TSA supervisor arrested for sexual misconduct, assault on minors

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From New York, we have word of yet another TSA agent — in this case a supervisor — being charged with sex crimes. Sex crimes with minors, no less.  

The story at WABC reports:

A TSA Supervisor was arrested at Kennedy Airport accused of setting up a meeting in the Dominican Republic to engage in sexual activity with minors.

Vernon Lythcott was arraigned Friday afternoon in federal court.

A judge set bail at $250,000.

. . . Prosecutors allege Lythcott engaged in sex acts with two 15-year-old girls during a January trip to the Dominican Republic.

According to the criminal complaint, Lythcott used the help of a Dominican man to lure the teens from the beach into a van, promising them money and gifts.

He’s accused of having sex with both girls several times.

At one point in a hotel, Lythcott and two other men forced one of the girls in a room where they all sexually assaulted her.

Thus Lythcott joins an illustrious array of TSA criminals, including pedophile former priest Thomas Harkin at Philadelphia, and Bryant Jermaine Livingston at Dulles Airport, and Harold Glen Rodman, another Dulles graduate of the TSA school of sex crimes, and Michael Scott Wilson at BWI, and Andrew Smeal at Fort Lauderdale, and Jose Salgado at Boston Logan, and the many others — you’ll forgive me if I can’t keep track of them all.

Presumably the TSA is in the process of getting rid of its latest, ah, embarrassment, though these things take time, don’tchya know? In the meantime, TSA brass has, of course, issued its usual boilerplate blah blah blah:

“TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and expects all TSA employees to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism.”

Yeah. Right.

These are the people in charge of “searching” you and yours. These are the people the TSA hires to Keep You Safein the War on Terror™, because if they don’t, The Terrorists Win™.

But hey, if you’re satisfied to let these people paw you and your children, who am I to interfere?

(Cross-posted at ABombazine)

  • RonBonner

    Another feather in the caps of all TSA clerks. This is the guy who dressed down a young lady for her style of dress at LAX some months back. Not only is his tilt-o-meter pegged but he passed all of TSA’s background checks and was trusted with SSI state secrets.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TSA_SCREENER_THREATS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-05-19-18-03-36

    “U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell found that Nna Alpha Onuoha isn’t competent to stand trial after reviewing a doctor’s evaluation and hearing a rambling, incoherent statement from the 30-year-old defendant, according to City News Service.”

    • Background checks – ha! SSI state secrets – even better!

      Thanks for the laughs, Ron!

  • Guest

    From a FB site, TSA Talks, regarding Lythcott:

    Bill Harkins From
    the inception of TSA 12 years the Admin Cabal at JFK seems to have
    taken the attitude that about this monster (and others), “Yes this guy
    is an SOB but he’s our SOB.” JFK Admin left him alone in T1 FOR ALL 12
    YEARS and gave him freedom to run roughshod,
    backed him over TSMs and other Sups. He terrorized and victimized TSOs,
    made dirty deals with airlines… All with the benign neglect of the
    JFK bigs because he kept the airlines from calling them.
    A good Sup (a
    Cockney Englishman who was an even better friend) made reports years ago
    that (surprise, surprise) fell on deaf ears at Rockaway Blvd. He died
    last year. I don’t believe in an afterlife, but I feel his energy today
    in the form of a very big “I tried to tell you” smirk as he watches
    members of the founding Admin Cabal scurry away from the light that the
    charges against this scum will bring……Hopefully it will hasten some
    retirements.

    • Guest

      As a guest, I can’t edit and reformat a post. Sorry.

      • RonBonner

        Can you post a link to the Facebook site?

          • RonBonner

            Thanks. Comments indicate that others knew about this guy but nothing was done by the front office.

            Another thread discussing Stacey Amato legal case suggests many TSA clerks know what was done was not in accordance with SOP. So why did TSA mount such a costly defense when they knew or should have known that TSA was in the wrong?

          • Susan Richart

            Because they were hoping to pull the wool over the eyes of “outsiders?”

