Did TSA Turn Off Porno Scanners to Manipulate Opt-Out Day?

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 7:39 am

Don’t touch my what now? In the week since the biggest travel day of the year, the public attention paid to the TSA’s porno scanners and aggressive groping has plummeted.

The basic story line appears to be that since airports functioned without hiccups from porno scanner opt-outs during the Thanksgiving travel season, the media “overblew” a “false alarm” story. Yet we’re no longer talking about porno scanners and groping because the Thanksgiving holiday passed without incident; no major delays, and even more importantly, no new “don’t touch my junk” videos or similar incidents.

But it was almost too quiet over Thanksgiving…

Terrorists Don’t Hate Us for Our Air Travel: Security Theater Gets Another Bad Review

By: Monday November 29, 2010 5:07 pm

The driving force behind Al-Qaeda and related groups acts of terrorism is not a profound hatred of air travel. They don’t deeply despise the Boeing 747. They aren’t driven by the belief that the ability to travel from New York to San Francisco in under 7 hours is affront to God. They hate America and [...]

The Nation Attacks John “Don’t Touch My Junk” Tyner

By: Wednesday November 24, 2010 7:50 am

It’s obscene that The Nation published this hit piece. There’s nothing “liberal” about using your platform to launder unsubstantiated attacks by government officials against individual citizens who criticize them. They owe everyone involved an apology, and unless they can provide proof for the claims they make, they should print a retraction.

TSA Gate Grope Demonstration Backfires on Capitol Hill

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 9:21 am

“The dumbest part: they did two pat-down demonstrations – male on male, and female on female,” the House staffer said. And they used a young female TSA volunteer “and in front of a room of 200 people, they touched her breasts and her buttocks. People were averting their eyes. The TSA was trying to demonstrate ‘this is not so bad,’ but it made people so uncomfortable to watch, that people were averting their eyes.”

“They shot themselves in the foot,” the staffer continued.

Terrorist’s Convenient Plot To Use Prosthetic Devices Picked Up After TSA Explodes Cancer Victim’s Urine Bag

By: Monday November 22, 2010 2:31 pm

Well, you’ll forgive some of us for being suspicious that this has more to do with CYA over headlines about the TSA exploding a cancer patient’s urine bag and forcing a breast cancer patient to pull out her prosthetic breast.

TSA Porno Screeners: Giant Boondoggle

By: Monday November 22, 2010 2:13 pm

In short, TSA rushed these things into operation without any evidence that they actually work, or what the impact would be of their new heightened “security” measures. Now, according to the 2011 Homeland Security appropriations request, TSA Chief John Pistole wants money for $500 more porno scanners.

Fact Sheet: Know Your Passenger Rights on TSA Opt-Out Day

By: Monday November 22, 2010 9:42 am

The idea of an Opt-Out day has been picking up steam, and many airline passengers will be refusing to submit to the TSA’s whole body imaging scanners on Wednesday, November 24. But in the wake of conflicting messages coming out of the TSA, travelers are going to be confused about what to expect at TSA security checkpoints. So FDL has put together a handy flier about the scanners and the “enhanced” patdown procedures, which explains your risks and rights in the airport:

Download: Know Your Passenger Rights (PDF)

Dear TSA: What About the Butt?

By: Friday November 19, 2010 12:54 pm

I don’t mean to be vulgar, but as the TSA ratchets up the security theater to new and literally obscene heights, I can’t help thinking about the butt. I’m specifically referring to the ability to smuggle weapons past these security measures using the anal cavity and/or the GI tract. Let’s assume that the new porno [...]

TSA Scanners: Increasing Our Cancer Risk to Protect Us from Harm

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 10:31 am

Sign the Petition: Investigate the TSA, Not John Tyner Help stop TSA’s porno scanners, aggressive groping and abuse of power. Beyond the invasion of privacy problems caused by these x-ray-based airport security “porno scanners,” there are real health concerns. According to Dr. Michael Love, these scanners are going to give some people cancer. From Alternet.org: [...]

Ron Paul Introduces American Traveler Dignity Act, Encourages TSA Opt Out Day

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 7:41 am

Ron Paul introduces legislation that aims to “protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by Federal Transportation Security Administration employees”: The argument from the executive branch is that when you buy a ticket you have sacrificed your rights, and it’s the duty of the government to make us safe.  And that isn’t the cases.  You [...]