Pistole to Testify (Lie) to Congress--again!

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Seems John S.Pistole is once again scheduled to make an appearance at a Congressional hearing on June 7, 2012. Of course based of past examples we all know anything but the truth will be provided by Herr Pistole, TSA Administrator.

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/TSA-Ad...tlines-Efforts-to-Improve-Agency/10737431334/

    I think the first thing needed to regain a bit of public trust is to fire Pistole. How can an incompetent be expected to lead anything?
     
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  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I'm beginning to wonder if even a conveniently-timed false-flag event would do anything to salvage TSA's reputation at this point.

    Firing Pistole, and doing it in a very insulting, very degrading, very humiliating and VERY PUBLIC fashion, would be a good first step, but as far as I'm concerned abolition is the only solution.
     
  3. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    There... FIFY!
     
  5. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Here's his written testimony, if anyone has a burning desire to either puke or get really, really angry: http://www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/060712_testimony_passengerscreening.pdf

    House testimony on line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&list=PL4293DFA9FC204C87&v=9VJyIEafcGo

    I've written lots of testimony and q&a prep packages for numerous political appointees over the years. I watched just the excerpt of the wirebrushing Rogers was giving Pissy. The first thing you notice is that Pissy never makes eye contact with Rogers. Any SPOTNik will tell you that this is a classic sign of someone who's lying.

    Second, I have never seen anyone openly disagree with a Member of Congress and then get into an argument -- and keep his job.
     
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  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Didn't we just have one? Right, TSA wasn't involved in Underwear II, (or Underwear I for that matter).
    I don't think TSA could act reliably enough to participate in really big-time theater. I don't think the neo-cons/whomever would spend political capital for this agency's benefit either.
    Go be the face of TSA, John. Tell those Congresspeople you'll hustle on unionizing your workforce!
     
  7. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    More: Rogers wirebrushed Pissy right out of the gate: http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/06-07-12 Rogers Open.pdf


     
  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    that is a good spanking, no? the clock is ticking on these blue shirted jackasses and their chief pimp in washington. Only the TSA is ignorant of how much they are hated.
     
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

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  10. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Pistole got hammered pretty good. Even some of his supporters beat on TSA.

    It's getting pretty good coverage in the media.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77167.html
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47728533/ns/travel-news/#.T9FGY8WWhE0
    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingn...ts-working-improve-poor-reputation?source=rss

    Of course Blackburn thinks there have been 50 TSA screeners arrested since 2007 even though we have nearly double that in the past 18 months.

    I'll email her the list sans links with a TUG reference just for laughs. Did the same for Broun but never heard back.
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Well I thought Pistole's (expletive deleted) was on the line a few weeks ago giving him two weeks yet we still have his dead weight to deal with.
     
  12. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Actually I think Blackburn's document was supposed to be "The 50 Worst" out of a lot more.
     
  13. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    It's very heartening to see more and more anti-TSA press and anti-TSA comments in these articles. I am seeing fewer and fewer "Anything for Security! Remember 9/11!" posts.

    But, what changes are you all realistically expecting to see?

    Representative Rogers consistently insisted that the TSA payroll could be cut by 15,000 or more workers. Do you realistically expect to see the TSA fire 15,000 workers?

    Do you realistically expect to see AIT removed as primary screening?

    What sorts of changes are you actually expecting to happen?
     
  14. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    people have had enough. I'm expecting ropes and bonfires
     
  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I still think nothing will happen. I still think we have a long way to go before enough people wake up. We're not at that point yet. Too many people are willing to go along with this (expletive deleted), Pistole's position is still secure, the fear factor is still being hyped and still being bought, and, again, all it would take is one real or phony attack for everything to get worse. In short, we ain't seen nothin' yet.
     
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  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Yup.

    And airline travel is dropping.
    And train travel is increasing.
    And automobile travel is increasing.

    Just be patient and let those "one gropes" keep piling up.
     
  17. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm loading up the land yacht in a little over a week for a trek. Gas stations, restaurants, hotels and such will be getting my travel dollars, not the airlines, airports, airport vendors, or rental car agencies.

    I will be able to take all of the 3.5 ounce + beverages with me, all of the peanut butter I care to consume, clear care contact cleaner, and all manner of other obviously deadly items that TSA confiscates and tosses into common trash. I won't have some stranger fondling my "resistance" or sticking their grubby hands in my pants. If I want to stop and stretch my legs I don't have to worry about some hyper flight attendant thinking the next terrorist attack is taking place.

    There are really very few valid reasons to ever get near a commercial airplane.
     
  18. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not really. I think he was far too easy on Pistole.
     
  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    By the way, look at the photo at the top of this related, Tribune-syndicated article from the Baltimore Sun. If they don't replace it by the time you read the article, the photo shows a young woman in a strapless summer dress, pregnant, holding a tiny dog, while a smurf gropes her bare skin. I feel so much safer now.

    House panel gives TSA advice on improving its image
    One suggestion was that the agency stop doing pat-down searches of well-known passengers such as Donald Rumsfeld and Henry Kissinger.
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/la-fi-tsa-service-20120608,0,6503046.story

    Here's the caption on the photo:
     
  20. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    In defense of TSA (barf), the smurf is not patting her down in that picture. She is using her hand to stop McCall from going any further.
     

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