Obama’s TSA’s Intrusive Incompetency Causing Americans to Miss Their Flights

th (69)On November 19, 2001, The Transportation Security Administration was created as a part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. Originally a part of the Department of Transportation, it was moved over to the Department of Homeland Security on March 25, 2003.

As the TSA settled into their role and American airports, travelers began complaining about the hassle of heightened Airport Security measures that were in place after the Islamic Terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Americans were being made to pass through metal detectors, passed over with detecting wands, and had their luggage sent through an x-ray machine.

Well, after the embarrassment that President Barack Hussein Obama’s Administration experienced over the failed “Underwear Bomber”, Scooter and Janet Big Sis Napalitano took it upon themselves, without running it by Congress or anyone else, to install an extremely invasive system of physical pat downs of passengers, ranging from 3 year olds to seasoned citizens.

As time marched on under the Obama Administration, the TSA became infamous for their intrusive pat-downs and revealing x-rays in airports across the nation.

Now, well into the fifth month of the last year of the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (Thank God), the incompetency of the TSA is more egregious than ever.

The New York Post reports that

The TSA’s notorious checkpoint delays were so bad at Chicago’s O’Hare airport over the weekend that an airline had to set up cots for its fliers.

“We held 30 flights [on Sunday], and 450 passengers missed their flights because of TSA delays,” American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein told The Post.

“This weekend was probably the worst since spring break,’’ said the rep, whose airline was forced to put out about 100 cots for stranded customers. “Our concern is the summer, which is spring
break every day from June till September.’’

A federal source blamed the nightmare weekend on the Transportation Security Administration’s long-standing issues of too little manpower combined with a seasonal surge in air traffic.

“All major hubs are sitting ducks for outrageous lines at any given moment in time,’’ the source warned.

Travelers were advised to arrive at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours ahead for international take-offs — but fliers griped that even that wasn’t enough for them to
get through security in time.

The lines were so long at one terminal that American Airlines workers had to remove some kiosks just to make room for the throngs.

“People were breathing heavy and freaking out,’’ said Chicago resident Christina Jack, 54, who arrived from O’Hare into LaGuardia Airport in Queens on Monday.

“There was a gentleman near me who started panicking and yelling, ‘I’m going to miss my flight! I’m going to miss my flight!’ They pulled him out and put him right up at the front of the short line.”

“I was lucky, I missed the early-morning rush,’’ she said, noting that it took her “just’’ a little more than two hours to wade through security.
American and other airlines say they are hiring extra workers to do whatever they can to move things along themselves, such as using employees to run empty metal-detector bins back up to the
front of the line.

The federal source said airports’ wait time “depends on the changing demand of flights on any given day in these hubs.

They include LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports, which the TSA admitted last week all had increased wait times since last year.

Passengers at O’Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a TSA checkpoint.Photo: Getty Images
A total of around 4,000 American passengers have already missed their flights because of TSA delays since February, including 800 in the past week alone, the airline said.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday urged the TSA to beef up its airport canine patrols, which could help process twice as many passengers an hour, proponents say.

The move is one of several that the beleaguered agency hopes to use to ease the situation.

Outcry over the delays prompted Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to beg fliers last week to “be patient’’ as the government tries to speed up the screening by also paying overtime and hiring more workers.

In the past three years, the feds cut the number of screeners by 4,622, or about 10 percent, in the hopes that passengers would use an expedited screening program called PreCheck.

But as of this spring, only a little more a third of the anticipated 25 million fliers actually enrolled in the program — and Johnson said it would likely take four more years to reach the TSA’s goal.

Congress did just allocate an additional $34 million for extra TSA staffing, which includes the hiring of 768 more screeners, bringing the total to 42,525. But the president of the union
representing TSA officers has said an additional 6,000 are needed.

Meanwhile, airlines say they are expecting a record number of fliers this summer.

So, how did we get to the point where a Government Agency is preventing average American Travelers from catching their flights comma due to the incompetence of that agency’s representatives?

