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Theater of the Absurd

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Submitted by Arlinda (United States), Jan 13, 2010 at 11:59

The TSA in the post Underwear Bomber world decreed N0 BLANKETS, NO PILLOWS, NO TALKING, NO WALKING. Their new on again off again dictums transformed airports around the globe into 19th Century insane asylums..

Everyone in the airport, in the vacinity of the airport or even thinking about an airport is now considered a suspected terrorist to be interrogated for several hours by criminally stupid TSA guards, thrown off planes, handcuffed and arrested. The results on of the non-discriminatory, non profiling TSA intensive screening, handcuffing and arrests mandated by the TSA on the Islamofascists is as follows:

Joan Rivers, a blond blue eyed seventy year old Jewish grandmother, world famous comedian, author of several best selling books and retailer owner of a highly a prized costume jewelery line bearing her name was interrogated, handcuffed and removed from a plane in Costa Rica going to Newark NJ. Because her passport beared both her stage name and her deceased husband's name, the crackpot airline screener threw her off the Continental flight, handcuffed and arrested her. Ms. Rivers had to travel the dirt roads of Costa in the middle of the night for six hours to get a flight to America.

Michael Yon was handcuffed and arrested in a Seattle Airport by the TSA for refusing to tell his interrogators how much money he earned a year. He'd spent several hours with the interrogators and was forthcorming with every question until they asked him about money.

The Seattle police were called and they reviewed the video taped interview and found no grounds for arrest. They remarked how patient and informative Mr. Yon was.

How come the only people handcuffed, arrested and thrown off planes were a white computer tech/military blogger and a millionairess New York blond blue eyed grandmother? Most of the inmates are working in the airports but one of them was crazy enough to be appointed Secretary of Homeland Security.

The terrorists have cause to celebrate.

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