The TSA is MIA

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Chiquita Cicada is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastoppers. Today is Friday, June 5, 2015. Our noisy friend, Chiquita, is at the breakfast table this morning. She is quite concerned about us, given the fact that the TSA is clueless about keeping us safe and the White House is equally clueless about what this failure means. Chiquita has asked me to invite all the Poppers to breakfast. She is preparing a crustless quiche. I will be preparing lots of Bloody Marys to add to the fun. We hope to see you soon.

The Hapless TSA

Thank you all for joining me this morning. If there are any among you, and I sincerely doubt it, who always wanted to carry a hand grenade on an airplane, now would be a good time to give it a try. The TSA is out to lunch in every respect. You could probably haul a suitcase nuke on the plane and all that would be required is an extra baggage fee. An internal government report, which translates to a report none of us were supposed to see, showed clearly that the TSA failed to prevent a potential terror attack 96 percent of the time. Undercover tests were performed and the inept agents allowed all manner of weapons through the security checkpoints. In one instance an undercover agent set off an alarm, but the TSA screeners somehow missed a fake explosive device that was taped to his back, despite being subjected to a pat down.

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In Denial

Despite the appalling results from this test operation, President Obama believes that we all should feel confident when we head out to airports across the country. Josh Earnest, the Press Secretary voted by me "Most Likely to Give Me a Headache", assured the public that President Obama continues to have confidence in the officers of the TSA. I am so relieved. Are you? Earnest went on to walk the walk and talk the talk about all the wonderful measures in place designed to keep us safe. Earth to Josh Earnest, things are a mess and it's time you and your boss smelled the coffee. Taxpayers waste $8 billion a year on the TSA. That is a whole lot of cash blown on a program that should be eliminated and replaced by methods that are more likely to work. In the real world the head of the TSA would be fired. In Obamaworld, he was reassigned. It's good to work for the government. It rewards incompetence and protects the guilty.

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ISIS is on a Roll

While the White House spin machine plays down the appalling results of the TSA's performance, ISIS is spreading the word that it can smuggle a nuke into the US through Mexico. Actually, they can probably smuggle it in on a commercial jet and let it go through airport security! I have no idea if it is possible to smuggle in a nuclear weapon, but the thought is beyond troubling and it certainly raises a red flag about our porous borders. We have laws in place that would go a long way making us safer in terms of illegal entry into our country. President Obama has undermined those laws and in doing so has left us unprotected and begging for trouble. The world knows that we are no longer the most powerful nation on earth. We lack the will to stand up to our enemies and we lack the desire to stand with our friends and allies. ISIS has taken control of tanks, rocket launchers, missile systems and anti-aircraft systems from the United States and Iran. Couple all of this with the news that ISIS has set up a training camp in Mexico, just a mere eight miles from El, Paso, Texas. We are playing with fire and ISIS is playing with our safety.

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Better Safe Than Sorry

The American people need to have their confidence restored. Faith and trust in the Federal government is at an all-time low. There is good reason for this. This administration has played it fast and loose with the truth. They exist in a perpetual state of denial and spend all of their resources trying to con the public. One by one our cities are being torn apart by rioters and murderers. Crime is escalating. Police are reluctant to act for fear of being arrested. Muslim refugees are being invited to settle here. They really don't love the U.S., but they have nowhere else to go at the moment. We are inviting trouble into our nation and the powers that be seem determined to weaken us from within and dilute our culture, our morals and our love for America. We are under siege in so many ways and on so many fronts. Nothing good can come of any of this. If we don't start getting things right, we will be buried by all that is going wrong. We need new strong leadership. We need to elect people at every level who remember they work for us. We have to ask tough questions and demand answers. Above all, we have to wake up and develop a comprehensive plan to restore our nation to greatness. President Obama and his followers take exception to the idea of America the Great. It is time we told Washington and the MSM, that we take exception to them. It is no longer politically correct to invoke God's name. I'll leave you with these words, "May God Bless America."

Chiquita's Song

I'm Chiquita Cicada and I'm here to say

I wish Obama would just go away!


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Tom Whitworth 16 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Chiquita,

Obama's "fundamental transformation" is well on its way. We look more and more like a banana republic every day.


