Where was John Tyner when he said “If you touch my junk, I will have you arrested”!
A. – At the Collingswood Flea Market
B. – At the Jones’ yard sale in my neighborhood.
C. – At the Airports’ TSA security line.
If you guessed “C” then you guessed right (and that means you aren’t living under a rock!).
OMG! This is all I have heard about today! Like this is something new? Just last month my husband got the “Pat Down” at the Airport & I have seen hundreds of other people experience this…yet today, this is the hottest news to talk about?! I thought this was old news!
So here is what happened:
This John Tyner was at the Airport, going through TSA security checkpoints and he refused to go through the new body scanner that they are using. As protocol has it, if you refuse to go through the scanner, your option is to get a “pat down” (as seen on cop shows since the Dragnet days!). Well, this John Tyner wasn’t happy about that! So as the TSA agent was giving an explanation of how he would be “Patting him down” he said “If you touch my junk I will have you arrested”. The TSA Agent informed him that he needed to call a supervisor since he made that statement (OF COURSE! that statements says “I am going to sue you and have your job”, so he had to protect himself!).
Long story short…John Tyner never went on his trip. TSA is pretty straight forward – If you don’t go through security, you don’t get on the plane! I personally like that rule. But apparently there are many people who disagree with me. Here is my case…
I fly often and have been very inconvenienced at the TSA security. I too have bitched & moaned about the time delay (it’s just human nature to complain). And through it all…I am so happy that they are there doing their jobs. I gladly take my shoes, belt, sweater & bracelets off. I gladly pull out my laptop, ziploc filled with liquid items & electronics. I gladly step aside to be searched more thoroughly when it is requested of me. I actually get excited, because to me it means that they are doing their jobs!
They are not there to get their “Jollys”. TSA is there to protect the people, the planes & America from another tragedy. I say “Thank You” and I gladly oblige. The day I stop believing this, is the day I stop flying.
John Tyners’ first problem is that he didnt want to go through the Body Scanner. Me? I kinda agree with that. Not because I am worried about someone seeing an image of my body…but because I am not convinced that the radiation is safe. (Although, I think people wearing burkas or other large garments that could hide so much should HAVE TO be scanned. That is just common sense! Cut the “I don’t want to profile and hurt anyones feelings” crap, because this is about safety, and safety supersedes political correctness!)
So I would agree to be patted down. I have nothing to hide. I sacrifice a little inconvenience for the safety of all. I am getting on a plane with many other people, and that is a privilege, not a right. And everyone else on that plane deserves to have the comfort that I am not hiding anything. I personally don’t want to get on a plane & worry about someone having circumvented TSA!
John Tyner needs to get over himself and start thinking about the collective good for Airline travel and that is preventing terrorists from attacking us again! Does he really think that TSA agent wanted to touch his junk?!
I remember when everyone was freaking out that their pocketbooks and carry-ons were being scanned. I remember when everyone was freaking out about having to take off their shoes! I remember when people were freaking out about not bringing liquid or sharp instruments through security…and now this is the new thing. TSA security keeps evolving & changing due to threats and concerns that we (the general public are not even aware of. As Americans, we need to kinda “go with the flow” as it is a learning process for all of us, and totally for our own good!
Sure, could the process be improved? Yes. Is it flawless? No. Are there always a few bad eggs in ANY job place, that abuse authority and should be fired? YES. But I believe that the TSA is doing the best they can to keep America & Americans safe.
So if the TSA agent accidentally touched this guys junk, I say “Who freaking cares!”
It is simple to me…If you want to fly, you have to follow the rules…or don’t get on my plane!
Just my opinion…..What’s yours?