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Tag: TSA Creepers
  • Abolish the TSA

    The terrorist attacks on September 11th shocked the United States and showed American citizens just how vulnerable we are to acts of terror. We wanted revenge and rightly so, so we demanded our government respond to these terrorist immediately.  But the form of revenge we got is a far cry from what the American people …

  • A Freedom Pat a Day Keeps the Terrorists Away!

     As students at the University of California, San Diego prepared to fly, drive, hitchhike, walk, or crawl to their destinations this past Thanksgiving break, the Young Americans for Liberty at UCSD left them with a little reminder before getting into their desired mode of transportation: the Federal Government is here to keep you safe! The …

  • A mother, her three year old, and the TSA

    While traveling by air last week to see my cousin get married in Kentucky this Saturday, I saw something at the airport that made my blood boil. I was waiting longer than usual on the sterile side of the security checkpoint as TSA officers rescanned my backpack and a smaller bag containing my toiletries separately …

  • A Quick Q&A with the TSA before You Go on Your Way

    In an effort to streamline security at airports, as well as to alleviate the torrent of complaints regarding their rights-killing security measures, the TSA is now trying out another new security measure at Terminal A at Boston’s Logan Airport. This screening will not involve pat-downs or X-rays (if you’re lucky), but will instead be just …

  • Woman grabs TSA agent’s breast at security checkpoint

    Forgive the PG-13 topic, but this one was too good to pass up. Heroic 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae admits to squeezing and twisting a TSA agent’s breast at a Phoenix, Arizona airport security checkpoint. The civilian is now facing a felony charge. Who isn’t facing charges? The government agent who grabbed a 94-year-old woman’s breast and …

  • Victory or Letdown for Liberty?

    The Wall Street Journal reports, in a victory for liberty, that the DC Circuit Court of Appeals announced their decision today that the TSA violated federal law by installing its pornoscanners (as Reason labels them) in US airports.  Unfortunatrly, the TSA’s illegal activity has only been identified as its failure to notify and seek comments …

  • More TSA Terrorism

    The U.S. Department of Molestation…errr…I mean the Transportation Security Administration has saved the day again! This time the brave officers of the TSA stopped the dastardly plans of a 6-year old Kirkland, Washington resident who was carrying…gasp!…a Nintendo DS.  God only knows what havoc such an individual could have wrought with that blue plastic brick …

  • TSA Agent Caught With iPad Stuffed Down His Pants

    I feel safer already: Police have arrested a Transportation Security Administration employee who stole about $50,000 worth of electronics from travelers’ luggage at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Nelson Santiago, 30, of Hollywood, was arrested after an employee with Continental Airlines saw him slip an I-Pad computer out of a suitcase and into his pants …

  • 7 Simple Reasons to Axe the TSA

    Originally published on my blog here. The desire to end the TSA’s infamous abuse is at this point fairly cross-partisan, and anti-TSA sentiment runs particularly high among regular air travelers.  New outrages are a regular feature of the news cycle, but resistance to the Transportation Security Agency is far from universal.  So here, in no …

  • Constitution Watch: The Touchy-Feely TSA

    For the past year, air travelers have had to go through the misery and tension that are TSA screenings. For some that meant one of two options: going through a full body scan, or getting fondled by administrators. Either method subjects the traveller to invasive searches that both violate one’s natural right to privacy, and …