Skip to comments.Just Don't Fly: Where Might the TSA Take Us Next?
Posted on 11/24/2010 1:41:50 AM PST by Scanian
"Don't fly." That's Janet Napolitano's answer to those who oppose the regime of poke and grope that is today's Transportation Safety Agency. America is, after all, a land of choices. When you arrive at the airport, you can allow some complete stranger to irradiate you with a device that allows the operator to see you naked. Or you can allow some friendly security agent to put hands in places where they have no business. Or you can drive.
Before you jump out of line and into your car, however, be warned that you can be fined up to $11,000 for changing your mind at the airport. After all, we wouldn't want terrorists with hand grenades walking away from the screening area when they realize that all the rumors about metal detectors and such are true. If you're going to take Secretary Napolitano's advice, be sure you opt not to fly before you reach the airport.
The problem with this "If-you-can't-stand-the-pat-down-get-out-of-the-terminal" attitude lies in its future. For now, Janet Napolitano says "if people want to travel by some other means, they have that right." That seems reasonable enough on the surface, but is air travel the only option vulnerable to this sort of reasoning.
Let's imagine a really nasty scenario. Terrorists identify several particularly important rail corridors, perhaps ones that carries large amounts of coal to power plants. They smuggle explosives onto several passenger trains and detonate those bombs at critical spots on the railroad grid. Result? Perhaps hundreds of people are killed, but also rail transportation is severely compromised until repairs can be completed. In response, the Department of Homeland Security extends the TSA airport protocols to Amtrak stations.
If you don't like it, don't take the train. After all, rail travel is no more a right than air travel. The bus system could come next.
Able bodied ordinary heroes have prevented the last couple o attempts, and Bury aint happy bout it either (/snappy head finger tude)!
those two bit seventh century death weasels have got a whole nation cowering at its shadow. this.has.got.to.stop.
What I believe “Bury” wants is for people to stop flying so that the airlines will go broke and he can make an argument for nationalizing then on the “GM Plan.”
Any racial satisfaction he and his supporters can get out of this may be real but I believe it is secondary to a potential power grab.
One more major industry under federal control? How could anyone doubt that the Obamanoids would drool at the prospect?
Sure, they are going to try to knock over one industry at a time until the whole country is socialized.
Thank God, I no longer fly in the USSA, and have not since Jan 05.
I just had a terrible thought.
Imagine an underwear bomber type that just goes into the airport for a flight and the “grope” sets off his bomb that blows away all those waiting for the flight.
” Sure, they are going to try to knock over one industry at a time until the whole country is socialized. “ .... capitulation
Surely, that photo on the right is a spoof....Right?
I cannot believe the left doesn’t see Hussein for the unreconstructed socialist that we see him as here.
I’m sure they do realizee his true intentions, which make all their complaints about him ring very hollow.
Soros, for one, really must love what Hussein is doing to the economy.
I’m making an observation about Regime policy; I’m not agreeing with it.
Besides, what matters is whether the new House can be convinced to go along with anymore “too big to fail” schemes.
People need to realize: we are at WAR with the bastards.
We need to be reminded of WWII when a 25 ship convoy would head out to England and maybe 16 would make it, the rest falling prey to U-Boats.
What has happened to us that we now expect a risk-free existence?
Yes, although this has happened.
I have a TWIC Card Credential. Transportation worker ID. I had to have a full FBI Security check of my background to get it. Yep they still want to see me naked and grab my crotch. The Federal Government is over the edge out of control.
You could call it that but it is more like just a list of socialist Regime objectives.
They’ve gone after banks, automakers, health insurance companies, so why not airlines and even aircraft manufacturers?
So we destroy the airline industry because moslems have rights too?
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