San Francisco Chronicle: Texas lawmaker's TSA spat

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    San Francisco Chronicle: Texas lawmaker's TSA spat

    Texas Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco and the Transportation Security Administration suddenly found themselves at war this year. After two security-line skirmishes at San Antonio International Airport, including one Canseco called "an assault" and another in which San Antonio police labeled the irate congressman an "unruly passenger," the TSA says it has reached an "amicable resolution" with Canseco. The Republican congressman is not so mollified. In the wake of the screening brouhaha, questions remain. Did the Tea Party-supported Canseco use the initial search to pick a fight with a federal agency he says has been given too much power? Did TSA deliberately target Canseco a second time in retaliation for his protests in the first incident? Did the pat down and subsequent search of Canseco's belongings amount to more than what hundreds of passengers patiently endure each day in the name of air safety?
     
  2. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Yes, yes and yes.
     
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  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    These problems will continue as long as we have Transportation Scumbag Actors in our airports.
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    The downside to scrapping TSA is that the fast food industry would be flooded with cheap labor.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Or cheap inedible meat.
     
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  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    How could you tell the difference? :D
     
  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    If there ro stupid for arbys what makes you think they would be good candiadates for McDonalds. Considering there crimes against the consititution try them all for treason (for which there all guilty) and give them the option of death by firing squad or jumping from the top of the nearest 20 story building or over pass.

    Although it would be fun to bait one of there known hot heads into a arguement and have one touch the baiter only to get the crap beat out of them in public and left for dead.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    San Antonio Express-News: Canseco's airport flap: Anger or a political opportunity?

    U.S. Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco and the Transportation Security Administration suddenly found themselves at odds this spring. After two security-line skirmishes at San Antonio International Airport, including one Canseco called “an assault” and another in which San Antonio police labeled the irate congressman an “unruly passenger,” the TSA says it has reached an “amicable resolution” with Canseco.

    The Republican congressman from the 23rd district is not so mollified. Canseco's contention that his rights were violated is in line with a national debate about the infringement on civil liberties by the government following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “I think it's very important to secure our air traffic,” he said. “I think we still face a lot of dangers, but we are going about it the wrong way.”

    Inevitably linked is the political calculus of taking on the government bureaucracy and the TSA during a heated election year.
     
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    agreed. My thinking is that if things really head south with a vengeance, the federal government will be under unprecedented levels of pressure and scrutiny, and unpopular behaviors, such as TSAs, will be even much greater lightning rods for popular discontent...
     
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Had an interesting conversation a few months ago with a franchisee who owns a few standalone fast-food places.

    His take: Not a whelk's chance in a supernova he'd ever hire anyone who worked for the TSA after 2006.
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Houston Chronicle: TSA

    A San Antonio congressman and the Transportation Security Administration suddenly found themselves at odds this spring. Francisco "Quico" Canseco was involved in two security-line skirmishes at San Antonio International Airport - one that the politician called "an assault" and another in which San Antonio police labeled the irate congressman an "unruly passenger."

    While the TSA says it has reached an "amicable resolution" with Canseco, the Republican congressman from the 23rd district is not so mollified. Canseco's contention that his rights were violated is in line with a national debate about the infringement on civil liberties by the government following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "It's very important to secure our air traffic," he said. "We still face a lot of dangers, but we are going about it the wrong way."
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I thought it was blatant retaliation for opposing TSA's assault on travelers. Too much of coincidence to be anything else.

    If we had a judicial system, this would be prosecuted as a "color of law" crime by TSA.
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    But since we don't, come the revolution we'll reopen Manzanar and Tule Lake to house the lucky ones who don't get a dose of Trepanizine in the White Zone.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Careful dude, NSA will forward that to the FBI and you'll be doing 30 days' eval in a psych lockup.
     
  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Tune: This Little Light Of Mine
    Author: Sue Reynolds

    Chorus:
    I'm not goin' with you, and you're not goin' home.
    Oh, I'm not goin' with you, and you're not goin' home.
    I'm not goin' with you, and you're not goin' home,
    Goin' home, goin' home, no, you're not goin' home.

    I'm sorry for your children, they'll surely miss their dad,
    I'm sorry for you parents, they didn't know you'd gone bad,
    But when you go against the Bill of Rights, my friend,
    You surely should have known that you'd come to an awful end.

    Chorus

    No habeas for my corpus, no trial by my peers,
    Just send me off to prison to linger many years,
    To die unknown in foreign lands where torture is the game,
    (expletive deleted) no, I am not going, thank you just the same.

    Chorus

    We'll shame you on the streets, we'll block you on the stairs,
    We'll fight back at your bedroom doors, we'll shoot you at your prayers.
    There's nowhere safe for you, if you'll arrest a man
    Without a lawful warrant that tells you why you can.

    Chorus
     
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