Wednesday, September 24, 2014

One idiot shows up at a tea party event with a Confederate flag

and the media covers that person like they started the movement, but hundreds, if not thousands of violent, anti-capitalist, anti-American lunatics damn near riot in the streets and we get b-roll of Leonardo DiCaprio marching while holding a sign.
The term “double-standard” doesn’t begin to cover it.
What are 'Reasons people don't trust the major media'?
Combined with What are 'Reasons people think the environmental movement is run by communists'?

Speaking of leftist dirtbags, we have the clowns running Sodom on the Potomac:
Speaking in support of a proposed amendment that would create a public database of concealed carry permit holders, councilwoman Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) made her feelings on gun owners very clear.

“Who cares about the confidentiality of a gun owner? We don’t want it, so expose yourself,” she said, according to the DCist.
Yeah, because caring about the confidentiality of personal information only counts for people she approves of, not those nasty peasants who own firearms.  Alexander, you're a sorry bitch.

And the last bit of idiocy I can deal with this morning, unsurprisingly from the TSA:
The TSA is keeping those criteria secret, which is part of the problem. However, the GAO report states that the "high-risk" passengers aren't just those who appear to match a name on the FBI's No Fly, Selectee, or Expanded Selectee lists (as problematic as those lists may be). Now, the TSA is also using intelligence and law enforcement information, along with "risk-based targeting scenarios and assessments," to identify passengers who may be "unknown threats."

In other words, the FBI's flawed definition of someone who is a suspected threat to aviation security isn't relaxed enough for the TSA, so the TSA is creating its own blacklists of people who are hypothetical threats. Those people are also subjected to additional screening every time they fly. To make matters worse, another recently published GAO report indicates that the redress process for travelers who have been incorrectly caught up in the watchlisting system does not apply to these new TSA blacklists. So the TSA's "unknown threats" are truly without recourse.

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