It's certainly not the worst governmental abuse of our civil liberties. Give me a choice between getting fondled by the TSA and having AT&T spy on me on behalf of the NSA, and I'll take the latter. At least it's my choice to get on a plane, and I can do everything in my power to minimize time spent at airports. I also assume you ladies would rather be fondled at the airport than have Republicans put a lock on your uterus. And at least those TSA people are engaging in non-discriminatory groping, as opposed to the manhandling brown and black people get from police on city streets and sidewalks.As you can see, it's the same old ". . . but the Republicans are even worse" routine that we keep hearing from the Dems. Sad that even after this strategy lost them the Congress three weeks ago, they still repeat the same chant with the insistence of a broken record.
Another progressive blogger treated the subject with even less intellectual grace. She suggested that people who resent the pat-downs and the body scans are all homophobic. So now we, the autistics, will have to deal both with panic attacks resulting from being touched by strangers and with explaining that we do not hate gays, we just have a neurological condition that makes this procedure especially traumatic for us. Of course, the autistics are far from being the only group who has a legitimate, non-homophobic reason for detesting these procedures. I can think of at least five on the spot. Apparently, the progressive blogger in question cannot.