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2012-10-09 08:31:05 PM  
6 votes:

GranoblasticMan: TSA: Now (also) qualified medical professionals.

/ Is there anything the TSA can't do?!


Actually make us safer
2012-10-09 08:08:33 PM  
6 votes:
Oh, and just so we're all clear: Absolutely f*ckall will be done to ensure this doesn't happen again.
2012-10-09 08:34:24 PM  
5 votes:

AcneVulgaris: Fromageball: TSA agents are fairly low level positions...which means they probably have asshole managers micro-managing the hell out of them, making sure they follow procedure to a T. Maybe pay them more, provide better training, don't give the managers incentive to be micro-managing dicks, etc, and maybe you'll get a more effective TSA who are capable of using better judgment in the various situations they will encounter as TSA agents and not just acting as robots following a set of rules. Maybe.

You're missing the point. It's all about keeping them off the unemployment rolls as cheaply as possible.


Why? We're paying their wages with our tax dollars anyways. I'd rather they get unemployment and don't touch my cock when I'm travelling.
2012-10-09 08:31:46 PM  
5 votes:

Britney Spear's Speculum: AcneVulgaris: You're missing the point. It's all about keeping them off the unemployment rolls as cheaply as possible.

QFT.

The war on drugs is also another example of a phoney government unemployment padding "job"


Somehow, I'd rather pay for welfare cheats than thugs.
2012-10-09 08:29:17 PM  
5 votes:
Hey American Government! I'm NOT going to fly until you stop this stupid humiliating security theater. All airlines please note. I have over 1,500 hours in the air. None since 2006, when you last offended me (by spilling coffee over my newly purchased books and magazines, and offering NO apology). None until you decide to reject these ass-clowns.
2012-10-09 08:04:48 PM  
5 votes:
Trifecta complete!
2012-10-09 09:35:13 PM  
4 votes:
Every - single - fascist state came to power under the noses of people who chanted "IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE" with the religious fervor of a baptist tent revival.
2012-10-09 09:12:50 PM  
4 votes:
The terrorists have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
2012-10-09 08:42:23 PM  
4 votes:
Another day in Obama's America.

Thankfully, he's a Democrat. Otherwise, people might be upset about things like this.
2012-10-09 08:33:38 PM  
4 votes:
I'm going to make a strip club and name it "The Airport" and then have all the strippers "security screen" patrons as they pay their cover charge.
2012-10-09 08:09:39 PM  
4 votes:
When was the last time the US had a citizen commit a terror plot via plane again?
2012-10-09 08:06:30 PM  
4 votes:
Oh. Holy Fark.
Just scrap it already.
You farking sheep just love to be molested, don't you?
2012-10-10 12:13:27 AM  
3 votes:

Basily Gourt: The terrorists have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.


The actions of the TSA create a significant blow to our economy. People who want to do business inside or outside from an opposite origin will tend to attempt said business via teleconference, which is less effective, and people who would choose to vacation in the US will take their money somewhere else, to avoid being molested like an altar boy in a '60's catholic church. The TSA is an enemy of the state, manufactured entirely by the state.

Personally, I'd like to see a grassroots movement so that people within the TSA and other similarly destructive organizations are identified and blacklisted by society as a whole, and are not allowed to purchase goods of any sort from the rest of us. If they refuse to find an honorable profession, they should be forced to.
2012-10-09 11:53:22 PM  
3 votes:
sheikyermami.com

At least he lived long enough to see the TSA so he could die happy.
2012-10-09 09:08:04 PM  
3 votes:
Two thoughts..

One, if Obama announced that he is disbanding the TSA, executive order, admitting that it was a huge failure, plus orders an investigation into all of the crap the TSA has stolen.. He'd get reelected.

Two, if people would organize a "no fly day" and stick to it, letting the airlines know they won't be getting a huge percentage of flyers that day, it could make a difference. The only way the lobbyists will start getting upset is if their profits fall. The only way to do that is to stop flying or make a protest date that shows a huge percentage of people are serious about the issue.

