Senator Rockefeller To TSA Chief John Pistole: “I Think You’re Doing A Terrific Job”

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The backlash against new TSA airport screening procedures has reached a deafening crescendo, and so you would think that the politicians in Washington D.C. would be getting the message. But so far, most of them seem to be just as supportive of the TSA as ever. For example, what did the chairman of the Senate committee overseeing air travel, Jay Rockefeller, have to say to TSA chief John Pistole during a Senate hearing on these new security procedures the other day? “I Think You’re Doing A Terrific Job.” Yes, you read that correctly. Senator Rockefeller had nothing but praise for Pistole and the new screening procedures. Apparently Rockefeller thinks that TSA officials feeling up the genitals of U.S. air travelers with the fronts of their hands is a wonderful thing. It is even being reported that in some instances TSA officials are actually reaching down the pants of men and up the skirts of women during these enhanced pat-downs. Not only is this totally criminal, but considering the fact that TSA officials do this countless times without changing their gloves it is also a serious health hazard. But most of our “leaders” in Washington D.C. continue to insist that we should stop protesting because this is all being done “for our own good”.


But should we expect anything less from elitists such as Rockefeller?  This is the same guy who is publicly talking about how wonderful it would be if the FCC would just go in and shut down Fox News and MSNBC.  He also has publicly expressed his belief that we would probably be “better off” if the Internet had never been invented.  Obviously Rockefeller is not a big fan of freedom of expression.

But it is not just Rockefeller that is applauding these new TSA security procedures.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar seems convinced that the American people will change their minds once they understand the reasons behind these new rules.  According to Klobuchar, the American people “have to understand that this is being done for their best interests and their safety.”

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill also believes that ordinary Americans will quickly change their opinions once they fully understand what is going on….

“And then I think we can–the majority of Americans I think–I hope will become supportive of the measures that TSA is trying to do to keep us safe.”

Do you think that Klobuchar and McCaskill will still feel the same way once they have been groped and fondled by TSA officials?

The truth is that the outrage of the American people about these ridiculous airport security procedures only seems to be growing.  If you doubt this, just go spend a few minutes on the We Won’t Fly Facebook page.  The American people are angry and they are only getting angrier.

But is TSA chief Pistole listening?

Not a chance.

During the Senate hearing, Pistole made his feelings abundantly clear….

“If you are asking me, am I going to change my policies? No.”

Many Americans had hoped that once George W. Bush was out of office that many of these thug-like security tactics would go away, but the truth is that they have only gotten far worse under the Obama administration.

TSA officials would not be touching our genitals with the fronts of their hands if Barack Obama himself had not given the green light to these new procedures.

Barack Obama could stop these enhanced pat-downs tomorrow if he wanted to.  But he does not want to.

The American people need to wake up.  It seems like the Big Brother police state tactics just keep getting worse with each new presidential administration.  Instead of “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, we are rapidly becoming “the land of the peon and the home of the slave”.

Liberty and freedom are very precious things.  Once they have been taken away, they are very difficult to get back.  Unless the American people speak up now, TSA groping and fondling is going to become a permanent part of America.

  • RealityBites

    Sadly ole rockafeller is as dumb as those he praises, and we all know what praise from a retard is worth.

    stupid people like the rock head should just shut up or leave the country, we have more than our share of retarded jackasses in DC, many villages are missing their idiots.

  • mondobeyondo

    Shades of George W. Bush telling his FEMA director at the time, “You’re doing a great job, Brownie” in the aftermath of Katrina.

    Even city and county police aren’t allowed to search suspects in the manner these TSA goons are doing. But then, a gun carrying burglar isn’t exactly a terrorist…

  • zack

    Rockefeller has been a huge proponent of the police state. He is a major supporter of the Patriot Act, and was one of the main forces behind giving immunity to the telecoms after they violated our 4th amendment due process rights.

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  • Ken

    This is definitely a “You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie” moment.

  • mondobeyondo

    We are rapidly approaching the stage where common criminals have more rights than the common people do.

    I’ve heard even flight attendants and pilots go through TSA searches and scanning. Why do pilots (of all people!) have to go through this process?? They are the ones flying the airplane!! Do you really think the PILOT is carrying a bomb on board?

    You never know. This is America, after all.

  • R4

    The TSA doing a terrific job? You can’t seriously be telling the truth there…

  • El Pollo de Oro

    As The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) becomes more and more of a Third World hellhole, human rights violations will become increasingly common. Neocons (who aren’t really neo-conservatives, they’re neo-fascists) will rape the U.S. Constitution in every position imaginable. But here’s the irony: as the BRA becomes more of a police state, it won’t become any safer. It will become less safe. Benjamin Franklin famously said that those who are willing to give up liberty for security deserve neither, and Americans will get neither. Get ready to live in a very violent, crime-plagued Third World nightmare as well as a very repressive Third World nightmare.

    There will be some major growth industries in The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) in the future. Among them: carjacker, kidnapper, drug trafficker, home invader, mugger and armed robber. Desperate people do desperate things, and there is going to be a whole lot of desperation in the BRA when things go from bad to worse and millions of formerly middle class Americans are fearful of going hungry, becoming homeless or doing without heat in the winter. Americans who are cold, hungry and just plain desperate will resort to violent crimes, and the rich won’t be able to leave the house without an armed bodyguard—unless, of course, they want to be kidnapped. The BRA already has high rates of violent crime compared to Western Europe; so imagine how much more dangerous the former USA will become when an already terrible economy becomes much worse. As Gerald Celente is fond of saying, “When people have lost everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.” And the fact that The White Shoe Boys and neo-feudalist robber barons are indifferent to the suffering of so many Americans will pour gasoline on the flames of unrest.

