Doing it right: man refuses TSA screening after flight

A magnificent video of an airline passenger interacting with TSA officers at Denver International Airport last Saturday.

Kahler Nygard flew from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Denver, but TSA clerks in Minneapolis missed the “SSSS” on his boarding pass – they failed to do the “enhanced” genital massage required by their own protocols. So they tried, with the TSA’s trademark absurdity, to fix the failure on the other end: TSA clerks met Nygard at the gate in Denver to conduct a patdown and a bag check after he landed. To make sure he wasn’t going to attack the plane that he’d just flown on and then left.

You can read accounts of Nygard’s experience in a few places: The generally insane Infowars, which nevertheless succeeded in getting Nygard’s direct account of the event, or a factually wrong, hysterically unbalanced local TV news report that makes a dude named Nygard into a Somali Muslim terrorizer who “skipped” security in Minneapolis. Do click on that last link to see how nakedly stupid most local TV reporting has become, starting with the language of the headline.

Now, the TSA’s halfwit clerks have done this kind of thing before, screening Amtrak passengers in Savannah, Georgia after they got off the train. But the great thing about this latest jackassery is the way Nygard handles himself, refusing the lead TSA clerk’s repeated demands that he “step over here” and then walk with a group of clerks to a private screening room. He just says no.

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