A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Time to Get Rid of the TSA
Washington Examiner, by Veronique de Rugy

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 12/6/2013 8:25:43 AM

Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, four different federal agencies -- the FBI, CIA, FAA and INS -- were entrusted to protect commercial airlines. They clearly did not do their jobs. Why, then, has the federal government further nationalized the process? After the 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress rushed to create a new agency to protect America´s planes, trains and trucks. The Transportation Security Administration enabled the federal government to control the screening of passengers and baggage at all but five of the 429 U.S. commercial airports. Eleven

Comments:
This is the second article in a couple of days I´ve seen on this subject. I hope it´s a campaign that grows.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Daisymay, 12/6/2013 8:35:04 AM     (No. 9642639)

I think they should disband the TSA, then start a new agency made up completely of retired Military. I doubt we would hear of stolen goods from luggage, terrorizing feeble people in Wheelchairs or scaring small children. People in the Military are trained to use common sense. They could also carry weapons in case of a shooter in the Airport. Many who retire from the Military are looking for work. What better fit than guarding our Airports!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: lylacat, 12/6/2013 9:39:58 AM     (No. 9642721)

Yes, do away with the TSA. They have never caught a terrorist, and all the money we have spent on this group is wasted. Many of the TSA agents are the ones stealing from the passengers. They are arrogant, ignorant, and power abusive.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/6/2013 9:43:13 AM     (No. 9642729)

Never should have been a TSA in the first place. Open airport security up to private companies. Let them "fight" for the job by setting up security in airports and trying to infiltrate each other´s security set-up. If that´s not acceptable, just bring in the Israeli´s, they know how it´s done.....!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/6/2013 9:49:02 AM     (No. 9642746)

Allowing post-9/11 airport security to be a government agency was one of Bush´s mistakes. Should have been privatized.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: happy conservative, 12/6/2013 9:54:44 AM     (No. 9642765)

Privatizing it would create thousands of jobs across the country! The best and brightest who want real, meaningful work would apply to keep themselves and others safe. I, personally, am appalled by some of the "agents" I have encountered, while others do seem sincere and competent. But as long as profiling is disallowed for the sake of political correctness, the mission is doomed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/6/2013 9:54:57 AM     (No. 9642766)

This the key issue. The Government´s ´solution´ to any problem is to build a bigger agency with more tentacles to replace the one that failed.

Problem with this is simple...if the problem has a layered solution (imagine a crap birthday cake), adding more layers WILL NOT solve a thing but it does provide position to hire ´your friends´.

And so goes the Bureaucratic methodology.

The other key ingredient is that the Bureaucracy can make any rules it wants to take away our freedoms and Congress can claim they had nothing to do with it (except empowering the bureaucracy to do it).

Remember a group of Baboons is a "Congress"...a group of Bureaucrats needs a name...I suggest "Thugs".

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/6/2013 9:55:42 AM     (No. 9642769)

To paraphrase the late, great Rodney Dangerfield: "If it wasn´t for the TSA, I´d have no sex life at all!!"

Agree a private company that could be fired and replaced would be the best solution. Hey, Achmed, you been ´randomly´ selected for additional acreening!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 12/6/2013 10:40:02 AM     (No. 9642849)

The TSA and Homeland Nosecurity were the two biggest mistakes that Bush made. Then they shouldn´t be allowed to unionize. The airports and the airlines should take care of their own security.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 763598




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Judy W."

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Judy W."



UAW Crushed. What Comes Next?
Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/16/2014 8:09:25 AM     Post Reply
No wonder they wanted card check: I remember, toward the end of the last Bush administration, whippersnappers all the confident young Dem policy warriors repeating labor’s talking points about the need to allow the secret ballot in union recognition elections to be replaced by “card check,” a system in which workers sign cards in the presence of union organizers. Without card check, management would “coerce” workers by pointing out the downside of unionization in mandatory propaganda meetings. Wasn’t it possible that workers who turned down unions simply looked at what Wagner Act unionism had done, say, to Detroit, and decided for

The Insiders: The IRS,
the Democrats’ cat’s paw
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/15/2014 4:45:07 PM     Post Reply
Encouraged by the lack of a public backlash, an uninquisitive press, cover from the White House and an eager-to-please bureaucracy, the Democrats are boldly counting on the IRS to be their political and policy enforcer.This statement isn’t an overreach by the “vast right-wing conspiracy” or a phony crisis created by hecklers (like me) on the right — it goes back to the early stages of President Obama’s reelection campaign. Remember the case of Romney supporter Frank Vandersloot? Before the 2012 campaign, he was publicly accused of having a “less-than-reputable record” by Team Obama and then found himself the target of

