War on Women… Sobbing Female Suffers Through Obama’s TSA Groping (Video)

Obama’s War on Women–

Have any of you had this horrible experience yet?
You’re going through security, just passed through the naked scanner, you’re getting your bags and you witness a woman crying hysterically as she is getting her Obama TSA patdown?
It’s something you won’t forget.

This morning at a Midwest airport I witnessed this poor woman suffering through this horrible sexual violation.
It’s an Obama world.

(Sorry for quality – I was hurrying for camera.)
It doesn’t have to be this way. The media won’t tell you this but there are better ways to secure airports without sexually abusing passengers. If you’ve ever traveled to Israel (100% security success rate) you’ll know what I mean.

But gropings and patdowns are the Obama way. How else are they going to break down our boundaries and make us willing dupes for their abuse of power?
What an awful experience.

Update by Andrea Ryan:  Not specific to this incident… 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of sexual violence in her lifetime.  And the statistic is higher when considering the number of women who do not come forward.  Rape-Related Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a legitimate diagnosis, and among the symptoms is “re-experiencing the trauma”.  The TSA’s groping of passengers’ genitals is a complete violation of our dignity and personhood, and must be so much worse for those healing from previous traumatic experiences.  This is criminal.

More… This comes from archer52, an ‘old retired cop’:


It makes my old retired cop blood boil. The TSA isn’t the police, but they play them in airports and the real police take it in the shorts. There would have been NO police officer on my department that would have allowed such treatment of a crying woman like that. None!

I fear my protective instincts would have gotten the best of me and I would have been over there telling that TSA agent as nicely as possible to step back. Then I would have asked for a supervisor and after that probably got arrested.

Andrea Ryan is right, that kind of response is from a woman who was traumatized before. It doesn’t matter when, some horrid acts are never forgotten and can come back as vividly as they were happening again right then. I’ve seen them. I worked a case where a young woman was showering when a rapist entered her bathroom and attacked her. She held up, fought back and he fled. She was a great witness and through her we found him, a serial rapist with at least five victims we knew about. He’s doing 35 years in prison.

But she wasn’t the same. As brave as she was she wasn’t the same. She came to me one day months and months later and sat down and started crying. It seemed she couldn’t shower alone anymore. Her mother had moved in and had to be in the house, outside the door before the victim could get in by herself without breaking down.

It took two years for her to recover to the point where her life was back to almost normal.

I’m willing to bet if she was there at that airport, dealing with the groping, she’d act the same.

Fools. We are a nation of fools, led by politically correct corrupt, amoral leaders.

Agreed. Thank you, retired cop.

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  • democraps suck

    just wait until all TSA screeners are mooslum….then watch what gets thru with no pat downs for their breed…only americans will get the full cavity search

  • SeniorD

    Flown to and from Israel and I can say from personal experience there is a reason for their 100% security success. They respect individual’s right to privacy, so long as you’re not thinking about getting on an airliner. Then, their interview process is both rigorous and professional.

    The TSA? Neither professional (except at sexual contact, theft, etc) and certainly not rigorous (except to make passengers feel like cattle going through the chute to the slaughter house).

  • You close with an excellent question. What are we going to do? When will we decide enough is enough?

  • srdem65

    Rape is more than a sexual assult. This woman was raped, forced by circumstance to be subjected to another person assulting her body and made her feel that she had no control over her own being.

  • Brenda

    How else are they going to break down our boundaries and make us willing dupes for their abuse of power?

    Exactly. Desensitization.

  • Frances Drake

    You bet. Didn’t cry, but I never wanted to deck anyone so badly in my life. Take that back, in college I did deck a guy who put his hands where the TSA agents routinely do.


    I feel for this woman. I am a tall blonde and purposely wear tight pants and a light knit top when I go through security and these lesbian thugs always pull me over for the pat down. Last time I decided to ask why and she said because the screener said so. Not oh there is something on you that looks suspicious. One time I am going to refuse if I have the time and see what they do.

  • LilyB

    I hate the TSA (not most of the people – they’re generally ok – but the system). I don’t believe for a moment that they are keeping us any safer. I call it the “illusion of security line”.

    However, I’m not going throught the x-ray machines. I few minutes discomfort are better than a health risk. These machines are not monitored in aiprorts like the medical machinery they really are. So I request the pat-down every time I’m asked to go through the scanner. I’ve not had an experience that was ‘sob worthy’. Most of the people are respectful. I could complain loudly if someone stepped over the line.

    That said – we need to find a way to stop this – we gotta stop acting like cattle!

  • Fisher1949

    It is a disgrace that these perverts continue to sexually assault innocent men, womne and children and no one stops this abuse.

    A TSA screener in DFW was arrested this week for stealing iPads making that 12 TSA workers arrested this year including another TSA Manager charged last week with distributing child pornography. This agency is so full of criminals and perverts that it looks like a work release program. Is this one of the 20 layers of security that TSA touts?

    In 2011 there were 72 TSA screeners arrested for serious crimes, including 11 for child sex crimes and 4 for smuggling drugs through security. The agency has demonstrated a high number of criminals and child molesters yet TSA allows these people full access to passenger’s bodies and property.

    TSA’s lack of oversight and responsible management enables these crimes and abuses to continue to occur. Pistole has failed miserably and he and the agency need to be replaced with a sensible and effective system. Napolitano, Pistole and those responsible for inflicting this travesty on America should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity and the Constitution.

  • noway

    lilyb, you are fortunate. from what was said this woman had already gone through the xray, so why should she be “patted down” too? i have no answer for that.

  • david huegel

    Just one more reason not fly the friendly skies of the USA. Perhaps if enough people would stop flying the airlines might get a backbone and help change a few things. Tea Party Rules!!

  • TSA: Coming soon to a Train, Bus station or random highway checkpoint near you!

  • Empirefalls

    Yeah—this is what we get for hiring GS-5s; using EEO substandards for hiring, combined with idiotic Orwellian policy. Rocket scientists all around. That video disgusts me in its inhumanity, much like news reels of the holocaust. We are a sick, decadent, uncaring society. May God have mercy on us.

  • Multitude

    Just look at how Barack’s own bodyguards, men who are intimate with him and travel with him globally, have been treating women: conduits for cheap, disposable sex (and apparently, not cheap enough as the exploitation goes as far as ripping them off of the money owed).

    No wonder Barack is hiding from the Secret Service Sex Scandal; this is his culture. He set the tone at the top. If he was a President who actually respected women as equals, he’d have women at leadership positions and not have anything more than a rogue agent who might break rules and be immediately prosecuted. Instead, it’s all of them that are corrupt. You don’t send a dozen back home, including management, unless YOU, the Commander in Chief, are the problem.

    What should be clear to everyone is this: Progressives have one single purpose for a woman… to vote for them and support their power. They’re the abuser boyfriend who is in it just for the sex. Sure, they’ll give her free contraceptives (paid for by money stolen from other working Americans) since they don’t want their whores and sluts getting knocked up and creating a liability for them.

    Barack Obama is nothing more than a political pimp.

  • ebayer

    Where’s the ACLU?

    Why are they so quiet?

  • dunce

    The word islam means to submit, all this crap was the result of the muslim attack on 9-11, now we are forcing all Americans to submit to humiliating searches while muslims waltz through and holler profiling if TSA asks them to submit to these gross invasions of privacy. It might be tolerable if they ever caught a terrorist but they never have in all these years.

  • Brenda

    And another thing…do they change gloves from person to person?

  • Blackbird

    “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ” -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

    “The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.” -James Madison

    It is amazing that these guys could see what was coming from over 200 years away. They gave us all the protection they could think of and all the warning in the world, but in the end we are voluntarily giving our birthright away for not only us, but also for our children. History will not remember us kindly.

  • Patty

    Obama and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jan Napolitano have discussed our nation’s airports and they are making sure that every person is checked from their feet to their head.

    I believe that our borders are the real threat to our National Security.

    Rep. Peter King: Iran May Have ‘Hundreds’ of Hezbollah Agents In America

    It’s widely known that Iranian relations with the West are less-than-stellar. But is it possible that the Middle Eastern nation is so adamant about its opposition to America that its leaders would be willing to secretly slip hundreds of secret, terrorist-friendly agents inside of America? Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) thinks so, as this is precisely what he claimed during a House Committee on Homeland Security meeting on Wednesday (King chairs this committee).


    I do question that all luggage is inspected and I do hope that every employee at TSA has a thorough background check. For all the groping and embarrassing moments for women and children, the real threat is our borders because the terrorists are getting wiser and believe it or not, they are here and they could be living next door.

    Our eye is off the ball, so to speak.

  • Indy

    GOP Leadership and GOP candidates, why the silence?

  • Patty

    Security in our Ports isn’t too great, either. They said there was a problem there. You do realize that people can be smuggle on ships and there is always someone waiting for their entree and it isn’t always National Security.

    Every plant in our nation is also at risk. We have more threats to us then we ever have had before. They don’t tell us everything that is happening for a reason. The TSA is making Americans {some} feel safe and has long as this looks like the government is secure us, they don’t have to answer or be accountable for much else.

    But their are those who are thinking about all of this and I do pray that we are not attacked chemically, waterways, dirty bomb or worse.

    The following is Condi Rice Fortune NOT Skill PROTECTED AMERICA POST 911


  • At least one TSA agent was arrested in Manassass VA for sexual assualt, and still others have been arrested for child porn.

  • Patty

    Groping or not, and it is very bad this woman had to go through this, but if she had been watching TV or her head was in the clouds, she had to know this could happen to her as it as to babies, elderly, those in wheelchairs.

    My Point is will Obama’s administration have skill or just plain LUCK. Time will tell but no matter if a Terrorists wants it badly enough, well you know what I mean. It is scary to realize that for all our plans of defense, even the Secret Service let us down with HOOKERGATE.

  • Patty

    I wish this administration would considerate on our Debt like they do this.

  • Patty

    You think Obama care will cover stress disorders at the “hands” of TSA workers.

    Even Rape victims have a female cop and investigator to cover the case.

    But this is Obama and his way to take care of the women.

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  • Multitude

    Too many well-intentioned Marxists and post-Marxists continue to believe the myth that Obama and the progressive movement is derived from their tradition. Even more good conservative people are willing to believe this as well. The reality is shocking and controversial: the progressives are of the modern descendents of fascist totalitarianists.

    Consider the issue of pervasive groping, combined by the Obama administration’s profane desire to control every citizen’s biology (in their health care, in Mother Michelle’s dietary dictates, etc.). Educated Marxists should recall their readings in biopower and recall this sign of the totalitarianist:


    Regardless of your position on Capital, true lefties who embrace Obama and the progressives are merely enabling another fascist power. Every citizen in opposition to Obama’s power grabs should read that Wiki entry and understand the meaning, purpose and trajectory of biopower. You’re missing a vital piece of the progressive puzzle if you haven’t and in these times, we must be as educated into the strategies of progressive tyranny as possible.

  • lizzy84

    Instead of dealing with the real issue..making would be terrorists fear us..we allow ourselves to be put through ‘security theater’ whose only purpose is to condition us to willingly surrender our human dignity/rights in the most personal way possible whenever some petty government bureaucrat tells us it is necessary to do so.

    When are we going to say enough is enough?

  • Sasja

    When are you going to start hounding Congress to put a stop to this? They control the purse strings. It is time to defund TSA, taking all of Homeland Security with it.

    Actually, from what I have been reading lately, it appears most, of not all, federal bureaucracies are given more money than they need. From where I sit, cutting their funding 50% would be a good start.

  • bobdog

    An anonymous TSA spokesman familiar with the incident reported that the local agent described the woman as “just asking for it”.

  • walnuttrees

    Sasja, many, many of us are writing to our Congresspeople to put an end to this abuse. However, they are all afraid of seeming to be “soft” on security so they refuse to take any action at all. One of my Senators has sent me the exact same response to my last 4 communications, saying that he thanks me for expressing my concern but the TSA is there to protect air travel. He has never addressed my specific concerns, one of which is these pat downs which are nothing more than assaults.

  • abused man

    I am male over 70 and was abused as a child. I will not fly in the USA because I fear that if I were groped I would lose control and act violently against the TSA groper. I would be punished for something that was done to me.

  • bg


    another gutsy woman putting Rep men to shame, bring it Obama..

    “Obama was a lawyer for only 18 months, and if they really want us
    to understand him, maybe Harvard should release his transcript that
    he spent $200,000 trying to keep away from us,” she said.


  • CR

    I don’t know how any self-respecting man could see that and not intervene. They openly harass women and nobody even tries to stop it. That’s part of the problem – no opposition. Writing letters and griping about it failed long ago but here we sit, mere observers.

    I haven’t been in an airport since the TSA showed up. The result of my exposure to the TSA is certain; jail time for me. I will not allow anyone to grope me or blast me with EM radiation. I don’t care if they have a badge. I don’t recognize their authority. I could not watch a man, woman or child break down and cry while being groped. I have a conscience and not stepping in would cause regret and self-loathing.

    These videos are disappointing. I expect that from the TSA but I don’t expect passerby to do nothing. That woman was in distress and needed help but she was left alone with a TSA monster. If you witness something like that, good grief, do something! Grow a pair and at least verbally challenge the agent. Distract the agent with griping. Demand a supervisor. Anything at all is better than doing nothing.

    Do not wonder where your freedom went, because you did nothing to preserve it. You have nothing to fear from people who prey upon women, children and elderly folks. Those people are weak and feeble. That’s why they work for the TSA, groping and ordering people around. Good people would never agree to work for the TSA, harassing people and watching others harass people.

    Dammit Jim! Why didn’t you at least try to complain at that TSA agent? Passively filming is rather pointless when the situation requires action. I would love to see a video where someone challenges these monsters.

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  • Jim,

    It makes my old retired cop blood boil. The TSA isn’t the police, but they play them in airports and the real police take it in the shorts. There would have been NO police officer on my department that would have allowed such treatment of a crying woman like that. None!

