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TSA: Some gov't officials to skip airport security
chron.com ^ | 11/23/10 | The Associated Press

Posted on 11/23/2010 1:20:46 PM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON — Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders and an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials are exempt from toughened new airport screening procedures when they fly commercially with government-sanctioned security details.

New heightened security procedures by the Transportation Security Administration, which require either a scan by a full-body detector or an intimate personal pat-down, have spurred passenger outrage in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday airport crush.

The senior government officials can opt out of such measures if they fly accompanied by government security guards approved by the TSA. The agency would not explain why it makes these exceptions, but many of the exempted government officials have gone through several levels of security clearances, including FBI background checks.

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1 posted on 11/23/2010 1:20:54 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

“Screening” for thee and not for me!


2 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:06 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Nachum

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3 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:40 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

FUBO!! FUTSA!! FUGOVT!!


4 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:40 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Nachum

The King and his servants won’t get screened.....count on it.


5 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:53 PM PST by RC2
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To: Nachum

Some animals are more equal than others.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 1:23:04 PM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Savior has overcome the world.)
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To: Nachum

The less often the ruling elites share the privations and discomforts of the common man the closer tyranny comes.


7 posted on 11/23/2010 1:24:27 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Nachum

Cabinet secretaries, top congressional leaders, an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials, commercial pilots, flight attendents, TSA workers, mooslems...


8 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:07 PM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: Nachum

Everyone is equal, but some our more equal than others! LOL. Who DIDN’T expect a double standard? Poor American Sheeple.


9 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:10 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Nachum
It's good to be a member of the ruling class.
10 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: Nachum
They may have undergone extensive background checks, but that wouldn't prevent a terrorist from forcing them to carry bomb-making materials secreted on their persons.

Check everyone or check no one.

11 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:35 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Nachum

They don’t want anyone to find out what everyone already knows: it’s an essential fact of life as a congressman/senator that he be d1ckless and have no balls.


12 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:00 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum
"but many of the exempted government officials have gone through several levels of security clearances, including FBI background checks."

Except of course Obama ...

13 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:46 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Don't Read The News You're Uninformed, If You Do Read The News You're Misinformed")
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To: Lurker

Third post! Can’t pull the wool over your eyes.


14 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:53 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Nachum
an exclusive group of senior U.S. officials

What Czars are these?

15 posted on 11/23/2010 1:26:54 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Nachum

Why the American people aren’t rioting over these blatant double standards is beyond me.

We need to be writing to our congress critters and insisting that if the American people are going to be forced to go through this b***s***, government officials must be required to do so as well.

Differing standards for the ordinary populace and for the ruling classes is the very definition of tyranny.


16 posted on 11/23/2010 1:27:01 PM PST by MWS (De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum. - Thomas รก Kempis)
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To: Nachum

President Obama did not go through any government screening! He has never even shown a Birth Certificate! Why should we believe that OTHER Fed.gov “officials” have gone through any screening?


17 posted on 11/23/2010 1:27:54 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Nachum

Did the TSA screeners threaten a mass walk-out?? I mean, they gotta draw the line somewhere, as to what they’ll touch....


18 posted on 11/23/2010 1:29:56 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Lotsa F words in a lot of recent posts. We got the U. How long before we just make it real with the C and the K?

Then. we can be as passionate and emphatic as the DUmmies and the Kos Kiddies. /s

You put that Facebook “Like” button up. I might consider mashing it, if you would consider getting the language cleaned up.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 1:30:06 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: Nachum

Of course the important people don’t need to comply.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 1:31:08 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

Almost could have predicted this. How tone deaf are these people???


21 posted on 11/23/2010 1:31:08 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Nachum
but many of the exempted government officials have gone through several levels of security clearances

Yeah, well me, too. I'm also not a tax cheat, a thief, a recipient of bribes, corrupt bureaucrat or a common thug, which none of these individuals can claim. But, I don't get special privileges. Government sucks.

22 posted on 11/23/2010 1:31:16 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Hey D. C., tax increases are not spending cuts. Nor do tax cuts constitute increased spending.)
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To: Hildy

My bet, it does not just extend to “those top people” I would bet that any character deemed important enough to have been given special treatment before, like by passing security, will be so treated as such again as long as they have the secret hand shake.


23 posted on 11/23/2010 1:33:38 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Nachum

Spread ‘em peasant! No not you Mr. Secretary, you just go right on through and have a nice day!


24 posted on 11/23/2010 1:34:31 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Nachum

The big lib hollywood types will be the next exemptions...


