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  1. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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  2. johnlives4christ

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    obviously nothing makes some people more merry then to grope a line of total strangers
  3. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Oh boy, only in LA. The land of fruits and nuts.
  4. Bobitis

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    *In my best Roger Daltrey voice*

    Sing to me...
    Touch meee...
    Feel meeeee...

    So now we are paying for the TSA to sing to us?
    Don't even tell me they 'volunteer' to do this on their own time.

    Land of the free? HaH! Soon to go the way of the unicorn.:mad:
  5. Marlin T

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    TSA choir has holiday spirit down pat at LAX
    By William M. Welch, USA TODAY
    LOS ANGELES — Travelers passing through Los Angeles International Airport are finding that security officers have more than a scan or pat-down for them this holiday season. They're offering musical entertainment, too.


    The LAX TSA Choir, a group of 17 singers and musicians, all of them officers of the Transportation Security Administration, have been surprising passengers with performances of holiday music and other tunes in the midst of one of the nation's busiest airports.


    "Wow, it's crazy," said Miriam Kositchek of Santa Monica, Calif., who was clutching her ticket and passport for a flight to London when the LAX TSA Choir broke into song at the Bradley International Terminal of Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday afternoon.


    "In this climate, where travel is so scrutinized and security is so tight, it's nice," she said. "It adds some lightheartedness to travel."


    Airports around the country have scheduled musical performances during this time of heavy holiday travel to try to brighten the experience for harried travelers. The choir here is one of just two — the other is at the airport in Austin — made up entirely of TSA workers, said TSA spokesman Greg Soule in Washington.




    Members of the LAX TSA Choir are volunteers who practice and perform on their time off, says musical director and keyboardist Raul Matute, who is a security manager at LAX. The group has been performing since 2003 and also serenades passengers with patriotic music on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and other occasions.


    "It's to promote the human spirit and morale," (pfft, ya right) said Matute, who played in the San Francisco band Cold Blood in the 1960s.


    Ernie Perez, a security supervisor and tenor, led the choir in a Ray Charles-like version of Georgia on My Mind and Feliz Navidad.


    "We've been taking a lot of heat for what we do" at TSA, said Perez, referring to body scanners and aggressive pat-downs of travelers. "We just put a new face on TSA — I think a positive face."


    At the start of Wednesday's performance, volunteers from other airport jobs performed an eight-minute dance routine on the floor of the terminal, stunning passengers and enticing some to dance along to recorded songs such as Surfin' USA, Rock Around the Clock and Stayin' Alive.


    As the choir worked through an hour-long set list that included America the Beautiful, God Bless the U.S.A. and Battle Hymn of the Republic, as well as Frosty the Snowman and other seasonal chestnuts, traveler Edwin Tagoe recorded the scene with a video camera.


    He called the performance uplifting. (you better be careful about the uplifting sensation, they might try and inspect your suspicious package)

    "I felt it when they started singing the carols," said Tagoe, who was on his way to Ghana. "I'm going to put it on my Facebook page."




    Red letters are my comments.
  6. 199er

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    You should see the comments at the bottom of the article.......... they don't exactly emulate the Christmas Spirit!!!!!
  7. grcsat

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    Have I got this straight, they now sing to ya while they grab your ass?
  8. Carne Frio

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    I would prefer a candlelite dinner and some wine.:D
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    Elmo has testified before congress twice.... when is Elmo going to start doing pat downs at the airport?

    Or perhaps Triumph the insult comic dog should do an investigation of this whole issue of TSA carrolers and their pat downs.....

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  10. Marlin T

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    Triumph would add a new meaning to being patted down for sure.

    That's funny, they are going to sing while patting you down. What could make that worse; maybe them singing about being gay. (Gay as in happy of course.) ;)
  11. glocknut

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    He'd just poop on them.... :D

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  12. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

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    Who's doing the groping while TSA is doing the singing?
  13. obxned

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    The singing won't do it. If I'm going to get groped, I want dinner and a movie first.

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