    I fear my protective instincts would have gotten the best of me and I would have been over there telling that TSA agent as nicely as possible to step back. Then I would have asked for a supervisor and after that probably got arrested.

    Andrea Ryan is right, that kind of response is from a woman who was traumatized before. It doesn’t matter when, some horrid acts are never forgotten and can come back as vividly as they were happening again right then. I’ve seen them. I worked a case where a young woman was showering when a rapist entered her bathroom and attacked her. She held up, fought back and he fled. She was a great witness and through here we found him, a serial rapists with at least five victims we knew about. He’s doing 35 years in prison.

    But she wasn’t the same. As brave as she was she wasn’t the same. She came to me one day months and months later and sat down and started crying. It seemed she couldn’t shower alone anymore. Her mother had moved in and had to be in the house, outside the door before the victim could get in by herself without breaking down.

    It took two years for her to recover to the point where her life was back to almost normal.

    I’m willing to bet if she was there at that airport, dealing with the groping, she’d act the same.

    Fools. We are a nation of fools, led by politically correct corrupt, amoral leaders.

  • archipman

    I didn’t read all comments, but… my issue is this search for bombs is an assault on women,.. but men love it? Sorry, ladies,.. you can’t have equal rights when it suits you, and cry ‘poor damsel in distress’ when you don’t think things roll your female way. You expect doors open for you,.. and you get the house in divorce,.. but, demand equal equality w men.. except when your tire goes flat.. lol
    This is an issue about blowing up passenger planes in the sky… while I’m (or you) are in them. I’ll take a good old groping, if that will prove to you and me there are no bombs on the plane I’m about to board. Are you crazy? Would you climb onto the jet that will be flown into an american skyscraper.. because, without those pat-downs,… you have no guarantee. with the body cavity checks, I feel safe. bottom line.

    Honestly, do you feel your body has special spaces that men don’t… and those special places cannot be violated? Just guarantee me that these special spaces women have on/in their body will never carry a bomb…

    As far as obama setting up a special brainwashing team to de-sensitize women… you need to tell that to your psychiatrist … sooner the better. To me, it’s clear that obama is completely under his wife’s evil control…. lol

    Always remember, behind every great man… sits a very surprised woman!! lol lol

  • Mama Grizzly

    ‘Honestly, do you feel your body has special spaces that men don’t… and those special places cannot be violated? Just guarantee me that these special spaces women have on/in their body will never carry a bomb…”


    When YOU get an anal probe from some TSA hack, then we’ll talk about “special spaces.”

    Obviously you are bitter about something in your personal life and have no compassion on a woman obviously suffering from PTSD. What an abysmal piece of humanity you are allowing yourself to be–and displaying it across an international blog.

    BTW: terrorists can carry enough explosives taking up about the space of less than your thumb. The TSA is nothing but security theater. Nothing.

  • bg


    archipman #37 April 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    so, you view this as a “sexual” issue..

    but what about the children they’ve molested??

    btw, do men ever claim sexual harassment??

    how about Muslim women or children, are they expempt??

    so you se, it is not a SEXUAL issue
    unless of course you’re a misogynist..

    oh yeah, about those bombs in “special places”..


  • owl

    Good work you are doing Jim. Our ELECTED officials also need to see this clip. Thank you for putting it up.

    This makes me so sad for this poor woman. Yes, this is crying time for all of us. When they take the pad off the old woman and harrass the young child without letting his father hold his hand. This is carrying things too far. I cry for the lady and for us all.

  • bg


    clarification re: #39 April 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm bg

    re: SEXUAL issue..

    meant in the sense of Male v Female
    gender, not TSA molestation of women..


  • StrangernFiction

    And this isn’t going to change regardless of who wins in November.

  • Mama Grizzly

    StragernFiction: Why can’t it change? What’s your take on that and why? Thanks.

  • Mama Grizzly

    “Good people would never agree to work for the TSA, harassing people and watching others harass people.”

    Generally true, or all too often true. I’m sure some are just trying to do their job and believe they’re helping keep the airway safe, but . . .



    and my personal favorite . . .


    “As the Chalk Leader for my flight home from Afghanistan, I witnessed the following:

    When we were on our way back from Afghanistan, we flew out of Baghram Air Field. We went through customs at BAF, full body scanners (no groping), had all of our bags searched, the whole nine yards. Our first stop was Shannon, Ireland to refuel. After that, we had to stop at Indianapolis, Indiana to drop off about 100 folks from the Indiana National Guard. That’s where the stupid started.
    First, everyone was forced to get off the plane-even though the plane wasn’t refueling again. All 330 people got off that plane, rather than let the 100 people from the ING get off. We were filed from the plane to a holding area. No vending machines, no means of escape. Only a male/female latrine.

    It’s probably important to mention that we were ALL carrying weapons. Everyone was carrying an M4 Carbine (rifle) and some, like me, were also carrying an M9 pistol. Oh, and our gunners had M-240B machine guns. Of course, the weapons weren’t loaded. And we had been cleared of all ammo well before we even got to customs at Baghram, then AGAIN at customs.

    The TSA personnel at the airport seriously considered making us unload all of the baggage from the SECURE cargo hold to have it re-inspected. Keep in mind, this cargo had been unpacked, inspected piece by piece by U.S. Customs officials, resealed and had bomb-sniffing dogs give it a one-hour run through. After two hours of sitting in this holding area, the TSA decided not to re-inspect our Cargo-just to inspect us again: Soldiers on the way home from war, who had already been inspected, re-inspected and kept in a SECURE holding area for 2 hours. Ok, whatever. So we lined up to go through security AGAIN.

    This is probably another good time to remind you all that all of us were carrying actual assault rifles, and some of us were also carrying pistols.

    So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers.

    The conversation went something like this:
    TSA Guy: You can’t take those on the plane.
    Soldier: What? I’ve had them since we left country.
    TSA Guy: You’re not suppose to have them.
    Soldier: Why?
    TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.
    Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a weapon. And I’m allowed to take it on.
    TSA Guy: Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.
    Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?
    TSA Guy: [awkward silence]
    Me: Dude, just give him your F**K**G nail clippers so we can get the F**K out of here. I’ll buy you a new set.
    Soldier: [hands nail clippers to TSA guy, makes it through security]

    To top it off, the TSA demanded we all be swabbed for “explosive residue” detection. Everyone failed, [go figure, we just came home from a war zone], because we tested positive for “Gun Powder Residue”. Who the Hell is hiring these people?

    This might be a good time to remind everyone that approximately 233 people re-boarded that plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns-but nothing that could have been used as a weapon.

    Can someone please tell me What the hell happened to OUR country while we were gone?



    Obama will make take time to review SS, but not TSA . . .

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  • liberalssuck1

    You can bet your sweet butt if I was in charge of the Republican campaign this video would be used this fall to prove why Obama must Go !

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  • This is heartbreaking.
    How much longer do we have to endure this?
    Where is Congress?

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  • Tjexcite


    Just ask onesself was the TSA this intrusive when it started in 2003 or only around 2008-2009 and the current administration was in place. The intent was to end the airline industry with a nudge to make it “uncomfortable” (understatement) to use it.

    In a progressive long way, decades long way end it because the people want it to end. If they just ended air travel by order there would be revolt but if people just stopped flying under fear of a grouping they still got their goal of ending air travel. Sure you can fly but you get groped to do it. Thus no one flies. Then sure you can drive a SUV you just have to pay $20 a gallon of gas to do it, no one is stopping you for doing it.

  • Not a fool

    This is why I will NOT fly.
    Boat, car, train , till they pull this crap at train stations or ports then If I cant get there in my own car I dont go. I would wind up in prison for assault with intent on the tsa chimp that tried to do this to me.

  • LeChat

    The fault, ladies and gentlemen, is ours. We enable the TSA abuses every time we get on an airplane. If the general public just stopped flying, the TSA would soon cease to exist. Drive the airlines into bankruptcy.

    I haven’t flown since 1999 and intend never to do so again unless the TSA is abolished.

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  • Rhygin

    Obama’s TSA? You lost me right there buddy, I know it is an election year but thats a stretch. Try writing an article that is not biased.

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  • Jarvis

    I’d like to point out that Obama has nothing to do with the TSA. It was created in 2002. 6 years before Obama took office! Look it up on wikipedia if you want. If you want to blame anybody for TSA blame your precious president Bush Jr.

  • William Ross

    Um, Obama didn’t create the TSA, Bush did.

  • Steve

    Wooo Bush policy blamed on Obama. Welcome to your fear culture, enjoy 🙂 Oh and it is nice that you convoluted sexual assault on women and national security, because they’re really the same thing.

  • Fisher1949

    Another disgusting example of TSA sexually assaulting women and children in our airports. This is a sick agency with sick workers committing crimes daily in our airports.

    TSA is security theater and a jobs program for unemployable misfits. This agency is so full of criminals and perverts that it looks like a work release program. Is this one of the 20 layers of security that TSA touts?

    It’s creepy that this wholesale sexual assault on women and children is being sponsored by a blatantly gay woman. Napolitano claims empathy for the breast cancer victims being felt up at checkpoints but she doesn’t have to endure it, although she may enjoy watching.

    There have been 12 TSA screeners arrested this year and another 72 TSA screeners arrested in 2011, including eleven sex crimes involving children.

    After sixty billion dollars over eight years they can’t cite one success. In two separate GAO tests in 2011, TSA failed to detect weapons 70% of the time while allowing 60% of the freight in the cargo-hold to go unscreened. They confiscate items their website says are allowed but five of their screeners were caught smuggling drugs through security.

    Based on the $8.1 Billion TSA budget and 712 million screenings, each one costs $11.38. Since the security fee is only $2.50 the other $8.88 is taxpayer funded whether they fly or not. It costs us $4.8 billion a year to subsidize this abuse.

    This agency is a criminal organization and TSA’s lack of oversight and responsible management allows these crimes and abuses to continue to occur. Pistole has failed miserably and he and the agency need to be replaced with a sensible and effective system. Napolitano, Pistole and those responsible for inflicting this travesty on America should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity and the Constitution.

  • Steve

    @TJexcite: You really believe the TSA’s aggressive search policy is a progressive agenda to kill airline travel? You do realize that $20/gal. is not a progressive goal…or you are high as eff right now. Those are your two options, or you could check into reality, that is a third option.

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  • Steve

    Woooooo Mitt Romney 2012., He will save us from all the leftist agenda and nothing bad will happen. Like two wars, economic collapse, suspension of habeas corpus, and wide spread fearmongering. The right will protect you, unless you don’t have a 401k, healthcare, or an in on an ipo or one of Romney’s business opportunities. Firing people is fun 🙂

  • Loriann

    I agreed with the retired officer. I was molested when I was 4-6 yrs old. I’m now 48. Some I’ve remembered all my life, some I remembered after having to deal with someone who was just like my abuser’s mother who was not only complicit, but a participant as far as physical abuse went. My abuser was 18 at the time. I lived in a house a few years back, while living with a relative who had the same personality as his mother. That’s when I started remembering what his mother did/said/treated me. The bathroom in that house was an almost exact duplicate of the one in the basement, where a lot of the abuse occured. I had a problem with diarhea as a child (I’m now a celiac, so it could have been early symptoms). This woman would make me clean out my underwear in the toilet, wash a load of clothes with my underwear and wear my abuser’s t-shirt until my clothes were done. She also made me clean every toilet in the house with a rag, while standing over me chanting, fatty, fatty, 2 by 4, couldn’t get through the bathroom door. I even had to clean the toilet of my abuser. These memories don’t go away. I’ve dealt with it now, with lots of therapy and moving out of that house. I’ll never forget the feeling of showering in a shower that WASN’T like the one from my childhood. I could close my eyes and let the water hit my face. I could never fly now. Not only would I be dealing with PTSD, but I’m now a breast cancer survivor. I wouldn’t be able to go through the machine, which guarentees a pat down and having to show my prosthetic, and I’m sure they’d have something to say about my power port for receiving treatments.

  • I’d like to point out that Obama has nothing to do with the TSA. It was created in 2002. 6 years before Obama took office! Look it up on wikipedia if you want. If you want to blame anybody for TSA blame your precious president Bush Jr.

    It appears I’ve been mistaken for the past three years. I was under the impression that Barack Obama was the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! The TSA operates as part of the Department of Homeland Security, which is part of the Executive branch of the government. In other words, leftist drone, Barack Obama is the boss. He could stop this madness with one executive order. He likes executive orders, so why not fire off a quick one?

    Oh, and the “enhanced screening procedures” were implemented in 2010. Let’s see… who was president then? It wasn’t George W. Bush.

    Sorry, lefty, your precioussssssssssss Barack Obama is to blame.

  • crackermike

    This woman found out the hard way. In Obama’s Amerikkka, the Government OWNS you! It OWNS your kids, business, house and person.

  • SturJen

    ” If you want to blame anybody for TSA blame your precious president Bush Jr.”
    Let me take you down a fork in the road for a moment, I promise it will come back to this concept….

    Reagan passed the 1990 ammendment to the Clean Air Act. Part of it was to reduce the amount of Hydro-Chlor-Flourocarbons in the air – let’s just call them HFC’s for this. They were cleaned up and all was good.

    Flash to about 2 years ago, when some idiot took that HFC ban to the extreme and banned that substance from Asthma Inhalers. Now, asthmatics like me are either stuck buying foreign inhalers w/HFC’s at 5x the cost, or suffering, wheezing and squealing with those stupid inefficient ‘HFC Free!’ inhalers. They suck, trust me.

    Did those people 20+ years ago PLAN to ban HFC’s in asthma inhalers? I’m betting No. It would not have even been in their minds to do so, because that would jeopardize the health of humans. But now that Libs have devalued human life to the extent that we flush babies down the loo because they get in the way of sex…well everything’s on the table. HFCs are now banned and asthmatics suffer because of some idiot thought that the .00001% of HFCs ALL INHALERS would put into the air was more important that human life.