Why the Tennessee Volkswagen
Workers Voted Against the UAW
PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/15/2014 4:06:11 PM     Post Reply
“The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG ’s plant in Chattanooga,Tenn.,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “The setback is a bitter defeat because the union had the cooperation of Volkswagen management and the aid of Germany’s powerful IG Metall union, yet it failed to win a majority among the plants 1,550 hourly workers.” One cannot emphasize the magnitude of this loss. What it clearly spells out is the irrelevance of the old industrial unions in today’s world. They have become nothing less than reactionary institutions . It is no longer the heyday

   

 

B-G1


 
Boy, 10, steals parents´ car
to visit grandparents 68 miles away...
then tells police he is a dwarf
who has forgotten his licence
Mail [UK], by Kate Lyons    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/15/2014 10:02:49 AM     Post Reply
A ten-year-old Norwegian boy who drove his parents’ car into a snowy ditch offered an inventive excuse to police: he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driver’s license. The boy – who lives near Dokka, a town 110kms (68 miles) north of Oslo – put his 18-month old sister into the car sometime before 6am, while his parents were still sleeping and set off to visit his grandparents in Valdres, about 60 kilometres away. He drove more than 10 kilometres before veering off the road, where he was found by a snowplow driver who alerted police.

Obama´s cult of personality has
turned US into ´a nation of enablers´
Washington Examiner, by Charles Hoskinson    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/14/2014 10:20:29 AM     Post Reply
Law professor Jonathan Turley said he´s astonished by how passive Americans -- especially Democrats -- have been to President Obama´s abuse of executive power, which he said has become so dangerous it´s making the U.S. political system unstable. "I think that we´ve become a nation of enablers. We are turning a blind eye to a fundamental change in our system. I think many people will come to loathe that they remained silent during this period," Turley, who teaches at George Washington University, told Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday.

´Best Commercial Ever!´
PJ Media, by Ed Driscoll    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/14/2014 7:22:06 AM     Post Reply
“Cadillac tells lazy French leftists to get stuffed! Love it!” Like Andrew Klavan, I also got a capitalist kick out of message of this Cadillac commercial — if you’re going to sell a hybrid that isn’t a Prius, make its commercial the most pro-American ad you can write. I’m only half surprised that GM didn’t cast Michael Douglas dressed up in one of his Gordon Gekko suits, a power tie, and trademark horizontal-striped shirt. But no need — as left-leaning Jalopnik quips, “This Cadillac ELR Ad Will Make You Hate Electric Car Buyers.” I only wish General Motors walked the walk

Stuff Bush Didn´t Do
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/14/2014 7:16:18 AM     Post Reply
In the face of five years of Obama failure, the American Left still invokes the specter of George W. Bush as the all-purpose explanation for everything that has gone wrong. (Snip) One good way to force the Left to confront President Obama´s own responsibility for his conduct in office is to compare his abuses of office with the record of President Bush 43, who was reviled by by his opposition as a dictator-wannabe, Constitution-abusing, moronic ogre straddling the line between simian and human. Doug Ross of Director Blue has produced an amusing comic-book approach toward explaining the differences between

Illegal Immigration and the Catholic
Addiction to the Democratic Party
American Thinker, by Robert Klein Engler    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/14/2014 6:56:00 AM     Post Reply
Many Catholics in Chicago are addicted to the Democratic Party the same way a Hollywood actor may be addicted to heroin. For some, this addiction is so strong that it may be said, to turn a phrase, that the Catholic Church in Chicago is the Democratic Party at prayer. Consider the recent statement by Chicago´s Francis Cardinal George. Ellyn Fortino reports in Illinois Progress that "Cardinal George, the archbishop of Chicago, joined Former House Speaker Hastert in support of a pathway to citizenship. He also called on the federal government to halt deportations. ´We should end deportations because they break

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
National Security Heavyweights Allege
Muslim Brotherhood Ties to GOP
Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle & Jonathan Strong    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/13/2014 11:24:10 AM     Post Reply
A heavyweight lineup of former national security officials banded together late Tuesday to accuse Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist and high-ranking GOP political operative Suhail Khan of connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The officials authored a 45-page dossier on the issue to Cleta Mitchell, the top lawyer for the American Conservatives’ Union who in 2011 cleared Norquist of the allegations initially brought by former high-ranking Reagan official Frank Gaffney. The signatories include numerous powerful and respected former officials, including former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former CIA Director James Woolsey, former Florida Rep. Allen West, retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry

No, National Review Is Not Doomed
National Review, by Jack Fowler    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/13/2014 11:11:58 AM     Post Reply
In recent weeks, National Review has been the subject of a number of articles — or, really, one article that has been heavily borrowed from — concerning what is said to be our looming demise, the consequence of an imminent costly defeat in the lawsuit filed against us by Penn State’s Michael Mann. By the likes of The Week, Salon, and Politico in quick succession, we are said to be in “deep trouble,” likely “doomed,” facing a “wipe out.” (Snip You’d think people who write about media and the law would know, instinctively, to consider this factor: libel insurance.

