What the TSA Thinks of You and Your Rights

Mom vs. the World blog is apparently a former TSA screener and offers telling insights into what screeners think about passengers and about passenger protestations about their rights. Seriously, here’s an unvarnished perspective that will help you understand the mentality of the checkpoint.

Even without the nude-o-scopes, the TSA mocks you, And the way you dress and what you pack isn’t just your business. It’s disrespectful of the TSA screeners.

[T]hat vibrator in your carry-on luggage that looks like it would satisfy an elephant, yeah I see that and I see you standing right in front of me. But sure be offended by the naked x-ray image a person in another room is seeing, don’t worry about the vibrator at all or the other weird and crazy crap in your bag.

I have seen the way parents treat their kids and kids treat their parents in the airport and security checkpoint. I have seen 12 year old girls dressed like Tijuana whores with mommy right next to them dressed the same way. I have seen husbands and wives get into fist fights over who is carrying a bag. I have seen grown men and women throw hissy fits like a two year old child because they were asked to remove their shoes. This is the stuff you should be ashamed of and worried about TSA officers seeing. This is what should make you feel humiliated because trust me, we may be professionals but when you come through the checkpoint with crazy stuff in your bag or acting like an idiot, we are going to talk about you after you leave. Oh hell yes we are. It is going to become the highlight of the conversation at TSA officer gatherings.

Transportation is a privilege they grant to you, not a right.

Flying is a privilege not a right. As such, it can be and is regulated. Requirements can and are set up to ensure that everyone who flies is safe. If you don’t like it, then don’t fly.

You have alternatives, you’re choosing to be man-handled and gate raped. Since it’s a choice, there’s no rights involved.

Your right to privacy isn’t being violated at all. You always have the option to drive a car, take a train, grab the bus or start rowing a boat. You do not have to fly, you just want to fly.

(Except, umm, for those pesky TSA folks at Amtrak stations or showing up in the DC metro or at sporting events.)

And even this batshit crazy jackbooted anti-civil liberties ex-TSA stooge realizes that the enhanced pat-downs that they’re putting nude-o-scope opt-outs through is purely retaliatory and has nothing to do with security.

Ok that one is bullshit. It is a terror tactic by TSA to get you to walk through the more thorough body scanner. I can’t defend TSA on this one. I have talked to the TSA officers and it is no more effective than the old pat down procedure. They tested it out with trainers and each other. It is purely a terror tactic by TSA.

Still, respect my authoritah!

Now if you want to fly, suck it up and accept that you have to submit to the security procedures. Yes you think they are stupid or unnecessary but TSA officers and TSA don’t care what you think. They try to make it all warm and fuzzy but they can’t because it is security not a trip to Disney World. Shut up and get in the scanner or don’t fly.

There you have it, might as well have come straight from Blogger Bob.

(Via @TPCarney.)

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I have three questions for TSA but I suppose they might as well be written on a rock and tossed in the ocean.

    1. Why are women allowed to scan men and do men scan women? Am I the only one who sees anything wrong here?

    2. Certain people “in the know” are stating clearly that if one were to fill a condom with C4 and stick it in their butt the scanning machine would not detect it. Why is it so hard to find out if this is really true? If it is true then someone at TSA needs their butt kicked.

    These are the sort of questions that are not liked. We all know that “authority never answers down”.

    The whole business makes me sick. And, because of my quick temper I am staying the hell away from those mediocre minds in snappy uniforms.

  2. Jennifer Adams, 33, who assessed each traveler with a smile and a subtlety that suggested she was merely an official greeter. She joined the T.S.A. eight years ago, after earning a college degree in communications management, and has risen to become a supervisory behavior detection officer.

    What does that mean?

    “I’m entrusted to report here and protect the homeland,” she said.

    How did we get to this place?

  3. We have our own plane, but occasionally-dependong on the city-it is more convenient 2 fly commercial. I never go thru the scanner due 2 frequent travel and radiation (I am unfortunatly related to someone who worked on the Smith machine and I know the danger). I am a female but totally in touch (pun intended) w my body, have absolutely no inhibition. I do not approve of the TSA. I plan to fly comercial as often as possible in protest. Each time i will seek the patdown. Having dressed provacatively, short dress, no underwear (several piercings). I will claim that I am so senstative from a venerial disease that I usually do not wear underwear. Also any “stimulation” causes me to urinate. I will drink some Vodka/water just prior and save up all my pee. And i WILL pee. All over. (note:carry extra cloths, shoes, and ASK THEM TO USE FRESH GLOVES before touching you.) TSA I’m cummin 4 ya! A secondary plan is to wear tiny underwear, drenched in pigs blood. After the bloody glove, say u r having a miscairrage AND/or tell them to b careful, that u have full blown AIDS.

  4. One legitimate concern. I can handle it. I have Lesbian friends. BUT. A female is always pat down by a female, same 4 men. Many of the female TSA workers are total dikes. Just look at Janet napolitano. Look at her hair! Is having a Lesbian “touch your junk,” the same as an opposite sex? It is a legitimate question. If you r a frequent female flyer, it is likely that on many occasions your “junk” has been touched by a Lesbian. Really, there are sooooo many lesbians in all sorts of uniforms. Its just a fact. Again, have plenty of gay friend. I know this 2 b true.