          • RonBonner

            I’m not so sure about that. I think it may be more a function of $’s. TSA and DOJ knows the average citizen probably can’t finance a court battle so stalling tactics or other steps to draw out the process can hand government a win even while in the wrong. In cases like Stacey Amato’s where it was clear that TSA didn’t follow policy a penalty should be assessed against the agency if found to be in the wrong, a substantial penalty, say 20% of the agencies budget. That would stop government from defending itself when they know they’re in the wrong.

          • Because the TSA never admits it’s wrong. We’ve seen this behavior countless times. And as you know from our Stacey Armato posts, she and her lawyer were faced with an array of lawyers, 7 or 8 at a time, costing several thousand dollars an hour, every hour. Our tax dollars at work.

          • Daisiemae

            As Senator Rockefeller has told us, $8 billion a year is not enough money for TSA to carry out its mission. Obviously, TSA needs more money to spend on lawyers so they can browbeat breastfeeding mothers.

  • epik

    Ok. I see how this works. I enter into a discussion, supposedly amongst intelligent adults, then, when I see I’m getting no where, leave. So you attack my family. Is that how this works? Really?

    • Chris Bray

      Note that this exchange began with you posting encouragement on Facebook for your fellow TSA clerks to come “go in on her.” No sympathy.

    • Nicko

      Yeah…..sums up your choice of employment.

      • Actually, the quote is “A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves” and is by Bertrand de Jouvenel, but love the cartoon!

      • Daisiemae

        Great cartoon! Is that clerk…excuse me, officer…Adriane or Epik?

    • Michael Landers

      Don’t be a hypocrite. The TSA PHYSICALLY attacks families all the time all while insisting their farce results in safe travels when those with even a modicum of intelligence knows otherwise

    • RonBonner

      Want a little whine with that cheese?

  • Chris Bray

    Adriane Lugo
    I encourage everyone to visit tsanewsblog.com this woman is constantly belittling the agency and the job we do.
    Like · · 5 hours ago via mobile
    TSA Funnies =D likes this.
    Write a comment…
    Press Enter to post.
    Adriane Lugo She’s a moron and we need to go in on her lol
    Like · Reply · 3 hours ago

    • Chris Bray
    • Chris Bray

      Posting under her real name from a government computer during work hours, and posting on Facebook as a government employee encouraging other government employees to publicly attack people who criticize her agency. The force is strong in this one.

      • Adriane

        Just as you can spread your hate for TSA I can do the same u like to expose ppl who you don’t know and me posting this blog to other employees is my right as well

        • Chris Bray

          Not using a DHS computer at work it isn’t.

    • Adriane

      Want my address too?

      • Adriane

        U attack where I work and I can defend my job. Now u are personally attack me and posting pictures of me???

        • Daisiemae

          My, my!

          • epik

            You have to wonder why Daisiemae has no photo… why do need to stay anonymous? Scared someone may attack you like you do others?

          • Daisiemae

            Wonder no more. I don’t post pictures of myself on the internet because, unlike you, I keep my personal photos private. I keep them personal. I don’t make them public.

            Pretty silly of you to post pictures on the internet and then complain when someone else copies them. That’s what people do on the internet.

            I thought as a security professional you would know that.

          • Chris Bray

            “A security professional.”

            Droll!

          • Daisiemae

            Thank you. I do try.

        • Michael Landers

          The TSA allows naked pictures of people out in the open all the time! No one in this feed has gotten more personal than that

      • Guest

        Brooklyn? I’ll refrain from giving the street address.

      • Michael Landers

        You mean to tell me your dumbass posted on your facebook this website telling all the other ***CLERKS*** we’re being “mean” to you? You never should have come here in the first place, you dingbat!

  • Chris Bray

    Adriane Lugo, TSA clerk.

    • Adriane

      Anymore personal information you would like to post

      • Chris Bray

        Yes, here goes: My name is Chris Bray.

    • Adriane

      U can say as much as you like am I posting your personal information here

    • Adriane

      You really are lame

    • Adriane

      Have I done anything personal to you for u to post my personal picture on this site?

