Red Alert Politics: Cato Institute’s anti-TSA petition goes viral

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Red Alert Politics: Cato Institute’s anti-TSA petition goes viral

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) may once again be in hot water, after a petition circulated by the Cato Institute exposing their controversial practices went viral online yesterday.

    According to the petition, the TSA was ordered by a federal court in July 2011 to perform a “notice-and-comment rulemaking” on their use of new “Advanced Imaging Technology” as part of airport security screening.

    Essentially, TSA was supposed to publish all the details pertaining to the practice of this advanced imaging screening process and take into account reaction from the public before putting the new technology into use.

    Now, one year later, Cato reports that the TSA has yet to even begin the process.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Still need a little over 15,000 signers to force a response.
     
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    ...which will probably be another "Well, this is how it is, and since the petition is asking for a specific response to a legal matter, the White House and its Administration cannot comment."
     
  4. I expect even less. Wasn't the last petition met with a letter from Pistole himself, which said something to the effect of "Thank you for your interest in the TSA!" ?
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think it was more like, Puck You for your interest in TSA.
     
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    We all know this petition will be ignored. But what's important is getting the word out that the TSA and John Pistole have ignored an order of the court.

    The arrogance comes from above and works itself all the way down to the screeners at checkpoints.
     
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I bet pissy wouldn't act so tough if he was face to face with some his critics outside his anal glaucoma'd office...I'd bet he'd :trash: himself.
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Cue Obama(lamadingdong) verbally wiping his crack with it, just like last time.
    That's why he has personal security.

    How much effort would it be to hang his effigy from a lamp post visible from his office while he's planted in his chair?
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    While I wish I had better luck getting my "stay out of train stations" petition to take off, I'm glad to see this one succeeding. The more I think about it, the more it seems that they are indeed going to have to play their response carefully. Of course they're not going to want to give us what they must, but if they blow us off the same as last time, they'll have lost all credibility for their claims of listening to the voice of the people.
     
  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    They have no credibility to lose.
     
  12. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    They never had any to start.
     
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Love that the above article showed the photo of the TSA pervert with the palms of her hands on the vic's breasts!
     
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  14. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    yup so much for that claim by TSA...pictures worth a thousand words.
     
  15. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    http://redalertpolitics.com/2012/07/12/cato-institutes-anti-tsa-petition-goes-viral/

    If this is covered in some other thread, then I apologize for inconvenciencing the mods. I think this topic is worthy of our attention.

    Naturally, I signed the petition when it first came out. I assume everyone else has too, but I don't know.
     
  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

  17. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    So what will we get with another 9,400 signatures? Another "I fart in your general direction" from Obama(lamadingdong).
     
  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Perhaps nothing but the fart will be public.
     
  19. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Don't you mean "transparent"? ;)
     
  20. RB

    RB Founding Member

    No, if the petition gets the needed signers there has to be a response. The content of that response will tell us if Obama or anyone in his administration is listening to the public. I would hope that the response would fairly address the concern but if not I would further hope those citizens concerned would consider the response from this administration as an issue in the November elections.
     

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