Skip to comments.TSA introduces loudspeaker warnings threatening travelers with arrest for joking about security
Posted on 10/14/2013 2:20:22 PM PDT by QT3.14
Travelers who attempt to make a joke about strict security procedures at airports have been warned they face arrest.
A loudspeaker announcement made by the Transport Security Administration warns the public: 'Any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.'
Concerned passenger Matt Miller recorded the loudspeaker message while passing through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Drip drip drip.
Air travellers waived their 4th, 2nd, now 1st.
“You are also reminded that any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.”
If I trusted my government more, I’d think this was probably only meant to warn passengers not to joke about have a bomb or some other weapon or make other such comments that could lead to a false alarm.
I was going to say it’s because many passengers are nervous about such talk at airports and it might therefore be considered a breach of the peace (like hollering “Fire” in a crowded theater where there is no fire), but it probably traces more to these airport police being duty bound to take such comments seriously until proven otherwise. Leave it to bureaucrats to come up with the most graceless way possible to warn the public, though.
Charge with what? A bad attitude?
Signs used to do, but now it gets announced. Were they getting a spate of such awkward remarks from people who couldn’t read?
damned gestapo wannabes.
Appropriate jokes would be just fine by this! And boy could we come up with hundreds here if we wanted to.
You do not diss your masters.
To find out who owns you, find out who you cannot ridicule
Hey tsa... I have a joke for you... THE TSA!
WWII references? Impossibly distant. This would probably fly right over the heads of most airport police.
I know it’s mighty tempting to get irritated at these bureaucrats, but a “God bless you” attitude (even though it cannot be “God bless the ridiculous, pointless mission they put you on”) will get much further than a “God damn you” attitude. In fact a good “Bless you” might confuse one of them for 5 minutes.
The New Clown Prince nobama Amerika: heads down...shuffle along...no thinking allowed...
As always, our enemy is the devil. All this ridiculous charade is obedience to same. Cut past the devil and the results are remarkable. That’s why I am not kidding here.
Such as..."Knock, knock....whose there? TSA...[use your imagination]...
You are also reminded that any inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.
Charge with what? A bad attitude?
The legitimate purpose of such a message would be to remind people not to joke that they have a bomb, or joke that the guy behind him said he was going to hijack the plane, etc.
These type of “jokes” could cause an unnecessary security incident, and possiby delay dozens of flights and incovenience thousands of passengers, and an arrest would be justified.
The other possible interpretation of the message, is that passengers not to make any funny, snide or otherwise negative comments about the probing and groping they are receiving, under penalty of arrest.
As I said earlier, if I trusted my government more, I’d assume the first, legitimate meaning was intended. With the government we have now, I am not so sure.
I say sincerely, not sarcastically. This is not spiritual horsefeathers. It cuts right by the folly of the Garden. You want spiritual root privs? Go to the Lord.
“So, playing “the horst wessel song” or “Deutscheland uber alles” played from my kindle fire while waiting in the security line would get me in trouble? what if i replied to a request to open my bag with “jawohl herr obergruppenfuhrer!”
damned gestapo wannabes. “
I would not try it. There may be someone there who actually knows that we fought the Nazis in WWII and won. Temporarily, anyway.
21 Dallas-Ft. Worth TSA employees arrested selling/buying stolen airport employee parking passes?
The dozens from TSA suspended or fired in Pittsburgh over an illegal gambling ring?
The Orlando TSA agent arrested a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer for allegedly "conspiring" to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country involving five others?
All the TSA thefts in the news over the years?
It’s long been known that it isn’t wise to greet your friend, Jack at the airport by loudly exclaiming, “Hi, Jack!”
Savage has mentioned a few times in the last few years on his show, that the entire civilian US population is, by and large, living in a state of seige. Few will admit it, but virtually everyone is looking over their shoulder. No one wants to “stick out” above the crowd. There is a amorphous cloud of fear that each one of us is just one j’accuse away from being branded an enemy of the state. So while we’re supposedly fighting towelheads on the other side of the planet, but the US itself is like a prison on perpetual lockdown.
Q. Why does TSA airport security look so well staffed?
A. All the jobs for taxi drivers were filled.
Can hardly wait to try that one out.
If he speaks German, the Blue Shirt will reply, "Wunderbar! Du bist ein gehorsamer Sklave! (Wonderful! You are an obedient slave.)
Don't like the trash on tv ? Don't subscribe to cable.
Don't like Nazis at the airport ? Don't go to the airport.
Bbbbbut some of us 'have' to fly for work !
And if the airlines' survival depended on those few, both the TSA Nazis and the Vichy airlines would come to a screeching halt.
Use air travel for discretionary trips and you're part of the problem.
Anybody who patronizes airports deserves the totalitarian state that is coming.
A week of nobody flying in protest would shake the feral government bullies to their core.
Violation of our rights. You can’t be arrested for saying anything!
Want to disrupt air travel? Go to some airports and hand out flyers pointing out how Muslim terrorists could eradicate TSA checkpoints and be just as effective as last go around. See how long you last.
