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Janice
03-01-2012, 09:22 PM
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Blackburn Bill Would Strip TSA Badges and Uniforms (http://blackburn.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=271832)

Washington, Dec 8, 2011 - Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) has introduced legislation to rein in the Transportation Security Administration and provide more transparency for American travelers. H.R. 3608, the Stop TSA's Reach In Policy (STRIP) Act, would prohibit any TSA employee not trained as a federal law enforcement officer or eligible for federal law enforcement benefits from wearing law enforcement uniforms or wearing a police-like metal badge. In 2005 TSA made administrative changes reclassifying the title of airport security screeners to Transportation Security Officers (TSO's) and changed their uniforms to resemble those of a federal law enforcement officer. In 2008, TSA added metal badges to the uniforms, similar to those worn by federal law enforcement. However, TSO's are not required to receive any law enforcement training and they are not eligible for federal law enforcement benefits.

Despite the fact that TSO's are 'officers' in name only, some have chosen to abuse their limited authority against the unsuspecting public. Earlier this year in New Jersey, a TSO was arrested for impersonating an officer and days before Thanksgiving a Virginia woman was brutally raped after a TSO approached her in uniform, waving his badge.

“It is outrageous that in a post 9/11 world that the American people should have to live in fear of those whose job it is to keep us safe," Blackburn said. "Congress has sat idly by as the TSA strip searches 85 year old grandmothers in New York, pats down 3 year olds in Chattanooga, and checks colostomy bags for explosives in Orlando. Enough is enough! The least we can do is end this impersonation which is an insult to real cops."

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The 0bama Regime will never do with less power. NEVER!

Bank on it.

MountainMan
03-01-2012, 10:28 PM
I'm sorry but I really cant take anyone seriously when they superimposed the "TSA" emblem over a Nazi symbol. They are not the same thing......not even remotely.

Rockntractor
03-01-2012, 10:37 PM
I'm sorry but I really cant take anyone seriously when they superimposed the "TSA" emblem over a Nazi symbol. They are not the same thing......not even remotely.

I don't take you seriously either and I'm sure Janice doesn't

AmPat
03-01-2012, 11:06 PM
I hope they strip the uniforms and badges and then dismantle the entire agency. A few guidelines from the fed govt would have been sufficient. Nothing has changed to improve safety in air travel. The TSA puts travelers through kabuke theater and passes it off as security. My dealings and observations of these clowns leaves me dispairing over the cost versus reward.

Janice
03-02-2012, 12:30 AM
What a farce it is now. And an expensive one as AmPat points out.

At the very least the entire charade should have been privatized from the get go. But I guess we'll just have to wait until fascism goes out of style again. If it does.

Does that sound extreme? I hope so.

Yes TSA and nazism is not the same. But it does make a point.

MountainMan
03-02-2012, 09:31 AM
I don't take you seriously either and I'm sure Janice doesn't Whatever, it is your right as bacon to not take me seriously.

I'm sure you were outraged when Senator Dick "Turban" Durbin compared the US soldiers that run Gitmo to the SS, am I correct? My outrage is the same here. For as much as I dislike the TSA, they aren't nazis and anytime someone tries to correlate them, they lose the argument by the very nature that they shouldn't be taken seriously. Call it Goodwin's law or whatever you want, the message becomes lost either way.

MountainMan
03-02-2012, 09:32 AM
Yes TSA and nazism is not the same. But it does make a point. No it doesn't. Your point becomes lost the moment you compare the two.

Zeus
03-02-2012, 10:35 AM
It is a farce at least is was a few yrs back and I haven't heard any good reviews since. About 7 yrs back we flew home to see my dad. I had bought him a jack knife collection encased in a book sized wooden box. This TSA guy confiscated a baby fingernail clipper from my 7 yr old girl but looked at the locked wooden box asked what was in it and I told them. Never asked if I had a key or not. Passed it through.

Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Whatever, it is your right as bacon to not take me seriously.

I'm sure you were outraged when Senator Dick "Turban" Durbin compared the US soldiers that run Gitmo to the SS, am I correct? My outrage is the same here. For as much as I dislike the TSA, they aren't nazis and anytime someone tries to correlate them, they lose the argument by the very nature that they shouldn't be taken seriously. Call it Goodwin's law or whatever you want, the message becomes lost either way.

Just more of your I'm taking the high road crap. Look at me , I'm a self righteous bastard.
It gets old.

Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 11:02 AM
No it doesn't. Your point becomes lost the moment you compare the two.