  5. THIS BLOG IS PURE TSA PROPAGANDA, THEREFORE IT IS ALL BS.
    DENY YOUR CONSENT, GOOGLE “DONOTCONSENT83” AND GET THE TRUTH

  6. Where to people get the idea that flying is not a right?

    The common law right to travel predates the constitution, and is one of those other rights not specifically enumerated in the tenth amendment.

    Not convinced? How about 49 US Code-Section 40103 (2) “A citizen of the United States has a public right of transit through the navigable airspace.”

    Not only is flying a right under the constitution and under statute, once a ticket has been purchased, it becomes a right under contract as well. As a passenger, you actually have more rights, not less, because you can sue the carrier without having to prove negligence.

    Some people assume that you give up your rights when you fly or enter the airport. They forget that rights are inalienable; they cannot be given up, bought or sold.
    Airports are no different than anywhere else: reasonable searches are permitted, unreasonable searches are not.

    What is unreasonable? Anything capricious, abritrary, extraordinary, unusual, or without reason (i.e. probable cause). That pretty much describes the “enhanced” pat down.

    The key word here is reasonable. No airline or government agency can require you to be assaulted by radiation or a groping TSO whose motivation may be suspect.

  7. For the stupid idiots who say, “don’t fly if you don’t like it”. . . I like to fly. I don’t like to get molested, and shouldn’t have to by some low lifes who get kicks from their TSA jobs.

    Can’t you people see this is tyranny? The government is sending a message. It’s only going to get worse if we keep allowing this to happen. The people need to rise up. Get your faces out of the mind control box (TV), and get a backbone people. I can’t do it alone. But we can do it together.

  8. TSA IS BULLSHIT.

    It is being used by the Pentagon to pacify paranoid freak civilians, such as the paranoid freaks who call the police about someone just standing on a public sidewalk, or freaks out if someone looks intimidating, or something trivial as that.

    Also, the word “terrorist”, is just being used as Propaganda by the US Pentagon, to incite fear and horror in the Public. In actuality, the “terrorists” are “SOLDIERS”.

    Also, it is the US PENTAGON who instigated the so-called 9-11 war that happened, if it should even be called a war. It is the US PENTAGON who harassed Bin Laden and other Muslims FIRST. Many Middle East Countries do not permit Foreign Military’s in their Countries. This is where it really started with Bin Laden. But there is more to that Historic Story, that is not discussed here.

    Although, there is ZERO evidence that the three planes did not just coincidentally crash by accident. Bin Laden may have been happy about it, but he never admitted doing it in any of his videos.

    Also, IF Bin Laden, Iran, or other MIDDLE EAST SOLDIERS, really wanted to attack someone in the US, other than the Pentagon itself, then in reality, they could use a rocket-launcher, machine-gun, mortar, or some other weapon, other than an airplane! And if the MIDDLE EAST SOLDIERS wanted to use an Airplane, could they stuff plastic explosives somewhere, without it being detected, OR, could 20 MIDDLE EAST SOLDIERS get onto a plane at once, and then start kicking some American Ass?

    Also, compared to the amount of persons killed during 9-11, how many people are MURDERED in the US each year? Is it really MURDER? Or is the US under attack, by “terrorists”?

    Some people say 9-11 was done by the CIA.

    In reality, If a bank robber would kill everyone in a bank to rob 10 Million dollars, how many people would certain people in the Pentagon kill, to rob the tax payers of one or two TRILLION dollars? These are the same people who sodomize Muslims, intentionally burn Korans (instead of just confiscating them), murder innocent Muslim Civilians, etc.

    Also, George W. Bush profited directly from the raise of oil prices after the alleged 9-11 attack. How much did George W. Bush profit? And for that matter, how much did other US Oil Companies profit from the raise of oil prices?

    The fact is, the US is not under attack by the Middle East, and never was.

    ALLEGATIONS THAT THE US IS UNDER ATTACK IS FALSE-PROPAGANDA USED BY THE US PENTAGON, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ROBBING TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE US TAX PAYERS, AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF DOING OTHER THIEVERY AGAINST THE US CITIZENS, SUCH AS BY USING THE PATRIOT ACT.

    THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THAT CONSPIRATORS IN THE UNITED STATES PENTAGON, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, AND PERHAPS OTHERS, ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS, AND THEIR MOTIVATION MAY BE ROBBING SEVERAL TRILLION DOLLARS, ACTUAL MONEY, AND CAUSING MAYHEM IN GENERAL !!!

    THE PENTAGON IS WANTING TO CONTINUE THE 9-11 WAR, WITH ANOTHER WAR, AND ANOTHER WAR, AND ANOTHER WAR.

    NEXT, THEY WANT TO ATTACK IRAN, BECAUSE IRAN IS TRYING TO GET A NUKE!!!

    WHAT HAPPENS IF IRAN GETS A NUKE WHILE THE US ATTACKS IRAN, OR AFTER THE US ATTACKS IRAN ???

    MAYBE THEY WILL JUST NUKE WASHINGTON DC, AND THE US MILITARY BASES IN THE US, AND THEN AGAIN MAYBE NOT.

    THE REAL REASON THE US PENTAGON DOES NOT WANT IRAN TO GET A NUKE, IS BECASE IRAN WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL THE US PENTAGON TO GET OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

  9. The words that you quote from the other site are written by a seriously mentally disturbed person, who requirtes severe medication.

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