The story culminates in the writer being arrested (however the TSA would characterize it, it was clearly an arrest) for disorderly conduct, cuffed, and confined in a cell. Eventually she is patted down, and the TSA succeeds in intimidating her into being silent during the procedure...Ah, how all our modern technology is shrinking the world! You used to have to travel as far as Budapest to get that kind of treatment from petty functionaries in ill-tailored business attire, now you can do it without even leaving your home city (which is a good thing, because they might put you on some secret list and not let you on the plane afterward, you uppity peasant.)
Friday, October 21, 2011
Shut up, citizen; it's for your own good.
Those TSA goons, they just have no sense of humor! Look how they overreact if you try to do something subversive, like recite the Fourth Amendment out loud while they're fondling your naughty bits in front of God and everybody in the middle of the airport: