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Posted: 8:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

This TSA Gambit Just Won't Work For Me 


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By Neal Boortz

Here’s a little video from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix.  It’s the TSA “freeze” bit in action. Now I’ve had some experience with TSA agents at this airport.  This is where I ran into Joe, arguably the most ignorant TSA employee in the entire system.  I was checking in for a flight back to Atlanta.  As most of us do, I had printed my boarding pass and trimmed cut the pass out of the piece of copy paper.  Joe wanted to know what was on the rest of the paper when I presented him with the pass.  I told him it was a plain sheet of copy paper in the printer, and I simply cut the boarding pass out after it was printed.  This idiot “professional” government employee sent me back to the AirTran desk to have a “real” boarding pass printed.  The AirTran agent suggested to me that Joe just likes to do this to screw with people.

Anyway … back to the “freeze “ bit.  Apparently TSA agents think it’s amusing to walk out into a busy airport concourse and suddenly yell for everyone to “freeze!”  Stand still!  Don’t move!  First --- the TSA has no legal authority for this absurdity.  Secondly … if this ever happens to me at an airport I certainly hope I’m not on trip where I just absolutely have to make the next flight --- because there is no way in hell I’m going to play this silly game with the TSA, nor is there any logical reason why I should.  Oh … same thing goes with screening my coffee for explosives.

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