With government, the truth comes out only now and then and usually, by mistake. When it happens, it’s more often a scandal than deserving applause but just sometines, it’s wonderful. The Government Admits That TSA Body Scanners Are A Big Waste Of Money is one of those wonderful times.
I knew all along that the whole TSA thing is ridiculous and those humiliating, demeaning strip-show scanners were the cherry on top of the proof of that pudding. They are asinine; the Europeans refused them outright. If we ever needed proof that whatever possible should be left to private enterprise rather than done by ham-handed, jack-booted government, the TSA provides proof enough to convince a jury of drooling idiots. Or possibly such a jury would recognize TSA as fellows and go easy on them, maybe we’d best stick with morons for our jury. They (TSA) pulled a couple off their flight yesterday because their 18 month old daughter appeared on the ‘no fly’ list of terrorists.
But here we have the Almighty Government itself reporting to its own Congress that the doubtless, billions invested in these kludges are just as wasted as the investment in Solyndra and that’s beautiful because we knew that all the time, right? The Emperor is always naked, but we don’t often get the courtiers proclaiming it too.
So now, you know the scanners are a huge waste, I know it and Congress has been innformed. Wanna bet Congress will do something? Anything?
My bet: They’ll continue flying in private jets…