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Awesome! TSA Creepers Just Got Creepier
Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Katie Kieffer

Posted on 08/19/2013 5:17:30 AM PDT by Kaslin

Janet Napolitano’s TSA agents won’t keep their blue, latex-covered paws to themselves. The TSA is now expanding its grope to rodeos, sports stadiums, music festivals and train stations.

The TSA’s signature move is like the signature move of a guy who “accidently” brushes his hand against a woman’s buttocks or chest—a woman he’s not dating; married to; or, even a friend to. Except the TSA pulls the creeper move on men and women alike, plus grandmothers and toddlers.

Between 2010 and 2012, TSA misconduct increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this summer from the Government Accountability Office. If a business experienced a similar increase in misconduct, it would address the problem by firing all culpable employees. If a government agency experiences a rise in misconduct, everyone gets a raise: Despite 26 percent more TSA misbehavior, Big Sis Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is now using more of your money so she can expand Operation Creeper. Isn’t that terrific?

Back in 2005, our government authorized the creation of Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams under the purview of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). VIPR teams were supposed to conduct random sweeps at transportation centers other than airports.

Now, the Obama administration has expanded the VIPR program to unconstitutional and unprecedented levels. VIPR teams will conduct security clearances in more places where the TSA is not—which is pretty much anywhere human beings gather or move outside of airports. For example, rodeos, music festivals and train stations.

Well, I guess you can see why you should be frisked before entering a rodeo. I mean, how scary would it be if you bumped into a rodeo clown with an Obama mask on!? Good Ol’ Big Sis, always thinking of ways to protect us from buckin’ bronco comedians while leaving us to fend for ourselves against terrorists with explosives tucked inside their underwear.

Big Sis does not seem like a gal who gets out to many music festivals. She seems more like a gal who enjoys watching TV reruns while sharing her couch and cheese curds with five cats. So, Big Sis is likely terrified at the thought of hundreds of young people wearing glow necklaces and jumping up and down to electronic music. The only thing that could make Big Sis feel safe from a crowd of young people having fun would be sending her Creeper Troopers after them to administer full-body pat-downs.

In 2008, there were 10 VIPR teams and today there are 37 VIPR teams. The VIPR program has a $100 million annual budget and was responsible for—wait for it—“8,800 unannounced checkpoints…outside of airports last year,” reports the New York Times.

In other words, the VIPR teams made 8,800 unauthorized passes at Americans in 2012 in addition to and completely separate from all the gropey and unconstitutional TSA searches that were conducted in 2012.

If you have read the Constitution, you know there is no “Grope or Scan” clause allowing government employees to feel you up, unannounced and without probable cause. VIPR security processes are in violation of the law of the land, specifically the Fourth Amendment, which states:

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert summed up the TSA’s VIPR program on his August 13 show: “There is one group that is always dishing out the frisky buffet: The TSA. Because they have the safety of this nation in the palms of their hands.”

We run into enough creepers at the airport as it is. I am pretty sure none of us want to give up an even bigger chunk of our paychecks so that the government can send VIPR creepers in blue latex gloves after us everywhere we go—from the D.C. Metro to the rodeo. Can I get an Amen on that, brothers and sisters?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: creepy; govtoversteps; janetnapolitano; tsa; tsapervs; tyranny; unconstitutional; vipr

1 posted on 08/19/2013 5:17:30 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
I seldom fly anymore, because the added 3-4 hours of "Security" bullshit makes it undesirable, and inefficient. If it's within 500 miles of home; I'll drive.

Because political correctness doesn't allow "the usual suspects" to be scrutinized without obviously-non-threatening people having to be accosted, we have gone over the cliff with the ACLU and scams to employ the low-end of the gene pool in Government Jobs, at Taxpayer expense, that are essentially useless in their Un-Constitutional function.

