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The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports ..."
Jalopnik ^ | April 2, 2012 | Matt Hardigree

Posted on 04/07/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

The TSA’s Freudian Craigslist Slip

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Either someone just attempted the subtlest of jabs at our nation's force of uncomfortably invasive rent-a-cops or the recruiters at the Transportation Security Administration need to invest in a better thesaurus. A job posting on the Ann Arbor, Michigan Craigslist invites would-be screeners to "[b]e part of a imperious security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly establish your future."

Imperious, indeed.

The Dictionary.com definition of imperious is "domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing." The definition from Google is even better, describing it as "assuming authority without justification."

If it was a joke I'd assume the posting would be made elsewhere, but it's only been posted in Ann Arbor. But what word could they mean instead if it's real? Imperative? Impetuous? The rest of the text is also a mess, which screams either that this is a fake… or a federal government employee.

Either way, I've emailed the poster curious if this might actually be a great jab or a bad job.

Here's the full posting below, in case it's pulled:

Transportation Security Officers (Ann Arbor)

See the individual you are in a vital position for our security firm where you implement security-screening procedures that counter deadly or dangerous objects from being smuggled onto an aircraft. Be part of a imperious security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly establish your future.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. You must be a U.S. Citizen

2. You are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent

PT, full training

• Location: Ann Arbor

• Compensation: $17 per hour

• Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

• Please, no phone calls about this job!

• Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 2926913263


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: airport; airportsecurity; annarbor; bigsis; craigslist; dhs; feds; governmentjob; homelandsecurity; imperious; michigan; truthinadvertising; tsa; tsapervs
The Craigslist posting has been pulled; it was at:

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/sec/2926913263.html

Could it have been an April Fool's Day joke?

1 posted on 04/07/2012 8:43:14 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Did the ad include “grope hot chicks at your leisure” and “must have excellent command of the English language especially when yelling place your shoes on the tray!”


2 posted on 04/07/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT by max americana
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To: DogByte6RER
AN imperious ... not A imperious.

But then ... they can't swim, neither.

3 posted on 04/07/2012 8:51:23 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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4 posted on 04/07/2012 8:55:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DogByte6RER

” - - - The Dictionary.com definition of imperious is “domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing.” The definition from Google is even better, describing it as “assuming authority without justification.”

Both of these definitions fit Dictator Baby-Doc Barack to a “T.”


5 posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:25 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: knarf

Probably meant to say “impervious.”


6 posted on 04/07/2012 8:57:42 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: DogByte6RER

The TSA. The last refuge of morons and misfits who couldn’t get hired at Burger King. The TSA is the place for every wanna-be fascist to indulge in his fantasies and live his dream as a jack booted thug.


7 posted on 04/07/2012 9:00:49 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: HIDEK6
stil AN, not A.

The noun adjective begins with a vowel.

8 posted on 04/07/2012 9:11:17 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: DogByte6RER
One, I'll guarantee you that whomever it was that placed it didn't commit a Freudian slip. And two, what in THE HELL is the TSA, or any other government agency, doing posting on Craigslist? That thing is little more than a low-rent, bastard offspring of a scam artist BBS and soft-core porn escort service.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


9 posted on 04/07/2012 9:18:42 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: knarf

stil?


10 posted on 04/07/2012 9:20:04 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6
ops

/8^)

11 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:34 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Viking2002
That thing is little more than a low-rent, bastard offspring of a scam artist BBS and soft-core porn escort service.

In other words, a perfect fit for TSA recruits.

12 posted on 04/07/2012 9:26:28 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Homeland inSecurity to Obama. State molestion and abuse of power to most Americans.


13 posted on 04/07/2012 9:28:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Astronaut

One TSA minion was more enterprising, packing a rented hotel room with Ho Hos for hire..


14 posted on 04/07/2012 9:38:20 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Astronaut

One TSA minion was more enterprising, packing a rented hotel room with Ho Hos for hire..


15 posted on 04/07/2012 9:38:20 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Vigilanteman
You got it. What better candidate pool for the TSA than a bunch of GED-level reprobates surfing for phone sex and/or Internet marketing scam opportunities?

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


16 posted on 04/07/2012 9:44:48 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: Viking2002
One, I'll guarantee you that whomever it was that placed it didn't commit a Freudian slip. And two, what in THE HELL is the TSA, or any other government agency, doing posting on Craigslist? That thing is little more than a low-rent, bastard offspring of a scam artist BBS and soft-core porn escort service.

Yeah, I could see if it was Monster.com, but CraigsList where anybody can post a fake ad? Sounds like somebody got pissed at the TSA and decided to take a jab at them.
17 posted on 04/07/2012 11:22:05 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: DogByte6RER

TSA - “We’re the Imperious Storm Trooper people!”


18 posted on 04/08/2012 5:33:55 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: max americana

Of course, all of this is a violation of the Constitution:
That’s why I don’t fly.


19 posted on 04/08/2012 8:21:39 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: musicman

Yep, it’s a New Orleans gay Mardi Gras gropping party at the TSA, every day.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: HIDEK6

Or insidious? I can hear them, just like in those East European trains getting me stopped by thugs asking for a bribe before getting on. It’s the “bac-shish culture” coming to America, it’s a culture, it’s now accepted as “Amerikkkool”.


21 posted on 04/08/2012 8:55:32 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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That, and if woman does not want to be gropped, it will be acceptable that she pays or something, and so terrorists will slip through even more easily than before. Because the perception of doing it for perversion means the worker is not interested in doing his job if there is no perverted return or if there is no bribe going through it. And to maintain that, the worker will create it as his side business.


22 posted on 04/08/2012 8:58:37 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: DogByte6RER

TSA is nothing more than a Bush administration jobs program for the chronically unemployed.


23 posted on 04/08/2012 9:02:45 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: Viking2002

The TSA has been known to advertise on pizza boxes for employees.


24 posted on 04/08/2012 10:34:57 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Astronaut

If I had my way Federal, State, County and City Law would require a full posting of all regionally applicable TSA employees’ names, addresses, AND pictures in the local newspaper every month.


25 posted on 04/08/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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