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breakfastpop 16 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

And to top things off I think we have to import our banana! See you at the Inn.


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billybuc 16 months ago from Olympia, WA

What's up with the TSA? I'm not overflowing with confidence right now about our security measures in this country.


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breakfastpop 16 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

The TSA is untrained, uncaring and a waste of taxpayer money. See you at the Inn and have a great week-end.


Hxprof 16 months ago from Clearwater, Florida

Pop and Chiquita,

It's hard to know for certain how challenging it is to bring a full-fledged nuclear device into the US. We do have radiation detectors in many places along the US-Mexico border, but are they effective? And really, this has been the story for quite some time: we're a country that refuses to take border security seriously.

Yes, we're sowing with complacency and we'll reap a harvest of dead Americans. I'm curious how Americans will respond when we lose our first city.


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drbj 16 months ago from south Florida

The blatant incompetence of the TSA and the administration that runs (?) it would be laughable if it were not so significant to our safety. I echo your thoughts, bp. We need strong leaders at every level in our country to help restore America to the country it can be again.


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breakfastpop 16 months ago Author

Dear Hxprof,

Americans never react unless they feel personally touched by an event. We are definitely inviting trouble into our nation. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 16 months ago Author

Dear dr,

Without a huge change in leadership and direction, we are headed for deep trouble. I just can't believe the damage this administration has caused. See you at the Inn.


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lambservant 16 months ago from Pacific Northwest

Unbeleivable, but considering our current administration, it is believable!


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Old Poolman 16 months ago from Rural Arizona

New TSA policy will be everyone will fly naked and carry no baggage at all. Those who look suspicious will be subject to closer examination by their friendly TSA agent.

See, it is just not that difficult to find a solution to most problems.


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breakfastpop 16 months ago Author

Dear lambservnt,

Yes. it is unbelievable, unacceptable and hideous! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 16 months ago Author

Dear Mike, aka Old Poolman,

I won't be flying anytime soon! See you at the Inn. No pat downs necessary!


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Old Poolman 16 months ago from Rural Arizona

Have we ever seen anything run by the government that could be called successful? If we have I have forgotten what it might be.


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breakfastpop 16 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Your memory is superb. The government can't run a damn thing! See you at the Inn.


PINO KRISIO 16 months ago

Pop:

The TSA is as good at protecting us as is Obama's Administration. There is nothing to worry about. Our country is very safe and secure. Just ask Obama, or Josh Earnest. they will tell you. In the meantime, we all worry about the next attack. which could walk through our southwest border from Mexico. I worry that we are in for a real shocker, and Obama will stand at his podium and say that he will hunt them down.

Just like he did everyone else in the last seven years. I am off to the bar.

See you there.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Pino,

It is lovely to see you at the breakfast table. I just heard this morning that 73 TSA agents have ties to terror! What more does anyone need to know. See you at the Inn.


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bradmasterOCcal 13 months ago from Orange County California

BP

Homeland Security, and the TSA are just window dressing to give the illusion that the country is being protected.

The Slow Agency aka TSA is about the same level as Mall Security, and maybe not as well paid. What kind of Police would we have if they got the same salary as TSA?

BTW, the US according to recent history is one that is Reactive and Not Proactive. So we go on the last Modus Operandi and try to fill that niche entry, meanwhile the Terrorists are working on an entirely different MO.

Playing keep up is not possible when you are stuck in the past.

Great Hub


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Old Poolman 13 months ago from Rural Arizona

I refuse to fly anymore just because of the TSA. Because of the metal parts in my tired old body I am guaranteed the full search routine by some TSA goon. They are a real joke when it comes to security.


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breakfastpop 13 months ago Author

er brad,

Of course I agree with you. The TSA is waste of taxpayer money. The agents have repeated managed to miss real security threats such as a bomb strapped to somebody's back. Thankfully, the bomb was fake and part of a test, but the agents were completely inept. We are stuck in the past and we are stuck in the dreams' of this president's father and mentors. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 13 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

I am more afraid of the TSA than errors! A little bit of power in the wrong hands is horrible. I haven't flown anywhere is quite awhile and I don't mind. See you at the Inn

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