“The TSA Blues”

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Ben Roper receives our “TSA Sleuth of the Month Award.” He found and forwarded me a link to “The Eric Clapton Fan Club Magazine” — admittedly not a website Your Intrepid Reporter frequents. It seems Mr. Clapton is as disgusted with the sexual assault and irradiation at the airports as the rest of us. He announced plans to boycott aviation in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine and specifically blamed the TSA’s “security” sham: “…for me, the struggle is the travel. And the only way you can beat that is by throwing so much money at it that you make a loss. So … [w]hen I’m 70, I’ll stop. I won’t stop playing or doing one-offs, but I’ll stop touring, I think. … And security. I never get it right. I forget to take off my belt, or I have change in my pocket. Next thing I know, ‘Can you come over here please?’ I just don’t want to do that anymore.”

Who does?

Mr. Roper added in his email to me, “Not only do [the TSA’s thugs] steal our dignity, now they’re stealing our music! Ugh!” No wonder he entitled his note, so to speak, “The TSA Blues.”

9:02 am on March 4, 2013