Thursday, August 04, 2005
After reading this article, it does my heart good to think that there is still hope of watching the high and mighty MUMMY and SPHINCTER MAXimus and all of their fellow cronies eventually come tumbling down from their ivory towers.
Screeners....SEND IN THOSE LETTERS! DON'T LET THESE SCHMUCKS KEEP YOU IN FEAR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES! THERE IS LIFE AFTER THE TSA! I KNOW, I FOUND IT! SNITCH OUT THESE WORTHLESS BASTARDS, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO BE AFRAID OF? PRIVATIZATION IS COMING ANYWAY. THE TWO MEATHEADS (FSD & AFSD) COULD GIVE TWO SHITS ABOUT YOU GUYS. BRING THEM DOWN! NOW IS THE TIME!
I HAVE INFORMATION THAT IS SURE TO BE EMBARASSING TO SAY THE LEAST, AND COULD BE THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR THESE TWO CHOWDER HEADS!
LET FREEDOM RING!!! THE ROGUE JEW
TSA brass removed local chief, aide says
By Jim Ritchie
Thursday, August 4, 2005
The former Transportation Security Administration chief at Pittsburgh International Airport was booted from his job in May after supervisors lost confidence in his work, according to an assistant who resigned at the same time.
Robert Blose resigned from his $142,735 job heading the TSA at Pittsburgh International, but only after superiors asked him to leave, Craig Martelle, who was Blose's assistant federal security director, wrote in a letter obtained by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
"George Naccara asked Bob Blose to step down at the end of May due to a loss of confidence by (then) TSA Assistant Secretary Dave Stone," Martelle wrote in the letter to the TSA's interim management at the airport. Naccara is the agency's Northeast area director in Boston.
Until now, the agency had described the departures of Blose, Martelle and William Rough, former deputy assistant federal security director for screening, as resignations for personal reasons, although they left at the end of an internal investigation.
The TSA investigated claims of fraud, intimidation and sexual harassment that employees made against the managers, but brought no charges. Tom Rice has been the acting federal security director at Pittsburgh since Blose resigned.
TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis would not comment on Martelle's letter Wednesday.
Martelle's four-page letter paints a different picture of events. In it, Martelle described how the resignations followed a conversation between Blose and Naccara.
"Dave Stone is the man who was fired by the White House from what was a five-year position earlier that month," Martelle wrote. "His handling of the TSA resulted in a cult of personalities, and his inability to work with Congress resulted in a complete failure of strategic vision.
"Dave Stone considered Bob Blose and his key staff members (the Deputy AFSD Screening and me) to be too demanding -- self-discipline and high standards of personal conduct were too 'military,' according to a vocal minority."
Martelle, reached by e-mail, confirmed he wrote the letter but could not be reached for comment by telephone. Blose, who lives in Moon, did not return a phone message seeking comment.
Martelle's letter also criticized the agency's new leadership for a June 30 security breach at Pittsburgh International, when a woman slipped through the security checkpoint without being checked by X-ray equipment. She boarded a plane before TSA officials identified her using airport video.
The checkpoint was closed, but not until after her flight had departed.
"Why the checkpoint was closed nearly two hours after the passenger breached security is not just an inconvenience to the passenger, it borders on incompetence," Martelle wrote.
The Trib first reported April 29 that TSA employees at Pittsburgh International asked for the investigation of managers. They questioned why the TSA allowed the managers to resign.
President Bush and Congress formed the TSA in November 2001, two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The agency employs 312 people at Pittsburgh International, but intends to reduce the number to 258.
Jim Ritchie can be reached at email@example.com or (412) 320-7933.
Posted by The Rogue Jew at 8/04/2005 11:22:00 PM