TSA’s New Hands-On Policy
August 25, 2010 by Bob Livingston
If you are flying out of Boston’s Logan International or Las Vegas-McCarran International airports you can expect the heavy hands of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to come down on you.
The TSA has just implemented a more aggressive palms-first, slide down body search technique to properly feel up airline passengers. The new policy replaces the formerly-used almost-as-intrusive back hand patdown.
It’s not enough that TSA agents get to ogle your naked bodies — and those of your kids — via the naked body scanner machines. If you refuse to subject yourself to the radiation of the backscatter naked body scanners you must go through a metal detector and then have a TSA agent paw your most private parts. And if you do subject yourself to harmful radiation and the TSA ogler behind the curtain notices something unusual, you still get to enjoy a full-body mauling.
Frequent flyer Justin Griffin summed up the apparent mood of today’s traveling public when he told the Boston Herald, “The most important thing is to have an effective patdown. If using the back of the hand is less effective, then security trumps niceties.”
Line up sheeple. The herd moves this way. Don’t ask questions; just do as your “benevolent” government demands.
Not flying out of those two airports in the near future? Not to worry. This is just a test as a prelude to implementing the policy nationwide.
We can only guess what the next “safety” procedure will be. Naked flying, anyone?