TSA Says No to Texas

As I wrote about last week in Pat-Down Ban?, Texas passed legislation making the TSA security pat down molestation and groping illegal ni their great state. Unfortunately this was really only a minor and temporary victory for us commoners as Big Sis seems to be raising the iron fist to crush change.

While not a support of the TSA, you can read Blogger Bob and his response to this legislation proposed by the Texas House of Representatives. I am quite sure he is nothing more than a mouthpiece (yes man) for the TSA, which isn’t too surprising. Give the TSA a blog and make them a part of the “social networking” community.

While I commend the great state of Texas and applaud them for going after the TSA, I believe in the end, the law of the land under The United States Constitution will prevail. I do not agree, nor have I every approved of the continued “police state” method being carried out by TSA agents in airports through out the United States. Scare tactics if you ask me. As for the Article. VI. Clause 2 cited by the TSA:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

So basically regardless of how the legislation is voted on in Texas, it will be trumped by what is already in place at the Federal level. Hmmm. I think it’s time to go back to states governing themselves because the U.S. Government sure the hell isn’t doing a good job…well they are doing a fantastic job running it into the ground (regardless of what party is in control). But I am moving off topic. Back to the Nazis…err…TSA.

It’s funny how we can spin statistics to make them favor our position and strength our stance. After patronizing the reader the TSA claims “less than 3% of passengers receive pat-downs.” What they don’t tell us, is out of that 3% how many were actually a terrorist or had some sort of plan to blow something up? Yeah, just what I thought, no numbers.

Their claims go on to state that if you “opt out” of the AIT (Advanced Imaging Tecnology) machines or are “part of our random, unpredictable security measures.” Random? Is this why we see a 45-year old Caucasian being groped, maybe a 6-year old girl being molested? I will give you THAT is random, but I feel not “good security.” I support random, when done like it is outside the USA, especially in Europe when it comes to security.

I feel it would be much more effective to racially profile. Fuck the ACLU! The can keep their dirty hands and opinions out of this. We all know the ethnicity of the supposed 9-11 hijackers. No reason we should not be driving this point home, even if the plot was carried out by agents of the U.S. Government.

There have been some stories especially out of the Middle East of terrorist organizations using children and infants as bombs and bombers. But to train TSA agents in the art of molestation, is wrong. They claim, “Children 12 years old and under who require extra screening will receive a modified pat down.” Of course there are no details on what the modifications and they “work with parents to ensure a respectful screening process.”

Sorry as a parent I would be outraged if my 5-year old son was randomly selected. I would not let it happen, if that means physically harming a Federal agent, then so be it. I know I am wrong and it would probably get me tossed in jail. The only other, more “respectful” solution would be to cancel whatever travel plans we had and leave the airport. Yet we have seen in previous cases that doesn’t always go smooth either. Read Pliot Refuses to be Seen Naked.

The TSA also states s a “0.0004% of received complaints” (898 complaints)from travelers between the periods of November 2010 and March 2011. This figure out of some 252 million people who were screened. Unfortunately for use becoming outraged or outspoken will only lead the TSA to look upon us as domestic terrorists and put us in a “high risk” category. This has already been mentioned by the TSA in April (read story).

So for those still willing to travel by air, you are in a no win situation. While I still consider air travel the most efficient way to get to a destination, the problems and red tape that go along with getting from your car to your airplane are something I don’t want to deal with. Unfortunately, the situation won’t get better before it gets worse. Toss in a false flag at one of the nation’s airports and the U.S. Government will implement more stringent rules to keep the skies safe and the flying public scared.


Pat-Down Ban?

I am going to assume there is a certain percentage of Americans who are alright with the criminal activities of the TSA at the nation’s airports. The increased security procedures in the last few years continue to push the limits as to being Constitutional. In the eyes of some either security pat-downs are nothing short of groping and molestation. For me, it has gotten to a point that I won’t fly because of these activities being implemented by the U.S. Government.

Out of the great state of Texas comes this articles, Texas House Bans Offensive Security Pat-Downs. The bill’s (HB 1937) sponsor is David Simpson who said, “this has to do with dignity and travel, and prohibiting indecent, groping searches.” This would make it illegal for searches to touch, “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person” including through clothing.”

Not sure the state will be able to prosecute TSA agents for allegedly “doing their job’ when it comes to the groping and molestation they practice on a daily basis. I will be more curious to see the response from the Federal government. I am sure there will be backlash shortly and the DHS/TSA will come back with their standard response, “Our officers followed proper current screening procedures….blah blah blah.” More of the same from the talking heads, Janet “Big Sis” Napalitano and Eric Holder.

TSA Screeners Deals Child Porn

Agree with me or not, but it was only time until a TSA screener got “caught with their pants down” so to speak. Today’s “insecurity” update comes courtesy of Mr. Thomas Gordon Jr. of Philadelphia. After the video of the 6-year old being molested made news, “Big Sis” came to the defense of TSA screeners nationwide saying protocol was followed. Whatever warm feeling you got from her comments just went up in smoke, thanks to Mr. Thomas.

It seems some would call him sick or a freak. Mr. Thomas has a problem. That problem being he likes little kids. Yes, he was caught distributing child pornography, in fact “charges detail 104 illicit photographs allegedly uploaded over four weeks in February“(source) . He was quitebusy that month, guess terrorists were okay moving through Philly in February while Mr. Thomas was getting his rocks off with the pat-downs…molestation of YOUR kid! Something which Big Sis calls “protocol.”

Using “at least six Facebook accounts and employed multiple names “to upload and store images of sexual exploitation of minor children.” Mr. Thomas even had pictures of him in his TSA uniform! Call him guilty now, we need to waste no further time with this individual.

While he does not have any criminal background, the maximum terms carried with these allegations, “a prison term of 250 years and the top fine is $3.2 million.” Unfortunately, it will be taxpayers who end up footing the bill since Mr. Thomas’s salary was only $37,000 a year. See you behind bars you sick f*ck!

Pat This, Tyrrell!

Guess I am not up on my online columnists when it comes to the mainstream media. Not that I am missing much at all, but I have to wonder where the hell Emmett Tyrrell has been. Tyrell is a “Neo-con”, author and columnist as well as editor-in-chief of The American Spectator, a rag I have never heard of. Not strange to find out it is a conservative magazine. From Townhall.com comes this crap, “Pat Me, Pat Me.”

I just want to know where this guy comes off pointing blame at the Drudge Report amidst the recent “insane controversy about the use of high-tech body scanners and “pat-downs” at airport security zones.” His piece quotes 81% of Americans approve the use of these high-tech (x-ray) machines at airport.

While I don’t consider myself a “Drudge troublemaker” I think it’s great to see air travelers and flight crews standing up for their rights. Who cares if boycotts are staged on the day before Thanksgiving. Last check America WAS a free country, but with more and more regulation heaped on air travelers under the guise of  “increased security” our freedoms are quickly fading into oblivion.

Tyrell also takes aim at John Tyner who told the TSA in San Diego, “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.” I am sure John will have a line of lawyers at his beckon call IF the government decides to follow through with their threat of an $11,000 fine. The TSA, under “Big Sis” have gone to far when it comes to cavity…errr…gropping…pat downs. No reason breasts, buttock or genitals need to be fondled or groped. Yeah groped!

I agree with how Drudge has gone about his daily news headings. America may be at war, but that war seems to be most heated at security checkpoints across the United States as TSA agents are taking things too far with the pat down searches. Lines are checkpoints are already bad enough, not to mention airports are STILL NOT SAFE! The TSA, as I have said in the past is nothing more then governmental window dressing, wannabes, rent-a-cops, call them what you want. None of this “increased security is making air travel any safer.