      • Daisiemae

        Once you post pictures of yourself on the internet, they are no longer personal. They are in the public domain. People can do whatever they want with them.

        I’m sure a Gold Standard security expert like yourself is aware of the dangers of posting “personal pictures” on the internet.

        • Adriane

          Hate TSA all you want. Your personal attacks are not necessary. I’m a person just like you. I don’t have a blog devoted to hating people I do not know based on negative reports and procedures being done that you don’t agree with. Everyone has options in life.

          • Daisiemae

            I notice you don’t ever address any of my questions. That’s because you know there is no acceptable answer.

          • Susan Richart

            None of the real issues here have been addressed.

          • Michael Landers

            Hitler was also a person, missy

        • Adriane

          When it’s time to vote pick a president that will abolish the TSA I will survive either way. Having an opinion on the agency is your right. Just like me defending it is mine. No need to respond because it’s obvious that we will continue to go back and forth on the issue. My one point is that you can’t bunch thousands based off of hundreds. Are their bad people in the job sure. I however am not one of them.

          • Daisiemae

            So it’s the president’s fault that you were dumb enough to post under your real name and post photos of yourself on the internet and then complain because smarter people than you put two and two together?

          • RonBonner

            Actually we can, it’s called the lowest common denominator.

            So you are not a bad TSA clerk? Evidence to support that claim?

          • Daisiemae

            All the evidence she has given on this blog supports the contrary. Adriane has comported herself in the same manner that we have come to expect from all TSA clerks.

        • epik

          And she has done nothing wrong, and has nothing to hide… so people try to feed their families, and you persecute them for it.

          • Daisiemae

            If she has nothing to hide, then why are you and she complaining?

            If you have nothing to hide, there’s nothing to be afraid of, right?

          • Michael Landers

            Oh how the shoe fits on the other foot! It’s okay for you to persecute god knows how many passengers but god forbid you get persecuted?

      • Nicko

        Being a jerk works both ways. Trololololol

    • epik

      Isn’t my baby pretty? So, if your done spanking it to my wife, take this down. This has nothing to do with the job

      • epik

        And it’s not clerk, it’s officer. Address her as such.

        • Susan Richart

          You’re clerks, nothing more. The title “officer” was given to you in order to make you feel better about the job you are doing and to try to make the traveling public believe you have more authority than you actually do.

        • Chris Bray

          You’re clerks, yes.

          Adding that I hardly know what to say to someone who honestly believes that “TSA Officer” is a title that confers respect upon its holder.

        • Daisiemae

          I am president of the Doolittle Club. President. You will address me as such.

        • Michael Landers

          Nah, I prefer Junior Hitler

      • Michael Landers

        Are you sure it’s yours?

  • Must be a slow day on the checkpoint if Adriane has time to sit and leave snarky comments at a blog. Then again, maybe she has someone in the glassed-in gulag and she’s making the person wait. And wait. And wait. And wait. And wait. A beloved TSA tactic.

    • Adriane

      Nah sweetie I’m on office duty!

      • Daisiemae

        Does your employer know how you are using your work time?

        As a taxpayer paying your salary, I want reimbursement for the time you are squandering typing comments on blogs during company time.

        I don’t think I should have to sacrifice food, clothing, shelter, and medical care so you can sit around wasting time on blogs.

      • Susan Richart

        Did you read the post regarding use of government computers for personal use?

        • Guest

          I’d wager that she doesn’t know there is a spot on the DHS OIG corruption/abuse form for unauthorized personal use of DHS computer/networks.

        • Susan, she’s probably knocked off for the day. Now she can go home and use her personal computer instead of a DHS computer.

          • Susan Richart

            🙂

    • epik

      So this is what you do Lisa? After being attacked and becoming a victim yourself, you stress out a woman who is obviously very pregnant? You are as soulless as the people you write about. You should be ashamed. Why didn’t you pick someone else? Are you trying to get to me somehow? Fine. Lets meet and discuss all the scary things you want to know about. I bet you rent a car to go home..

