Monthly Archives: February 2013

Confession #7: The Most Awkward Moment for a TSA Screener.

I endured many, many awkward moments during my 6 years of employment at TSA. But by far, the most awkward routine occurrence was this: the moment when an androgynous passenger came through the full body scanner. For those of you … Continue reading

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New Entries to the Insider’s TSA Dictionary

The number of submissions to the Insider’s TSA Dictionary I’ve received is amazing, and they keep coming in. Here are a few of the entries that will soon be added to the Insider’s TSA Dictionary (at least a few of … Continue reading

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On Shaming the TSA

I thought long and hard before making this post. TSA screeners are not exactly the most beloved government employees in the country; they’ve definitely taken their share of flak over the years. And so when I received email concerning an … Continue reading

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A Gift to TSA Headquarters.

Almost any TSA screener will tell you (in hushed tones, at least) that one of the more frustrating aspects of the day-to-day rigmarole is having to field questions from smart passengers who demand to know what kind of sense this … Continue reading

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Surprise Announcement Coming on Wednesday.

I have a special gift for the Transportation Security Administration and the American people coming on Wednesday. (Don’t worry, TSA, it’s the kind of gift protected by the 1st Amendment, of course. That’s how I roll.) Stay tuned. -N.J.R.

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Letter from a Passenger: “Hi. I Really Like Your Blog. I’d Like to Share My Story of TSA-Approved Molestation.”

One of the interesting things about running a blog like this is that you sometimes get letters that start with things like “Hi, I appreciate what you’re doing. Here’s my story of government molestation.” It’s actually pretty unsettling, yet darkly … Continue reading

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Letter from a Protester: “TSA, Stop Warrantless Searches on the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.”

This next letter comes from Tamarleigh. She sent me a letter about this protest taking place tomorrow, February 2, 2013. The Facebook page for the protest to end railway searches on the MBTA in Boton is here. Their official statement … Continue reading

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