Department of Homeland Security Threat Level Raised To DELICIOUS

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  1. You know what, they can have their freakin' snow-cone machine as long as they promise to share the next time I am stuck in Atlanta airport in August. It would put them a step ahead of Delta on the list of "who has ever lifted a finger to help me."

    In the mean time, I really think that karaoke would really lighten up the mood in the line to the TSA check point. If you're going to grope me, at least sing me a love song.

  2. Jim Kimmons says:

    GameBoys as loaners when you miss your flight serving as a "feel-me-up" doll.

  3. C. S. P. Schofield says:

    Wilhelm,

    Is that anything like; "I always like to be kissed when I'm getting screwed."?

  4. VPJ says:

    Well, the TSA *obviously* needs a snow cone maker. If you've ever seen that fine documentary film True Lies, ex-Soviet SS-20 nuclear warheads look very similar to snow cone makers. The TSA needs to have a visual aid so that they can train their crack agents to tell the difference between a nuclear weapon and a fun-filled treat-creating machine.

  5. Panzesage says:

    Expenses the TSA needs:

    1: Lambskin safety gloves, for those being groped and fondled who have a latex allergy

    2: Lubricated and ribbed gloves: For your pleasure

    3: Sex Dolls: For anatomically correct grope training

    4: Mood lighting: To get you in the mood for what is to come.

    5: Celebrity Masks: So you can pretend that cold glove belongs to Bradd Pitt or Angelina Jolie instead of the agent.

    I'll post more when I have the chance.

  6. Pakkinpoppa says:

    Maybe some life sized replicas of guns and knives so they will know the difference between, say, the one included with a GI Joe action figure, one on a necklace, or perhaps a logo on a purse.

    Snow cone machines… now True Lies was a movie I haven't seen in a long time. Is an espresso maker.

  7. Tam says:

    Double redundant, milspec, EMP-hardened, flat black, radar absorbent sno-cone machines are obviously going to be more expensive than the kinds used by simple civilians.

  8. Tam says:

    "Expenses the TSA needs:

    2: Lubricated and ribbed gloves: For your pleasure
    "

    The selfish cads would just wear them inside-out.

  9. C. S. P. Schofield,

    I would certainly put them in the same overall school of thought.

    My first instinct was a full service bar so they could buy me a drink before they groped me, but I couldn't imagine access to alcohol was going to influence checkpoint procedures in a way I necessarily want recorded by security cameras. You always regret that stuff later. Plus think what would happen when Mickey Rourke showed up?

    No, snow-cones and karaoke set just the right tone for the whole process, amateur and childish.

  10. ctrees says:

    On the "any purchase could be justified," I would love to provide examples, but I'm on the wrong side of the line to be able to talk about that. Suffice it to say, anything the government wants to buy, people will fight to sell it to them.

  11. Man Mountain Molehill says:

    Snow cone machine; burst urine bag. Can you say "yellow snow"?

  12. ShelbyC says:

    c'mon little boy. I'll give you a snow cone if you'll let me touch your junk.

  13. SPQR says:

    And ShelbyC correctly translates the bureacratese for the win.

  14. Skip Intro says:

    I really would have thought that if Popehat could support any TSA spending, they'd support TSA spending on delicious frozen treats.

  15. VPJ says:

    I think they should look into buying a Taintsnorter.

  16. Scott Jacobs says:

    Did Skip just call us fat?

    I think he just called us fat…

  17. Guy says:

    I, for one, welcome our new shaved ice overlords.

  18. Tam says:

    I have discovered that Northerners find it amusing if you say "shaved ice" in a Southern accent.

  19. Guy says:

    @ Tam — your comment resulted in me saying shaved ice in my southern accent about ten times until I figured out what the big deal was.

  20. Tom says:

    I would suggest the TSA purchase:
    http://store.baconsalt.com/baconlube_p_60.html
    This would help the TSA to inspect those hard to reach places and has the double duty of placing an olfactory mark on potential trouble makers and terrorists that is difficult to miss. Of course the government shouldn't be happy to buy it at that low low price and must insist on paying $100 or more a bottle to ease the work of their inspectors.

  21. Joe says:

    I do not like these naked scans or TSA security scams. I do not like these stupid twits, or how they ogle my naughty bits. I do not like it when they steal, I do not like their kickback deals. I do not like big sis Jan, I do not like this 'YES WE CAN'. I do not like this spending spree, I'm smart, I know that nothing's free. I do not like their smug replies, when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of grope. I do not like it. Nope, nope, nope!

  22. Joe says:

    Snow cone machines, porno scanners, you name it – anything the TSA does under the guise of "enhanced screening" isn't about political control, it's not about establishing a police state. The rationale for inserting these devices into our path is as American as apple pie, namely that of free enterprise with a small "f," as opposed to "Freedom" with a big "F." The outfits selling these machines are in a tight orbit around the local star radiating money– colloquially known as "the Feds"– soaking up revenue in the pursuit of profit. They'll continue doing that until they're squashed, either by legislation or bankruptcy.
    If you're an air-traveler, you're part of a business plan, or rather you're actually part of many schemes for making money. Assuming you've got a problem with being naked in front of strangers, the solution to your dilemma lies in pitting one business plan against another. This means hitting the airlines where they hurt but not flying. And, voting out our congressional representatives who continue to make a mockery of the Constitution and our rights as American citizens.
    Opps better be careful, my opinions might label me as a “domestic terrorist”. Next thing you know they’ll be hitting me over the head with NDAA and hauling me off to Gitmo.

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