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(Some Guy)   Four year old hugs her grandma and then gets an extra special hug from the TSA   (exm.nr) divider line 237
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2012-04-23 08:22:42 PM  
this is the country we are now - fearful, paranoid and authoritarian. And it will get worse, not better. Because we live in fear and do not have control over our lives anymore.

america...land of the free and home of the brave no longer.
 
2012-04-23 08:30:23 PM  
Grandma got picked out for a pat down, walking through security Friday eve.
 
2012-04-23 08:40:30 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Grandma got picked out for a pat down, walking through security Friday eve.


Grandma Got Run Over by a TSA'r ?
 
2012-04-23 08:46:02 PM  
I remember this one time the President of the United States went on TV and said "The Terrists hate us for our Freedom"

That was just before he started taking it away in huge mighty swaths

God bless that man AND this TSA guy for making us safe from the Terrists by making them hate us less.
 
2012-04-23 08:48:39 PM  
I am no fan of the TSA at all in any way whatsoever, but I have a hard time believing the truth of this story...

From TFA: The TSO loomed over my daughter, with an angry grimace on her face, and ordered her to stop crying. When my scared child could not do so, two TSOs called for backup saying "The suspect is not cooperating." The suspect, of course, being a frightened child. They treated my daughter no better than if she had been a terrorist.

Seriously? I mean, a lot of it reads like bad fiction. I may be wrong and it may be completely true (and I wouldn't be too shocked), but I'd really like to see an independent source for this, because it does seem a bit far-fetched. I mean, it looks like the situation caused kind of a scene at the screening checkpoint, so surely there are other witnesses to at least some of it.

If it's true, then more sh*t on the TSA, but I'd like to see some kind of independent confirmation. :-/
 
2012-04-23 08:55:20 PM  

Weaver95: this is the country we are now - fearful, paranoid and authoritarian. And it will get worse, not better. Because we live in fear and do not have control over our lives anymore.

america...land of the free and home of the brave no longer.


I love you guys (America Collective), but damn, the only way you are gonna get that mythical place back is to take it back. Sitting in here whining about it ain't gonna get it done. You (collective) can blame Bush all you like, but he couldn't have done it without you. If you ever hated the Dixie Chicks for anything other than there music, you are part of the problem. That Obama has little interest in shredding this crap should be a little alarming too...
 
2012-04-23 08:58:03 PM  
err their... rant without preview is a bad idea too kids...
 
2012-04-23 09:00:13 PM  

sno man: Weaver95: this is the country we are now - fearful, paranoid and authoritarian. And it will get worse, not better. Because we live in fear and do not have control over our lives anymore.

america...land of the free and home of the brave no longer.

I love you guys (America Collective), but damn, the only way you are gonna get that mythical place back is to take it back. Sitting in here whining about it ain't gonna get it done. You (collective) can blame Bush all you like, but he couldn't have done it without you. If you ever hated the Dixie Chicks for anything other than there music, you are part of the problem. That Obama has little interest in shredding this crap should be a little alarming too...


par for the course. Nobody wants to believe that we're really this far gone. everyone I know just goes about their lives, ignoring reality and hoping to just get through ONE more year because if they can just make it that long then everything will be ok again.

if you stop and point out just how f*cked up we really are, they get a look of panic and disbelief, then call you crazy and go back to doing whatever it was they were doing before you interrupted their daydream.
 
2012-04-23 09:10:45 PM  
tyr·an·ny [tir-uh-nee]
noun, plural tyr·an·nies.

1. arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.
2. the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler.
3. a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler.
4. oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler.
5. undue severity or harshness.
 
2012-04-23 09:14:08 PM  
Folks, it is just going to keep getting more and more theatrical.

When will you decide you have had enough?

TSA MUST DIE!
 
2012-04-23 09:18:29 PM  
There is a reason your Founding Fathers warned you about this crap.

They thought they fixed it for you, but NOOO.
You let your politicians pull cork on that Jinn.

