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November 20, 2010

Oh, the poor baby who just has to work for the TSA


One TSA worker described his work day:
"Molester, pervert, disgusting, an embarrassment, creep. These are all words I have heard today at work describing me, said in my presence as I patted passengers down. These comments are painful and demoralizing, one day is bad enough, but I have to come back tomorrow, the next day and the day after that to keep hearing these comments. If something doesn't change in the next two weeks I don't know how much longer I can withstand this taunting. I go home and I cry. I am serving my country, I should not have to go home and cry after a day of honorably serving my country.

Advice Goddess sets this slob straight:
Sorry, but you're still sexually assaulting me even if the government says it's your job. And it is disgusting and creepy, and worst of all, it's not making us safer, just better-trained at obeying the government.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 20, 2010 5:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

The war on drugs in the 70's and 80's was about pacifying the inner cities where the natives were getting distinctly uppity. The later expansion into the amphetamine business was to get the trailer park trash whites who were starting to look like a threat with the militias. The airport business is about expanding the subservient mindset to the middle class. The reason that all the "terrorist" threats are centered around planes is that airports offer a unique nexus of control of the middle class.

Posted by: Bill Jones at November 20, 2010 5:44 PM

And in further shocking news

P.O.S Politician Lies.

"I'm wildly excited that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats," Sen. McCaskill said.



"And a law enforcement official said that any member of Congress or administration official with a security detail is allowed to bypass security."


Posted by: Bill Jones at November 20, 2010 5:57 PM

If that dipwad doesn't wish to hear those unkind words, QUIT!

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at November 21, 2010 8:27 AM

I wonder what happens if you ask for your screener to put on fresh gloves before your pat-down?

Posted by: Deborah at November 22, 2010 9:11 AM

To betray one's personal moral code under the wish that you are not ultimately responsible is a lie, and the workers that go home and cry know it. Are they the ones that "go Nazi?". We are witnessing an example of Hayek's theory of why the bad rise to the top: carrying out orders that conflict with personal belief. It is a character flaw.

Posted by: Eve at November 30, 2010 5:02 AM