    Che dio ci aiuti. Welcome to life in a violent, decaying Third World hellhole called The Banana Republic of America. If you have a gun, be sure to keep it loaded and keep it hidden in a safe, secure place; you’re going to need it.

  • missy

    Rockefeller’s comments may have more to do with the fact that HE always travels by private personal jet, while WE must always travel commercial!
    Private jet passengers need not undergo “pat-downs”; travel commercially and you, like that poor nun in your photo, will be treated like a different “class” of person.
    A lot of companies and athletes (tennis stars, for example) only use private jets when they travel. I must say I envy them!

  • Haifa

    This is Fascism at its best. Fear mongering on baseless evidence is the best way to tame the public and the more indignities we tolerate the harsher the measures of humiliation will be administered by a bunch of extreme Gestapo war mongers. This sexual molestation is the last straw to totally subjugate the American citizens.

  • Erik

    When are we going to unite and stand up against this police state that the US has become. One cannot do it alone but together we can take our country back.

  • mondobeyondo

    “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard Fly High Airlines… the current weather in New York City is sunny and warm.

    “Please follow the flight attendants’ instructions as we prepare for takeoff. Oh and by the way, I have plastic explosives in my shoes and underwear. And I plan to detonate myself somewhere over Nebraska…”

    Are we really living in a country this loony?

  • We need to kick this scum out of office! I can promise you the people he’s working for aren’t us!

  • PK

    Of course Congress seems to be supportive of the TSA. Congress is exepmt from having to use the naked porno scanners or go through the “enhanced pat-downs”.

  • Goldenequity

    I think we crested too soon.
    Such is the phenomenon of public ‘outrage’…
    it never lasts long.
    Ron Paul’s Traveler’s Dignity Act won’t come up for any kind of action until next session, next year… by then, TSA will not have backed up an inch and this ‘grope outrage’ will have become ‘old’ news… momentum gone.
    Case in point? The Gulf Spill… still the disaster it always was… but nothing really has been done… citizen’s cries sound like whining now to most of America; Media is gone; we move on… problem abandoned.
    The ‘Rockefellars’ and GOP elite know this…
    they simply just hold on and wait… everything goes ‘away’… the serfs start trudging along again… silently.

  • Rwolf

    Could TSA Black Ball Americans Using All Forms Of Public Transportation?

    A song titled, TSA Boots Are Going To Walk All Over You, might make a great sequel to Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Going To Walk All Over You.”

    TSA’s mistreatment, humiliation and general abrasive handling of Americans at airports, may be a portent to Americans (next) getting a Boot in their face if they refuse to be stripped searched, molested or x-rayed before boarding—any form of public transportation; bus, train, cruse ship. It is obvious TSA intends to extend its reach beyond airports; that TSA will blackball Americans from using other forms of public transportation, including preventing Citizens from driving beyond highway checkpoints, for alleged security reasons. TSA appears headed toward shutting down Americans’ Right To Travel Freely in their own Country.

    The Nazis used national emergency as a premise to repeatedly target, search and detain Germans boarding or taking trains considered political dissidents or morally unfit; Citizens were intentionally delayed by police/military so they would be late or miss work. As a result many Citizens lost there jobs and could not survive.

    TSA’s physical searches of air passengers’ private body parts, is intimidating passengers to submit to x-rays scans. Continued Low Radiation Exposure is Accumulative and believed to cause Cancer. Americans need to draw a line in the sand, Boycott airlines: that would get TSA’s attention and stockholders of airlines. Meanwhile, not just pilots and flight attendants, “ordinary air passengers” should also be afforded privacy when physically searched at public airports.

    The government intends to invade your bedroom. The government purchased hundreds’ of X-Ray Vans that will travel our streets without warrants, x-ray scan, see Americans naked when walking, standing, riding their bike and may—retain your scan-photos.

    Government/police will use x-ray vans to peer though Citizens’ homes and vehicles, exposing Americans and their families to radiation; government will view Citizens in their bedrooms. Americans need to ask Obama if independent studies were conducted to determine if Citizens could develop Cancer, if (repeatedly bombarded) by police X-ray scans. It is expected government/police with or without a warrant, will repeatedly X-ray scan a person of interest, in his or her home.

    Obama’s X-Ray Vans can ALSO be used by the military or police to secure perimeters to control civil unrest and instances of revolt, to screen and stop Citizens carrying guns, cameras; any item. Does Obama expect Americans to revolt?

  • Samir Srivastava

    Instead of doing all this, we need to move towards cashless economy which *avoids* the terrorism issue. Refer the detailed analysis at

    It lists the reason for the people to vote for the change, which was not brought earlier.

  • Sadly ole rockafeller is as dumb as those he praises, and we all know what praise from a retard is worth.

    stupid people like the rock head should just shut up or leave the country, we have more than our share of retarded jackasses in DC, many villages are missing their idiots.

  • George

    Take that ridiculous statement as a grain of salt and consider the source. Sen Jay Rockifeller is always making stupid statements, the jerk has early alzheimers. His days in the US Senate(Mafia) are numbered.

  • AAron

    Maybe John Pistole joins Senator Rockefeller in one of those dimly lighted booths that were installed at our nations airport and they view pictures of naked kids pictures of naked kids and help each other clean up the wet spots, of course let’s not forget Janet Napolatano, Joe Lieberman or Claire I think it’s a Love tap McClosky, because it takes a real degenerate to stand up on the floor of the United States Senate and tell a child molester/pornographer that he’s doing a good job.

  • Shows you the level of intelligence the people in Washington.