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 August 22, 2015
Totally Stupid Assholes (Tranportation 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. The TSA has been dubbed “stupid” many times. “Totally Stupid Agency” was cited on February 3, 2006. “Truly Stupid ***holes” was cited on April 4, 2006. “Totally Stupid A**h**es” was cited on March 9, 2007.

Other TSA nicknames include “Thousands Standing Around” (since at least November 15, 2002), “Too Stupid for Arby’s” (since at least April 20, 2005), “Tough Shit, America” (since at least March 20, 2006), “Tray Stackers Association” (since April 4, 2006), “Total Sexual Assault” (since at least November 14, 2010) and “Thugs and Sexual Assailants” (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 that has authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States.

The TSA was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, sponsored by Don Young in the United States House of Representatives and Ernest Hollings in the Senate, passed by the 107th U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. Originally part of the United States Department of Transportation, the TSA was moved to the Department of Homeland Security on March 9, 2003.

PPRuNe Forums
radeng
3rd Feb 2006, 21:35
TSA = Totally Stupid Agency, just as FBI is Famous But Incompetent.

Airline Pilot Central Forums
TSA acronyms…
ASpilot2be
04-04-2006, 05:38 PM
Truly Stupid ***holes

Badger & Blade
Flying with a Safety Razor
fritz
03-09-2007, 11:16 AM
They probably had no idea what they were looking at on the screen when your bag went though the machine:rolleyes: . Where I am, we refer to the TSA as “Thousands Standing Around.”

Strange. I thought it stood for “Totally Stupid A**h**es”:001_rolle

RealSurf Surfers’ Forum
Buying surfboards overseas
Post by Slowman » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:59 pm
Chamberess wrote:
...
Apparently you need special locks when flying to america or they cut them open? :shock:

That’s right, the TSA (Transit Secaurity Admin = Totally Stupid Arseholes), will just tear through anything that is locked without any concern for how much damage they do.

The First Time I Turned Thirty
FRIDAY, MARCH 07, 2008
TSA = Totally Stupid Actions
Really good NYT opinion piece about Security Theater at the airport. A few months old, but IMO still relevant.

Ben Forta’s Blog
October 8, 2009
TSA = Totally Stupid Agents?
I’ve run into, and commented on, TSA stupidity and ignorance before. But, this one is a contender for the #1 spot ...

Twitter
Joseph Webster
‏@webjoseph
@RafalLos Well Duh! TSA = Truly Stupid A[fill in the expletive]
2:18 PM - 30 Dec 2009

International Liberty
Does TSA Stand for Totally Stupid A-holes?
August 20, 2010 by Dan Mitchell
I saw this jaw-dropping story linked on Instapundit. Some TSA bureaucrats, along with some Philadelphia cops, randomly decided to abuse an innocent woman. In a just world, all of these jerks would be fired and there were be strict new rules (in addition to the already-existing rules) unambiguously stating that the sole job of TSA bureaucrats is to look for things that threaten air travel. Period. Nothing else.

Bob Barbanes
23 August 2010
Airline Travel and Security - I’ll Drive Instead
Acronyms For TSA:
. Thousands Standing Around
. Tray Stackers Association
. Truly Stupid Assholes
. Taking Scissors Away

Facebook
Heather Cushman-Dowdee
June 2, 2011 ·
TSA=Totally Stupid Actions

SodaHead
TSA...Totally Stupid A**’s...Confiscate cupcake for having too much frosting.
by Dar Posted January 10, 2012

Twitter
Jerry T
‏@JerryT87
@DLoesch TSA = Truly Stupid Authoritarians.
7:04 PM - 23 Jan 2015

Twitter
Steve Leonard
‏@stevetleonard
TSA = Truly Stupid Asshats
8:00 PM - 8 May 2015
San Diego, CA

Investor’s Business Daily
IBD Editorials
Amid Bomb Threats, TSA, The Totally Stupid Agency, Misses 9 In 10 Dummy Bombs
06/02/2015 06:56 PM ET
Homeland Insecurity: With multiple bomb threats against U.S. airlines, it’s even more discomfiting to know the agency tasked with protecting airlines from explosives couldn’t find them in recent undercover testing.

Twitter
Tony Shaffer
‏@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y
TSA stands for Truly Stupid Agency:  IG report: TSA failed to identify 73 workers ‘linked to terrorism’ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/09/ig-report-tsa-failed-to-identify-73-potential-terrorists-trying-to-get-access/
11:33 AM - 9 Jun 2015

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