Daily Archives: November 16, 2010
Isn’t it remarkable that people don’t want full-body scans showing them as stark naked or, as an alternative, having their crotches groped in search of terrorist bombs when getting ready to get on an airplane? It’s even more remarkable that it would apply to a six-year-old child or an 80-year old grandfather.
Jonathan Mann, who has been writing a song a day for the last couple of years, tackles the TSA’s body search in today’s song:
By the way, I support the boycott of flights ntil this is called off (although I’m sure there are a number of sexual perverts who think the experience is neat.)
- US transport official, top senator defend ‘naked’ scanners (alternet.org)
- “TSA Failures a Terrorism Win” and related posts (theliberalslies.blogspot.com)
- TSA Chief Defends New Patdown Procedure (abcnews.go.com)
- TSA checkpoint groping (economist.com)
I spent the morning over in Williamsport where it was Grandparent’s day in my grandsons’ (John and Jason)
school. This is an experience I’ve enjoyd for the last couple of years and I get to spend about an hour with each boy in class.
John got to show me the little computers they are working with and we participated in an exercise comparing the current world to the world of the sixties.
In Jason’s class I had a story read to me (about a tap dancing grandfather with a pastvaudeville career) and played “Grandparent’s Bingo”.
I guess pretty soon I’ll be going to Grandparent’s Day for Jacob, the youngest. I only wish I could attend the same kind of program for Milo in Connecticut.