ACLU Blog: Dear TSA, My Football Preferences and Vacation Plans are None of your Business

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ACLU Blog: Dear TSA, My Football Preferences and Vacation Plans are None of your Business: A First-Hand Experience With the TSA’s “Chat-Downs”

    I was scheduled to return from my summer vacation at 6 a.m. Sunday morning flying out of Vermont’s Burlington International Airport in a state most often thought to be ahead of the civil liberties curve. If you’ve ever had a crack-of-dawn flight, you can relate to my blurry eyed exhaustion after waking up at 3:30 a.m. to make it to the airport with enough time for what we now consider to be the standard, if annoying, airport security rigmarole. I expected to have to strip off my belt and sweatshirt, take off my shoes, show my ID, and be subjected to a naked body scan or all-too-personal pat down. What I didn’t expect was a full-on TSA interrogation about my summer vacation before I even reached the identification checkpoint.


    The next time I encounter a TSA “behavioral officer” I intend to invoke a tried and true New England adage that served my ancestors well: Mind your own business.​
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Oh I would have fun with this oxygen wasting exchanger waste of space. I really wish TSA would pull it's lip over it's head and swallow. Barring that would have started with showing them exactly what they can go do (extending middle finger). Followed up with..." out out damn spot (loud enough for the terminal to hear)... I don't talk to those that commit treason to collect a paycheck and most certainly not one that wears a cop wannabe uniform with a plastic POS badge". Probably would finish with a "F%#k you very much".

    I swear I've probably taken more classes and CE on psychology, sociology and body language then all of the the BDOs combined.

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