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What's your favorite type TSA Agent?

snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques 2012/08/27 21:05:35
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… is a non-existent one. But this sleeping one is pretty good too. I
wonder, do TSA agents dream of electric sheeple? Speaking of sheeple, do
you know what the Fourth Amendment says? Most people don’t. The few
that know anything say it has to do with “unreasonable search” and
“probable cause” and all that. But most everyone gets the probable cause
bit wrong. It absolutely does not say that civil government officials
can search or seize your property if they have probable cause. No, it
says they cannot get a warrant to search or seize you or your
property without an explanation of probable cause supported by an oath
and a particular and limited designation of the place to be searched and
the persons or things to be seized. That’s a big difference. Check it
out:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons,
houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,
shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable
cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the
place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.





The TSA is a flagrant and absolutely preposterous affront to this
amendment. They have and need no probable cause to search your bag and
seize your… you know. And even if they had probable cause they have
skipped the part about getting warrants because that’s too
time-consuming and people are already waiting long enough to get to
their planes, blah blah blah. It’s just so inconvenient to do the right
thing sometimes, you know? And it’s not just the illegal search
and seizure that bothers me. It’s that these searches and seizures are
incredibly unreasonable. On my trip back from Denver to Atlanta a week
or so ago (with my wife and four kids), they confiscated a juicebox from
my diaper bag after swabbing it for explosives. Wow. That seems
reasonable.


To really narrow down the potential threats to American safety,
they’ve started mounting mirrors in front of their faces… wait, no
that’s not it… I mean they’ve recently started a behavioral profiling
program at Boston Logan to try to determine possible terrorists by facial expressions and attitudes. In other words, they will question you if you look grumpy. That’s pretty stupid. Everyone
at the airport looks grumpy. Because of how annoying airport security
is. Since they’ve implemented this brilliant program, only a fraction of
the 725,000 travelers have been referred for further screening, and not
a single one has been arrested for any wrong-doing. They’ve all just
had their time wasted, their privacy violated, and their rights
discarded.


There are few people standing up to this garbage. Most of us just
want to be left alone, so we just go along to get along. But how far
does this have to go before we say, “NO!” I hear occasionally
of brave people with time on their hands that stand up for their
Constitutional rights and tell airport security nothing about where they
came from or where they’re going or refuse to be in the TSA’s latest
“x-ray”ted photo shoot. You don’t technically have to tell them anything.
But I usually do whatever they ask. Because I have nothing to hide, and
because I have already capitulated to the fact that we live under a
tyranny. What’s the point of pressing your rights? Have you ever refused
to let a police officer search your car? It’s your constitutional
right, you know. Yeah. Hope you like handcuffs and impound lots.


You’re guilty until proven dead.


How do you deal with this? Hit them where it hurts: their wallets.
Government bureaucracies don’t care about another thing in the world.
You can talk about the inhumanity and the Constitution this and that
’til you’re purple in the belly button… they really don’t care.
We need to set up a National No-Fly Day. Get every business and every
person sick of TSA to commit to absolutely no flying on that day. Tell
the airlines that if they want our business, they need to use their
lobbyists to force TSA out of airports… and out of existence for that
matter. We have police officers already, and they are plenty intrusive
enough. If we could actually get everyone in the US to commit to this, I
think we might have a chance of sending an effective message all the
way to Washington. Might be a pipe dream, but it would be pretty
awesome.

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  • srini 2012/08/30 03:32:26
    srini
    (1) pre-1999 one (non-existant)
    (2) cardboard cutout (well, that shows more sense than live ones do -- several magnitude-orders more than the garden-gnome, in Sybil's eyes, exceeded Basil on "Fawlty Towers").
  • jon 2012/08/29 01:23:27
    jon
    Dead
  • pumpkin1960 2012/08/29 00:42:40
    pumpkin1960
    Thats why when I feel lonely and neglected I take a flight, round trip all the same day. I make lots of friends all in one day.
  • Sherlock Dog BL - a Gazillion 2012/08/28 23:33:56
  • Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥ 2012/08/28 18:12:05
    Pearlie Momi♥Patriot Warrior♥
    +2
    Knock on wood. So far I had no problems...I see how they could be a nightmare. I saw the nightmare stories.
  • Jack Sprat 2012/08/28 13:01:21
  • santa6642 2012/08/28 11:01:52
    santa6642
    +2
    I like them with big hands , so they can get a hand full with each pat down.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/28 10:19:15
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    True. Clearly Unconstitutional.
  • Janoy Davis 2012/08/28 09:32:46
    Janoy Davis
    So far I have had no problems with TSA because I dont give them no reason to prompt a search of my "goodies". Sometimes I wonder if people read the signs posted over the place...They are there FOR a reason. Check what you can or cant have BEFORE you go to airport because I am NOT going to die because you feel that airport security is impeding on your rigths *rolls eyes*
  • ed 2012/08/28 08:47:37
    ed
    +2
    this kind TSA agents arrested
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/28 03:51:07
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Non-existant.
  • Rodney 2012/08/28 00:09:18
    Rodney
    +3
    My favorite TSA agent would one employed by a Private Contractor and KNOWS that they cannot grab my goodies or search me without Probable Cause.
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/08/28 00:00:07
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +3
    I avoid them by not flying.
  • Golden Panther 2012/08/27 22:53:05
    Golden Panther
    +3
    Basically, I like the ones that are not there. However, I will cede kudos to the ones that profile at will and are not afraid of the political correct fallout. Under Odumbo, this could mean immediate dismissal.
  • Fredrick House 2012/08/27 22:52:20
    Fredrick House
    +3
    More well intentioned and poorly executed goverment programs.
  • Cal 2012/08/27 22:39:21 (edited)
    Cal
    +1
    The one who does his job, and keeps me safe. I have no problem with the TSA, I have TSA members in my family, and if you don't like that....well quite honestly (and sorry for this in advance) you can suck it. Sorry to put it that way but supporting the TSA on this site paints a target on your back. I go to the air port, I get it done, I get on the plane just as fast. No worries at all.
  • Semper Fi 2012/08/27 22:37:49
    Semper Fi
    +3
    So far I have not had a problem with them. I did carry on a bag that had about 1/3 of a 6 ounce tube of toothpaste in it. The agent pulled it out an said I couldn't have it because it was six ounces. I told her it was 1/3 full, or two ounces but she insisted it said 6 ounces on the tube so she tossed it in the garbage can.
  • Ken 2012/08/27 22:26:36
    Ken
    +5
    Actually I don't mind putting up with "proper" TSA searches when boarding an aircraft. My ideal TSA agent would be one who is competent, courteous and intelligent, and one who doesn't have the typical government employee attitude that he/she is doing you a favor, rather than realizing that they work for you.

