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Senators and TSA Defend "Love Pats" at Airports
cbsnews.com ^ | 1-17-10 | By Joshua Norman .

Posted on 11/17/2010 9:54:05 AM PST by rawhide

Transportation Safety Administration chief John Pistole and several senators from both parties defended the new, enhanced airport security screening procedures as necessary in the face of a persistent and evolving terrorist threat in a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Pistole, calm and confident in the face of an increasing public outcry against the procedures, talked extensively about the repercussions of last year's attempted Christmas Day bombing being the impetus for the enhanced screenings before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, TSA's oversight committee.

"We know the terrorists' intent is still there," Pistole testified. "We are using technology and protocols to stay ahead of the threat and keep you safe. (Several near-misses by terrorists on airplane bombings) got through security because we were not being thorough enough in our pat-downs."

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said prior to Pistole's testimony that she believed TSA was in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation, because people would be hopping mad at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab had succeeded. She went on to say the new advanced imaging technology--which has caused uproar because of its leave-no-secrets imaging and potential health risks--is more of a blessing than a curse.

"I'm wildly excited that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats," Sen. McCaskill said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airport; airports; body; defend; junk; love; lovepats; mccaskill; pats; scanner; senators; tsa; tsapervs
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1 posted on 11/17/2010 9:54:08 AM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

As for Johns Hopkins University declaring the scanners safe, tell it to Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins school of medicine. Love told AFP two days ago that “statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays”.
http://www.infowars.com/big-sis-caught-lying-to-american-people/


2 posted on 11/17/2010 9:56:58 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
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To: rawhide

Then Profile damnit and stop with the pat downs of 3 year old boys and girls. I am a white American, I pose no threat. Its the bearded blunder behind me and my family.


3 posted on 11/17/2010 9:57:58 AM PST by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: rawhide

I wonder how the TSA people feel about groping ‘junk’ all day long...

do they enjoy it?


4 posted on 11/17/2010 9:57:58 AM PST by Mr. K (TSA Sexual Assaulters: "You dont get on until we get off")
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To: rawhide

Oh, well this changes things completely, if Claire McCaskill says it, I believe it, and that settles it! /sarc off


5 posted on 11/17/2010 9:58:30 AM PST by OriginalChristian (I Love My Country, but I Hate my Federal Government...)
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To: rawhide

Get rid of the problem and you won’t need the machines or the love pats. This is basically stupid. We won’t address the real problem but we will attack our own people.


6 posted on 11/17/2010 9:59:04 AM PST by RC2
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To: rawhide

All I want to know is if Moslem women are exempt.


7 posted on 11/17/2010 9:59:22 AM PST by CTOCS (I live in my own little world. But, it's okay. They know me there....)
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To: Mr. K

You know the bull dykes do.


8 posted on 11/17/2010 9:59:41 AM PST by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: rawhide

Profile, you dumbfkn jackarses!


9 posted on 11/17/2010 10:00:22 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: rawhide

Canceling the yearly Colorado ski trip......now.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 10:00:24 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: rawhide

The words “Claire McCaskill” and “love pats” in the same sentence are worthy of an ultra-powered, twelve megaton Barf Alert!


11 posted on 11/17/2010 10:02:14 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: All

First of all senator, nobody wants to see you naked. And I’m sure you’d let anyone pat you down, you old bag.

Second, I doubt very seriously you’ll have to go through the machine since you’re royalty.

Third, we’re so screwed. There are too many people saying “How far do you want me to bend over? And go ahead and stick it up my butt as far as you want. And molest my children while you’re at it. I’m so afraid I’ll do anything so the government can protect me.”

I hope the pilot’s union files a lawsuit over this. Or someone files a class action suit. If this goes forward it will be the last dieing gasp of our republic.

I wonder what would happen if a bunch of people from a nudist group walked up to the checkpoint and took off all of their clothes then bent over and spread their cheeks?


12 posted on 11/17/2010 10:02:43 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Mr. K

TSA employees are not capable of anything more advanced than patting passengers down. It would require trained professionals to be able to profile like they do in Israel.


13 posted on 11/17/2010 10:02:53 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: rawhide

Er...is it time for profiling yet?


14 posted on 11/17/2010 10:02:53 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: Traitor, Trojan Horse, Financial Terrorist!)
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To: Mr. K

Does TSA do background checks? If so do they check for sexual predators?


15 posted on 11/17/2010 10:02:53 AM PST by hometoroost (Protect the change! He spent all the folding money.)
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To: OriginalChristian
Claire's endorsement should set no one's mind at ease.

