Brickbat: A Thorough Search

A Transportation Security Administration report found an airport pat-down search that exposed the breasts of a 17-year-old girl an "embarrassing" and "unfortunate" accident. The girl was traveling with classmates from a private Christian school when she was searched at Los Angeles International Airport. During the search, her sundress slipped, exposing her breasts to everyone in the terminal.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "Can the TSA just stop screening 17-year-old girls?" MacFarlane asked Roth.

    "See, they can't. If they did it'd be just as bad," Roth said. "[Terrorists] have no problem using kids. Anytime you say, 'This is going to be a group we're not going to screen,' that's what they're going to look for."

    17-year-old girls will like totally be into like suicide bombing and like hijackings and stuff. omglol

    And if a congressman's neice gets wronged by the TSA and nothing else happens, then the agency has achieved complete autonomy.

  • db||

    The mendacity of these assholes is breathtaking. They start off arguing that small children still must be searched because terrorists will use them, without their knowledge, presumably by hiding a bomb in their diaper or something. Then they use the same argument to justify searching teenagers, because they're exactly the same as toddlers. The slipperiness of their "logic" is remarkable.

  • Ted S.||

    Because fuck you, that's why.

  • Zeb||

    Well, I think that 17 year-olds exist who would do things like that. But this isn't the way to stop them.

  • Scarecrow Repair||

    I hope everyone saw the breathtakingly onionesque post on Volokh. This is a followup with links to some reactions. Be sure to read the comments.

    http://www.volokh.com/2012/11/.....d=noscript

  • db||

    I think people should start wearing clothes subtly rigged to create "wardrobe malfunctions" during TSA patdowns.

  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    How about we just make what they are doing very clear?

    "OH BABY, YEAH! A little to the left... Do that part again!"

  • db||

    I do that anyway. I stare them in the eyes the whole time and make suggestive expressions and groan softly when appropriate.

  • waaminn||

    Hmmm, I never thought about it like that before.

    www.Anon-Goes.tk

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Whew! I was concerned that anonybot would repeat its vocabulary malfunction.

  • SIV||

    He's slipping. Sentient anonbot would have offered a relevant comment like: "Pics or it Didn't Happen".

  • db||

    That was pretty creepy.

  • sarcasmic||

    Don't fly.

  • db||

    I wouldn't, but my job occasionally requires international travel or domestic travel that equates to two-three days' driving.

    So I'm working on the next best thing--my PPL. I don't think our expense system allows plane rentals, though. It's getting to be time to go out and consult on my own.

  • sarcasmic||

    I'd drive. Even if it meant eating vacation time. I have no patience for power drunk retards, and I know I'd end up in prison if one of those TSA fucks ever touched me.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    But you've got patience for several unnecessary days in a car?

  • sarcasmic||

    Driving doesn't bother me.

    Being assaulted does.

  • Shocked||

    I recently went through the scanner at John Wayne Airport. After holding my hands above my head as instructed, the TSA agent then asked me to raise my left leg. I did so instinctively and then he started to laugh. He was actually having a bit a fun. I was actually amused.

  • Swamp Think||

    Simon says bark like a dog.

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