Sad that neither of those will happen and people will continue to put up with the TSA, even though they have shown themselves to be inept and more than a handful are thieves, stealing from you as you walk through their lairs.

No, I don't fly.. why, you ask? I have a medical implant in my spine and refuse to be groped and forced to expose myself and explain my medical problems with the groper. Stories like this just reinforce my resolve not to fly until the TSA is gone.
2012-10-09 08:57:22 PM  
3 votes:

GranoblasticMan: / Is there anything the TSA can't do?!


Find terrorists.
2012-10-09 08:29:20 PM  
3 votes:
You can bet your sweet ass that the next time terror strikes the domestic airways, a TSA employee will be found to be involved.
2012-10-09 08:20:41 PM  
3 votes:
We should be able to vote the TSA out of existance in Nov. Because you just know the two clowns aren't going to do jack sh*t except take more freedoms.
2012-10-09 08:15:25 PM  
3 votes:

Mr. Potatoass: Britney Spear's Speculum: When was the last time the US had a citizen commit a terror plot via plane again?

1971?


Robbery isn't terrorism.
2012-10-09 08:14:42 PM  
3 votes:
Another example of TSA goons being TSA goons, followed by yet another half-assed "apology" letter from the TSA.

How many times will this happen before people realize that the TSA is NOT sorry that they pull this sh*t, nor will they ever be?
2012-10-09 08:11:52 PM  
3 votes:

GranoblasticMan: TSA: Now (also) qualified medical professionals.

/ Is there anything the TSA can't do?!


Function with any semblance of human decency apparently.
2012-10-10 09:42:36 AM  
2 votes:

Slaxl: I wonder if I would really have the balls to speak up when I see TSA bullshiat, or whether i'd be a giant pussy, like everyone else in America, it seems. I've tried it here, but there's always the voice that tells me to back down before I escalate it too far and miss my flight. We are all too afraid to stand up to them because it will be an inconvenience to us, we'll miss our flights, and may even end up in serious legal trouble on some bullshiat charge of pestering security guards.


Last week I was threatened with arrest. I let the boarding pass checker issue the 'call law enforcement' threat three times before I called her bluff and said 'You want to call them, call them. I answer only those questions which I am required by law to answer.'

She called for 'a supervisor' who also tried to pressure me into answering questions. To him I repeated the same: 'I will answer any and all questions that I am required by law to answer.' He tried to give me a lecture about getting a lot of people who aren't who they claim to be and that this is all to make us safe, etc. I responded that I had supplied the required documents, and thus met the criteria to enter the checkpoint.

There was about a three minute stand off before the supervisor (three stripes on the epaulette) finally said that they would comply with the written laws and regulations.

As I always do, I also opted out of the strip search machine. I have opted out of the strip search machine now 141 times, and have learned that remarks about being difficult, threats to call law enforcement, protestations about how important their jobs are and suggestions that I am a terrorist are nothing but the puffery of self-important bullies who are otherwise unemployable. I have never missed a flight, and have never compromised because I was short on time. I have insisted that the proper anatomical name for every body part they are going to touch be expressed to me verbally before it is touched, and that has resulted in tears from more than one TSA employee.

They get away with a lot of what they get away with because of the threats they make, and they really don't like having it turned back around on them. In the events where all else has failed, I have a practiced statement that I recite: 'Are you, an agent of the federal government threatening me under color of law in an effort to suppress my Constitutionally protected right to political speech? I will need your full name and badge number for my attorney.' It rarely gets that far.
2012-10-09 11:43:14 PM  
2 votes:

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: She bought the plane ticket. She knew about the searches. She most likely heard of the horror stories involving the TSA. She took her chances after Americans were invited to take an alternative form of travel. And because sheeple continue to fly instead of boycott, things like this will continue to happen. So while grotesque as this incident is, the flying public is allowing it to happen with every ticket purchase.

If the TSA will not go away, just don't fly until they do. It is just that simple. Or not. Enjoy your flight.


