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Seattle restaurant puts TSA workers on no-eat list

By David Edwards
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:33 EDT
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A restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is so tired of the way the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been treating their customers that they’ve actually banned agents from eating at the establishment.

KC McLawson, a worker at the restaurant, told journalist Christopher Elliott exactly how far her boss had taken the ban.

“We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren’t allowed to come into our business,” she said. “We have the right to refuse service to anyone.”

“My boss flies quite a bit and he has an amazing ability to remember faces. If he sees a TSA agent come in we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave.”

“Their kind aren’t welcomed in our establishment,” McLawson continued. “A large majority of our customers — over 90 percent — agree with our stance and stand by our decision.”

“We even have the police on our side and they have helped us escort TSA agents out of our cafe. Until TSA agents start treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve, then things will change for them in the private sector.”

Elliot noted that he withheld the name of the cafe where McLawson worked due to her desire to remain anonymous.

The TSA has come under scrutiny in recent months after new policies required travelers to go through full body scanners or be subjected to invasive pat-downs.

The conduct of some agents hasn’t helped the situation.

In November alone, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received over 900 complaints about the agency.

“The TSA agent used her hands to feel under and between my breasts,” one woman said. “She then rammed her hand up into my crotch until it jammed into my pubic bone.”

Law enforcement authorities said last week that two Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers had been arrested for stealing from bags at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The two confessed to stealing as much as $160,000, according to police.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    TSA = teabaggers scaring/molesting americans

  • Guest

    HA! HA! HA! HA! This is the best news I’ve put eyes on all day!
    Small, everyday people making a statement to the big shit anti-freedom pushers.

    PROOF it can be done.
    PROOF we ALL can do more than we think.
    PROOF there is a spark of power left in us all.

  • cannotvote

    Wonderful, this is a great idea!

  • Anonymous

    take the power back. nice work SeaTac area

  • Guest

    I don’t think this is a great idea. Most of the TSA workers are hourly employees and don’t care for this law either. If you want to fight the law, go to the people who are making the law, not those who are enforcing the law. If you don’t like the war in Iraq, are you going to stop serving people in the military? If you get a traffic ticket, are you going to stop serving the police? “Blaming the messenger” is not a great tactic.

  • Anonymous

    Unless the restaurant is named, we can’t tell if this story is true.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone with an ounce of self respect wouldn’t be working for TSA.

  • Anonymous

    Good job Seattle-Tacoma, it’s the small rebellions that will win our freedoms back.

  • Anonymous

    this stuff is tame. A bill has just put into the Idaho state Congress to allow businesses to refuse to serve anyone who does not meet certain religious standards. An example would be you and your girlfriend going in and not being married etc.

    Of course the bill wont pass

  • Anonymous

    There is a strong Mormon component in Idaho

    … so such a bill MAY pass

  • http://www.facebook.com/cadelbovo Cory Delbovo

    To comply with oppression is just as bad. Remember Nazi Germany?

  • Balthazars Rebellion

    If I had a restaurant I wouldn’t let the Nazis in either! They deserve nothing but to be outcast and shamed for working for the enemy!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EZ4W5CDCIVXKIIKESYBN2EP6VE brian

    Know your enemy. There isn’t much good you can say about teabaggers, but just about every one of them is publicly against the TSA (whether they would hold true is up for debate though, for sure).

    It is the neocons, including almost all of the “Democrats” in congress who are neocons, and President O himself, one of the biggest neocons out there, who are for this.

    Put pressure on the teabaggers to stand up for what is right. Don’t be ignorant. Know your enemy and use them appropriately while we have no choice but to use them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EZ4W5CDCIVXKIIKESYBN2EP6VE brian

    I would do just about any awful, demeaning job at minimum wage to feed my family. Just about.

    Molesting little kids is where I draw the line. Do you not agree?

  • Anonymous

    If I lived close to that restaurant, I would frequent them simply for this reason :-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFOFZHLUNJCQATOHPSVHSFKP3I pw

    I guess everyones a teabagger now….no matter how much the definition contradicts each other.

    Shows how easilly the media can program your mind, and turn the public against each other, while we remain oblivious of the true criminals manipulating us.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCHLMPBJKYTW3LJBHZEZMO3TXQ What Ever

    Let them eat out of the dumpster or worse yet McDonalds.

  • Anonymous

    You’re comparing TSA agents to the Nazis? Are you serious? SMH

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    Great!! Wonderful to read about. This is the start of real public neg Social Preferencing – withdrawal of voluntary association – towards those who do harm when they are not persuaded by reasoned logic to find a truly productive job.

    Most important is the point that without enforcers, all regulations/edicts/mandates/laws/directives/rulings/etc from legislators/executives(including President)/judges/bureaucrats are nothing but words. Enforcers – those willing to initiate physical harm – are the key to all of government in its initiating, maintaining and growing.

    Selective (discriminating) association to exclude those who cause harm, is a potentially *very* powerful method of non-violent action, referred to as shunning and ostracism by many down through the ages. It is included in Gene Sharp’s 2nd volume (of 3), “The Politics of Nonviolent Action”, Chapter 4, “The Methods of Social Noncooperation”. Anonymity and tolerance of harm-doing had not become a staple of early societies. In those days, strong negative Social Preferencing – the term I and husband Paul Wakfer use for withdrawal or refusal of voluntary association with the reasons made public – towards government enforcers who continued in that role after attempts to logically persuade them of their errors (offers of assistance in obtaining new productive jobs being a good idea for those known personally) was utilized by many in previous societies.

    For many years now in the US, the mantra of government in its various departments/agencies aimed toward the general public has been “tolerance” – interact with everyone since to do so is being “biased” against them and often even against some law – and submission – we know what is best, “trust us”. So it is not surprising that a large number of USers currently believe that the government via its many agencies/departments is really working “to protect”, and that individual agents/enforcers are simply “doing their job”.

    Therefore it’s great to read about a business owner who is not being “tolerant” and employees who understand the reasoning and acting on it. Now to carry that on with other government enforcers….
    In general, “Tax/Regulation Protests are Not Enough: Relationship of Self-Responsibility and Social Order” – http://selfsip.org/focus/protestsnotenough.html

  • Anonymous

    Totally true.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJJ4KEVT2Z5RDHTIRGJOUWL2EA Paul M

    How about, “if I had a restaurant I wouldn´t let the GOP in either! They deserve nothing but to be outcast and shamed for working for the enemy”, Corporations. That don´t sound too bad either.

  • Guest

    I hope the restaurant doesn’t have a “terrorist incident”.
    Some of those people really hold grudges.

  • Guest

    If anyone gropes me “legally” or not, yes I would stop serving them.
    Then I might call the ACLU to see what my options are for redress (I don’t mean putting clothes back on).

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    “”Blaming the messenger” is not a great tactic.” Utter nonsense! The difference between communication and enforcement is like that between night and day. Think, rather than simply regurgitate an aphorism/saying that has no applicability!!

    With far fewer enforcers – of this gov regulation and the many more that interfere with voluntary association, there would be far less physical harm done in this country.

  • Guest

    I think they are like Nazis, whats the difference? the uniform? The country? Fuck ‘em let them eat cake!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    The name of the restaurant is really needed so that positive Social Preferencing can be done by the locals who are in agreement with the practice of the owner. Praise for his actions is not enough! Associating with his business will help compensate for any business lost by refusing to serve TSA agents & promote his intolerance of physical harm.

