NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for better rail security now that the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound has turned up plans to attack trains in the U.S.

“Anyone, even a member of al-Qaida could purchase a train ticket and board an Amtrak train without so much as a question asked,” Schumer said. “So that’s why I’m calling for the creation of an Amtrak no ride list. That would take the secure flight program and apply it to Amtrak trains.”

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports

Schumer said Sunday that he will push for the creation of a “do not ride” list for Amtrak. The list would be similar to the no-fly list that keeps those suspected of terrorism from flying into or out of the United States.

Notes and computer materials seized from bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan last Sunday showed bin Laden wanted to strike American cities again and discussed ways to attack trains.

Schumer is calling for increased funding for rail security in light of the new intelligence.

The New York Democrat says the U.S. must remain vigilant in protecting itself from future attacks.

How safe do you think the trains are right now? Tell us in our comments section below.

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Comments (507)
  1. nuisance says:

    More scare tactics from our governement. Run sheep! Be scared! Give up your freedoms!

    1. who Cares says:

      This is not a scare tactic. Chuckie is a democrat. He cares about the little people
      and want’s to keep us safe. It would only be a scare tactic if a republican said the same thing.

      1. vic says:

        No, what Chuckie really wants is to create a whole lot more government wasteful spending that we can’t afford.

  2. J says:

    The problem is so much bigger than just keeping terrorists off the trains. The threat against trains is that they can be attacked from both inside and outside the train. Schumer needs to think before he speaks.

    1. nuisance says:

      Maybe people should go about their lives and stop worrying about some mythical terrorist plot our government tells us about. You know it’s OK to question the government and not accept everything the spoon feed you.

    2. peter cotton tail says:

      Exactly it would be easier and more damaging just to derail it.

    3. BigLou15 says:

      Thinking before he spoke – that would be a novel idea for Schumer.

    4. Dotcommie says:

      @J –
      Good call. I was wondering who noticed that the reports said that the terrorists were planning to mess with the rails, not specifically hijacking trains. Besides, the threat won’t be nearly as serious until the government starts taxing cars by the mile, making train travel more cost-effective and (possibly) desirable.



    1. DrMabuse says:

      Yep–that’s exactly right

      1. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

        Who’s going to protect us from these degenerates in Washington?


    2. jimmerz says:

      Yeah, lets have a ‘No Ride’ policy in place for the train systems. And while you are at it, why not doe the same for buses and taxis, Then the government will be able to install the TSA at every train station, bus-stop and border crossing. That should make us all sleep better at night!, knowing we all have the same level of harrasment.

      1. Lee Hazel says:

        Add sporting events and just about any other gathering. Put particular emphasis on political gatherings after all we want pictures of all thos subversives such as Tea Party people.
        Indecently, Sect Napalotano has already targeted sports events on her list of to-dos.

      2. Don't tread on me says:

        And don’t forget malls and grocery stores. And Wal Mart. We can’t be safe unless the TSA and the DHS touches everyone’s genitals daily. These people make me sick. The answer to 1984 is 1776.

      3. Ted says:

        jimmerz. you missed one aspect. If your idea is implemented there would be no unemployment. We all would work for TSA

      4. jo says:

        then they could claim they created all these new jobs

  4. Sam says:

    So everyone on the train will be screened, scanned, and identified so it’ll be easier to sort out the corpses after some psycho plants a bomb on the tracks. So what we’ll need to then is post guards every 50 feet on both sides of every mile of railroad in the US. Oops! We ran out of people!

    1. RufusVonDufus says:

      Who is going to guard the guards? And then, the guards guards!

      1. Bob W says:

        Yes, everyone on the train will be scanned “for their protection”, of course. Never mind the fact that a psycho can place a bomb on the tracks, as you say. Over time, everyone will have a face scan on file with the government. They can get them off of a driver’s license, passport or mandatory national ID card, when the card comes into being in the not too distant future. If they’re looking for someone in a crowd, they can find them efficiently. What a wondrous system we’re going to be living under. Kudos to George Orwell. He knew what happens when people let their guard down and trust the government to take care of them, as a shepard takes care of his sheep. The sheep are protected and become dependent. Later they’re fleeced regularly and finally slaughtered.