    So here we come back to the fork in the road: The TSA was created to search out, identify and eliminate terrorist threats on airplanes. Back 10 years ago, it was to keep terrorists from doing bad things again. In that time, not a one of those people (well, maybe some lib) thought to use it to circumvent the 4th amendment to the US Constitution. It would have been unthinkable to a conservative to abolish a Constitutional ammendment under the guise of ‘protection.’

    Now, however, we’ve got a bunch of freaking Libs bent on making this country into a Socialist Utopia where anyone and everyone is groped, assaulted, photographed nude and exposed to radiation just for their concept of ‘safety’. TSA Screeners are the dregs of humanity: Murders, pedophiles and thieves and we are supposed to submit to their assaults.

    I can bet you my entire life savings that this was not a part of the initial Homeland Security plan. As usual, the Libs have perverted a good idea into something depraved and humiliating.

  • SaneOne

    Are you people kidding me? First of all, I think that it’s fairly obvious that the woman has some mental health issues. Second, if you consider a pat down from TSA a sexual assault, you need to get out more. Third, blaming this on Obama is a flat out pandering and an overt and pathetic manipulation of a situation for political purpose. Get your heads out of your a**es and try to get acquainted with reality.

  • SturJen

    #69 April 16, 2012 at 8:19 am SaneOne commented:
    SO WHAT if she had mental health issues! NAME ONE CRIME SHE COMMITTED TO BE SEARCHED LIKE THAT!!!

    What if it were YOU who were molested as a child then forced to go through this to go to…say Disneyland? Would that be OK if it caused flashbacks to those molestations?

    Look at her body language: her hands involunatarily shaking shows extreme panic. When the TSA agent was done, she folds her arms across her body in attempt to console herself over the assault. And the TSA Agent? Not one glint of emotion about what she had put that poor woman through – just like a child molester, no? Or, just like a rapist. That would only increase the woman’s panic level.

    Purchase of an airline ticked is not just cause for an unwarranted search of a person. READ your 4th Amendment to the Constitution.

    Your reality is not one we want to live in. Take your sorry butt to Cuba, or China thanks.

  • Sommer Gentry

    The TSA screener hown in this video is a heartless sexual abuser, no question about it.

    That children are now being conditioned to allow strangers to shove hands down their pants, that young women are subjected to genital inspections before being allowed to pursue their careers, that innocent people are adopting poses of humiliation and surrender in response to barked commands, is such a great harm to our society that no one with any sense of history could consider reducing the risk of an astronomically remote adverse event to be justification for TSA’s shameful actions. There’s just nothing to balance here. The harms are enormous, the benefits are make-believe. Disband the TSA, now.

  • E Letchworth

    The TSA as we know it was signed into law in November of 2001. The TSA was then moved under the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. TSA has been hiring inept staff and groping Americans before Obama got elected. Believe me… the TSA staff that groped me during Bush’s term were just as insenstive and untrained.

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  • Jaimo

    If that poor woman had been black, SCOAMF would have been all over it calling it a hate crime. Cue Sharpton in 3, 2, 1………

  • sventon

    “Obama’s TSA” I bet he hand picked every single one them

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  • Emily

    This woman needs to CALM DOWN. Was she standing there naked? NO. Was the TSA officer feelings up and down her pants and shirt? NO. I’m sorry, but you people are hypocrites. If they had done searched like this before the 9/11 attacks it might not have happened. I personally am more than willing to go through little searches like this in order to protect my safety on an airplane. Obama is not doing this as a “War on Women”, he is doing this to protect your safety. The same thing that our troops do, keeping us safe. So if you don’t want to be safe on airplane, that is your own business, but I would really like to see this woman cry when someone pulls out a knife or gun or any other weapon on an airplane. You people are absolutely ridiculous.

  • Karen McShea

    These TSA rules have been in place since right after 9/11. Please don’t blame the present administration for this. You people are idiots!

  • Dannielle

    Karen has it right. This is ridiculous that people are blaming the current president for this. 9/11 changed everything! It’s funny how quickly we forget how long we’ve been patted down. And if the President was just letting people through, you’d all pissed because he wasn’t doing enough!!

  • Hell-Bent

    You people were dropped on your heads as infants. Nothing else could explain the level of stupidity being displayed.

  • Emily

    Oh and by the way, the term “War on Women” has already been taken. That is what is used to describe the NARROW MINDED republicans that think they can decide what a woman does with her body. Find a new slogan.

  • Andrea

    WTH? I wasted my time watching this stupid video? It was a regular pat down, but the woman probably thought she was going to be raped because she reads dumb articles like this one and watches Fox News all day. Don’t want a TSA pat down? Drive. Idiots.

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  • JoanieD

    This poster and many of the people who commented have to be the stupidest people in our nation. Good Lord, when will you learn to think? Never, considering that you watch FAUX News for your information. Stupid is as stupid posts. Unbelievable.

  • Why blame this on Obama? He doesn’t get into this level of governance? How is it his responsibility rather than the Republican Congress? Better to blame the TSA for TSA actions.

    We aren’t safer than most industrialized countries that don’t grope routinely. On my last trip on El Al I was questioned intently and my luggage was x-rayed and inspected in my presence but I was not groped. This is the TSA’s fault, not Obamas.

    (And you know the Right would be screaming if Obama suddenly issued an executive order against it.)

  • GO GOP

    I couldn’t agree more with how bad the TSA is but let’s get one thing straight: it was started by Pres. George W. Bush in 2001, not Pres. Obama.

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  • Joanne

    There has also been the discussion on how much tourism has been lost in the U.S. because of the body scanners and pat downs. People just do not want to travel in the U.S. or in or out of the U.S. I know it has affected my travel plans and U.S. businesses suffer for it….just like Obama intended. Is there anything Obama has done that has promoted the creation of jobs and success in America? Nada!

  • Heather

    It’s hard to believe there are Americans this ignorant! To be blaming President Obama for the TSA screenings. President Bush put all of this in place after 9/11 – and quite rightly so. But then, these same people blame Obama for everything that is not right in their lives – including their own ignorance. Stup, stupid, dumb people!

  • Joanne

    Gee, I’ve only read a few comments so far, but it is obvious, the leftards are out in force.

    Maybe people who haven’t been sexually assaulted should shut their ignorant mouths before belittling a woman who may or may not have been assaulted in her lifestyle. These fears and feelings never go away….ever….dumbasses.

    So Obama isn’t responsible for body scanners and pat downs? Before Obama, people went through metal detectors and if they were perceived to fit the criteria set to screen out potential offenders, they were taken to a room, asked questions and inspected for any type of bombing residue – not invasion – no pictures of you naked and no one checking your bulges.

    Any guy or gal off the street can work in the TSA and can touch your junk – if this isn’t screw up, then what is? How about being stripped naked and told you’re going to take a large co-ed shower to wake you nutjobs up!

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  • Joanne

    I should really proof-read a little better.

  • Joe

    TSA was created in 2001 by George W. Bush. But yeah, lets blame Obama! Hilarious.

  • Geoffrey Santoliquido

    Rewriting history aren’t we? This all started under Bush. You don’t remember that?

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  • Joe

    Joanne, you are totally clueless. “Leftards”? I love the grade school name calling. I’m a Republican…but trying to blame this on Obama is just plain stupid.

    All physical searches are conducted by a TSA officer of the passenger’s gender, and can be done in a private room if requested, and the passenger may have a witness present as well. This is no different now than it was under Bush.

  • E

    This is laughable. Did you people just forget the last 8 years in which Bush, Rumsfeld and Ridge created this entire situation? Wow!! You all are about as uneducated as one can possibly be.

  • This post must’ve gotten linked at some lefty site, because the drones are swarming in defending their Teleprompter Messiah.

    Let’s look at Emily:

    This woman needs to CALM DOWN. Was she standing there naked? NO. Was the TSA officer feelings up and down her pants and shirt? NO.

    Nice. The woman is sobbing, in obvious distress at the procedure, and your caring response? “CALM DOWN.” You have no idea what this woman has gone through. Neither do I. But if I were the screener, I’d be calling my supervisor over and seeing if there was anything I could do to stop this mess. Of course, I have dignity and little tollerance for bullsh!t, so I wouldn’t make a good screener anyway.

    I’m sorry, but you people are hypocrites.

    Yeah, here it comes… this is really about us.

    If they had done searched like this before the 9/11 attacks it might not have happened. I personally am more than willing to go through little searches like this in order to protect my safety on an airplane.

    The box cutters the hijackers took on board were LEGAL at the time. No search would have mattered because there was no law against taking such items on an airplane.

    This is security theater, nothing more. It is a show meant for the gullible (that’s you, Emily) to make it seem like our airport security is meaningful. The more paranoid part of my mind really is starting to think that this sort of thing is meant to make us more compliant. A few years ago I would have scoffed at the notion… now, not so much.

    In any case, it’s certainly worked on you, you vacuous idiot. Keep telling yourself that they’re keeping you safe.

    Obama is not doing this as a “War on Women”, he is doing this to protect your safety. The same thing that our troops do, keeping us safe.

    None of our troops has ever felt me up. Our troops keep us safe by killing terrorists. Oh, and for the record, President Obama doesn’t give a damn about our safety.

    So if you don’t want to be safe on airplane, that is your own business, but I would really like to see this woman cry when someone pulls out a knife or gun or any other weapon on an airplane.

    That’s funny… because this video shows the TSA screener feeling up a sobbing woman. Tell me, Emily… is she a terrorist?

    You people are absolutely ridiculous.

    And you are a serf. They tell you to give up your rights, your dignity, for the illusion of safety, and you not only agree like the robot you are, you come here and tell us how WE are wrong for being outraged.

  • bg


    November 16, 2010

    [For reasons of security and to avoid any misplaced power
    , Congress initially approved the TSA budget after
    911 on the condition that TSA agents NOT be unionized

    So, we replaced most of the original pre-911 agents
    (35% were not even U.S. citizens) with some Janet
    Napolitano hires.

    Now Janet and Barack have paved the way for their
    unionization (last week while all the news coverage
    was on Egypt).

    Wonderful, huh? 50,000 more government, unionized pensions.

    Talk about the potential for <b.abuse of power by a bunch of gophers…]

    November 22, 2010

    Network Double Standard: Obama’s TSA
    Gropers vs. Bush’s NSA Eavesdroppers

    [Apparently, the possible illegality of divulging government secrets to
    the New York Times did not trouble network reporters. But those same
    journalists seem to regard the government’s monitoring of overseas
    phone calls involving potentially dangerous terrorists as a great threat
    to the public — greater, presumably, than the danger posed by damaging
    the government’s anti-terrorism efforts by disclosing them to the world.


  • Hey lefties,

    I’m going to note again that Obama is the president. He can stop this with a stroke of the pen. The TSA is part of the Department of Homeland Security, which is part of the Executive branch. He wouldn’t even need to deal with congress.

    Bush started the TSA. Obama has been the one to institute these scanners, these feelups, all of it. It’s HIS fault, whether you want to admit it or not.

  • Pissed off





  • bg
  • Did you people just forget the last 8 years in which Bush, Rumsfeld and Ridge created this entire situation?

    Really? Democrats didn’t vote to create the TSA?

  • #103 April 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm Pissed off

    Calm down.

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  • bg


    progressives goal is to skyrocket the cost of all natural energy sources in
    order to establish GREEN POLICIES, ergo, tax the entire global community
    into serfdom under the auspices of the UN IslaMarxist NWO..

    mark my words, as i will not be here when
    the realization is beyond deniable..*sigh*


  • Joe Caron

    Idiots, this is all part of what the Republican controlled House passed. Reps and Dems are all in this together, taking away our rights. And he’s right, Israel does it best without groping.

  • noah

    Your story just went world wide.
    Daily Mail UK picked it up.. Good on you.. I won’t fly anymore because of the new rules with TSA.

    check it out.


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  • John

    What kind of a sick web site is this ???

  • Good Golly

    OK, a couple of points.

    FIRST: Stop already with the 911911911911911911911911911911OMGWTF911! There needs to be a new iteration of Godwin’s law where anytime you respond to a debate with “IT’S BECAUSE OF 911” you lose by default.

    SECOND: “She needs to calm down”. Nice. Because “Oh she’s just hysterical” “He’s just uppity” “She’s an angry black woman” or any variation thereof hasn’t been used for centuries as a way of discrediting minorities who dared to speak out about their mistreatment. (Although I note with some irony that it used to be the liberals complaininag about this ideological disenfranchisement).

    THIRD: @Emily, your boxcutter analogy fails because a) pre 9-11 no search would have stopped them, as has been astutely noted, because it was legal to carry them, and even post 9-11, I hear there is this really nifty device called a metal detector that is really good at finding things made out of metal…like knives and boxcutters.

    Finally, I’d like to share my own experience. I am a member of the United States Armed Forces with decorations for, among other things, service in a combat theater post 9-11. I have personally put my life at risk for the security of my country. However, on my way to my honeymoon, I was stopped, with no justification, detained, and groped by the TSA. This “security measure” included contact with my labia majora. It was humiliating, degrading, and disgusting. And yes, I was crying.

    But I suppose I just need to calm down and get over it, right?

  • bg


    re: #101 April 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm bg

    via known liberal leaning sources:

    December 30, 2009

    Jim DeMint explains why he’s holding up TSA chief’s
    nomination: Fear of unions trumps fear of terrorists

    [DeMint: It makes absolutely no sense to submit security in our
    airports and the passengers here in this country to collective
    bargaining with unions.]

    November 12, 20120

    TSA employees can vote on union representation, labor board rules

    [“We will redouble our continuing efforts to win for TSA employees the
    right to bargain a contract before an election is concluded,” said NTEU
    President Colleen M. Kelley. “That will be the best path to significant
    improvements in their work lives.”