    Anyone able to supply the restaurant name, please do so – photos too, if possible.

  • http://thetinfoilhatsociety.com/ Susan

    Stealing? You bet. Lost my Leatherman that way. Groping? Yep. Experienced it myself. Haven’t flown since.

    This is awesome. I truly wish that more businesses across the country and farther away from the airports would do this as well. Petty little tyrants on a power trip.

  • Ma’at

    Excellent.

  • Guest

    In this discussion, I do not understand what this means:”The difference between communication and enforcement is like that between night and day.”

    I’ll stick with my aphorism.

    If I understand your point, you think we should not have any TSA workers. Okay, let’s say we do that. Are we going to stop flying? How well do you think that will work out for you and the economy as a whole?

    If a TSA worker crosses the line, complain or hire a lawyer, but don’t target all TSA workers as evil misanthropes. I haven’t been groped and don’t know anyone who has. Are there some “bad” TSA workers? Surely there are, just as there are bad policemen, bad lawyers, bad politicians. Expose them for what they are.

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to concentrate on Congress as opposed to people who can’t change the law and may have to do this just so they can feed their families?

  • Guest

    I’ve never been groped and don’t know anyone who has been. If someone crossed the line with me, I’d probably call the ACLU also. But do you really think most TSA workers are there for the sexual gratification of groping? I don’t think it serves any purpose to attack ALL of them.

    Would you attack and condemn ALL police officers because of what one did? Would you attack ALL dentists because one was a sexual predator?

  • Anonymous

    I like it. Non violent, no confronting behavior, just lack of cooperation. And he’s right, he does have the right to refuse service to anyone. I like it. It needs to happen more.

  • Anonymous

    Probably, the restaurant should have its own security team that would do full body searches on anybody known to be TSA agents , as a right to entry into the establishment. Maybe even the sympathetic cops could be induced to arrest all those agents who refuse to be groped.

  • Brimstone Hill

    This is Awesome…………Ostracize the filth of this Country and we might have a fighting chance.
    How about refusing service to rogue politicians, cops, and anyone else that uses their authority to
    abuse people.

  • Guest

    If you had a choice between doing this and not having a job, would you do it? If you’d been out of work for a year and your family was falling apart, would you do it? Being philosophical is a lot easier with a full stomach.

    Every job has its bad apples (e.g., police, dentists, politicians, lawyers. teachers, bakers, Indian chiefs). But I don’t think it’s wise to condemn an entire job category because of a few bad apples. If they’re abusing their jobs, I agree that they should be roasted slowly over a pit.

    I’ve never been groped by a TSA worker, have you? I don’t know anyone who has. The only ones I know about are the ones I’ve seen on the news or read about on the internet. Those guys need to be skewered. But let’s not say they’re all bad just because they work for TSA.

  • http://twitter.com/VaginaHedgeFund Lloyd Blankfein

    What if he puts up a “No Blacks” sign as well… will everybody here defend that?

  • Guest

    Yes, molesting kids is bad. I really doubt that TSA’s body search training calls for child molestation. Do you think that every TSA worker molests every kid? I doubt it. If they do molest kids, they need to be dealt with in a harsh way such as lawsuits or jail time. I just don’t believe we should treat them ALL as criminals or child molesters or sexual predators just because they are working for TSA.

    Would you stop going to dentists because one dentist was a sexual predator? I don’t think so. But you would want to see that dentist lose his/her license and maybe go to jail; I certainly would.

  • Guest

    Really?You are drawing a comparison between a body search and Nazi Germany? Incredible. I get tired of the Nazi comparisons (from both the left and the right), especially in light of the fact that flying is NOT a constitutional right. It’s a convenience and one that you do not have to take advantage of.

    Yeah, to comply with oppression is bad. I just don’t see this as anywhere close to what happened in Germany. But you do have a choice if you really do not want to comply. It’s very simple: don’t fly. That’ll show the oppressors!!

    I am much more concerned about unconstitutional searches (such as illegal wiretapping) than this.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    Being a TSA or any gov enforcer is a choice. Last I read, being Black is not….

    And the response by those disagreeing would be to not associate with such a business owner, not go to hir business or associate voluntarily in any other way.

  • Anonymous

    You use terms like “Tea Bagger” and ask others to not be ignorant?

  • Guest

    Riding on an airplane is a choice not a constitutional right. You have a choice. If you do buy a ticket, you are agreeing to the search.

    Changing the law or the minds of Congress is how we win our freedoms back. A question: don’t you think that concentrating on more important issues of the Constitution (e.g. the Patriot Act, false imprisonment, illegal wiretapping) would be time better spent.

  • Anonymous

    Agree. This is a protest against a policy, not people.

  • http://www.BaltimoreGreenCurrency.org Shrapnel

    Come on Lloyd, you cannot possibly be that dumb.

  • Anonymous

    They assume we are all terrorists, so I assume they are too!

  • Anonymous

    They are “Just following orders.”…

    Hmmm, now where have we heard THAT one before????

    They are “Just doing their patriotic duty.”…

    Hmmmm, this scenery sure looks familiar.. I bet as soon as we turn that next corner we’ll find ourselves a nice zyklon-b shower and a warm oven to slip into…

  • Anonymous

    Really? You are trying to separate illegal invasive body searches FROM nazi germany??? I find that more than incredible: It’s absolutely DISGUSTING!

    You can’t pick and choose basic rights and when to have them and still say you live in Liberty..

    Your basic rights are an all or nothing situation.

    Liberty, you either have it or you don’t.

  • Anonymous

    I just run the gas chamber, not my fault

  • Anonymous

    No let them eat shit and die

  • Anonymous

    And a strong potato component

  • Guest

    Ah, the inappropriate Nazi analogy (which is just as stupid coming from a liberal as it is from a conservative).

    In the first place, if they are “groping” or “molesting”, I sincerely doubt that they are “following orders”. I don’t think the TSA is teaching groping or molestation. If they are doing something inappropriate, complain, call the ACLU, call a lawyer or file a lawsuit.

    If you really object to a search, don’t buy a ticket. If enough people stop flying. the law might get changed. If this is too inconvenient, then I guess it really wasn’t that important to you. For me, I will continue flying and continuing trying to change the law.

    Why not try to change the law or put pressure on Congress? That makes more sense to me than not serving lunch.

  • Anonymous

    it’s better than they deserve, worthless brownshirts.

  • theoldhippy

    How about the ways they did in the “Fight Club”?

  • Anonymous

    Ok, it’s getting pretty obvious that either you or somebody you love is a TSA worker.
    It may very well be that you or the person you love is a genuinely good person, fun to hang out with, witty and interesting.. Maybe you even do nice stuff, volunteer at the animal shelter, serve in a homeless shelter soup line…

    It doesn’t change the fact that when you or whoever dons that damned uniform that you or they are an agent of an oppressive government agency who’s stated purpose is security but whose ultimate function is ineptitude and oppression..

    The gestapo was a “security” agency.
    The NKVD was a “security” agency.
    The MSS is a “security” agency.

    All with the open mission statements of how they protect the people, work for the people and keep the people safe…

    A jack-boot is a jack-boot no matter who’s foot is in that jack-boot.

