out there; light rain off & on most of yesterday and last night, not a lot but the kind that soaks in instead of running off. Which leads to "It's too wet to work in the yard without a wetsuit, so I'll do this instead."
Free Americans, allowing themselves to be treated like prisoners at the county lock-up, just because they want to fly to Granny’s for Thanksgiving. Why?
Napolitano says it’s vital to our security, though nobody can point to a single attack foiled by this fondling. She insists this is a key part of their “layered” approach to air safety.
OK, fine, Janet. I’ll do it. Only, you go first.
I want you to zip over to Reagan National and, on live cable TV, go through the full body scan - with the images available for broadcast and our review. Since it’s no big deal and it’s all for security, I’m sure you won’t mind setting the suck-it-up example.
And after that, you can step over to the personal screening area for what you euphemistically call a “pat-down.” We’ll all watch as a female TSA employee does to you what she did to American grandmothers over this weekend.
The description of how one lady passenger was felt up- and that's exactly what it was- would be enough to get the clown punched out if it happened anywhere else outside of an actual arrest; either this crap stops or it's going to stop happening. Especially when some parent hears their kid scream "Don't touch me there!"
About the DOJ not jailing those NBPP clowns,
The e-mails show two political appointees' involvement in Justice's decision to dismiss, the watchdog group says. And, it notes, those e-mails contradict what Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for Justice's Civil Rights Division, told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights under oath: that decision involved "only career people."
The e-mails lend additional credence to the long-held suspicion that politics drove Justice's decision-making in this case. They also go a long way toward answering a key question: What is Attorney General Eric Holder hiding with his stonewalling against the commission's investigation?
We already knew what the bastard was hiding; this just goes to prove it. And Perez and anybody else that can be shown to have lied under oath needs to be prosecuted for perjury.
The National Socialist Democrats are indeed thinking about trying to shove amnesty for illegals through in the lame duck session. Big surprise, huh?
I don't know if the ROE have been changed, but sounds like Petraeus is doing his job: actually working to win. And if Karzai actually gives a damn about winning, he'll shut the hell up; if he's just another suckass corrupt politician who'd rather have a deal to get a cut from the Taliban, he can go to hell.
Apparently a bunch of the Donks are either truly deluded or trying desperately to believe that it wasn't what they did, they just didn't talk about it right. Dream on, jackasses; it's what you DID. And are trying to do.
Just ran across this(yeah, it's afternoon now, deal with it) on some of the DOJ mess:
The report’s author, Maura Lee, began her DOJ career in the civil rights division, but now works in the DOJ Office of Inspector General. Hans von Spakovsky, former counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights, supervised Lee and told TheDC that he was “astonished” when he found out she was the author of the report.
According to von Spakovsky, Lee was “one of the most belligerent, unprofessional lawyers” he encountered during his time at the DOJ. “Because of her,” he said, “we had to completely change our security protocol.”
Another former senior DOJ official who asked not to be named confirmed Lee’s involvement in strategizing to leak information to the Washington Post, saying that she was not a trustworthy person and had major political motivations.
The former coworker also alleges that Lee sent out e-mails to the more “left-leaning DOJ employees,” suggesting that they leak sensitive information to the Washington Post. According to this former DOJ employee, once Lee was found out, the entire security system within the Voters Rights Division had to be revamped.
If this information is correct, not only should she NOT be in the Inspector General's office, she should've been fired and disbarred.
I mean, c'mon, the IG's OFFICE?
Hehehehe, just the thing to wear to the airport.
Ok, so Rangel has been convicted of all but one of the charges; his probable punishment? ...is more likely to face a letter of reprimand or a formal censure. Yeah, that's great, be a corrupt government official and get your hand slapped. Just effing wonderful.
I was just thinking: it's long-standing policy that if you drive you have given 'implied consent' to a DUI test, because(seems to me) you have a right to travel but if you want to travel by any means of personal transport more advanced than feet or a bicycle it's a 'privilege'. Anybody surprised that the government, TSA in particular, is extending that to 'flying is a privilege for which you give up rights'? And being as vindictive as possible? And making it as damned uncomfortable and invasive as possible to force people to choose being irradiated and shown naked:
Going through airport security this past weekend, radio host Owen JJ Stone, known as “OhDoctah,” related how he was told that the rules had been changed and was offered a private screening. When he asked what the procedure entailed, the TSA agent responded, “I have to go in your waistband, I have to put my hand down your pants,” after which he did precisely that.
Stone chose to conduct the search in public in the fear that the TSA worker would be even more aggressive in a private room.
Image from Oleg Volk
Speaking of sorry excuses for lawmen, Oleg has this on Minneapolis PD and what SWAT overuse/misuse is causing some people to do.
That's enough of that for this afternoon.