Even by TSA standards, this one is pretty bad. The TSA in Phoenix reportedly forced a wheel-chair bound double-amputee Marine vet, who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, to take off his prosthetic legs for screening.
Oh but it gets worse.
TSA then ordered the Marine vet to put the prosthetics back on and “walk” through a full body scanner, when he can’t even stand. The 22 year old is still trying to learn to walk in his new prosthetic legs.
Mission Accomplished. The same geniuses who brought us the never-ending War on Terror now have us running in fear even from those sacrificing their lives and limbs in the War on Terror. The Bush culture of fear has permeated far too deep, and far too long, in America.
While the TSA is short on showing actual results of their excessive techniques, they have done a brilliant job of terrorizing Americans and humiliating every possible group. A few examples of people and things to be afraid of include:
- Dangerous cupcake icing. Boo!
- Cream cheese, on it’s own, of course – if it’s on a bagel, it’s okay (seriously).
- PB&J for kids. Scary!
- 84 year old grandmothers.
- Numerous cancer patients and survivors. It just happens over and over and over.
- Let’s not forget those dangerous 95 year olds who are dying either.
- What about the 95 year old retired Air Force major?
- Or the shifty 3 year old kids who are screaming about being touched.
- Then there is my favorite, the 3 year old girl that’s a clear threat to America in a wheelchair, and her suspicious stuffed animal “Lamby” that simply had to be confiscated as a terror threat.
- Who could forget about the 18 month old baby on the no-fly list?
- Though to be fair, giving a pat-down to Henry Kissinger did sound a lot more reasonable.
Before the TSA privatization freaks like Rep. Mica jump in, no, privatizing the TSA won’t solve any problems other than Rep. Mica’s campaign finance coffers. If anything, it will make them even less accountable.