Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TSA Threatens To Cancel All Flights Out Of Texas If ‘Groping Bill’ Passed

From this Forbes article...
Upset about invasive screening techniques at the airport, the Lone Star State was considering a bill that would make a TSA patdown that involves touching “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person including through the clothing” a misdemeanor, allowing Texas law enforcement to arrest TSA officials and charge them with sexual harassment. It would have meant that TSA officials could be fined $4,000 and spend up to a year in jail for doing their jobs of feeling up prospective fliers.

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On Tuesday, the bill was set to be voted on in the Senate. This called for more of a response than a simple blog post. Federal government officials descended on the Capitol to hand out a letter (embedded below) from the Texas U.S. Attorney letting senators know that if they passed the bill, the TSA would probably have to cancel all flights out of Texas. As much as they love their state, the idea of shutting down airports and trapping people in Texas was scary enough to get legislators to reconsider their support for the groping bill.
And so it goes.

2 comments:

Craig Cavanaugh said...

I can't call those... legislators what I want to call them here. However, over at my place....

Anonymous said...

I can. They're spineless weaselly chickenshit bigmouth no balls assholes who's parents should have been more attentive to menstrual cycles, better at donning condoms or quicker about pulling out.

Does that suffice or should I take the gloves off?


Buck.