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TSA Strikes Again

Updated on November 22, 2010

TSA Leaves Man Soaked in Urine

I just read about another display of atrocious behavior by the TSA. A new AP news story describes how a survivor of bladder cancer, while being searched by TSA officials, was left soaked in urine for his flight. The accident occurred as the TSA officials patted him down causing his urostomy bag to spill its contents on his clothing. Things are getting out of hand now. The groping of women's breast, the groping of genitals, the equivalent of molesting three year old girls, has to stop. This is a clear violation of our Fourth Amendment rights. The Fourth Amendment protects U.S. citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures.

The Michigan man had to fly with his clothes soaked in urine, as he had time to change his bag but not his clothing prior to his flight. AP reports this man was embarrassed to the point of tears. I would imagine so. The article also points out that he had advised the officials of his medical condition prior to the pat-down, but they were not interested or concerned.

TSA chief John Pistole had said earlier this week that he had "great concern over anybody who feels like they have not been treated properly or had something embarrassing happen". I am sure that concern made the traveler feel so much better. These abuses have got to stop. There has to be a better way to insure our travelers are safe. 

There is a better way. We could learn from other countries, Israel in particular. They do background checks and use profiling and have a fantastic record for preventing terrorist. I know profiling is politically incorrect, but why is the groping of Grandma considered politically incorrect? Are we that sensitive? How many more people have to die in the name of political correctness before we have had enough?

More professionalism on display!
More professionalism on display!
This guy has terrorist written all over him!
This guy has terrorist written all over him!


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    • jtcarr1164 profile image

      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Thanks as always Duck, glad you like the hubs. I will be checking yours out as well.

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      OpinionDuck 7 years ago


      Another hub where yours is better than mine.

      TSA should stand for To Shame Americans.


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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Gary, I guess you are a person with morals and standards. You know how unpopular that is nowadays!

      Thank you for coming by and for your comment!

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      garynew 7 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

      "They" say the TSA agents are demoralized about the new rules. If I were one, I would have no other choice but to resign until, if and when common sense returns.

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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Old Poolman, thank you for your comment. I know I can always count on you for common sense, intelligent feedback. How anyone could prefer molestation, pedophilia, or perversion over profiling is beyond me. I caught my favorite lawyer on Hannity, saying she didn't mind, it was the first time she had been touched in a long time. This is understandable considering who it was. That is still no excuse for stealing a joke from Ann Coulter.

      Thank you as always for coming by.

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      Old Poolman 7 years ago

      Definetly UP and Awesome. This entire situation is an outrage and must be stopped. The way this is going, only those who have to, no way out of it, got no choice people will fly to their destination. The airlines will start seeing plenty of empty seats on their usually full to capacity flights. Once their cash registers stop ringing they will join this battle with gusto.

      Think back on how this airline industry has changed. People used to dress up to fly to their destination. The passengers were treated like Royalty, and there was even space for your legs between the rows of seats. Now these are glorified greyhound busses in the sky, the passengers are herded like cattle and treated like crap, and charged a couple bucks for a cookie. Everyone has a breaking point and having to be strip searched prior to boarding this bus in the sky might just be it. When the cash registers quit ringing and all the seats are empty, the TSA employees can stand around and fondle each other to keep in practice in case a passenger ever shows up.

      It appears we just don't have the talent needed to run this agency available to us here in the US. Perhaps it is time we hired a consultant from Israel to teach us how to do it properly.

      Thanks for another really great hub my friend.