Have we become so fearful that we will allow Caeser to tear asunder the fundamental rights of the American People? Shall we allow the spirit of the Declaration of Independence to be snuffed by fear mongers and greed motivated cowards.
Has America fallen to such lows that we regard security more highly than Freedom and Liberty?
The Patriot Act, Homeland Security, the TSA bullies in our Airports providing “security” to the American people. I see it differently. I see these acts and institutions as a move towards the enslavement of the American people. They are treasonous acts against Liberty.
America! Open your eyes! Before it’s too late…
For even more theater of the absurd, consider that the TSA screens pilots. If a pilot wants to bring a plane down, he or she can probably do it with bare hands, and certainly without weapons. It’s also not entirely crazy to think that an airline will take measures to keep their pilots from turning their multi-million dollar planes into flying bombs. Through the index funds in my retirement portfolio, I’m pretty sure I own stock in at least one airline, and I’m pretty sure airline managers know that cutting corners on security isn’t in my best interests as a shareholder.
And the items being confiscated? Are nailclippers and aftershave the tools of terrorists? What about the plastic cup of water I was told to dispose of because “it could be acid” (I quote the TSA screener) in New Orleans before the three-ounce rule? What about the can of Coke I was relieved of after a flight from Copenhagen to Atlanta a few months ago? I would be more scared of someone giving a can of Coke to a child and contributing to the onset of juvenile diabetes than of using it to hide something that could compromise the safety of an aircraft.
And finally, most screening devices are ineffective because anyone who is serious about getting contraband on an airplane can smuggle it in a body cavity or a surgical implant. The scanners the TSA uses aren’t going to stop them.
Over the next few years, we’re headed for a bitter, partisan clash over legislative priorities. Before the battle starts, let’s reach for that low-hanging, bipartisan fruit. Let’s abolish the TSA.
A moron claiming ties to al Qaeda has been caught attempting to blow his dumbass up on a Northwest Airlines flight out of Detroit with a bomb strapped to his leg. Abdul Mudallad, a 23-year-old Nigerian national, is the idiot here. May Allah slap his ass down and provide him with 70 Virgin vipers to eat at his innards for eternity.
This cake eatin’ fool actually made it through security with something strapped to his leg. I mean really…
Mr. Mudallad suffered 3rd-degree burns when the device detonated on approach to Detroit, according to Mr. King. He said none of the other passengers was seriously injured.
The man told investigators that he was given the device by al Qaeda operatives in Yemen, where he was also given instructions on how to detonate it, the U.S. official said.
“This guy claims he is tied to al Qaeda, specifically in Yemen,” the official said. “He claims he was on orders from al Qaeda in Yemen.”
How did he make it through security. When I go through security in the US, they all but make me strip down and prance around in circles naked.
As for al Qaeda. Are they that stupid? Or did they get this guy out of the looney bin or a homeless shelter?
Al Qaeda is scraping the bottom of the barrel these days.
Osama must have sent out a memo. “Give me your lame, blind, crippled and crazy! We’ll send ’em all through the airports with bombs strapped to their legs!”
Hey, one of the fuckin’ retards is bound to make it through to detonation.
Now. Not only are they demented, evil fucks, but, they’re a bunch of retarded fucks as well.
That said, I can’t decide who are the bigger bunch of worthless shitbags~ al Qaeda and their evil minions or TSA and their evil donut eatin’ minions. TSA and their merry band of miscreants actually let this guy pass through security and get on an airplane with a bomb strapped to his leg. Now, TSA HQ is going send out a Memo to it’s bunch of retards to up the ante and start scrutinizing little old white women even harder. I say we shoot the whole lot.
The hell of it, though, is that now TSA is going to start making everyone take off their pants at Security Checkpoints. That could be good or bad. Before ya know it, we’ll all be buck nekkid walkin’ through the airports. They’ll start issuing Speedos at the TSA pre-checkpoints.
Strip down and enjoy your flight.