TSA Screening

San Diego Traveler says touch my junk … I’ll have you arrested. UPDATE: Video added

Well, it was only a matter of time. But people are pushing back because … for the most part they don’t think this makes them safer. This is just one of the stories on the new TSA pat downs. Steve has posted on it here. But the push back from travelers, flight attendants and pilots continues. HS Secretary Janet Napolitano has asked for cooperation from travelers … but that’s easier said than done. Witness the push back from a San Diego traveler.

UPDATE: Video added:

From San Diego.com:

The 31-year-old Oceanside software programmer was supposed to leave from Lindbergh Field on Saturday morning and until a TSA agent directed him toward one of the recently installed full-body scanners, Tyner seemed to be on his way. Tyner balked. He’d been reading about the scanners and didn’t like them for a number of reasons, ranging from health concerns to “a huge invasion of privacy.” He’d even checked the TSA website which indicated that San Diego did not have the machines, he said in a phone interview Saturday night. “I was surprised to see them,” said Tyner. He also did something that may seem odd to some, manipulative to others but fortuitous to plenty of others for whom Tyner is becoming something of a folk hero: Tyner turned on his cell phone’s video camera and placed it atop the luggage he sent through the x-ray machine. He may not be the first traveler tossed from an airport for security reasons but he could well be the first to have the whole experience captured on his cell phone. During the next half-hour, his cell phone recorded Tyner refusing to submit to a full body scan, opting for the traditional metal scanner and a basic “pat down” — and then refusing to submit to a “groin check” by a TSA security guard. He even told the guard, “You touch my junk and I’m going to have you arrested.”

Then there is the video of a 3 year old girl getting the old once over. As Ed Morrissey notes … bet the TSA was really happy to discover the kid’s father was in the media.

I’m sure TSA must be really happy to have discovered that Daddy works as a television reporter. We can’t know for certain that terrorists wouldn’t use a child as a mule to get explosives or other weapons through airport security, of course. In fact, we’ve seen al-Qaeda use children and the mentally impaired as “suicide” bombers in Iraq, so we know they have no scruples in doing so. Allahpundit noted three days ago that those who complain about those procedures now would have a very different take on the matter if a plane suddenly exploded in mid-air. However, wouldn’t that require the parents of the child (or those posing as parents) to be the actual terrorists? Shouldn’t TSA have taken the whole family aside and questioned Mom and Dad first to see if they got a hint of some ulterior motive?

Here’s one more for the books … now they are checking out “Nuns”? Oh brother, the end is near.

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24 replies
  1. steve06032
    steve06032 says:

    "BIG SIS" term was created by Michael Savage. Drudge credited Dr. Savage at the time and has been using it since.

  2. phil
    phil says:

    Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons…..against unreasonable searches…. Groping Nuns and little girls is reasonable???? We MUST defend ourselves against those who will abuse and overstep their authority! "This used to be America!" Stand up! It still is!!

  3. TomL
    TomL says:

    Here's a video of Napolitano doing the Obama Shuffle when asked about muslim woman wearing burkas being required to do a pat down when they are targeted <a title="http://www.theblaze.com/stories/napolitano-on-muslim-women-pat-downs-more-to-come/&quot; href="http://www.theblaze.com/stories/napolitano-on-muslim-women-pat-downs-more-to-come&quot; rel="nofollow"&gt <a href="http://;http://www.theblaze.com/stories/napolitano-on-muslim-women-pat-downs-more-to-come   ” target=”_blank”>;http://www.theblaze.com/stories/napolitano-on-muslim-women-pat-downs-more-to-come    you'll notice she never answers and takes a question from the otherside of the room so she's not looking at the journalist.

  4. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    Just an observation: It was not a small contingent of toddlers or nuns that flew planes into the WTC bldgs.  If I'm going to be subjected to potentially harmful x-ray screening or state-sponsored molestation (neither of which appeals to me) then, dammit, so should womyn wearing hijabs.  Enough pc.

  5. pauldow
    pauldow says:

    I've written to our chairman of the Senate Homland Security Committee to find out his position is on these naked scanners, and the "enhanced" pat down procedure. Still waiting for a reply. I never received a reply a couple months ago when I wrote to find out what he can do to correct data errors at the El Paso Intelligence Center that causes innocent citizens to be held at gunpoint.

  6. pauldow
    pauldow says:

    I've written to our chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee to find out his position is on these naked scanners, and the "enhanced" pat down procedure. Still waiting for a reply. I never received a reply a couple months ago when I wrote to find out what he can do to correct data errors at the El Paso Intelligence Center that causes innocent citizens to be held at gunpoint.

  7. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I think that Janet Napolitano should subject herself to both the pat down and the full body scanner, and have, at minimum, her scan picture in all its glory, complete with her smiling face (so we know it is her), mounted (I know, bad choice of words) about each scanner station to show her support.

     

    Who says that this job would not suddenly become attractive to perverts anyway?

  8. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I meant "above each scanner".

     

    I agree, pauldow, there have been an extraordinarily high number of server overloads lately.

  9. dbarry
    dbarry says:

    I love the idea of having "Big Sis" in all her glory picture on the scanner! HAH! It was bad enough having to get to the airport 2 hours before the flight so you have to get through security, now it's going to take 3 hours? It's eventually going to be less convenient to fly and the Airline industry is going to die!

  10. Odonna
    Odonna says:

    What happened to equality under the law?  If anyone should be scanned/searched/patted down, it is women in burkas.  If I were a terrorist, of course it would be such a woman I would con into hiding something explosive.  My goodness, you could hide that bottle of gel or whatever under the veil, or in your hair, where you don't get patted.  This is not rocket science, just insanity. 

  11. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    That transatlantic boat trip is looking more attractive every day.  Dims, you're too much!!! :)  – how many words was that?????  Yikes, I just directed a comment at Dims…FORGIVE ME :O

  12. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    That transatlantic boat trip is looking more attractive every day.  Dims, you're too much!!! :)  – how many words was that?????  Yikes, I just directed a comment at Dims…Oh no, FORGIVE ME :O

  13. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    If it weren't for the American flag in the background of the last photo, I would think that this nun was in an airport in Pakistan.  Really?  To have a muslim TSA worker pat-down a Catholic nun?  Is this to scream, "SEE?  We're not profiling muslims!"  Now, that photo is a slap in the face.

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