      • Daisiemae

        I guess Lisa has a tracking device on you and she’s monitoring your computer. Why she must have cameras and bugs in your house!

        OMG! That’s how Lisa knew you were connected to Adriane!

        Why didn’t we see it before? We’ve all been deceived! Lisa started this whole blog just to get to you somehow!

        Why, Lisa must have enticed Adriane to come on this blog just so she could get to you through Adriane.

        Thank God for Gold Standard security experts like you! Only a TSA “officer” would have the expertise to see through this nefarious plot that Lisa has concocted against you.

        I just have one question: Where did you get that inflated sense of self importance?

      • “So this is what you do Lisa? After being attacked and becoming a victim yourself, you stress out a woman who is obviously very pregnant? You are as soulless as the people you write about. You should be ashamed. Why didn’t you pick someone else? Are you trying to get to me somehow? Fine. Lets meet and discuss all the scary things you want to know about. I bet you rent a car to go home..”

        What are you talking about?? How the hell was I to know she’s “obviously very pregnant”? And what does that have to do with anything anyway?? It’s now 11:05 pm EST on Friday, May 16, 2014, as I’m writing this. There were no photos posted when I last checked in here 5 or 6 hours ago. Now there’s a whole new discussion thread. And now apparently you’re playing the victim. This is rich coming from a TSA apologist.

      • Daisiemae

        “Let’s meet and discuss all the scary things you want to know about. I bet you rent a car to go home.”

        Is that a threat? That sounds like a terroristic threat. Perhaps Lisa should contact the police and file a complaint with DHS.

        Maybe tomorrow we’ll see another post on the main stream media of a TSA employee arrested.

      • Susan Richart

        Poor epik, (or is it Angelo?), you once again neglected to check the time of certain posts. Lisa posted the above BEFORE the picture was posted.

        • epik

          Actually, my name is Ralph Harris. Go ahead. Probe my Facebook. Find “embarrassing” photos. I have had a lot of fun in my life, and lots of friends that care about me. I just refuse to give this page any more hits. That’s how not generates revenue right? So, I am washing my hands of this. You cyber bullies have fun. Make me your target. I don’t mind…

          • Michael Landers

            So it’s okay for you to bully hundreds of thousands of passengers each day but god forbid you get bullied? Real mature there, son

          • Daisiemae

            Like any TSA clerk, he resorts to threats as soon as someone stands up to him. He already threatened Lisa.

            “Let’s meet and discuss all the scary things you want to know about. I bet you rent a car to go home.”

          • Drontil

            So you and Ms. Lugo are not married I gather.

          • Michael Landers

            Classic! Your name is synonymous with puke!

        • Daisiemae

          I’m wondering if the handle he is using (epik) is overcompensation for something.

          • Michael Landers

            If that’s his first name, then his last name must be “fail”

      • Michael Landers

        Is the kid yours?

      • Michael Landers

        Attacking a pregnant woman? As if the TSA never did the same thing! Have you forgotten the time when insulin was confiscated (The TSA’s fancy word for items they steal) from a pregnant woman by the TSA Junior Hitlers?

  • Guest

    “However,
    at no timemay you use Government computers or Internet access for: the pursuit of commercial or “for-profit” ventures; partisan political activities; personal fundraising; obtaining or
    viewing sexually explicit material; any personall use that could cause congestion, delay, or disruptionof service to any Government equipment; or for any activity that is illegal, inappropriate, or offensive to fellow employees or the public.

  • Adriane

    At a White House ceremony, Chicago O’Hare STSO and TSA hero Eddie Palacios
    was presented with the DHS Secretary’s Award for Valor for his actions in saving the life of a
    woman on a subway track last month. Palacios jumped in front of an oncoming
    commuter train in downtown Chicago to rescue the woman who had stumbled onto the
    tracks.

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson presented the new award to Palacios and nine other
    DHS heroes. During the ceremony, Johnson, a native New Yorker, referred to
    Palacios as a “man after my own heart” when reflecting on the 12-year TSA
    veteran’s actions.

