Have the terrorists won? You betcha

One of several succinct commenters on this Reuters news article:

“The rag-heads won, didn’t they? We now have f-ing idiot security people in place who don’t think, invasion of our privacy, a huge organization that has not prevented a damn thing since they were created but have collected cuticle scissors, manicure sets and lots of bottled water and cola. Support no travel day. If successful then it should be upped to once a week. Defund TSA and put the money into research and profiling. Just because we are human doesn’t mean we can’t be smart.”

Ah, but the government doesn’t want us to be smart. Much easier to govern idiots. The connected just show their pass. The unwashed get the pat-down prostate exam.

UPDATE:  Iowahawk’s Ballad of TSA, Comply With Me:

“Comply with me, you domestic coach class bums
If you opt out I’ll just give a shout
To my icy-handed chums
Comply with me, bend over here it comes….

“Don’t crack wise or I’ll ruin your whole day
Please don’t frown when I pat you down
It alerts the CIA
It’s perfectly legal practice except at Gitmo Bay
Comply with me, comply comply
Comply with me, obey, obey, obey!”

0 responses to “Have the terrorists won? You betcha

  1. They forgot cigarette lighters. I lost about five or six of them to TSA and their assorted colleagues…

  2. Snoopy, the TSA was simply concerned about your health. Don’t you that smoking is bad for you?
    (Seriously) “Poll: 4 in 5 support Full-Body Airport Scanners” at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20022876-503544.html?tag=stack

    Actually the current price increases and bad passenger service is what makes me less likely to fly.

  3. Seriously, I never take cBS polls seriously. They probably didn’t bother making sure they were polling people who actually fly a lot.