Only lost on you, socialism, fascism , totalitarian government is slowly creeping over us and you are to naive to recognize it. No matter you will make a good little obedient subject if it every fully consumes us, the will probably make you a block monitor to report any uppity's with individual thought patterns.

Janice
03-02-2012, 11:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVNoClu0h9M

Im sure the founding fathers lost the argument on a lot of folk too. In fact it was lost on about 30% of the colonists. The founders sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their honor for those 30% and the rest of us too. History fascinates me and how how some things just never seem to change.

Extemism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Barry Goldwater

MountainMan
03-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Just more of your I'm taking the high road crap. Look at me , I'm a self righteous bastard.
It gets old.
Ok bacon, let me make it as clear to you as your mud caked ears will allow. Americans who work for the TSA are NOT Nazis. The head of the TSA is not a Nazis. Obama is a European socialist nut but he is not a Nazis. Unless Buffet's railroad, BNSF, has started hauling Jews, Catholics and fucking gypsy's to the gas chamber, the Nazis are not in control.
You become no better than the liberals we despise we when throw the Nazis label around like they do. So yeah, I will gladly take the high road. Fucking deal with it.

Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Ok bacon, let me make it as clear to you as your mud caked ears will allow. Americans who work for the TSA are NOT Nazis. The head of the TSA is not a Nazis. Obama is a European socialist nut but he is not a Nazis. Unless Buffet's railroad, BNSF, has started hauling Jews, Catholics and fucking gypsy's to the gas chamber, the Nazis are not in control.
You become no better than the liberals we despise we when throw the Nazis label around like they do. So yeah, I will gladly take the high road. Fucking deal with it.

You can fucking deal with it, the Nazi's didn't start out full strength either, the changes in Germany didn't start over night, they were gradual at first like every other totalitarian government.
Shove your PC up your ass.

MountainMan
03-02-2012, 05:00 PM
You can fucking deal with it, the Nazi's didn't start out full strength either, the changes in Germany didn't start over night, they were gradual at first like every other totalitarian government.
Shove your PC up your ass. Yep, stick with pig farming because you stink at politics.

Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 05:06 PM
Yep, stick with pig farming because you stink at politics.

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MountainMan
03-02-2012, 05:10 PM
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Lol......Zathras is much better at this than you.

Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 05:12 PM
Lol......Zathras is much better at this than you.

I'll give him that!:smile-new:

Zathras
03-02-2012, 05:46 PM
Thank you...I'm here all week...make sure you tip your waitress. :cool:

wwworkingguy
03-02-2012, 05:58 PM
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Articulate_Ape
03-02-2012, 06:09 PM
Americans who work for the TSA are NOT Nazis. The head of the TSA is not a Nazis.

No they are not -- yet. The are, however, morons dredged from the shallow end of America's gene pool. I see these window-lickers all the time and I remain amazed that they can keep their hearts beating and breathe at the same time.

MountainMan
03-02-2012, 10:11 PM
No they are not -- yet. The are, however, morons dredged from the shallow end of America's gene pool. I see these window-lickers all the time and I remain amazed that they can keep their hearts beating and breathe at the same time.

And this is fine. I'm no fan of the TSA either however, we lose ANY high ground in the political arena when we start referring to other Americans as Nazis. All I am saying is leave that shit to DU and fringe idiots like Alex Jones.

Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 10:24 PM
And this is fine. I'm no fan of the TSA either however, we lose ANY high ground in the political arena when we start referring to other Americans as Nazis. All I am saying is leave that shit to DU and fringe idiots like Alex Jones.

You remind me an awful lot of John McCain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLlIigHg1v0

Articulate_Ape
03-02-2012, 10:33 PM
And this is fine. I'm no fan of the TSA either however, we lose ANY high ground in the political arena when we start referring to other Americans as Nazis. All I am saying is leave that shit to DU and fringe idiots like Alex Jones.

The Jews, et al, in Germany did just that for too long. I'm just sayin'. Rhetoric aside, constant vigilance is required. After all, what "we should never let happen again" has happened again repeatedly since. Frogs are happy to boil, so long as it's slowly.

Rockntractor
03-02-2012, 10:36 PM
The Jews, et al, in Germany did just that for too long. I'm just sayin'. Rhetoric aside, constant vigilance is required. After all, what "we should never let happen again" has happened again repeatedly since. Frogs are happy to boil, so long as it's slowly.

He can stand on his high ground all he wants.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/5110269941_90826998f0.jpg

AmPat
03-02-2012, 11:56 PM
Any resistance to the leftists and enemies to this country is fine by me. Including the Big Bad Nancy Boy leftists on this site.