Archive for April 6th, 2011
If there is one thing the world is not short of, it’s pain and suffering. We’ve all got stuff going on that makes us dislike life just a little bit more. However, there are little rays of joy out there that try and show us that life isn’t all about government shutdowns and terror bombings.
Take this lady. Her name is Val Baul from Roeland Park, Kansas and she is known as the Bunny Lady. She’s a kid at heart who goes around with her basket of confetti-filled eggs and spreads a bit of joy by singing silly songs about rabbits. She dresses up in a pink bunny outfit (and not a perverse one either) and goes around trying to brighten up life wherever she goes.
By the way, we need people like that in our world.
Well, the Bunny Lady showed up in the Philadelphia Airport and while spreading joy, the TSA showed up. When asked what was in her egg basket (confetti-filled eggs), the Bunny Lady cracked one open and sprinkled confetti over top of the TSA agent. The TSA wasn’t amused, slapped her in handcuffs, and put her in the airport pokey for three hours with a misdemeanor charge.
So here’s another example of how the Transportation Safety Administration (also known as the airport Gestapo) is out of hand. Ms. Baul had already gone through the airport screening with no problems at all, so there was no reason why another TSA agent would have to bother her.
Need more examples? Here’s a Top Ten List. Some of the most notable:
- A male cancer survivor having his urine back burst all over him during a pat down screen.
- A woman required to remove her nipple piercings in front of TSA agents – a couple were male, even, but was denied a private check and didn’t know a pat-down was allowed.
- Several tales of children being harassed and required to remove articles of clothing and another disabled boy forced to walk through the screener without his leg braces.
- Another woman required to remove her breast prosthesis in plain view.
- Others refusing pat-down having their bodies photographed with x-ray scanners.
And speaking about the scanners, when called to the carpet by Congress regarding them and the radiation they produce (which is about ten times as much as previously reported), TSA refused to show up to the House Oversight Committee meeting. I guess they don’t think they are accountable to anyone, much less the people they grope and gawk at.
I guess that just goes to show you that the only ones allowed to have fun in an airport these days is the T&A…er…TSA…that is.