Blogdad Bob Really Annoyed Me This Time!

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FliesWay2Much, May 25, 2012.

  1. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    I am really annoyed beyond belief that Blogdad Bob is making the gullible believe that the TSA has ANYTHING to do with hurricane prediction, tracking, and disaster relief! He insulted the 23,000 people who work for NOAA, the 17,000 people who work for FEMA, and everyone of us.

    A couple of you guys know why I'm royally ticked. If anyone else wants to know, just shoot me a PM.

    Geez -- just what I needed the Friday before a 3-day weekend.

  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Thanks for the link. Am I wrong to surmise that mentioning TSA in the hurricane info means that they'll be showing up along with FEMA to grope any survivors? This is just plain weird. Sounds like a plea..."See, we care about you folks. We're more than just sc*mbags who feel up your privates"
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's part of the newly mandated Federal Testicular Assurance Program (FTAP), which is not to be confused with their National Crotch Assessement Program (NCAP). After a major disaster, it's important to get new baseline data on how everything survived.
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  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Working for TSA makes one omniscient.

    They get hired from Burger King and instantly become experts in radiology, physiology, Constitutional law and explosives. Some even become psychic, knowing a travelers intentions even before they do.

    Bob has been with TSA since it's inception so meteorology should be easy for one as brilliant as BB. He also has access to SSI and reports that give him special insight into terrorist hurricane activities that would terrify we mere mortals.
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    As if Burger King would have them.
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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I don't get it. What can they possibly do? They're going to tweet info?

    If I lived in a hurricane region, the last place, the very last place I'd go is some dumb twitter account put together by the TSA.
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  7. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I suppose next they will keep us posted about the elementary school lunch menu too?
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    One of yours apparently. FOBB:
  9. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    TSA has had folks that go to disaster areas like during the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Houston :

    During a time of natural disaster, I would think that having as many channels giving the basic emergency information out as possible, would be a good thing. TSA has had response plans in place for quite some time now, I know because our airport sent some people to Houston during the Ike aftermath. The claim is not that we do any of the work with tracking or prediction, merely that we will tweet what comes from FEMA and continue to aid in the disaster relief process like we have in the past.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    While their defrocked priest is messing with your daughter! :D
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  11. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Yep, you go the aid in disasters, you sure do. You send people to grope those trying to get on planes to fly out of the disaster area and generally make their lives even more miserable.
  12. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    And speaking of the TSA and hurricanes, I found this which I'd not seen before:
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Love it: "tsunami of ineffectiveness"! :D
  14. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    I would point out that Ike was in 2008 and Chertoff was looking for anything to boost the image of FEMA. His job was on the line after Katrina and he certainly wasn't going to lose it over a hurricane and "You're doing a heck of a job, Brownie." On Skeltor's watch, FEMA had been decimated and reduce to a second-class agency within DHS. Funding and human resources were cut drastically. Coordination and emergency response plans with state & local governments were either disbanded or ill-prepared. Back in 2008, you people had to volunteer because the Chertoff FEMA couldn't do the job itself.

    Today, FEMA is world-class. The Director, Craig Fugate, is acknowledged by both sides of the aisle as the best director FEMA has ever had. He was the Florida state emergency management director for many years before Obama appointed him for the FEMA job. For the most part, Nappy is smart enough to stay out of his way.

    Read The State of FEMA 2012: Support from other DHS agencies was directed by Congress post-Katrina because of what I described above. Everything in that self-promoting video is now being done by FEMA employees or state & local first responders. This FY 2013 budget report notes that FEMA has identified other DHS agency personnel as "gap-fillers." You job in support of FEMA today is to make sure first responders and evacuees can get in & out of airports quickly and without interference. In other words -- don't be stupid at airports in and near disaster recovery operations.
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  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    It would be much better for all involved to send TSA into the disaster area prior to a hurricane. We always need more sandbags along the beach, and be sure to take the TSA Pedophile X-priest too!
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  16. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I can contradict nothing you have said, however, making the claim that TSA is trying to imply that they are involved in the scientific or run-up process is not correct. The post simply lets folks know the assistance that TSA will be rendering during emergency situations. It is now part of the dissemination process for alerts and the employees have been gap-fillers for a bit. We have had lists of volunteers for natural disaster response since at least 2006 (because I was on it for a couple of years). When we filled out the forms and volunteered, we were informed we could do anything from work at local airports to help speed the evacuation procedures and transit of relief supplies (most likely usage) to filling sandbags along coastal regions if the mobilization took place far enough in advance or we were in the region to start with. There was also some indication that TSA employees may be called upon to distribute supplies in stricken areas, all of those are pretty much "gap filler" positions that can be of a positive impact.
    *Disclaimer* I have been off of those teams for about 3 years now, so I do not know what the positions entail at this point.

    I like Fugate, he has done some fantastic work and hopefully, they will leave him alone for the foreseeable future because he is making meaningful advances. I am simply pointing out that taking a shot at TSA for doing what FEMA has asked them to do, and publishing a report of what is going to be done to assist FEMA in the future is a bit off point.
  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The problem with using TSA employees as sandbags would be the toxic effluent.
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  18. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    well someone has to make sure the disaster victims don't leave the area with more than 3 oz of liquids, gels or aerosol, someone has to go through and have them 'involuntary surrender" the stuff they did manage to salvage....:p
  19. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    That's the scariest part. You have to choose between letting looters have your valuables or "voluntarily" surrendering them to the TSA filth. Some choice.
  20. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    As "gap-fillers" no way in (expletive deleted) TSA employees should be allowed near unattended homes, given the record of government-paid looting at the airports. Now wholesale re-assignment of TSA to a less-risky supporting role, like filling sandbags, I could live with...:D

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