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Blog calls for men to wear kilts, sans underpants, to protest TSA screenings

You want to feel up my junk, mister air security worker? Let me help you with that. That’s the basic idea behind a clever twist to the “National Opt-Out Day” campaign, which seeks to backlog the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) with as many forced frisks as possible on Nov. 24.…

Maddow: Recess-appoint Erroll Southers to TSA

On Thursday evening MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show featured an exclusive interview with the Obama administration’s former pick to run the Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers, his first interview since withdrawing his name from consideration. Maddow talks with Mr. Southers, who she refers to as “A man who I would…

TSA worker plants white powder baggie on traveller as a joke

Agent was contraband detection trainer; ‘no longer employed’ at TSA These days, joking about anything illegal while in an airport security line will likely land you in a holding cell, and might even result in criminal charges. But this column from the Philadelphia Inquirer has some wondering whether that rule…

Stephen Colbert: TSA should give all young Muslims involuntary colonoscopy

In a desultory rant Tuesday night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert jabbed conservatives who are promoting racial profiling and more radical techniques after the failed Christmas bomb plot against a commercial jetliner. “Every time a young Muslim man arrives at the airport, the TSA should respectfully take him aside and give…

DeMint: ‘Unionization’ a threat to airport security

Update at bottom: GOP may share some blame on TSA ‘ineptness’ Republican senator Jim DeMint used the attempted attack on a airplane bound for Detroit as an excuse to voice opposition to unions. Absent any other television guests interested in countering Senator DeMint’s assertions, Fox News provided him a national…

Nothing To Fear But Your Intrusive Government Scaring You

More competent totalitarian creeping, please. The post-9/11 airline watch list that is supposed to keep terrorists off of airplanes has swelled to more than 1 million names, including at least one investigative reporter who had been critical of the Transportation Security Agency, which maintains the watch list. CNN’s Drew Griffin…

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