So Much Depends Upon TSA Stripping Travelers of Their Dignity & Diapers


With apologies to William Carlos Williams, Jean Weber's 95-year-old mother who is wheelchair-bound and was forced by TSA to remove an adult diaper, and the idea of an America that wasn't completely idiotic when it comes useless acts of security theater:

so much depends


TSA agents

stripping travelers

of dignity and


beside us


Earlier this year, international YouTube sensation Remy teamed up with Reason.tv to do the TSA Pokey Pokey:


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  1. Well, I feel safer knowing that no elderly grandma will be sneaking on the plane with a loaded diaper.

    1. That Depends.

    2. No diaper left behind.

    3. no shit

  2. They can remove my 93 year old mother’s depends only if they promise to eat it.

  3. Holy shit!

    Somehow, seems the most appropriate usage of those words

  4. It seems like nothing the TSA can do will result in any change of policy, loss of funding, bureaucrat firings, etc.

  5. It seems like it would be a lot cheaper (and more effective) to just paper airports with “LET’S ROLL” posters.

    1. Move to appoint robc head of DHS.

      1. I’ll second, but only on the condition that it doesn’t interfere with the opening of his brewery.

        1. I had something related to that to tell you…but I dont remember what it was.

          It looks like my base beers are going to be all german*, my seasonals will vary, but still primarily german/belgian. Maybe that was it.

          *with blatant disregard for the reinheitsgebot, of course

          1. *with blatant disregard for the reinheitsgebot, of course

            The Kaiser will not be amused.

            1. The Kaiser wasnt Bavarian, I dont think he will give a fuck.

              1. On a related and interesting historical note, the reinheitsgebot being German-wide was a requirement of Bavaria’s for german unification (the first time, not the most recent one – however, ditto then).

      2. Unfortunately:

        “a lot cheaper (and more effective)”

        will not get him appointed head of any government agency or program. That’s the exact opposite of their motto.

    2. Posters encouraging individuals to take action to protect the safety of others? Yeah, that’s not going to happen.

  6. Diaper monitor sez: “Hey, I’m jes’ doin’ my job man…”

    I am completely mystified as to how any of these people can look themselves in the mirror.

    1. In this economy? I’m not. Sticking to one’s principles (assuming one actually has them) won’t pay the rent.

  7. Koshetz said the procedures are the same for everyone to ensure national security.

    Uhhhh no?

    The procedures are the same for everyone so that on the off chance that an Arab male age 18-40 is actually searched (which will not happen since the security people prefer to molest old people and children while allowing threatening looking people through because they’re a bunch of dickless cowards which is why they applied to the TSA in the first place fucking fuckity fuck fuckers) they won’t get sued for discrimination.

  8. Has the President tweeted about this?

  9. your bioweapons
    can be carried in your guts
    but not your diaper

  10. “To Ensure National Security”

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

    But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us?that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion?that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain?that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom?and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

  11. Were that me, I would hope I would have the strength to rip open my colostomy bag and fling the contents onto the gropers.

  12. I put this on my Facebook page, and interestingly, got more support from both my right and left-wing friends than I would have suspected.
    What really galls me is the reflexive defensive stance that the higher-ups are taking.

  13. There is officially no amount of humiliation white Americans are not willing to put up with from their government. Why is that?

    1. +1

    2. Americans, once wild and free, have become domesticated.

      1. Ding! Ding!

  14. Eff the TSA two times. And yo, Barry O, when will you grow a pair and dismantle this so-called “agency?” That’s a trick question, Barry, you witless moron…the answer is never.

  15. Sounds like the TSA is getting into territory that’s going to offend their own employees. Maybe they’ll end up leading the rebellion.

  16. If you are transporting a person in diapers aren’t you supposed to carry a changing kit with a disposal bag, wipies, and clean diapers? Maybe you can go to the park and back without any backup, but on a plane ride?

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