"It's time to lighten up on those who are doing a thankless job of protecting us all."
No, darlin', it's time to lighten up on the completely irrational belief that there's a terrorist hiding around every corner.
If you think bullying, robbing, humiliation, and sexual assault are "minor inconveniences," there's something seriously wrong with you.
And point of logic: in all the years before October 30, 2010, when the Reign of Molestation was implemented, why weren't planes being blown out of the sky left and right? After all, you say the risk of "screaming as your burnt and battered body is falling in thin air from 30,000 feet" is so high. So where were all the terrorist attacks in all those years before the scanners and gropes were implemented? And where are all the attacks at the hundreds of thousands of non-TSA-protected places??
TSA apologists never want to answer these questions.