Keeping the Friendly Skies Safe From Nonagenarians

Once again, our wonderful “you can’t professionalize unless you federalize” Transport Sturm Abteilung strikes a blow for freedom, safety and the American way by ripping the Depends off of a 95-year-old leukemia patient in a wheelchair (h/t LC & IB Bill Quick):

Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Note that the one she had on was soiled and she didn’t have a replacement after her daughter had been forced to take the one she was wearing off.

Insert usual: “TSA goons are good, decent people who are only follovink orderz and how were they to know what went down in Auschwitz?” here…

As to ourself: Come the revolution, those “good, decent people” and in particular the fascists making those orders will be particularly fun to stand against the wall before we hose them down with automatic weapons fire.



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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Automatic weapons fire is to quick. I suggest an old fashioned navy hanging, where the prisoner is hauled into the air by his neck.

    And First!!!:em07:

    Btw Deej, could we get the smileys accessible from the editor?

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    MrSpkr growls and barks:

    I regard the TSA policies as the natural progeny of the moronic “zero tolerance” policies that have been plaguing our schools for years. No thinking, no situational analyses; instead, we must follow the orders mostest what. And, I suspect these assclowns get bonuses for harassing the elderly, the infirm, or the very young.

    And THIS is the mindset that liberals think should be in charge of administering health care. Sigh.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    VonZorch Imperial Researcher:

    suggest an old fashioned navy hanging, where the prisoner is hauled into the air by his neck.

    Kinda like current practice in the Mullahcratic Republic of Ahmajinnistan–using cranes.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    I am soooo looking forward to the day these TSA goons try setting up shop in one of the local shopping malls and try to grope some gangbangers gal. I would cheer said gangbanger on…go for it, Bro’ on his or her face, .with my blessing. Then their uniforms become targets……….as usual, TSA goons flee behind a rule book, the first refuge of the incompetent…the rest are power-tripping sadists. That won’t fly with some of the people I know………as for me, I won’t fly at all. And why is it I have not heard a single presidential candidate say something about this?

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    Grammar Czar growls and barks:

    While I find the TSAs actions totally reprehensible, I find it equally reprehensible that they were travelling without a spare Depends (or two). Every parent who has flown with a diaper-age baby knows to bring LOTS of extras. Was that poor elderly mother supposed to sit in her own poop for the duration of the flight? And what of the smell in the enclosed airplane?

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    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    The only genuine concern government has about this issue is the fact that disposable diapers and modern gun powders are both nitrocellulose. But that is a lame excuse anyway. Smokeless powders are not explosives. They are propellants. It’s way beyond uncalled for. We ought to find out where these TSA sturmgefreiters live and picket their houses.

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    Southern Libertarian growls and barks:

    While I applaud the reactions by the good people on this blog I must also ask some questions. What did you think was going to happen when they started the Department of Homeland Security? What did you think was going to be the result of the passing of the Patriot Act? I remember that when I made the statement on this site that the the Patriot Act and DHS would cause problems for ordinary citizens I was told that I was crazy and that “only the guilty need worry”. What changed?

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    americanexpat growls and barks:

    These are the same drones that refuse to implement the one measure that’s actually been demonstrated to improve airline security–behavioral profiling–but seem to take it as revealed truth that groping six-year-olds and strip-searching incontinent, wheelchair-bound senior citizens is somehow keeping the flying public safe. :em08:

    It’s been nice, living in Asia for a number of years, where I could fly and not be bothered by these idiots, but I’ll be back in the States this summer for a few months, and flying is unavoidable for me. Oh, joy…

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    To make matters worse the fuckers have voted for a union too: Screeners for T.S.A. Select Union

    Sorry of linkage to that piece of shit, Pravda On the Hudson…it was the first google hit.

    Think they’re outta control now? Just wait until they’re completely organized. They will be free to grope away, because they’ll have fucking job protection from the damned union. This will NOT turn out well.

    I have to agree on NOT having the spare Depends. WTF? You have to wonder what else is going on there.