What we have is a situation where we need a tiered system ~ scantily clad young ladies get to just waltz on through. We then work our way up with the amount of clothing allowed and people who exceed that standard don't get to fly.

Also, EVERYONE flying on a passport gets zapped.

All embassy people get zapped. All DNC employees get zapped. Anyone on an Obamista committee gets zapped. All cabinet officers get zapped twice.

16 posted on 11/17/2010 10:02:53 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: rawhide
Any TSA queer that grabs me by the balls will get a knuckle sandwich to the face!
17 posted on 11/17/2010 10:03:38 AM PST by dalereed
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To: rawhide

TSA love pats would have stopped the underwear bomber how?

The assbergs who let him on the plane worked in the Lagos airport. In fact they may have even been co-conspirators
given his prominent family ties.


18 posted on 11/17/2010 10:03:38 AM PST by rahbert
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To: rawhide

Then they ought to pat down every Senator and every Congressman passing through Dulles or National.


19 posted on 11/17/2010 10:04:00 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: BuffaloJack

You have to let us grope you and give you cancer. Otherwise the terrorists win.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 10:04:06 AM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: rawhide

The only reason that there is even a small segment of the population who is OK with this is because of the enormous reduction in modesty in this country of the past several decades.

My family would be mortified to be subjected to either the machine or the fondler.


21 posted on 11/17/2010 10:04:14 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Mr. K
I wonder how the TSA people feel about groping ‘junk’ all day long...

do they enjoy it?

You might want to request the sexual orientation of the TSA agent accosting you.

22 posted on 11/17/2010 10:04:39 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: rawhide
I try to look at the bright side of these "Pat Downs"...

I see it as having the price of a "Happy Ending" added into the price of my airline ticket.

If you look at it through those glasses, it seems a bit more plausible, and quite the bargain!! : )

23 posted on 11/17/2010 10:05:01 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: dalereed

and you will be found guilty of assaulting a federal officer and get a free vacation at Club Fed.


24 posted on 11/17/2010 10:05:50 AM PST by rahbert
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To: rawhide
WOW! This is WILDLY EXCITING TO ME TOO! I *love* the way I get a Prostate Exam EVERY TIME I FLY!

This is the EXACT role of the goverment, that the Founding Fathers envisioned!

Why, not even Soviet Russia used to do this, so I am WILDLY EXCITED that we now beat Russia in sticking fingers up everyone's a&&!!!

GO TEAM USA! GO TEAM USA! GO TEAM USA! GO TEAM USA!

25 posted on 11/17/2010 10:06:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Pelosi: Like a rapist, PROUD of their handiwork.)
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To: rawhide

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said prior to Pistole’s testimony that she believed TSA was in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, because people would be hopping mad at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab had succeeded.

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For the most part he did succeed. He got past the hapless TSA, failed to detonate the bomb and was stopped by a civilian passenger.

TSA was useless in stopping him.


26 posted on 11/17/2010 10:07:06 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: CTOCS

“All I want to know is if Moslem women are exempt.”

And I want to know if Senators and TSA bigwigs are exempt.


27 posted on 11/17/2010 10:07:34 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

They would. Thiis is to condition the sheep to being humiliated and obeying orders. Nothing more, nothing less. They will stop exactly as many of whatever they are looking to stop as they did before the groping and feelups started.

After this gets old, there will be another procedure that is more invasive and humilating.


28 posted on 11/17/2010 10:08:15 AM PST by sport
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To: subterfuge

Tell the lodging manager, not just the front desk clerk, why. Espically if you are a repeat customer.

And the head of the local Chamber of Commerce, the ski area manager, the local mayor, letter to the editor of the local paper, and


29 posted on 11/17/2010 10:08:26 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: rahbert

They are no different than any other queer and i’ve decked 2 in my lifetime for less!


30 posted on 11/17/2010 10:09:25 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Mr. K

I’m sure the NAMBLA members and unregistered unknown pedophiles enjoy it.


31 posted on 11/17/2010 10:09:25 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: muawiyah

That won’t work. SW Airlines kicked a woman off a plane for showing too much. Typically contradictory government.


32 posted on 11/17/2010 10:09:55 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Mr. K

RE: “I wonder how the TSA people feel about groping ‘junk’ all day long... do they enjoy it? “

Certain types of jobs attract certain types of personalities. Child molestors want to work with children. People with a protective personality want to be firefighters (or offensive guards and tackles) etc.

Same with TSA, I presume.


