Video Cleveland color guard ~2007

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Old uniforms, pudgy color guard, still nauseating ....

  2. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    A disgrace to the people who have died to protect this country.
  3. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    My husband belongs to the VFW color guard - these are former military in their 60's, 70's and 80's and they put these people to shame! I'm confused as to the purpose of the TSA color guard. The VFW color guard attends military funerals to make sure every veteran is given the respect he or she deserves. What does the TSA color guard do except look sloppy?
  4. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    I've seen cub scout packs with better color guards than that. At least all of the uniforms matched with the cubs.

    TSA color guard = massive failure yet again.
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The purpose, in my opinion, is the same as the purpose of putting them in blue uniforms and fake badges at the airport -- to confer on them higher status, more authority, gravitas, so that we the people will be more compliant.
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  6. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Wow, that was painful. Physical fitness aside, here are some memorable moments:
    1. The two airport employees leaning up against the wall while the whole thing was going on.
    2. Did someone add the Enya soundtrack to the video or did the TSA actually play Enya music over the loudspeaker in the terminal during the ceremony? (Good Heavens!)
    3. I liked the crisp about face when the clerk closed the plexiglass gate.
    4. What was everyone saluting? The Enya music? The Colors? You salute the colors (or remove your hat & place your hand over your heart) when the Colors are moving, not when they are stationary. The only exception is when the National Anthem is played.
    5. I think I saw one of the x-ray clerks reaching for a Kleenex as the honor guard was leaving.
    6. What were they doing stopping in front of all of the passengers? Was it a pass in review? Did they expect a passenger to conduct an open-ranks inspection? (Wished I had been there -- I think I remember how to do one!)
    7. Did they shut down the checkpoint? I'm assuming it was about 0859 EDT, so there had to have been people simply wanting to be groped so they could get on their flight.
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Hands around the legs with thumbs held stiffly upward, slide up forcefully until you encounter "resistance" and the smurf screams.
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  8. Question -- Am I mistaken, or is the blue flag a TSA flag? What's that about? Do branches of the military carry their own flag beside the US flag? Does the postal service have a flag for the mail carriers to rally around?
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

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  10. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Well, that is the Official Song of 9/11™. It wouldn’t be any weirder than having screeners dressed up in their whacker best singing “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” during Christmastime in LAX last December. :rolleyes:

    The camera work is very amateur, but you can hear whatever the screeners shouted at 1:30, for instance. Would someone go to that much trouble dubbing a poorly shot video?
  11. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

  12. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I still get sick when i see those videos as they managed to destroy some pretty good songs. I cant listen to Enya(A day without rain), Lonestar (Already There), Lee Greenwood (God bless the USA), or Neil Diamond (Coming to America) without getting physically ill.

    Then slightly course im starting to see some very interesting uses of Drowning Pools "Let the bodies hit the floor" where the common thing is that people are sick of the government, corporate greed, and being screwed and what there suggesting is a bit shocking to me even with my "extreme views".

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