Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't Touch My Junk!





"Don't touch my junk!" is the new phrase de jure.  Actually the exact phrase was "If you touch my junk I'll have you arrested for sexual assault!"  It was uttered by a young man from San Diego who was undergoing the new "enhanced" airport security measures.  


I stopped flying when you had to take your shoes off before boarding an airplane.  Hey, I make most people take off their shoes before they enter my house but this idiotic requirement to take off your shoes to check them for explosives is asinine.  How many potential shoe bombers have we caught since the practice was put into place? 


 NONE.


Now we have new "enhanced" requirements that the TSA airport screeners use the front of the hand to go around a woman's breast and up and down a man's leg.  I don't know about you but the last time I underwent a "procedure" of that sort was when I was in a gay bar on New Year's Eve.  Back then we called it groping.  And that is what it is today, GROPING.  


The way they keep escalating the invasive security checks it is only a matter of time before everyone will be required to strip to buck ass nude and undergo full cavity searches.  


You think I'm kidding?  I put NOTHING past the stupidity of our government, no matter which political party is in charge.  


Airport security checks are a shame.  They're phony.  It's all cosmetic to make it look like they're doing something when in effect, there is no airport security.  


Osama bin Laden and his henchmen are sitting in their caves now laughing at us.  


The terrorists have won folks.  We're jumping to their tune.  


Now is the time to get serious about airport security and do it the way the Israelis do, check the people waiting in (which they have to do anyway) and look for tell tale signs of a potential terrorist. 


Of course this means the government has to do some real training of TSA employees, not just hire any Jim, Judy or Jack off the street to feel you up at the airport security check.  


Will the government finally get serious?  I don't know.  What I do know is that this new security check isn't going to work.  


All those politicians, especially the Tea Baggers who complain about Big Gubment, here's a real intrusion on your personal liberties. 


Where in the Constitution does it say the government can grope its citizens?  But maybe that's a moot point because the Gubment has been screwing us for a long time.  Just saying.

3 comments:

  1. Ron,

    What the Constitution says about this matter is pretty clear:

    "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

    This is going too far and will accomplish nothing except see which people get the most embarrassed. I am embarrassed by the stupid fools in Washington, especially that Janet Napoitano in her Marie Antoinette 'Let them eat cake" moment when her statement was, "if people don't like it, maybe they shouldn't fly".

    Lar

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  2. I suspect the terrorists indeed have won; there is no stopping terrorism. And I don't know what will work.

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  3. Actually Spo, the passengers on the planes are our best defense now. The only reason the terrorists on 9/11 got away with what they did was because of the element of surprise. We can never be 100% safe under any circumstances. But all the foiled plots since 9/11 have been done by passengers on the planes.

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