33 posted on 11/17/2010 10:10:29 AM PST by spintreebob
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To: rawhide

The TSA and the idiot senators are full of crap.

Intelligence is the key....the panty bomber’s own father, a prominent citizen in Nigeria, warned American authorities that his son was a potential terrorist targeting flights to the United States. What did the American authorities do with that information? Not a damn thing.

Also, these nudie scanners do NOT detect explosives hidden in body cavities.


34 posted on 11/17/2010 10:11:24 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation ("This is our moment, this is our movement, this is our morning in America!" Sarah Palin)
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To: Boardwalk

TSA employees are not capable of anything more advanced than patting passengers down. It would require trained professionals to be able to profile like they do in Israel.

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Quite so. Confusing TSA with security personnel is like confusing a janitor with an architect.


35 posted on 11/17/2010 10:11:26 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: 444Flyer

You might want to request the sexual orientation of the TSA agent accosting you.

That would be considered “profiling” and we can’t do that.


36 posted on 11/17/2010 10:11:48 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: dalereed

Just take a Viagra before going to the airport.


37 posted on 11/17/2010 10:11:59 AM PST by Mashood
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To: subterfuge

Good. We should all stop flying until they fix this FIASCO.


38 posted on 11/17/2010 10:12:50 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Terry Mross

Call the hag’s office and give her your take on this outrage.

Big Brother can combine your TSA pre-boarding check with your DeathCare exam. Go a day or a week early and have your annual Big Brother physical prior to getting on a plane. Rubber-gloved TSA agents can do breast and prostate exams at the same time as checking you for boarding. LOL


39 posted on 11/17/2010 10:13:00 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: rawhide

To the Senators and the TSA fascist, go suck pig farts.


40 posted on 11/17/2010 10:14:03 AM PST by pallis
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To: rawhide
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said prior to Pistole's testimony that she believed TSA was in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation, because people would be hopping mad at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab had succeeded.

Uhh...Senator...the TSA did not stop the panty bomber...passengers did.

The TSA is engaged in "security theater."

41 posted on 11/17/2010 10:14:44 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: rawhide
Janet Napolitano, AKA "Pat"


42 posted on 11/17/2010 10:15:04 AM PST by csmusaret (Tax revenue increased 39% from2002 to 2007 as a result of the Bush tax cuts.)
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To: rawhide

I’m sick that the “elite class” sees every American as a threat. They do NOT see us as individuals, they PROJECT THEIR OWN IRRESPONSIBILITY UPON US.

It is a form of misanthropy, and evidently hard to avoid taking in once one is among the elite in DC, or in the many outposts such as Manhattan, colleges, etc.


43 posted on 11/17/2010 10:15:29 AM PST by bvw
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To: ExTexasRedhead

You’ve hit the nail on the head! This is simply part of government run Obamacare!


44 posted on 11/17/2010 10:16:04 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: rawhide

“procedures as necessary in the face of a persistent and evolving terrorist threat in a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.”

We have been at war for 10 years and billions of dollars how come all this has not removed the terrorist threat to cause this action?

Congress has failed to protect the American people and protect their freedoms.


45 posted on 11/17/2010 10:18:05 AM PST by edcoil (Today, we start fixing stupid.)
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To: All

I’m about to write Continental and demand a cash refund for credit I have coming. This is considered to be non-refundable. I’m going to inform them that when I bought the tickets I was not aware of the violation of my constitutional rights that was forthcoming. And I will take them to small claims court if they do not refund my money.

I have to do a little researce and see who accepts service for them in Texas. They’ll have 30 days to respond so I’ll be sure to post what happens.


46 posted on 11/17/2010 10:20:02 AM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Psalm 144

He was on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, so I doubt he would have gone through a TSA nekkid pitcher machine at any time.


47 posted on 11/17/2010 10:20:44 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Bruinator
Profiling is the first solution but should this guy get a pass with your family?


48 posted on 11/17/2010 10:23:27 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: rawhide

OK, but I get to choose the TSA employee that I play “Love Pats” with and she better let me reciprocate.


49 posted on 11/17/2010 10:23:27 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: rawhide
The only reason that there is even a small segment of the population who is OK with this is because of the enormous reduction in modesty in this country of the past several decades.

My family would be mortified to be subjected to either the machine or the fondler.

Anybody that values chastity and modesty based on personally held Christian views are appalled at this and will refuse to have their daughters subjected to this sexual abuse.

It should be noted that Obama and Napalatano have begun a new a form of "Rights of the First Night".


50 posted on 11/17/2010 10:24:47 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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