By marfdrat on March 29, 2013
Yeah, the sequester cuts are going to force the TSA to freeze hiring, and will cause delays of up to 90 additional minutes for air travelers, said the sequester scare-mongers. Apparently, though, that’s not reason enough to forego the purchase of $50 million worth of spiffy new uniforms for the TSA “agents”. What the hell was wrong with the old uniforms?
By marfdrat on March 28, 2013
This story says a lot about the high quality of “agents” hired by the TSA.
A bumbling TSA agent “playing around” with a pepper-spray container at Kennedy Airport fired the caustic liquid at five fellow screeners yesterday, sending all six to the hospital, a source told The Post.
By marfdrat on March 1, 2013
Wile E. Obama, CEO of the ACME Economic Destruction Co. is busy telling anyone who will listen that the budget cuts automatically enforced by sequestration will be a disaster. Cutting 2.2 percent of our enormous federal budget will precipitate disasters on many fronts, and -of course- it’s the Republican’s fault. Charles Krauthammer examines how the inside-the-beltway crowd wants the benighted masses to think about it. Thanks to increases in the payroll tax, we all get to tighten our belts this year, but the government – there’s no way it can survive these cuts.
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Meaningless Security Theater Officials Continues to Harass Americans Critical of Meaningless Security Theater
By marfdrat on January 7, 2013
The TSA is a colossal government-spending boondoggle that’s not keeping us safe. Here’s another example of how they harass journalists that criticize their useless shenanigans.
Traveling to New York to appear on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Jones had already showed his ID as he approached the metal detector. Jones and colleague Rob Dew noticed that a large number of people across all age ranges were not removing their shoes as they walked through the metal detector. The x-ray body scanners were not in use.
By marfdrat on November 5, 2012
I never thought about it like this, but it’s true. I’m usually just angry after going through the stupid scanner, and just want to get away from the whole process as quickly as possible. Meyer hits on an important point: “…if anyone in the TSA actually cared about service performance.” They don’t, because they don’t have to.
By marfdrat on September 25, 2012
Billions upon billions are being wasted on this red-tape boondoggle. I doubt if there are enough politicians with the guts to reduce the size and scope of this intrusion on air travelers. They’re not keeping us safer; they’re doing elaborate and expensive security theater, and inconveniencing -and in some cases, committing crimes against- citizen air travelers.
By marfdrat on September 4, 2012
We’ve known for some time now that most, if not all, of the TSA’s security theater regimen was pointless and a huge waste of taxpayer dollars. Paul Joseph Watson at InfoWars reports on the TSA’s latest time- and money-wasting tactic: testing drinks that were purchased after passengers went through security screenings.
By marfdrat on August 13, 2012
I think this explains why the security theater of the TSA has become so ridiculous.
Scientists note that fear of terrorism makes people stupid.
As I’ve repeatedly noted, FBI agents and CIA intelligence officials, constitutional law expert professor Jonathan Turley, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post have all said that U.S. government officials “were trying to create an atmosphere of fear in which the American people would give them more power”.
TSA (Troglodyte Security Administration) Strikes Again: Targets 7 Year-Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy as Potential Threat
By marfdrat on April 26, 2012
I haven’t posted about TSA security theater idiocy in a while. That’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of stories about the stupid stuff they do in the name of keeping air travel “safe”, I just kind of get accustomed to seeing stories about their crap. This week, however, they’ve been scoring big points for themselves by identifying little girls as potential terrorists. Early in the week, agents in Wichita accused a four year-old girl of having a gun because she hugged her grandma (who was obviously trying to sneak a gun past security).
By marfdrat on April 19, 2012
By marfdrat on March 20, 2012
The TSA goons are at it again. When are we going to put a stop to this? (via Huffington Post)
By marfdrat on February 14, 2012
The Boston Herald has an article today about fliers’ reactions to the proposed new fee hikes for funding TSA security in Wile E. Obama’s budget:
No grope tax!
That’s the message from Bay State fliers, already saddled with sky-high ticket prices and now fuming over the president’s proposal to triple the cost of passenger security fees — which would force travelers to fork over almost eight bucks for getting groped or scanned at airports by the Transportation Security Administration.
By marfdrat on February 14, 2012
By marfdrat on January 11, 2012
If you haven’t heard of Bruce Schneier, he’s pretty well-known for regularly skewering the Transportation Safety Administration for its general uselessness in “preventing additional terror attacks.” Schneier maintains that the TSA is mostly a giant money-wasting government boondoggle that gives the air-traveling public not safety, but security theater. I’m with him on the security theater part – it’s all for show, and they haven’t detected a single terrorist yet. They have, however, confiscated a lot of toys, cupcakes, pocket knives, and pocket change.