    “Eddie’s story and those of the other Award of Valor recipients represent and
    exemplify the character, integrity, the strength of our men and women in this
    department,” said Johnson. At the ceremony, Palacios was flanked by
    Administrator Pistole and other leaders within DHS.

    The ceremony capped off a busy couple of days for the native Chicagoan, who
    also had the opportunity to visit TSA headquarters, and meet with OSO leadership
    and other employees.

    “Words can’t even express what I feel,” said a humble Palacios about the
    honor. “I am proud to wear the TSA uniform.”

    • Yes, we know about Eddie Palacios. He is a hero. No thanks to the TSA.

      One good deed compared to thousands of accounts of abuse (click tab “Master List” above) doesn’t change the fact that the TSA is filled with power-tripping thugs.

      • Susan Richart

        Yes, very easy to see that she copied and pasted.

      • Michael Landers

        Saving people from rails is not in the TSA handbook of rules. It was simply being a Samaritan. So to say it was because he worked for the TSA he did what he did is totally ludicrous

    • P.S. And I note that you’re a DHS employee. I see your IP address.

      • Susan Richart

        Guess she got caught! 🙂 Her first Disqus comment using this name. I wonder how many other names she has posted under.

      • Adriane

        Congrats sherlock!

      • Adriane

        I am a TSA employee and I have been for the past 7 yrs. For you to categorize an entire agency based off of some negative news reports shows how stupid you are.

        • Chris Bray

          The “negative news reports” are about reality — about things that actually exist. The child molester priest in a TSA uniform at Boston Logan; the rapist in a TSA uniform in Atlanta; the hundreds of thieves in TSA uniforms arrested for stealing from passenger luggage all over the country. If you work for the TSA, you go to work every day with the scum of the earth.

          • Adriane

            I’m not a child molestor nor am a thug or a thief. I am a mother of four working to provide for my family just like you. His actions don’t reflect upon me or the agency. They are HIS actions. Just because I wear the same uniform as him doesn’t mean I’m in the same category as him. Is the job perfect? No. Tell me one that is. I’m a person who takes pride in my work and who I am. While I am on that screening checkpoint I am 100 percent professional and helpful to the traveling public. Have your opinions but don’t clump up an entire group based off of a few idiots. I’m pretty sure u work with a few yourself.

          • Adriane, do you grope people — excuse me, give them “pat-downs”?

          • Chris Bray

            If you work on a checkpoint, you are a piece of shit yourself, personally. How many crotches did you massage today? How many elderly ladies did you rub between their legs?

          • Adriane

            Body scans available

          • “Body scans available”

            As you know, acquiescing to the (incessantly false-alarming) strip-search scanners is no guarantee that one won’t also be groped. One doesn’t obviate the other.

          • Adriane

            The body scan in the airport I work at doesn’t display any imagine. Don’t flatter yourself either I don’t want to look at your body or touch it either.

          • Susan Richart

            Adriane, you are getting yourself in deeper by the minute.

          • Adriane

            Deeper into what. You people have no effect on my life. You do not pay anyof my bills and your ccomplaints and post on their blog site will not change the fact that when you fly you have to pass through a TSA checkpoint

          • “Deeper into what. You people have no effect on my life. You do not pay anyof my bills and your ccomplaints and post on their blog site will not change the fact that when you fly you have to pass through a TSA checkpoint”

            The hell we don’t. We pay your salary.

          • Drontil

            It’s beginning to sound as if someone has some anger management issues.

          • Daisiemae

            That’s typical of TSA employees. So many of them have anger management issues and then they take it out on the innocent public.

          • Daisiemae

            Give me back the tax dollars that were taken from me against my will to pay your bills.

          • Michael Landers

            Yes we do, it’s called taxes

          • Drontil

            She doesn’t have a clue.

          • Chris Bray

            It’s what you do for a living.

          • “The body scan in the airport I work at doesn’t display any imagine. Don’t flatter yourself either I don’t want to look at your body or touch it either.”

            Adriane, I obviously know more about the scanners than you do.

