Saturday, February 5, 2011

Karate chopped where?

A woman who claims: "I am neither for nor against the scanners, but as a frequent flier, I think I will stubbornly keep opting out." wrote up her recent experience with the invasive airport pat-down. First, the TSA agent tried to talk her out of it. Then, she used the humiliation tactic: shouting "Opt out!" for no apparent reason. Finally, the "professional" custody search began:
...somewhere during that pat down, she honestly karate chopped my, ahem, lady parts. Hard. Not just once or twice, but four times. I was so thrown off the first time that I actually let out a little yelp.
It's so obvious that the point of all of this is not security, but submission.