Well, the end of the TSA as we know it, anyways. They're apparently evolving into a much more... comprehensive agency. Which I am sure fills all of you with a surfeit of warm fuzzies, right?
Well, maybe not so much.
When the Minnesota Vikings faced off against the Green Bay Packers last weekend in Minneapolis, the big story wasn't that the Vikings defeated the Pack to secure a wildcard berth. It was, strangely, the TSA.
But almost no one noticed when the Department of Homeland Security signaled its intent to broaden the scope of its off-airport searches even more in 2013. Buried deep in the Federal Register in late November was a notice that could dramatically shift the focus of transportation security. It involves the government's efforts to "establish the current state of security gaps and implemented countermeasures throughout the highway mode of transportation" through the Highway Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) program.
I find it incredibly amusing, by the way, that this comes hot on the heels of a friend of a friend on Facebook insisting that the Democrats are the "less fascist" party.