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May262011

Roxi Copeland - I'll Be Groped For Christmas - TSA Special

Roxi Copeland Song - I flew to San Francisco a week ago and found myself having a disconcertingly intimate experience with the good folks at TSA.  Since I'm anticipating the same overly exuberant greeting at Christmas, I thought I'd write this little ditty about it.

  • "Groped?  Or irradiated and naked?  Tough decision."
  • "I'll be groped for Christmas and stripped by prying eyes..."

A slideshow of TSA cartoons...

I hand-picked the best 25 from a few hundred.  They are in no particular order.

I spent a few hours putting this together, so your clicking is appreciated.

 

 

Poll: Majority oppose body scans, nearly half seek alternative to flying

The use of backscatter x-ray machines to scan travelers' bodies and new pat down procedures at airports will cause 48% of Americans to seek an alternative means of transportation, according to a Zogby International poll.

Of the 2,032 likely voters polled between November 19 and November 22, 61 percent said they oppose the use of body scanners and pat downs.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/poll-majority-oppose-body-scans-seek-alternative-flying/

 

 

 

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Charlie McGrath: No More Mr. Nice Gov’t

The dust is just settling on the mid-term election, yet our future path seems crystal clear. We’ve had two and a half years of gimmicks­– cash for clunkers , cash for caulkers, $8000.00 tax credits, 99 weeks of unemployment benefits; and people like myself and others in alternative media have been saying these are nothing more than smoke and mirrors, gimmicks to keep the masses from rising up and pushing back while the real agenda plays out.

http://theintelhub.com/2010/11/23/charlie-mcgrath-no-more-mr-nice-gov%E2%80%99t/
Nov 23, 2010 at 5:40 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Poll: Majority oppose body scans, nearly half seek alternative to flying

The use of backscatter x-ray machines to scan travelers' bodies and new pat down procedures at airports will cause 48% of Americans to seek an alternative means of transportation, according to a Zogby International poll.

Of the 2,032 likely voters polled between November 19 and November 22, 61 percent said they oppose the use of body scanners and pat downs.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/poll-majority-oppose-body-scans-seek-alternative-flying/
Nov 23, 2010 at 8:30 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Review of foreclosure paperwork process finds 'widespread' and 'inexcusable' breakdowns, Treasury official says

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2010/11/foreclosure-paperwork-regulators-financial-stability-oversight-council-treasury-.html
Nov 24, 2010 at 1:46 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
DB, not only are you a "domestic extremist" for promoting this kind of anti-TSA stuff, but Mark Ames says you still have fake boobs:

TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal
http://www.thenation.com/article/156647/tsastroturf-washington-lobbyists-and-koch-funded-libertarians-behind-tsa-scandal

What's that? You say you still haven't received that check from the Koch brothers? Oh well, must be a conspiracy or something.
Nov 26, 2010 at 3:11 AM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
@pitchfork..

i checked out the new story you just linked...did they mention us again...i didn't see anything...but maybe i missed it since i skimmed it quickly...
Nov 26, 2010 at 3:40 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Hah, no mention of The Daily Bail -- just a general smear of Koch-funded "libertarian" attacks on the TSA.
Nov 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
For those who are interested, watch Glenn Greenwald give Mark Ames multiple beat-downs for his smear of John Tyner -- with updates. TKO. No contest.
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/11/24/tyner/index.html
Nov 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
great links pitch...you are welcome to post something on this if you want...though i imagine you're just a little bit busy with family today...
Nov 26, 2010 at 1:29 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Good job by Roxi.
Nov 27, 2010 at 10:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Travelers ‘Feel a Little Safer’ Seeing Rape Victim Dragged Across Airport by Police

In an example of how quickly many members of the public have become not only comfortable with by comforted by the harsh and seemingly arbitrary treatment received by others at the airport, 56-year-old rape victim Claire Hirschkind was hurled to the ground and dragged across the airport by police yesterday, reassuring others that the TSA was right on top of things.

“It makes me feel a little safer,” noted Emily Protine, one of the other travelers who witnessed the arrest, the consequence of Hirschkind not wanting her breasts felt by TSA agents. “It is for our protection so I have no problems with it,” added another witness, one Gwen Washington.

Hirschkind was apparently singled out because she has a pacemaker implanted in her chest, but objected when TSA officials announced they intended to feel her breasts. When she argued there was no due cause “the police actually pushed me to the floor, handcuffed me,” Hirschkind report, prompting the extreme comfort of fellow would-be passengers Washington and Protine.

http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2010/12/23/travelers-feel-a-little-safer-seeing-rape-victim-dragged-across-airport-by-police/
Dec 25, 2010 at 11:21 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Does TSA stand for touched stripped and assholed by the government? I too feel so strongly about this that the airlines will be going out of business before I fly again. I'm a man Goddamn it! The only time I will ever fly again is on a flight for life unconscious from a car wreck. I doubt if the TSA people will be involved then,but hey,you never know. This won't prevent anything except from me flying. Good luck airlines! Bob.
May 26, 2011 at 8:25 PM | Unregistered Commenterbob
bob...i haven't flown in over 18 months...and i won't in the future unless i have to...i hate the tsa with an ugly passion...so i know how you feel...
May 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Glad to see MSM finally giving the TSA some long overdue attention...

Roxy performed impeccably and has the voice of an angel with keyboard finesse. I want to share with the readership another very accomplished gal that is in the process of re-defining music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

ENJOY!
Sep 30, 2012 at 4:56 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Nice post John. Thanks.
Sep 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
When Santa Claus Showed Up on U.S. Currency

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-19/when-santa-claus-showed-up-on-u-s-currency.html

Santa was extremely popular back then, the post says, thanks to a.) Christmas becoming an official holiday in many Northern states, and b.) the printing in 1823 of the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore (that was the original title; today, it's known as "The Night Before Christmas"). Here's another image of a Santa bank note from that era from, yes, Saint Nicholas Bank in New York:

It wasn’t exactly sentiment fueling the banks’ creativity. One motivation was that, since a lot of people kept the collectible bills as keepsakes, they wouldn’t be eager to redeem the bills for their underlying value in gold. If they did keep them and passed them down through the years, their heirs would be happy: One obsolete Santa bank note sold for $40,000 in 2011, according to Heritage Auctions.

Here are other examples of the bank notes, including a few of the visual "vignettes" featured on many of them. The top one here shows a somewhat svelte Santa visiting two children in bed. Apparently, the early version of Santa, or "Sinterklass," brought over by early Dutch settlers was much thinner than the rotund Santa of today:
Dec 20, 2014 at 7:24 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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