Go Pound Sand, TSA

Since going blind, I’ve traveled a lot. Many trips to California. A bunch to NY and Jersey. Texas. Tennessee. Georgia. Detroit. Heck, I even flew to Mexico, solo.

I’ve never had too many problems with TSA, but I know they get their share of grief. IMO? In the past few years, they’ve more than earned it. On the return trip from the #HowEyeSeeIt shoot I did up in New York, I had my first really bad run-in with the TSA Gestapo, including an agent who thought she could run roughshod over us, telling Pam that she couldn’t record or take pictures of security, and that she had to stop. I told her, no, we didn’t, because I know better. If you want to find out just how well the TSA treated this disabled passenger, who had told agents that he needed assistance and was taken to the checkpoint with my wife, who I was almost immediately separated from, before agents allowed my property to be ripped off right beneath their noses? Click the vid.


If the TSA wants to bitch about me posting it? Too bad. If they want to come after me for it?  Go pound sand,  you inept, incompetent mouth-breathers. You know where to find me. Actually, you probably don’t, because it was apparent that you’re clueless, at least in Newark. Hint: I’m from SWFL and I’m still in the e-phone book. Your super security skills oughta at least get you close. Just to start you off, that thing you’ll be sitting on in the plane? That’s your ass. That thing that bends in the middle of your arm? That’s your elbow. Now that you can tell one from the other.

  • Al

    Couldn’t have said it better, my friend!

  • Mario

    I asked a TSA Agent in Washington, DC during a brief layover where the Mall was, how close to the Mall was I (You see I only had a couple hours and I wanted to visit the great and noble DC Mall, the place where Martin Luther KIng Jr., made his famous… well you guys get it, DC, the Mall.) The agent asked me what mall I wanted. Did I want to get sneakers? Mouth breathers…. all.

  • SouthernBelle Barbie

    Oh Joe, I could *feel* you palpitating with frustration! I’m truly
    surprised that you didn’t get louder! I’m sorry you had to experience that ;-(

    Good job on the video Pam!

    Now, if *I* had been there, I guarantee you the whole terminal would have
    been able to hear me! I’m great at making a scene!
    It’s a shame you didn’t get the name of the
    TSA wench and her picture. We could have made up a ton of memes with her face,
    and different captions to circulate!

    Joe, have you considered filing suit?

    Barbie xo