TSA goes through woman's luggage, finds sex toy, leaves pervy note

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Caradoc, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    The TSO in question has been re-trained. Use of government property for a personal communication is not allowed. In the future, the TSO will follow SOP and any personal communications will be on personal notepaper.
     
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Wow! Elizabeth Connaly is the first of three comments visible on this site. You go, Elizabeth! ^
     
  3. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Oh TSA can mention names of passengers even when they (expletive deleted) up but not when there ASSes do... Yeah that's not kosher in my book. Name and shame!
     
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Has anyone else noticed that Pistole has gone silent?
     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It's apparently impossible to "shame" a TSA employee. If it were, none of them would be getting up and putting on the blue shirts to go to "work" every day.
     
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  6. Without a name and pic, I for one doubt the screener in question has really been identified and re-assigned. As we know, it's all theater. I suspect this "zero tolerance" posturing is theater as well.
     
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Interesting observation. That had not occurred to me, but I think you are right. His mouth was one of their greater liabilities.

    I ran across a reference this morning to his reference to air travel as a "privilege" that had me gnashing my teeth. We don't seem to get those little gems (or much else) from him anymore.
     
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  8. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Jerk went down to Congress and actually told the truth once when he said people were going to have to change their sensibilities. Like get used to some stranger grabbing your privates with filthy gloves.
     
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Francine probably told him to shut up.
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    New post by Blogdad Bob over at TSA Blog saying screener is in pipeline to unemployment line.

    TSA is taken a rightful beating on this deal. Maybe they will learn to supervise some day.
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It's been ten years. I wouldn't bet on it.
     
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  12. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    He knows what is in the report that Mica says is coming out soon and is beginning to distance himself?
     
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  13. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    You know what baffles me, though?

    Why this? Why have they taken a beating on this issue, why has the public drawn the line here of all places? The USAF colonel arrested for reciting the constitution, the groping of the 6-year-old in NOLA, the groping of the 95-year-old cancer patient with the adult diaper, Stacy Armato, the list goes on... I mean, of course this was unprofessional but it seems relatively minor in light of the other injustices perpetrated against the traveling public by TSA. I'm glad they're caught in another wave of bad PR but I'm kinda surprised it was this of all things that did it.
     
  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    All of the other things were somehow "justifiable" to the sheeple. Groping a six-year-old to insure she's not carrying a bomb makes a twisted sort of sense, but commenting on one's "adult toys" in checked baggage has no possible justification whatsoever, and shows the TSA for what they really are - panty-sniffing thieving perverts.
     
  15. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    This is exactly what I was just going to post. Every time I get into a conversation about TSA abuse, people toss out the "Hey, a terrorist could use a baby to blow up a plane!" justification. Almost everything they do to us can be justified in that way, regardless of the fact that NOBODY HAS EVER USED A BABY TO BLOW UP A PLANE. Hey, it might happen, those damn terrorists are crafty suckers, right? When I've tried to explain how horrifying it was to me to have a stranger jam her thumb up into my vagina, or for my mom to be forced to urinate on herself and then screamed at for doing so, the response is always "they are just trying to do their job, you must be exaggerating".

    But writing a pervy note about someone's sex toy...well, there's just nothing that even the most TSA-loving sheeple can come up with to justify that. And the proof that they did it is right there in the photo.

    Of course, the obvious sheeple response is that it's a one-off done by a rogue bad employee, and hey every organization has a few bad apples, right? :td:
     
  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think it's more like a balance beam. The weight was already against TSA and this last incident was so overwhelming that I think this was last thing to move all reasonable people into the Anti TSA camp. TSA has no redeeming value and its been proven over and over.
    In fact I think TSA proves itself to be useless almost daily.
     
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  17. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    (bolding mine)
    Oh how I wish this was true. Unfortunately, even today I talked about this with someone who tends to be an "anything for security" type, and her attitude was exactly as I described above: this was an unforgivable breach by one bad apple, but hey, every organization gets the occasional bad apple who must be weeded out. For the sheeple firmly in the "anything for security" camp, this is just evidence of one bad employee, which TSA has now taken care of. As opposed to what it REALLY is: yet more overwhelming evidence that the entire agency is worthless, useless, and serves only to violate the basic civil rights of scores of innocent people on a scale almost unprecedented in American history (second only to slavery).
     
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  18. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Hmm, TSA might have reached a tipping point a LeeAnne said. Pistole remaining quiet? He's seen the handwriting on the wall and he's running scared. Wish he would step up to the plate and deal with the agency he's supposedly running.

    Notes to TSA? I would advise against it. They are well-known for being highly vindictive and arriving at your destination to find all the containers you had in your suitcase open and the contents mixed well with your clothing, to say nothing about what they would do to/with your toothbrush.....
     

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