A TSA Agent is in Hot Water After Failing to Recognize That the District of Columbia Was in the United States

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A TSA Agent is in Hot Water After Failing to Recognize That the District of Columbia Was in the United States
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An Orlando TSA agent refused to let this man fly after not recognizing his nation's own capital on his ID. Check out the full story here:

DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Caught in the Act of the Day: TSA Agent Found with Stolen iPad

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ABC News reports that 381 TSA employees have been fired for stealing from passengers. They decided to do an investigation into the matter and ended up catching one TSA employee red-handed!

Experiment of the Day: TSA Threshold Test

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Experiment of the Day: TSA Threshold Test
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If uncles don't use their nephews to test the limits of the TSA in the name of homeland security, WHO WILL?

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day

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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day
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Michelle Dunaj, who is dying of leukemia, was Hawaii-bound for one of the last trips of her life. But the TSA in Seattle made it memorable for a different reason:

She called Alaska Airlines ahead of time to request a wheelchair and to ask how her medicines should be separated for the security line.

"I did everything they asked me to do, so I didn't think it would be an issue," she said.

But Dunaj says nothing went right at the security checkpoint. A machine couldn't get a reading on her saline bags, so a TSA agent forced one open, contaminating the fluid she needs to survive. She says agents also made her lift up her shirt and pull back the bandages holding feeding tubes in place. Dunaj needs those tubes because of organ failure. With other passengers staring, Dunaj says she asked for privacy and was turned down.

"They just said that it was fine; the location we were at was fine," she said.

TSA is responding to a request to look into the incident.

[thanks, bob!]

Don't Keep The Change of the Day

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Don't Keep The Change of the Day
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Don't Keep The Change of the Day: The TSA disclosed today that it had collected a total of $409,085.56 in coins from forgetful or neglectful passengers over the course of 2010.

Rifling through what amounts to the world's most profitable couch, the TSA turned up $376,480.39 in domestic currency and $32,605.17 in foreign coins.

Follow Up of the Day: The TSA Defends Its Cupcake Confiscation

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Follow Up of the Day: The TSA Defends Its Cupcake Confiscation
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Follow Up of the Day: The TSA's infamous Blogger Bob finally got around to defending his agency's most recent overreaching scandal: Cupcake-gate.

In a post on the TSA's blog, "Bob" writes that Rebecca Hains' "Wicked Good Cupcake" was not "your everyday, run-of-the-mill cupcake," but a jar filled with "a thick layer of icing," which c