TSA MEMORANDUM FROM: JOHN S. PISTOLE, TSA ADMINISTRATOR TO: TSA EMPLOYEES RE: HELP US HELP KIDS! Dear TSA Team: I hope that 2013 finds you, like me, fit and optimistic and recommitted to our core mission of protecting Americans. Our society is increasingly arrogant and uncooperative. We need to assure passenger compliance with our core […]
The one thing I take away from Stewart Baker's extremely unsettling extended sexual metaphor about opposition to the TSA is that the man is very frustrated. Mr. Baker — a self-described "privacy skeptic and national security conservative" — is frustrated at his inability to comprehend all of that nasty opposition to the TSA. He seizes […]
The TSA News — an indispensable blog if you care about the excesses of the TSA — has an infuriating story about a local newspaper opinion column by a TSA shill named Lisa Farbstein. Farbstein was responding to a column by Diane Dimond, reprinted here at Huffington Post. Ostensibly Farbstein was correcting factual errors in […]
From: John S. Pistole, TSA Administrator To: TSA Employees RE: KUDOS TO OUR LOVE FIELD SUPERSTARS! Happy Friday, TSA Family! Today I'm not coming at you with a bunch of boring rules, like my last memo. No, today I'm here with kudos for our Tip Top TSA Team! Today the kudos belong to our team […]
Over at The Agitator, Patrick shows me how a TSA post is done.
From: John S. Pistole, TSA Administrator To: TSA Employees RE: Policies & Procedures Update Summer's here! More Americans are traveling, and I thought I'd just take the time to drop a note to my big, happy family of TSA line agents. 1. Hygiene Reminder: People, people, please remember to wear your gloves! It's summer, and […]
When I heard someone was suggesting that the TSA — a favorite subject here at Popehat — was hip-deep in junk science, I was not exactly surprised. After all, the TSA has a history of flirtation with junk science, which perhaps should not surprise us, given that the agency may or may not be recruiting […]
via Bruce Schneier, The TSA Proves its Own Irrelevance.
What could be worse than a self-righteous TSA agent? Answer: A TSA agents' union advocate. One such arrives, dripping with angry entitlement on behalf of genital-pokers and prosthesis-fondlers everywhere, via In These Times. His name is Mike Elk, and he is concerned, very concerned, on behalf of our nation's TSA agents: “A lot of people […]
Back in September, I wrote about how writer Amy Alkon was — in her view, and mine — sexually assaulted by a TSA agent and then threatened with a defamation suit for writing about the incident. Amy wrote an opinion piece about the experience, and since September, has been trying to get it published in […]