John Gross, a resident of Indianapolis’ south side, was leaving Florida with the remains of his grandfather — Mario Mark Marcaletti, a Sicilian immigrant who worked for the Penn Central Railroad in central Indiana — in a tightly sealed jar marked “Human Remains…”
“They opened up my bag, and I told them, ‘Please, be careful. These are my grandpa’s ashes,’” Gross told RTV6′s Norman Cox. “She picked up the jar. She opened it up…. She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.”
Gross says about a quarter to a third of the contents spilled on the floor, leaving him frantically trying to gather up as much as he could while anxious passengers waited behind him.
“She didn’t apologize. She started laughing. I was on my hands and knees picking up bone fragments.”
Emphasis ours. No-one good, decent, moral or honest is employed by TSA in any capacity whatsoever. These payroll patriots illustrate the depressing fact that every society, however great, contains within it the sort of inhuman monsters that staffed the Gulags and the Einsatzgruppen.
Mr Gross has asked for one thing: an apology. He’ll get it, of course, about the fifth of Never. That’s not how they roll.
We are waiting to hear reax from the TSA’s mealy-mouthed mouthpiece “Blogger Bob” Burns — who, Reason notes, is paid handsomely to mock TSA’s captive victims, and whom Flight Wisdom calls, aptly , “the Tokyo Rose of the modern age.” (Actually, he’s more like Lord Haw-Haw — he takes delight in serving evil, and is the only one who thinks he’s funny. What ever became of Haw-Haw, he’s not on the radio any more?). Over-under is: Bob won’t mention it, but he has probably joined the Grandad-dumper in a few peals of cruel, mocking laughter. That’s the sort of man he is. A TSA man.
No one good, decent, moral, or honest is or ever has been employed by TSA.
Hat tip, Jim Treacher: DC Trawler | The Daily Caller.
Update1: Here’s Blogger Bob’s denial of a previous case of TSA grave robbery. They didn’t do it, they never saw the bag, they never make mistakes. The critics are liars — all of them. The TSA workers are all saints — especially the thieves and pervs. The chocolate ration is being raised from 30 to 20 grams. And we have always been at war with Eastasia.
Update 2: Here’s yet a third case of mishandled cremains, although in this case it was TSA combining with US Airways to ascend its usual pinnacles of imbecility, immorality, incompetence and indifference. (We give you alliteration in alphabetic order. Because we’re cool like that).
Kevin was a former Special Forces weapons man (MOS 18B, before the 18 series, 11B with Skill Qualification Indicator of S). His focus was on weapons: their history, effects and employment. He started WeaponsMan.com in 2011 and operated it until he passed away in 2017. His work is being preserved here at the request of his family.