Michelle Dunaj, near the end of her battle with Leukemia, decided to take a last trip to Hawaii to see family and friends. Though she took efforts to inquire and comply with rules covering the handling of her medications, TSA agents punctured and contaminated one of her bags of IV fluids. Though she asked to be screened in private, the TSA gropers refused (which is said to be against policy, and did their dirty work in public, pulling up her top and inspecting under bandages that held her feeding tube in place.
How much more of the TSA will Americans tolerate?
This video provides further details of Ms. Dunaj’s humiliating experience with the TSA.
Thanks to Michelle Dunaj for taking some of her precious last moments to inform the public and justifiably trash the TSA.
Hundreds of TSA officers have been fired for stealing, despite the fact that most of their theft victims have almost zero recourse once an item has been stolen.
Click below to see the rare ABC story worth viewing. Staffers tracked an iPad, using GPS and alarm features, from airport security in Orlando to the home of the TSA officer, Andy Ramirez.
Ramirez is of such low quality that he has been shown to have
1) transported an iPad which is not his from the airport to his home, apparently unaware that these devices are loaded or can be equipped with tracking, file wiping, and various other anti-theft features.
2) denied having it after ABC personnel announced that they had tracked it to his home via GPS
3) blamed the theft on his wife after the alarm was set off
Your Transportation Security Agency spends your tax dollars on such cowardly idiots as Ramirez.
TSA agents would not let Amy Strand onto a plane at Lihue airport in Kauai without proving that her breast pump was real. She was told that the bottles had to be full of milk before she could get on the plane. The woman asked for a private place to pump and they directed her to a public restroom (where Pharmer suspects they might have a camera). The woman had to pump at the sink area in full view of everyone entering and leaving the restroom.
The TSA has responded to the publicity by stating that the agent made a mistake.
The good senator is already an enemy of the TSA, and perhaps they were trying to show him who is boss by making him miss his flight to Washington DC. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to speak at the big Right to Life Event in Washington DC, and vote in the Senate today, but his schedule was interrupted by the gropers in Nashville.
A scanner indicated a glitch at his knee, and Paul lifted his trouser leg to expose the area. But that was NOT enough. The TSA officials wanted to grope the rest of his parts too. Rand Paul declined and was detained for some time. After a subsequent scan revealed no problems, the Senator caught a later flight to his destination.
This earned the Transportation Security Agency more bad commercials from Rand Paul’s father who is running for president.
Rand Paul himself has always opposed the over reach of the TSA, calling them clueless for targeting six year old kids, the disabled and others who are obviously not terrorists.
The Obama administration is a heavy email spam source, as his media noted after the latest Jobs speech last Thursday. If you don’t want that in your main email box, get a nice, free web address with whatever name you want to attach to it. For fun, you could try Davie Axelwod, or Ram Emmanuel, to lampoon some old friends you once knew.
Then… very politely, send links showing stories and video of Union misbehavior, trashing of the landscape after leftie gatherings, uncivil behavior from the left wingers, TSA gropings, etc.
Let them see themselves as others see them.
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John Mica, Florida Republican is embarrassed by the TSA created in one of his bills. He’s chairman of the House Transportation Committee, and says that TSA should be scrapped and privatized.
The Transportation Security Administration has grown into a 9 billion dollar disaster, with rampant mismanagement of funds and resources, as well as questionable workforce which has become known for thievery and abuse.
Here’s Mica’s short list of the countries which run airport security using similar models as the U.S.: Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, and maybe Libya. That tells you something, doesn’t it?
Yukari Miyamae has been released and allowed to go home to Longmont Colorado. Felony charges will not be pressed, but she might face misdemeanor charges for grabbing a TSA agent. It seems that the altercation was over her wishing not to go through the scanner. She’s a frequent flier, and one can imagine the reasons why she has no love for the “rays”.
Miyamae has supporters (see comment) who wish for her to suffer no felony charges as she was defending herself from an impending assault on her person. One of them brought news of her motivations to this blog.
Pharmer understands COMPLETELY, and wishes to delay flying until the TSA learns to behave itself.
The usual economic pressures of boycotting would not induce this government (which is intent on downsizing the economic power of the U.S.) to rein in the TSA. There is hope that the next administration will want to assist the recovery of the airline industry by putting a stop to the groping.
Update on Yukari Miyamae’s name…. Fox news alternatively transliterates her name as Mihamae, or Miyamae. Go with Miyamae – sorry, facebook supporters.
Here’s Pharmer’s guess on the Kanji, hiragana and pronunciation.