Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The surreal world.

At first I thought it was a joke, but no, a representative for TSA agents is arguing for expanded powers for his blue-gloved brethren, citing the dangers of their workplace environment, such as getting poked with diaper pins while feeling around in Huggies for explosives, as well as the unique job stresses they face, such as being mocked and scorned by their fellow Americans for a bunch of grandma-gropin' rent-a-cops on power trips.

I wonder if the guards' union at Auschwitz campaigned for safety handrails on the guard towers so they wouldn't topple out when drunk?

6 comments:

Robert said...

"Two by two, hands of blue..."

Peripatetic Engineer said...

I wonder how many current TSA agents could pass POST training?

Ed Foster said...

Actually, there is no legal requirement for TSA agents being in any airport. All the Feds require is that SOMEBODY do the searchy thingy. Airports and/or airlines can hire their own people to find Ahab's exploding toothpaste tube.

How about somebody figuring out the cost of maintaining TSA "support" in any given airport, then giving said airport a tax break exactly equal to that amount if they decide to run their own security?

Ken at Popehat said...

He's on twitter. Just tweeted him the link. Let's see what he says.

Mike said...

Hmm, why can't I get the words "officer safety" out of my head?

Bubblehead Les. said...

Somewhere in Hell, Bin Laden, Khadaffi and Hussein are chanting "Do It! Do It!"