Archive for March 5th, 2012
But if I posted it, poor old Dave would be compelled to fire my sorry self from the blogging crew.
Reader JP sent it to me this afternoon. It shows an airport “security” checkpoint.
Picture a conveyor belt. Picture a male TSA agent in blue uniform. Well, partially in blue uniform. Partially … not. Picture a blonde woman passenger with, shall we say, unusually developed glands. She is emphatically not wearing any uniform of any sort.
Said TSA agent has said passenger bent over conveyor belt and is … um … subjecting her to an unusually thorough probe. Without using … blue gloves. Or hands.
He’s saying to her (I paraphrase), “Women have unique places to hide weapons, which is why I perform such diligent searches. It’s for your own good.”
JP says he found the cartoon on an “interesting” site. You know, one of those that people don’t generally admit to visiting.
Is there anybody left who takes the TSA seriously?
Attorney General Eric Holder tells Northwestern law students that assassinating U.S. citizens is constitutional.
The ACLU responds.
My mind recoils from grasping that we now live in a country that not only does such things, but then drags poor Orwell out of his grave to justify them.
Deadlining, so nothing Deep and Profound at the moment (not even anything deep and profound without the capital letters). But lotsa, lotsa links ….
- Here’s some insider dope on the weird stuff you may have heard is going on at Cato.
- Mobile phone privacy tips.
- And when it comes to privacy, you just gotta love Mozilla.
- You know that stupid TSA rule against more than three ounces of liquid? Well see if you can figure this one.
- And speaking of milk, turns out you can get a bigger “price on your head” for selling the raw stuff than for oh … murder, rape, robbery.
- The thing to note here is that the utility worker who loaned his uniform to the cop was summarily fired. The cop who borrowed and wore it in hopes of making an illegal search is merely “under heavy scrutiny.” We’ll know we’re making progress when it’s the other way around.
- New! Improved! Coming soon! “Better” than a Taser! New gun shoots pepper spray 150 feet. Perfect for that new breed of scaredy-cop they’re hiring these days. (Per MtK via Twitter.)
- George Carlin. Very funny guy. But wrong about politicians.
- Hope for health care: decentralization following centralization.
- And courtesy of P from comments, here’s today’s awwwwww moment. More LOL than awwww, actually. But this would be my dog Ava’s idea of heaven.
- But wait! It gets even better. We can now combine two of our favorite things — politics and pets. (And of course, I’m on the side of Canines for a Feline-Free Future.)
Yeah, what Joel sez: