Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TSA Tyranny

"You know why we're doing this"

Yes, we know why. Because you're good little Gestapo agents just "doing your job" and "following orders", right, you Nazi pigs? If a revolution comes I wonder what people will think of those who were "just doing their job" and "following orders"? Perhaps they'll feel that real criminal acts should be punished.

Little Ryan (4 years old) was heading to Walt Disney World for his birthday, when he encountered a nasty piece of human refuse called a TSA screener at the airport:

The boy is developmentally delayed, one of the effects of being born 16 weeks prematurely. His ankles are malformed and his legs have low muscle tone. In March he was just starting to walk.

Mid-morning on March 19, his parents wheeled his stroller to the TSA security point, a couple of hours before their Southwest Airlines flight was to depart.

The boy's father broke down the stroller and put it on the conveyor belt as Leona Thomas walked Ryan through the metal detector.

The alarm went off.

The screener told them to take off the boy's braces.

The Thomases were dumbfounded. "I told them he can't walk without them on his own," Bob Thomas said.

"He said, 'He'll need to take them off.' "

Ryan's mother offered to walk him through the detector after they removed the braces, which are custom-made of metal and hardened plastic.

No, the screener replied. The boy had to walk on his own.

Naturally, Bob Thomas, the boy's father and a police officer, was angry. When he spoke to a supervisor about the incident he was told "You know why we're doing this".

On Friday, TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis said the boy never should have been told to remove his braces.

TSA policy should have allowed the parents to help the boy to a private screening area where he could have been swabbed for traces of explosive materials.

She said she wished Thomas had reported the matter to TSA immediately. "If screening is not properly done, we need to go back to that officer and offer retraining so it's corrected."

Let's see if I understand this right. Forcing 4 year olds to remove their leg braces and then making them walk through a metal detector on their own is not something that a TSA agent would know is wrong without getting more "training"?

These are the idiots "protecting" us from "terrorists"?

And of course no sane person could object to the "proper" procedure of examining a 4 year old for "traces of explosive materials", when obviously it was the metal braces that set off the detector in the first place.

What's next, TSA anal examiners? Oh wait, they've already got those.

Fascist America has arrived, and most of the sheeple don't even realize it, and those that do have an inkling of the situation actually support it.

h/t to The Rogue Jew


  1. Some of us complained about this under Bush, but we didn't resort to Godwin's Law. I remember a mother was told to drink her own breast milk because liquids were okay as long as they tasted it (or so I remember). It's fucking ridiculous, it's individual TSA agents who ought to probably be fired, and it's a completele lack of clear boundaries established by the federal government.

    Nazis? Really? Did they march the kid and his parents off to death camps, the ones I keep hearing conservative wolf-criers sobbing about? It's the same situation as usual, which isn't acceptable, but it's inconvenient more than it is oppression.

    Why not come up with concrete changes and propose them? Getting rid of the policy of taking off our shoes and not installing those stupid scanners would be a start.


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