Yeah, screw her. She should have just swam.
2012-10-09 11:23:56 PM  
2 votes:
She bought the plane ticket. She knew about the searches. She most likely heard of the horror stories involving the TSA. She took her chances after Americans were invited to take an alternative form of travel. And because sheeple continue to fly instead of boycott, things like this will continue to happen. So while grotesque as this incident is, the flying public is allowing it to happen with every ticket purchase.

If the TSA will not go away, just don't fly until they do. It is just that simple. Or not. Enjoy your flight.
2012-10-09 10:38:09 PM  
2 votes:

PsiChick: Why the unholy fark did these dumbasses OPEN A FARKING DRIP BAG?!


Because potato.
2012-10-09 10:36:21 PM  
2 votes:
Why the unholy fark did these dumbasses OPEN A FARKING DRIP BAG?!
2012-10-09 09:21:33 PM  
2 votes:
If I was planning attacks for Al Queda and really wanted to fark with Americans, I'd send guys into backed up security lines at busy airports with carry-on cases full of explosives and ball bearings. It would not only have a high body count, but it would also shatter the sense of safety provided by the security theater, and would leave us scrambling trying to figure out how to secure the security checkpoints. It would be so easy to make our security methods look like a joke if they really wanted to.
2012-10-09 09:14:43 PM  
2 votes:

Fromageball: TSA agents are fairly low level positions...which means they probably have asshole managers micro-managing the hell out of them, making sure they follow procedure to a T. Maybe pay them more, provide better training, don't give the managers incentive to be micro-managing dicks, etc, and maybe you'll get a more effective TSA who are capable of using better judgment in the various situations they will encounter as TSA agents and not just acting as robots following a set of rules. Maybe.


But almost all government jobs consist of following and/or enforcing procedure to a T. That is why government exists, to create and enforce regulations. For the life of me I cannot find a valid reason for continuing the farce that is the TSA. But nobody will discuss it at an official level, Romney and Obama refuse to touch it. The Presidential candidate that vows to disband the TSA will win my allegiance for life.

The only reason I can think of for keeping this farcical agency is that it's a jobs program. It provides hundreds of thousands of jobs for otherwise unemployable societal outcasts. Imagine the jump in unemployment if the TSA were disbanded.
2012-10-09 09:02:49 PM  
2 votes:
Christ. Remember when people went apeshiat over how the STAZI treated people? Twenty five years later and Americans are actually putting up with this nonsense?

Boiling frog indeed.
2012-10-09 08:58:40 PM  
2 votes:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Hey American Government! I'm NOT going to fly until you stop this stupid humiliating security theater. All airlines please note. I have over 1,500 hours in the air. None since 2006, when you last offended me (by spilling coffee over my newly purchased books and magazines, and offering NO apology). None until you decide to reject these ass-clowns.


This.

I never flew, you know, a lot. Just out to visit family on occasion. Will not fly again until the TSA is *gone*!

/Amtrak is pretty cool anyway.
//so are road trips!
2012-10-09 08:49:45 PM  
2 votes:
This is what happens when low class people are given positions with the slightest bit of power. They gotta throw it around.
There is no excuse for this type of assault.
2012-10-09 08:16:29 PM  
2 votes:

AcneVulgaris: You're missing the point. It's all about keeping them off the unemployment rolls as cheaply as possible.


QFT.

The war on drugs is also another example of a phoney government unemployment padding "job"
2012-10-09 08:08:07 PM  
2 votes:
It's possible
breakingbadcostume.com
2012-10-09 08:06:56 PM  
2 votes:
A trifecta of bad press couldn't happen to a more appropriate subject.
2012-10-09 08:05:51 PM  
2 votes:
TSA: Now (also) qualified medical professionals.

