Tag Archive: Transportation in the United States

Spice That Up For You?

I’m assuming this is not perverts pretending to be TSA agents so they can put stuff in our drinks:

The latest — well, not the latest, actually, just finally picked up by the mainstream media — is that TSA agents, while randomly roaming around at the gate, well past the checkpoint, are not only singling out passengers for yet another grope or a paw through the bags, but also “testing” the beverages they’re drinking.

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The Slowest Stimulus

Barack Obama is supposed to talk jobs tonight. Of course, what he’s really going to talk is spending, likely on our “crumbling infrastructure”. Gregg Eastebrook has a roundup of what our efforts to deal with this cost:

*Boston’s Big Dig, mostly funded by the federal taxpayer though benefits went exclusively to Massachusetts, was supposed to take 10 years at a cost of $6.2 billion in today’s dollars. Instead it took 21 years and cost $22

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The TSA Pushback

Our wonderful TSA reached new lows recently with their pat down of a baby and a groping of a MIss USA contestant that reduced her to tears. And they’re finally beginning to reap some pushback.

First, Texas:

The Texas House of Representatives late on Thursday approved a bill that would make invasive pat-downs at Texas airports a crime, after a former Miss USA said she felt “molested” at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport last month.

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