From the narrator of the Honey Badger who just doesn’t give a shit vid.
(Newser) – An Alaskan state lawmaker opted to spend 12 hours on a ferry home instead of submitting to what she described as an “invasive” TSA search at a Seattle airport. Sharon Cissna, a Democrat, says she was told she would have to be patted down after a body scan displayed the scars from her breast cancer, AP reports. TSA regulations state that officers “will need to see and touch your prosthetic device, cast, or support brace as part of the screening process.”
“Facing the agent I began to remember what my husband and I’d decided after the previous intensive physical search. That I never had to submit to that horror again!” Cissna said. “It would be difficult, we agreed, but I had the choice to say no, this twisted policy did not have to be the price of flying to Juneau.”
We need emergency kittens stat!
From TPM Memo:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has laid down an ultimatum to the 14 state Senate Democrats who’ve gone AWOL to stop Walker’s union-busting budget from going forward: come home, vote on a budget or I’ll start laying off state workers. Like, next week.
Tomorrow night, the Worcester Public Library is hosting a Black Culture Movie Night in the Banx Room and a neo-Klan group (North East White Pride) in the Saxe Room.
From The Consumerist:
Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List.
“We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren’t allowed to come into our business,” one employee tells travel journalist Christopher Elliott. “We have the right to refuse service to anyone.”
She says that whenever a TSA agent attempts to dine at the restaurant, “we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave… Their kind aren’t welcomed in our establishment.”
The restaurant claims that 90% of its patrons are in agreement with their stance and that the local police have actually helped escort TSA workers of the premises.
And we have found a replacement for David Attenborough.