Monday, June 27, 2011
Need a Diaper Change....Call TSA 24/7
Weber says her mother's wheelchair apparently triggered an alarm and they were both detained for 45 minutes.
“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber told the paper. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.” Read More
Can anyone comprehend what TSA did? I am still at a loss for words. Talk about stupidity to the 10th degree, look no further than what TSA did to this poor 95 year old granny, who happens to be suffering from terminal cancer. “It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” said Jean Weber, the daughter of the 95 year old who was subjected to search tactics of TSA. The blame for all of this fiasco is John Pistole, the director of TSA. It is becoming abundantly clear that Pistole is another in a long line of Obama appointee's that do not have a clue as how to keep America safe. If TSA attempts to defend the practice of searching the elderly, who are in the final stages of life, because it is protocol, then something is desperately wrong. Where is your COMMON SENSE; common sense is the one MENTAL FACULTY that is nonexistent within the leadership of the TSA.
Definition of COMMON SENSE - "sound practical judgment. I see nothing matching that definition in this case, and many other like it.
I understand, as do most of travelling Americans, that preboard security measures must be in place. However, I will refer again to COMMON SENSE. How simple it would be to put into place, the measures which Israel uses. They have 6 layers of security before you finally reach the boarding gate. None of the measures call for a search of a 95 year old granny, much less the removal of her "ADULT DIAPER"
As long as Janet Napolitano is the Secretary of Homeland Security and John Pistole is the Director of TSA, you will not see a change in TSA procedures. The lack of COMMON SENSE practices will continue. I hate to think that all between the travelling public and a terrorist boarding an aircraft is TSA and its a minimum wage employee with out a lick of experience. That is what I call scary.
Until the travelling public gets fed up with TSA and its abusive search tactics, don't complain when a 19 year TSA person searches your mothers adult diaper or makes you remove your underwear because it feels odd. It has to start with YOU.
However, that is just my pig headed opinion, what is yours....