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TSA Has Gone Too Far

Updated on November 18, 2010
Now that's a strip search!!
Now that's a strip search!!

TSA: Bad for the Economy

I am outraged now. The TSA has overstepped their boundaries now. The TSA is trying to do further damage to the economy. This is a case of what goes on in Vegas does not stay in Vegas. This is especially irresponsible considering the unemployment rate is around 15% in Nevada. The TSA is about to destroy the prostitution industry and no one is outraged! That's right, you heard it here first. With the TSA's new search procedures, no one should ever have to seek the services of a prostitute or a gigolo for sexual gratification.

The next time someone is lonely, feeling frisky or randy, or it's just been too long...book a flight. Nothing like getting groped by a complete stranger to cure the lonesome blues. And its free! No more expensive hookers or gigilos. I saw the pictures the Denver Post posted today! Wow!! Nothing quite like some intimate contact with a stranger! I was going to throw in some really obvious puns here, but I guess I will refrain. I know, not very much like me is it?

Now For the Serious Part

Have you seen the video of the three year old girl being groped by the TSA official? If that doesn't make a parents blood boil, you just aren't breathing! I have never been so enraged in my life. This poor three year old girl is screaming at the top of her lungs "STOP" while the TSA official is running her hands up the little girls skirt. SICK! I can not contain my disgust. HOW MANY THREE YEAR OLDS FLEW A JET PLANE INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER?

No one is safe as you can see from the pictures. Nuns, children, Senior Citizens, even soldiers...yes soldiers. They even search the pilots. Lee Ann Tweeden, who's husband is a pilot, brought up a great point on Sean Hannity's show. If a pilot wants to kill 200 people, he doesn't need a weapon, he can simply fly the plane into the ground. I am sure we will hear some screams from the left since (1) she said that on Hannity and (2) she applied some common sense.

These new procedures of the TSA are a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment. Where is the outrage we should expect from our Congress and our administration? Where is the Supreme Court when you need them? I am sure Elena Kagan is too busy with kicking the military out of college campuses to worry about the population's individual civil rights.

I of all people realize the importance of National Security. I have spent more months of my life in Iraq than I cared to (for that matter, one month is too much). There are plenty of other ideas out there besides the body cavity search, full body scan or groping Nuns and toddlers. Try going after the terrorist! How about profiling, which works well in Israel.

Poll on TSA abuses

Are you willing to go through or see a family member going through the pat down of TSA?

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I realize a boycott against flying is not very practical. I am not sure what we can do other than continue to speak out against these abuses. It may require a few martyrs going to jail and speaking out. That is a tough call with this administration though, we may never hear from those people again. If there was a time to contact your representative, this may be the time. The TSA chief testified a couple of days ago and he saw no problem with the searches the way they were. He says he went through the pat-down and someone please tell me which TSA agent was going to feel up the boss? That's like the General who thinks the quality of food at a Mess Hall is the same from when he doesn't inspect. That was about the only time I would eat in a Mess Hall was when we knew the General was about to inspect.

I have a two year old daughter and I can say one thing with certainty. If I saw someone running their hands inside her skirt, someone is going to tote an (censored) whoopin'! I would certainly be in jail. Some causes are worth the jail time though. Especially if you can get in one of the new Obama detention centers. As a soldier, I can assure you I have slept in much worse places.

Is this what is coming next?

In an attempt to make us feel better about all this, the TSA makes sure all pat-downs are same sex. Boy, I feel better all ready. I may love my wife and be faithful, but I would definately prefer an opposite sex search. Not because I am a perv or anything like that, but I am quite sure a female would not grope me as invasive as a male. I am way too old to worry about someone trying to check my package out. Nice try TSA, but I am not comfortable with any of this. What say you? Be sure to come by and leave your comments.

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      Lady In NC 

      7 years ago from A Small Town In North Carolina

      jt ,No Doubt! I read about that, I felt like going and slapping everyone them . I know her family were furious ! As were alot of people out here. The Liberals today in Government are Socialist / Communism .

