The bell tolls for TSA.

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by AngryMiller, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    TSA Creator Says Dismantle, Privatize the Agency

    Ding dong the witch is dying.
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  2. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    I wish I was as optimistic as you.

    Mica, Chaffetz - there was a lot of talk, but the last I noticed, TSA completely ignored Chaffetz's requests for information - with impunity. Seems like both of them are in Congressional blather mode on the issue - they'll talk it up, head up committees, but I don't see any indication that positive changes lie ahead.
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  3. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    The evil flying monkeys and their wicked witch controller ignore those who control the purse strings at their own peril. When Mica says the agency should be dismatled the efm should take that as a warning that they might be out of a job if things don't improve (and hopefully very soon).
  4. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Did congress do anything of substance to tsa this year? After all the sh!t tsa pulled on us? Why do you think tomorrow will be different? If the R's control everything in 2012, what does that do? They gave us the tsa!
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  5. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Please read the article. Politics aside, when the creator of a government agency thinks it is time for that agency to go away, that agency is skating on thin ice. There would be nothing that thrills me more than to see TSA management getting their pink slips and directions to the local unemployment office.
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  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It is rather unique to see a Republican arguing in favor of retroactive abortion for one of his own bastard children.
  7. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    LOL That it is. Maybe the liability got to be too much and Mica realizes that it is time to kill the monster he helped create.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm certain that his personal interests in private contract security are part of the picture, too...
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  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I hope you're right.
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  10. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    There was a nice history lesson with this article. Someone has definitely been keeping track of the agency's financial malfeasance.
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I'll believe it when I see it. And Mica has a financial interest in getting private contractors to do the dirty work. Personally, if I'm paying all this money (as a taxpayer) for "security," I'd like to see something from it. Something decent.

    And again, I don't care whether it's public, private, well-educated, badly educated. Getting groped by a private, well-educated goon is no better than getting groped by a public, badly educated one. If they're still acting like goons and still groping, then it's not an improvement.
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    From the comments below the article:

    I don't know about y'all, but the notion that a TSA employee has been allowed to reproduce terrifies me.
  13. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    There are some very interesting comments in that article. Seems to be 95% anti-TSA, which is a trend that has been growing since the beginning of the year. At the end of 2009, you were lucky to get 10% anti-TSA comments!

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  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Public opinion about TSA has reversed over the last year or so and is decidedly negative now. Little TSA is doing is seen as moving the security ball forward but rather more and more people are seeing TSA for what it is, an attack on freedom and assault on individuals.

    This may just be a reflection of how many feel about government in general but it is clear that being part of TSA is likely to garner a person some snide comment if the opportunity is available.
  16. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    For the complainers it was often 'you are a nut burger' to 'you are unpatriotic for saying that'. Now, not so much.
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  17. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    The only thing that terrifies me more is the notion that someone who has children of their own could willingly take a position as a TSO. "But times are hard and it pays the bills!" Mmmhmm, so do telemarketing, prostitution and mafia executions, but those are at least more respectable than working for TSA, and do not necessarily entail signing away your humanity and ceasing to be a person.

    What parent could, in good conscience, take a job as a child-groper? Furthermore, who could DO that to their OWN kids? I seriously wonder what some TSA clerks' kids go through at school these days when the others find out their parent(s) work(s) for TSA.

    As for a GOPer calling for their creation to be taken out behind the barn and put down, I agree that it's rare. (expletive deleted), it's rare for any politician of any party, but I'm just as glad it's happening now. I'm torn between being happy that Congress is getting pissed off and disappointed that it took them this long to do anything about it (scope-n-grope is almost a year old; in any sane country that (expletive deleted) would've been smacked in the face with the sports section about 5 seconds after it started).
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  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And yet millions of Americans are still defending it.
  19. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

  20. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Speaking from experience, are we? ;)

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