  • theoldhippy

    Well stated and true. Maybe a Revolution doesn’t need to include guns after all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    That is so freaking awesome!!! I love that people are starting to stand up to THE MAN!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    “Wouldn’t it make more sense to concentrate on Congress as opposed to people who can’t change the law and may have to do this just so they can feed their families?” No, because “law” is just words without enforcers – those willing to threaten and actually initiate physical harm.

    I strongly suggest withdrawing voluntary association with any TSA or other Homeland Security enforcer – employing negative Social Preferencing. “Simply doing my job” is not justification for doing physical harm – and plenty of it is being done now by individual TSA enforcers and more planned for the future by DHS and/or other government agencies. The owner of the restaurant in this report has now made it the policy in his establishment that TSA enforcers will not be served – a withdrawal of voluntary association to this degree and hopefully others will do likewise and extend it to all government enforcers

    Please keep something in mind. The legislators/executives/judges/bureaucrats – rulers – do *not* get out into the field and enforce their own legislation/decrees/mandates/rulings/laws/etc. Instead they depend on the enforcers to do the dirty work. Therefore the enforcers are the key! Politicians and bureaucrats simply talk and write, even when it is to give orders. Without the enforcers, the harm cannot be done! Words do not do physical harm!

    Consequently the route with highest level and longest term potential for change is for large numbers of the non-enforcer population (which is the majority!) to make known to the enforcers they know personally their own dislike of government decrees/mandate/regulation/etc enforcement *and* why – the physical harm that is done to persons and/or property being a simple statement to make. For those enforcers who disregard such an approach (which recommended should include offers of assistance in finding a truly productive job) and continue in their positions, withdrawal of voluntary association is the appropriate next action, making it known to others so that they too can withdraw their association, adding to the persuasive effects. To continue voluntary association with such government enforcers is hypocritical of anyone who is opposed to these actions.

    “Tax/Regulation Protests are Not Enough: Relationship of Self-Responsibility and Social Order” – http://selfsip.org/focus/protestsnotenough.html

  • Guest

    Another totally inappropriate Nazi comparison.

    I don’t see any Gestapo with guns forcing people to get on the plane. If you have seen this, I’d like to know about it.

    Guess what? Flying on an airplane is not a constitutional right. (If you know otherwise, please show me where it is; I missed that part.) Really object to being searched? Don’t buy a ticket. Want to change the law? Put pressure on Congress; focus on the people who can actually change the law. The TSA person searching you cannot alter the law. No, it is not his or her fault. And you are not being put in a gas chamber. You don’t even have to be there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    What does the TSA have anything to do with tea partiers? Not to mention your sweeping generalization that isn’t even categorically true whatsoever.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Muuaaa haaa… Way to fight back America!

    I’m bookmarking this article and next time I’m Seattle, I’m eating there! I’ll make sure and leave a huge tip too just to say thanks. You guys have made my day!

    Note to self: Find out who they are first!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    They need to put up another sign that says “No Reich Wingers”

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Oh, yes, he can.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2NPRPRYZC3RF424Y4G4NKPY3FM Anya O

    Your analogies don’t hold water. I don’t support the wars but I support the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday because, in their mind, they are risking their lives to save people (even though I don’t see it that way, they do and that is noble).

    Why would I get a ticket and label all police officers as bad when I was the one who broke the law and the police officer was doing his or her job?

    TSA workers sign up for the job knowing FULL WELL they are required to carry out actions that defy the constitution, i.e. unwarranted search and seizure, guilty until proven innocent, as well as government sanctioned molestation. Yeah, if you sign up for that job, that says a lot about you.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Muuaaa haaa… I like that. Poetic justice. Besides, there was that high alert from our respected officials warning us how Al Qaeda was gonna commit terrorism on our stomachs at the buffets.

  • Guest

    Absolutely wrong!!! Don’t work for the TSA and don’t know anybody who works for them. So you’re wrong. And please keep your patronizing statements to yourself.

    Again, don’t like it? Don’t fly!!! You have a choice. Vote with your dollars. Nobody is forcing you to buy a ticket.

    I just don’t see the efficacy of a bottom up approach. Do you really believe that not serving lunch to some workers will change the law? Go for Congress or the head of TSA. They can change the law. The only thing not serving TSA employees will do is to force them to buy their lunch somewhere else. Or make their own lunches. And it will probably piss them off so they’re less polite. But it’s not going to change the law.

  • Anonymous

    Last time I checked, you need 10 digits in your bank account to get our Congress to “listen” to anything.

  • Anonymous

    We must allow the GOP to eat at restaurants…..think of all the spit that would go to waste.

  • Anonymous

    don’t touch my junk…food.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLF5SUA5RDYXG54WWF5SHMVRAI X

    This is an overreaction. They should just feel up the good lookin’ TSA agents at the door and then spooge on their food.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Our protectors at the Dept. of Homeland [in]Security have already warned us that Al Qaeda was planning a terrorist attack to our stomachs vis-a-vis buffets.

  • Guest

    I sincerely doubt that many TSA workers are constitutional lawyers. If what you say is true about its constitutionality, why aren’t there more lawsuits? Why is it still being done? Maybe there are some lawsuits, but it’s not nearly as clear-cut as you have stated.

    And did you ever stop to think that maybe (just maybe) some TSA workers believe what they are doing is right? (Along the lines of what you have said about the military in your first paragraph.)

    With regard to the police, if a police officer pulled you out of your car and patted you down and got a little too familiar, then would you blame all police officers or just that police officer? I would hope that you would do everything you could to get that officer fired and call a civil rights lawyer. That is the analogy I had in mind, not a traffic ticket.

    Did you ever think that maybe TSA employees do not like their jobs either? In case you haven’t noticed, the economy stinks and some people are taking jobs just to keep food on the table. This is probably not the case for all TSA employees, but I’m sure it’s true for some. It’s much easier to be philosophical if you have choices and a full stomach

    If you really object to the search, don’t fly. If enough people didn’t fly, the law might change. But if you do fly, you are agreeing to a search. But you are not agreeing to being groped or molested. If you are, there are remedies.

    Lastly, if I thought that not serving lunch to some TSA workers would do the trick, I might be for it. I just think it’s a poor strategy. And yes, I think the law or search method should be changed so that the current methods are unnecessary.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    They should be forced to eat at McDonald’s at least once a day. It’s patriotic and would help different sectors of the economy: McDonald’s, hospitals, funeral homes, cemeteries…

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Eating at that restaurant is also a choice. They don’t have to eat there. They can eat at McDonald’s

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    Great, I hope this simple and peaceable act of revolt against Federal tyranny will inspire others!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    They had a solution for the banksters too!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Fuck them! I have to deal with those assholes on a weekly basis and they enjoy what they do, make no mistake about it. They deserve everything they have coming to them. In fact, if I had a restaurant, I would force them to strip and spread them open for me while I perform an anal exam on them.

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    teabagger is a name they chose for themselves. It is accurate and appropriate. The only principles the teabaggers stand up for is their God given right to be loudmouthed windbags in love with the sound of their own voices. Everything else is up for grabs.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    No, it’s not an inappropriate comparison, on the contrary. It demonstrates that people are willing to commit atrocities under the guise of “I was told to do so” or “It’s my job.” I’ll say it again: FUCK THEM! If they don’t like it, they don’t have to do the job.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    If you’ve never been groped, then, you’ve never flown. Or at least not over the past 10 years.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    We have ONE party in the USA, the Corporatist Party. It has two branches each with their various corporate backers, squabbling about the spoils paid for by our labors while any liberties we have left are thrown in front of the bulldozer of industry profits!

