A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 23, 2010
Tough Shit, America (Transportation Security Administration or TSA nickname)

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began in 2001 under the U.S. Department of Transportation; in 2003, TSA was moved to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. New airport scanners and full-body pat-downs were administered in November 2010. Many air travelers objected to the revealing scanners and the aggressive pat-downs.

The nickname “Tough Shit, America” for “TSA” has been used since at least March 20, 2006, but became popular in November 2010 with the new procedures.

Other TSA nicknames include “Thousands Standing Around” (since at least November 15, 2002), “Too Stupid for Arby’s” (since at least April 20, 2005), “Totally Stupid Agency/Assholes” (since at least February 3, 2006), “Tray Stackers Association” (since April 4, 2006), “Total Sexual Assault” (since at least November 14, 2010) and “Thugs and Sexual Abusers/Assailants/Assaulters” (since at least November 23, 2010).


Wikipedia: Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security responsible for security in all modes of transportation in the U.S.

The TSA was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. Originally organized in the U.S. Department of Transportation, the TSA was moved to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 25, 2003.

Pacific Coast Hellway Podcast
pch206: Fuck You TSA...
Mar 20, 2006 by (Pacific Coast Hellway)
• Boned with Adam Curry • Music by Caleb. • TSA: Tough Shit America • News of the Future! (featuring Brian Noe!)

Dancing With Fools
T(ough) S(hit) A(merica)
Thursday, November 15, 2007

Debbie Schlussel
December 8, 2009, - 5:36 pm
Tough S—, America: More TSA Follies as Agency Posts Secret Procedures Online
By Debbie Schlussel
Aren’t you glad the S in TSA stands for Security?  Because that means that the TSA would never post classified and confidential security measures, details, and screening procedures online for the world–and the terrorists . . . and ABC News–to see.

Debbie Schlussel
February 4, 2010, - 11:33 am
Tough S—, America: TSA Hires Convicted Felon Robber, Forces Airport to Issue Top Secret Clearance
By Debbie Schlussel
If the TSA will hire a convicted felon robber, who won’t they hire?  And why is the TSA screening us, when the agency refuses to screen . . . its own employees?

Democratic Underground
KansDem
Mon Nov-22-10 11:51 AM
8. TSA = “Tough Shit, America”

RushLimbaugh.com
Stack of Stuff Quick Hits Page
November 22, 2010
Story #6: TSA Stands For: Tough S---, America!
RUSH: I think I finally figured out what “T-S-A” stands for. I was having trouble remembering it all day long, but I think I got it now. The T is for “tough,” and the A is for “America.” You figure out what the S is.

Debbie Schlussel
November 22, 2010, - 1:27 pm
Terrorists Won: TSA Broke Man’s Urostomy Bag, Piss All Over
(...)
COMMENTS
Rush Limbaugh today said best-TSA stands for Tough S**t America!
TY: Uh, You mean I Said IT Best. Check out the graphic on this post and others from previously in the day. Guess where he got it from but didn’t give credit? I’ve been using that for a long time on this site and sent him a link to a story he used today. He saw it. DS
T. Y. on November 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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