Gonna have to get rid of them first, before you can even consider getting it back in the bottle.
 
2012-04-23 09:23:13 PM  

snocone: There is a reason your Founding Fathers warned you about this crap.

They thought they fixed it for you, but NOOO.
You let your politicians pull cork on that Jinn.

Gonna have to get rid of them first, before you can even consider getting it back in the bottle.


using words like Jinn?

You have been randomly selected for additional screening.
 
2012-04-23 09:28:29 PM  
You asked for this, America, along with all the other bullshiat that has happened during the last decade. You were so pants-shiattingly scared of that scary boogeyman that half of you cheered this shiat on, all while spouting lines like "If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about."

To everyone that cheered this on, the next time a TSA perv feels up some little girl, I hope it's your kid, in front of you, so you can realize the world you've helped craft for your children. I hope that as it's happening she looks to you for help and sees you letting it happen. I hope that as you lay on your deathbed and nobody visits you, you have the clarity to understand that the moment that your little girl got molested, in front of you, wanting it to stop, and she looked over for help and Daddy did nothing, because he's a farking coward, that indeed that was one of the defining moments when you lost her respect and trust. I hope you have the clarity to look at the remains of this nation that will remain after you leave your mortal shell, and you realize that your children have to continue to suffer through it, because of you.
 
2012-04-23 10:00:57 PM  

mamoru: I am no fan of the TSA at all in any way whatsoever, but I have a hard time believing the truth of this story...

From TFA: The TSO loomed over my daughter, with an angry grimace on her face, and ordered her to stop crying. When my scared child could not do so, two TSOs called for backup saying "The suspect is not cooperating." The suspect, of course, being a frightened child. They treated my daughter no better than if she had been a terrorist.

Seriously? I mean, a lot of it reads like bad fiction. I may be wrong and it may be completely true (and I wouldn't be too shocked), but I'd really like to see an independent source for this, because it does seem a bit far-fetched. I mean, it looks like the situation caused kind of a scene at the screening checkpoint, so surely there are other witnesses to at least some of it.

If it's true, then more sh*t on the TSA, but I'd like to see some kind of independent confirmation. :-/


The line that caught my attention was:

I will admit, I lost my temper.

"I will admit," says to me that she knew she was going to have to put in some sort of emotional reaction on her part or the story would not be believable. But this is all she says about it. Because if she described how she lost her temper in any more detail she runs the risk of becoming the villain.

Therefore, I likely concur with your assessment.
 
2012-04-23 10:07:04 PM  
I can only imagine what I would have done if this were my child. TSA once decided to take my daughter aside for a wanding and search when she was 15. Yeah.
 
2012-04-23 10:08:55 PM  
Embellished facebook rants are now news? Keep your terrist children off my airplanes, biatch
 
TWX
2012-04-23 10:10:15 PM  

AbbeySomeone: I can only imagine what I would have done if this were my child. TSA once decided to take my daughter aside for a wanding and search when she was 15. Yeah.


Nudge nudge, know what I mean?
 
2012-04-23 10:10:27 PM  
THE ENEMY


/Unconstitutional government and agencies are unconstitutional
 
2012-04-23 10:10:33 PM  
Jesus Christ. Fark!
 
2012-04-23 10:10:45 PM  

mamoru: I am no fan of the TSA at all in any way whatsoever, but I have a hard time believing the truth of this story...

From TFA: The TSO loomed over my daughter, with an angry grimace on her face, and ordered her to stop crying. When my scared child could not do so, two TSOs called for backup saying "The suspect is not cooperating." The suspect, of course, being a frightened child. They treated my daughter no better than if she had been a terrorist.

Seriously? I mean, a lot of it reads like bad fiction. I may be wrong and it may be completely true (and I wouldn't be too shocked), but I'd really like to see an independent source for this, because it does seem a bit far-fetched. I mean, it looks like the situation caused kind of a scene at the screening checkpoint, so surely there are other witnesses to at least some of it.

