TSA employees will now require that we have our hands swabbed for traces of explosives. This latest attempt to annoy and harass travelers comes just days after they forced the parents (one of whom was a policeman and identified himself as such) of a 4-year-old boy to remove his leg braces and try to walk through a scanner.
So here’s the deal: we all know we have hired and entrusted our security to low browed apes: at ten bucks an hour, we aren’t going to get better people and frankly, we can’t afford to. And, like all dullards, these people relish the authority and opportunity to abuse their betters that their government job allows them. But to pretend that we are getting any sort of security by having these people at airports is ludicrous. They can’t tell the difference between a four-year-old boy in leg braces and an 85-year-old great grandmother in a wheelchair so they torment and waste their time on both, while letting muslim scum bag bombers walk through.
The whole airport security show is merely that, with the bonus for Democrats of adding more union jobs. We are no safer – but much poorer- than we were on September 10th, 2001 and our government keeps expanding the charade. Maybe the next catastrophe will bring a change, though I doubt it.