    TSA employees have already joined both unions, but the workers do not
    have collective bargaining rights. The election, which Gage said may be
    held early next year, will allow the employees to decide which of the two
    labor organizations will be the employees’ exclusive representative.

    “We are ready for an election, and we expect to win it,” Kelley said.]

    November 16, 2010

    Perfect Storm: TSA Workers Allowed to Unionize

    [In a significant victory for federal employee unions, the Federal Labor
    Relations Authority decided Friday that Transportation Security
    Administration staffers will be allowed to vote on union representation.

    The decision clears the way for a campaign by the government’s two
    largest labor organizations, the American Federation of Government
    Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, to represent
    some 50,000 transportation security officers.]


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  • bobby Priest

    How is this Obama world? Talk about short memory, it was the republicans that started this “war on terror” and created the TSA nightmare we see now. Its a double edge sword with liberty and freedom because we something happens at the airport everyone blames the government for security.

  • bg


    #117 April 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    bobby Priest

    no, it was B Hussein O’s Islamist pals who started
    the Holy War against the US/West back in 1996..

    not that they hadn’t devised an infiltrate & dominate
    plan to create their global caliphate back in the 40’s..


  • #113 April 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm John commented:

    What kind of a sick web site is this ???

    Hi John,

    I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but sometimes people don’t agree with your views. This website is one such place. Now, if you have anything useful to add, feel free.

  • Talk about short memory, it was the republicans that started this “war on terror” and created the TSA nightmare we see now.

    Really? Republicans started this “war on terror?”

    I seem to remember something happening a little more than ten years ago, something that started the war. In September. In New York. You may not remember it, but it was in all the papers.

    If you can claim that Republicans started it, then you are the one with the short memory.

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  • Democrat Renegade

    Well, I see that the friends of Obama are out in force here. I wonder which blog encouraged them to come here and comment? It’s going to be like 2008 all over again as the mentally unhinged (how else can an Obamamite be described?) spread their unique Obama love throughout the internet. I am a Democrat who dislikes Obama and his stupid, brain dead supporters. Hillary supporters (I also love Sarah Palin, a true corruption fighter) know their underhanded, sleazy methods. ABO… anyone but Obama.

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  • Democrat Renegade,

    Thanks for your comment. What gets me is that here we have a situation where a woman is literally sobbing as she’s going through this procedure, and who do the Obama cultists attack?

    The people reporting it.

    God knows I have differences with Hillary Clinton, but not once did I ever see her supporters show the sort of slavish devotion the Obama drones show. Look at what they are defending. If this was still the Bush administration this would be front page news, and these same people would be here telling us what absolute monsters we were for putting this poor woman through this.

  • Ainsley

    Okay yeah airport security has gone crazy, but do you really have the audacity to call this part of the war on women?Having a wand forced up your vagina before you can have an abortion in some states, being denied coverage for birth control, having an equally salary still being an issue amongst some republicans, getting programs like planned parenthood cut even though it provides HEALTH services for women not simply referrals to abortion clinics, and getting legislation proposed that allows doctors to lie to women about their prenatal scans to prevent abortion… I could go on…And THIS is your argument? This is not part of the war on women this is simply airport security gone way overboard. Obama supports women’s rights, every piece of the new legislation that attacks women has been introduced by republicans.

  • Jeff

    Just curious, how is this Obama’s TSA? I agree that the TSA is out of control, but I’m not sure how Obama is getting blamed for them.

  • whatever

    What an idiot. Made a total moron of herself. It’s a standard procedure for the sake of safety, there really wasn’t any reason to howl like that. Stupid fatass yank anyway.

  • IknowBSwhenIseeit

    What an absolute crock! This kind of thing didn’t start with Obama… it’s been going on since the Patriot Act was passed and is routinely renewed with nearly 100% REPUBLICAN support! Why are Republican reps silent on this issue? Because THEY ARE THE ONES VOTING FOR THIS! 90% of the people commenting on this post haven’t got a clue what’s really going on in government, and it’s probably because the only “news” they watch is broadcast by the FOX propaganda network. You people are complete sheep and are being fleeced by the Republicans and the corporations they bow to.

  • noah

    Obama changed the rules of TSA screening, he made the pat-downs a normal part of trying to board a plane and He paid for the naked body scanners.

    He refuses to acknowledge who the real problems are on airlines and singles out White Americans for the most humiliating of the procedures.

    There is not reason for a lady like her or my 70-year-old Mother to be forced to strip down because Muslim, lots and lots of Muslims terrorize people on planes. Or worse kill them.

    Guess who don’t have to submit to these invasive procedures. Yep Muslims. The women pat themselves down if they even get singled out and the men as well.

    This is about making AMERICANS conform to Government intrusion at the most intimate of ways.

    Getting us conditioned for what he has planned if he gets a second term.

    Obama is a Communist/Marxist.
    He’s Grandparents were renowned Marxist high up in the order, Frank Marshal Davis his mentor was one as well.

    He aliened him self wit the more radial kids and the Marxist professors at his school.

    He is destroying the constitution, threatening the Supreme Court Justices and circumventing congress.

    He executive orders anything he can’t get past Congress, Power grabs of private businesses, Taking down oil, coal and energy companies.

    Causing a debt that will be impossible to pay off with out taxes and Americans working with good decent jobs all so he can rebuild America into a Socialist Communist Country run by a Dictator and chosen elite.

    All this he has bragged about.
    This is 100% Obama’s fault.
    He wants to control every aspect of our lives, Food, homes, illegal searches of your person. And on and on.

    And lets not forget the Wookie and her war on Moms and what they are allowed to feed their families, all the while she gorges herself on the riches more expensive she can get her hands on.

    These people are evil to the core. They have to be replaced .They have to be taken out of office.
    They should be facing treason charges. They won’t because they are black,the reason the Socialist of America choose them.

  • John Cain

    It is severely sad that a woman who has obviously deep-seeded issues is forced to be “groped” against her will.
    That being said, why fly at all? If you do not agree with being searched before flying with dozens of other people who are all at least a little worried for their own safety, why not just drive? Is it inconvenient? Is it so inconvenient to find another means of travel that you’re willing to subject yourself to the KNOWN AND ADVERTISED regulations?
    And it’s comedic!- how this has become an issue with YOUR president of the United States! Maybe you didn’t vote for him, but if you’re so adamant about slandering and showing your distrust and disgust with your elected official over some over-zealous TSA officer’s job duty, you’ve lost sight of what you were trying to point out in the first place. If you’re looking to play the blame game, you have to follow the line to the wall. Silly.

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  • Bilbo Bagins

    Obama inherited The disaster called the T.S.A from Bush. You can’t just dismantle a whole agency in a week. Of course you fox er.republican idiots were ALL for the PATRIOT act which now comes home to roost! Obama has no more to do with the day to day running of agencies than he does with gas prices.If you whiney bastards on the right got up off your godamn asses and went and PROTESTED in front of T.S.A. head quarters?..wait how about write your congressperson? how about actually READ,REASON and vote with intellect perhaps we wouldnt have dimwits like Bohner and MConnell wrecking the country.

  • richard taylor

    Jim, you should be ashamed of yourself? She was raped????? Are you kidding me??? is it possible the woman completely over reacted? yes/ watch the TSA agent. She was trying to calm her down. Thsi isn’t anywhere close to rape, and the writer does any rape survivor a diservice by saying so.

    an Obama patdown?

    Do you know that the acronym BIOYA means?

    Google it.
    tell that so abused woman to ride the bus next time.

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  • #127 April 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm whatever commented:

    Well, aren’t you just a wonderful human being?

    Heh, c’mon, lefties, keep it up. Tell us how you really feel, the contempt you feel for this woman. Keep telling us that we should just shut the hell up and obey. Keep telling us that we shouldn’t question the system.

    There was a time when you miserable fools Questioned Authority™. When you believed in dissent. When you…

    Oh, who the hell am I kidding? You never believed in any of that. You just wanted power, and now that you have it the rest of us are not to complain.

  • You can’t just dismantle a whole agency in a week.

    He hasn’t tried to dismantle it. He’s expanded both the size of the organization and the intrusiveness of their searches.

    Yeah, yeah, I know. OBEY.

  • I hate the TSA and all law enforcement people say clearly that the TSA is not the police and are not authorized to do anything they are doing, I don’t care that they are part of the DHS, which is a fraudulant organization that takes more rights than it has to do absolutely nothing to provide security for America. They are nothing but a money pit for things that look like they are providing security but in reality they are violating our rights and privacy up and down. The police are saying that what they are doing to people is without a doubt “sexual abuse”. There is no reason for them to be checking any White woman down there supposedly looking for a bomb?

    Ever notice Muslim women never fly? There is nothing in the Islamic belief that would allow for anything like this search, even the x-ray would be prohibited. But Christian’s allow such a violation of our privacy and we are supposed to be teaching our children that they are not to allow anyone other than their parents and their doctor to touch them down there, and we send them blindly into a damn airport so that our teaching can be thrown out the window when we stand there and watch our daughters and sons crying as some big fat Black woman fondles our children? Give me a break.

    And I don’t give a damn if anyone thinks what I just said about Black woman sounds racist, I’ll guarantee you most White people wouldn’t allow such a thing to take place if they knew they would go to jail if they stepped in and stopped a agent from touching their kids down there.

    The police I’ve heard have all said the TSA are nothing but glorified airport security guards. That’s all they are, but are being allowed to stop vehicles on the highway and force everyone out, full body searches, empty the car and go through everything looking for bombs or bomb making materials??? Give me a break!!


  • Eric R.

    So why is it ‘Obama’s TSA Groping’? It’s been the policy since right after 9/11. You could equally call it “Bush’s” or “America’s” or “Congress’ TSA Groping” — but, what’s the point?

    Write you Congressman, point out to the public that hand pat-downs are not just offensive but perhaps emotionally traumatic for certain people — but DON’T use this as yet another partisan offensive! What a damper for the sake of the issue! Treat it for it is, our society grappling with how to safely transport people on airplanes, not another political prop for partisan power grabs.

  • It’s been the policy since right after 9/11.

    The hell it has. This is a new procedure in place since 2010, replacing the old pat-down procedures. These are much more intrusive.

  • Dan

    Jim, Homeland Security (and the current protocol for airport pat-downs) was a product of the Bush administration, just like the massive debt we are still struggling with….Oh yeah, and the two wars….so just admit that you’re racist and hate Obama and save us all some time trying to make sense of your maniacal ranting. Just think, you could pull down this site, get off your ass, go out and actually make a difference in the real world. I hear the Westboro Baptist Church is looking for some help. You seem like a perfect fit.

    P.S. – Let your wife know that the little stunt you put her up to at the airport (that you just happened to pull your camera phone out in time to film) makes her seem more unstable, and would concern me a lot more, than a turban clad arabic suicide bomber.

  • bobby Priest

    We should have multiple security lines at airport based on how people look. White Middle age midwestern women in can go through one line, white men in dockers and golf shirts through another. Then we can save the real humiliating pat down and questioning for anyone darker or scary looking.

    Do I like the Pat downs? No, of course not. I like to get through the line as fast as possible and get to the bar. I’m willing to give up certain liberties for that. It looked like from the video that the TSA behaved appropriately and professionally. Homeland Security was a Republican idea set in place by Republican. I don’t see how its “Obamas war on women” That sound like a FOX/Glenn Beck/O’Rielly/Hannity soundbite.

  • Boris

    Israel? Really? Do you think Israel airport process is better? While it’s true that 95% of people go easy, if you have the bad luck of being single out, you’ll spend several hours answering questions. Not only that, the criteria to be single out is basically based on profiling, so just by being from a specific country you can be subjected to a really tough process, not better than those that some criminals are subjected in the US.

    Now, I understand why Israel takes those measures, they are under constant threat and they need to cover their backs, and if you’re going into a plane within their air space you have to deal with it, I guess Americans should do the same and stop sobbing about it.

  • All done, Dan? Let’s see… standard leftist cliches: denial that anything is Obama’s fault (the debt, the current TSA screening rules), an accusation of racism, and of course an accusation that it was all a setup.

  • Dan

    I guess not Otto. Not quite. Go ahead and let me know what in Jim’s intro text is not totally misleading? Obama TSA patdown??? Seriously. At least you aren’t trying to blame Obama with starting the two wars….

  • Dan

    Or wait, maybe you haven’t gotten to that yet. Because after all he is Muslim right? And by virtue of that, just like all Muslims, he must be a terrorist. Right?

  • I’m willing to give up certain liberties for that.

    If there was an epitaph for liberty, those words would work nicely.

    Bobby, to date the number of airplanes hijacked by overweight, crying women is: zero. To date, the number of airplanes hijacked by six-year-olds is: zero. To date, the number of airplanes hijacked by toddlers is: zero. To date, the number of airplanes hijacked by elderly women is: zero.

    As I’ve said, this is security theater. It is the illusion of safety, not the real thing. It is political correctness, the unwillingness to offend the one group that DOES try to hijack and blow up airplanes: Muslims. They are wasting our time and our tax dollars with these ridiculous pat-downs, they are encroaching on our rights, and for what? So that you can believe you’re safer getting to the bar?

    You’re not.

    Homeland Security was a Republican idea set in place by Republican.

    Y’know what? I’ve answered this point THREE TIMES already. Who is president right now?!? Answer the question. Who has the power to change these security procedures?

    Tell you what, though… since to you the only thing that matters is that Republicans take the blame, I’ll go with that. Let’s call Bush’s creation a terrible idea and disband it. Are you game?

    yeah, didn’t think so.

  • George Washington

    This “article” and this website is some of the dumbest crap I have ever come across. Recognizing that we all have views across the political spectrum this is some crap. As a founder of the U.S.A. I beg the majority of commentators on this website not to procreate. God bless.

