"I Think You're Clueless" Sen. Rand Paul About TSA
He was talking about their invasive search of a 6-year-old girl.
And, as I blogged a few days ago, they took away the plastic hammer that a mentally disabled man had had for his emotional comfort for 29 years.
Meanwhile, I just got a comment on my entry about TSA groper Magee Thedala (or Thedala Magee) sticking her hand sideways INTO my vagina, between my labia, four times. It was left by a person calling themself "Blank tso" (from a Long Beach, CA, Verizon Mobile I.P. address):
Okay goddess lady I work for tsa at the airport u went thru an to me it sounds like your just one of tjose typical people who when something was to happen you would point a finger at tsa an you must feel that why should I go thru all this an im no terroist by the way terriost can be any body an you talking about a pat down when the police pat down is more.intruding an also we ask you is that.okay we go thru.sensitive areas with back of hand to me your just a typical blogger with.nuthing else to do. An sorry for all these periods im on my phone
your just a typical blogger with.nuthing else to do.
Actually, I'm not. I go to presentations at Rand Corp. on terrorism and talk to, interview and read security experts.
Here's one of the experts I read regularly (Bruce Schneier), quoted in The Economist:"Counter terrorism in the airport is a show designed to make people feel better," Schneier tells Goldberg. "Only two things have made flying safer: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers."
You earn a living violating Americans' rights, and that's despicable.
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" -- quote on the title page of a book by Richard Jackson, published by Ben Franklin (and usually attributed to Franklin)
The Rand presentation was by Brian Jenkins. No slouch, Brian.
Here's Brian on Why Terrorists Attack Airports. And what better place for terrorists to pick off a bunch of sheeple than while they're standing in their socks waiting to be felt up by employees who'd otherwise be working at McDonald's? (Duh.)
We're safer by looking for terrorists, not tweezers.
There really is no guaranteed safety, but I'd rather live in a free society than a "safe" one. I'll sign something to take the plane where you don't get groped and passengers have to take down the guy with the bomb between his cheeks (aka a "wedgie bomb")...which, by the way, would not be discovered by our current search procedures. And hilariously, from that link just above (and I have to say, I'm not sure about the site):
How to explode your rectum without harming anyone nearby
The ABC News story mentioned above goes on to state that this terrorist's underwear was packing 80 grams of an explosive powder called PETN, which government tests have revealed can blow a (tiny) hole in the wall of an airplane.
This is all brilliant stuff, of course. Truly brilliant. This whole idea that underwear explosives might destroy an airplane all makes sense except for the fact that the terrorist's butt cheeks are in the way!
Had this explosive packet actually been set off, I can tell you exactly what would have happened: There would have been a really loud pop, immediately followed by in-flight pieces of exploding butt cheeks.
I'm not trying to be funny here. This is a true description of the way bombs work. They explode outward, destroying whatever is closest to them first. And this guy actually had this bomb wedged in between his butt cheeks. A sort of "wedgie bomb", if you will. A wedgie with a bang.
This is a serious discussion. There was an attempted assassination of a Middle Eastern prince that happened not long ago. It was even reported in the press. The assassin had somehow managed to shove explosives into his rectum -- I swear I'm not making this up -- and waltzed right through security with it. He then shuffled toward his target, fired off the bomb and subsequently blew his butt cheeks all over the room... without harming anyone else.