By Sam Foster & Left Coast Rebel
It seems that the TSA is only more brazen because of the recent spotlight, and, incredibly, doubling down in their Nanny Government Knows Best mentality.
Here's another point of just that all the way from the top, The Hill reports:
Pat-down techniques are so thorough that they would have thwarted the suspected Christmas Day bomber, who allegedly hid an explosive device in his underwear, the head of the TSA told senators on Tuesday.One can assume that "so thorough" from the TSA chief means what we think it does - as in feeling-up breasts, genitalia and the general inhumanity of it all. And who's to say that groping would have stopped the Christmas panty-bomber, anyway? And even if it had, does that negate American's rights being violated?
In response to a growing rash of public ire about new pat-downs and in anticipation of the large amount of airline travel expected on Thanksgiving next week, John Pistole, the head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that the new search methods were an essential component to ensuring airport security.
The message from TSA top brass is clear --- no matter what all of you peons think as your rights and privacy are potentially violated...move along...shut up...it's for your own good!
On the other hand, at least TSA Director John Pistole didn't say that "Nobody likes to have their 4th Amendment violated but we're going to do it anyway."
Updated: We haven't even had the chance here at LCR to note the Gizmodo article that proves that the Feds are not destroying naked scanner images, as they promised they would do. A courthouse in Florida apparently stored 35,000 such images.
Here's video from Gizmodo: