Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Media videos of TSA pat-down of minor at Dallas airport borders on c.p.

The Dallas Morning News reports on a disturbing incident at DF airport where a 13-year old boy with some developmental issues received a pat down, apparently quite publicly, that some would see as physically humiliating.  The story is here.

There are videos of this incident but I won’t embed one because it could be interpreted as c.p.

One Facebook friend said she wants to give up flying out of moral support over the incident.
In 2002, I briefly considered becoming a TSA screener while still living in Minneapolis and went to a job fair.  I was concerned about the pat down issue, especially because I am “public” online about my sexual orientation, by analogy to how the military “don’t ask don’t tell” was processed at the time.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Suddenly, "Oklahoma!" is not OK

An Oklahoma GOP state senator was found in a most compromising situation, as explained in this Towleroad story.

I suppose he could say he was tempted, or that the underage was mature for his age and wanted power over him (which was a point that Milo Yiannopoulos has made before, to the great offense of many people, who don’t know the term ephebophilia).

Oklahoma is OK, except when under the gun for F5 tornadoes.  When I lived in Dallas in the 80s, I got to know the state all too well.