          • Adriane

            Which one the rapiscan or the millimeter? Since u are the expert

          • The Rapiscan machines — backscatter, i.e., radiation-emitting — were pulled from airports last summer. The millimeter-wave scanners are still in use.

            Just because the MMW scanners show the so-called “Gumby” image doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of and in fact capturing nude images of people. If you knew about the specs for the scanners, you would know that the requirements specified that the machines be able to capture and store recognizable images.

          • Adriane

            Images that I don’t see! Again don’t flatter yourself no one wants to see u naked

          • “Images that I don’t see! Again don’t flatter yourself no one wants to see u naked”

            Again willfully missing the point. I see that logic isn’t your strong suit.

            (Oh, and by the way, hate to break it to you, but the 2nd person personal pronoun, singular and plural, is spelled “you”.)

          • Adriane

            Sorry of the truth hurts U!

          • “Sorry of the truth hurts U!”

            The comedy stylings of Adriane. Keep ’em coming!

          • Adriane

            Nothing else to say so go after grammer errors now that’s comedy for U!

          • Adriane

            I’ll keep em coming just for U cause this blog makes u feel important in your insignificant life!

          • Daisiemae

            Are you admiring yourself in your TSA uniform as you type this comment?

          • Michael Landers

            Great logic (not really). Just because YOU don’t see them, they don’t exist?

          • Chris Bray

            My favorite ever TSA body scanner story was the time my mother flew out of Burbank, and the TSA clerks pulled her aside for a patdown because the Rapescan had detected an “anomaly”: a series of small round objects on the front of her shirt.

          • RonBonner

            Vertical or horizontal?

          • Chris Bray

            Vertical! Evenly spaced, running top to bottom.

          • Daisiemae

            And what do you do when there is an alarm on the body scan? There is a 54% false positive rate on those body scanners, so 54 out of 100 people who come through your checkpoint have a false alarm. At that point, a pat down is required. What do you do then?

            Do you refuse to perform the pat down? Do you refuse to touch the person’s breasts, buttocks, and genitals?

            Or do you perform your job as required by your employer?

          • Michael Landers

            Along with the chance of being “randomly selected for additional screening”. Forgot to mention that part, didn’t you baby cakes

          • Susan Richart

            ” His actions don’t reflect upon me or the agency.”

            Yes, unfortunately they do.

          • Adriane

            Not on me. I’m not involved in any illegal activity as I stated earlier. I’m a hard working mom of 4.

          • Susan Richart

            Why do you think TSA has an ethics code or code of conduct? Because the actions of one employee reflect on all employees, good and bad.

          • Chris Bray

            This is remarkable reasoning: you have four children, therefore your employment is honorable. It isn’t.

          • Adriane

            And what do u do for a living that makes u better than me?

          • Daisiemae

            Well, it does if his job does not require him to commit immoral and illegal acts.

          • Chris Bray

            It’s what I don’t do for a living that makes me better than you.

          • Michael Landers

            Missy, having no job is more honorable than having your job

          • Chris Bray

            What path did you take to a TSA job? What did you do before, and why did the TSA seem like a good employment option? Also, did you graduate from high school? I’d like to understand how a grown human being chooses TSA employment.

          • Daisiemae

            You are working for an employer that requires you to commit illegal and immoral acts as part of your job description. So yes, wearing that uniform does reflect on you even if you somehow manage to avoid committing the required illegal and immoral acts.

          • Michael Landers

            Missy, what you do would indeed be illegal if it wasn’t a government job! Let me give you an enhanced pat down! Remember, you said it yourself, it’s not illegal!

          • Daisiemae

            “I’m not a child molestor”

            So you have never performed a pat down on a child according to TSA regulations? TSA regulations require the screeners to touch genitals during a patdown.

            Does your employer know that you are refusing to follow orders?

        • Susan Richart

          Wow, typical of a TSA employee: “shows how stupid you are.”

          Thanks for proving Lisa right. 🙂

        • Yeah, Adriane, the Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses is just “some negative news reports.”

