Senators: TSA screeners show ‘arrogant disregard for real Americans’

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...egard-rea/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

    I posted the following in response (awaiting moderation on WT site):

     
  2. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    "PROUD"? Of their "safety record"? WHAT safety record? You mean the fact that no terrorists have brought down planes? And she thinks the TSA has something to do with that? What a joke! The ONLY two terrorist attempts on US-bound airplanes in the years since 9/11 were stopped by PASSENGERS! In the meantime, the TSA has allowed untold numbers of weapons to make it onto planes, while making it decidedly UNsafe for innocent travelers who must now submit themselves to either potentially harmful irradiation or humiliating and abusive sexual assaults just to be able to exercise our Constitutional rights to travel about the country.

    This woman is insane!
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The word is getting around as more & more people abused at the checkpoints by America's real terrorists.

    And this:

    :)

    It's become painfully clear from multiple incidents that TSA (1) does not want travellers to be aware of their rights under the U.S. Constitution and (2) does not want their abuse of fellow citizens documented.
     
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It's not so much that the TSA doesn't want them to be aware of their rights, it's that the TSA and all of its jack-booted employees don't believe that anyone trying to pass through a TSAsi checkpoint have any rights.
     
  5. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    I pray there is an administration change next year and that Nappy and her kind lose their jobs. Unfortunately it can't happen quickly enough. She really is smokin' crack.
     
  6. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    I posted my comment over on the article. Let's load it up -- it's a Disqus comments board so you don't have to register.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    She can't be referring to the zero terrorists that they've actually caught. She must be alluding to the couple dozen that have passed through TSA's checkpoints undetected, yet no planes fell from the sky on those occasions.

    I doubt she qualifies as insane under the McNaughton rule. :D
     
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  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    She used to be the governor of the state in which I live. She's not smokin' crack. She is a smoking crack - as in, "a gluteal cleft issuing the byproduct of combustion that was originally blown in there by her underlings."
     
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Perhaps, just perhaps, our congresscritters are beginning to listen to us.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  11. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    OMG. She makes me sick. Literally. I feel like puking.

    How STOOPID can someone be...and how did she get into that position? Un-freaking-believable.
     
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  12. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Well, I don't think so. This is largely separate from any political changes. Why is there no resistance in Congress? Why is there no mention of TSA in the R debates? This is the security state, it grows and it cannot be stopped by this or that electoral change. In this case what it requires is sheepish compliance by 99.99 percent of the population. But it can't get that because there are still a few who believe in the Constitution. So long as we believe we are can still prevail, but I wouldn't look to politicians to bail us out.
     
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  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I wish Leahy would have continued with his thought about those at the top who seem disconnected from reality - my wording. I saw this the first time I watched the video from the other place but now it seems to stop as soon as he starts with the thought.

    Also, it would be nice if Hatch knew the proper words for the "stations": walk through metal detectors and whole body imaging.

    ~~

    Ah ha! I found a written transcript:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshg...f_John_Pistole_slammed_at_Senate_hearing.html
     
  14. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I'm pleasantly stunned that both of these Senators, from opposing parties no less, would be so opening critical of TSA. Maybe some of the other Members of Congress will take a cue from them and join forces to end this nonsense.

    I am in the middle of sending out letters to Congress this week and this timing fits nicely since I didn't have either in my short list. I'm going to contact both tonight and commend them for their position on this. if anyone else would like to add their support their contact information is below.

    Senator Orrin Hatch
    104 Hart Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Tel: (202) 224-5251
    Fax: (202) 224-6331

    http://hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-orrin
    8402 Federal Building
    125 South State Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84138
    Tel: (801) 524-4380
    Fax: (801) 524-4379


    Senator Patrick Leahy
    Washington D.C. Office
    437 Russell Senate Bldg
    United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510
    (202) 224-4242

    http://leahy.senate.gov/contact/
    199 Main Street, 4th Floor
    Burlington, VT 05401
    (802) 863-2525
    1-800-642-3193
     
  15. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I think I caught a very brief mention in a debate some time ago.
     
  16. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Ron Paul made news with his vocal opposition of TSA in the first debate and the other candidates joined him in that criticism, though not quite as vociferously.
     
  17. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    If using e-mail to contact these gentlemen, how does one get around the issue of providing an address if one does not live in either Utah or Connecticut?
     
  18. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  19. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    1. Alias street address with a related or anonymous email address. For example Jim Smith and email= jsmith1234@yahoo, pick a real address in the State and its zipcode. Most don't require a phone number, if they do use any business number. The bottom line is that the MoC really doesn't care, the restriction is from the Feds to limit the amount of traffic on the House and senate websites. There is no cross referencing back to the address nor any confirmation email like one would get when registering at a website.
    2. Send through Fax Zero or other similar service that send email text to a Fax number. Note that not all MoCs have faxes these days but most still do.
     
  20. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    What a load of b.s. from Nappy about screening through the WTMD versus Rape Scanner. Yes, there are some places where it's WTMD/Rape Scanner, but I can always choose a WTMD only line and avoid the scanner.. :rolleyes:

    "Most people should usually have a choice" (in regards to NoS vs. Opt-Out)

    First off, Nappy looks like Darth Vader..
     

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