#rsrh The TSA is probably doomed at this point.

Completely subjective opinion on my part, but it feels like just about everybody woke up over the course of the last week and realized that not only they hated the current, ineffectual system; so did everybody else.  And after the yelling came the name-calling; and after the name-calling came the sarcastic mockery; and once that starts the perceived support for a group or policy can erode like a sand castle at high tide.  Pretty quickly, too.

Guess we’ll see if the Thanksgiving holiday confirms my opinion or not.

Moe Lane

PS: Personally, I leave the TSA people alone when I’m traveling.  It’s an awful, soul-destroying job and the economy hasn’t really worked right since about 2007 or so; easier for me to say that they should quit than it is for them to actually quit.

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  • Rob Crawford says:

    The problem is, there’s no political will to replace it with anything effective. What replaces it will likely tend towards more abuse, and even less effectiveness.

  • Finrod says:

    You’d think the Obama Administration would be motivated to do something, anything about the TSA mess before the Republican House is seated January 3. As it is, whoever becomes the chairman of the appropriate House committee is going to have a target the size of a small planet to aim at.

    But then again, no one ever accused this current administration of competence.

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    “…everybody woke up over the course of the last week and realized that not only they hated the current, ineffectual system; so did everybody else.”

    A classic “Preference Cascade”.

  • Lee says:

    Rush is backing up my opinion that the aggressive patdowns are meant to intimidate and steer the gullible public into the scanners, where we get irradiated to prove we don’t carry bombs in our underwear.

    My objection to the low level radiation is that it is cumulative. The effects don’t go away. One scan is probably fairly harmless, but how about several, added to chest X-rays, mammograms, the X-ray for that funny pain in your shoulder, or that broken ankle, etc.

    They add up. One day, the doctor tells you you have leukemia or breast cancer, or the cartilage cancer that killed my father. Did the multiple X-rays he had in his life, in addition to the radiation he picked up in Nagasaki, when he went in as a young medical officer after WW2, have anything to do with it? Nobody can prove anything, and you’ll never get any satisfaction from the government. It doesn’t hurt the government officials, who don’t have to put up with this intrusion to human privacy. Just us, the great unwashed who have to live with it because we have no other choice.

    Who ever said the government cares about the public? They lied.

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