TSA mongs: “Hey, is DC in America?”

B1_TSA_deedum_AH1Now, it’s true that DC is kind of a world apart, a world where there’s been no recession and nobody works for a living. They’re just all collecting some kind of no-show or low-show government handout or another. But even though they might be bums, we’ve never questioned their right or ability to drive, which is not an intellectually taxing thing (unless you’re doing it in Ramadi or on the Nurburgring Altschleife). That’s why we’re not making the big bucks like the Special Olympics refugees at the Transportation Security Administration. When they’re not just groping, they’re groping for facts most of us learned in grade school:

According to Brandt, an agent with the Transportation Security Administration took a look at her D.C. license and began to shake her head. “I don’t know if we can accept these,” Brandt recalled the agent saying. “Do you have a U.S. passport?’

Brandt was dumbfounded, and quickly grew a little scared. A manager was summoned, she says. “I started thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to get home. Am I going to get home?’ ”

[T]he implication from the TSA agent seemed clear to Brandt: The District is not a state; TSA requires a state-issued ID to board a plane.

Nevermind that Brandt had used her brand-new D.C. license, the one marked “District of Columbia” over a backdrop of cherry blossoms, to board her flight to Arizona days earlier.

“She didn’t seem to know that it was basically the same as a state ID,” said Brandt, who had only recently traded her Maryland ID for one from the District. “D.C. is obviously not a state, but I didn’t ever imagine it would be a problem — I mean, the whole population of D.C. has to use these.”

via D.C. resident: TSA agent questioned if license from nation’s capital was valid for flight – The Washington Post.

It’s always funny to see some Washingtonian make a cautious and brief trip out into the provinces, only to find what a collection of losers and no-hopers are the minions of the Great And Mighty Oz who are cast out to due duty in the far reaches of the Empire, like Arizona.

The Washington Post, of course, unable to see anything buy nobility in the service of their substitute Jesus, sees this as “a new story for advocates of D.C. statehood.”

We see it as one more reason to disband the TSA and dismiss the untrustworthy human failures, wastes of sperm and egg every one, who staff it. And a reminder that nobody good, decent, moral, ethical, or intelligent has ever been been employed in TSA in any capacity whatsoever.

5 thoughts on “TSA mongs: “Hey, is DC in America?”

  1. Bill K

    Well today I heard my very own august senator, Tom Harkin (D) Iowa, chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, sing the praises of health care in Cuba.

    As Senator Rubio said in response, “A few moments ago, the body was treated to a report from the senator from Iowa about his recent trip to Cuba. Sounded like he had a wonderful trip visiting, what he described as, a real paradise. He bragged about a number of things that he learned on his trip to Cuba that I’d like to address briefly. He bragged about their health care system, medical school is free, doctors are free, clinics are free, their infant mortality rate may be even lower than ours. I wonder if the senator, however, was informed, number one, that the infant mortality rate of Cuba is completely calculated on figures provided by the Cuban government. And, by the way, totalitarian communist regimes don’t have the best history of accurately reporting things. I wonder if he was informed that before Castro, Cuba, by the way, was 13th in the whole world in infant mortality. I wonder if the government officials who hosted him, informed him that in Cuba there are instances reported, including by defectors, that if a child only lives a few hours after birth, they’re not counted as a person who ever lived and therefore don’t count against the mortality rate…

    So if the fish rots from the head, as they say, we have even bigger problems than the TSA.

    1. Hognose Post author

      Ah yeah. Tom Harkin, one of at least two Senators who’s a Vietnam War wannabe. (The other one’s Blumenthal, who’s just been compelled to give a deposition in a nasty corruption case). In my experience, it’s never just false claims of war heroism with these scrotes.

      It’s a little depressing that Harkin, who once boosted his career by falsely claiming to have fought Commies, now thinks he can boost his career by sucking up to them. I did see that clip of Rubio. Dude’s an impressive speaker, with minimal notes (he had a couple of 3×5 cards). But then, as a son of refugees, he comes by his dudgeon honestly.

  2. "Greg"

    It is a somewhat interesting counterfactual for me to consider that I had submitted a job application to the TSA, but since I never actually was employed there, I am not in the position to suggest that I know at least ONE person at the TSA who is a good, decent, moral, ethical, or intelligent person… even though in absence of that, I believe there are SOME employees of the TSA who possess SOME measure of goodness, decency, morality, ethics or intelligence, although as the saying goes: one bad apple spoils the whole bunch?

    1. Bill K

      Or, to borrow from another blog, “If you pour a cup of wine into a barrel of sewage, it remains a barrel of sewage, but if you pour a cup of sewage into a barrel of wine, it becomes a barrel of sewage.” – Francis W. Porretto

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