    I wish Obushma’s apologists would stop pretending otherwise. Remember these TSA feelups started under Obama!

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    The teabaggers, every boy, girl and child of them, backed georgie bushjunior 110 percent. They were first out of the gate supporting the wars and the badly misnamed patriot act. Only now are they howling and gnashing their teeth at lost liberty. A mighty wind with no substance and far too late.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Hey, dude. We got your gig. You work for TSA, you filthy pig! Get out of here and go molest some little kids or take out some woman’s prosthetic breast or rip some old man’s colonoscopy bag. You ain’t gonna win any supporters around here. You’re wasting your time and my tax dollars. It’s bad enough that I have to put up with your filthy ilk at airports to have to listen to your garbage here too.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    *(&#$ youself you fascist pig!
    If you want to live in a dictatorship, then fucking move to one. My forefathers spilled their blood to help free this nation from tyranny.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Actually, Nazis didn’t sexually molested anybody at their airports.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    Don’t stick up for your right to travel and it will go away.

    You have a choice. Don’t like freedom you can move to some other country where its acceptable to grope a woman’s cunt merely because she wishes to travel. Its NOT acceptable here!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    You need to brush up on your semantics, the grabbing, rubbing, stroking, handling of genitalia is the shear definition of groping and molesting. Again, what’s the difference between ‘following orders’ and ‘doing what you’ve been told/trained to as part of your job’ – Another troll who has no comprehension of his own language.

    And the “if you really object to a search, don’t buy a ticket” is akin to the “if you didn’t want to get raped, you wouldn’t have worn sexy clothes.” It doesn’t fly for either. You paid trolls are the weakest and most sickening breed on the internet.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    Zey vere only following orderz!

  • Guest

    An impressive response. But I still disagree.

    Putting pressure on the “enforcers”: will be an ineffective tactic. In the first place, how are you going to identify the enforcers? Do you start asking everyone where they work? Do you take pictures inside an airport? Even if you do identify the enforcers, how is putting pressure on them going to change the law? Do you expect them to complain? If enough of them complain, my guess is that they will get fired. And other people will be hired. End of story.

    The people who can change the law (politicians) are susceptible to pressure. They usually want to be re-elected. If enough pressure is applied, they will change the law in their own self-interest. Another method would be to organize a group to stop the public from flying. If fewer people flew and the airlines knew the reason, the ways searches are conducted would change very quickly. (Good luck on getting the public to participate in that.)

    I do think the searches could be done better and would like the methods changed. I just think not serving TSA employees lunch is the wrong strategy. They will simply start brown bagging it.

  • Anonymous

    Contrary to the “oh just don’t fly” crowd, this is not about flying at all. This is about allowing our government which should be upholding our rights to be free from unreasonable searches without due process. In other words: FREEDOM.
    There are many avenues to ensure security at our airports but they just don’t provide the profits that these “scanners” do. There are security loopholes at the airports that what they are putting the traveling public through is disgraceful.
    Don’t behave like “lemmings” and follow these defeatist in giving up our rights. The right to be secure from unreasonable searches. Today it is unreasonable searches, what will it be tomorrow?

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    The ability to travel freely, without checkpoints, guards and demands for papers, is a constitutional right. Yes this is borderline but these rights are being edged away from us a bit at a time. And there has been discussion of instituting similar checks on trains and buses. Where is the stopping point? Papieren, bitte! Schnell!

    The unconstitutional searches are just another part of this. NSA’s mass data vacuuming is part of the program that we are told to be just as unconcerned about. Do you have a constitutional right to telephone calls or is it a convenience? You do not have to take advantage of it. No one is holding a gun to you forcing you to make phone calls for the NSA to snoop on. How about the internet or mail? How about your car? Can that be searched at any time? There have been recent cases about adding tracers to vehicles without a warrant. You have no constitutional right to drive either. Where does it stop?

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    The ability to travel freely, without checkpoints, guards and demands for papers, is a constitutional right. Yes this is borderline but these rights are being edged away from us a bit at a time. And there has been discussion of instituting similar checks on trains and buses. Where is the stopping point? Papieren, bitte! Schnell!

    The unconstitutional searches are just another part of this. NSA’s mass data vacuuming is part of the program that we are told to be just as unconcerned about. Do you have a constitutional right to telephone calls or is it a convenience? You do not have to take advantage of it. No one is holding a gun to you forcing you to make phone calls for the NSA to snoop on. How about the internet or mail? How about your car? Can that be searched at any time? There have been recent cases about adding tracers to vehicles without a warrant. You have no constitutional right to drive either. Where does it stop?

  • Guest

    Again, you don’t have to fly. Flying has nothing to do with the Constitution; it’s a choice not a right.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    The Bill of Rights states EXPLICITLY that it does not name all rights. Indeed it also states EXPLICITLY that the Federal Government has ONLY those powers delegated by the constitution, that ALL others are reserved for the States or the People respectively.

    Where the fuck do you read the power to grope my wife’s cunt as coming from?!?!?!?!

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    The ability to travel freely, without checkpoints, guards and demands for papers, is a constitutional right. Yes this is borderline but these rights are being edged away from us a bit at a time. And there has been discussion of instituting similar checks on trains and buses. Where is the stopping point? Papieren, bitte! Schnell!

    The unconstitutional searches are just another part of this. NSA’s mass data vacuuming is part of the program that we are told to be just as unconcerned about. Do you have a constitutional right to telephone calls or is it a convenience? You do not have to take advantage of it. No one is holding a gun to you forcing you to make phone calls for the NSA to snoop on. How about the internet or mail? How about your car? Can that be searched at any time? There have been recent cases about adding tracers to vehicles without a warrant. You have no constitutional right to drive either. Where does it stop?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    Sex crimes are about power over the victim, not sexual gratification.

  • Guest

    Absolutely wrong. Don’t work for the TSA. Don’t work for the government.

    For the record, I would like to see the search methods changed. I just think that not serving lunch to TSA employees is the wrong method to change the law.

  • Guest

    True.

  • Guest

    It helps. But if enough people object, it will make a difference.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    What exactly DO you call feeling inside of a woman’s panty liner then if not groping? If I did that, even to a person I was holding for police for robbery, I would go to prison. Even if my restaurant had a small sign by the door warning patrons that they might be felt up, I would still go to prison if I did it.

    State security over all… where have we heard that before. Here’s a hint on why people are appropriately comparing the USA to other past fascists.

    “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.” — Hermann Göring

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, let them eat there. I can think of a lot of things that can “go” into food. Why put it down the “Sinkerator”? Let the TSA dispose of your trash.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/42THFKXIPMJHQBIH6OPI4RVIDY Thebes

    A people, divided, will easily be defeated!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Hear, hear!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Birds of a feather flock together…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J4R2P2BMMM5JTCYWGEU4YW6UWQ Dago T

    I had a fat bas.tard TSA agent bent over my open suitcase and he was DRIPPING ALL OVER THE CONTENTS!!! Sweaty fu.ck. I wouldn’t let that p.rick eat out of my cat’s dish.

