Things that make you slap your forehead… TSA edition

So, I’m sure I’ll end up on a list somewhere for this…

But the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning Americans this Thanksgiving about the national security threat of… wait for it… FRYING TURKEYS!!!

I shit you not.  The Washington Examiner gets the scoop…

“How dangerous can turkey fryers be?” asks a warning issued on the official DHS Twitter account. “Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before placing in a fryer, or this may happen.” The department linked to an ominous video highlighting the dangers of deep frying a turkey.

Meanwhile, another federal TSA airport groper (TSA is an agency of DHS) was just charged with the alleged sexual assault of a woman in Manassas Virginia while wearing his spiffy TSA blues and flashing his shiny TSA badge.

TSA spokesdrone Greg Soule dribbled that “TSA holds its personnel to the highest professional and ethical standards, and investigates all allegations of misconduct. The disturbing allegations against this individual in no way reflect the work of the more than 50,000 security officers who every day ensure the security of the traveling public.”

Greg says that a lot… In fact, it seems like every time a TSA agent is arrested for murder, child pornography, bribery, theft, statutory rape, fatal stabbing, drugs, lewdness and child molestation, stuffing travelers’ iPads down their pants, gun smuggling and the like, they trot out old Greg with the blah blah.

Here’s a radical thought:  Instead of warning us about how to properly fry turkeys, how about DHS use its official Twitter account to warn us of real security threats… Like its own TSA agents.

You can check out the list of crimes TSA “personnel” have been charged with just in the past twelve months over at Travel Underground.

 

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