/ Is there anything the TSA can't do?!
2012-10-09 08:05:34 PM  
2 votes:
Awesome....TSA trifecta. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of clueless idiots.
2012-10-10 04:50:05 AM  
1 votes:
That's beyond the pale. The first thought that went through my head was imagining myself standing in line and shouting at the TSA agents, telling them to show her some respect, then being arrested, then sent to gitmo. I wonder if I would really have the balls to speak up when I see TSA bullshiat, or whether i'd be a giant pussy, like everyone else in America, it seems. I've tried it here, but there's always the voice that tells me to back down before I escalate it too far and miss my flight. We are all too afraid to stand up to them because it will be an inconvenience to us, we'll miss our flights, and may even end up in serious legal trouble on some bullshiat charge of pestering security guards.

I did get my own childish revenge on one who made me strip in line to check my jeans button thoroughly, because it set off his metal wand, when he crouched down and wanded my arse I farted in his face. I felt like Rick from the Young Ones.
2012-10-10 03:02:47 AM  
1 votes:
Jerry Sandusky, credit card telemarketers and prosperity gospel evangelists are reputable, respectable citizens when compared to TSA agents, who collectively make Walmart greeters look like skilled labor.
2012-10-10 12:16:18 AM  
1 votes:

BraveNewCheneyWorld: The TSA is an enemy of the state people, manufactured entirely by the state.


FTFM.
2012-10-09 11:19:17 PM  
1 votes:
TSA?

fark em. fark em every chance you get.

And FILM them. The ONLY reason they aren't molesting little kids anymore is, IT WAS FILMED.

And NO the TSA does NOT prohibit filming, except of the actual going through their magic microwave machine, since you need to be almost naked.
2012-10-09 10:52:49 PM  
1 votes:

AbbeySomeone: Amtrak is relaxing but it does take longer. I've always met great people while traveling by train.


And TSA is starting to screen Amtrak too.

But they screen passengers disembarking to rub in the fact that screening has nothing to do with security.
2012-10-09 10:20:57 PM  
1 votes:

fredbox: You can bet your sweet ass that the next time terror strikes the domestic airways, a TSA employee will be found to be involved.


You can bet your sweet ass that the next time an attack gets by the TSA (It didn't on 9/11. Pre-TSA security all did what they were supposed to do) the reaction will never be "The TSA is failure" it'll be "the same TSA will do mandatory 100% nude strip searches, brain probes, and DNA tests." 

//The shoe bomber and the undie bomber got through. The TSA did jack squat to stop them.
2012-10-09 09:58:21 PM  
1 votes:

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: /Amtrak is pretty cool anyway.


Amtrak is pretty cool, up until you need to go cross country or one of the hundreds of places that they don't go. Also, they're farking expensive.

/Took Amtrak from LA-Denver & back a few times when they had that service.
//Had someone call in a bomb threat on one of the trains while we were in the middle of farking no where in the Rockies, and had to stand at the side of the train for several hours while waiting for the police to get there and search the train
2012-10-09 09:53:22 PM  
1 votes:
And yet still no TSA tag?
2012-10-09 09:44:27 PM  
1 votes:

fredbox: You can bet your sweet ass that the next time terror strikes the domestic airways, a TSA employee will be found to be involved.



That implies competence.
2012-10-09 09:31:40 PM  
1 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: AbbeySomeone: This is what happens when low class people are given positions with the slightest bit of power. They gotta throw it around.
There is no excuse for this type of assault.

What has always bugged me about the TSA is that doing so is a classic, much used power play by totalitarian types. Yes, I know it is tin foil hat territory. But still....


What I think is a little closer to the clinical definition of batsh*t nuts is to see broad and mind historical precedents for precisely the sort of business plan - they're not "conspiracies", they're business plans - we're sitting through in Merkuh and say with great conviction, "That could NEVER happen here, that's just *cuhrezzeh* talk." Think about it.
2012-10-09 09:24:47 PM  
1 votes:
Poor lady, and it happened at my airport. I hope they fire the people responsible.
2012-10-09 09:20:56 PM  
1 votes:

Beanlet: Two, if people would organize a "no fly day" and stick to it, letting the airlines know they won't be getting a huge percentage of flyers that day, it could make a difference. The only way the lobbyists will start getting upset is if their profits fall. The only way to do that is to stop flying or make a protest date that shows a huge percentage of people are serious about the issue.


