TSA: 0 for 21

I’ve come to really hate flying since 9/11. Take your shoes off. Take your jacket off. Take your laptop out. Take your camera out. Take your belt off. Your watch, too. Cellphone out of the pocket. Now walk through the metal detector…*beep*

A shout. Male Assist, Please!

The gang at Dulles are my least favorite, though BWI aren’t far behind. And of course, all of them aren’t protecting us for a damn. That’s right, they went 0 for 21 in detecting bomb-making materials as they passed through checkpoints. Way to go, TSA.

4 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    They’re doing a hell of a job checking IDs and helping the airlines preserve their yield management and prevent the 3rd party brokering of tickets tho! Security Theater at its finest.


  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on March 17th, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

    It surely is theatre, and sadly, the joke’s on the audience. Oy.


  3. newcomer (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 3:16 am

    Tom, Couldn’t help but notice you spelt theater the British way — are you from across the pond?


  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 8:47 pm

    No, newcomer, I was born in Northern California and moved here in 2000, but I prefer the british spelling for stylistic reasons.



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