Then they groped citizens at the city, state, and federal government buildings. I did not say anything, for I do not enter government buildings much.

    Then one day I had need to enter a government building, but to my dismay I discovered I was no longer permitted to enter government buildings. They would take care of government for me, they said, and they told me I should just return home, and be happy and safe in their care. They told me many people are just like me, not to worry.

    They told me I could also try to apply for a waiver at the county government building next door.

  20. noname says:

    # 20 Publius,

    Excellent, someone who knows some relevant history!

    First they came…

  21. chris says:

    #20 Look dude,

    After 9/11 this was on the news. Many people, edited together in quick bursts; message: we give up to intrusive experiences for a feeling of safety.

    Why do you guys only wake up when a Democrat is in the White House?

    US citizens and European nationals were held for years without charge or trial semi-openly during W’s tenure, but a pat-down crosses the line…

    Excuse me for finding that foolish. If you care about actual stuff that goes past political rhetoric you should be engaged continually.

    The real issue is to define the problem. TSA says a feel up is necessary. There should be somebody independent who can figure out if this claim is true.

    At least we aren’t as bad as Great Britain, they are light years ahead of us in paranoia.

  22. JimD says:

    The Agents of the Titty Squeezing Agency (TSA) have also become GONAD GROPERS (TSA/GG)!!! And soon, they will also become RECTUM REAMERS (TSA/GG/RR)!!! Well, maybe they could combine that with a COLONOSCOPY, so Americans would have the lowest rates of COLON CANCER in the World !!!

  23. Number 24 says:

    #6 Did they touch your junk?

  24. Counterweight says:

    #24 – Pay no attention to Greg Allan. He’s confusing being frisked with the new enhanced feel ups … err … pat downs.

  25. Mr Fog says:

    I read somewhere today that since the terrorists took out the Oklahoma Federal building with a vehicle full of explosives and prior to 9-11 they tried to take out the WTC with a van full of explosives, that Napolitano has told TSA to draw up plans to perform random ID checks and enhanced gropings or naked modeling on all interstate highways. It’s for our own safety! (Pass it on… it COULD be true if I hadn’t made it up!)

  26. Goodsound says:

    The TSA is just selling it wrong.
    They need to have signs that say
    “Free CT Scan This line”
    or “Enter here for FREE Full Body Massage”

  27. JimD says:

    #27 Unfortunately, TSA “Full Body Massages” don’t come with a “Happy Ending” !!! Maybe you need to off a $50 Tip ?

  28. The0ne says:

    hahgaha, great sign! Made my day 😀

  29. captain jack says:

    TSA = Tit Sqeezing Allowed


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