      2. Don't tread on me says:

        The only psychos are the federal government thugs. Reichstag Fire, Tonkin Gulf attack, 9/11. Governments use fear to expand their power at the expense of the people.

      3. Ted says:

        Don’t tread on me. unfortunately psychos are not only the federal government thugs. Look above. 24% of the article readers agree with Chuck you Schumer

    2. Radioman says:

      Sam: Ur Ed Zachary rite. Many congress people can only see (visualize) what is directly in front of them. And they usually understand less than half of that. Sad.

      1. B. Real says:

        “Many congress people can only see (visualize) what is directly in front of them.”

        Which is invariably a sack of lobbyist loot.

    3. Bill says:

      We need a do-not-walk-liist.

      1. E says:

        We need a “do not pay attention to list” starting with Sniveling Schumer


    LOOK READ MY LIPS’S, GOVERNMENT LEAVE THE PEOPLE ALONE!!! You can’t even balance the budget and you expect us to believe you are going to keep us Safe?

  6. Ken Hansen says:

    This is amazing – apparently Sen. Schumer thinks this problem he imagines we have has a simple solution, well, let’s take a look at it:

    1) Every Amtrak station I’m aware of is wide-open, no provisions for a secure area to board the trains – every Amtrak station will need a massive redesign to make them resemble airports with secure & insecure areas.

    2) A passenger could no longer buy a last-minute ticket on the train because, well duh, they’d already be on the train.

    3) To purchase a ticket would require the presentation of proper legal identification – what about the poor minorities that can’t afford proper identification, if it is a barrier to vote, it’s a barrier to ride the train, right?

    4) Since we have identified trains as a possible terrorist target/tool, how long until you’ll have to submit to body scans, pat-downs, strict limitations on fluids, and of course, baggage inspection?

    5) What about buses? Are they next?

    6) Why only Amtrak? Why not all trains?

    7) How, exactly, will making it harder to board a train encourage people to use their planned “high-speed trains”? It will be just as hard to get on a train as a plane, and in most cases the plane will be faster.

    Obviously 4-7 are speculation on my part, but they are very, very reasonable next steps if his “plan” were to be implemented…

    1. Jarvis says:

      But think of all the jobs it would create!

    2. decora says:

      great job ken!!!

      8. Next; “do not walk” list, to protect our precious American sidewalks

    3. Julie says:

      “2) A passenger could no longer buy a last-minute ticket on the train because, well duh, they’d already be on the train.”

      When was the last time you actually took a trip on a train? You do know that you can buy your ticket ON the train. There is an extra couple bucks fee for doing so, but you can buy a ticket on the train.

      I do think you should add 8.) to your list, that being that every single member of Congress, including Chuckie Schumer, and ALL their family members must ALL used public transportation and go through THE SAME security checks they are asking the American people to go through. Same with health care and franking privileges, free parking, and all the other perks these shameless people grant themselves, gratis of the American taxpayer.

      1. Beez says:

        That was his point.

    4. RufusVonDufus says:

      Ken, this is a great idea no matter what!

      3) To purchase a ticket would require the presentation of proper legal identification – what about the poor minorities that can’t afford proper identification, if it is a barrier to vote, it’s a barrier to ride the train, right?

      No trains, no vote is perfect for the preservation of the U.S. End illegal immigration by sending all of them back to the PoO!

  7. Petronius says:

    What’s next Chuck?
    – Do Not Drive List?
    – Do Not Bicycle List?
    – Do Not Segway List?
    – Do Not Walk List?

    1. SamVaughn says:

      exactly, Obama administration has proposed a national mileage tax. Pay by the mile tax on your car. When the technology is installaed they can monitor your every movement. Next step a “do not drive” list. Wait till you belong to the “wrong” political party and your opponent trumps up some “hate” speech charges and put’s yoiu on the “restricted party list” (RPL). Look it up. There is not due process to be put on this list, once accused, guilty or not, it’s almost impossible to get removed. People like Schumer have another agenda and it has nothing to do with our safety

      1. Hazmat77 says:

        We already have that ….. it’s known as the federal excise tax on fuel. Just one of the many taxes imposed on the populace to support a government that has become it’s own Empire!