  • Democrat Renegade

    Evil Otto:
    April 16th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Obamamites have warped minds. It will be disaffected Democrats like me, and former Democrats, like many Hillary supporters who are now independents, that will deny Obama his reelection. (Advice to you and those similar: Be fair in your comments about the Clintons. I know that they aren’t saints, but they are America lovers which is not the case with the cabal in the White House today). Surely, you have seen the polls in which even when oversampling of Democrats is the norm, Obama loses to Romney. I am not a big Romney fan by any means, but he will be a vast improvement over the faux Democrats tha OCCUPY the White House… big monied, communist loving sympathizers for the most part.

  • Denny Quinn

    This is so much bulls##t. I fly five or six times a year – both domestic and international. Because of hip replacements I am always patted down or opt for full body scan when available. It is NOTHING. Three/five minutes extra at the most – non invasive. While I don’t think that the screeners are adequately trained I cannot understand why anyone would have a meltdown over this. If that woman is that close to tears when she knows that it is likely to happen, why would I want to share a plane with her ??

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  • Obama TSA patdown??? Seriously.

    He is in charge of the agency. He is responsible for the rules which have gone into effect under his administration. Or is he not president when it’s not convenient?

    You ridiculous cultists never change… you accept NO blame for anything bad, but demand that Obama be given credit for everything good. I’m going to repeat this: Obama is president. He. Is. Responsible.

    At least you aren’t trying to blame Obama with starting the two wars…

    Nah, that was you, blaming Bush. Hey, though, let’s say I grant you the premise that Bush started the Iraq War.

    That’s one.

    Who started the other war, Dan?

  • #145 April 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm Dan commented

    Sorry, Dan, you seem to be arguing with the cartoon, cliched conservative you have in your head, and not me. I’ll wait here while you read my comments and see if I’ve ever claimed that.

    For the record, no, I do not believe for one second that Obama is a Muslim. Are we clear, drone?

  • RealityCheck

    Stop whining and holding everybody up in line by being a cry baby….this lady clearly has mental issues. Get over it and keep the damn line moving. If you don’t want to go through security then take the Greyhound

  • #149 April 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm Denny Quinn commented:


  • #153 April 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm RealityCheck commented:


  • bg


    re Iraq War: scroll up for several more, and down for one..


  • tpartynitwit

    This woman is a Canucks fan who’s just learned the LA Kings have gone up 3-0 in the best of 7 Stanley Cup series between the two teams. Like a good Canucks fan — or player for that matter– she’s ready with the tears to feign violation at the drop of a hat.

  • #157 April 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm tpartynitwit commented:

    Blame the victim. Oh, and obey.

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  • While I don’t see the tsa people as truly professional in their way, most of them do try. I still see that we must be searched. There can be no discrimination in how we are treated. But, like in the case of the elderly lady with the diapers, shouldn’t there be a professional opinion and instruction, if not from the tsa guards, maybe from the higher ups who I hope are better educated? This lady went over the top, though I saw no reason for her to be howling. No body is that special and the job must get done. She was not groped. A former police officer ought to know the difference between cavity search and surface palpation. Also, It has nothing to do with Obama, stop politicizing every issue. This is just about safety.

  • bg


    Evil Otto #158 April 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    re: Oh, and obey...

    “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method
    of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without
    tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for
    entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away
    from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from
    any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing
    enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final


  • George Washington

    This website is a gift that keeps on giving. Sample comments above: “contact with my labia majora” (sure there was no minora in there?) to “muslim women never fly” (your view may be slightly changed if you left whatever hole you may be residing in). This website makes American independence and freedom cry.

  • TC

    This article is a joke. Its a video of lady getting patted down. Stop crying get on the plane

  • #163 April 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm TC commented:


  • This website makes American independence and freedom cry.

    Yeah! Real American independence and freedom comes from doing whatever the government tells you to do without question!

  • chuck

    Umm is this real life? Are you serioulsy comparing this lady to a real rape victim???? Lady is a nutcase who cant control her emotions. She had a simple patdown. GTF over it. Dont like TSA dont fn fly you pansy fks.

  • #166 April 16, 2012 at 4:12 pm chuck commented:


  • bobby Priest

    Evil Otto commented:

    Tell you what, though… since to you the only thing that matters is that Republicans take the blame, I’ll go with that. Let’s call Bush’s creation a terrible idea and disband it. Are you game?

    yeah, didn’t think so.

    No argument from me that its a bad creation, totally agree. The whole Homeland security agency is bad idea, created by a bad president, I also agree that Obama is current President.

    If you ever look and see what some idiots try to bring on a planes, you can see why they have to check Old ladys, kids.


    The problem with these arguments and rhetoric is that its evangelical clap trap to start a holy war.

  • George Washington

    I was going to try and post a reasoned response and then I realised it was a bit useless. I do seriously hope that many of the comments above are based on a desire to score “political points” and do not actually represent true views. Perhaps being naive but some of the above is just sad.

    To save you time-not a TSA worker and not an Obama voter.

  • John Smith

    That woman was no victim at all. That was a simple routine patdown and nothing more. I certainly wouldn’t want to fly with someone so unstable they can’t make it through a patdown without freaking out. For those saying a 6 year old or elderly woman would never bring a bomb onto a plane…ever think perhaps a small device could be planted on them and then remotely detonated once in the sky??? Get over yourselves you self-righteous pompous asses!!

  • Joe Texas

    War on Women… Sobbing Female Suffers Through Obama’s TSA Groping

    I guess you don’t let small facts get in your way, like the fact George W. Bush started the TSA pat down policy.

  • Seriously?

    “This website is a gift that keeps on giving. Sample comments above: “contact with my labia majora” (sure there was no minora in there?)”

    Dude, you’re an asshat. Ever think the commenter may have been trying to use the more anatomically correct and accurate description in order to keep the discussion objective and factual rather than saying “THAT SCREENER TOUCHED MAH PUSSY LIPS GUYS!!!!!!!”

  • She was not violated

    Are you insane? She was not “sexually violated”! No one is violating her. She’s just sobbing like a whiny child. If you can’t handle security measures, then don’t fly. Meanwhile, stop trying to distort the truth with your misleading description of what happened, which was nothing at all.

  • The whole Homeland security agency is bad idea, created by a bad president, I also agree that Obama is current President.

    Then, as Harry Truman (a much, much better president) said: “The buck stops here.” President Obama is to blame for the current mess, a system which inconveniences and harasses citizens with little logic and no common sense. He, and only he, has the power to fix the problem.

    He’s simply not interested.

    If you ever look and see what some idiots try to bring on a planes, you can see why they have to check Old ladys, kids.

    That’s quite a list. Quite a short list. Seriously, that’s your argument? why we have to check little old ladies and kids? We’re spending billions of dollars every year, wasting untold millions of man-hours, treating American citizens like cattle, for what? That?

    This current system forever plays defense. It is always trying to catch up to the next terrorist plot. Someone smuggles a bomb in their shoes? Millions of Americans now have to take theirs off, despite security not once having detected a shoe bomb. Others try and smuggle explosives in in liquid form, and as a result people are limited in the liquids they can carry.

    I’m just waiting for some terrorist to smuggle something onto a plane up his ass. When he does, will the TSA institute random cavity searches? If they do, what will all the people on this thread saying “it’s no big deal do?” Complain about their rights?!? They have no rights. They pissed them away years ago for an illusion.

    The problem with these arguments and rhetoric is that its evangelical clap trap to start a holy war.

    You’re going to have to explain this… a holy war?

  • #173 April 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm She was not violated commented:


  • foo


    In order to ensure the safety of my child from inappropriate sexual contact during your pat down procedure, I plan on recording you with my phone camera.

    As you have stated many times, these pat downs are for our safety, and likewise, me recording you is for our safety from you as well.

    Please advise EXACTLY the procedure for accomplishing this.

    Thank You,

  • George Washington

    To Seriously?-one time I was punched in my humeral great tubercle. Does that offend you or excite you? Take your point on avoiding the vulgarities but the use of an exact anatomical term struck as odd (“between the legs” “the nether regions” “in a very inappropriate place”-maybe better?)

    Look forward to your response as the use of “asshat” in your commentary indicates an extraordinary intellectual capability. Look forward to your insights.

  • Sara

    I believe that People tend to overreact to things like this. This is for everyone’s security. I have been chosen at random for a pat down, no biggy. I have also went through the new x ray machines they have, no biggy. WHo cares. It’s not assault sexual or whatever. It’s for everyone’s benefit to make flights secure. If someone looks suspicious, they check you. If at random, oh well. It should not matter who you are, your age, color or creed. You get checked and then move on. Quit making a big thing over nothing. She was probably scared that she was picked out of other people. I can see where that can make you feel bad, but come on.

  • Since when is it “Obama’s TSA?” He INHERITED it from, um, Bush and Cheney. I totally agree that the agency serves no legitimate purpose when people are being scanned and groped until they have an emotional meltdown. Anybody who didn’t see the epidemic of theft from luggage coming was hitting the neocon Kool-Ade hard.

    But I applaud you for making this video public. Maybe if our elected officials OF BOTH PARTIES see enough voters being routinely and publicly violated in our airports, they’ll find a way to protect our airports that actually works.

  • bobby Priest

    Evil Otto
    That’s quite a list. Quite a short list. Seriously, that’s your argument?

    C’mon seriously it was an example, I saw first hand a TSA agent pull 8″ scissors out of a kids backpack.

    It ain’t 1776 anymore, we live in both an exciting and terrifying age where technology and theology are being used for good and evil. So lets say Obama ends Bush’s TSA agency, then what? No security or some security, how much is too much. Do we only Pat down people that “look” Muslim? Lots of finger pointing, soundbites and rhetoric but no actual suggestions.

    Holy war, absolutely. I’ve heard and read more about Obamas faith/religious and lack of, he is a muslim etc etc. This from a country that has separation of Church and state. Romney, Santorum, Palin and Newt all go on and on and on about there faith, bible and Jesus. And denouncing Muslim as the darth vader or religion.

  • Stoolie

    You people are crazy. This was no sexual assault. It was a simple over the clothes patdown. Unless you want another 9/11 then if you want to fly you may have to be patted down. If you don’t want to be patted down then take the train. Thanks for President Obama there has not been a major terrorist incident since 9/11 and we have also killed Bin Laden. Just Facts, put them in your pipe and smoke it.

  • Jeff H in TX

    Nice alternate reality machine you got there Gateway…
    Obama didn’t fly planes into the WTC, didn’t invent the DHS or the TSA and so far has opined on the side of overhauling the screening process.

    But like I said, nice alternative reality machine you got there.

  • #180 April 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm Stuart Ass Kicker commented:

    Obey. Or die.

  • Thanks for President Obama there has not been a major terrorist incident since 9/11 and we have also killed Bin Laden.

    Brilliant. So not only do you credit a president who has only been in office since 2009 for there not having been a terrorist attack for the seven years prior to him taking office, you think he’s responsible for killing bin Laden.

    Free hint: it was the CIA that found bin Laden, and it was the United States military (specifically, the Navy SEALs) who finished him off. Obama merely told them to go ahead… something I expect any president to do as part of his job description.

  • Bo Bitterman

    Actually what is more offensive than a TSA pat-down is having to sit next to a grossy obese people that spills into my seat and then they have to touch me for the duration of my flight. Now thats assault.

  • #186 April 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm Stoolie commented:

    Heh, that all you got, serf? C’mon, kid, insult me. Try and be clever about it.

  • Roger Grant

    Totally agree with you Bo. Bobby the free marketing capitalist are going to end the war on terror by exporting of american food.


  • Agreed, Bo.

  • bg


    “Socialism only works in two places:

    Heaven where they don’t need it and
    hell where they already have it.”

    -Ronald Reagan


  • Supreme Court Enables More Molesting

    This is ridiculous! And looks like the Supreme Court is going to force strip searches for everyone who gets arrested…no matter what the offense. I bet we can all guess which justices let this one pass, right?


  • Stan

    If Israeli-style airport security were ever instituted in the US, there would be mass riots. You think the TSA pat-down is intrusive? How about being forced to strip naked and having someone run their hands over every inch of your body? Because that’s how it works in Israel if you are deemed suspicious (young, unaccompanied travelers, Arabs and Muslims, people who have visited the West Bank or another Arab/Muslim country, people who don’t buy their own tickets, non-Jews born in Israel, etc., etc.) I have flown out of Ben Gurion at least twice a year for the last 32 years, and have been strip searched dozens of times. So don’t hold up Israel as a model while complaining about “Obama’s” TSA.

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  • I am a female that has traveled about ten times in the last three months. I have needed the help of a wheelchair on a few ocassions because of some recient surgeries. I have pins in my neck and leg however none of them ever set off the beeper at the airport. I am however, ALWAYS chosen for random searches ALWAYS, wheelchair, cane or unassisted. I have had my breasts grabbed and my crotch felt up so far I thought I was going to need to ask for birth control. It is always done right in front of everyone else in the airport. I drive when I can, but sometimes you just have to fly. Not to mention that you might as well plan on dressing after you get to the airport since you need to undress as soon as you get there. I hate to fly…I am not alone.

  • Tim

    People, this is not a sexual assault. Fair game to yell at the TSA for not caring about a crying woman, they should have done it somewhere more private that was far too public. But the TSA agent had no sexual intent whatsoever. You can even hear her say “almost done” towards the end. TSA agents probably hate this just as much as everyone else, but to people calling this “sexual assault” it surely is not

  • Alethea

    I did hear the TSA agent tell her (in a nice voice) that is was ok…..did anyone else hear that???

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  • Steve

    Everyone posting on here is ridiculous. How on earth can you possibly call this rape? Every last one of you makes me sick, and this is such a horrific insult to women who were truly assaulted. Not a single one of you has even the slightest grasp on reality, and you’re nothing more than pathetic, attention-seeking whores. Enjoy sulking through the rest of your miserable lives, and I can’t wait to see you get tear-gassed at the next failed Occupy movement.