    Are we allowed to say that kind of stuff? You know, the TRUTH!!!

  • LumberJock

    Tea-beggars is more like it.

  • Guest

    The analogy doesn’t hold. If you buy a ticket, you know you’re going to be searched and you are consenting to it. That’s not the case with the skirt

    I am totally unclear on your first paragraph.I never said anything like that. (BTW, the word you’re looking for is “sheer”, not “shear”.)

    In case you’re interested, I do not like the searches that we are subjected to and believe they should be changed. But, I do not see how not serving lunch to TSA employees is an effective solution. Vilifying TSA employees is a poor strategy.

    And I’m not a paid troll, not a Republican, not a member of the Tea Party and not a plant.

    Just so you know, I’ve said all I need to say and will not respond to any more posts.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FONW6K3ZWV4BU4ZTCDCSZHHH6E Mick Jagger

    AWESOME…ban all TSA from every thing. They are not real Americans…they are the new Nazis.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FONW6K3ZWV4BU4ZTCDCSZHHH6E Mick Jagger

    Im sure people spit in their food all the time.

  • LumberJock

    Although most use liberty and freedom interchangeably, they aren’t. Liberty is a right, freedom is either an illusion, derivative of liberty or opportunity to exercise prudent judgement in an absence of legal restraint and with the consent of the governed. Freedom implies responsibility for one’s actions, liberty is license to act, but not with immunity.

  • Guest

    Yes. I do fly about three times a year. And I’ve had a body search. I didn’t consider it groping.

  • Anonymous

    It’s more about, “you and your 14 girlfriends going in and spending money.”

    The way to beat that is to eat at home. You save money, and make the zealots have less money to pay tithing with.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M3IIDSP4OE42BFMXLKZOADJXQQ David

    That’s the common argument for defenders of the TSA: “You don’t have to fly”.

    Unfortunately the TSA is currently expanding their “searches” to roadsides, trains, bus stations, sporting stadiums, and other venues.

    Eventually the only way you’ll be able to escape the TSA is to sit on your couch and experience the world through your television.

  • Guest

    True.

  • Anonymous

    Bingo! The moromns spread out just like the dust from the atomic bombs that were tested in utah.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, I wonder if the Mister Potato Head family are mormons? Or the “Idaho Spud”.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck no. You can’t talk like that.

    Have you seen the movie, The Aristocrats? If not, don’t watch it.

  • Anonymous

    ……and like “Dago T”, said; they “sweated” in her suitcase. Yuck.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JETED5IFXLBHDCPATGS3JUS5HU Dip Stick

    We don’t read this enough. America exists because people felt a certain way and put pen to paper and declared themselves free from a government that no longer served them or their needs.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Declaration of Independence.

    The TSA checkpoints and workers violate us and our rights. Government officials whom we “elect” then tell us its for our own good and safety. Well Fuck That and fuck them. The condition of my genitalia is not a matter of national security. The Only reason we have this bullshit “Enhanced TSA pat down” malarkey is because that fuck Micheal Chertoff wants to line his pocketbook with our tax dollars that come from requiring all of us to get felt up or choose to be irradiated. I’ve fucking had it with this bullshit. I’ve had it with twisted logic. I’ve had it with the scare tactics. I’ve had it with so few people taking more than they deserve or need. The economy wouldn’t even be in the shitter right now if it wasn’t for these rich fucks who look at us a chattel.

  • Guest

    I hadn’t heard about this. Do you have a link to any websites, videos or newspaper articles? Roadsides? Are these “random” checks?

    I’m not sure why, but I have a much different reaction to the searches you described then to airline searches.

    And I was thinking about getting rid of my TV.

    Thanks for the info.

  • Guest

    Thanks for the response. Yours is the sanest response I’ve gotten all day.

    I agree about the assault on civil rights. It’s the old discussion about security vs. personal liberty.

    I believe SCOTUS ruled on telephone calls and your right of privacy. And your car.I know the government keeps chipping away at it. Bush did great harm with his warrantless wiretaps. I was very disheartened to see how easily the Patriot Act was renewed. I’m not sure what they said about the internet and e-mails.

    Can the police add a tracer without a warrant?

    I don’t know where it will stop. I doubt that it ever will. Every generation has to earn its freedom. Take care.

  • RottenJohnny

    TSA: a mafia unto itself. I’m sure there are some good TSA people, but they’re drowned out by the mafioso that controls them. They’re the perfect example that absolute power corrupts absolutely. But then again, that’s what many government workers do. I called a state government assistance line on time asking for the number to birth records. I was told that wasn’t her job and she hung up. I redialed the same number and another person answered and gave me the number I wanted right away.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet I know what the sound system at that restaurant was playing, too–the Talking TSA Blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LNxvG1qQM

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I’m curious. The flying that you do, is it for TSA?

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Only if they serve antacids for desert. Imagine the heartburn!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    The analogy does hold. A rose by any other name is still a rose.

    And, yeah, run. I guess TSA won’t be putting a little extra in your paycheck this week.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Over 100,000 have been objecting to Walker in WI for over a week now. How much do you think he’s listening?

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I’m convinced. Anyone else?

  • Guest

    Already answered this once. Never have and don’t work for the TSA in any capacity. Never have and don’t work for the government in any capacity. Not a Republican. Not in the Tea Party. Just think not serving lunch is a bad, useless strategy for changing a law. If that restaurant owner wants to do it, great.

    I’m done with you. No more responses from me.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EJCHJ2LWM3MGYUGHWB7ALWHE6M Kitty Antonik Wakfer

    Once government enforcers are few or mostly unwilling to initiate physical harm on others, the government is then merely a collection of speaking/writing politicians/bureaucrats/etc. And words alone can do no physical harm. It is always the enforcers that are the key to a government and the harm that it does – anywhere, anytime. This is a “secret” that rulers – or those wanting to be – do not want widely understood.

    Since there are always far more non-enforcers than enforcers in any general population, it is within the power of the non-enforcers to socially influence the enforcers and those who support them. This can be done by written or verbal words of persuasion and/or by shunning those who continue their positions of government enforcers. Internet posting photos with names and general locations of government enforcers as ways to enable negative Social Preferencing – shaming and shunning – has often been among my article comment recommendations, especially recently for those in the Middle East dealing with government foreign (mercenary) enforcers – http://bit.ly/g59brq and http://bit.ly/ejmte2 as just 2 examples of US & ME.

    Gandhi highly influenced Gene Sharp (author of 3 volume, “The Politics of Nonviolent Action” currently receiving much deserved credit for influencing Middle East protesters of tyrannical regimes), as well as the millions in India. Gandhi’s said himself, “My speeches are intended to create ‘disaffection’ as such, that people might consider it a shame to assist or cooperate with a government that had forfeited all title to respect or support.”

    So I urge others, DO as Gandhi urged, DO NOT assist or cooperate with a government that has forfeited all title to respect or support – which includes the US government.

    Logically the reasoned logic, shaming and shunning methods apply to those who are politicians too. However the first 2 methods are unlikely to have much if any effect since these people are ones who, for the most part, WANT TO RULE.

