by the Left Coast Rebel
Why didn't I think of this? It never fails to amaze how creative Americans can be, in defiance of a tyrannical, patriarchal, out-of-control government.
Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic writes:
By the way, it is the official position of Goldblog that everyday is opt-out day. There's no need to wait until November 24th. But come November 24th, here's an idea you might try to make the day extra-special. It's a one-word idea: Kilts. Think about it -- if you're a male, and you want to bollix-up the nonsensical airport security-industrial complex, one way to do so would be to wear a kilt. If nothing else, this will cause TSA employees to throw up their hands in disgust. If you want to go the extra extra mile, I suggest commando-style kilt-wearing. While it is probably illegal to fly without pants, I can't imagine that it's illegal to fly without underpants. I If you are Scottish, or part Scottish, or know someone who is Scottish, or eat Scottish salmon, or enjoy Scotch, or have a vestigial affection for "Braveheart" despite Mel Gibson, you can plausibly claim some sort of multicultural diversity privilege -- the term "True Scotsman" refers to soldiers who honor their tradition and heritage by wearing kilts without drawers underneath. (This photo illustrates the possible consequences of the "True Scotsman" kilt-wearing very well.
Goldblog didn't post the photo linked above demonstrating the "possible consequences of the "True Scotsman" kilt" (i.e. "commando"). It is true - a red-blooded Scot dons the kilt without undies.
I have no shame, therefore I will show the picture:
I have an idea, too (sorry, ladies in the audience, this is kinda gross). Guys - don a kilt, go commando and make sure that you don't shower for a week or more, just to 'enhance' the experience for the TSA rent-a-gropes.
What do you think?
Update: Nick from JustMyOpinion.com writes:
I'm kinda wondering what the "authorities" (airport security, rent-a-cops, rent-a-gropes, etc.) would do if you stripped down to your underwear before going through airport security. Personally, I don't have a big problem with mass public [near-]nudity, as long as it's the standard, and it would be preferable to potentially large doses of radiation, and/or random people groping everyone. As far as I know, stripping down to your underwear would not be considered public indecency, and it would be hard to justify groping or scanning someone who was already nearly nude. Of course, you'd want to do this in the public area, to minimize the opportunity for abuse without witnesses.I would have to get a tan!