25 posted on 11/23/2010 1:34:37 PM PST by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: US Navy Vet

First pilots are exempted, then stewardesses. Now it is our federal overlords.

Groping is just for the peons.


26 posted on 11/23/2010 1:34:50 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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Justice Department employees and federal LEO carrying firearms are also exempt.

Just show your credentials and you don’t have to stand with the peasants.


27 posted on 11/23/2010 1:36:50 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: MWS
Why the American people aren’t rioting over these blatant double standards is beyond me.

That's exactly what the usurper is hoping for.
28 posted on 11/23/2010 1:38:14 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: MWS

Why the American people aren’t rioting over these blatant double standards is beyond me.

We need to be writing to our congress critters and insisting that if the American people are going to be forced to go through this b***s***, government officials must be required to do so as well.

Differing standards for the ordinary populace and for the ruling classes is the very definition of tyranny.

16 posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 3:27:01 PM by MWS


I agree.

Rush spent most of the show today discussing BO’s TSA Thugs and Hannity did a segment on November 24th National Opt Today with Bob Barr and Opt Out Leaders.


29 posted on 11/23/2010 1:39:04 PM PST by FS11
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To: Nachum
many of the exempted government officials have gone through several levels of security clearances

Like Major Hassan?

30 posted on 11/23/2010 1:39:38 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Obama Administration Buys One in Four Hybrids as Consumer Market Slumps

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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31 posted on 11/23/2010 1:40:02 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: don-o
Wow. Do I appreciate that post, don-o.

The language thing is a real negative.

32 posted on 11/23/2010 1:42:01 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: achilles2000

The pilots I can understand because they have the ability to crash the plane anyway with no contraband at all. But everyone else should be screened.


33 posted on 11/23/2010 1:42:24 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum

Screening is for the “little people” clinging to their Guns and Bibles.


34 posted on 11/23/2010 1:44:10 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Nachum

Not that it matters to me anymore because I’ll never fly again but these exempt people work for us but they are above us? Go figure that one out. BUT: What’s to stop an impersonator DISGUISED as a senator from waltzing through carrying a bomb? This country is not my grandfather’s country and I’m sick and tired of all this crap! Call me when the revolution starts and I’ll try to steal a gun and join up!


35 posted on 11/23/2010 1:44:44 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Nachum
Attention serfs citizens.

Remain calm.
Get back to work.
Pay your taxes.

I for one welcome our new TSA overlords.

36 posted on 11/23/2010 1:44:50 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (TSA - You don't get on until we get off)
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To: Nachum

Daniel Rubin: An infuriating search at Philadelphia International Airport
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/100960429.html?page=1&c=y


37 posted on 11/23/2010 1:47:47 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: don-o

If you see something wrong with FUBO then you have a dirty mind.

He who steals my purse, steals gold. He who reads my mind reads trash.


38 posted on 11/23/2010 1:50:37 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: colorado tanker

This isn’t a security measure; it is a “dominance display” by the feds. That is why the pilots were included in the first place.


40 posted on 11/23/2010 1:51:18 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Nachum

LOL!

You didn’t REALLY think the Democrat Politburo Inner-Party Circle members like Pelosi were going to submit THEMSELVES to the indignities they force on you, did you??


41 posted on 11/23/2010 1:54:00 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

The groping is just another way to get back at whitey!


42 posted on 11/23/2010 1:55:28 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Nachum


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

43 posted on 11/23/2010 1:57:40 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Some folks is mo’ equal den udders!


44 posted on 11/23/2010 1:57:58 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Nachum


45 posted on 11/23/2010 1:59:00 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Nachum

Reminds me of the special driving lanes in Moscow for the commie bosses in the old USSR. Next thing is we will have whole cities put on hold/wait when Obama comes to town.....oops.....


46 posted on 11/23/2010 1:59:33 PM PST by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Nachum
Health care waivers....screening waivers....
47 posted on 11/23/2010 2:00:54 PM PST by ladyvet (I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Lurker

Yep that was the first thing popped in my mind when I saw the title. The Stinking Pigs!! {my apologies of course to pigs for associating our leaders with them}


48 posted on 11/23/2010 2:02:47 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Nachum

A Disabled Vet related his TSA horror story on Hannity about a BO TSA Thug who tried to take his prosthetic arm apart.


49 posted on 11/23/2010 2:04:05 PM PST by FS11
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To: Nachum

The liberal elite makes rules for the ordinary person, but not for itself.


50 posted on 11/23/2010 2:04:42 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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