    2. fed up says:

      do not breathe

    3. Emery says:

      How about we put Chuckie on the DO NOT TALK LIST!

  8. XPIOLT says:

    And our borders are still wide open! What do you call someone that wants to take the Constitutional Rights and freedoms away from Americans? A terrorist? OK then Chuckie Wuckie and his cohorts, Lieberman,Graham, McCain, etc are domestic terrorists. The foreign terrorist may hate our Rights and freedoms but they are not the ones passing bills to take our Constitutional Rights, our politicians are. Superman deserted the American Way and so have most of our politicians. They are traitors and should be treated as such.We still have the power of the vote. Vote for Ron Paul in 2012 and vote out these traitorous politicians.

    1. rvlqcitizen says:

      Ventura/Paul 2012. And if that puts me on a list for sure, then add my body to those holding the flag up at McHenry.

  9. Socialist Exposer says:

    It’s a moot point chuckie.

    Nobody rides your P.O.S. government trains anyway!

    1. Don't tread on me says:

      Unfortunately I had to when I refused a TSA screening at the Atlanta airport. They sent me to the curb after hearing a lecture on the 4th amendment. I had to take Amtrak home. I’m glad they hadn’t implemented this latest act of war on our freedoms at that time.

  10. Tom says:

    “Do Not Ride” list for Amtrak?

    EVERYONE’S on that one, lol.

  11. Steve DeVoy says:

    Clearly, Schumer is an idiot. How much freedom do we have to give up before schmucks like him will be satisfied?

  12. Hoot4RE says:

    Tell Me: WHY do You New Yorkers Keep Re-Electing THIS Guy???

    1. Ken Hansen says:

      Because he’s looking out for the little guy – I vividly remember when then-Rep. Schumer held a press conference and shaking a box of wheaties asked “Why does this box of Wheaties cost 5x what a BUSHEL of wheat costs?”

      His feigned ignorance on subjects like that and the famous “Why are banks charging you to access your own money?” issue appeals to superficial voters who rarely question the soundbite.

      They say the most dangerous place in Washington is the space between Sen. Schumer and a microphone (Of course, POTUS has changed that to the space between a tamali and his wife.)…

      1. Stoddard says:

        I gave up my Freedom for cheaper Wheaties. Sounds about right for the typical doofus Dem voter.

    2. fred flintstone says:

      New Yorkers keep reelecting this guy because they are reflexive Democrat party members. they think that liberal Democrats are the politicians that really care about the average men.
      News flash: The only thing politicians care about is getting reelected.

      New Yorkers won’t wake up until it’s too late.

  13. Hank Warren says:

    Fake terror, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    1. rvlqcitizen says:

      Yup. Then outlaw “special interest” influence, fire the Judiciary, end the Fed. World court held for perps of crimes against humanity and our planet. It’s a pipe dream though. With several generations of social engineering plus tech to make the worst tyrants in history blush? Fact is, folk will cheer the demise of their “Republic” and everything it stands for, on primetime t.v. Get the bad guy/cop shows. “CATCH THE TERRORIST!! ” shows. It’s like we’re living in a sick, REALLY sick sci-fi thriller. That never ends. All I’ve got to say is, GOOD LUCK all. But survival is gonna take more than Hope. That’s for sure.

  14. Publius Two PointZero says:

    You do realize that you don’t have to be ON the train to blow it up or derail it?

  15. Concerned says:

    Terrorists would certainly gain by destroying train stations and killing people, but what about the infrastructure in the tracks, bridges, and tunnels? Destroy or cripple the infrastructure, and you cripple the ability to conduct commerce. If you think the cost of goods are high now, just wait until rail systems are damaged.