2 posted on 08/19/2013 5:26:36 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Kaslin

Just a matter of time before they’re setting up checkpoints outside of your neighborhood to ensure you’re not transporting anything illegal on to the government-owned streets and sidewalks.

I wish they’d just erect the walls around us and let us get the shooting started. I hate being blue-balled.


3 posted on 08/19/2013 5:27:45 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kaslin
It could be worse...  photo barney-frank-is-a-tsa-supervisor.png
4 posted on 08/19/2013 5:34:48 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Kaslin
Back in 2005, our government authorized the creation of Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams under the purview of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). VIPR teams were supposed to conduct random sweeps at transportation centers other than airports. Now, the Obama administration has expanded the VIPR program to unconstitutional and unprecedented levels. VIPR teams will conduct security clearances in more places where the TSA is not—which is pretty much anywhere human beings gather or move outside of airports. For example, rodeos, music festivals and train stations.

"Stay in your homes until the crisis is over"

5 posted on 08/19/2013 5:41:38 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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To: rarestia
Just a matter of time before they’re setting up checkpoints outside of your neighborhood

But thankfully not at that illegal border crossing. /s

6 posted on 08/19/2013 5:43:06 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: CMailBag

...and your friendly TSA groper doesn’t change his blue gloves either!


7 posted on 08/19/2013 5:48:03 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: traditional1

The last time I flew was in 2009 when I visited my daughter and her family in Amarillo, TX, and the last time before that in 1985 when my husband and I flew to Rochester, NY for a family reunion


8 posted on 08/19/2013 5:48:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Real Cynic No More

I’m quite confused as to why this whole illegal immigration thing is even a problem for Dems. They all know, or should know, that the government is acting post-Constitutional and really has no compunction against using trickery to win elections. Why do they suddenly care about doing it legitimately? They haven’t won a fair election in over 10 years.


9 posted on 08/19/2013 5:48:31 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Real Cynic No More

UNDOCUMENTED!!!!

How dare you refer to them as such? No crossing is illegal.

Someone post the snitch number I’m turning this hater in!!!!!


10 posted on 08/19/2013 5:53:05 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: traditional1

I have to fly for business twice a week. I spend 2-3 minutes going through security. I use the PreCheck line.

Enroll in Global Entry, and you can do it too. It is $100 for 5 years, but if you fly more than once a year, it is $5 per flight.

However, this non-airport screening is BS. The TSA has no authority to do it, but the spineless Republicans aren’t stopping it.


11 posted on 08/19/2013 5:55:06 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Kaslin

12 posted on 08/19/2013 5:59:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Kaslin

Defund TSA. Make it part of the Freedom Party’s platform.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 6:03:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: justlurking
Can global entry be used for expedited TSA screening for domestic flights?

My reading of their web site indicates that it is just for going thru customs when entering back into the US...

14 posted on 08/19/2013 6:11:23 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: justlurking

Has any court ever ruled on this?

This is what happens when we let the camel’s nose under the tent ala DUI check points. We have been conditioned now to EXPECT to be stopped and questioned, examined, tested, impounded and or gropped anywhere the governments decide. I have to take a plane in October as my wife decided where we should vacation this year and I know what is awaiting at the airport. Last time I flew was probably 8 years ago and I still am POed about taking my shoes and belt off, having to have my personal use drugs and toiletrees in clear bags and the like so some low grade moron can examine them but who probably would not be able to distinguish between nitro and shampoo anyway. Perhaps if they put these “teams” on the borders they would have some success stopping drugs and illegals but no, the citizens have to put up with the BS.


15 posted on 08/19/2013 6:13:18 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: justlurking

Has any court ever ruled on this?

