Why are the President's henchmen called The Secret Service?

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Roca, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Roca Silver Belt

    Roca
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    13,390
    Likes Received:
    16,783
    We all know about them, that is a terrible secret.

    May as well just call them The Service.

    It would save on ink.
     
    #1
  2. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

    BisexualMMA
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    26,416
    Likes Received:
    35,357
    Location:
    Super Fight League Corporate HQ
    SS would save even more ink costs.
     
    #2
  3. Roca Silver Belt

    Roca
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    13,390
    Likes Received:
    16,783
    <mma4>
     
    #3
    Nathan LaMontagne likes this.
  4. gspieler Black Belt

    gspieler
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,430
    Likes Received:
    4,539
    Location:
    Ames, Iowa
    I think it gives the connotation that they're very ninja-like, and you're not always aware of their presence.
     
    #4
  5. RoryFan Wears Hats

    RoryFan
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    10,029
    Likes Received:
    3,148
    Location:
    Albion
    The Ink industry might take a hit but it's a necessary sacrifice in the name of truth & transparency
     
    #5
    Roca likes this.
  6. Roca Silver Belt

    Roca
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    13,390
    Likes Received:
    16,783
    Big Ink might have more influence than we thought :eek:
     
    #6
    Kiddo716 and RoryFan like this.
  7. Jack Reacheround Never Go Black

    Jack Reacheround
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Messages:
    20,938
    Likes Received:
    9,214
    Location:
    In your blind spot
    Because they secretly service the president, know wha I sayin'?
     
    #7
    Nathan LaMontagne and ShinkanPo like this.
  8. Roca Silver Belt

    Roca
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    13,390
    Likes Received:
    16,783
    [​IMG]
     
    #8
    Soma and KONG-D'SNT-TAP like this.
  9. CerebralKnievel Double Alpha

    CerebralKnievel
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Messages:
    8,886
    Likes Received:
    6,777
    What's weird is that the Secret Service is actuslly an agency created to investigste and combat currency counterfeiting. They simply moonlight as the President's security. I'm not sure when exactly that began or how it came about.
     
    #9
    ShinkanPo likes this.
  10. JaegerIT time

    JaegerIT
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    6,544
    Likes Received:
    4,283
    Location:
    Yggdrasil
    well they are in the open and called "secret service" so you actually dont bother to think about the actual secret services, its genius
     
    #10
  11. jgarner Black Belt

    jgarner
    Joined:
    May 12, 2015
    Messages:
    6,235
    Likes Received:
    4,290
    They started after President McKinley was assassinated. It was requested by Congress, not sure why they picked the Secret Service out of anyone though.
     
    #11
    CerebralKnievel likes this.
  12. Turtlejuice RIP Banchan

    Turtlejuice
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,339
    Likes Received:
    3,447
    Lots of things are called "the service". Not many things are called "the secret service".
     
    #12
  13. ShinkanPo Gold Belt

    ShinkanPo
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    19,035
    Likes Received:
    8,228
    Location:
    Strange Realm
    Yup I am really curious how the Service got involved with presidential security. I thought they were like private security in origin.
     
    #13
  14. Vil7 Red Belt

    Vil7
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Messages:
    9,043
    Likes Received:
    3,215
    Location:
    Maryland
    I like the term "The Service" because it sounds like something from the sex industry.
     
    #14
  15. Fawlty Silver Belt

    Fawlty
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2015
    Messages:
    12,420
    Likes Received:
    15,863
    It is weird, but it makes some sense. The Secret Service were basically our only counterintelligence experts, and their jurisdiction was huge, so they were the only organization in the country that was ready to handle presidential protection. Plus they were probably looking for more work due to getting the post-Civil War counterfeiting problem under reasonable control. Their new mission was also formed as sort of an emergency in response to another assassination, so that accounts for there not being a slower, separate process to form a new organization.
     
    #15
    Roca likes this.
  16. Only Here for Attachments I'm on the prowl... for sexy attachments!

    Only Here for Attachments
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Messages:
    3,960
    Likes Received:
    6,601
    Why are they called the Secret Service? It's a secret.
     
    #16
  17. splendica Blue Belt

    splendica
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2017
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    484
    Location:
    "Ohhh, farts"
    Because the cigaws n the women.
     
    #17

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"