Unless you’re living under a rock, you will have heard that the Transportation Security Administration has become the new most desired employment destination for perverts. In the name of security, our most intimate civil rights have now been breached through mandatory full body scans or groping of your junk. Don’t like it? Don’t fly. All of this because of the underwear bomber.
Well some clever people (David Burge & Scott Hill) put this little tribute together to a Sinatra tune that drives the point home. Consider this my recognition of Iowa Hawkeye innovation on the eve of the Buckeyes traveling there to do battle this afternoon…
The only thing that will right this situation is the public, en masse, deciding that flying is overrated while these procedures are in place and simply deciding to stay at home. No fliers? No airline, airport, travel, rental car, restaurant, etc income. There is an upcoming no fly day (by opting out of the body scan or groping) to point this out, I encourage you to write to your airline of choice and make them aware that they’ve just lost ticket revenue and that they should put their lobbyists on the job to get this fixed.
And, you can sign the petition at Fly With Dignity to make your voice heard. Unless of course, you want to be groped in the name of security…….in which case, do nothing.
As for future underwear bombers on board, I can guaran-damn-tee you that the passengers will detect these dumb bombs and will inflict atomic wedgies upon them with great vengeance and furious anger. This non-sense does nothing to make us safer, it merely demonstrates that we’ve become such sheep that the government believes it can do whatever it wants to us and we’ll just bend over and take it.
Here’s the time, here’s the chance, let’s put ’em out of business until they come to their senses.