I just don’t even know what to SAY about the recent “safety measures” TSA agents are taking. If you’re sitting at your computer thinking “What TSA Safety Measures?”, dude, you really need to get offa farmville.
Before I get too far into it, I just want to remind you all that With THIS administration, it’s critical to remember that while all focus is on ONE hand, who is keeping an eye on the other? Everyone is wigging out over this, and rightfully so – this is MORE than an invasion of privacy. This is borderline sexual assault. But, with all focus on the TSA issue, what else is going on?
This video will explain everything you need to know. It might be a LITTLE “long”, but totally worth the watch:
Ah. Anyways. One of the very first things we learned in law school was “probable cause” and “reasonable suspicion”. Without probable cause or reasonable suspicion, a proper search cannot be conducted. And you don’t even have to GO to law school to know that. That does, however, open the door for “profiling”, but screw that. “Profiling” is a loaded word. What is “profiling”? Associating certain character traits, race, religion, etc… with various activities? Stereotyping? No, really, if anyone can tell me why “profiling” is a bad thing, I’m totally open to listening.
Seriously, does that kid look like a goddamn terrorist? Would it be a safe bet to “profile” the kid and assume that there is no reason to sweat it? (aside from the obvious inconveniences of flying with a child, like puke and crying)
Well – it’s clear that the government does “profile”. Only in their favour. Because it totes makes sense that a three-year-old child would have to go through a TSA molestation session; but some twat in a burka (or hijab) is exempt.
Muslims seek special treatment to elude TSA groping
Article: Washington Times
The Department of Homeland Security reportedly is giving special exemptions to their “enhanced pat-down” policy to Muslim women wearing the hijab or other form-concealing garments.
Last week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a “travel advisory” noting that women who are patted down “should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down.” It’s unclear why CAIR believes TSA frisking must be Shariah-compliant.
Good thing I’ve GOT me a hijab – just in case I decide to travel. I can wear that thing on my face, look like a total douchebag, and save myself a lot of trouble and time! All with one magical piece of cloth!
If you happen to be one of the MANY MANY MANY people in America who plan to travel this holiday season, http://www.optoutday.com/ might be something to either… plan around to avoid massive holdups, or participate in to avoid a public groping and molestation.
What say you, loyal readers?