This is what happens when we let the camel’s nose under the tent ala DUI check points. We have been conditioned now to EXPECT to be stopped and questioned, examined, tested, impounded and or gropped anywhere the governments decide. I have to take a plane in October as my wife decided where we should vacation this year and I know what is awaiting at the airport. Last time I flew was probably 8 years ago and I still am POed about taking my shoes and belt off, having to have my personal use drugs and toiletrees in clear bags and the like so some low grade moron can examine them but who probably would not be able to distinguish between nitro and shampoo anyway. Perhaps if they put these “teams” on the borders they would have some success stopping drugs and illegals but no, the citizens have to put up with the BS.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 6:13:31 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Kaslin

So, wait a minute: Does this mean that Alex Jones was RIGHT?

For advice in dealing with these un-Constitutional Federal checkpoints, see here (and others with search for vipr checkpoint constitutional rights):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTG1EHw1XZw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmcaSN4AsQQ


17 posted on 08/19/2013 6:25:46 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Kaslin

Just keep pushin’...


18 posted on 08/19/2013 6:30:55 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: C210N

Global Entry was originally for expedited entry back into the US.

But, the TSA accepts Global Entry membership. You just have to enter your 9-digit PASS ID in your airline flyer profile.

See the TSA PreCheck we page. It lists the other programs they recognize, including Global Entry.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 6:37:20 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: COBOL2Java
-- ...and your friendly TSA groper doesn't change his blue gloves either! --

The gloves are to protect the groper (I mistyped as "gorper," which is funny if you ever used the word "gorp"), not the gropee.

20 posted on 08/19/2013 6:37:24 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Kaslin

TSA motto; We don’t get off you don’t get on.


21 posted on 08/19/2013 6:37:45 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: C210N

Global Entry was originally for expedited entry back into the US.

But, the TSA accepts Global Entry membership. You just have to enter your 9-digit PASS ID in your airline flyer profile.

See the TSA PreCheck we page. It lists the other programs they recognize, including Global Entry.


22 posted on 08/19/2013 6:38:26 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Mouton
-- Has any court ever ruled on this? --

The courts are part of the scam. The system is kaput.

23 posted on 08/19/2013 6:39:26 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Kaslin

So the TSA enlarges its field of groping grannies, but NYc’s policy of stop and frisk potential criminals (those who fit the profile of who commits the most violent criminal acts) is shot down because it harms the civil rights of the potential criminals (potential based upon actual statistics of who commits the majority of violent crimes). Zimmerman is prosecuted upon utterly trumped-up charges for defending himself while hundrds of black-on-white murders go unnoticed, includng the most heinous like the torture/murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome. The Black Panthers are given th green light to threaten white voters at voting precincts. HUD has a new policy of enforcing integration by forcing majority white communities to accept low-income housing and the tenants who come with it. In some states, landlords are being sued to force them to accept Section 8. Obama and Holder are trying to force employers to be disallowed from using criminal background checks on applicants. An audience cheers as Clinton says that whites will be a minority in the US by 2050 (they are already the minority globally), meanwhile majority black cities go the way of Detroit, Birmingham, Memphis (which decided to fix its failing schools by dissolving its school district and forcing the surrounding successful county schools to accept the intake, thereby spreadng the failure-why do blacks n power never have any success to share?). All over the US, standards for LE and firefighters are lowered (even swimming requirements removed) in order to raise the pool of minority applicants, and to promote them. Universities have done away with AA in name, but are using the same criteria to accept minority students over more-qualified white or Asian students under a so-called “holistic” application process.

Where will all of this end? When the entire nation is South Africa, Zimbabwe, or Haiti?


24 posted on 08/19/2013 6:51:41 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Cboldt
The gloves are to protect the groper (I mistyped as "gorper," which is funny if you ever used the word "gorp"), not the gropee.

Wouldn't this be a lovely way for some jihadist to spread some nasty communicable disease? Infected Jihadi-to-TSA groper-to-who knows how many innocent travelers like this young boy?


25 posted on 08/19/2013 7:02:00 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java
...and your friendly TSA groper doesn’t change his blue gloves either!

