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Just When You Thought It Was Safe – To Travel By Air…

TUAK so informs us…

Remember, Citizens: It is a federal crime to shout “help, rape,” during your comprehensive physical screening*…

U.S. Airport Pat-Downs Are About to Get More Invasive

While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. Now those options have been eliminated and replaced with a single universal approach. This time, you will notice.The new physical touching—for those selected to have a pat-down—will be be what the federal agency officially describes as a more “comprehensive” physical screening, according to a Transportation Security Administration spokesman.

Denver International Airport, for example, notified employees and flight crews on Thursday that the “more rigorous” searches “will be more thorough and may involve an officer making more intimate contact than before.”

*It actually is.

Is there a NEED for more strict (illegal) searches?  Have more people passed through with ‘inappropriate’ items?  More terrorists or attacks tracked to air travel?


Has Amendment the Fourth been excised from the Bill of Rights?


For the many good things (translation – things of a semi-Constitutional nature) the current President is doing (in comparison to the last guy!), we must remember he is only a Law and Order guy, but he is NOT a libertarian!

He is willing to (attempt to) abolish the Departments of Education and Energy, but not the TSA and Homeland Security.

What does that tell you?

In my mind, more of the same brought to us by George W. Bush and continued (and expanded) by Barack Obama.

(As the President does hold a N.Y. State CCW permit, I think he should continue to push for universal, nation-wide reciprocity.  Then abolish the TSA and let the passengers, ground crew and airline crew deal with the threat of terrorism!  Fewer repeat offenders?)

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


11 thoughts on “Just When You Thought It Was Safe – To Travel By Air…

  1. Kilt + Commando and let them do their ‘best’… 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | March 6, 2017, 12:32 pm
  2. Reason one gazillion and one why I drive…

    I have to say, though, that the one time things got weird I could tell the TSA agents knew it was bogus but felt trapped by their rules and were very polite and professional. I was coming out of Detroit and discovered that hand cream applied before you are randomly swabbed for bomb residue shows positive. That was the first question they asked me – did you use hand cream recently? And the sensor was going off and going off and going off as women came through. Because we are more prone to using hand cream than men in the winter. And the TSA agents were going nuts because they knew what was going on but had to follow protical.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | March 6, 2017, 3:42 pm
    • Well, I am glad it was a generally positive experience, but we shouldn’t have to do any of it.
      That pesky ‘search w/o a warrant’ or even probable cause.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | March 6, 2017, 4:08 pm
      • And that would be the problem. Detroit actually has the most polite and pleasant TSA personell I’ve encountered. But I shouldn’t encounter any. So I drive.

        Posted by ProudHillbilly | March 6, 2017, 5:11 pm
  3. With a total knee replacement, I always set off the metal detector and have to get the pat down. I won’t do the BS “safe” radiation bombardment. If I can’t yell rape, can I moan loudly with pleasure?

    Is it any wonder why I drive cross country rather than fly? I carry my gun on me, I don’t have to kiss the ring of the TSA or the airline’s butt, don’t have to listen to screaming kids, don’t have a smelly passenger next to me and don’t have to deal with rude stewardesses.
    (“flight attendant”? No, you’ll always be a stew to me)

    Posted by KM | March 6, 2017, 3:52 pm
  4. Since Alaskans holding a job precludes driving out of state (distances too far, driving time too long), flying is our only practical option. And TSA knows it. While they’ve been polite at the Anchorage airport for the most part, the whole idea is repulsive, e.g., unwarranted (literally!) searches, and having to prove you’re innocent before being “allowed” to fly. Sigh…

    Posted by Rev. Paul | March 7, 2017, 8:58 am
  5. From the inception of the TSA to date, there have been zero attempts to destroy or hijack a US airliner. How do I know? Audits routinely show the TSA finds about 5% of what the auditors bring. Therefore, by pure math alone, we know if someone had tried it, there’s a 95% chance they would have succeeded. If two people in different airports tried it, it becomes a 99.75% chance one would have succeeded. It gets more likely from there.

    Therefore, like gun control, it is 100% about control.

    Posted by SiGraybeard | March 7, 2017, 10:09 am

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