November 17th, 2010
November 16, 2010
Podcast: Quantitative Idiocy: Infecting the Body Politic
November 17th, 2010
November 17th, 2010
By Barry Secrest
But, Obama did, in fact, become the first Official, whether visiting or otherwise, in India's entire longish history to speak before their Parliament by utilizing a teleprompter. The bemused Indians were quite taken aback as a result--"We thought Obama as a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact"-- wryly noted one official whose voice seemed eerily familiar. To which we would respond, No my dear foreign friend, you have understandably confused what seems as ordinary eye contact with what is actually Obama's hypnotic third eye contact--a totally different medium of expression. Oh, and thanks for helping me with that bitchy modem problem, by the way; we Americans often fail to say thank you properly.
Defining Jihad For (Certain Highly Placed) Dummies
However, the International incredulity did not end there, Obama's entire trip spawned all sorts of brazen and yet deserved critiques from both home and abroad. While in Mumbai and during the President's Town Hall with a large group of students, the President once again, became an apologist for jihad on the one hand, while maddeningly continuing his failure at identifying terrorism for what it is and who it predominantly belongs to, on the other hand. The President's first question appeared to be an atomic doozy as the student asked Obama what his take or opinion on jihad was. Before we let the fun begin, we first need to discern what Merriam-Webster has to say about jihad defined:
1 A holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty; also a personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline
So, in each of the above two cases, its pretty much what we expected as to our ongoing experiences-- in having dealt with jihadism as a nation.
The second definition reads much as the first, if not even a bit worse as far as we infidels are concerned:
2 A crusade for principle or belief
Ouch, a bit of Christian-ish lingo sinking in with regard to crusade except--just add a smidgen or more of gunpowder and a dash of bolts and voila', violent jihad. So, after noting the official definition, we should now turn to "the muck stops here Messiah" and hearken to his personal definition:
Obama: "The phrase Jihad has a lot of meanings within Islam and is subject to a lot of interpretations"
Us: OK, first of all jihad is not a phrase, it's a word and words have meanings Mr. President. You know, like "Marxism", "Totalitarianism," or even "Anti-Capitalist-- these, in fact, are words. While phrases have mixed meanings, ex: "Socialism is a waypoint to Marxism" or "The Dark Lord" or even "we're turning a corner." These are phrases that we feel certain you are most familiar with Mr. President. So, the President even starts out with a bit of obfuscation. But after going on and on about how Islam is one of the world's great and peaceful religions and actually performing his best Billy "Abdul" Graham impersonation, Obama got down to the really interesting part of his non-teleprompted (we think) version of jihad:
Obama: "This great religion, in the hands of a few extremists has been distorted to justify violence towards innocent people that is never justified. And so, I think that one of the challenges that we face is How do we isolate those who have these distorted notions of religious war and reaffirm those who see faiths of all sorts-- (oral listing of various religions)--accepting that we can all treat each other with respect and mutual dignity"
November 17th, 2010
November 17th, 2010
In one shocking incident, TSA goons pulled down woman’s blouse, exposing her breasts, and laughed about it
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The TSA has been hit with a number of lawsuits as the revolt against Big Sis, naked body scanners, and invasive groping measures explodes, with one case involving a woman who had her blouse pulled down in full public view by TSA goons who then proceeded to laugh and joke about her exposed breasts.
Nationwide outrage against the TSA is not only bringing to light new cases of airport abuse, it’s throwing fresh attention on previous incidents that have been going on for years.
One of the most disturbing, which is subject to an ongoing lawsuit, involved a 21-year-old college student from Amarillo Texas. The woman was passing through security at Corpus Christi airport on May 29 2008 when she was subjected to “extended search procedures” by the TSA.
“As the TSA agent was frisking plaintiff, the agent pulled the plaintiff’s blouse completely down, exposing plaintiffs’ breasts to everyone in the area,” the lawsuit said. “As would be expected, plaintiff was extremely embarrassed and humiliated.”
TSA workers continued to laugh and joke about the incident “for an extended period of time,” leaving the woman distraught and needing to be consoled. After the woman re-entered the boarding area, TSA workers continued to humiliate her over the incident.
“One male TSA employee expressed to the plaintiff that he wished he would have been there when she came through the first time and that ‘he would just have to watch the video,’” the suit said.
The woman filed an administrative claim against the TSA but was forced to launch a full lawsuit after the agency failed to respond.
The incident bears similarities to a 2002 case involving a pregnant woman who had her breasts exposed by TSA agents in public. Her husband was thrown in the airport jail for complaining about the treatment of his wife.
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Another lawsuit against the TSA involves Ron Corbett, a businessman and frequent traveler who is so infuriated by the plethora of cases where TSA workers have sexually groped passengers, squeezing breasts and genitals, that he has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Miami requesting an injunction against the TSA to prevent them from touching private areas without reasonable suspicion.
Corbett writes about his lawsuit on a blog entitled TSA Out Of Our Pants.
“Having grown up in New York and personally seeing the smoke rise from the towers that morning in 2001, I know the threat of terrorism is real, and I know we must defend ourselves. This does not mean that the Constitution should be ignored, and indeed, the TSA has plenty of alternative screening procedures that are less invasive. Besides the privacy issue, there have been health issues raised as to the radiation produced by the imaging devices, as well as efficacy issues, with no good studies having been done to show that this imagery makes us any safer,” writes Corbett.
Yet another lawsuit involves The Rutherford Institute, which is suing the feds on behalf of two pilots over the use of full body scanners.
“Those pilots recently refused to go through a controversial whole body imaging scanner, and also refused the alternative, the TSA’s new, more invasive pat downs,” reports CBS 6.
The lawsuit, which personally names both TSA chief John Pistole and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, argues that the scanners violate the Constitution’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures under the 4th Amendment.
The TSA could also be hit with a fourth lawsuit if they pursue an $11,000 claim against John Tyner, otherwise known as “don’t touch my junk guy”. Speaking on The Alex Jones Show yesterday, Tyner insisted he would file a counter lawsuit if the TSA continued to pursue him over his refusal to submit to an airport groping.
Another victim, radio host Owen JJ Stone, who had a TSA agent put his hand inside his pants and touch his backside and genitalia, has not indicated he will pursue charges, but has vowed instead to use his treatment as an example of why the TSA needs to be stopped in its tracks or abolished altogether.
Pistole faces another grilling from lawmakers today on Capitol Hill at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
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Frequent flier Owen J.J. Stone appears on the Alex Jones Show to discuss the invasive new pat down procedures that included a TSA agent groping inside his ‘baggy’ or loose pants.