So the wonderfully up on popular sentiment republicans have decided to compound the mistake that is the TSA and expand who gets caught in it’s web of incompetence.
a House bill would expand TSA’s intel sharing to local mass transit systems as well.
What the hell is wrong with the republicans?
Oh yes, the damned bill is being sponsored by a democrat, but hey, it’s a republican controlled House. Nothing passes out of committee that a republican in charge doesn’t allow.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), the bill’s sponsor, said the legislation is a “common sense approach” to fighting terrorism. The House passed the bill May 30 and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is now considering the bill.
My ass is it common sense. The very fact that you are allowing the TSA to do anything more than what they screw up shows how stupid this idea is. Don’t believe me about the incompetence of the TSA? Take a look at the following story.
a JFK Airport terminal had to be evacuated and hundreds of passengers marched back through security screening all because one dimwitted agent failed to realize his metal detector had been unplugged
And what did this incompetence result in?
The stunning error led to hours of delays, two planes called back from the runway and infinite frustration for furious passengers.
And here is our genius government worker, union and all, showing off how proud you all should be of these fine idiots saving us.
The chaos at Terminal 7 was caused by screener Alija Abdul Majed, who had manned Lane No. 1 during the morning shift with no idea his metal detector had no juice, sources said.
Amazingly, he failed to realize that alert lights never flashed once as streams of passengers filed through the dead detector, the sources said.
Majed was so clueless that he couldn’t even tell police how long the machine had been shut off or how it happened, the sources said.
And yet the genius from California wants to extend such incompetence to subways? Is she serious? It’s obvious that she doesn’t have to go through security or use public transportation.
“We have put in place through TSA a very elaborate system [in airports]. (ed. which doesn’t work) We all go through those metal detectors and those secondary searches (ed which doesn’t work). And we’ve put a lot of focus on the airlines for good reason (ed with poor results). But we have neglected the mass transit components, generally speaking (ed thankfully not screwing up subways.),” she said.
But don’t you worry, you shouldn’t see any stupidity and incompetence for at least an election cycle.
Transit riders probably won’t see more TSA agents in subways or bus stops, though, Speier said. The expanded TSA role falls more on analysts, she said.
Analysis? You guys can’t do your primary job of, you know, making sure your tools actually work. But now you want to expand that role? Are you freakin’ kidding me?
And this is a shining example of small government? How the hell is the House allowing this sort of crap out of conference? Is there anyone sane left in DC?