If it's true, then more sh*t on the TSA, but I'd like to see some kind of independent confirmation. :-/


This. So much this. I want to see the surveillance video of this incident. While I have no problem seeing the TSA pat down children, I just cannot see them calling in for back-up over a 4-year old child.

Also, if grandma triggered another scan and the child ran over to hug grandma before she was rescreened then the child should be required to go through screening again. It is amazing how so many Americans cannot seem to grasp the idea that kids have been used in the past by terrorists and insurgents.
 
jvl
2012-04-23 10:11:50 PM  
Yeah, Al-Queda would never sacrifice their own children by having their grandma pass them an explosive teddy bear after they had been screened. Oh wait....

There's a lot wrong with the security theater. But if you're going to pat down anyone, you must pat down a random sample of *everyone*. If you have an incident where someone breaks containment, they automatically become an elevated target for screening under the theory that it may have been an attempt at something.

Drop all nonsense screening except a quick metal detector? Sure, I'm all for it. But if you're going to screen, then farking screen.
 
2012-04-23 10:12:00 PM  

sno man: Weaver95: this is the country we are now - fearful, paranoid and authoritarian. And it will get worse, not better. Because we live in fear and do not have control over our lives anymore.

america...land of the free and home of the brave no longer.

I love you guys (America Collective), but damn, the only way you are gonna get that mythical place back is to take it back. Sitting in here whining about it ain't gonna get it done. You (collective) can blame Bush all you like, but he couldn't have done it without you. If you ever hated the Dixie Chicks for anything other than there music, you are part of the problem. That Obama has little interest in shredding this crap should be a little alarming too...


You know why Obama isn't doing shiat about this, right? OK, apart from the "same authoritarian, different animal" part? It's because if he were to say the first MILD condemnatory thing about the TSA morons, and then at any time between now and the first Tuesday in November some asshole manages to actually fark with an airplane, Obama loses the election and he coattails down both houses of Congress with him. R$ wins, and has an allied Congress to play with for at least two years. Honestly, as much as I loathe flying now that the Totally Shiatforbrains Assholes are working the gate, I'd rather Obama not put himself on the line at this moment. Get re-elected, THEN spend four years actually trying to enact change of a meaningful sort. Perhaps, maybe, he'll have a few more friends in Congress, maybe he'll get to name a replacement for Thomas or Scalia (prove you're up there, God...just this once). I'll trade ten rectal exams from now until November for not having the goddamn Republicans fully in charge of the henhouse for four years.
 
2012-04-23 10:12:13 PM  
Non-news story is non-news.
 
2012-04-23 10:12:28 PM  

Weaver95: this is the country government wethey are now - fearful, paranoid and authoritarian. And it will get worse, not better. Because wethey live in fear and do not have control over our lives anymore.

/FTFY

 
2012-04-23 10:13:18 PM  
What can you do, really? Has anyone ever successfully sued a TSA agent? Are they immune from being sued as a government employee? I think the only thing you can really do is ask for their name, and try to destroy them publicly (or privately).
 
2012-04-23 10:13:27 PM  

dahmers love zombie: sno man: Weaver95: this is the country we are now - fearful, paranoid and authoritarian. And it will get worse, not better. Because we live in fear and do not have control over our lives anymore.

america...land of the free and home of the brave no longer.

I love you guys (America Collective), but damn, the only way you are gonna get that mythical place back is to take it back. Sitting in here whining about it ain't gonna get it done. You (collective) can blame Bush all you like, but he couldn't have done it without you. If you ever hated the Dixie Chicks for anything other than there music, you are part of the problem. That Obama has little interest in shredding this crap should be a little alarming too...