          • Adriane

            I’m not on any of those list dear!

          • “I’m not on any of those list dear!”

            Nobody said you were. You’re willfully missing the point. Dear.

          • Chris Bray

            Not yet, anyway.

          • Adriane

            Never will be! I’m not a criminal. Like I said u can have your opinion of the agency. You don’t know me as an individual!

          • Daisiemae

            Then you are not performing your job according to TSA requirements. TSA requirements demand search of breasts, buttocks, and genitals during putdowns. Such touching of privates meets the criminal definition of sexual assault.

            Does your employer know that you are refusing to follow orders?

          • Michael Landers

            What a coincidence! You don’t know us either!

        • Michael Landers

          Oh really? Just like you categorize all travelers to be terrorists? What does that say about you? Thank god we’re only stupid and not TSA Junior Hitlers

      • Adriane

        How many TSA employees have u met and interacted with?

        • “How many TSA employees have u met and interacted with?”

          Too many.

          • Adriane

            So don’t fly. Take a boat or a train

          • Daisiemae

            What a juvenile response. Commensurate with the mentality of most TSA employees.

            But guess what, Einstein? If everybody did that, you’d be out of a job.

          • Adriane

            Too bad that will never happen now will it. Write to congress instead of on this blog if u want TSA gone. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

          • Daisiemae

            No use writing to Congress. They are too busy skimming all the profits made from funding TSA.

            To rephrase a quote by Harriet Beecher Stowe: “Congress has TSA just the way they like it: all of the profits and none of the screams.”

            (You do know who Harriet Beecher Stowe is, don’t you?)

          • Michael Landers

            False choice! The TSA have metastasized to train stations! Soon you’ll be saying “don’t leave the house”

        • Chris Bray

          I still fly a couple times a year, so I still see the slack-faced, empty-eyed human detritus that the TSA uses to staff its underwear-sniffing theatrical operation. I always find myself wondering what gutter they had to scrape to come up with such a sad collection of broken human beings.

          • Adriane

            Sorry that you haven’t had the pleasure of flying through a checkpoint I work.

          • Susan Richart

            Here she says she works a checkpoint and yet in another place she states that she is doing a desk job. Which is it Adriane: a checkpoint clerk or a desk clerk?

          • “Here she says she works a checkpoint and yet in another place she states that she is doing a desk job. Which is it Adriane: a checkpoint clerk or a desk clerk?”

            Susan, I have a feeling she’s multi-talented.

          • Daisiemae

            Yes, she can abuse, harass, and insult multiple people simultaneously.

          • Susan Richart

            Or maybe she’s been put on desk duty for a reason.

          • epik

            Yup, pregnant. You should have got that from the photo.. soooo… yea…

          • Susan Richart

            Look at the time….

          • Michael Landers

            Typical intelligence of TSA CLERKS!

          • epik

            She is on desk duty because she is pregnant. And she is multi-talented. Thats why I love her. And why you are forever alone.

      • Susan Richart

        Lisa, she is using a DHS computer to post to a website that is not business related.

        I think I’d advise the DHS OIG of that fact.

        • Yes, she’s using a DHS computer. IP address is DHS.

    • Daisiemae

      Just curious….do you work in PR over there at DHS or do you simply feel compelled to deflect attention from the despicable actions of your agency lest they reflect badly on you?

      If you are so proud of your agency, why didn’t you identify yourself as a DHS employee?

      • Adriane

        Did anyone else on this blog identify their job? Wasn’t aware it was a requirement.

        • Susan Richart

          No one else here is trying to defend their employer.

          • Adriane

            I’m not defending my employer I’m defending myself and coworkers who do no wrong and are simply working to provide for families.

          • Daisiemae

            Again, you work for an employer that requires you to commit illegal and immoral acts as part of your job description. You do wrong simply by showing up to work each day.

          • Adriane

            Have u ever flown over seas and traveled through foreign country security?I’m told time and time again by these passengers that we don’t do half of what they have to go through. You don’t want to be pat down empty out your pockets. Travel smart. I thank god everyday that passengers with your mentality are the minority. I come across all kinds of people each day none of which are like you.

