Meaningless Security Theater Officials Continues to Harass Americans Critical of Meaningless Security Theater
By marfdrat on January 7, 2013
The TSA is a colossal government-spending boondoggle that’s not keeping us safe. Here’s another example of how they harass journalists that criticize their useless shenanigans.
Traveling to New York to appear on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Jones had already showed his ID as he approached the metal detector. Jones and colleague Rob Dew noticed that a large number of people across all age ranges were not removing their shoes as they walked through the metal detector. The x-ray body scanners were not in use.
By marfdrat on September 4, 2012
We’ve known for some time now that most, if not all, of the TSA’s security theater regimen was pointless and a huge waste of taxpayer dollars. Paul Joseph Watson at InfoWars reports on the TSA’s latest time- and money-wasting tactic: testing drinks that were purchased after passengers went through security screenings.
By marfdrat on August 13, 2012
I think this explains why the security theater of the TSA has become so ridiculous.
Scientists note that fear of terrorism makes people stupid.
As I’ve repeatedly noted, FBI agents and CIA intelligence officials, constitutional law expert professor Jonathan Turley, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post have all said that U.S. government officials “were trying to create an atmosphere of fear in which the American people would give them more power”.
By marfdrat on January 11, 2012
If you haven’t heard of Bruce Schneier, he’s pretty well-known for regularly skewering the Transportation Safety Administration for its general uselessness in “preventing additional terror attacks.” Schneier maintains that the TSA is mostly a giant money-wasting government boondoggle that gives the air-traveling public not safety, but security theater. I’m with him on the security theater part – it’s all for show, and they haven’t detected a single terrorist yet. They have, however, confiscated a lot of toys, cupcakes, pocket knives, and pocket change.
By marfdrat on December 26, 2011
The security theater continues to be the theater of the absurd. (from Newser)
One sign the TSA has officially gone overboard: One of its agents deemed a Massachusetts woman’s cupcake a security threat. Rebecca Hains says she was moving through security at a Las Vegas airport on Wednesday when a TSA agent took her aside and explained that the cupcake’s frosting was “gel-like,” violating the TSA’s restrictions on liquids and gels and making it a security risk.
By marfdrat on November 18, 2011
The TSA has become the subject of derision from the traveling public, and rightly so: aside from groping children, women and little old ladies wearing incontinence briefs, the TSA has built a gigantic and ineffective bureaucracy (but then, is there really any other kind?), and is busy wasting billions of dollars.
By marfdrat on June 26, 2011
They reach deep into their bag of passenger-humiliating security theater tricks. From Northwest Florida:
A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.
By marfdrat on June 22, 2011
From Howard Portnoy, in the Hot Air Green Room:
Houston, you’ve got a problem. Every airport does, and it goes by a familiar name: TSA theft.
In the case of Houston, the problem was Transportation and Security Administration agent Karla Renee Morgan, who decided to augment her salary by helping herself to the contents of passengers’ luggage as it passed through her security checkpoint.
By marfdrat on December 25, 2010
A Sacramento-based airline pilot posted a video on YouTube of what he deemed to be flaws in the TSA’s security processes. Namely, he was concerned about the fact that passengers and crew are subjected to the Draconian scan-and-grope procedures, while ground crew personnel are able to access secure areas of the airport by only swiping an ID card. As thanks for pointing out these issues, the TSA is investigating him.
By marfdrat on November 23, 2010
Thomas Sowell wrote a great column (I saw it at Human Events) about the TSA’s new security theater parading as airport security. He says “grope and change” is just a manifestation of a bigger problem, one that Edmund Burke wrote about more than two centuries ago: new people with new power. “New power” is certainly be exercised in spades by the Obama (DfOaLG*) administration. Sowell catalogues some of their dalliances: