Once more with feeling: TSA finds anomaly in granny's crotch

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Atlantic: TSA to My Mother-in-Law: 'There's an Anomaly in the Crotch Area'

    Also discussed in Atlantic Wire: TSA Found 'Anomaly' in Jeffrey Goldberg's Mother-in-Law's Crotch Area
  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    If Miss Manners hasn't mentioned it, then it would be because she took it for granted.



    This is the first time I've been glad my tiny, sweet little maternal grandmother has gone to her eternal reward.

    This country has gone to the dogs.
  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    So, first there's an anomaly in the crotch, and then there isn't.

    Either there was a false negative or a false positive. Either way, it's patently obvious to anyone with a brain that the damn things don't work.
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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    ...and they're wearing blue shirts.
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  5. I'm confused. What's this crotch everybody's talking about? I thought it was called a "resistance."
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    THE BEST comment of all time!

    Please post it far and wide!
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Comment I left at Goldberg's post:

    Disband the TSA. Now.​

    And those of you who can make the decision -- and there are millions of us -- stop flying. Bring the airlines to their knees. Then watch how fast things change.​

    The airlines are complicit. The airlines are complicit in this abuse. They're getting special privileges for their own employees while the hoi polloi have to endure abuse, and they're happy for Uncle Sam to take over security so they don't have to pay for it. Then they can pretend they don't approve of the TSA.​

    Stop flying. The civil rights movement wouldn't have succeeded with marches and protests and sit-ins and fire hoses alone. Economic boycotts work.​

    Money talks. You have to hit these people in the pocketbook.​

    If you aren't forced to fly for work or for a medical condition, then you don't have to fly. Stop supporting this corrupt, abusive system.​
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I invited her to join TUG.
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  9. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I think she'd make a wonderful addition. But either way, she's a TUGer at heart.
  10. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    I think this is the only way anything will change. Money talks in this country - always has and always will. As long as people are buying plane tickets and putting up with the abuse by the TSA nobody has any incentive at all to change a thing. When are people going to wake up in this country and understand that as long as they keep flying the TSA is going to continue abusing them? As soon as airports start looking like ghost towns you bet things will change and quickly too.
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I've been urging a boycott for two years. And been told I'm full of (expletive deleted) for it for just as long. I know this country is nowhere near ready for a mass action like this, but I'll still continue to call for it.

    By the way, love this guy, who's left several hilarious, right-on comments:
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Sommer and Bill, I invoked your names again, in responding to pantywaist "jjdynomite"; you might want to chime in:
  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Who is it here who keeps saying that one of these days the smurfs are gonna kill somebody? Here ya go:
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  15. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Absolutely agree. There are TONS of people not flying or severely restricting their flying because of these jerks. Our family not taking in excess of 20 flights a year that we otherwise would. Don't believe the jackasses when they say the the number is small. This is an awfully Long Tail, and it's gonna eventually reach up and strangle the air industry.
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  16. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    They keep saying that air travel is rebounding and every year the number of enplanements drops by 4%. The number of major airlines can now be counted on one hand but everything is just fine.
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  17. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yeah, just like Ben Bernanke. Everything is just peachy.
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  18. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Blogdad Bob, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Blogdad Bob, white courtesy phone, please.
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  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    :) :D ^ ^ ^ >3!
  20. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I've been having a field day posting over there. The security agency apparatchiks are out in full force, especially "Jed Rothwell," "Mr. Fusion," and I forget who all else. And, of course, I was called, essentially, a moron for urging a boycott of the airlines. 'S okay. Being called a moron by such people is a badge of honor. Plant the seed, get people thinking about it, gotta start somewhere.

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