Pending bill in US House: No More Police Impersonations for TSA Clerks

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Elizabeth Conley, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Blackburn is a Congressional rep, not a state rep.
    http://blackburn.house.gov/
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I know that, and if you'll take the time to read my post in is entirely, you will see that was distinguishing between the two events.
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Done.

    God, there are a lot of TSA apologist idiots posting over there.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ah, sorry. The only Tennessee thing I know about is Marsha Blackburn, Congressional rep from Tennessee. I didn't realize there was another action, a state action, that was symbolic.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I think you are right -- the first report I read painted it as a Tennessee move, targeting uniforms. Later rerorts credit it to House Republicans targeting officer status.

    But it's all the same bill, with a number of sponsers.

    I am going to merge the three threads. If I'm wrong, I guess I'll get to sort out the posts back into multiple threads.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Threads are merged. I kept Elizabeth's original/earliest title, slightly edited to avoid any ambiguity.
     
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    You can't save idiots from themselves.
     
  8. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    If our constitutional rights to privacy are being violated by the TSA, for example, don’t blame the officers. Blame those in Congress who order the TSA to carry out those functions.

    So he's a fan of the 'I was just following orders' type of defense? Sorry, I blame both Congress and the screeners who are violating our rights.

    And he's just flat out wrong. I don't think there are any congress people ordering the TSA to strip search little old ladies. We have Pistole (who is not a member of congress, last time I checked) to thank for that.

    I have no problem whatsoever with trying to rationalize and modernize the policies of the TSA.

    He's essentially fine with whatever procedures or tactics the TSA decides to use or employ. I have no idea what 'modernize' means in this context.

    This has got to be one of the most ill-informed opinion pieces I've read in a long time.
     
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Joe Walsh for President!
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Rush Limbaugh use to refer to AJC as the Atlanta Urinal & Constipation. Perhaps there was a reason for this.
     
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I hope you left a comment over there to that effect. I sure did.
     
  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Eeek! No thanks.
     
  13. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    This news has really made my day!:)^

    Betcha' a Kippie bag full of minis that the TSA "Honor Guard" quietly goes away, since marching around in dress slacks and a blazer just doesn't have the visual propaganda effect.
     
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  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    $12 million for their faux-police uniforms instituted in 2008. Pocket change!
     
  15. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    HA! I've never heard that before! Oh no, I just laughed at something Rush Limbaugh said -- my head is going to explode! :p
     
  16. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Ur, um, not yet, but I will...... :oops:
     
  17. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Aaaaand posted.

    Transcript in case of overzealous site moderation:

     
  18. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Of course it's the UNION that's defending its workers as poor, unfairly maligned creatures. Probably verbiage supplied on cue as part of their deal:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ho...lying-tactics-aimed-at-tsa-workers-2011-12-09 PR reprinted in MarketWatch no less.

    Most people are probably unaware of the honor guards and other instances of posing as law enforcement. Short and sweet comments elsewhere are needed:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70185.html

    http://www.jaunted.com/story/2011/12/9/141316/010
    I thanked my Congresswoman for being a co-sponsor. Maybe I can expand on that thank you as a local Letter to the Editor.
     
  19. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Now a story at CNN. Union President:
    HR 3608 needs our support. It would be terrible to have this used as an excuse for wasting LE training on these folks.
    Here's the hooey with Disqus comment. This PR piece is being reprinted all over. Fire at will. At least it opens the way for Op-Eds, Letters, etc in response as well as blog comments.
     
  20. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    My congressman, Leonard Lance, as expected is not a co-sponsor of the bill. Why am I not surprised? I e-mailed him. Can hardly wait for is response. :rolleyes:

    Look at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.afge.org/index.cfm?Page=PressReleases&PressReleaseID=1339

    There's a place to report mistakes or inaccuracies. I suggest we all use it; I did.



    http://www.afge.org/index.cfm?Page=...339&ReportPage=True&toEmail=comments@afge.org
     
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