  • Juan Pablo

    The fact that this event is being termed as a sexual assault is absolutely ludicrous. It was a pat-down, not rape, molestation, or harrassment. She shouldn’t be subject to a pat-down just because she is crying? That is an absurd claim. As much as I hate getting “randomly” selected for searches (aka being latino), it is well worth being on a safe flight. People need to toughen up, seriously.

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  • steven

    Umm… Bush implemented the changes to TSA. But good job trying to pass the buck. Do your research before posting such trash you idiot.

  • seejanemom

    F|_|CK. THAT.

    Sheeple. That’s what they are breeding.

  • seejanemom

    F|_|CK. THAT.

    Sheeple. That’s what they are breeding.

    And for all you numbskulls who think this is nothing— the line for the ovens is up front…

  • R

    What makes any of you delusional people believe that this is President Obama’s fault? lol! Because the fact is that your guy…that would be Dubya Bush…put these policies into place following 9/11. All that Obama is guilty of is doing nothing to remove them…of course, were he to do just that, you all would start yelling that he’s a ‘terrorist sympathizer’, so there really is no winning from your point of view, huh.

  • J.W.

    The price of freedom , Don’t fly or quit your wining

  • Steve

    Again, comparing accepting these virtually non-invasive measures to VOLUNTARILY fly to the Holocaust shows just how despicable a person you are. The only comfort I get is that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you hate your life.

  • Kay

    Seeing this video makes the bile rise in my throat. The issue isnt simply how these frisks are being performed, but who they are being performed on. This woman obviously has issues with trauma and the emotion she displays in this video is a mere fraction of what she may have went through after the video ended. Being touched in such an invasive manner, regardless of who it is by (doctor, police officer, TSA agent, spouse, ext.) can lead to re-traumatization of someone with past issues (especially when it is embarassingly conducted in front of a crowd of gawking people). And did someone in this forum mention the TSA are not part of the police department? I admit that not all police officers have conducted themselves in the utmost professional manner, but it is an additional hard slap in the face that these invasive bodily pat-downs are being conducted by these TSA agent people. I also wanted to comment on how disgusting, disgraceful, and shameful it is that in a well-developed country full of inteligent people, this is what we have come up with to protect our country: conduct the same invasive bodily frisks on citizens, even if it mean triggering psychological trauma in victims or force them through a body scan that is riduculously revealing but cant event detect an object hidden beneath a fold of skin.

  • Emily

    @evil otto,
    your arguments are ridiculous. Obey? Seriously? Because we want to be protected. You know that if they had found something dangerous on that woman, or anyone for that matter you would all be applauding the TSA for stopping a possible attack. Come on now. You think I’m delusional and follow whatever the government tells me to do? I pick my own battles. And this is not one.

  • Jerry Kelley

    This author is a f-ing sissy! And this commentary is hilarious:


  • Emily

    I would also like to point out that it is not just the president who makes decisions for this country, the Congress has joint authority so you can’t blame everything on the president. Now let me ask this one question, Who is the majority party in the House right now? Republicans. Just sayin.

  • Joann

    TSA was in place long before Obama was elected…The person running TSA and our congress and senators should be held liable for this….It almost seems like they intentionally pick the most unlikely people just so they will not be accused of racial profiling. Ex..elderly woman in diapers. Small child brought to tears…middle aged caucasion woman brought to tears…TSA agents and supervisors shold be ashamed of themselves.

  • Emily

    If this was an Arab man who was sobbing there would be no discussion. Come on people.

  • Richard Hofmeier

    So this is now an Obama thing?? REALLY?!? He alone set up the world we live in and personally increased airport security to this point? Have you completely forgotten which President brought the US of A to this point? It is almost laughable to see people like you who have forgotten the eight years of “Either with me or you are the enemy!” attitude of the King George the Idiot era! What a total hypocrite you are to blame this on the standing president!

  • Patricia M.

    As someone who had a hip replacement at a relatively young age (congenital hip dysplasia, so my hip has been an issue my whole life), I go through these pat-downs several times a year. Every TSA agent has been courteous and professional. I have a pleasant attitude towards them and let them know I have a hip replacement and go through this all of the time. I have never been touched in a sexual manner nor have I ever felt degraded or demeaned. I smile when they approach and have a relaxed attitude. I don’t stress out about this and I think this helps the agent to not be as stressed while doing her job as well. And by the way, I was sexually abused as a child, so I do have that “baggage” I carry. I just try to not let it interfere with everything I do in my life. I’m in therapy for it and I continually try to work on my issues. I am a work in progress. Another point I’d like to make is that I feel that this is a small price for me to pay to be safe while flying. I would hate for our country to go through the trauma of another September 11th. And really, I find it hypocritical to criticize President Obama when we lost quite a few of our constitutional rights as citizens under George W. Bush. I don’t hear complaints about the government being able to wiretap our phones, know what library books we check out, or read our emails without subpoenas. You can’t criticize one without criticizing the other.

  • Dave Wetzel

    Other countries are right, wow Americans complains too much. I understand the potential of someone having flashbacks to a rape situation they my have experienced before, but the majority of people who complain about this are just complaining because they want to. Get over it already.

  • Common Sense

    Why is it call Obama TSA…..It Wasn’t Call Bush TSA and BUSH Put The Patriot Act Into Action….GET REAL AND HAVE SOME MORALS AND TRUTH ABOUT YOURSELF!!!!

  • Gini

    I agree these gropes are unneccesary and we should be more like the Israelies at airport check-in. But to politicize this is a mistake. We lost many privacy rights under Bush after 911 including severe patdowns. So lets leave political blame out of this topic and address the real issues, which Both parties can be thanked for. We need to change our security policies at the airports.

  • Honestly…

    This lady and everyone else need to relax already. She was not groped, assaulted, felt up or anything else that could be seen as inappropriate. It was a simple pat down by TSA that goes on a million times every single day in airports across the world and you dont see or hear anyone else complaining but Americans who think if someone looks at them the wrong way something is wrong. I am an American college student and been flying across the world my whole life and if she was “groped” then I have been sexually assaulted many times while flying. And if anyone thinks this is bad, this is nothing compared to when a police officer searches you. Everyone needs to grow up and stop b*tching anytime something doesnt go their way.

  • Gini

    In response to the person commenting on the Secret Service agents who were let go this week because of consorting with prostitutes. I hate to break it to you, this has been going on for years, as far back as 2001. At that time, I dated a military pilot who flew South America regularily including Colombia. He told me how many of the government men (himself included), military etc could not wait for assignments there because they could get wild and have “fun” with the local women. So this is absolutely nothing new and will continue after the press attention is gone. Not Obama’s, Bush’s or any other presidents fault. It seems it comes out now becuse it is useful against Obama. Dumbness all the way around.

  • Diana

    OMG Why does everyone blame Obama for things that were started by Bush ! Get your facts straight.

  • huh??

    Did I miss something here? Did any of you idiots who are complaining about everything from Obama to the gov’t using this to break us down an turn us into puppets even watch this video? Nothing even happened, the lady is obviously a anxious and over dramatic individual.
    Am I sorry that she is upset? Sure, but lets be honest it is time for her to get a grip. She probably does this when she sees a spider in the house, starts flapping her hands like an autistic kid and starts crying hysterically. Get a grip folks, you are losing your minds!!

  • jen

    TSA isn’t for security it’s to traumatise and condition people. To anyone posting who does not know this – you have been horribly lied to your whole life about EVERYTHING and there is likely no hope for you.

    Anyway, my two cents – the other day TSA sent my carry-on bags through the scanner not once but twice, and then made a fuss of HAND SEARCHING it. When I am at my gate waiting I muck around in my computer bag and find a grand total of FIVE LIGHTERS in it! FIVE! (i had stored them in there the week earlier and forgot them!)

    So YEA that pretty much sums it up doesn’t it.

    And YES for the record the TSA DOES go out of its way to hire shifty perverted criminals. As they are themselves. And NO it has nothing to do with politics or any of that, they are all in it together, left right black white, bunch of evil, evil hoes.

    We can fuss until the cows come home, these turds have worked hundreds of years to get at global domination, population reduction (eugenics), and total mind control. No matter how loud we get, they are going to have their day, so be prepared. There is NO reasoning with them. NO electing “new” “leaders.” They are all in on it and the ones who get out of line within their own ranks and try to do genuine good, either don’t get far, get completely shut out, or are killed. It’s on. And if it comes to it that the masses are revolting hard enough, and the soulless creatures think they MIGHT lose, they have no qualms taking the whole rock and everything on it, out.

    Good thing that KARMA is a universal law, and will take care of that lot in due time.

    I’m not saying don’t protest this, just that ultimately they are so high up on their pedestals of power and wealth, and for that matter, SOULLESS, that your voices are like mice to them. Basically it’s like trying to communicate with a Nile Crocodile.

    Perhaps if the WHOLE COUNTRY rallies……but even then, they’ve got FEMA, coffins, arsenal, and martial law on the books ready to go.

  • Andy

    Simple solution: don’t fly. If you don’t want to submit to the rules, drive. Flying is a privilege, not a right.

  • Reasonable Person

    What is wrong with you people? These pat downs have been happening since before President Obama took office. Where were you when George W. Bush was president? He started the TSA. (I removed a vulgar comment I wanted to make here). Selective outrage is the hallmark of the current crop of Right-Wing idealogues.

  • bg


    #217 April 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    Common Sense commented:

    re: [Why is it call Obama TSA….]

    well, it’s not only no longer Bush’s TSA, but
    Obama UNIONIZED the TSA.. that is why..

    evidently common sense & critical
    are buried side by side.. 🙁


  • Patricia M.

    Hey, I don’t think anyone has commented on the recent Supreme Court ruling that we can be strip searched if we’re being arrested for any reason, including not paying for our traffic tickets or some other misdemeanor. That’s way more concerning to me. Isn’t that even more stripping away (pun intended) of our constitutional rights? Like I said before, I’ll put up with a pat-down by TSA any day to ensure the safety of air travel. But I really wouldn’t want to get strip searched. I guess I’d better get the lead out of my right foot.

  • DB

    I feel bad that this woman was so so upset by this event – but come on… really? You get a check up from a gynecologist once a year or a mammogram? Those procedures are way more invasive than the TSA patting you down checking your thighs, hips and bust for weapons or explosives.

    Sooooo, If you want to fly to travel – these are the TSA’s rules – you can thank to Osama Bin Laden and many others for that – a few bad apple screwballs ruin it for everyone – we can’t have anymore planes blowing up in mid air or fly crashing into city buildings – you now know what to expect at the airport security and of the TSA – if you don’t like it don’t fly. It’s Simple, take a Boat, Train, Bus or Drive. Be well.

  • bg


    Diana #221 April 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    using yours, and numerous other Obots, it’s Bushs’ fault
    the world is flat logic, i say no, no, no, it’s Gods fault!!

    He started it!! /s/


  • Matt

    Hi everyone I never been on a plane in my life and i am only 30 yrs old. What i saw was very very dumb of my the TSA fat ass bitch was doing to that woman. TSA means The result of security at American airports becoming so extreme that you now have to either be seen naked or be felt up head-to-toe by a stranger if you want to get on a plane.

    Mostly a new entity, which is perhaps the single most conspicuous domestic policy failure of the US government since 2000.

    The TSA’s job is to inspect baggage carried on flights at 450 international airports in the USA. Implementing this mandate simply consisted of “federalizing” thousands of private-sector employees who had been woefully under-qualified. Initially, the DHS had been formed explicitly to break law enforcement unions (which contribute to fighting corruption in law enforcement, as well as protecting law enforcement officers’ rights as employees). In the case of the TSA, this had disastrous consequences for the quality of air travel.
    The Transportation Security Administration has one mission, namely, to check passengers and luggage at 450 international airports across the USA. It does not inspect freight or border entries; that is done by Customs and Border Protection. For this function, it employs 45,000 screeners under lousy conditions with awful pay. And it spends more doing this one thing than Sweden spends on its entire military.

    Transportation Security Adminstration. Another failure of the Bush Administration created after 9-1-1 to allegedly make air travel safer. It is run by uneducated, politically-correct idiots with inflated egos in white shirts who give travelers a hard time, and search crewmembers, grandma and handicapped people to see if they have a weapon but nonchalantly allows Johnny Muhammad Terrorist in line to walk through security without a second thought. The TSA agents at the airports have big egos just because they are Federal Employees, but have few real job skills and should be working at McDonalds taking my order. I have much more respect for those people any day.

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  • Uhhhh

    Ummmmm…. If i remember correctly, i’ve been patted down by TSA during the Bush administration too.

    And you can thank the Bush admin for instilling this fear in our eff’d up society.

    You’ve won terrorists. You’ve won.

  • TroyfromOZ

    This footage shows nothing of anything sexual.. I mean get a grip, she was asked if she wanted a pat down or screen or to mover into another room, she said No, I would rather be and see people searched than foo some idiot to take a bomb or knife on a flight and next yoyu have 300 dead people or more, so she cried, she will get over it. The footage you show is nothing. But looking at all the other comments most only get a agree etc if they are the way you see things or the way “YOU” want people to see and believe I mean who is the puppet? Your just as bad if there is one. Right on Dave Wetzel agree lol. Some people just need to vent and just say stupid stuff like Jen OMG lol. Get a pat down get over it move on and most people on here get a life man… If you don’t agree with them don’t fly. But if you would rather have someone go though with a bomb by all means get your own plane and airport, and Jen leaving 5 lighters in your bag phht I mean get real woman. This woman may have had truma or some illness, frankly she will get over it. If she had been found with something that was harmfull and had the chance of blowing up a plane would not even be talkign about it, I mean what do you people in USA call groping etc? My goodness she was harldy touched, do you all not make love or something? If you do you have no idea then what your calling groping and sexual harressment lol.Get over yourself people. Idiots really…..

  • bg


    Obama is a saint!! a saint can do
    no wrong, he’s a saint i tell you!!

    oh wait, oh no he didn’t..

    oh yes he not only can, but has, and will continue to..

    bit more here..