Fool! Don't you know those are for his protection, not yours! [;)]

It's stories like these [and no-knock raids] that led me to create this informational brochure on the proper interaction with government agents:
Stop, Drop, and Cower
[Direct Link]

26 posted on 08/19/2013 7:12:34 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: justlurking
However, this non-airport screening is BS. The TSA has no authority to do it, but the spineless Republicans aren’t stopping it.

I see you haven't read this informational brochure; it explains everything:
The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy
[Direct Link]

27 posted on 08/19/2013 7:15:11 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Kaslin

28 posted on 08/19/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Kaslin

When I was in Europe this summer on cruise, a lot of people from Britain and Canada I met thought that the US had the most onerous security protocols. Oftentimes, I meet people abroad who ask about places to visit in the US. Years before, I used to tell them of my favorite places. But this year, I told them that we have a horrible government and an emerging police state; don’t bother going to the US.


29 posted on 08/19/2013 7:27:34 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Kaslin

Mission Creep comes to mind. It also allows more power and money for those who supervise. The more people hired, the more need to provide supervision along with the accompanying promotions (money) an growing budget. Government does this in most every dept. except perhaps in the military (a Constitutional requirement) whereas in the tax-paying world, we make money by streamlining with what we got when added requirements pop-up. Not in government. I’m afraid we’re doomed to eventually have TSA goons at the entry point to any/all public events asking: “Papers please comrade.”


30 posted on 08/19/2013 7:35:08 AM PDT by AKinAK
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To: Kaslin

“She seems more like a gal who enjoys watching TV reruns while sharing her couch and cheese curds with five cats.”

And her wife.


31 posted on 08/19/2013 7:45:08 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: justlurking
<<<< but the spineless Republicans aren’t stopping it. >>>>

When are you getting it through your thick skull that we only have the House and without the Senate we can do nothing. *rme*

32 posted on 08/19/2013 7:52:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: AKinAK

Or, the nucleus of that civilian army Obozo said the US needs. Expansion of TSA, militarised law enforcement, Dept of Homeland Security beefing up its ammo, Obozo sending regular (ie loyal, patriotic) troops on spurious “missions” in Africa, etc, to keep them away from home/get more of them killed.


33 posted on 08/19/2013 7:57:36 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

TSA was created by taking advantage of 9/11 to expand the government’s gestapo powers. I wasn’t fooled. I knew what they were doing. They needed an excuse to check people for drugs, subversive literature and firearms. Nothing to do with 9/11. If they had been serious about terrorism, they would be doing what Israel does: PROFILE PROFILE PROFILE.


34 posted on 08/19/2013 8:08:41 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Democrat party: criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party.)
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To: Kaslin

If the House passes a bill ending the TSA “mission creep,” the Senate would have to act.

I’d like to see them vote this down. And, I’d like to see Obama veto it.

The low information voters would finally see what this administration is.


35 posted on 08/19/2013 8:30:27 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: rarestia
Just a matter of time before they’re setting up checkpoints outside of your neighborhood to ensure you’re not transporting anything illegal on to the government-owned streets and sidewalks.

How far away are they from manning roadblocks? When they used "Transportation" in the title instead of "Airport", I knew they were planning an end run around the public. We are SO near a total dictatorship.

36 posted on 08/19/2013 8:39:07 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: justlurking
The low information voters would finally see what this administration is.

Most LI voters are liberals. They can't see the truth even if it runs them over with a bus. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

37 posted on 08/19/2013 8:58:51 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Kaslin; cyn; 444Flyer; hal ogen; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Destroy the economy, recreate “needed jobs” in the image of Fedzilla. How convenient. The Church Lady was a prophetess.

Anybody with money to spare on entertainment deserves the treatment because they aren’t very smart. Do the dirty work of TSA and watch for free!

The blue glove looks to be yet another identification mark of the fedgovbeast. “Could it be Satan?” (/rhetorical question).


38 posted on 08/19/2013 9:06:47 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Oatka
We are SO near a total dictatorship.