You know why Obama isn't doing shiat about this, right? OK, apart from the "same authoritarian, different animal" part? It's because if he were to say the first MILD condemnatory thing about the TSA morons, and then at any time between now and the first Tuesday in November some asshole manages to actually fark with an airplane, Obama loses the election and he coattails down both houses of Congress with him. R$ wins, and has an allied Congress to play with for at least two years. Honestly, as much as I loathe flying now that the Totally Shiatforbrains Assholes are working the gate, I'd rather Obama not put himself on the line at this moment. Get re-elected, THEN spend four years actually trying to enact change of a meaningful sort. Perhaps, maybe, he'll have a few more friends in Congress, maybe he'll get to name a replacement for Thomas or Scalia (prove you're up there, God...just this once). I'll trade ten rectal exams from now until November for not having the goddamn Republicans fully in charge of the henhouse for four years.


Heh. So the hopey changey stuff was for the second term? Got it.
 
2012-04-23 10:14:22 PM  
Stop flying you morons. Eventually they will get the message, right in their pocketbooks.
 
2012-04-23 10:14:33 PM  
How do you like that, "Real Americans"?

Now that little blonde "Madisyn" is being groped it's an outrage huh?

/Told you all how they wouldn't stop at brown people.
//You dumbasses.
 
2012-04-23 10:15:26 PM  
Read that a 4 yr old hung her grandmother...

/was that wrong ?, should I have not done that?
 
2012-04-23 10:15:36 PM  
We are but one step away from "Papers, citizen!!"

9/11 terrists nukular freedom you're either with us or against us blah snark derp. I can't say it any clearer than that.
 
2012-04-23 10:15:46 PM  
I don't think there is a TSO big enough to keep me from my daughter if something like this happened to us.
 
2012-04-23 10:16:28 PM  

Mock26: While I have no problem seeing the TSA pat down children,


Then you are part of the problem.

evilboyevil: What can you do, really?


Organize people, show up at airport, just march through a TSA check point. Look for sympathetic people at the airlines and airport management bodies, the ones who don't like the TSA either.
 
2012-04-23 10:16:50 PM  
This is why I will not fly with my family. I refuse to let them get microwaved or felt up. I put up with it myself occasionally just like I do the other unpleasant parts of my job.

26.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-23 10:16:50 PM  

TWX: AbbeySomeone: I can only imagine what I would have done if this were my child. TSA once decided to take my daughter aside for a wanding and search when she was 15. Yeah.

Nudge nudge, know what I mean?


Pretty much.
 
2012-04-23 10:17:37 PM  
And yet, the authoritards bray that we're "Overreacting" when we refer to this bullshiat as "Gate-rape."

Yes, this particular tale might be made up, but the general story happens so often that I don't really care.
 
2012-04-23 10:20:05 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Heh. So the hopey changey stuff was for the second term? Got it.


That's right. He knows what he's working with now, so after he's re-elected he's just going to pass a bunch of executive orders.

Muu-hahahahahaahahahahahaaa
 
2012-04-23 10:20:20 PM  
Romney will put a stop to this nonsense when he's elected. No one without a private plane will be able to afford to fly.
 
2012-04-23 10:21:12 PM  
So why do all the farkers laugh at Ron Paul knowing he's the only one who wants to put a stop to all this bullshiat?! So what if you think his economic policies are batshiat crazy, has the shell game & unicorn farts of the current or past administrations been any better?
 
2012-04-23 10:21:38 PM  

ThePastafarian: How do you like that, "Real Americans"?

Now that little blonde "Madisyn" is being groped it's an outrage huh?

/Told you all how they wouldn't stop at brown people.
//You dumbasses.


Wtf? Who ever thought they'd only target "brown people"? Or is that an excerpt from one of your progressive fan fiction pieces?
 
2012-04-23 10:22:04 PM  

vodka: Stop flying you morons. Eventually they will get the message, right in their pocketbooks.

 
2012-04-23 10:22:36 PM  
Sometimes my second graders are asked to write out explanations of incidents they're involved in at school. They always end up making themselves look like Baby Jesus and making everyone else look like Hitler. They're hilarious and totally lacking in believablility.

This woman has a similar writing style.
 
