John Pistole

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    TSA Admits Screwup in Shakedown of Old Ladies

    After months of intense internal debate, the TSA decided that mistakes were made when two elderly women -- who claim they were subject to strip searches (!) -- were examined at Kennedy Airport in November, The Associated Press reports (via USA Today). Homeland Security Officials, prompted by the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    TSA Pat-Down of 6-Year-Old Girl to Be Reviewed

    After public outcry over this video of a 6-year-old girl receiving a thorough pat-down from a TSA agent, which we posted yesterday (gleaning more than 100 comments), the TSA and Congress are promising to look at their policies for screening small children, reports the Washington Post.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Dear Rest-of-America: Stop Freaking Out At The TSA, You Divas. (or "Shut Up, I Have a Flight to Catch.")

    ​Yes, we're all for excited for the government subsidized handjobs many of us are about to receive courtesy the TSA during our holiday travels. And by excited, we mean: "preemptively traumatized, and preemptively pissed." But do you ever imagine how the TSA screeners themselves feel?