We're already there. The command and control aspect of the new regime is not fully in place, but it is being tested regularly. The problem they'll face is compliance by local enforcement agencies. For instance, getting a county sheriff from podunk Mississippi to play ball with a bunch of Feds will be difficult, but the C&C for local/state/federal compliance in, say, New York state is all but complete.

Full federal dictatorship will require compliant governors all the way down to mayors and councilmen & councilwomen. If state governors push back, they'll have federal monies revoked or suspended in the name of executive privilege. As they comply, their state enforcement agencies will either be federalized or disbanded in lieu of federal agencies such as the TSA/DHS. When the state agencies are usurped, local agencies will be next with county sheriffs in the crosshairs.

As county sheriffs begin to comply, a piecemeal enforcement blanket can be enacted, eventually forcing noncompliant agencies to either comply or be disbanded by the governor in the name of state law. The rot will start in big cities. In my state of Florida, I expect to see major metros like Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami-Dade, Sarasota, Tampa, St. Pete-Clearwater, Tallahassee, and Pensacola go first. The agencies will cede control to federal government agencies, essentially federalizing law enforcement. Crime will grow exponentially as 911 will be overwhelmed and response will become patchy due to a lack of actual boots on the ground.

As "the People" become increasingly concerned for their safety, the government will enact strict regulations around when and where we can travel such as curfews and safe zones such as large employer complexes wherein firearms will be prohibited. Once the local command and control is in place, state governments will topple, as their need will be questionable, and the federal government will take over from the small town to the metro to the state, region, and eventually the nation.

This has been done many times throughout history. The steps taken to get there have been multifaceted, but the end result is ALWAYS the same. People are paying too much attention to Obama the person and not the government in general. While Obama is spewing garbage, his agencies are putting power structures in place with a simple flick-of-the-switch being the only necessary component remaining to start the whole system.

Hope is not a strategy. Hoping this doesn't come to pass isn't going to make it so. I believe our election process has been hijacked. I believe our local governments are conspiring with specific agencies to enact massive changes (i.e. Agenda 21) behind our backs in the name of "change."

I truly believe the time for us to "rise up" as our Founder would have is long gone. Concentrated, centralized resistance will be necessary, but I personally don't believe we have enough command veterans willing to fire up that sort of C&C in a militia.

39 posted on 08/19/2013 9:31:13 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kaslin

So who are the folks behind the politicians? Who are they afraid of? Why?


40 posted on 08/19/2013 4:20:49 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Kaslin

41 posted on 08/20/2013 5:55:46 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

I heard on red-eye radio this morning that TSA will be doing security at NFL games now. Some friends of mine have season tickets and invited me to go to a game or two. I’m glad I found out about this. I will not be going.

If everyone would boycott the NFL sighting the over reach of these TSA goons, this crap would end quickly. I know folks won’t though. I heard some moron on radio this morning saying this was a good thing.

This country is done.


42 posted on 08/22/2013 11:13:12 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: I want the USA back

My sister and I traveled last week. Talk about creepy TSA. The BIG question we were asked in Tampa and in Rochester was, “Are you carrying any large bags of food? Any large bags of candy?” I felt they were purposely insulting people, just to keep them in line, and daring someone to ask, “Why do you care about candy on an airplane? Shouldn’t you be checking for more important items?” But they know they need to train you to STFU, be abused and insulted, and move on.

I wanted to say, “Well, now that you mention it, on our way in I stopped at Costco and bought this enormous tub of licorice whips, and this gigantic bag of Jolly Ranchers. Is that a problem?”

Also, when the question was being asked, the agent wasn’t on the other side of the conveyor belt or even a respectable (respectFUL?) distance away. They were literally in your face — 7 or 8 inches away with the body bowed toward you. Creepy X 10.


43 posted on 08/30/2013 10:06:48 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("A hyphenated American is not an American at all." Teddy Roosevelt)
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