Reason.tv: We're the TSA and You Can Count on Us! (to overreact to tiny threats and ignore big ones)


We're the Transportation Security Administration. We're working hard to make sure you enjoy a safe flight. And while we cannot apprehend every terrorist, you can count on us to do what we're trained to do whenever there's a security breach—overreact to tiny threats.

Overreact to tiny threats; ignore the big ones. That's what we do, and we do it better than anyone.

Written and produced by Ted Balaker.

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  1. while we cannot apprehend every terrorist, you can count on us to do what we’re trained to do whenever there’s a security breach–overreact to tiny threats fondle the jimmy sock of passengers like hmm.

    1. The Testical Squeezing Administration?

    2. The Testicle Squeezing Administration?

  2. Sounds like a scam to me.

  3. Football: A Matter of National Security?

    PASADENA, Calif. — “US Customs and Border Protection secures the homeland by preventing the illegal entry of people and goods while facilitating legitimate travel and trade,” explains the Web site of the agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. So why were CBP agents guarding the Rose Bowl yesterday?


    1. Of course it is vital to national security, if you listen to the guys I work with.

  4. Apparently, an “unco-operative” passenger caused a plane bound for Hawaii to turn around, yesterday, and return to Portland(?) escorted by fighters.

    The end of civilization cannot come soon enough.

    1. America. Crapping its pants since 9/11/2001.

      I’m not sure who to blame more, the government that wants to be our protector, or the citizens that want government to be their protector. Maybe a lot of both.

    2. *..just won again.

  5. Finally… truth in advertising.

    Oh, wait… the TSA didn’t produce this?


  6. Good example of poor behavior on the part of government goons:


    Can’t catch the TaintBomber, but this guy gets ‘cuffed for not disclosing his income. Total bullshit.

    1. Welcome back to the third war, Mr Yon, the one the government wages against your rights.

  7. You think things are bad now, just wait until some nitwit Jihadist manages to mount some sort of successful, halfassed attack where someone is actually hurt or property is actually damaged in this country. It will full on hysteria and government will pull out all of the stops.

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