Under the watchful eye of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, air travel through airports has turned into a harrowing experience for thousands of travelers and airline employees.
That would be the innocent souls who simply wish to get from Point A to Point B, and whom are shocked to learn that, in order to do so, one must be exposed to sexual assault and abuse at the hands of psychopaths working for TSA.
Just because we’re forbidden from showing aÂ sense of humorÂ while we’re being pawed and groped by these folks doesn’t mean they don’t have any themselves. Whoever came up with the gag that federal bureauweenies can keep us safer than the airlines themselves must be aÂ laughÂ a minute. But I’m forgetting: the point isn’t security, it’s creating unionÂ jobsÂ for government employees. (Moonbattery)
Charges of genital groping and fondling are being leveled by prudent travelers trying to get an early start on that Thanksgiving trip to grandma’s, most of whom said travelers are not particularly in the mood for sexual foreplay.
Laura: So muslims and only muslims get to dictate how they are to be searched. The rest of us must be searched all over, have our privacy violated and have no say in the matter. The sick irony is that the very people who are responsible for terrorism are the ones who are getting preferential treatment, who won’t be thoroughly searched while the rest of the innocent population is forced to undergo humiliating body searches. This is Alice Through the looking glass.
And if these hijab clad muslim women have something hiding below the head and neck area, its just the tough luck of the rest of the innocent passengers. Meanwhile nuns are being patted down but I expect that the TSA will cave in to CAIR and avoid patting down muslim women. It’s an outrage. And if muslim women are given preferential treatment, then EVERYONE else should refuse to be patted down.
As reported at CNN.Com, in part:
A growing pilot and passenger revolt over full-body scans and what many consider intrusive pat-downs couldn’t have come at a worse time for the nation’s air travel system.Thanksgiving, the busiest travel time of the year, is less than two weeks away.
Grassroots groups are urging travelers to either not fly or to protest by opting out of the full-body scanners and undergo time-consuming pat-downs instead.
Such concerns prompted a meeting Friday of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano with leaders of travel industry groups.
Napolitano met with the U.S. Travel Association and 20 travel companies “to underscore the Department’s continued commitment to partnering with the nation’s travel and tourism industry to facilitate the flow of trade and travel while maintaining high security standards to protect the American people,” the department said in a statement.
Industry leaders are worried about the grassroots backlash to Transportation Security Administration security procedures. Some pilots, passengers and flight attendants have chosen to opt out of the revealing scans.
While the meeting with Secretary Napolitano was informative, it was not entirely reassuring,” the U.S. Travel Association said in a statement
There’s a shocker: “Meeting with Napolitano was was not entirely reassuring.”
What else should one expect from a cabinet member who holds her high post in deference to Affirmative Action quotas, rather than proven ability?
The even larger question to ponder: Where is the leadership from President Obama during a crisis with such huge implications for a vital segment of the economy and homeland security?
Dithering in Japan?
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, ‘clean and sober’ since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable! Writing is his passion. He loves creating lively copy with irony and humor!