    1. Bob W says:

      The infrastructure will collapse on its own for lack of maintenance (e.g., Mississippi River levees) as we chase bogeymen all over the world and here at home. Notice how we always have money for fighting several wars concurrently and national security. But, dang it, we just can’t afford to close that border with Mexico. Sad that our elected geniuses don’t see a connection between open borders — during our wars on drugs and terrorism — and national security.

  16. tony says:

    FEAR, let’s keep the American’s in fear, this way, we will give up all our liberties for some safety. Keep terrorism alive and well, fuel the military industrial complex, let sanity take a walk, and keep invading other countries…this is America’s motto.

  17. Kevin says:

    Chucky “The Cheese” signing off until next weekend folks. He is on holiday for 29 days out of 30 each month. Wonder what he’ll say next Saturday morning….?

  18. Dave says:

    Haha…I knew it would only take a short time once they “released” the warning that Bin baby was going to target trains. Ole Janet’s been wanting to have her TSA’s protecting us and expanding the union for a long time. I’m hoping she can find something that also shows Bin was going after FOX news cause then she’d have the reason to shut them down to protect them. If all of us just stopped living our life and instead accept being felt up in the guise of security the world would be a safer place……and unfreaking boring place to be.

  19. Joan says:

    Why don’t we just get the TSA to grope us not only at airports and train stations but at shopping malls, sports arenas, and walking around town – perhaps a check point at every street corner would be perfect. Show your ID to make sure you’re not the “do not walk about freely” list. Some of you idiots above deserve to go live in some commie country.

  20. Barry Bin Inhalin says:

    That Chuck U Schumar is such a grand-standing a**h**e; he doesn’t ride Amtrack and wouldn’t have to wait in line…lines which would finsh off the money losing proposition funded by US Gumnt (tax) dollars.

  21. X-Trucker Will says:

    Thats a bandaid on a gaping wound. You will not be able to secure every mile of every rail in America- that is a pipe dream.

  22. max says:

    how about a “do not talk” list with Schumer’s name on top

    1. Codeman says:

      Thats what I was going to say. Don’t get between Schmuckie and a camera, could be dangerous.

  23. gommygoomy says:

    Let’s cut the B.S. Instead of a NO RIDE LIST? How about a GET OUT list.

  24. DtT says:

    here is a great idea–lets put the TSA and pat down EVERY passenger for trains and buses-thanks Chuck!

  25. richard says:

    OK not partisan, hate Schumer, have no God, think the Jews are to blame for everything? So basically you are a Jew hater, God hater, and a Schumer hater. Well you did get one right.

    BTW: I’m not Jewish, in fact my family was here in America at least 1,000 years before yours!

    1. Rodin says:

      “Jew hater”? Nah! Hate Israeli Zionist policy of hubris, domination and expansion? You bet!

      “God hater”? I can’t hate what doesn’t exist. Al Qaeda, Zionists, the religious right, any group that wishes to impose their sacrosanct way of life on the rest of us? Yeah!

      So you’re one of the Native Ams? 1000 years advantage did zilch for you. You hate everyone who ‘invaded’ you, regardless of race and creed, and blame the white man for everything, you wallow in the “pity me, I’ve been unjustly treated.” Get over it!

      Ditto for Islamists an the Crusades, blacks and slavery, Jews and the holocaust…. Start living in the present.

      1. J Oliver says:

        He’s also the biggest anti-gun nut-case out there in DC!! Is it any wonder why his constituents don’t feel safe, when he takes away their right to defend themselves?? Want to stop terrorism? Arm everyone!

  26. kvnfl says:

    Do enough people ride Amtrak to require a “do not ride list”? A better solution would be to limit Amtrak to profitable routes, only. And the number of profitable routes is 2. It would be very easy to police 2 routes. And if they became unprofitable, end them, too.

  27. speedy says:

    every muslim must be considered a potential terrorist.

    1. emery says:

      STFU MORON……….

      1. speedy says:


        Make me!

      2. truth says:

        @speedy you should change your name Hook Line and Sinker because you buy all the propoganda. Moron.

