Having experienced first hand (like many more millions around the United States and beyond) traveling by air these days is nothing more than an Orwellian 1984 experience. My trip from Manchester UK through Atlanta to DFW was nothing short of farcical comedy, bearing in mind, the TSA (with all their thousands of video-recorded reasons for existence) are supposed to be the vanguard of security, in preventing catastrophic attacks by suicidal followers of Islam who love to aim and maim as many infidel dhimmi’s as they can.
Having been amused, abused, and refused, during what turned out to be a 20-hour ordeal, here’s a radical idea – Shut down the TSA (AKA “Thousands Standing Around”) and let’s cut our losses. Since its inception, TSA has stopped a total of ZERO terror attacks, yet terrorizes children and little old ladies daily (and big septuagenarians like me). Time to admit that TSA is little more than “Security Theater” and does absolutely nothing to keep the traveling public safe. I wish I had been allowed to carry my technology items through some of the conversations that I became engaged in with my fellow-abused-travelers, as it would have made an interesting on the spot video.
It would’ve opened with something like – “Well, gee WHIZ Skippy! Government …. ummm ….”workers” displaying arrogance, incompetence, and a stunning lack of simple courtesy to the taxpayers/American citizens who pay their salaries”. Give security back to the airlines for goodness’ sake, like they used to have in the old days, maybe a taxbreak, even, to get them going. End the TSA and fire everyone (don’t y’all wonder from where all these hundreds of thousands of “workers” came from, in the first place?). Then do the same to Homeland Security to get rid of all the MoBro’s that Zero the Clown Prince of Fools has put in. Don’t they refer to it as a “redistribution of wealth” or something, these days?
It’s a mess, an absolute mess and disgrace. Passengers haven’t been shunted around and abused like this since a certain malevolent dictator with a weird mustache and crazy haircut shuttled women, children, fathers and mothers from one cattle car to another, and then stripped them all bare, never to see their belongings again. And don’t think that today’s “passengers” don’t refer in their conversations to those long-ago antics that led to the greatest genocidal slaughter in history, of one particular race, who happen to be God’s Chosen.
And another thing – The TSA is simply too diverse and is rife with incompetence. The agency is grossly over-represented with minority and women employees, as well as many employees who are “English-as-a-Second-(or third)-Language”. The security I feel going through TSA lines is incredibly underwhelming compared to overseas airports (not to mention the 94% failure rate on detecting contraband in their lines).
Well, I’d better shut up and quit, but in closing, it is yet another alphabet agency that NEVER should have been created in the first place and should be CLOSED, and the “employees” (aka federal “elites) NOT moved around to other non-functional roles but fired. Which is exactly why the majority of government workers support Obama the Clown Prince of Fools and the left agenda. Big government equals never getting fired or having to be responsible. Enough already – “I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” (apologies to Howard Beale and “Network”)…
On now, to Rick Moran and his piece from American Thinker – “Whistle Blower: TSA An Agency In Crisis” …
The Transportation Security Administration is an “agency in crisis” due to a mass exodus of personnel and a toxic work environment, according to whistleblowers who testified before Congress.
TSA is losing 100 employees a week and airports are beginning to complain that the loss of personnel is leading to longer wait times at security check points.
TSA staffers testified Wednesday that senior employees are often not held accountable for misconduct and the TSA office created a hostile work environment by intimidating personnel by abusing integrity testing.
“These leaders are some of the biggest bullies in government,” Jay Brainard, a TSA security director in Kansas, told committee. “While the new administrator of TSA has made security a much-needed priority once again, make no mistake about it, we remain an agency in crisis.”
Brainard explained that integrity testing kicked into high gear after a news story came out regarding TSA employees stealing passengers’ expensive items like iPads. The TSA Office of Inspection would send an investigator out to an airport and send through TSA like cash, credit cards, DVDs, etc., and leave it. The federal security director would later get a call to recover the items that were left.
“One of the items that they are notorious for planting in an airport is a pen. They will throw a pen on the floor, let’s say in cue and TSO picks it up and doesn’t turn it in they will fly back out a couple of investigators and they will literally interrogate them and push for resignation or they will propose a removal for theft for a pen,” Brainard testified, noting there was a Transportation Security Officer who picked up a planted pen and threw it in the garbage.
“He didn’t think it was worth any money. It was a $200 Mont Blanc pen.”