What does TSA stand for?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RosemaryT, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. RosemaryT

    RosemaryT Original Member

    A few months ago, my daughter and three-year-old grandson flew from ORD to ORF (my home), and I was fairly unnerved to see my grandson sporting a "junior TSA" stick-on shield on his little shirt.

    After the customary hug and greeting, I asked him about his new badge. I said, "Do you know what TSA stands for?"

    He shook his head, NO.

    I said, "It stands for, Thousands Standing Around."

    He smiled. His mother immediately corrected me and explained to the child that the TSA were like policemen to help people at airports.

    I was a little miffed to see that the next generation (the 30-somethings) are so ready to lay down and do EXACTLY what they're told by this highly uneducated and untrained organization.

    By the time this grandson of mine is in his 30s, he and his generation won't have any idea the words "warrant-less search" even mean.

    So what does TSA stand for? The first major breech in our fourth amendment rights, and with perhaps many more to follow. After all, if they can search your body without just cause, searching your house is a lot less invasive.

    The other one I've heard is, "Trained Sexual Assaultants" which also has a nice ring...

    Any others?
     
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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Tyranny
     
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Terrorists Searching Americans.

    So far I haven't heard one that's more damning than that, and as far as I'm concerned we need to turn the heat up to 11 and keep it there all the time when dealing with the TSA. A moment's forgiveness, a moment's respite, may send the message that we accept their actions.

    The TSA doesn't protect Americans from terrorism. They ARE terrorists. Each and every last one of them, and the lower down the pay scale they are, the WORSE they are. Not the better. The less you make the easier it is to find another job that pays as much.

    Often, people will say "but the ones at the top are making the policy decisions." Policy decisions that mean nothing if there are no workers to carry them out. But there are. So the newly-hired, 9-to-5, day-job smurf-clerks are, yes, terrorists. Traitors to the principles of liberty, committing treason dozens or hundreds of times a day when they conduct warrantless searches of travelers of all ages, sizes, sexes, races, shapes, and colors in the US government's name.

    Terrorists Searching Americans.
     
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I have heard (and like) this one: Touching Someone's (expletive deleted)

    Not as damning and powerfull as the one CW suggested above, but oh, so true!
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Training Slaves for America.
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    As for this:
    Exactly. Training in how to be a nice obedient little sheeple who doesn't question authority. That's what our overlords want, and that, so far, is what millions of Americans are just fine with.
     
  7. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Unbelievable (what your grandson's mother, I assume your daughter-in-law, said to your grandson)! I sincerely hope that sometime in the future you have the opportunity to educate him with the truth about the TSA. (i.e., that they are NOT ANYTHING LIKE POLICE!!)
     
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  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Thousands Standing Around
    Terrorism Support Association
    Theft & Sexual Assault
    Treason Support Association
    Thieves & Scam Artists
    Theater Security Actors
    Thugs & Strippers Association
    Too Stupid & Asinine

    did i miss any or to far off the mark?
     
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  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Nope. Looks to me like you're good.
     
  10. RosemaryT

    RosemaryT Original Member

    I'm sad to say that it's my own DAUGHTER. I have worn myself out trying to explain to her why the TSA is an egregious affront to our liberties, and that BEYOND the issue of security, there's the issue of our constitutionally protected rights.

    My words fall on deaf ears.

    She is quite certain that I'm 100% wrong on this score.

    It's interesting to note that she's the daughter who has the MOST formal education, and has spent most of her adult life either attending, or working for academic institutions.

    Rose
     
  11. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Has she gotten her "gate grope" yet? Maybe then (and only then) will she change her mind? (I assume she willingly complies to the surrender position of the NoS :()
     
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  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Count that entire tuition as "wasted," since she apparently didn't learn anything.
     
  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Just what we were saying about education recently in another thread -- what we've said in many threads. All the education in the world doesn't matter if people aren't willing to look at the big picture. My father, R.I.P, had the equivalent of an 8th grade education. He would've been appalled at what's going on.
     
  14. RosemaryT

    RosemaryT Original Member

    Nope, no "gate grope." She happily strolls right on through the NOS.

    You know, this is the same little girl that made me proud as a peacock when she was in 10th grade. Her fellow students were asked to write an essay on FDR, and every one of those students regurgitated what they'd learned in the textbooks, that FDR was the great hero of our time and pulled us out of the Great Depression. My sweet daughter wrote the ONLY dissenting essay. In her paper, she wrote that the Great Depression of 1929 was not the first depression our nation had weathered, but that FDR was the first president to permanently establish socialist programs that threw open the treasury to the masses, and that these programs had the potential to inflict severe financial hardship on our economic system, and that it was the War that brought an end to the Great Depression of 1929. (We studied history at home, too.)

    For years, this little girl also kept the ledger for our family-owned small business, and did a great job. I purposefully asked her to keep the books, as I couldn't imagine a better life lesson for a high schooler to learn, and it covered math, social studies, economics and Life 101.

    That's the same girl - that after 15 years of being mired in academia - gladly strolls right through the NOS.

    Rose
     
  15. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    RosemaryT - its sad, but when shes groped her tune will change, its sad it comes down to that but what its going to take. I had the same thing with a few co-workers who thought I was out of line. After a few were sexually assaulted (there words) they promptly ate crow, and " I told you so".
     
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  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    See if you can arrange for an "anomaly" next time she hits the NOS. One grope at a time...
     
  17. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    This is just like what we see in the privacy community with regard to identity theft. No one thinks it will happen to them -- until it does. Then tunes change.
     
  18. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Yup and and its a constant reminder/nightmare 24/7 while they get to clean up the mess that can take years or decades to resolve before life can get "back to normal".
     
  19. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Yepindoodles. It makes parents wonder what all that hard-earned tuition money is buying.
     
  20. Well, just let me tell you I'm in the thirty-something generation, and I've told my son that he needs to watch out for the people in blue uniforms because they might try to touch his penis. And I survived many years of academia (still work in it, in fact) with my libertarian views intact. Stronger than ever even. Don't lose hope in my generation.

    Has anyone mentioned Team Sexual Assault?
     
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