Monday, November 15, 2010

TSA: Totally Scorning Americans

Tyner points out that every terrorist act on an airplane has been halted by passengers.

"It's time to stop treating passengers like criminals and start treating them as assets," he said.

John Tyner is the man who got ejected from a California airport for refusing to let TSA agents grope and fondle him.

Tyner responded "OK, I don't understand how a sexual assault can be made a condition of my flying."

"This is not considered a sexual assault," replied the supervisor, calmly.

"It would be if you were not the government," said Tyner.

"By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights," countered the TSA supervisor.

Read John Tyner's own words and see the YouTube viral at Lew Rockwell

Finally, for a refreshing antidote to this wasteful government BS, go read Art Carden's call to abolish the TSA or go read Jed Babbin's excellent piece.

TSA:  Touching Sensitive Areas
Source:  Sign On San Diego


Always On Watch said...

That final photo is downright surreal.

And it says so much about the West's mania for political correctness.

I find myself growing more disgusted by the day!

Leticia said...

What a choice for air-line passengers, either get a full body scanner where everyone can see you naked and exposed, or get sexually molested by being forced to endure a "pat-down."

I suppose I would be arrested or escorted off the premises, because I would raise all kinds of hell if someone dared to touch me or my boys.

I am glad my husband and I choose to drive to most places.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

"By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights," countered the TSA supervisor.

This is why I say we must completely over throw this government and re-establish our Constitutional Republic.

It seems that We the People have given up our rights and freedoms just by being born here.

Do you think they would do to a Muslim woman what they are doing to that nun?

Mustang said...

I believe there are inalienable rights, but no such thing as absolute rights. A drivers' license is a conditional privilege. I don't think anyone has the absolute right ride on airplanes, much less blow them up. I think safety and confidence in the US airline industry is important. I would like to add this would not be a problem if US officials had the balls to "profile" at risk passengers. A Nun or 90-year old grandmother has never once blown a plane to smithereens. On the other hand, Moslem males between the ages of 17 and 60 …

Finntann said...

Need I point out that since 80% of the passengers were simply going through a metal detector an underwear bomber would only have a 1 in 5 chance of getting caught?

To illustrate the absurdity of it all...who doesn't think I could beat you to death with a 4 piece collapsable aluminum walking stick?

Watched someone get through security and onto a plane with one flying out of El Paso... how did TSA know he was blind? Why the dark sunglasses of course!

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Tyner points out that every terrorist act on an airplane has been halted by passengers."

Except, Lockerbie, the two World Trade Center terrorist acts, the Pentagon airplane terrorist acts, and the one in Pennsylvania.

And this: On June 23, 1985, Air India Flight 182 crashed off the southwest coast of Ireland when a bomb exploded in the cargo hold. On board the Boeing 747-237B were 307 passengers and 22 crew members, all of whom were killed when the plane disintegrated. One passenger checked in as "M. Singh". He didn't board the flight but his suitcase that contained the bomb was loaded onto the plane.

Joe said...

SK: What is your point? Should we therefore subject ourselves willingly to being viewed naked by TSA agents or sexually molested by them? Should we throw off every vestage of protective parenthood while some stranger fondles our children and grandchildren? At what point do we say, "Enough!" Is there one? How many freedoms must we give up in the name of safety? Is all of them too many? How many? Half of them? Whatever is necessary to guarantee perfect safety for everybody? Really?

Silverfiddle said...

Nice parsing Shaw. "Every act that was stopped" may have been a better wording...

But his point was that Big Sis Incompetano's "System" hasn't stopped anything, ordinary citizens have, like the Dutch guy who stopped that cockroach from blowing up his underwear.

And evidence is that the Pennsylvania passengers indeed resisted and probably caused the plane to go down in a field instead of in DC.

So what's your point?

Shaw Kenawe said...

My point was to correct the guy's incorrect statement.

You and Joe went all buttons over a simple correction.

Next time check your assumptions at the door.

Silverfiddle said...

This is my door, so I don't have to "check" anything.

They guy was speaking off-hand and made a glaringly incorrect and easily falsifiable categorical statement. You zoomed in on that instead of the larger point.

Thank you Ms. Obvious

Shaw Kenawe said...

You're welcome Mr. Harrumph.

Silverfiddle said...

@Shaw: "You're welcome Mr. Harrumph."

This is why I find it impossible to dislike you... ;)

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