The TSA must have decided that searching infants and handicapped people wasn’t going far enough in protecting you from terrorists. Instead, they now feel like they need to ask 95-year-old, wheelchair bound cancer patients to remove their adult diapers. Because they’re the bad guys, right?
“ore complaints of absurd pat downs by the TSA. This time the air traveler isn't a kid but an elderly woman who was forced to remove her adult diaper. A Florida woman says security agents asked her 95 year old mother who is in a wheelchair to remove her diaper so they could complete a full search,” a reporter explained.
While Glenn and Stu were highly critical of the TSA, Stu said that he had read several sources where they asked her only after she had set off the security machines.
“I am a defender of 95% of the people who are working at the TSA,” Glenn clarified. He thinks most of them are doing what they are told, but a small group does abuse their power.
The Blaze expanded on the story
While going through security, the 95-year-old was taken by a TSA officer into a glassed-in area, where a pat-down was performed, Weber said. An agent told Weber “they felt something suspicious on (her mother’s) leg and they couldn’t determine what it was” — leading them to take her into a private, closed room.
Soon after, Weber said, a TSA agent came out and told her that her mother’s Depend undergarment was “wet and it was firm, and they couldn’t check it thoroughly.” The mother and daughter left to find a bathroom, at the TSA officer’s request, to take off the adult diaper.
Weber said she burst into tears during the ordeal, forcing her own pat-down and other measures in accordance with TSA protocol. But she said her mother, a nurse for 65 years, “was very calm” despite being bothered by the fact that she had to go through the airport without underwear.
Eventually, Weber said she asked for her mother to be whisked away to the boarding gate without her, because their plane was scheduled to leave in two minutes and Weber was still going through security.
While Pat felt that the TSA just overall was awful, Glenn said this was all part of a larger agenda.
“If you look at the way they're handling all of these situations, it doesn't make sense. You know it and I know it. It doesn't make sense. So you have to say then, why? If it doesn't make sense, you are left with, ‘Well, they are just good hearted people that are just doing all the best they can and they just keep screwing it up over and over again.’ Really? I'm sorry, but if you are assigning stupidity to the people who are all of the Harvard intellectual elites in Washington, you're a fool. Read history,” Glenn said.
“So what are they doing? Well, two things. One, make you numb. Just make you numb. Just keep putting you through one after another after another after another. Just keep pushing you. Push, push, push, push, push. If you rebel, it works to their advantage.”
“Now here's the second reason. If you look at the ones who are really being squeezed, it's not you. It's the people that are working the screening process. It's them. Most of these guys, I've run into really bad I've run into people who just hate their job and should be working behind the Frialator but I think that would be dangerous for them. They don't care. But that's a very small number in those people who are screening at the airport.”
“A lot of these people really deeply care and they are trying to do the right thing. So what does the government do? It puts them in an impossible situation and so the people start pushing back. Well, now they are they are between a rock and a hard place. They want to do the right thing, but you're revolting against them. They don't have a choice. They need protection. In steps on the Friday news dump, in steps the AFL CIO last Friday. They won the contract to organize the airport screeners. Which brings me back to the original idea. It brings me back to a speech that Barack Obama has never, ever explained.”
“They are going to be organizing the TSA. Congratulations. Congratulations. You tell your friends and neighbors. You keep assigning the idea that these people are just dumb and they don't know what they're doing, and you will find yourself enslaved to a giant state.”