The Obama Administration, time and time again, has shown that they perceive the American Public as a bunch of ignorant “sheeple”, to be cared for from cradle to grave and led around by their shepherd’s crook.

Over the past several years, they would put in place new TSA Procedures, in an arbitrary manner, without a thought as to the cor effectiveness of them.

Obama did not publicly announce these new security measures, because he thought that Americans would just passively go along with them.

Remember the story about putting a frog in a pan of water and placing it on a stove?

The story explains that if you turn the heat up gradually, the frog adjusts to the conditions and stays in the pan, until it is eventually par-boiled.

That’s what has happened to us during the reign of King Barack The First, America.

Obama and his bunch expected us to simply adjust to the intrusive incompetency of the “security measures” of the TSA without saying a word.

Between the unwanted usurpation of America’s wishes that is Obamacare, to Obama’s touchy-feely Draconian Security measures, he and his administration have led the country around like a bunch of ignorant sheep.

What they did not count on and still do not understand, is the American spirit. We are a stubborn lot, or in Biblical terms, a stiff-necked people, as Obama is finding out, with his present attempt to force American schools to let Dress-wearing Johnny into the girls restrooms and locker rooms.

The spirit that flowed through our pioneer ancestors, still resides in the people of this nation. That’s what sets us apart for other nations. That spirit of freedom that caused America to be carved from a hostile wilderness, the faith that Americans can overcome any obstacle that is thrown against us, thanks to the inalienable rights bestowed upon us by Our Creator.

Our rights do not come from some totalitarian idiot who insists that we share our wealth and give up our freedom for the greater good of the state.

That very fact is what is shaking the rafters of the Halls of Power in Washington, DC and it’s the reason that American Businessman and Entrepreneur, Donald J. Trump, it’s going to be the Next president of the United States of America.

The symbol of America is not a sheep, it is an eagle. Since ancient times, the eagle has been considered a sign of strength; Roman legions used the animal as their standard, or symbol.

Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin chose the symbol for our country to inspire us to be a strong and independent people.

This coming November let us soar like eagles, not acquiesce like sheep.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Ebola and the Obama Administration: A Deadly Incompetency

AFBrancoObamaEbola1092014First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home. We’re working to help flight crews identify people who are sick, and more labs across our country now have the capacity to quickly test for the virus. We’re working with hospitals to make sure that they are prepared, and to ensure that our doctors, our nurses and our medical staff are trained, are ready, and are able to deal with a possible case safely. – President Barack Hussein Obama, “Remarks by the President on the Ebola Outbreak,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, 9/16/2014

…The dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low in the U.S.. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government.

…We are monitoring, supervising, overseeing in a much more aggressive way exactly what has taken place in Dallas initially and making sure that the lessons learned are then transmitted to hospitals and clinics all across the country. – President Barack Hussein Obama 10/15/2014

In January of 2,000, the NIC published a report titled, “The Global Infectious Disease Threat and Its Implications for the United States”.

The report stated that

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the region most affected by the global infectious disease phenomenon–accounting for nearly half of infectious disease-caused deaths worldwide. Deaths from HIV/AIDS, malaria, cholera, and several lesser known diseases exceed those in all other regions. Sixty-five percent of all deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa are caused by infectious diseases. Rudimentary health care delivery and response systems, the unavailability or misuse of drugs, the lack of funds, and the multiplicity of conflicts are exacerbating the crisis. According to the AFMIC typology, with the exception of southern Africa, most of Sub-Saharan Africa falls in the lowest category. Investment in health care in the region is minimal, less than 40 percent of the people in countries such as Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DROC) have access to basic medical care, and even in relatively well off South Africa, only 50 to 70 percent have such access, with black populations at the low end of the spectrum.

So, our government has known that Sub-Sahara Africa has been a disease incubator for all these years…and, yet, now President Barack Hussein Obama has decided that their plight is an emergency, sending 3,000 of our Brightest and Best into the midst of that diseased land, risking the possibility that they will be come infected and bring their infection back home with them.

