Watching the news last night, I was amazed to see the story of the cancer survivor whose urine bag got broken, spilling urine all over him, during a search at an airport. Then today I find this story on the Daily Mail's website:
The controversy over 'invasive' pat-downs by Transport Security Administration officials at airports deepened today after footage of a small child being searched was placed online.
More than 650,000 people have watched the 39-second clip in which the youngster can be seen shirtless and surrounded by burly TSA officers who carry out the search.
One officer examines the child's shirt before touching his lower body during the search as his helpless father watches at Salt Lake City International Airport.
This security tail (tale?) is certainly wagging the Thanksgiving dog these days. The radio reported that protesters will be on hand at Philadelphia's international airport tomorrow. I haven't joined a protest since 1969, but I will be there in spirit.
Between these extreme security measures and the disappearance of in-flight amenities for coach passengers, the fun has pretty much gone out of air travel. Luckily my family and I will be driving to our Thanksgiving feast. Hope ya'll are doing likewise.