OK, enough of this shit

November 16th, 2010

The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, cialis usa healing the Oceanside man who left Lindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing to undertake a full body scan.

Rather than submit to invasive procedures he opted not to fly. And now the government is pursuing him as a lesson to the rest of us.

This is government out of control. I’d call my Senator, cialis sales but Feingold is a lame duck, Johnson isn’t there, yet. And I’m not sure Kohl even knows what an airplane is.

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  • 1. Nick  |  November 16th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    According to one story I read, they wouldn’t let him leave the airport until he submitted to a search. I believe the current search regime goes over the “unreasonable search” barrier in terms of the 4th Amendment… but even if you disagree…

    Once you are faced with the choice of the search, or leave, you should be able to leave without a search. To force a search just to LEAVE the airport is a clear violation of the 4th Amendment.

  • 2. Rustmeister  |  November 16th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Yeah, this is going to get bigger and bigger.

  • 3. Debunked  |  November 16th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I’m confused. Doesn’t finding terrorists trump Constitutional rights? Isn’t that what conservatives have been saying since 9/11?

  • 4. Elliot  |  November 16th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I read two different law profs this morning who thought this was completely Constitutional. That doesn’t mean it’s conscionable.

  • 5. Michael Mathias  |  November 16th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Feingold has been a leading voice on intrusive searches (and seizures) by TSA officials. Alas, the side the supports “liberty” turned him out of office earlier this month. Good luck, getting RoJo to hear you out on this one.

  • 6. John Foust  |  November 16th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    They should’ve water-boarded him! Maybe he held secrets! Millions of lives could be saved if the secrets were about a nuclear bomb with a ticking clock tied to it!

    RoJo? He supports the action. It was carried out by a private contractor, in the free market, so it must be OK. After all, you could try another airport.

  • 7. Coop  |  November 16th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Actually, it was the TSA, and they’re all federal employees now.

    This is only going to get bigger and bigger, and when the backlash comes, it won’t be pretty. I think I’ll take some paid time off from my job at the airport on Dec 1…

  • 8. TerryN  |  November 16th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    How did waterboarding get in this thread?

    It’s obvious the problem here is the TSA overstepping it’s charter if they want to search a man who wants to leave the airport.

    The actions of the TSA rest squarely on Janet Napolitano big shoulders. She own it. She’s the HMFIC…

  • 9. John Foust  |  November 17th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I thought you said there’s evil in all of us, and that waterboarding and beheading are appropriate tools in the toolbox.

  • 10. grumps  |  November 17th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    So, all the terrorists need to do is say, “Sorry. I don’t really want to be searched today,” and they walk scot-free. I don’t think so.

    Some of us were pissed off when we had to take off our belts and then our shoes and we told you this was coming but nobody wanted to hear it. Again, I give you Hosea 8:7.

    Sensenbrenner gave life to this beast. Call him to bay for relief and see what it gets you.

  • 11. TerryN  |  November 17th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    John, I see you agree that there’s evil in all of us, since you brought up your toolbox idea.

  • 12. Dan  |  November 17th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Just think, the TSA agents just became child molestors, sexual batters and view child pornography and they get paid for it. We’re the government and we’re to help.
    But the the pat downs nor the scanners/x-ray machines cannot detect bomb making material that is stashed up the butt or vagina. Guess what is coming next!

  • 13. TerryN  |  November 18th, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Profile passengers?

  • 14. John Foust  |  November 18th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Come on, Terry, go for it: A little torture of passengers might elicit the truth as to whether they’re carrying contraband, right?

  • 15. TerryN  |  November 18th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Once again John Foust is projecting…

  • 16. John Foust  |  November 19th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Don’t be shy, Terry. Let your profiling hang out. Anyone who is not white gets the special treatment, right?

  • 17. TerryN  |  November 19th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Once again John Foust is projecting…

  • 18. John Foust  |  November 19th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Tell us about your profiling idea, Terry.

  • 19. Dan  |  November 19th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Gee, John, lets start with Muslims vs Nuns in habits. i think I would profile the muslims.
    Then how about a 2 year old vs a adult muslim. I think I’ll profile the muslim.
    Then how about an 87 year old black woman vs a muslim. I think I would profile the muslim. Gee, for starters I would profile muslims over nuns in habits, a 2 year old, an 87 year old black or white woman.
    I would also profile a muslim over a person with severe disabilities. Maybe not a congressperson, but they are exempt from the pat downs and screening.
    How about using some common sense. Who cares about political correctness? Well, you do, but that’s another story.

  • 20. Tim  |  November 20th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Dan, How would you know who is a Muslim? Did the underwear bomber look like a Muslim? Did the shoe bomber look like a Muslim? Why not perform thorough security checks on everyone rather than giving TSA agents the power to judge who appears to be Muslim and check them accordingly? Would you feel safer getting on a plane if the latter was the case?

  • 21. John Foust  |  November 20th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Hmm, yeah, I thought Islam was a religion. That’s like saying I can pick the WELS Lutherans out of a crowd.

    Suggesting that the dark-skinned ones should be searched? Why, that’s like me suggesting that someone with a gun in a post office is more likely to shoot someone than someone who doesn’t.

  • 22. Dan  |  November 22nd, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I don’t recall the Israeli’s having aproblem with profiling and they haven’t lost a plane in decades, though I am sure people have tried to take one down.
    Profiling is certainly acceptable when used properly. Searching an infant, a nun, an 80 old female is just plain stupid. Same with people wit severe cognitive disabilities like people with Down Syndrome. If the TSA cannot use common sense, then we are all in big trouble.
    And to Tim, yes, the shoe bomber looked Arab/Middleeastern and had a muslim sounding name.

  • 23. John Foust  |  November 22nd, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    If I was a sneaky terrorist hell-bent on destruction, and I knew who had a free pass to get through the line, I’d find a way to plant my explosives on someone who looked like that.

  • 24. Dan  |  November 22nd, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    But then they would not go to heaven with the 72 virgins.

  • 25. John Foust  |  November 24th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    How’s about $200M per arrest?

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