Archive for the ‘DHS/TSA’ Category

Ode To A Rose

Myrtle Rose is a 75-year-old widow who, according to news reports, has been flying “since the mid-1960s and even performed as a wing walker until five or six years ago.” She’s in the news this week, but not because her award-winning Piper J-3 Cub has a teddy bear strapped into its front seat. Instead, her [...]

Annoying the TSA is not a crime

The latest entry in the growing effort to beat back the TSA’s powers comes out of Albuquerque, N.M. There’s a lot going on in this case — and readers are cautioned to consider the extent to which, if any, this case is a legal precedent for other locations — but the punchlines are: Passengers have [...]

Orange you scared yet?

By the time you read this, according to USAToday (yeah, I know…), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security should have announced it is ditching the color-coded “terrorism alert system” with which we’ve been plagued since 2001. Good riddance: Its elimination is long overdue. The system was vague at best, and really did little more than [...]