Seattle Restaurant Refuses Service To TSA Workers

120px-TSA-DHSHow do you show your dissatisfaction with the action of TSA agents? Some people decide to “opt out” of the body scanners. Some wear nothing but a bathing suit. Others decide to refuse service to TSA workers who come into their resaurant. Via The Consumerist:

Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List.

“We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren’t allowed to come into our business,” one employee tells travel journalist Christopher Elliott. “We have the right to refuse service to anyone.”

She says that whenever a TSA agent attempts to dine at the restaurant, “we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave… Their kind aren’t welcomed in our establishment.”

The restaurant claims that 90% of its patrons are in agreement with their stance and that the local police have actually helped escort TSA workers off the premises.

[Continues at The Consumerist]

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  • Anonymous

    Now THIS I like! For-real community empowerment!

    But when will it raise its sights from the sad-sack drudges who are “only following orders” to the purulent weeping sores of humanity who are actually giving the orders?

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Now THIS I like! For-real community empowerment!

    But when will it raise its sights from the sad-sack drudges who are “only following orders” to the purulent weeping sores of humanity who are actually giving the orders?

    • George M. Anderson

      Those same sad-sack drudges could do something about it. Like organize and attempt to make changes within the system. No, I like this idea. It’s called karma. If you act like a douche, you’re going to get treated like one. Even if it’s official policy.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        I think I get you and agree. But I also have a question.

        Am I right to read the following into your response:

        “Liam, there are several practical difficulties in targeting the most senior members of the squirearchy–the easiest to understand being that they can appeal to a seemingly endless stream of faceless toadies to completely undermine the effectiveness of your boycott.”

        I think I would have to agree also with that idea. It does seem born out by history. Captain Boycott, for instance, was not the principal landlord in the region. In fact, his primary significance was that he was a factor an tenant of Lord Erne. In effect a sad-sack drudge–though maybe a little higher up on the totem pole than the guys targeted by the campaign described in this article.

        If that’s what you’re getting at, point taken and I express hearty agreement. It may be a practical matter that must be conceded, but at heart I still wish it were possible to get at the top puss bags more directly.

  • 5by5

    “No Eat List”

    That’s fucking awesome.

    Good old-fashioned shunning. LONG overdue. Calling “extra-judicial punishment” if you will…. LOL!

    Next up, they should refuse to serve bankers.

  • 5by5

    “No Eat List”

    That’s fucking awesome.

    Good old-fashioned shunning. LONG overdue. Calling “extra-judicial punishment” if you will…. LOL!

    Next up, they should refuse to serve bankers.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Awright! A “NoBrownShirts” policy :-) And the gorgeous irony is that…to oppose it…a conservative would have to prove that the government does indeed have the right to dictate the non harmful conduct of a private business…thereby legitimizing pretty much everything that transpired during the civil rights era :-)

    Technically, I oppose the policy in concept…but I like the spirit behind it and the issue that it forces to the front of the debate.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Awright! A “NoBrownShirts” policy :-) And the gorgeous irony is that…to oppose it…a conservative would have to prove that the government does indeed have the right to dictate the non harmful conduct of a private business…thereby legitimizing pretty much everything that transpired during the civil rights era :-)

    Technically, I oppose the policy in concept…but I like the spirit behind it and the issue that it forces to the front of the debate.

  • Saint Dharma

    Those same sad-sack drudges could do something about it. Like organize and attempt to make changes within the system. No, I like this idea. It’s called karma. If you act like a douche, you’re going to get treated like one. Even if it’s official policy.

  • Anonymous

    I think I get you and agree. But I also have a question.

    Am I right to read the following into your response:

    “Liam, there are several practical difficulties in targeting the most senior members of the squirearchy–the easiest to understand being that they can appeal to a seemingly endless stream of faceless toadies to completely undermine the effectiveness of your boycott.”

    I think I would have to agree also with that idea. It does seem born out by history. Captain Boycott, for instance, was not the principal landlord in the region. In fact, his primary significance was that he was a factor an tenant of Lord Erne. In effect a sad-sack drudge–though maybe a little higher up on the totem pole than the guys targeted by the campaign described in this article.

    If that’s what you’re getting at, point taken and I express hearty agreement. It may be a practical matter that must be conceded, but at heart I still wish it were possible to get at the top puss bags more directly.

  • Rufus

    Unfortunately they are doing the TSA a favor. Have you seen how fat most of them are? They could defintely skip a few meals. I fly every other week for work and the most stressful part is dealing with the TSA. I politely opted out of the back scatter last trip and they made a huge deal out of it. THey pulled me aside and made me wait for 10 minutes for an “authorirized” screener to come over (granted thisis at 5:50am), then the TSA agent went on to try and make me feel stupid by telling me my phone gave off more radiation than the machine and if I was so afraid of radiation I shouldnt be flying at all.

    ABOLISH THE TSA.

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      Good point…if they really hate the TSA…they should develop a high fat, high salt, super unhealthy dish…and offer as many free helpings to TSA agents as they can hold. Technically its slow, perfectly legal murder.

    • quartz99

      To be fair, I imagine they tell the screeners that about the radiation so they don’t truly understand how bad it could be for _them_ to be working right next to the machine all day every day, particularly if it’s even slightly miscalibrated.

  • Rufus

    Unfortunately they are doing the TSA a favor. Have you seen how fat most of them are? They could defintely skip a few meals. I fly every other week for work and the most stressful part is dealing with the TSA. I politely opted out of the back scatter last trip and they made a huge deal out of it. THey pulled me aside and made me wait for 10 minutes for an “authorirized” screener to come over (granted thisis at 5:50am), then the TSA agent went on to try and make me feel stupid by telling me my phone gave off more radiation than the machine and if I was so afraid of radiation I shouldnt be flying at all.

    ABOLISH THE TSA.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Good point…if they really hate the TSA…they should develop a high fat, high salt, super unhealthy dish…and offer as many free helpings to TSA agents as they can hold. Technically its slow, perfectly legal murder.

  • Jcardalaska

    Tsa just say no. There is no need for all that screening. When someone can make our military stand down on 9/11. Here is ONE of our traders. And a man testifying before congress of the stand down on 9-11.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctr9rA4d88c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Jcardalaska

    Tsa just say no. There is no need for all that screening. When someone can make our military stand down on 9/11. Here is ONE of our traders. And a man testifying before congress of the stand down on 9-11.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctr9rA4d88c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • Anonymous

    To be fair, I imagine they tell the screeners that about the radiation so they don’t truly understand how bad it could be for _them_ to be working right next to the machine all day every day, particularly if it’s even slightly miscalibrated.

  • Skuta

    i would just poison the bastards, and grossly over charge for the privilege.
    how’d you like your $500 poop-burger a$$hole??

  • Skuta

    i would just poison the bastards, and grossly over charge for the privilege.
    how’d you like your $500 poop-burger a$$hole??

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