As some of you know, I quit flying and announced the fact on Tom Sullivan’s national radio show. Channel 10 covered the “protest.” There were only three of us at the Sacramento International Airport, and I was not posturing. I’m completely serious.
I’ve already looked into booking passage on ocean freighters as an alternative to flying internationally: http://www.seatravelltd.co.uk/
The following piece from Brasscheck offers that the sexual humiliation TSA routinely inflicts on the public is similar to what Nazis did to Jews as they were being loaded onto trains. Mark G says that’s not true. I can see how that might be exaggerated, but I don’t think it’s surprising that the Nazis would check people for guns, and when drunk men get too close to women, weird things can happen. I’ll solicit a response from Mark G, whose opinions I respect. I kind of like to think the Nasties did it because if they didn’t, that would make TSA more debased than them.
In any case, I disdain the practices of TSA whether or not any of that is true.
The Texas legislature is apparently the only lawmaking body that has even tried to stand up to TSA in some meaningful way. We can only hope that the other wimpy states follow:
Texas Republican Dan Patrick had the brass balls to propose legislation that would make it a crime for TSA agents to sexually molest pasengers. Unfortunately, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst intervened and saved the molesters from harm.