How Obama Officials Cried ‘Terrorism’
to Cover Up a Paperwork Error
Wired, by David Kravets    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/13/2014 6:05:57 AM     Post Reply
After seven years of litigation, two trips to a federal appeals court and $3.8 million worth of lawyer time, the public has finally learned why a wheelchair-bound Stanford University scholar was cuffed, detained and denied a flight from San Francisco to Hawaii: FBI human error. FBI agent Kevin Kelley was investigating Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004 when he checked the wrong box on a terrorism form, erroneously placing Rahinah Ibrahim on the no-fly list. What happened next was the real shame. Instead of admitting to the error, high-ranking President Barack Obama administration officials spent years covering

Don’t Celebrate Eric
Holder’s Pending Departure
PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 2/12/2014 3:23:22 PM     Post Reply
Nobody should celebrate the announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder will be leaving the administration this year. Whoever replaces Holder will be just as radical and ideological. What the replacement will enjoy, however, is a clean slate. Some will naively assume a new attorney general means a fresh start and an attorney general better than Holder. Don’t fool yourself. The best thing that could happen for President Obama is for Holder to go and be replaced by someone just like him. He’ll get the good without the bad. Holder’s replacement will be just as radical as Holder.



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Aspen airport shuts down
for Michelle Obama

52 replie(s)
New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/15/2014 5:00:16 AM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama apparently halted private-jet traffic at Aspen airport as she landed for a weekend of skiing while President Obama headed to California. Michelle, with her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was expected to touch down in Aspen Friday to spend Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day weekend away from her husband, who was meeting late Friday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Mrs. Obama’s arrival amid tight security was expected to delay the arrival of other wealthy vacationers on private jets at the Colorado ski resort. One source said, “Some of those heading into Aspen were whining that

   

 



 
Jonathan Turley Says,
´The Thing Speaks for Itself´

50 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis    Original Article
Posted By: Piercentire- 2/15/2014 5:12:23 AM     Post Reply
Jonathan Turley, faithful Obama supporter and liberal professor of constitutional law at Sandra Fluke´s alma mater, Georgetown University Law School, is sounding the alarm that "a system in which a single individual is allowed to rewrite legislation or ignore legislation is a system that borders on authoritarianism." Question for Mr. Turley: what kind of constitutional law professor votes for an inexperienced community organizer who believes that the U.S. Constitution is "fundamentally flawed" in the first place?

Cruz Senate Stunt Goes Unpunished
as Old Tools Don’t Work

45 replie(s)
Bloomberg News, by Kathleen Hunter    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/15/2014 9:53:33 AM     Post Reply
A growing group of Ted Cruz’s Republican Senate colleagues are infuriated with his tactics. So frustrated was Arizona Senator John McCain with the latest, forcing fellow Republicans to take a politically risky vote on lifting the debt ceiling, that yesterday he tweeted a Wall Street Journal editorial accusing the Texas lawmaker of instigating “needless drama that helps to explain why Republicans remain a minority.” (Snip)Cruz’s insistence Feb. 12 on a 60-vote threshold to advance legislation lifting the nation’s borrowing cap foiled his party leadership’s plan to let the measure move forward with only Democratic votes.

VW workers in Tennessee stun UAW,
reject union by 712-626 margin

44 replie(s)
Detroit Free Press, by Brent Snavely    Original Article
Posted By: cThree- 2/14/2014 11:06:30 PM     Post Reply
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — The UAW suffered a devastating defeat at Volkswagen’s plant here as workers rejected union representation by a 712-626 margin.The defeat, which came despite Volkswagen’s neutrality, tarnishes UAW President Bob King’s legacy and could make it next to impossible for the union to extend its reach beyond domestic automakers.
“While we certainly would have liked a victory for workers here, we deeply respect the Volkswagen Global Group Works Council, Volkswagen management and (German union) IG Metall for doing their best to create a free and open atmosphere for workers to exercise their basic human right to form a union,” King said in a statement.

Staff has added more text.

Obama, childhood buddies
go golfing in California

31 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/15/2014 2:23:07 PM     Post Reply
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — It’s a day of golf in Southern California for President Barack Obama while the nation’s capital recovers from this week’s snowfall. The White House says Obama teed off Saturday at the nine-hole course at the Sunnylands retreat in Rancho Mirage with childhood friends Bobby Titcomb, Greg Orme and Michael Ramos. Obama is spending the weekend at the estate. It used to be the winter home of the late billionaire philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg. On Friday night, Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah II met at Sunnylands for talks largely focused on Syria.