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    LC Proud Infidel growls and barks:

    Every one of those TSA pukes needs at least 2 good hard blows to the head every day with at least an 18″ piece of 1″ diameter steel bar, baseball bats with rusty, germ-ridden protruding nails are a very acceptable instrument as well. Anyone wanna bet that a suspicious looking muslim with a one way ticket would just sail right through without so much as a glance while Granny got probed? I remember getting treated like a freshly arrested criminal by the TSA while I was flying in full military uniform, FUCK ALL of those idiots to death up the ass sideways with a rusty mace while they’re sitting and spinning on diarrhea-soaked rusty, tangled GI concertina wire right after they’ve been savagely fucked up the ass by a Kodiak Bear with AIDS and the sonofabitch who was mean enough to give it to him!!! :em08:

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    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    Southern Libertarian,

    The Patriot Act was signed a month after Sept 11, 2001. So, in answer your question of what I thought would happen — I didn’t know.

    Prior to Sept. 11, 2001, I was apolitical; in other words, a schmuck. It took me years to piece together what was going on in this country. In addition, during his first term, I was a fan of George Bush and, having recently realized what the anti-war left was about, I probably would have argued in favor of anything they opposed — even if their concerns were legitimate. At the time, however, their specific gripes about the Patriot Act were not legitimate — at least insofar as I was able to discern.

    I was not here at the time, but I would never have agreed with the “only the guilty need worry” argument even then.

    That said, I never read the Patriot Act, so I was both ignorant and stupid. For my ignorance I am sorry.

    But I’ve learned quite a lot since then about globalists, and NWO-types; and that “Republican” does not mean “conservative”. So, I was beginning to understand the potential danger of the Patriot Act even before the election of Barack Obama.

    Still, it requires an Executive Administration like this one to really get the full effect of how such laws can be abused and used to curtail Constitutional rights. As much as I learned to distrust and disagree with George Bush, I just don’t think he would have allowed this, much less instituted it.

    Since I was not around, I don’t actually know if you were right and I was wrong about the Patriot Act and DHS, but it’s more than likely the case given your statements and my naivete. So, if you’re looking for someone to say you were right and I was wrong, I’ll say it. “You were right, and I was wrong.”

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    Southern Libertarian growls and barks:


    Since I was not around

    Actually I’ve only been blogging on this site since 2007. Although I had been watching from the sidelines since around 2004. However what I was referring to was around 2007 when I started commenting on this site and was called a myriad of names for my criticism of the Patriot ACT as well as my support for a certain congressman from Texas. Love him or hate him it was Paul who made me realize that even though I disliked the Patriot Act I was actually more conservative than I thought I was.

    It is nice to know that my views aren’t considered to be looney anymore. Also nice not to be referred to as the resident Paultard anymore.

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    And the airlines wonder why they’re bleeding money and flying with empty seats.

    As a retired air traffic controller, and knowing a little inside-the-scenes stuff about who the FAA hires these days, I don’t fly anymore. That’s another story…

    But if you want to fly:

    Put six to ten people together. CHARTER is the way to go. Fly on YOUR schedule, not the airline’s, in luxury, for less money than business-class tickets. And you bypass the Federal Porn Scanners and the diaper-gropers/baby diddlers from the TSA. CHL? Carry if you like. No extra fees for baggage, either.

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    Sir M is absolutely correct!!! When I first flew on a chartered/private jet….no security, no TSA, no baggage check in…and I could have carried my sidearm had I known I could! (On my first one!) :em01:

    I know now, tho!!

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    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    Sir M,

    As a retired air traffic controller, and knowing a little inside-the-scenes stuff about who the FAA hires these days, I don’t fly anymore. That’s another story…

    I already refuse to fly because of the TSA; but, this sounds like a story that many Americans might want to hear. :em06:

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    I already refuse to fly because of the TSA; but, this swant to hear.ounds like a story that many Americans might

    Here’s just one example I encountered. I’m not the only controller or former controller out there who can relate a similar story.

    One trainee we received was sent to us (a mid-sized tower and approach control facility) after she had washed out of the training program at the Center. Not so unusual in and of itself, trainees are usually given a “second chance” at a less-busy facility.

    This lady, however, had milked the training program at Center for TEN YEARS before she was finally deemed a training failure. Prior to that, she had spent 9 years in the Army, where she was constantly promoted SO SHE COULD BE TRANSFERRED OUT of Army facilities where, again, she was a training failure.

    It took us three years, and running her through the complete training program TWICE, before we were finally able to terminate her.

    That’s TWENTY-TWO YEARS she spent as a trainee controller, without ONCE certifying to a facility-level rating ANYWHERE in her entire career.

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    Samsapeel1 growls and barks:

    Sir M,
    Unbelievable! Yet our government seems to think that the greatest dangers to the unfriendly skies are incontinent old-folks and six year old girls.