TSA: Republican Fear Machine
I am not making this shit up. This is not a post from the The Onion. This is an actual, U.S. taxpayer funded policy, implemented by the Republicans to “protect” us from… our fresh breath?
You can now bring toothpaste on board an airplane, in the United States, AS LONG AS YOU PUT IT IN A SMALL PLASTIC BAG before you go through the TSA screening checkpoint. If it is NOT in a baggie, then they will confiscate your toothpaste.
Quoting from the TSA’s site:
Travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag.
This is insanity. Vote Republican if you want more of your expensive cosmetics confiscated because it’s not in a FUCKING BAGGIE.
I asked the screener lady if she thought, personally, that this policy makes sense. She told me, “We get briefed daily by Washington. We know things, and there’s a good reason for this.” I’m sure they do get briefed daily. The TSA is part of the developing fascist police state that is America now.
TSA ‘s official page about their absurd baggie rule
What’s next? Proper papers to pass? Only certain, party-approved and loyal passengers allowed to fly or travel? We’re quickly getting there.
This is madness. Total madness.