  28. LUCKY LOU LOU says:

    WHEN one gives away their liberties for safety, they end up without either one……
    Our founding fathers warned us!
    GO TO infowars or European news pages and see what a farce the Bin Laden “take down” and dunked in the drink story is……all the contradictions.
    The most humble, non elitist Schumer knows exactly what his job entails.
    The fake OBL video – watching himself on TV should of had a guy with same ear using his left hand. FBI stated long ago OBL was left handed.

    1. whitneymuse says:

      The problem is the question asked if I agreed with Schumer; I cannot agree with Schumer on anything.

  29. L says:

    Coming from someone who rides trains on a regular basis, I have always been astounded at the lack of security. And as for whoever said “what are they gonna do, drive the train into a building?” … Are you ignorant? A bomb in a train station could take out hundreds of people. So I agree that we at least need metal detectors, a no-ride list and x-ray machines for baggage. Trains have NO security.

    1. richard says:

      OK so how much of a delay will you accept? one hour on each end? BTW: I’m former military, former NW pilot and security is BS at Boston and Orlando, I can show you (I won’t) how to get on a plane with anything you want any time you want. Hint: the service people do not go through that screening you see at the front door…..there is a back door.

      Where does this stop. A tractor trailer could be easily filled with 40 tons of Timothy McVie gas anfertilizerer, look what a van size bomb did, now think what 10 times thaamountnd would do in down town NYC! So what now search every big truck on the road in every city? Heck a person with a 30 pound bomb in a shopping cart could take out an entire Walmart. So where do you stop?

      1. decora says:

        i had no idea that shopping carts were so dangerous! clearly, we need to ban them.

    2. Tim M says:

      If you want to do damage to a train, you don’t even need a bomb. Just damage the tracks and the train will derail. Money spent on security in train stations would be money squandered on the national security gravy train.

      If you don’t want to take a chance on being hurt by a terrorist, stay home! Your chances of dying by car accident are so much greater.

      1. Jim K says:

        The chances of being hurt by idiot politicians like up-Chuck is our most dangerous daily risk.

        We need a No Politician List!

    3. Julie says:

      And I think the you and your entire family should have to be patted down by perverts dressed in official uniforms every single time you use public transportation and even your own vehicle. In fact all of you should be patted down and searched before walking out of your house..

      1. Pat Medown says:

        You volunteering Julie?

    4. RPM says:

      A “don’t get on the train” list isn’t going to keep a bomb out of a terminal (and it probably wouldn’t keep it off the train, either) The train itself isn’t a worthwhile target, especially compared to many others that are available.

    5. mqg25 says:

      A better suggestion would be that we would need very little security at airports and train stations if this country’s foreign policy of “Pax Romana” would change and we start minding our own business by getting the hell out of the Middle East.

  30. snapper says:

    Chuck is a dolt. Thought we were supposed to be encouraging the use of public transportation not making it more difficult.

    Personally, I’m pushing for a do-not-speak list for elected officials…

  31. Van Wehrle says:

    Where has Chuck been for the past 10 years? He just now realized that we have no train security? Typical politician.

  32. JimM57 says:

    Has this guy EVER had an original thought? Amtrak? Really? Hey “Senator REAR VIEW MIRROR”, have you ever heard of Metro-North, the LIRR, the NYC Subway system, these are the targets they’ll look to? This guy is the most useless talking head we have ever sent to Washington. To think we’ve gone from Moynihan & D’Amato to Gillibarand & Schumer makes me weep.

  33. TomA says:

    What a moron. What are they gonna do? Drive the train into a building? What exactly is the threat?

    1. Richard says:

      Hey tom check out “chuckie” the guy is a putz big time. The guy thinks only police should have guns but HIM ….yes he has a NYC gun license but won’t admit it.

  34. Alan says:

    I have only one thing to say. RODIN You’re an idiot, get a life or better yet a woman How about it Rodin, HUH?

    1. Rodin says:

      You’re up at 4 AM doing this and You’re telling ME to get a life???

      I’m retired after a fruitful, magical life. I did my time. I am too old to die young.
      – I have all the time in the world to use or waste as I please.

      – I have a wife of 33 years, 15 years my junior who loves me to death.

      – I have three beautiful Dogs who think I’m god and greet me li I was the Beatles when I walk in the house.