    I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to find such a TSA agent, though, especially since they are unionized!
  • ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA* 2012/08/27 22:21:22
  • Old Salt 2012/08/27 22:08:25
  • ReconMa... Old Salt 2012/08/27 22:22:35 (edited)
  • snell/G... Old Salt 2012/08/27 22:38:13
  • Old Salt snell/G... 2012/08/27 22:41:46
  • Bozette 2012/08/27 22:07:43
    Bozette
    +6
    I do not and will not fly.

    Getting everyone, or even a majority of people to participate in a no-fly day would be great...I simply do not see it happening. Many who fly, do so for business reasons, and few businesses would support this, their only concern is the bottom line. Few people have the time to take alternate means of transportation. Few people are dedicated enough to their beliefs to actually inconvenience themselves to a greater extent than the TSA does...even for one day. And let's not forget that there are actually many who believe this farce is somehow making us safer.
  • keeper 2012/08/27 22:06:40
    keeper
    +8
    I believe this was a rhetorical question, but a worthwhile post.
  • ReconMa... keeper 2012/08/27 22:25:16
  • ★Calliope★ 2012/08/27 22:03:11
    ★Calliope★
    +8
    Where is the LEFT on this crap?

    They were certainly vocal when Bush pushed for the Patriot Act. Now that Obama has tripled down on it.. Crickets...

    They were pissed off when Bush decided to go to Iraq - and the DEMS were FOR it.
    Now they forget they all HATED that... And.. if you bring that up? Cue the crickets...

    Now the TSA and Homeland Security were given more sweeping power than ever before - and you guessed it - frigging crickets from the left.

    It's perfectly ok now, to cede your rights so long as it's a guy like Obama in office, you know the kind. What the lefty progs excel at - all talk, no real experience or practical intelligence, that is him in a nutshell. One more useful idiot for the Proggies.
  • ReconMa... ★Calliope★ 2012/08/27 22:24:43
  • ★Calliope★ ReconMa... 2012/08/27 22:32:55
    ★Calliope★
    +3
    LOL that's for sure!
  • snell/G... ReconMa... 2012/08/27 22:39:18 (edited)
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +5
    right on ....Right On!!
  • bman~AV... ReconMa... 2012/08/28 05:08:22
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +3
    You've got that one right my friend.
  • ★Calliope★ bman~AV... 2012/08/28 15:47:09
    ★Calliope★
    +2
    Bugs the crap out of me!
  • bman~AV... ★Calliope★ 2012/08/29 00:47:17
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    I agree. Same here. I can't remember the last time I've flown. I'd just as soon drive as fly. I don't have to deal with a bunch of TSA low lifes and when I get to where I need to be then I'll also have my own transportation.
  • ★Calliope★ bman~AV... 2012/08/29 03:10:47
    ★Calliope★
    +1
    Great points.

    I'm not playing their silly game. IF more folks didn't - they'd wise up.
  • bman~AV... ★Calliope★ 2012/08/29 04:52:17
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    I can sure understand the need for flying but it's become such a pain that I'd just as soon not do it.
  • ★Calliope★ bman~AV... 2012/08/29 05:09:07
    ★Calliope★
    +1
    concur with that.
  • bman~AV... ★Calliope★ 2012/08/29 07:00:59
  • bman~AV... ★Calliope★ 2012/08/28 05:07:53
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +3
    Amen to that miss Calliope! I agree!
  • ★Calliope★ bman~AV... 2012/08/28 15:47:20
    ★Calliope★
    +2
    That's it exactly!
  • bman~AV... ★Calliope★ 2012/08/29 00:47:43
    bman~AVA~BTTB
    +1
    Hehehee! I was hoping you'd like that one miss Calliope. Wink!

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