Sunday, May 29, 2011

Yeah, it's a holiday; crap like

this shouldn't be overlooked:
An astounding Department of Justice threat to cancel airline flights to and from Texas, in addition to underhanded lobbying by TSA representatives, has killed efforts in the state to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs Linkby TSA agents a felony.

HB 1937, a bill that would have made it “A criminal act for security personnel to touch a person’s private areas without probable cause as a condition of travel or as a condition of entry into a public place,” was headed for an imminent Senate vote in Texas having already passed the House unanimously 138-0, before the federal government stepped in to nix the legislation.

In a letter sent to Texas lawmakers, including to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, the House Clerk, and the Senate Secretary, U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy threatened to cripple the airline industry in the state if legislators did not back down.

“If HR [sic] 1937 were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statute,” Murphy wrote. “Unless or until such a stay were granted, TSA would likely be required to cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew.”
Let's see, number of terrorists actually caught by TSA(zero last I heard) compared to number of people felt-up/molested/mistreated by TSA(God only knows how many)...

Most of you know this, for those who don't: bad humans are not the only reason to carry.
But the three suddenly came back – and this time they attacked both the German shepherd and the owner.
Lewis, a legal gun owner who has a concealed weapon permit, pulled out his handgun and opened fire at that point, shooting one of the pit bulls and scaring away the two others

But I'm sure Obamacare socialized medicine will be just WONDERFUL for us...
Doctors are prescribing drinking water for neglected elderly patients to stop them dying of thirst in hospital.

The measure – to remind nurses of the most basic necessity – is revealed in a damning report on pensioner care in NHS wards.

Some trusts are neglecting the elderly on such a fundamental level their wards could face closure orders

Why does anyone not a left-wing "We can use her" squirrel pay any attention to what comes out of Meghan McCains' mouth? Especially as she can't seem to put two sentences together without saying 'like'?

Camp of the Saints has a piece comparing Obama to Netenyahu(guess who loses out), and has a new flag to put up:

Freedom of information laws are being misused to harass scientists and should be re-examined by the government, according to the president of the Royal Society.

Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse told the Guardian that some climate scientists were being targeted by organised campaigns of requests for data and other research materials, aimed at intimidating them and slowing down research. He said the behaviour was turning freedom of information laws into a way to intimidate some scientists.
Obviously, the other answer, that people want to know what the hell these so-called climate scientists are actually doing, what the raw data looks like, what they are doing with the data, how they are coming to conclusions, etc and so on, is would be silly.

Apparently the Italian government is staffed by ignorant fools.
Italian government officials have accused the country's top seismologist of manslaughter, after failing to predict a natural disaster that struck Italy in 2009, a massive devastating earthquake that killed 308 people.

And now, I'm off; that's enough catching-up for now.

1 comment:

Mattexian said...

One of my acquaintances on Facebook has that Israeli Gasden flag as her profile pic; after this FUBAR in Austin over the TSA bill, I've changed my pic to a Texas version of the Gasden that I got from tho a few folks have redone the Gonzales flag with a plane replacing the cannon, with the same "Come and Take It" motto, for their pics.