Given this fact, my question is:

Why have we not stopped travel to and from our Sovereign Nation, as regards these diseased countries?

Rush Limbaugh said the following about the situation on his program yesterday.

The motivation for the people in charge here is politics, politics, politics. First, second, third.  Because it always, always, always is.  The substance of whatever they’re dealing with is way down on the list.  The politics, the ramifications.  The opportunity that politics presents. 

“Never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel said.  Here it is.  I still maintain that it would have been much easier to just ban flights from Africa than whatBush had to deal with during Katrina.  Yet these same people, they’re praising themselves for being so smart, doing the right thing, having so much compassion and care and love for their fellow man and so forth.

They just couldn’t wait to hammer Bush and browbeat everybody else that they wanted to accuse of totally botching Katrina, and they were throwing charges of racism around. Bush didn’t care because there were black people in New Orleans, and he especially didn’t care because  more black people leaving New Orleans and going to Houston would be better for the Republicans because that would mean fewer blacks voting in Louisiana. 

That’s the way they were thinking.  That’s what they were charging.  Those were the accusations they were leveling at Bush.  All the while the Bush administration was leading a nationwide mobilizing effort to get supplies, repairs, assistance into New Orleans.  They’d told them to get out of the city.  Meanwhile, School Bus Nagin is over there blameless.  That governor, Kathleen Blanco? She was blameless. 

Those two were the culprits in this for not being prepared.  Want to talk about not prepared?  How about all the school buses.  I don’t want to focus on Katrina.  But my focus is the same people leveling all these baseless, centrist, mean-spirited, extreme political charges at Bush and his regime with administration Katrina. How hard would it have been to ban airplanes from landing in this country from Africa? 

That’s all they had to do, folks! 

That is the first failure in their precious protocol was not closing our airports to people from Ebola countries, and we know why.  “That would have been really mean, because we couldn’t turn our backs on Liberia, especially because of slavery! Yes, because we had slavery! Liberia was set up so people who had been slaves could escape the horrors of this country and set up in their own paradise in Liberia, and we can never turn our backs on them.” 

That’s why we didn’t shut down flights from Ebola countries in Africa.  So far we have at least two more people who are at risk of dying because we refused to take that single precaution, and we refused to take that single precaution all because it wouldn’t look nice and it wouldn’t seem fair.  You see, it’s just not fair that they have Ebola in Africa and we don’t.  That’s not fair. 

No, I’m not saying that they define fairness as us then getting Ebola.  No, no, no. Don’t misunderstand.  I’m saying their preoccupation with diversity, equality and fairness and all this other stuff, leads them to not taking correct protective measures for the United States of America.  Pure and simple.  Whatever happened to that old argument? What if a Republican had come out and said: “If stopping flights from west Africa might just save one child…”? 

Remember the Democrats used to say that? Remember there was a presidential debate in ’96, Bob Dole and Clinton?  It was Dole, right? He was the nominee. Right.  Dole actually mounted a very substantive charge at Clinton based on his catting around, his immorality, lying under oath and all that sort of stuff.  Clinton’s reply was to smile and to say (impression): “No attack, especially on me, ever fed a hungry child.” 

The audience and media started crying. “Oh my God, he’s so good!” Well, what if somebody had stood up and said, “If stopping flights from Africa might save just one child…”? I don’t know. The Centers for Disease Control? If you didn’t know, if you just landed here from Mars you might want to call them the Centers for Disease Redistribution.  Because that’s what’s happening: CDR. 

Could our Administration be that callous and manipulative? Probably, but I hope not. However, even if they are “only” incompetent, that is still scary enough.

Whatever the reason for this incompetency, this is quickly turning out to be reminiscent of the closing chase scenes of the Benny Hill Show…without the comedy.

May God protect us all.

Until He Comes,

KJ