How To Remake America As The Soviet Union
A tweet from David Burge:
Patriot Act: the law that mandated cavity searches and spying on every American to solve the problem of Saudis students overstaying visas.
On the way to the ev psych conference in Missouri, at LAX, Jacqueline Tirre is the TSA thug who groped me (per her nametag) -- after intimidatingly just leaving my computer and possessions to sit there on the metal detector off-ramp, claiming they didn't have personnel to get it.
Tirre had just come up to man the gate to the metal detector (which, by the way, the morons didn't send me through), and was the one to search me -- after standing there and ignoring my calls for a supervisor.
Other TSA thugs similarly ignored me and my calls for a supervisor and for someone to watch my possessions.
So my stuff was just out there a long time, with no one to watch it or see that, say, my computer didn't get knocked off the belt by all the travelers coming through while I stood to the side waiting for Queen thug to decide she'd take a grope break and feel me up.
This absolutely seems like an intimidation move for anyone who opts out of the scanner.
I bent over, jailhouse search-style, and Tirre, a squat little middle-aged white woman with oddly applied lipstick (beyond the parameters of her lips), ordered me to not bend over like that.
Let's be clear on this: This little turd of a woman earns money for violating the bodies and rights of American citizens who have given no reason for anyone to believe they are doing anything criminal.
And as I've posted here before, anyone who is smart enough to make it in this blog's comments section is smart enough to figure out how to get something onto a plane without going through the TSA gropefest.
Back to what went down (heh) at LAX, Tirre -- disgustingly -- touched my hair (as if I could hide C4 in hair pulled tight to my head), felt in my waistband, and grazed my labia -- this fellow stood guard.
What did he think I was going to do, make a break for it; run for my gate? Or is it that he just likes to watch women be forcibly felt up?
Yes, this scumbag earns money, as does Jacqueline Tirre for violating my body and my Fourth Amendment rights in a meaningless pretense of security -- one that really is obedience training for the American public, so we will be docile as our rights are yanked from us.
Again, the way you stop terrorism is through probable cause-based policing, using highly trained intelligence officers, long before anyone gets to the airport. It is not hiring a bunch of people who would otherwise be working in the mall and giving them faux cop costumes.