One in four Americans ´do not
know the Earth circles the Sun´

31 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Barney Henderson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/15/2014 6:43:33 PM     Post Reply
One in four Americans are completely unfamiliar with Nicolaus Copernicus´s 1543 theory that the Earth circles the Sun, according to a study by the National Science Foundation. (snip) The question - "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth" - was answered incorrectly by 26 per cent of respondents. Fewer than half of the respondents - 48 per cent - are aware that humans evolved from earlier species of animals and just 39 percent answered correctly that "the universe began with a huge explosion". A total of 42 per cent of Americans said

Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Run?
29 replie(s)
National Journal, by Charlie Cook    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/14/2014 1:28:30 PM     Post Reply
At least every week now, there is a new story supporting the narrative of an inevitable 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid. Indeed, the conventional wisdom is that it is an absolute certainty that she will run. If anyone is currently saying, flat out, that Hillary isn´t running, I haven´t come across them. Is the inevitability of her run really as certain as the conventional wisdom suggests, and further, is it unfolding in an optimal manner for the potential candidate? In all likelihood, Clinton will not make a final, "go-or-no-go" decision until early next year, after the dust has settled from

Remington Arms Rebuffs New York –
Will Build New Plant in Alabama

28 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/16/2014 5:30:50 AM     Post Reply
Remington Arms Company, Inc., founded in 1816 in upstate New York, announced today they will build their new factory in Alabama and not the Empire state. Since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) signed the SAFE Gun Control Act, multiple gun companies have left the state. And, now Remington will not build its new plant there. Syracuse.com reported: Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a 500,000-square-foot factory in Alabama that would employ 2,000 people, AL.com and the Military Times reported today. The Military Times story says the expansion would not affect the gun company’s factory or jobs at the plant in Ilion, Remington’s

California auto buyers favor Toyota
Prius; rest of U.S. prefers trucks

26 replie(s)
Los Angeles Times, by Jerry Hirsch    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/15/2014 11:43:50 AM     Post Reply
America loves trucks. California? The Prius hybrid. Toyota´s Prius was the best-selling vehicle in the state for the second consecutive year in 2013, highlighting California´s radically different taste in automobiles. Nationally, Ford´s F-Series truck has been the bestselling vehicle for more than three decades. (Snip) The average transaction price of the Prius is higher than what the other passenger cars at the top of California´s list cost, Brauer said. "People are buying the most expensive, the most political and the car with the most identifiable image," he said. "It makes a stronger statement than the other four even though

Shani Davis, no matter where he
finishes, remains an unfortunate
exception at Winter Games

26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Mike Wise    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/15/2014 11:51:15 AM     Post Reply
Sochi, Russia — Don’t listen to your friends back home saying the Winter Olympics are just for white people who like the cold and vacation in Aspen. This is the most inclusive Winter Games ever. Why, there are Caucasians here from almost 88 different nations. Bada-bing! I’ll be here all week. Actually, I will be here the next 10 days. And in that time, I will encounter no more than a dozen people of African American descent. They are the same ones I see over and over. Speedskater Shani Davis, Lolo Jones and the U.S. women’s bobsled team, NBC correspondent Lewis Johnson and about three other black journalists,

Rescuing a Vietnam Casualty: Johnson’s Legacy
25 replie(s)
New York Times, by Adam Nagourney    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/16/2014 9:16:59 AM     Post Reply
AUSTIN, Tex. — Luci Baines Johnson leaned forward in her father’s private suite at the L.B.J. Presidential Library, her voice breaking as she recounted the “agony of Vietnam” that engulfed Lyndon Baines Johnson and the pain she feels to this day of witnessing his presidency judged through the prism of a failed war. “Nobody wanted that war less than Lyndon Johnson,” said Ms. Johnson, 66, who is the president’s younger daughter. “No matter how hard he tried, he didn’t seem to be able to get out of that quagmire. Not only did he not get out of it in his lifetime,

I Still Remember, Senator Cruz
24 replie(s)
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/14/2014 3:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week Senator Ted Cruz took to doing what he enjoys most: Lecturing the GOP “establishment” from his moral Mt. Olympus. Speaking critically about the vote to raise the debt limit, Cruz–who insisted on a 60-vote threshold to end debate on the measure–said some lawmakers are “willing to mortgage our children’s future” because they “care so much about being praised by the Washington media” and don’t think voters are paying attention. “But sometimes, come November, the people remember,” the junior senator from Texas declared. Actually, come mid-February, the people still remember. At least I do. I remember that Senator Cruz championed legislative

   

Post Reply   Close thread 763598





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS