CNN has an interesting piece discussing one of the stranger items on the TSA's "suspicious behavior" list. Apparently expressing a negative opinion on TSA screening practices warrants additional screening:
"Expressing your contempt about airport procedures -- that's a First Amendment-protected right," said Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works as legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. "We all have the right to express our views, and particularly in a situation where the government is demanding the ability to search you."
"It's circular reasoning where, you know, I'm going to ask someone to surrender their rights; if they refuse, that's evidence that I need to take their rights away from them. And it's simply inappropriate," he said.
I'm flying from JFK to San Francisco on May 8th. In the last two years I've flown at least 15 times, I've been singled out for enhanced screening no less than 10 of those times, and that's without expressing my opinion about the TSA and it's fumbling idiocy.
So, Unnamed Ill-mannered Powertripping Transportation "Safety" Administration Agent, I've called you out. I'll be arriving extra early at the airport on that fateful Sunday; don't let me down.