    Consider also that “Democracy” (rule by the majority), even in the US, is no guarantee that individual liberty exists. Recent government enforcers actions on Ray McGovern as he silently stood with back to Hillery Clinton at George Washington University during her speech praising Middle East protesters is just one of *many* examples. Most of what occurs in the US is not as severe as what has and continues to take place in the ME, but is not trivial either.

    I have made many comments urging others to *not* fly commercial airlines unless in-person presence is essential *and* quickly, and then let it be known *why* you are doing so. Don’t just grumble about the scanners and probers while continuing to fly when you do *not* absolutely have to do so. And when taking a trip by air *is* necessary, do not submit meekly to scanning and/or probing. Strongly consider making your objection to the entire “security theater” process verbally known to all within earshot. Accept the least objectionable (to you) method available, but make it loudly clear that it is *only* because you *must* be at your destination in a short period of time – otherwise you’d drive, walk, sail, swim, etc. (I haven’t flown since Fall of 2003 and that time to/from UK from Toronto Canada; my husband is a Canadian citizen-resident and we spend 6 mos each year there.)

    When even larger numbers of people take fewer flights (or none at all), the airlines will be motivated to make their own waves with the federal government – diminishing revenues make a difference. And of course the process will necessarily need to include open discussion of the *reasons* for WHY flights into certain areas may carry with them more risk – WHY travel to/within the USA has more potential for “terrorist activity” than, for instance, to/within Switzerland (when not from USA). I don’t think there are terrorists out to wreak havoc on the Swiss people… their government hasn’t been out dictating to and/or invading most of the rest of the world. This last is *the* reason for the vast majority of those actual physical attacks on USers that have occurred. And of course these “attacks” (several possibly with varying degrees of US gov agency complicity) gives fuel to the US government to continue its tactics of populace control.

    US government involvement, primarily enforcer-type, in areas outside the US is the biggest threat to the safety and well-being of individual USers, whether or not they travel outside the US.

    This has been a lengthy reply, but the answers are not all simple. If it were, the major societal problems would have been solved decades ago.

    For more detail please read “Tax/Regulation Protests are Not Enough: Relationship of Self-Responsibility and Social Order” – http://selfsip.org/focus/protestsnotenough.html and the links within and elsewhere on that website for the full basis. Please post specific comments/questions at a public forum, letting the author know in order to respond, or at the group noted at bottom of each webpage.

  • Anonymous

    Every business owner should do this to TSA agents, and all passengers should give them the finger!

  • lilyannerose

    GOOD, I had to take the bus a few times with some of these TSA jackasses, couldn’t happen to a more appropriate group!

  • Guest

    Why do you need to lump together the two entirely different groups? Just so you can solidify your hate? It makes no sense whatsoever.

    The real tea party, libertarians, were fighting the TSA long before anyone else gave a fuck. The fake tea party, Pailin supporters and other establishment republicans, are what they have always been.

    Libertarians and the TSA are polar opposites. You are likely somewhere in between.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    I’ve already said this before: I’m convinced. Next?

    And, yeah, 2 comments ago you said it was your last comment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N6BJ56PKHQMYMIH3LYCOQC233I Sidd

    Whoever says that flying is not a constitutional right is absolutely wrong. Is riding on a Greyhound bus a right? Why would anyone be barred from riding the bus? Why should it be any different on airplanes?

  • http://SALON WHITE DRAGON

    I think its what you really do versus what you say you do that counts. What makes a Tea-Bagger different from a John-Bircher…for instance?

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t bought a ticket in the U.S. since 1997, the year I got my commercial pilots license…
    Honestly, I’ve been flying an awful lot since the TSA started all their BS, since I don’t treat people who fly with me like shit. Of course, I keep it legal, adhering to all FAR’s..

    It’s not just a bottom up approach, it’s a business owners right to do business or NOT to do business with whoever they wish. This restaurant doesn’t want to serve the nazi-light brigade…

    Now consider this: Damned near everybody is rooting them on. Now, why do you suppose that is?
    We are all sick of you thugs and thug enablers. Get used to the rising hostility.

  • Anonymous

    OUTSTANDING! I hope it spreads like wildfire so the TSA vermin can’t go anywhere.

  • Anonymous

    The problem with this is, it’s not the TSA *workers* who came up with the x-ray machines and the new open-grope “pat-down” procedures, or any of the other oppressive “security measures” that “make people safer” but really don’t. These ideas came from their bosses.

    They’ve got no choice. They either enforce these rules, or they get fired. Since they don’t belong to a union — they only just received THAT right a couple of weeks back — they cannot push back.

    In other words, these guys are caught in the middle, and are taking all the shit for it, because they’re the guys out on the front lines.

    This kind of “protest” is misguided, because the people who *did* implement the invasions of privacy, they would probably never enter this restaurant, and even if they did, they don’t WEAR uniforms.

    People DO need to stand up to the TSA, but this isn’t the way to do it.

  • Anonymous

    I made no mention of freedom. I was talking about Liberty, and the basic rights required to say that you have Liberty. If so much as ONE of your basic rights are suppressed or removed, you cannot claim to have Liberty.

    It is strictly pass fail, there is no gray.

    Liberty, you either have it or you don’t.

  • Anonymous

    I see that the typical left-righters are out tonight…

    So, everybody still has their tighty-whiteys in a wad over the dead left-right Hegelian Dialectic…

    We have bigger things to look at that require a bigger pull than that dead party politics horse can offer.

    BOTH sides can and should come together on this basic issue.. Do we still have the 4th amendment or don’t we?

    Truth is, nobody wants to admit that most of the people we elected as leaders on BOTH sides of the isle just see the Constitution as that “Damned piece of paper.”…

    America is gone. What we have now is a dying empire.

  • mjcc1987

    Wow, that’s awesome

  • Anonymous

    Let me put it to you this way…….they have a choice. They can refuse to do it.

    If my boss ever told me to start sexually molesting people, I’d tell him to go fuck himself.

  • BuzzCoastin

    When it came to deleting the “Patriot” Act against Americans, where were the teabaggers and how did they vote compared to how they said they would vote?
    Like most gov officials they say one thing and do another. All politicians are the problem. All politicians say what they need to say to get elected and then follow the “money talks” program for legislation.

  • Guest

    If there were no searches, would you feel more secure? What do you suggest as an alternative? Dogs? No searches? More equipment? I really would like to know what you think would be better and why. if you have a better solution, please share it.

    I don’t like the searches and would like to see something different. I do not not believe that not serving lunch to TSA employees is going to do very much at all. If that restaurant owners wants to do that,fine. But if you really think this is the way to change the law, it will not happen. This is not an effective strategy.

    An by the way, I am not a thug. Please keep it civil.

  • maritimer

    This is GREAT! You get what you give.

  • maritimer

    We have gone to the people who made the law, and voted them out. Guess what- the ones we voted in turned out to be the same kinda people.

    As far as TSOs, they can choose to be professional or be jerks. I have seen both. I go with the old get-what-you-give philosophy until things change.

  • maritimer

    As I have mentioned, the TSOs are in a position to be professional or be jerks. One only needs to travel or read a paper to see that TSOs are either berating the flying public, or stealing from them. They get the reputation they deserve.

    I don’t doubt you’ve never been groped by the TSA as I doubt you have flown.

