Your Tax Dollars at Work

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Caradoc, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Apparently we're now footing the bill for the TSA Blog Team to issue tweets all day in "pirate speak."

    Yes, I realize it's "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

    No, I don't think it's an effective use of time or money when we're talking about what the TSA claims as essential for national security.
     
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  2. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    IF the TSA were essential to national security, and believe you me I'm not arguing that in the least, then they don't have time to Tweet. They especially don't have time to Tweet like a pirate.

    It's like amateur hour every time I hear about something those wastes of skin do over there at ye olde propaganda village.
     
  3. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Oh sparrrrrrrrrrrrrrre me!
     
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Does this mean I can make them walk the plank?
     
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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Be sure to be wearing yer boots, first, matey! ;) <---- That's the closest we've got to an eye patch smiley.
     
  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Yar!!!!
     
  7. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    This.

    It's not just security theater, it's amateur security theater. The whole of the TSA, from the checkpoints to the blog to the media appearances by Pissy, is like an elementary school play about running a security program. The extras aren't paying attention; they're giggling and fidgeting and forgetting their lines. The comic isn't nearly as funny as he thinks he is, making sophomoric jokes and doing most of the laughing himself. And the lead is far more self-important than the role justifies, with pompous speeches that go on far too long but mean nothing.
     
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  8. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    >3>3>3
     
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    What just astonishes me is that we - meaning not only the people, but Congress as well - put up with it and then, when they're caught red-handed (blue handed?) in a MASSIVE screwup, accept their complete (expletive deleted) excuses about how "it's a cutting-edge test procedure to counter an up and coming threat" or "it's necessary for security" or "it's to keep the terrorists off-guard."

    Abject stupidity catches nobody off-guard in any meaningful fashion. Especially when it seems that their idea of "clever" is "blatantly contradictory," to the point of hearing from experts that "the best security is the kind nobody even sees happening" and responding with VIPR, whose first initial stands for "Visible." Some days I don't know if it's defiant arrogance or if they're really that dumb.
     
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