      – I have two homes, one here in NY State and one in Canada, “America on lithium.” I don’t have to fret about your healthcare squabbles.

      – I got a first class education.

      – I have visited every place on the planet that ever interested me.

      You are irrelevant to my life. I could care less what you think of me. I don’t need you and I’M SURE YOU CAN DO VERY WEL WITHOUT ME.

      Count your blessings and see if they add up, LOSER.

      1. Michael McPherson says:

        – I got a first class education.

        Obviously grammar wasn’t included?

  35. Average Joe says:

    U.S. taxpayers give Billion$ and Billion$ to Israel….more than any other country….while unemployment and homeless are at record high.

    1. Rodin says:

      “Every time anyone says that Israel is our only friend in the Middle East, I can’t help but think that before Israel, we had no enemies in the Middle East.”

      ~ JOHN SHEEHAN, S.J.

      1. Brian Gooch says:

        You do know that this John Sheehan SJ is a fictional blog? John Sheehan was chosen because it was Irish and Jesuit making it sound legit. It seems plausable…. Argument from Authority is even less valid when the supposed authority is fake.

  36. Howie sprague says:

    I think it’s a wise idea that would make it more difficult for terrorists to do their dirty work. Unfortunately, the Republicans have backlogged the National Security database while they check to make sure that none of the 9/11 First Responders are on the terrorist watch list … GOP = The brilliance of CEO’s … LOL

    1. William J. Dunaj says:

      What a great idea! ID check everyone who wants to use trains, bridges, tunnels and then everyone will be waiting in lines for hours or days, NY will shut down, noone can work, tax money will stop feeding the politicians so they will impose a new tax on waiting in lines, but since noone can get to work to pay them the politicians will go back to mugging people on the street. I wonder where Schumer lives, it can’t be NY or he would realize the city could not function if everyone were ID checked on trains etc. Just another stupid tax , spend, and pander Democrat.

    2. steamdwarf says:

      this is a great idea to create more jobs. TSA agents molesting children 24/7 at every train station. give me a break (and the schumer guy a retirement in Pakistan).

  37. Dale Auburn says:

    The problem with using the “terror watch list” is that the list has NOTHING to do with terrorism. It’s mostly little old ladies and 6-month-old infants and U.S. Senators and anybody who ever disagreed with George Bush.

    1. Michael McPherson says:

      When you people wake up and get of of the Dem / Repub paradigm maybe we can save this country.

  38. nathan says:

    I took amtrak to dc rt a cpl wks ago. There is absolutely no security whatsoever on the trains. Its only a matter of time…

    1. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

      It’s only a matter of time? What, that the government run a false flag event?


      The government is being watched like a crack head standing in line at a pharmacy.

      We are all watching …

  39. caleb goldfarb says:

    Keep all of Satan’s Islamic Dogs in their pen. That would be HELL.

    1. Rodin says:

      …and Jews in Pig pens, Goldfart?

      “There is honor in being a Dog.”
      Greek philosopher
      (384-324 BC)

      “Here, Gentlemen, a Dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.”
      ~ NAPOLEON
      French emperor

      “The world was conquered through the understanding of Dogs; the world exists through the understanding of Dogs.”

      “The dog represents all that is best in man.”

      “Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can’t really be held responsible for what they do.
      But we can.”
      ~ JON KATZ
      American author

      “I care not for a man’s religion whose Dog and cat are not the better for it.”
      ~ ABRAHAM

      “I always like a Dog so long as he isn’t spelled backward.”
      English writer

      “After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.”

      “I’d rather the company of a Dog than of any Christian, Muslim or Jew.”
      ~ ME

      ~ ibid.

      1. Joe Dirt says:


      2. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

        “For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.” ~ H. L. Mencken


      3. Rodin says:

        @ Joe Dirt

        DOUBLE WOOF to you too.

