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  • Thrilling Footage of Rand Paul's Harrowing Airport Ordeal

    Well, this is pretty interesting. Some video of Sen. Rand Paul being detained at Nashville International Airport was just released, and I'm relatively certain that this is an excerpt of that footage. Though, there's a non-zero percent chance that this is from a bootleg of Academy Award-nominated film Tree of Life.*

    Either way, VERY EXCITING STUFF!!!

    Whoa! Did you see the part where the guy sat down in the chair and talked on the phone? I knew a guy who did that once! Very engaging.

    In retrospect, this can't be Tree of Life.

    .

    * When I first saw this, i thought that one guy was a dinosaur, but he turned out to just be a security guard.


    Tags: Rand Paul, Senate, Tennessee, Travel, TSA
  • Rand Paul Detained by TSA, Has Best Day of Life Ever

    When you're a libertarian-leaning senator who rode into Washington on a wave of fears about undue oppression at the hands of federal government, things just don't get very much better than this

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was detained Monday by the Transportation Security Administration in Nashville, Tenn., after refusing a full body pat-down, Politico has confirmed.

    "My son @SenRandPaul being detained by TSA for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner in Nashville. More details coming," wrote the authenticated Twitter account of presidential candidate Ron Paul. The TSA disputed this characterization of the incident…

    After he was first stopped, Paul told The AP in a telephone interview that he asked for another scan after setting the scanner off but refused a pat-down, after which he was "detained" at a small cubicle and missed his flight to Washington.

    Well, nobody can ever again question his opposition to government overreach. Or to government underreach, for that matter.

    And that's to say nothing of government reacharound.

    Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Constitution, Rand Paul, Senate, Tennessee, Travel, TSA
  • Sarah Palin Cannot Get Out of Jury Duty

    Remember how I was telling you yesterday that whatever reason Sarah Palin had for quitting her bus tour midway through, it was gonna be pretty much the best, not-overtly-bullshit reason ever?

    Well, turns out it's even better than that

    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said on Wednesday she was pausing her "One Nation" bus tour to answer the call of jury duty and denied media reports her much-hyped multi-state jaunt had been cut short.

    "The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes," she said in a message posted on Facebook. "In the meantime, no one should jump to conclusions — certainly not the media with their long track record of getting things wrong or just making things up."

    Oh, jury duty! Why didn't I think of that? Of course, that is the most obvious reason why somebody like Sarah Palin would cut short her nationwide, media-scrutinized bus tour. You know how jury duty is constantly gumming up the works for all those political icons and media superstars in the world. Aren't you getting so tired of constantly opening up newspapers to discover that the most famous and influential people in the world are cutting short all their well-laid plans on a dime so that they can return home and attend jury duty? It's practically a cliche at this point, am I right?

    And don't you hate how every time to show up to jury duty, there's always some figurehead for a nationwide political movement sitting right beside you on the bench lazily flipping through a magazine? Grrrrrr! It happens so often so as to become boring!

    For Sarah Palin's sake — actually, for the whole country's sake — I really hope that whatever actual trial Sarah Palin actually get out of sitting through with eleven other actual people isn't something goes on for an actual really long time, like the O.J. Simpson trial. That could seriously put a dent in her non-plans to not un-run for pretend-president.

    Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images


    Tags: Alaska, Bristol Palin, Primaries, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Transportation, Travel
  • Sarah Palin Abandons Bus-Tour Midway Through so as to Better Serve America

    Oh my God! What a strong and brave woman! I am continually in awe at the leadership she displays.

    Can you think of any other politicians in America today who would have the courage to step away from their non-publicity-seeking un-campaign bus tour midway through in such a bold and venturesome manner?

    Less than a month after she appeared poised to shake up the Republican presidential campaign, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has once again receded from the 2012 limelight…

    Though Palin and her staff never announced a timeline for the remaining legs of her trip, aides had drafted preliminary itineraries that would have taken her through the Midwest and Southeast at some point this month. But those travel blueprints are now in limbo, RCP has learned, as Palin and her family have reverted to the friendly confines of summertime Alaska, where the skies are currently alight for over 19 hours a day and the Bristol Bay salmon fishing season is nearing its peak.

    Look, I don't pretend to understand how Sarah Palin works. But I know that she knows what's best for this country, and she always acts in accordance with that secret special gnostic understanding. Whether she's quitting her post as governor of Alaska so that she can better serve Alaska as a reality-television star, or if she and her daughter are having their names trademarked by the US Patent and Trademark Office so that she can better fight to rid the country from the control of Big Government. She's always fighting for us!

    So, I don't know how, but I'm sure that sitting around at home while sipping on iced tea and screaming demands into a cell phone at her business manager must be the right thing for America. I can't wait to find out how!

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Alaska, Bristol Palin, Primaries, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Transportation, Travel
  • Mr. Tosh Goes to Washington

    When Tosh.0 returns for its third season on January 11, its website will be getting a brand new background. And you can be the one to design it!

    Go to this here post, and you can download an easy peasy Photoshop file ripe for your grass roots creativity. It's so easy, in fact, that we decided to take a few minutes and drop Mr. Tosh into a number of settings where one is more likely to find a politician than a basic cable TV host. Such as…

    A Political Rally

    Click pics for larger versions. More after the jump.

    Tosh.0's third season premieres Tuesday, January 11 at 10pm / 9c, followed by the series premiere of Onion SportsDome.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, Colin Powell, Daniel Tosh, Games and Challenges, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Larry Craig, Michael Steele, Sarah Palin, Senate, Tosh.0, Travel, White House