Well, to be sure Old Scratch does not like anything that endangers his subjects before they can carry out all the mischief he wants... could be a demonic kick back. Still it needs to be put in context. God never vacated his throne, and God is still bigger than Satan. And if you’ve let God snatch you out of Satan’s hand (more familiarly known as salvation as described in the Christian faith) you can duke it out successfully with said devil, getting in better spiritual condition as you do so.
Bottom line: get right with the Lord and get ready for huge success. Or don’t, and ultimately fail.
It just seems to me such a pity that we let evil run as rampant as it does, in such a nominally Christian country. The devil is the power of evil, and his game is telling whopping lies about how great he is and trying to con folks, when all he can really do is say no to God. Christ solved the problem. Putting your hand in His hand, accepting salvation, ceasing to say no to God, means you now have a vantage point to beat the evil.
Anything less and we might as well be rearranging chairs on the Titanic. Boycott airports... I fume about that. God gave us the blessing of flight and we let a two bit devil cheat us out of it?
The least they could do is periodically play Reveille from time to time to wake sleeping TSA agents. Going through DFW a couple of years I was floored seeing a sleeping TSA agent guarding some unused exit.
Would be tempting to walk up to one and do just that (I know, I know, only in our imagination, they’d take it with very ill humor).
Can we still photograph TSA workers who have fallen asleep by the x-ray machines?
Oh my gosh - I’ve seen sleeping TSAs at DFW (post #34) several times. The last guy was doing a head-bob thing sitting in a chair right at security. I took out my phone and started videoing him, but my pilot husband was not amused by either one of us.
Air travel, while a convenience, is rarely a necessity, tho we may want to rationalize it otherwise.
At root, it's a service for a fee, and like any other transaction, if the buyer finds the service unacceptable, the product is avoided and the fee withheld until the service/product improves or an acceptable alternative appears.
A massive refusal by the public to patronize air travel need only be a temporary strategy.
Hit the Quisling cowards in the airline boardrooms with a couple/few weeks of an 80% reduction in revenue and watch the fun as they run each other down in the rush to get DC to execute the TSA.
Two likely outcomes, both beneficial :
1) the unmistakable power of that kind of economic blockade, the message it would send as to what's actually what, would make the little whining halfbreed bitch in the Spite Hut MELT
2) an attempt would be made to nationalize (aka steal) the airline industry and force it to operate as a .gov entity (yes, at the point of a gun), at which point this nation's citizens could no longer harbor ANY illusion about the evil infesting DC
I had a relatively quick connecting flight so raising a stink wasn't in my best interests. I didn't have a camera so there was no ability for me to complain later...
I’d think if there were enough recognition by the public of the true battlefield layout of good vs. evil (properly, God vs. Satan)... there wouldn’t need to be a boycott because meretricious politicians would get cast out on their hineys forthwith, or else a literal come to Jesus.
( .. but if yer talkin' EBT ponies, saddle up ! )
Thanks for backing up my observation. BTW DFW is a major military flight hub..
TSA otherwise known as “ Thousands standing around”.
Meanwhile, all men who “appear to be Arab” are waved through with their AK47s in hand.
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Did the illiterate Justice Roberts eliminate the 1st Amendment along with the 10th?
I’ve been lurking here since the Clinton days. To prove it, I predict that several people will point out that I just signed up today, others will say that I’m a DU troll, and I will probably be accused of a double post as well.
Anyway, after reading this article, I had to tell of my travel experience this weekend. I was flying from Knoxville TN to Dallas TX. I realize that Knoxville is not a huge city, but there was only 1 TSA agent and 1 x-ray machine/scanner for all departing passengers. When I got there, there were about 30 people in line in front of me and it was taking at least 1 minute per person. So it took over 30 minutes for me to get to the front of the line.
I had a baseball cap on when I went through the scanning machine, and of course the hat got flagged. Believe me, by this time I was in a pretty bad mood. The TSA agent told me to take off my hat. As he was squeezing my hat he said, “You don’t have any guns or knives hidden in here do you?”, as he chuckled. I snatched the hat out of his hands and said “Hell no!” Then I said “If I had made a wisecrack like that, you would have had my face on the floor with a gun to my head! It’s a good thing we don’t all have to live by the same rules.”
He was pretty much speechless at that point and had a confused look on his face as I walked away. Anyway, I got a small amount of satisfaction from the exchange.
That’s all I have to say, but to prove that I’ve been lurking here for years, I’m sure a grammar/spelling nazi will point out my errors, and several people will complain about my formatting or lack thereof.
This is not new. I know I have heard this message multiple times as I do a LOT of travel through IAH.
I cracked up travelling out of LAX about 10 years ago hearing the central scrutinzer on the PA insisting that the white zone is for loading and unloading only. Any Zappa fan would “get it”.
LAX Dry Ice Bombs Obvious Work of a TSA Baggage Screener
I can get some of these and I haven’t lurked for a long time.
Laz is the guy who hits everything or everyone.
Chelsea Clinton looks like Hubble (not sure if he was gov or clinton advisor). I’ve read this two-three times here in the last year.
White Water was a land deal that got Hillary started ripping off investors when she was with the law firm. Don’t need to come here to know that.
One more. Jim Thompson is the mis naming of the owner. Don’t know the origin.
Have seen a lot of zotting. All you have to do is follow the kitties and bolts.
That’s all I got.
Would like to see if the other answers get posted.