        @ Fanny Forbes Franklen

        One of my absolute favourite writers. I highly recommend “H.L. Mancken on Religion” – Prometheus Books

        “A Dog is very religious and its religion is free from superstition. The god it believes in is its master, and that god actually exists, and is actually concerned about its welfare, and actually rewards it and punishes it, on a plan comprehensible to Dogs and meeting with their approval, for its virtues and vices. Dogs need not waste any time over insoluble theological problems. Their god is plainly visible and wholly understandable — they have no need of clergy to guess for them, mislead them and get them into trouble.” ~ H.L. Mencken

  40. GLORIA says:


    1. Jeff Cooper says:

      lol @ how many other people would have thought of this…
      Schumer isn’t the first person to suggest this but the media sure is going to give him credit after UBL’s expanded terror plots have come to light.

      Those who had suggested we secure trains and buses during the past 10+ years weren’t taken seriously because EVERYONE believed that air travel was the main focus of the terrorists. But per usual, there is this a rush to the camera to score political points.

    2. Macker says:

      What was thet? I can’t hear you over all that shouting! 8)

  41. Rodin says:

    As long as those listed can still buy guns, a right Constitutionally protected under the 2nd Amendment, WHY NOT ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    1. richard says:

      I’m confused. so people that are on the list because of some BS like they write harshly to the TSA should not be able to own guns?

  42. Rodin says:

    Now this is what I call a lovely, thoughtful comment. Do you eat with that mouth?

  43. dg says:

    Hey Chuck – How about the bridges, tunnels and tracks?.

  44. jack nicolas says:

    Chuckie, your recommendatio is impractical!! improving security on the trains by adding surviellence cameras, security personnel to inspect trians randomly, install audio/video systems to encourage public awareness of violence and to report any illegal activities and at the same time, the system should be informative of what the Amtrack is doing to improve such security. Do Not Ride recommendation can create legal issue relates to discrimination and law sues. Chuckie, wake up and smell the coffee! come up with better ideas or retire>

    1. Kim says:

      We could learn how to impliment this from our comrades the Soviets. They have perfected this years ago.

      1. Jerimia says:

        We could learn a lot from the old KGB they knew how to control a population! Well Janet?

  45. JR says:

    Use the same freaking list they use for airlines, the system is already in place. But, I am betting that the US Goverment will spend millions to replicate the same system, because they are not smart!

    1. Dale Auburn says:

      The problem with that list is that it has NOTHING to do with terrorism. The list is full of little old ladies and 6-month-old infants and U.S. Senators and anybody who ever disagreed with George Bush.

  46. Kevin says:

    Chuckie the Cheese,
    Why don’t you have a list for the subway and motor traffic…you nut!

    1. RemedialEd says:

      Exactly right! If we really want to protect the trains, how do we protect the thousands of miles of track?

  47. jerseyjoey says:

    RODIN your not alot of things you say, Anytime someone says what they are not they are worse. Just make your post and thats that, I myself am an Proud Conservative American. There is no what im nots in my posts, Liberals on here know my stance. But i Do how ever do not disagree with you posting on schumer or lieberman.

  48. Paul Kohloff says:

    f law abiding citizens were aloud to carry there would be less of them towel heads

    1. Kanwarjeet Singh says:

      You might want to do some reading. The only people who wear turbans in the US are Sikhs who have been fighting fundamentalist Islam for 500 years. Too much FOX/CNN has deprived America of common sense and intelligence.

      1. Paul Kohloff says:


        I wasn’t speaking of Sikhs, but of the people who have actual towels on their heads, like when they’re fresh out of the shower: it sickens me to see this.

  49. Rodin says:

    This man will do anything to grab a headline. Why doesn’t someone shut his trap, chop off his index finger and push his ‘spectacles’ up that greasy nose.

    BTW, I’m NOT a Republican, NOT a conservative, NOT a Tea partier, NOT a liberal, NOT a Democrat. I do find this man, his face, and his politics and politicking a real nuisance.

    Worse than Lieberman!

    1. Kevin says:

      Did you know that Lieberman kissed Qaddafi’s behind a year ago in Tripoli while the Lockerbie murderer was going free. Total slimeball.

  50. Kevin says:

    As Curtis would say…here comes “Chucky the Cheese” Shumer out of the woodwork for the weekend.

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