      Vicky

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      jtcarr1164 

      7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Vicky, I had just seen another article recently about a 95 year old woman wearing Depends that was strip searched. SICKENING! It has been at least six months since I wrote this hub and it appears they are at it again. This may require another, more serious hub. It is getting time to take the gloves off on this subject! This is another example of our government over stretching their boundaries.

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      Lady In NC 

      7 years ago from A Small Town In North Carolina

      Hi jt ,, Um ,lol I could say alot about that but better not .... TSA sucks !

    • jtcarr1164 profile imageAUTHOR

      jtcarr1164 

      7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Thank you Vicky. This divorce thing I am going through these days has me feeling pretty lonely. I think I will book a flight so that I may receive some sexual contact!! Thanks TSA! not so lonely any more!!

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      Lady In NC 

      7 years ago from A Small Town In North Carolina

      Hi jt , Awesome hub Funny but to the point ... I have come to believe some of these pat downs are just to feel our bodies .. I hate it !

      Vicky

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      jtcarr1164 

      7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Oh, thank you for coming by and adding your comments. Sorry I did not get back to you sooner.

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      oh 

      7 years ago

      USA used to be thought of as a desirable place to travel for many of us from the northern Europe.

      My brother, who travel back and forth on a regular basis, says to me; Forget it, if you don't have to do business there(USA), it ain't worth it... to much hassel on departure an arrivel - in general a rude behavior and attitude by the TSA.

    • jtcarr1164 profile imageAUTHOR

      jtcarr1164 

      7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Thanks for stopping by eovery!Thanks as always for the support and comments.

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      eovery 

      7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Well, this may be the final point to start push for more smarter methods. We let the idiots with their stupid ideas try to save us instead of doing the logical.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • jtcarr1164 profile imageAUTHOR

      jtcarr1164 

      7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Ms Dee, thanks for stopping by and thank you for your comment. I do not suggest, of course, taking a bus across the Pacific as my friend Old Poolman is about to attempt. Best of luck to you and Happy Thanksgiving.

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      Deidre Shelden 

      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Thank you jtcarr! I've been working on trying to get out of having to fly after Thanksgiving since all this started.

    • jtcarr1164 profile imageAUTHOR

      jtcarr1164 

      7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Poolman, good luck with that bus ticket! At least you can try some Kona coffee while you are in Hawaii. Thanks for the great comment.

      I think the last time I flew, they picked the best looking woman in the line and had her go through the body scan. Go figure!

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      Old Poolman 

      7 years ago

      Next step and final TSA solution - Everyone including the pilots and crew fly naked, no baggage allowed, and a full body cavity search prior to boarding the plane. If you don't like those rules, take a damn bus.

      Far fetched, maybe, but look at the progression that has taken place so far. This escalation in the security process started with the shoe bomber, and all of us had to take off our shoes prior to going through the search area. Then came the underwear bomber, and now we take off our shoes, and get a totally free "feel-up" by TSA prior to boarding a plane. This includes military, priests, nuns, and of course 3 year olds. Is the body cavity search that far fetched when we see the progression by TSA that has taken place to date? You will have to decide that for yourself, but I don't think so. I have a metal hip implant so I am guaranteed I will endure this humilliating experience everytime I fly. I used to fly a lot, so have probably been searched more times than the average criminal being booked into jail.

      When I watch the selection process for those pulled out of the line for a further search, I can't arrive at any logic that is being used. We are told it is a secret known only to the highly trained TSA personell. Yes, that 90 year old lady in the wheelchair did look very threatening to me, along with the soldier returning from the war. I can see why they were right in line behind me with my metal hip for additional screening.

      Wake up America, this whole security thing is spiraling out of control. How about a simple fly/nofly list maintained by a worldwide agency? How about profiling where we can leave the 3 year olds out of the formula used for victim selection by TSA?

      Great hub my friend, but I have to leave and check on a bus ticket to Hawaii.

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