2012-04-23 10:22:48 PM  
Terroists
SubjucatingAmericans
 
2012-04-23 10:23:06 PM  

snocone: Folks, it is just going to keep getting more and more theatrical.

When will you decide you have had enough?

TSA MUST DIE!


I agree. This should include putting to death all tsa agents who have mistreated people.
 
2012-04-23 10:23:08 PM  

mamoru: I am no fan of the TSA at all in any way whatsoever, but I have a hard time believing the truth of this story...

From TFA: The TSO loomed over my daughter, with an angry grimace on her face, and ordered her to stop crying. When my scared child could not do so, two TSOs called for backup saying "The suspect is not cooperating." The suspect, of course, being a frightened child. They treated my daughter no better than if she had been a terrorist.

Seriously? I mean, a lot of it reads like bad fiction. I may be wrong and it may be completely true (and I wouldn't be too shocked), but I'd really like to see an independent source for this, because it does seem a bit far-fetched. I mean, it looks like the situation caused kind of a scene at the screening checkpoint, so surely there are other witnesses to at least some of it.

If it's true, then more sh*t on the TSA, but I'd like to see some kind of independent confirmation. :-/


This. There have been a number of widely-reported cases of TSA agents acting badly that were disproved by surveillance videos. Are there cases of real b.s.? Yes. But I'll withhold my outrage about a specific one until there's more than the alleged victim's account.
 
2012-04-23 10:23:10 PM  

Enema Man: So why do all the farkers laugh at Ron Paul knowing he's the only one who wants to put a stop to all this bullshiat?! So what if you think his economic policies are batshiat crazy, has the shell game & unicorn farts of the current or past administrations been any better?


People on the tee vee said he was crazy. Also, he's not a democrat.
 
2012-04-23 10:23:20 PM  

evilboyevil: What can you do, really? Has anyone ever successfully sued a TSA agent? Are they immune from being sued as a government employee? I think the only thing you can really do is ask for their name, and try to destroy them publicly (or privately).


Typically government employees are immune from lawsuit if they are engaging in an action that's within the scope of their duties.

And destroying them publicly is probably a bad idea as they can come back and sue you for defamation of character, libel, or something similar.

Blaming the front-line workers of TSA makes as much sense as blaming the tellers for Bank of America because you don't like their practices. The tellers aren't responsible for the policy of BoA any more than the screeners are responsible for policy put forth by the TSA itself. I don't mind the idea of the TSA so much as I don't like the direction security has gone over the past 10 years. But we'll all pretty much complain and whine and moan no matter what they do.
 
2012-04-23 10:23:32 PM  

libranoelrose: vodka: Stop flying you morons. Eventually they will get the message, right in their pocketbooks.


THIS
 
2012-04-23 10:23:36 PM  
Can we PLEASE start racial profiling now? Arabic looking males between the apparent age of 20 and 50, please?

/I mean, OK, sucks to be male and brownish, but, sorry, that's better than traumatizing our 4 year old kids.
 
2012-04-23 10:23:56 PM  
The jungle apes that did this should be strung up.
 
2012-04-23 10:24:38 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: You asked for this, America, along with all the other bullshiat that has happened during the last decade. You were so pants-shiattingly scared of that scary boogeyman that half of you cheered this shiat on, all while spouting lines like "If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about."

To everyone that cheered this on, the next time a TSA perv feels up some little girl, I hope it's your kid, in front of you, so you can realize the world you've helped craft for your children. I hope that as it's happening she looks to you for help and sees you letting it happen. I hope that as you lay on your deathbed and nobody visits you, you have the clarity to understand that the moment that your little girl got molested, in front of you, wanting it to stop, and she looked over for help and Daddy did nothing, because he's a farking coward, that indeed that was one of the defining moments when you lost her respect and trust. I hope you have the clarity to look at the remains of this nation that will remain after you leave your mortal shell, and you realize that your children have to continue to suffer through it, because of you.


and thiss
 
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