TSA circus shows up in Dubuque, IA, ...

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by Mike, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ... to inspect the Fenelon Place Elevator, a privately-owned funicular railway that traverses all of 296 feet:

    L.A. Times: Old funicular is quaint, fun and TSA-secure

    Sounds like it was quite a joke, as is just about every other "service" TSA provides. We are running up the deficit for this?
  2. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From one of the comments over there:
    • Don't whine. The funicular is not singled out.
      Article excerpt here:
      WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A federal anti-terror law that requires longshoremen, truckers and others to submit to criminal background checks has ensnared another class of transportation worker -- mule drivers.
      Yes, so-called mule skinners -- in this case, seasonal workers who dress in colonial garb at a historical park in Easton, Pa. -- must apply for biometric Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC), according to the Transportation Security Administration, which says it is bound by federal law.
      The requirement has officials of the Hugh Moore Historical Park perplexed.
      "We have one boat. It's pulled by two mules. On a good day they might go 2 miles per hour," said Sarah B. Hays, the park's director of operations.

      by madmommy on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 03:23:24 PM PST
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  4. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    So will the TS "O" do enhanced patdowns on the donkeys? Slide their gloved hands up the donkey's leg until they met-......
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  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    and resulting reaction is a hoof taking off a smurfs head :D
  6. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    okay I'd pull up a chair with some popcorn to watch a swarm of smurfs 'take down' and wrestle with the donkey, then leading it away in hoof cuffs. Then the face of the cops called when they realizes they have to fill out assault and 'terrawrist' paperwork on a donkey.
    Would you all prefer carmel, cheesy or salt and butter?
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  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    You owe me 2 new keyboards and a roll of papertowels for that i just shot more then 3.4 oz of monster hehab all over my keyboards and 4 computer screens at my workstation.
  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Thank you, thank you - I was the one who "broke" this story over at the other place a couple of years ago. :cool:
  9. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    The scary part is that, like I had said on the other forum, stuff we joked about becomes a straight-faced reality 1-2 years later.

    "Haha, what are they going to do next? Check our unmentionables and feel up our cortches?! A-HAHaha."
    -One Year Later....
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