Bloomberg Columnist Says Stop Being A Pussy About TSA Touching

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Will you be traveling by air this holiday? Have you been complaining about the Transportation Safety Administration new procedure, wherein you're asked to (digitally) bare all or have you crotch grabbed? One Bloomberg columnist has a suggestion for coping with the indignity. I'm paraphrasing, but, essentially: shut the fuck up. You're a sex addict anyway, so just roll over and take it.

Enduring security screening is all we are asked to do in the war on terror while others are subjected to multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. It should be embarrassing to shirk our part in averting another attack. Yet for a loud minority being touched by a TSA agent is too much of an inconvenience.

Enter John Tyner, a guy with a cell-phone camera who decided against the full-body image in favor of the pat-down, achieving instant celebrity when he warned the agent “touch my junk and I’ll have you arrested.” To him, let me say, in another cliche of the moment, Man up! For a country where porn gets the most Internet traffic and the TV family hour is awash in sex, it’s interesting that the place where we’ve decided to get prudish is an antiseptic exercise where the purpose is to keep a 747 with 500 people on board from being blown up.

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