Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More on the TSA

The outrage and indignation spreads across our country over the new security techniques being used by the TSA.

AP reports that Secretary Napolitano is listening, but her quote indicates the degree of elitism that we all rejected on November 2nd.
"It's all about security," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. "It's all about everybody recognizing their role."
You bet, Janet. I know my role, and it's to raise hell at you.

It seem that Congress is taking note, too, one of the authors of the original TSA bill is telling airports that they can opt our of TSA screening.
Rep John Mica, one of the authors of the original TSA bill, has recently written to the heads of more than 150 airports nationwide suggesting they opt out of TSA screening. "When the TSA was established, it was never envisioned that it would become a huge, unwieldy bureaucracy which was soon to grow to 67,000 employees," Mica writes. "As TSA has grown larger, more impersonal, and administratively top-heavy, I believe it is important that airports across the country consider utilizing the opt-out provision provided by law."
Ain't that interesting?

As far as the agency telling us that the machines can't store or save the images, it seems that one used by the US Marshall Service can store and save images. Gizmodo has them, about a hundred images that have been leaked to the internet.

And now, of course, TSA is patting-down toddlers. Disgusting.

The TSA should be defunded now. Immediately.


Old NFO said...


Bob@thenest said...

But they apparently won't be imaging OR patting down Muslim women.

My wife, on the other hand, will go through it all on Monday, which *REALLY* pisses me off.

Peripatetic Engineer said...

Isn't it strange that we never heard about the option for sirports to fire the TSA? It is turning into another government jobs program where incompetent people have jobs for life. As I left NOLa this past Monday, I saw a large hanging sign over the concourse advertising that the TSA was hiring.

Rivrdog said...

P.Engineer: You left out the best part: Nobama is about to let those 57,000 airport screeners form a union!

I'm sure that the union will be set up along the lines of the UAW, which has members who have to be paid 95% of their wages even if their assembly line closes, and paid that for 3 years. Or, they can simply move to Plant X, walk in the door, go to the Union office and tell the union to add them to Plant Xs payroll, that is where they are going to work.

Guaranteed employment, regardless of whether the employer needs you or not.

Remember Nov 2d? How did we get those results? TEA Party. What we need now is a TSA-No Party.

Get it? Just TSA No (silent "T")

BTW, PawPaw, here's hoping Milady survives the hospital, and returns to duty fit a a fiddle!