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TSA to expedite airport security screening for $100 fee

Those who wish to avoid body scanners and pat-downs at airports can pay $100 to opt into a Transportation Security Administration expedited security screening program. “It’s pay to play,” aviation analyst Michael Boyd said on MSNBC. “I don’t know how much it is going to do for security, but is…

TSA defends calling cupcake a ‘security threat’

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it was right to confiscate a cupcake late last year because terrorists are creating “novel explosives disguised as common, everyday items.” In a posting on “The TSA Blog” Monday, Bob Burns wrote that the red velvet cupcake confiscated from Rebecca Haines, a 35-year-old university…

TSA confiscates cupcake as ‘security threat’

A 35-year-old university professor was forced to surrender her cupcake to TSA officials at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Wednesday on grounds that it posed a potential “security threat.” According to MSNBC.com, the security officer said that the frosting on the red velvet cupcake was enough like a…

Parody video: Grandma got indefinitely detained now

Arab-American comedian Remy Munasifi, who has lampooned everything from “Occupy Wall Street” to the debt ceiling debt, uploaded a video to YouTube on Monday that parodies the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and indefinite detention. The parody music video is based on the goofy Christmas tune “Grandma Got Run Over by…

TSA complaints prompt calls for on-site advocates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two New York politicians urged the Transportation Security Administration on Sunday to provide passenger advocates on site at airport screenings after four elderly women complained of intrusive searches by security agents in recent months. Senator Charles Schumer and State Senator Michael Gianaris told Homeland Security Director…

Cain says TSA profiling isn’t like ‘driving while black’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain insisted Sunday that allowing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to profile airline passengers was different than “driving while black.” During a CNN debate earlier this month, Cain proposed a policy which he called “targeted identification” to find terrorists at airports, something most people call racial…

Report: TSA agent fired for hateful comments about Muslims

An ABC News affiliate in Chicago reported yesterday that a baggage screener for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been fired after authorities discovered that his Facebook page contained hateful, violent language against Muslims and elected U.S. officials. Among his comments, officer Roy Egan wrote, “Islam is a cult that…

TSA punishes employee for leaving note about woman’s vibrator

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Wednesday that an employee had been punished after leaving a note for an American writer encouraging her to “get your freak on,” seemingly in response to discovering a vibrator in the woman’s luggage. “TSA quickly launched an investigation and identified the employee responsible,” a…

Blogger claims TSA agent found vibrator in her luggage, and left a note

A feminist blogger traveling to Dublin, Ireland recently made an unsettling discovery in her luggage: a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent had searched the bag and found her vibrator, and apparently felt inspired enough to leave a handwritten note. “GET YOUR FREAK ON GIRL,” the alleged agent wrote. It’s…

Texas Gov. Perry adds anti-TSA groping bill to special session

A bill that would restrict Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers from conducting pat-down searches at airport security checkpoints will return in the Texas legislature’s next special session thanks to Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, the latest Republican to flirt with a possible presidential run in 2012, selected the bill for the…

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