  • Guest

    I average about three flights a year. I don’t know what the overall average is. I haven’t been groped or molested. The most rude behavior I’ve gotten is a curt response or reply. Nothing to write home about. Maybe I’ve been lucky. I’ve never seen any scenes or arguments. It sounds like my experience is atypical. I try to be low-key, inoffensive and polite.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VF5TWQZPIDBE3E272U33HDR5ZA os

    One of these TSA assholes will eventually molest a pissed off rape victim with combat skills. I can’t wait.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GCPX7DXZGK2H2CPNYRR5IS5A64 Turnip Mcgee

    you are sooo hot !

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GCPX7DXZGK2H2CPNYRR5IS5A64 Turnip Mcgee

    Here in upsidedown world, instead of the Dot-Guv protecting my rights, they are paying these dolts to violate them.

    4 brains good, 2 brains bad.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M3IIDSP4OE42BFMXLKZOADJXQQ David

    “I think the tighter we get on aviation, we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime,” she said. “So what do we need to be doing to strengthen our protections there?”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/25/body-scanners-headed-trains-ships-mass-transit/

    They also “helped out” at the SuperBowl.

    http://articles.cnn.com/2009-01-30/us/Superbowl.security_1_tsa-officers-detection-tsa-spokesman-christopher-white?_s=PM:US

  • Anonymous

    This is a great way to peacefully protest. If someone could organise a nationwide campaign it would get enormous publicity and go a long way towards actually educating the mostly brain dead public about how their rights are being trampled upon by a corrupt government.

  • Anonymous

    It’s just people power, and it used to be common in the U.S.; if you thought the government was overstepping its bounds, you stepped up. In the U.S. in 1900, the average worker worked 10 hours a day, Monday through Saturday, with no regulations: no sick days, no breaks or holidays – some jobs required you to work 12 or even 16 hours a day. Union workers and organizers died trying to change that.

    The reason a 5 day 40 hour work week is standard is because of Unions; workers saying enough is enough, WTF, the CEO is making a $Bazillion and I have to give up my pay, my benefits, and my bargaining rights, which are part of a legally binding contract because…?

    Oh Hell No.

    I’m not worried about anybody starving; I’m sure that the $26,000/yr. TSA assholes will receive a warm welcome to eat with the rich CEO assholes in the first class lounge.

  • LeftCoastLeftie

    TSAers are the “rent-a-cop” of the present. Give a persona a tin badge and a tool belt with a can of pepper spray and a pair of plastic cuffs and they think they’re a ninja hero.

    Libertarians are uptight Republicans who want to have sex and smoke dope.

  • LeftCoastLeftie

    They can always work at the zoo as an elephant circumciser – the pay ain’t much, but the tips are big !

  • LeftCoastLeftie

    But then we’d run out of puppies and cute furry bunnies. And they don’t tip for shit. it’s a known fact.

  • LeftCoastLeftie

    Even Michelle “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann, Queen of the Teabag Nation, doesn’t trust the TSA – she’s afraid they’ll put leaked photos of her penis on the Internet. If you have an erection lasting more than four hours, that would just about take care of it.

  • LeftCoastLeftie

    They’re also getting an unhealthy dose of radiation every time they stand next to the machine while they’re taking naked pictures of the passengers. Even your dentist leaves the room when he takes an X-ray of your mouth !! TSA just stands there to make sure the suspect, i mean passenger, holds the right kind of pose that will display better on the internet. and the last few articles i read said their bosses won’t let them wear radiation badges so they don’t know how much of a dose they’ve received. Does Skeletor Chertoff know how dangerous these things are? Yes, but he doesn’t care, he just wants the cash. I’d force him to get a scan every working day and then measure him in 6 months or a year. See how he f–king likes it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046573071 Matt Mosley

    YES!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046573071 Matt Mosley

    Don’t be a f*cking moron and say all Tea Party supporters are the same because that’s idiotic, especially when you see how many are actually AGAINST TSA and the fact that it WASN’T the Tea Party that gave them the power to do what they do, it was started under Bush before the Tea Party was established (man you don’t know anything) and continues under Obama.

    Get a clue asshead and stop giving liberals a bad name by speaking before being educated.

  • Anonymous

    The TSA is useless window dressing to reassure the flying public that airline travel is safe, which it is. Personally I detest the entire TSA concept. Regular Army troops patrolling the airport perimeter would be a far better deterrent coupled with true passenger screening before boarding (no boarding passes issued to suspicious folks who would have to be interviewed at the airport, while the rest of us just go to the gate fully clothed and shod as we used to do).. That being said the majority of TSA I have met and I fly 50 times a year, are decent albeit not too innovative government workers. They just park their brains and follow orders.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GQQIJ5U6H3BDGSXIMPCJSHHUPY Pee Pee

    They picked that for themselves, bone head, and then lied and back-pedaled ever since. THEY’S BE IGNORANTS.

    Also, one gets the sense you are new to the hijinks of the interwebz. Perhaps you could read up on snark and the dread ANONYMOUSE.

  • Guest

    Thanks for the links. I hadn’t seen or heard about these. They do bear watching.

  • Anonymous

    I travel all the time. 3-4 trips per month. The TSA officers have always been kind and courteous. I have never once encountered any TSA personnel who were rude or over the line. This is just another smear by the right to make it seem as though it is Obama’s fault. Stop falling for the propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    Right on! Love to see napolitano & palz get the cold sholder and/or a bums rush !

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/5OQFBZ26C3VQ5ONGZGDBDY4BUU Mark A

    How many crimes have these searches stopped?

    500,000 molestations to stop one crime? I’ll take my chances with the crime.

  • Anonymous

    THE TSA IS A FRAUD
    … Here’s why:

    ~ Transportation Security STOPS at the AIRPLANE. Their mission is to protect the Corporate investment, THE PLANE, NOT the passengers. If the TSA was concerned about airplane passengers, they would secure the entire airport. To date, the TSA only screens passengers and their luggage but does NOT screen anyone entering the airport, the lobby or baggage claims. The Russian airport luggage claim bombing is a prime example. ANY terrorist group can walk in to ANY US airport and deploy backpack bombs at ANY terminal screening area, lobby or baggage claims and take out at least TWO plane loads of passengers without even purchasing a ticket or downing a plane.

    ~ IF the TSA is concerned about traveling passengers, then why NOT screen train, bus, and boat passengers? The inconsistency is in our face so blatantly yet we comply so willingly. Where are the screeners and pat downs at the Greyhound? Or Amtrak? They’re not there because security of passengers is a FRAUD.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, they ARE following orders.

    And p.s.
    Hitler never paid the brownshirts to wear the uniform, the TSA does.

  • Anonymous

    Fox news first used the term “Tea Baggers” as a way to derail the grassroots movement supporting Ron Paul. The only reason they got away with using a name of a sexual act on television was the fact that Fox is broadcast on Cable and Rupert Murdoch own the mainstream media industry.

    This was the Tea Party before the it was hijacked by the the likes of Sarah Palin and Glen Beck in an effort to marginalize a real political third party in this country.

    But I think you just like nuts being dragged across your face so much you would go to any length to use the term tea bagger as you play with yourself while looking at pictures of Rush Limbaugh.

  • Anonymous

    And you are obviously a troll and of far too low an intellectual level to even begin to entertain an intelligent conversation about politics.

