Podcast: My Latest Brawl with the TSA

Here’s the story of my latest security checkpoint clash with those fine public servants from the Transportation Security Administration.  I filed a formal request for a video of that patdown six months ago. But TSA treats the Freedom of Information Act like the F**k Off Information Act and they are ignoring their legal duty to disclose.  But hope lives eternal – maybe in today’s mail? Admittedly, I have given up hope for the return of my illegally-seized cigar cutter.

I discussed my TSA patdown at National Airport in the Los Angeles Times but here’s the step-by-step, paw-by-paw, nitwittery-by-nitwittery full rendition. Alas, TSA continues to be a Full Employment Program for low-watt Sherlock Holmes types. (Here’s a link to a USA Today story I did last week quoting women who vividly recounted how TSA abused them.)

The  Future of Freedom Foundation   set up a podcast page for this and my prior broadcasts here.



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4 Responses to Podcast: My Latest Brawl with the TSA

  1. Susan Richart October 22, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    TSA allegedly allows cigar cutters but disallows thread cutters but does allow scissors 4″ long from fulcrum. Does any of that make any sense?

    • Jim October 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

      TSA works in mysterious ways.

  2. Pat October 23, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    Excellent video on the horrors of TSA. I was with a friend who had the same thing happen to him at the Portland Airport. Really enjoy your humor and delivery. We need more videos like this to get the word out.

    • Jim October 23, 2018 at 9:23 pm #

      Thanks a bunch, Pat! I have tried to assure that the PDX TSA crew receive all the plaudits they deserve.