  • Give me a break! The video clearly shows that this was a routine patdown, and the poor woman obviously over reacted. I’m not making any assumptions as to her reasons for the outburst – but it’s better to be safe than sorry when confined in a tin can with hundreds of other people flying at 30000 feet. This story is just a bunch of reactionary anti-Obama propaganda. Anybody ever been on a plane with a suspicious person on board?

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  • Confused

    What am I missing here? It didn’t look like an invasive/sexual patdown…. I think the woman was just over-reacting.

    I want to be safe when I fly and if that means having someone pat me down… big deal!

    Get over it!

  • jen



  • s

    I really don’t see the big deal here. I would rather be checked out and all the people on my flight be checked than to blow up in the air because a terroist was on my flight.

    No, I’m not a liberal, I’m a conservative, I”m female, not male. I’ve been raped before and I don’t consider this anywhere close to being raped. Yes, this is America and we have rights but after 911 I don’t trust anyone on my flights!

  • remus.grrrl

    I used to work for the Canadian equivalent to the TSA….named CATSA. When we manned the US gate for travellers we kicked up a fuss when families were selected for “special” screening. I know on one day, it was a family with 2 kids 4 and 6 and no one….and I mean NO worker would touch those kids for a pat down. I think a supervisor finally did….but we as workers would never do it. I don’t understand why the TSA agents don’t stand up for themselves. If you know it is wrong, don’t do it. Just because someone is “selected” doesn’t mean it has to be done….use your brains for crying out loud.

    I understand how people are upset after 9/11….but really…it was ten years ago, and it was 3 planes out of how many hundreds that are flown on a daily basis. I think people need to get better perception on things that happen. Statistically…..the chances are really low to have a problem on an airplane.

    I just think that people are losing their ability to think for themselves and just go with the establishment. Tell me….what happens when the establishment is WRONG?

  • Gary

    bg 33

    Andrea Tantaros has been on my radar screen for some time, particularly for the way she takes it to Beckel on the Five.
    Rush calls her Angela Tarantula for some reason. her mother called Rush’s show a while back to ask why and then said it was a perfect description for her.

    I hope she runs for Congress at some point.

  • Gary

    57 [deleted 58] 59 60 61 and 62

    Wow five posts in a row (not counting the deleted one) pointing out that Bush started the TSA, not Obama. And all by different people. Amazing how those totally different people posted that same thing over the course of several hours.

    I’m thinking this person couldn’t settle on a response he liked. If at first you don’t succeed…

  • Gary

    BTW all you referenced above,
    Yes Bush started the TSA, but the pat downs started under Obama.

    So, now was this an article railing about having a TSA or railing about invasive pat down procedures?
    I forget.

  • Gary

    Steve 63

    I realize you’re a lost cause, but this post is so that a clueless lib like yourself doesn’t get the last word putting out a lie (hat tip to Breitbart)

    If you don’t think high fuel prices are on the liberal agenda, then you need the reality check. The whole purpose of the moratorium on drilling, dragging feet on the pipeline, bankrupting the coal mines, etc. is to make conventional abundant fuels expensive so that wind, solar, algae, and other impractical energy sources will seem more competitive by comparison.

    Don’t come around here with your Alinskyite tactics (i.e. ridicule a point if you can’t refute it). We’re better informed than you are.

  • Gary

    Karen McShea 80

    I love being called an idiot by an uninformed idiot.
    Pat down procedures have been in place since 9/11? Really?
    Somebody better tell the TSA then:


    Normally I don’t call names because I can easily win an argument without doing so, but this one’s one the house.

    You’re an idiot.

  • Gary

    Dannielle 81

    I can name at least 10 serious incidents where a would-be bomber has boarded a plane with contraband materials since 9/11, and three off the top of my head since the patdowns started.
    Meanwhile, can you name one single time that the TSA has ever, ever stopped a would-be terrorist from boarding a plane, let alone thanks to a patdown?

    Dannielle, I’m going to go outside now and build a log cabin out in my woods. I’ll come back when I’m done to see if you’ve come up with even one such incident.

    Danielle, I’m not really going to do that. I’m just making the point that you wouldn’t come up with one example even if I gave you a year to do so. I explain that only because I was worried it might have gone over your head.

  • Gary

    Emily 83

    You’re the exact idiot the Obama team had in mind when they invented the “War on Women” to distract from an abyssmal presidential record in an election year. The trolls monitoring this site will happy to report that at least one simpleton fell for it.

    Hey, I like this name-calling stuff. Now I see why you libs do it so much!

  • Gary

    Emily 83

    BTW, what about the right of the person inside the woman’s womb? No rights to life at all if his or her would-be mother decides to kill it right?
    No rights for unborn women right?

  • Gary

    Karen V 88

    The Republican Congress?
    That just proves you’re an uninformed talking points reader.

    Are you not aware that the Senate is controlled by Democrats?
    Are you not aware that the Senate is half of our bicameral Congress?

    Of course not. Actual information is too painful for your liberal head to absorb.
    If your master says Congress is Republican, then by God (oh, scratch God) it is Republican. Right?

  • Gary

    GO GOP 89

    Are you serious?

    The TSA was started in response to 9/11. Extra security at airports. As president after 9/11, would you not have started some such agency?

    The issue here is not about having security at the airport. It’s about ridiculous patdown procedures that have never stopped one would-be terrorist. Ever.

    The patdowns were initiated under Obama’s watch:

    If you’re on our side, get informed. We have enough uninformed attacks coming from the other side.

  • Gary

    Eric R 189

    See 250 above.

  • Gary

    Steven 202

    Bush implemted the changes, really?
    And we’re the idiots who haven’t done the research?


    I didn’t realize Bush had so much authority in 2010. Wow!!

  • Gary

    R 205

    You libs can pretend to be 20 people posting the same exact thing. Obviously assigned here by some lefty blog to say that Bush started this.
    But I’ve posted it enough times now. People know the truth.
    Nice try.

  • Gary

    Diana 221


    Get your facts straight, dummy.

  • Gary

    Matt 230

    This isn’t our old friend Matt is it?

  • Gary

    Uhhhh 232

    Yeah, maybe so. Nobody said that no patdown ever took place before 2010, but the 2010 policy implemented the “enhanced patdown” (i.e. groping) and made it routiine procedure. That’s the difference.

  • StoptheTSA

    Call your scumbag congressmen today!

    TSA agents think that it is part of their job to bait and intimidate those who won’t irradiate their whole bodies in a giant x-ray machine. You are supposed to quietly accept harassment and intimidation and not speak back to your lying abuser. If you do, God forbid, the TSA takes your name and information! Oh No! What next, Guantanamo Bay?


  • Sam Jones

    Most of the comments are so silly. What you any/all of you say when someone gets on a flight and kills themself and all of the passagers and crew? Who would be blame TSA. Wow, let them do there job and keep us safe. If you do not want this to happen to you then DONT FLY, stay home and write stupid comments on websites.

  • Gary

    Sam Jones

    I posted this numerous times already, but once again especially for you:

    Name one single instance of the TSA preventing a would-be terrorist from getting on a plane via this shoes off, irradiation, aggressive patdown, etc.
    It has never happened, not even once.
    Meanwhile, numerous would-be terrorists have gotten past these guys and onto the planes time and again, only to be stopped by their fellow passengers or their own incompetence. Nevermind all the no fly list known terror suspects who have continued to make their way onto airplanes.

    So once again, just exactly what is it about my being groped that makes me safer? Answer: nothing. We’re not one bit safer than we were before.

    But I’ll put the ball in your court to prove me wrong. Come up with even one case of the TSA doing a patdown and catching a terrorist. And for the moment I’ll overlook the ones they let slip through while they were frisking granny.

    Stop back any old time with that case that proves me wrong.
    Until then, stop being a mindless sheep.

  • Speaking Facts

    “You’re going through security, just passed through the naked scanner, you’re getting your bags and you witness a woman crying hysterically as she is getting her Obama TSA patdown?”

    Ummmmm, Obama’s TSA?? Here’s the simple truth:

    The TSA was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, sponsored by Don Young in the United States House of Representatives and Ernest Hollings in the Senate, passed by the 107th U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. Originally part of the United States Department of Transportation, the TSA was moved to the Department of Homeland Security on March 25, 2003.

    Obama worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. Which means Obama had no part in creating the TSA. Maybe you need to direct your anger at the person responsible for creating the TSA.

  • Emily

    @Gary(259 and about a hundred other worthless comments)

    I am going to ignore all of your moronic ideals and meaningless name-calling and focus on your belief that Obama has had an “abysmal” (you spelled it wrong by the way) president. So I am going to lay it out for your simple mind. A) Equal pay for equal work B) Saving the auto industry C) Credit Card reform D) Hate Crime prevention (i know you are probably ticked about this one) E) Student Loan reform F) Wall Street Reform G) Raising Fuel Efficiency standards H) Ending the War in Iraq. I could go on but that seems to cover the main ones. So before you go running your mouth, you should check your facts.

  • Speaking Facts

    “Name one single instance of the TSA preventing a would-be terrorist from getting on a plane via this shoes off, irradiation, aggressive patdown, etc. It has never happened, not even once.”

    Here are 10 instances were the TSA made stops where people were bringing on things that were more dangerous than boxcutters (the weapons that the 9/11 terrorists used to hijack 3 planes and murder thousands of people):

    Top 10 TSA catches for 2011:

    10) Snakes, turtles, and birds were found at Miami (MIA) and Los Angeles (LAX).

    9) A science project shut down a checkpoint at Omaha (OMA).

    8) An artfully concealed non-metallic martial arts weapon called a “Tactical Spike” was found in the sock of a passenger at Pensacola (PNS) after being screened by a body scanner.

    7) Inert landmines were found at Salt Lake City (SLC).

    6) A stun gun disguised as a smart phone was found at Los Angeles (LAX).

    5) A flare gun with seven flares was found in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Norfolk (ORF).

    4) Two throwing knives concealed in hollowed out book were found at Washington National (DCA).

    3) Over 1,200 firearms were discovered at TSA checkpoints across the nation in 2011. Many guns are found loaded with rounds in the chamber.

    2) A loaded .380 pistol was found strapped to passenger’s ankle with the body scanner at Detroit (DTW).

    1) Small chunks of C4 explosives were found in passenger’s checked luggage in Yuma (YUM).

  • Emily

    Also to the Lovely Gary,

    Obama did not create “War on Women”, Republicans did. It is an issue about abortion. Not pat downs. How could this be a “war on women” when it is men AND women who get pat downs. So maybe “War on People” would be better? I don’t really care what you call it, just saying that the slogan was taken. But on that subject I just have a few questions. Who in this country have rights? Citizens by either BIRTH or immigrants who are granted citizenship. But in order to have rights being BORN here, you have to have a birth certificate. And as far as I know they don’t file birth certificate to fetuses. And even if they did, who are you to tell someone else what to do? WOW. You are actually starting to sound like a TSA officer!

  • Speaking Facts

    “BTW, what about the right of the person inside the woman’s womb? No rights to life at all if his or her would-be mother decides to kill it right?
    No rights for unborn women right?

    A fetus is a developing mammal or other viviparous vertebrate after the embryonic stage and before birth. When translated from Latin it means “offspring.”
    In humans, the fetal stage of prenatal development starts at the beginning of the 11th week in gestational age, which is the 9th week after fertilization.

    Weeks 9 to 16
    Fetus attached to placenta, approximately 12 weeks after fertilization.The fetal stage commences at the beginning of the 9th week. At the start of the fetal stage, the fetus is typically about 30 millimetres (1.2 in) in length from crown to rump, and weighs about 8 grams. The head makes up nearly half of the fetus’ size. Breathing-like movement of the fetus is necessary for stimulation of lung development, rather than for obtaining oxygen. The heart, hands, feet, brain and other organs are present, but are only at the beginning of development and have minimal operation. Fetuses are not capable of feeling pain at the beginning of the fetal stage, and may not be able to feel pain until the third trimester. At this point in development, uncontrolled movements and twitches occur as muscles, the brain and pathways begin to develop

    In short, a joined human egg and sperm do not become a fetus until approx. 2 months into gestation. Before that that 2 month mark, what you’re working with is little more than a non-sentient (it doesn’t have a brain yet…or lungs, or heart, nervous system, etc.) collection growing collection of cells. Not even enough to determine the gender. Now, I’m not FOR abortion, I would never, at this point in my life, want a woman with my child to get an abortion. However, I do support the rights of women to make a decision when it comes to what to do in their lives and with their bodies. See, pro choice, does not equal pro-abortion. I just don’t feel it’s my place to tell others how to run their lives, just like a lot of Tea Partiers feel it’s not the government’s place to tell them how to run theirs.

  • Speaking Facts

    “The TSA was started in response to 9/11. Extra security at airports. As president after 9/11, would you not have started some such agency? The issue here is not about having security at the airport. It’s about ridiculous patdown procedures that have never stopped one would-be terrorist. Ever.”

    Honestly, I don’t think you read the link really well. The pat-downs were initiated in response to the would-be terrorists who did make it to the airplane before they were caught. These terrorist did not make it to the planes after the body scans and the pat downs were put into place.

    From your link:
    Pat-downs are primarily used to resolve alarms that occur at a walk-through metal detector, if an anomaly is detected during screening with advanced imaging technology (AIT), or during random screening. If one of those situations arises, you will be given a pat-down before you’re able to continue on to your flight.

    Pat-downs are also given to passengers who opt out of screening by AIT or walk-through metal detectors.

    There’s nothing punitive about it – it just makes good security sense. And the weapons and other dangerous and prohibited items we’ve found during pat downs speak to this.

    In other words, the only reasons a person would receive a pat down is:

    1. They set off the metal detector
    2. They detect something during the AIT screening
    3. Random screening
    4. A passenger opts out of screening by AIT or walk-through metal detectors.

    I can see your beef with #3, but honestly, 1,2 and 4 make good sense.