  • Anonymous

    The TSA is the new Nazi brown shirts, they are dehumanizing people and getting people acclimated to being poked, prodded and photographed naked by government. This is their main mission and eventually they are going to say to people, well if you don’t want this..here is a chip or a national chip ID card.

  • BrainRagYell

    Having a little trouble understanding how “flying is a Constitutional right” when the service, mechanism, and accommodation is all being provided by a private company.

    The company has a responsibility not to violate the constitution, but flying is no more a right than having someone clip your fingernails.

    A choice is not a right.

    The ability to make a choice is.

  • Anonymous

    First, let’s get the obvious out of the way: TSA sucks cocks in hell. Hate them. Loathe them. Waste of time and tax dollars for security theater that won’t stop anything.

    But, this story: Seriously? Nothing about it strained the bounds of the author’s credulity? Here’s this cafe posting signs at the door stating that TSA agents aren’t welcome and apparently has them come into the cafe with such regularity that the police are routinely escorting them off the property, and not a single Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or Yelp post can be found to back it up?

    Also, note that police would at the very least escort any trespasser off of anyone’s property if requested by the owner/proprietor, regardless of who the trespasser worked for.

    Come on, now. Let’s be a little less wide-eyed, please.

  • Anonymous

    you go folks! that is the right spirit! another tactic would be to allow TSA in only after a deeeeeep strip search and rectal probe with a flashlight…

  • Anonymous

    last time i flew, was surprised i was not n the no-fly along with some 450,000 other americans… but as my license had expired (i had other valid photo ID), i was held back from two flights out of la guardia, got on the third time… meanwhile, at customs, this lil creep took a gold gucci nail clipper given me as a gift long ago by one now deceased, very sentimentally valuable to me. he tells me with a grin that it is a weapon and PROMPTLY PUTS IT INTO HIS SHIRT POCKET. then when i finally get on jet, find he has also stolen my cashews and sandwich! weapons, perhaps?

    then in denver, had to walk a mile for a camel. then found my luggage missing. then hauled into a room for strip search after my bag lacked any weapons or bombs… was the only one strip-searched when leaving boise. again strip searched in denver. arive back in la guardia and… they’d lost my luggage… neer did turn up… got a few hundred for it, at least…

    used to love to fly the friendly skies but no more. will tain it whenver possible. anyway, i can always smoke a cig or a joint between cars and the food on the rails is wayyyyy better than that frankenphood on the airlines.

  • je_proteste

    Is it their job to be rude, arrogant, sleazy bullies? Far too many of them are.

    How many misbehaving agents does it take to rack up 900 complaints in one month? Keep in mind, that’s complaints, not infractions. How many people failed to file complaints because they worried about retaliation? (If your livelihood depended upon air travel, would you risk being put on the no-fly list? (It doesn’t mater how many suffered this fate; what matters is how many people fear being trapped in such a nightmare.)

    Sorry, but 30 complaints per day are not racked up by people reluctantly doing a chore they are forced to do?

    You offer a false analogy. Traffic laws are not oppressive, unnecessary, and unconstitutional invasions of privacy. How many formal complaints are filed concerning the manner in which traffic tickets are given?

    “Blaming the messenger” refers blaming the messenger for the content of the message. This is more like holding the messenger responsible for obnoxious behavior while delivering the message. For that you can rightly hold the messenger responsible.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fierylocks FieryLocks

    Tea Tards

  • Anonymous

    Don’t bet the ranch.

  • Anonymous

    See how easy it is to get us to hate each other.

  • Anonymous

    TAKE THAT FREE MARKET GOONS!!! Thank you restaurant. Can we see more of this?

  • Anonymous

    How about a spatula, or some cooking tongues?

  • Guest

    The amazing thing to me is the vitriol that has come forth. I wasn’t even trying to start an argument and I got one. I am deeply disappointed in the so-called “tolerance” of the left. No, I am more than disappointed, I’m disgusted.I thought there was at least enough tolerance to listen to a different opinion without being abusive. If this is the way liberals react to someone’s view that may not agree with theirs, I just left the liberal cause and became an independent. I expected close-mindedness on the right; I did not expect to find it here.

  • Anonymous

    The same people can be very reasonable about a lot of other topics but for some reason this realy brings them out of the trees. It gets a lot of hits and proves we are easey to manipulate. Not just by the government.

  • http://twitter.com/JadeLiCat Lauren Lapinski

    This is discrimination, plain and simple. This guy is stereotyping a whole group based on a couple of individuals. First and foremost, the TSA officers are NOT the ones who make the rules, Congress is the one who does that. If you have a problem with the scanners, talk to congress, not to the officers. Secondly, not everyone who works for TSA acts in the way the owner is accusing them of. This guy seems to have forgotten that the economy is really bad right now and people with BA’s, MA’s, and PhD’s have to take jobs such as working for the TSA in order to make some kind of a living. So unless he can help give those people find jobs in the field’s they went to school for, he really shouldn’t judge. I’d like to know of name of this restaurant so I could explain to them just how ignorant and close minded their decision really is.

  • LumberJock

    He thinks I’m a republican’t troll, of some kind. He’s a whole lot more
    impotent than harmless.
    He’s just a lonely little male with a keyboard and a broadband connection.
    Essayons!
    .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UQ4RKOUKFBVPSUJR3RYK7WMMLE Joe

    I love it! Will he ship an order to Missouri? If so I am ready to support this guy also.

  • Anonymous

    love it. got clit or other gonas need licking? horny 2nite.

  • http://marcelbrown.com/ Marcel Brown

    Understand there are no such thing as “constitutional rights”. Rights exist above and beyond the US Constitution. As the Declaration of Independence puts it, our rights are inalienable. The US Constitution is designed to protect our inalienable rights, not create or define them. Most things that people understand as “rights” are in fact legal “privileges”. Privileges can be taken away as quickly as they are given.

    That being said, choosing to fly, like most other things, is in fact a right. The real question is where does a government get the authority to repress those rights. Usually, they don’t.

  • http://marcelbrown.com/ Marcel Brown

    Well said. Well said.

  • http://marcelbrown.com/ Marcel Brown

    This is excellent! Those who do the bidding of a government must be made to understand that their actions can not be justified simply “because they are following orders”. Actions have consequences and they will be held responsible for those actions no matter if they are “just doing their job”. Small gestures like this, when multiplied, will have direct impact on the mindset of those who are position to violate rights.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B4ZINZM2DK5C7YN3FNTVQQZTBQ DropCloth

    Instead of turning them away, why not make them empty the contents of their pockets, assume the position, do a full body search on them, and make suggestive comments on those selected as “potential terrorists of the flying public”. I doubt they would want to endure such an ordeal, but I would make sure to stop there for a meal and a show. I’ll even bring a box of latex gloves.

  • http://marcelbrown.com/ Marcel Brown

    Oftentimes, the best way to effect change is to punish the whole group. As unfair as it is, it encourages the group to police themselves. This is often used in the military where the soldiers will keep each other in line.

    As well, regardless who makes the rules, these people are the ones who choose to enforce them. As free people, we each have the responsibility to do what is right. Given bad laws, we should choose to not enforce them or to at least treat people with dignity. Otherwise, you reap what you sow, and the TSA is just now starting to reap.

  • http://marcelbrown.com/ Marcel Brown

    Even better!

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