Don’t Touch My Junk!

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

If “Don’t taze me, bro!” was the catchphrase of 2004 then “Don’t touch my junk!” may claim the prize for best line of 2010.   If you don’t know the story it goes something like this: Homeland Security requires most airline passengers to pass through full body scanners in order to enter a terminal and the scanners show…well…everything!  Those who don’t wish to pass through the scanners receive a pat down that counts as getting to second base in most high schools!

Recently a passenger complained telling the TSA agents not to touch his junk! The phrase caught on.

Do we really have to go through this to ride on an uncomfortable airplane suffering from overregulation? I don’t think so.

Ask yourself this, is there a nation in the world hated more by Islamic extremists than Israel? Nope! Yet, when was the last time one of their plans was successfully targeted by a terrorist group? Do they use full body scanners and employ federal agents that are friskier than Larry from Three’s Company? Nope again.  How do they pull it off?

They engage in the horrendous but effective practice of profiling.  To quote syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer, they look for the terrorist not an object.

Now before you go all PC on me, consider this–nearly all of the of the 9-11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.  So, if we flagged passengers from that nation is that really bigotry? It seems to me that there is a difference between racism and being minimally observant!

When confronted with these kind of ridiculous scenarios, eccentric former Congressman Jim Trafficant used to say,  “Beam me up, Scott.  No intelligent life here.”

At times like these, I fear he may have been right.

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