  • Amy Sparks

    How do you call this “Obama’s TSA” when the TSA was established by the Bush Administration under the Patriot Act? These types of pat-down’s occurred during the Bush administration as well.
    In addition, these reactions are staged. When you are truly scared, your hands shake – they don’t “flap” around like the woman’s hands in this video. It was over-exaggerated and therefore fake.
    I doubt my comments will be posted. No one appreciates it when facts are presented.

  • Gary

    Speaking Facts 260

    See my post 250 above.
    We’re not going to keep repeating the actual facts just because your side is trying to have the last word be a lie.
    This is all Obama.

  • Gary

    Speaking Facts 262

    Holy crap!

    I apologize. I was completely wrong.
    Are you telling me that people were going to hijack a plane using snakes, turtles, and birds?

    And the TSA foiled their evil plot? Wow. Those guys are heroes! I stand corrected.

    And to think they found those snakes, turtles, and birds in a patdown?!!? Where did they guy have them stashed I wonder!!

    Unless I missed something, you didn’t name a single instance of a patdown catching a would-be terrorist.
    The only thing that even came close was the ankle gun, and by your own admission, the scanner caught that (as would a non-invasive metal detector).

    So what was your point again?

    A terror plot foiled by TSA patdown? Still waiting.

  • Gary


    First, thanks for the spelling correction. I do value substance over style, so an occasional typo gets through.

    Now on your points:
    A) Equal pay for equal work
    What good is equal pay when women have lost 92% of the jobs lost since Obama took office?
    Equal pay, if you can find a job, that is.

    B)Saving the auto industry
    First, GM is not the “auto industry”. It is one corporation. Toyota and BMW have plants in the good old USA and they’re thriving companies employing thousands. What’s GM’s problem? Oh yeah, union labor that makes it unprofitable to manufacture the car. Solution? I know, let the govt confiscate a chunk of the company and tell the bondholders to take a hike (i.e. lose their investments in the company). In a free market, if a company doesn’t make a viable product, it has to change its business model or go out of business. Furthermore, why is it you libs rail against the bank bailouts but cheer an auto company bailout? Where’s your consistency? Bailouts are wrong for the reason stated above.
    C) Credit card reform. Don’t be a dunce. The bank has no intention of taking a loss, regardless of legislation. If Congress cuts a revenue stream to the bank, the bank will open one elsewhere. In other words, look for other fees and penalties to show up soon.
    D) Hate crime prevention. No, I’m not ticked about this one. I’m amused. Namely because a hate crime is an impossible thing to prove. What is a hate crime? I rarely hear of somebody getting murdered because somebody just plain liked them too much. As far as “hate” goes, it places quite a burden on the prosecution to get inside the killer’s mind and determine exactly how he felt about the victim. So it doesn’t even make sense as a label. Murder is murder, not hate. Hate isn’t the crime, murder is the crime. But it goes deeper. Libs say “hate crime” but what they really mean is “white against non-white” crime, right? When was the last time you libs called a non-white crime against a white person a hate crime? I’m waiting for that answer.
    E) Student loan reform. Yes, congratulations on that one. Now the student loans are projected to be the next housing bubble, thanks to Obama. Sallie Mae will go the way of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. You see, we don’t live in a country that has a need for 30+% of its citizens to hold college degrees. In other words, they will be underutilized because the demand simply isn’t there. So when the govt takes over the loans and puts way more kids in college than we need, we wind up with a lot of people holding unemployable degrees who then have no way to repay the loans, and subsequently go crap on cop cars in protest. Wow, thanks Obama!
    F) Wall Street Reform. Say what? Exactly what reform would that be? Now you’re just reciting talking points. There has been no meaningful “reform” of Wall Street since Obama took office. If I’m wrong on that, then please spell out what has changed.
    G) Raising fuel efficiency standards. Yeah, never mind the fact that the auto industries can’t rise to meet the challenge. So gas prices go up and Obama mandates that cars be more fuel efficient? Brilliant. What’s next, a mandate that all hungry people have full stomachs? That people with cancer start being healthy? Good grief, you’re stupid. This attack on the combustible engine is rooted in a desire to make electric cars a more favorable option than they currently are because nobody is buying Obama’s Volt. It isn’t working.
    H) Ended the war in Iraq. Exactly right. He ended the war, not “won the war”, but “ended the war”. Anybody can “end” a war. All you have to do is quit fighting and leave. (much like you will do from this website when you see we’re not as ignorant as your side)

    Thanks for the challenge. It took me a full 10 minutes to address your nonsense.
    But the real answer to your praises of Obama will come in November when he is voted out.

    Have a nice day.

  • Gary

    Speaking Facts 265

    If it just makes good security sense, then why has it not stopped one would-be terrorist yet?
    Not even one!
    And why doesn’t Israel use this amazing patdown procedure you like so much?
    They have a lot more to worry about in the way of terrorists, but they rely mainly on oral interview.

    You seem like a person with a brain.
    Don’t be a useful idiot.

  • Gary

    Emily 263

    And I in turn have questions for you.
    Did you just admit (as a liberal) that illegal immigrants and foreign tourists have no rights in America? Are you sure about that?
    They aren’t born here, don’t have citizenship here, don’t have their birth certificate here, so I guess by your logic they don’t have rights.

    Now about the unborn baby’s rights. First let me say wow! That was some ignorant statement.
    So is it your supposition that the aborted baby, had he been given rights, would have opted for suicide? The baby, while inside the woman’s womb, is indeed a separate person. And as I pointed out above, you don’t have to be a citizen with a birth certificate to have rights. You only have to be a person. So the real question here is what constitutes a person. I’m not going to get into that debate with you because I think the unborn child is a person from the time the heart is beating, which is about 3 weeks after conception. I’m sure you disagree with that assertion, that’s why I’ll leave that point for another day. But if you have any of your own children, as I do, you know very well when you see the sonogram that there is a living person in the womb.

    Now if, as you assert, that person has no rights until he has a birth certificate, then I suppose if you were pregnant and I saw you on the street, I could just kick you in the stomach until your baby miscarries, and I’ll only be guilty of assault. Is that right?

    Man you libs really paint yourselves into some ideological corners sometimes.

  • Gary

    Amy Sparks 266
    (aka lib #100 sent to this site to post the same exact statement without reading that it has been answered repeatedly)

    see my post 250 above.

  • Gary

    Emily 263

    Thanks for the “lovely” by the way.
    My wife says that occasionally, but a man can’t hear it enough, truth be told.

  • BobtheGrape

    As the retired cop said, “Fools. We are a nation of fools, led by politically correct corrupt, amoral leaders.” You fools that say, the democraps won’t do this or the Republicraps will save us, have your heads so far up your arses it’s simply amazing. There is no difference between the democrats and the republicans. And if what the retired cop doesn’t do it for you then how about what Ralph Nader said about them,”The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference. ” You’re being screwed by a political process which no longer exists. These politicians are in it only for themselves. WAKE UP AMERICA, it’s time to make some changes.

  • Gary

    I don’t put a lot of stock in what Ralph Nader says.
    Has he made reparations yet for the damage he did to GM in his book, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration produced an extensive independent report saying that the car compared favorably to other similar cars on the market at the time?
    Well, it was too late anyway. The Corvair was taken out of production by then.

    Nader is a liberal, always has been.
    And the fact that he hasn’t had much to say about the Corvair since then shows that a liberal can’t be made to admit they’re wrong. They just switch gears and go after another target.

  • Emily

    Gary, I think our little debate is getting a little out of hand. This article IS focused on the TSA. I will just say once again that it is a whole lot better to know you are safe on an airplane than not. If there is a little security check, so be it. Maybe the airlines need to start putting disclaimers on their tickets saying that by purchasing this ticket you may be subject to a search. End of story. If you don’t like it, don’t fly. I am not an “idiot, simpleton, serf” and whatever else people have called me on here. I just do not see the harm in a security check. And I have a feeling that if a Republican president had put these pat downs into action, all of you conservatives would be itching to find a reason to support it.

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  • Gary


    Out of hand? Wow. Don’t fold up on me like a cheap lawn chair now.
    You happen to be talking to somebody who is deathly afraid of flying.
    Even though I have to fly occasionally, like next week for example, I practically have a phobia about it.
    But I don’t want ineffective pretend security measures to give me a false sense of security.
    The patdowns have never stopped one single terror plot, but in the meantime, would-be terrorists have boarded planes after going through TSA security.
    Then look all over the world where nobody takes their shoes off, nobody gets groped, and no planes are hijacked. Airport security itself is not a bad thing, but it has to accomplish its purpose, not merely present the appearance of accomplishing its purpose.

    As for “idiot”, “simpleton”, etc. I only did that because it’s what every lib does on this site sooner or later, so I was just trying it out to see how it felt. I think I mentioned that somewhere above. I’ve been posting here for years, so it wouldn’t be hard for you to search any thread I’ve been on and see that namecalling isn’t my thing. I prefer deconstructing faulty arguments.

    As for Republican or Dem president. Not so. I want all the security it takes to make the plane safe for me. But the patdowns aren’t doing the trick. The model used in Israel is working remarkably well, and they have far more terror attempts than we do. There’s a lesson in there somewhere.

  • Leslee

    Bush signed the bill creating the TSA in November of 2001. It became part of the Dept of homeland Security in March of 2003. How does Obama come into play? He didn’t come along until 2008 (well, technically January 2009).
    Let’s try this:
    If Bush had acted on information left him by officials in the Clinton Administration, there might not have been airplanes flying into the WTC towers. Then we might not have to have a Dept of Homeland Security or a TSA or for that matter a Patriot Act. Lots of government intrusion into our lives.
    But it was Bush…not Obama…that brought you these patdowns.
    And we all know that Bush was a RINO, because no Republican would ever allow that much government intrusion into our lives, would he?

  • Emily

    Gary, yeah I think I’m done with the debate. You will obviously never change your views, and neither will I. I’m a busy person and don’t have time to keep refuting your claims. I don’t really have time to sit around on discussion boards and try to convince others to think the same way I do. But it has been fun!

  • Gary

    Leslee 279

    Nice try.
    Posted and answered about 30 times on this thread already (for example in my post 250)

    The issue wasn’t that we have a TSA. It was that they’re doing invasive patdowns that are not resulting in stopping terrorists, but are slowing down and irritating people who actually have a need to fly from A to B.
    Yeah the TSA started under Bush. Again not the issue. The aggressive patdown policy started under Obama. That is the issue.

  • Gary

    Emily 280

    Thanks for playing.
    It’s gratifying to see a liberal slither away quietly when confronted with the facts.
    Tell your friends at Huffpo/MediaMatters/DailyKos we’re ready for them on this site.
    And have yourself a nice day.

  • Emily

    Shut up Gary, sorry I’m not a middle aged man sitting around on his computer all day so he can harrass people on the internet. I actually have a life.

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  • Gary

    First the fact-less argument.
    Then the insults.
    Then the “shut up” and let me run away in peace.
    Congratulations Emily. You qualified for your liberal bomb-thrower merit badge!
    BTW, what age man are you, Emily?

  • To Leslee.

    I knew some people within the White House or around it during the Patriot Act and the TSA issues.

    First, you all are not the only ones with a healthy fear of the Patriot Act and its possible repercussions. There were a few within the administration that felt under a different administration the abuses would be significant.

    The trouble was we in law enforcement were years behind in technology, surveillance ability and court capability and we were fighting an enemy that was not. To say we were blind in 2001 is an understatement. If we had kept the issues within the law enforcement community following a principle to use what we had to ferret out terrorism, we’d be okay now.

    However, today the agenda of this particular administration is not fighting terrorism as it is intimidating citizens. This is what others had feared. Even at the local level we had long discussions of the pros and cons of allowing so much power. We saw the threats of both issues. We don’t do anything and America starts to look like Israel. We do too much and it starts to look like the USSR. No good perfect answer.

    The TSA is a totally different problem. It was never designed to work. It was cobbled together, as you remember, by political interests and given far, FAR too much authority without accountability. None of us at the local level thought the TSA was anything more than a joke. As my buddy said, “We don’t need them anymore. Once they hardened the cockpits and now every passenger on the plane will step up and kick the a*s of any dummy who tries anything, the whole detailed screening process is a waste. Heck, passengers will even jump and kick the cr*p out of a pilot nowadays!”

    But we see the inevitable “creep” of the TSA as they now deploy “VIPER” units in places like Tennessee. My greatest problem with them is they are like a steroid injecting version of the ATF. Long on power, short on accountability and rules. Unlike the FBI, which has decades of rule and regulations and policies vetted by experience, the TSA is an overgrown bully with a bad overbite and a worse attitude, infected with the cancerous disease of political correctness. (as that poor woman can attest. Seriously? She a terrorist threat? What with knitting needles and a Martha Stewart stirring spoon!)

    It won’t get any better until the Congress shuts them down.

    I’m not sure they will. Unions and all..

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  • teeman

    Looks like the passenger over reacted to me. Unfortunately almost all of these pat downs and other TSA gyrations are a complete waste of time. The most effective way to catch bad guys is profiling. It’s worked for the Israelis for years. That’s why none of their planes have ever been hijacked.

  • Bryan

    Wow some of you people (including the poster) are stupid beyond belief.

    Maybe obama should be fired because you got a paper cut opening your federal assistance cheques. No good president would pick such paper!!

    To the lady with 5 lighters in your purse: maybe you should stop wasting everyone elses time in line and check your purse before you leave the house. Most idiots know lighters are prohibited on pressurized aircraft. Duh.

    And next time you think you are witnessing a supposed atrocity. Instead of filming it for your commercial blog, maybe try to intervene.

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  • JG

    After 2001 and long before Obama was in office my children and I routinely suffered invasive pat downs when traveling. It has nothing to do with Obama and it’s ridiculous to attach it to him. That’s on par with screaming “liberal!” when followed by an insult. Grow up. This problem has been in effect since 9-11, through both right wing and left wing administrations.