Pilot to Hannity: The TSA wanted to see my penis

posted at 8:45 am on November 18, 2010 by The Right Scoop

Yeah, he really said that, which caught Hannity completely off guard. What he was really talking about was going through the airport scanners. Michael Roberts, a pilot who is now suing Homeland Security decided to forgo the airport scanners and the fully body ‘love pats’ and took the third option of going home, which is where he’s been every since. He says that he’s always gone through the metal detector, but this is going way too far.

A point that Hannity made which I find interesting is that the logic fails on scanning and searching pilots because they can ultimately crash the plane anyway. There’s no procedure in the world that can prevent that and it just shows how ludicrous these measures have become. Last night on the O’Reilly Factor, Ann Coulter asked if body cavity searches would be next, considering that terrorists have already used this method to conceal explosives.

What we really need to do is to take a page out of Israel’s playbook and begin doing background checks on airline passengers and putting people on the ground in the airports that are specifically trained to interview suspicious passengers. These methods are much less invasive, and highly effective according to the former Security Chief of El Al airlines.

I’ll be glad when we get some common sense in Washington. This is really getting pathetic.

Cross posted at www.therightscoop.com


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I’ll be glad when we get some common sense in Washington.

Sweet God, man, you have a long wait ahead of you.

No matter how stupid the cop-a-feel TSA procedures may be, they don’t even make the top 100 list of “no common sense” government policies.

Professor Blather on November 18, 2010 at 11:58 AM

That’s what keeps creeping up in the back of my mind…Is the intended consequence of all this that people are no longer flying, but being herded toward a choice very few would make voluntarily?

samuelrylander on November 18, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Of course, they’ll say it’s (un)intended </hat_tinfoil?>

steveegg on November 18, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Another Moon-Bat Beckophobic Restoring Sanity Dipwad

Nearly Nobody on November 18, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Comical!

I don’t think we should have to pay to live.

Is that Moon-bat women wired on STUPID, or what?

Gang-of-One on November 18, 2010 at 12:15 PM

The smart searching involves – gasp!- profiling. It is time to stop this wholesale violation of the rights of people to be free from unreasonable searches, and start doing the smart thing. Perhaps we can contract out to the Israelis.

Orson Buggeigh on November 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Just to be clear…. Some folks (da left) have a problem with cops in Arizona asking folks (they believe to be n da country illegally after a traffic stop) for documented. Yet have no problem with Americans producing papers (showing drivers license) and passing thru metal detectors when entering federal buildings or being photographically strip searched at airports.

The only conclusion I can draw is… it ain’t the thuggery they, mind just as long as it’s their guy doing the thug’n.

roflmao

donabernathy on November 18, 2010 at 12:25 PM

I’ll be glad when we get some common sense in Washington.

1-20-13 at 12:01 pm……….if we survive as a nation until then!!!

PappyD61 on November 18, 2010 at 12:34 PM

OK, here’s a recommendation. Plenty of Arab countries have their own airlines, so let the Arab people fly on them. Prohibit them from U.S. carriers.

MassVictim on November 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM

OK, here’s a recommendation. Plenty of Arab countries have their own airlines, so let the Arab people fly on them. Prohibit them from U.S. carriers.

MassVictim on November 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM

That’s about the first post that even comes close to addressing the problem. Quit letting Muslims into the country and don’t let the ones here fly domestically. Then when can begin to get out from under this constant threat of terrorism.

lowandslow on November 18, 2010 at 1:15 PM

When they get a high speed rail from here to China, Mexico, Korea, etc, I will completely quit flying. Somehow, I don’t see it happening anytime soon……

di butler on November 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Profiling is a legitimate law enforcement tool. The libs and Muslim lovers are again as always demonizing a word. Go after the person, not the things, and leave pilots and flight attendants alone. They go through more training and clearances than any tsa troll.[Yes. I know that there have been uniforms and IDs stolen from crew members,,,however they would need a whole crew to threaten an airplane, but there are already built in protections against that] This whole program is part of the dehumanizing and desensitizing of the American public. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. The precursor to more areas of govt control. We are on the edge of a very deep abyss,,,we need to step back quickly.

retiredeagle on November 18, 2010 at 2:01 PM

A point that Hannity made which I find interesting is that the logic fails on scanning and searching pilots because they can ultimately crash the plane anyway.

Can’t take on a full tube of toothpaste, but they can fly a plane with 200 passengers.
You can fly with an apple pie, but not salsa…RACIST!!!

right2bright on November 18, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Agent Copafeel needs to be given a taste of his own medicine– who searches the TSAs when they report to work?

leftnomore on November 19, 2010 at 3:08 AM

Is there any clearer sign that this is a mindless bureaucratic exercise in tyranny than the TSA radiating the pilots? If a pilot wanted to take down a plane, well…

curved space on November 19, 2010 at 8:13 AM

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