Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Elizabeth Conley, Aug 19, 2012.
Words just can't do it justice.
Thanks for finding this.
This is exactly how more and more people view TSA and its collection of pervs.
What's with the white uniforms? Pedosmurfs have worn blue for years now - you'd think the makers of these videos would try a little harder to design matching costumes. I've seen this one, the "TSA Pokey-Pokey" video, and a few others and none of them came very close to the actual TSA uniform design.
That said, I like the video. Lyrically, the song pulls few punches and that's what we need - ruthlessness.
The lead singer here is one gutsy guy. His homo-erotic pantomimes are disturbing and very much to the point. He blows through the TSA's argument that it's OK to maul people's sexual organs as long as the mauler and maulee are of the same gender. He also has a go at the pedophilia and elder abuse.
I don't think the inaccuracy of the uniforms presents any problem.
Did you have any doubt as to who they were singing about? The point was made loud and clear in my opinion.
Oh, no, no doubt as to the target. It's more a sense of "what are they afraid of?" with the lack of accurate costuming. I know it used to be illegal to impersonate, through clothing, a member of the Armed Forces (there were a few Twilight Zone episodes with "US Army" soldiers in radically-different uniforms as a result of this) but I thought that went away a long time ago.
I don't think it was a fear issue. The white shirts look more professional and probably cheaper and easier to procure.
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Blue shirts would not have been nearly as effective as are the white shirts.
But harder to disguise the blue Kool-Aid stains.
But probably more expensive to clean, and much harder to hide the cupcake stains until the end of the shift.
Dang I have white uniform shirts that I got 5 years ago that are still clean and bright and the embriodery has not faded. Then again I take care of my uniforms and only lost 1 due to gross contamination from a MVC rollover into a ditch.
I'm willing to bet you have actual standards of personal hygiene, unlike the average pedosmurf.
Pretty much we have sent people home because there uniforms looked like or hygiene issues... Even had to go as far as terminating someone for chronic issues. We have annual physcial agilty testing, HPS (human patient simulation) skills testing, protocol exams and about 120-200 hours a year of CEs (More if your a Critical Care Paramedic). A smurf wouldnt survive at where I work, if they managed to get by through the hiring process.
The white shirts were prone to staining when working baggage, one day in bags and the shirt would have grime all along the front and sleeves (on long sleeve shirts). Even with dry cleaning and spot treatments, they were junk after one or two days in baggage. The same was the case for the checkpoints, but at a lesser level, you could usually get a good month or two of use out of them before the grime from the machines became too much for even accomplished laundry specialists to deal with.
So, the same filth and grime is still on the blue shirts, only now it's harder to see.
There's an analogy in there someplace.
Doober, there's nothing wrong with a bit of honest dirt. The TSA is a lot like a Municipal Department of Sanitation, sans the work ethic, integrity, morals, efficiency, functional equipment, effectiveness or vital purpose.
I don't see any need to pillory them over getting dirty. The real problem is TSA's lack of a work ethic, integrity, morals, efficiency, functional equipment, effectiveness or vital purpose.
In other words, there's no need to pillory them over getting physically dirty.
Morally dirty, on the other hand...
Department of Sanitation employees serve a useful purpose, TSA not so much!
If they're still there after the white-to-blue switch, or were hired on afterwards, they started out morally dirty.
The ones with actual morals and ethics left the agency long ago, and nobody with morals and/or ethics would start the job with the agency now.
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