Music and backscatter at SMF

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to insert this video clip into a post so I was pleased to read Screening methods leading some to drive, not fly in Sacramento on

“We were thinking of flying to Oregon to see our family but instead we’re going to drive 11 hours,” said Sonja Wilson, 49, of Sacramento. Wilson said she flew two years ago and received a less invasive pat-down than those used in recent weeks. Still, she felt violated and doesn’t want a more thorough frisking. “I already felt totally sexually assaulted back then,” she said. “I can’t imagine what it must be like now.”

Ohh kay. I don’t get out much, so please share your experiences with airport security. Is it really this bad? I did learn that… “of the two secondary screening procedures – Backscatter scan and enhanced pat-down – Sacramento International only has the enhanced pat-down procedure available.” Man, that’s a relief.

I also read that there is an annual (meaning this is not the first year? I’m so NotRonTopofIt) Holiday Entertainment Program at Sacramento International Airport.

The Sacramento County Airport System’s annual Holiday Entertainment Program showcases a variety of the nation’s best talent in free, intimate performances from the week of Thanksgiving to the end of December.

Very interesting. Here’s the 2010 Schedule. Cool idea.

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3 thoughts on “Music and backscatter at SMF”

  1. No cancer machines for me. So patdown only, and they’ll have to do it right. 1) This morning I realized I am a woman trapped in a man’s body after all, so I’ll need a female TSA agent to “pat” me down (thank you GLBT activists for protecting my rights!), and 2) I’m taking everything off and DEMANDING a patdown. A very thorough one. Or two- I might just go through the line again…


  2. This definitely goes to the “should this really be public info?” point you made about mall security. Putting aside the point of whether the security procedures are invasive, if they are not fully in place everywhere, doesn’t that just make the airports missing the full suite of procedures more dangerous?


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