Remember, as you watch the passionate arguments over the TSA's invasive screening procedures: If you love America, love this too. It's our vibrant, free society at work. It's a sign of success, not failure.
With all of the recent controversy and negative press TSA has been getting, you're bound to be a little concerned over pat-downs and your privacy. I'm here to tell you that you could, and should, make it enjoyable.
This week, Facebook unveiled its potential "email killer" -- a new messaging service that combines IM, SMS, and e-mail in a single inbox -- and Tony Parker found out that the misuse of his current messaging service was a "marriage killer." In politics, messages of a different kind were sent from George Soros to the White House ("You gotta man up!"), from the House Ethics Committee to Charlie Rangel ("You gotta pay your taxes, man!"), and from the new GOP majority to America's unemployed ("We don't care if it's almost Christmas, no benefits extension for you!"). But the week's buzziest story centered on a software engineer's showdown with TSA security screeners when he refused to submit to a full-body scan or enhanced pat-down search. As put upon travelers across America encounter the newest Thanksgiving tradition -- having your junk groped for the holidays -- in a cave far, far away, are bin Laden and al-Zawahiri exchanging high-fives?