You have GOT to be kidding me.

Over 300 automatic pistols, over 300 assorted fully automatic weapons, over 300 United States soldiers (men/women) on a CHARTERED MILITARY ONLY plane that went from in country to here, being inspected HOW MANY TIMES?

And in the end, a Gerber Multi-Pliers and a set of NAIL CLIPPERS were confiscated??!!!

Can we PLEASE stop hiring/training complete JACK WAD’s and start hiring someone with a BRAIN in their heads?  Not to mention, can we PLEASE get someone to actually write TSA rules that make freaking sense?

If you ask me, the terrorists won.  They are spreading terror to the point that we are so afraid of something happening again that we’re being complete idiots about ‘feeling safe’.

Read the whole story that got me riled up about this over at the RedState:

The TSA personnel at the airport seriously considered making us unload all of the baggage from the SECURE cargo hold to have it reinspected. Keep in mind, this cargo had been unpacked, inspected piece by piece by U.S. Customs officials, resealed and had bomb-sniffing dogs give it a one-hour run through. After two hours of sitting in this holding area, the TSA decided not to reinspect our Cargo–just to inspect us again: Soldiers on the way home from war, who had already been inspected, reinspected and kept in a SECURE holding area for 2 hours. Ok, whatever. So we lined up to go through security AGAIN.

This is probably another good time to remind you all that all of us were carrying actual assault rifles, and some of us were also carrying pistols.

So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers.


~ by Normanomicon on November 19, 2010.


  1. Keep in mind the TSA “enhanced pat-downed’ a child younger than your son, while the chid is screaming “Stop Touching Me”. They have since declared that children under 12 will not be “enhanced pat downed”. A mother was pulled aside for the random “enhanced pat-down” (which you can be subjected to EVEN if you agree to go thru the scanners) and while they were going over her, they did the same to her young son – before asking her permission. If you ask to leave before the patdown, they can file a civil lawsuit against you — for disrupting security procedures?? WTF???????

    The terrorists definitely won. I agree that we need to feel safe when flying in a metal container miles above the ground but there just has to be a better way to screen for stuff. AND, they don’t do this crap if you’re going by Amtrak or Greyhound and it’s just as easy to sabotage a train system – and cause more havoc.

    2 US Reps are calling for airports to throw out TSA security and hire private firms. Not sure if this will curb the abuse of power currently being seen or just shift it to the private sector. The 2 reps are in charge of aviation issues or something like that, in the new session, so I look for some drastic changes when they take on those new positions. I also wonder how the congressmen (and women) would feel if their 16 yr old daughters were being “enhance-pat downed” in a public airport…not that private pat-down would be better/safer.

    Yeah, this is a very sore subject with me and i’m trying to flesh out how I feel – safe vs. civil liberties shot to hell. But i don’t “HAVE TO” fly anywhere in the immediate future so i can hold off being forced to have radiation or a grope.

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