          • Yes, hon, I’ve been all over the world. Evidently you haven’t, since you’re relying on what passengers supposedly told you. You’re ill informed. Other countries laugh at the spectacle of U.S. security theater. That is, when they bother to come at all. Many of them have stopped because of our abusive “security” agencies.

          • Daisiemae

            “You don’t want to be pat down empty out your pockets.”

            So the only people you pat down are people who forget to empty their pockets? And you haven’t been fired yet?

            “I thank god everyday that passengers with your mentality are the minority. I come across all kinds of people each day none of which are like you.”

            What mentality is that? A righteous indignation against government employees abusing innocent American citizens? A disgust for hypocrites excusing their immoral and illegal acts by pretending they are doing it for the good of others?

            If that puts me in the minority, I am proud to stand on that patch of ground. However, i believe far more people than you realize have a similar view of you and your employer. They are simply too afraid of retaliation by the TSA to express their opinions.

          • Daisiemae

            BTW, where on earth did you go to school? You should sue your school for allowing you to graduate from high school with so little knowledge of grammar and spelling.

            Oh, that’s right…your employer does not require a high school diploma. I forgot.

            Instead of wasting all your time and the taxpayers’ money on blogs, perhaps you should go to night school. Be sure to take English classes.

          • Guest

            You’re doing wrong by accessing your work computer for personal use.

          • Michael Landers

            The gestapo were also trying to provide for their families

    • Lala

      You could’ve at least fixed the formatting on that–it’s not that difficult to do, and may actually result in people reading your comment.

    • Michael Landers

      The list of TSA accolades will never be longer than the list of TSA embarrassments!

    • Michael Landers

      What about the people who pulled off similar acts of heroism? Where are their medals of honor?

      The DHS wouldn’t dare show favoritism now, would they?

    • RonBonner

      If we can’t compare other TSA clerks with Lythcott then why should we make a comparison with Palacios? You can’t have it both ways.

  • Chris Bray

    Why would he bother? He can just do that at work, and call it security.

  • Susan Richart

    I’m posting an off-topic comment here but I had to share this that I found at Propaganda Village:

    “Lisa Marie Jelinek said…People are so ridiculously critical of the TSA. Yes, just do away with all of them and when that suspicious, supposdely inert grenade goes off on your plane, you’ll wish these checks were back in practice again. If you’d like to sit next to citizens on planes with laoded guns, be my guest. I, for one, appreciate what the TSA does. Thank you for helping to keep us safer.”

    For a public safety professional, she doesn’t know much about personal safety:

    http://www.whitepages.com/name/Lisa-M-Jelinek/Alexandria-VA/5gid8rw

    As well:

    http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/60015/FRANCIS-P-JELINEK

    She has a masters in Homeland Security.

    • Daisiemae

      All the comments on that page seem to have mysteriously disappeared. I guess Bloghdad Bob didn’t like the negative comments posted on there.

      • As of 5:08pm on Monday, May 12th, I see 14 comments at the May 9th post, 21 comments at the May 7th post, and 24 comments at the May 2nd post. Where are you looking?

        • Daisiemae

          I clicked on the URL in Susan’s post. When I got to the page, the comments weren’t there. I had read them previously so I was confused why they weren’t there.

          Just now I checked again and they were there. So I’m guessing I had some kind of glitch loading it. Weird.

      • Susan Richart

        Comments are still there, Daisiemae.

    • Susan Richart

      Lisa, thanks for adding the link to the blog. I had that link in the original post as well as this one, that led me to find out that she has that master’s degree:

      http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/60015/FRANCIS-P-JELINEK

  • Whidbey Ferguson

    I continue to be amazed that people still fly in the U.S. Worse, that they fly with their children. Why do they allow this to go on??

    • Daisiemae

      At least they are keeping us safe! No terrorist would dream of attacking us as long as TSA supervisors are assaulting 15 year olds. It’s a vital security procedure.