Hurrah! Congressman John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) is a rational, national voice of reason among trigger-happy anencephalics roaming back-and-forth across the land (and congressional halls) menacing citizen-travelers in a modern-day hybrid of – wait for it – The Invasion of the Body Snatch..ers (heh heh). Yes, here’s an honest-to-God representative of the People who, during a speech on the floor of the House today blasted the Transportation Administration for the invasive, enhanced “pat-downs” currently trending the vacuous minds of supposedly brilliant problem-solvers as a result of several incidents having to do with planes, trains and automobiles. From the mouth of Duncan:
“Unfortunately, for the traveling public, big brother never makes a mistake, so I am not surprised they are trying to defend the purchase of these scanners.”
Further, he goes on to say:
“A nationwide revolt is developing over the body scanners at the airports, and it should. Hundreds of thousands of frequent fliers who fly each week are upset about getting these frequent doses of radiation. Parents are upset about being forced to have their children radiated or being touched inappropriately by an unrelated adult. There is already plenty of security at the airport, but now we are going to spend up to $300 million to install 1,000 scanners. This is much more about money than it is about security. The former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, represents Rapiscan, the company which is selling these scanners to his former department. Far too many federal contracts are sweetheart, insider deals. Companies hire former high ranking federal officials, and then magically, those companies get hugely profitable federal contracts. The American people should not have to choose between having full-body radiation or a very embarrassing, intrusive pat-down every time they fly, as if they were criminals. We need a little more balance and common sense on this.”
Of course our Betters like to brag about how they’ve prevented numerous incidents of terrorism upon the peoples of our nation. Five that we know of over the course of 9 years; all having to do with inanimate objects, such as, a shoe, underwear, liquid and toner cartridge. In other words, very highly-sophisticated devices (/sarcasm). What next? Body cavities? I hope they check TSA’s animated, working top asshat. People are hardly informed about these other alleged terrah attacks. Are the particulars kept from us so as not to injure our fragile sensibilities? Hardly. So what do these hyped-up minds-the-size-of-a-planet do with such a stellar record of preventing subsequent attacks on planes, trains and automobiles? They rachet-up the invasive, offensive body invaders! That’s what! When TSA administrator John Pistole was asked by the Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee today whether or not these enhanced techniques made us less safe, as safe, or safer, Pilote had the audacity (there’s that word again!) to say it was done as a deterrence. DETERRENCE! I wonder how this info will go down with the public.
I also can’t help wonder what’s in the minds of the current pawing, mauling, little purpose hands
feeler-uppers, private parts crimp drive-bys TSA pat-downers , and how can they sleep at night knowing they’ve touched the private parts of hundreds of people that day?
More importantly (ya, right), I wonder if TSA’s private parts crimp drive-by is a form of ‘junk’ envy?