That would be lovely.

Of course, the organizers would probably be Gitmoed for an illegal boycott or something like that.
2012-10-09 09:10:36 PM  
1 votes:
TSA; another wonderful idea brought to you by the same Republicans that had other wonderful ideas like putting corn juice in your gas tank, abstinence only sex-ed, and NCLB.

/someone tell me again why this race will be close
//derpy and ineffective always wins over bat-shiat insane and authoritarian
2012-10-09 08:52:03 PM  
1 votes:

Pantubo: Another day in Obama's America.

Thankfully, he's a Democrat. Otherwise, people might be upset about things like this.


Does this even qualify as a troll? There was like, no effort. There's the tired meme of "Obama's America" and a contradiction at the end. It's just so wonky that I'd more easily consider it Dadaist performance art than a troll.
2012-10-09 08:50:47 PM  
1 votes:
If I heard of some poor schmo with good aiming shooting and killing TSA Agents, I would submit the story with a Hero tag.
2012-10-09 08:49:19 PM  
1 votes:

CapeFearCadaver: Pantubo: Another day in Obama's America.

Thankfully, he's a Democrat. Otherwise, people might be upset about things like this.

You're almost as adorable as my 12 year old, 80 pound dog who just gathered 6 different stuffed animals at my feet and is now peacefully snoring whilst resting his head on one of said feet.


Though not as bright, obviously
2012-10-09 08:47:25 PM  
1 votes:

dbmark17: What happens when someone blows themselves up in the security line?


Then passengers will have to go through a TSASA checkpoint to gain admission to the TSA checkpoint.

The TSASA will be staffed by people too stupid and obnoxious to work for the TSA, which may require a donkey-human breeding program to be implemented.

/some belongings which would normally be stolen by TSA will have been pre-stolen by TSASA, so an additional passenger fee will be charged at the TSA checkpoint to make up the difference
2012-10-09 08:39:40 PM  
1 votes:

dbmark17: What happens when someone blows themselves up in the security line?


Then they'll move the security checkpoint to the airport entrance. And when that gets blown up, they'll move it to the freeway offramp, and then to your house.
2012-10-09 08:34:28 PM  
1 votes:
What happens when someone blows themselves up in the security line?
2012-10-09 08:20:51 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, the TSA trifecta happened so fast. Just an hour ago the RSS only had one.
2012-10-09 08:19:12 PM  
1 votes:
At least the TSA goons don't frighten developmentally disabled childr--oh, wait.

"She's not a threat to national security"
2012-10-09 08:18:03 PM  
1 votes:
oops, threw away the WSJ article

Now with more Fox!
2012-10-09 08:16:43 PM  
1 votes:
Britney Spear's Speculum: When was the last time the US had a citizen commit a terror plot via plane again?

2010
2012-10-09 08:14:57 PM  
1 votes:

Fromageball: TSA agents are fairly low level positions...which means they probably have asshole managers micro-managing the hell out of them, making sure they follow procedure to a T. Maybe pay them more, provide better training, don't give the managers incentive to be micro-managing dicks, etc, and maybe you'll get a more effective TSA who are capable of using better judgment in the various situations they will encounter as TSA agents and not just acting as robots following a set of rules. Maybe.


You're missing the point. It's all about keeping them off the unemployment rolls as cheaply as possible.
2012-10-09 08:13:56 PM  
1 votes:

Britney Spear's Speculum: When was the last time the US had a citizen commit a terror plot via plane again?


1971?
2012-10-09 08:12:34 PM  
1 votes:
These threads are starting to make me think that the TSA has motives other than maintaining my safety through reasonable measures.
2012-10-09 08:11:41 PM  
1 votes:
Do you feel safe yet?
2012-10-09 08:07:26 PM  
1 votes:

LessO2: Awesome....TSA trifecta. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of clueless idiots.


I'd say a firing squad would be appropriate.
Pink slips for every one.
2012-10-09 08:07:10 PM  
1 votes:
Douchebag trifecta complete.
 
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