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
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.
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Tags: Constitution, Rand Paul, Senate, Tennessee, Travel, TSA
When campaigning in Iowa for the Republican nomination, it’s important to hit all the key GOP voting blocs: the evangelicals, the corn farmers, the olds and, of course, the bigots…
In taking questions, Santorum defended his past remarks in support of profiling people as potential terrorists at airports, saying "Of course not" when asked by a woman whether everyone who looks different from him should be profiled.
"This is common sense. You have to look at what the profile is," Santorum said, suggesting that if a certain group of people were blowing up buildings they should be subject to profiling.
"I don’t want to be called a xenophobe. I want to be called intelligent," he added, explaining he wants to protect the United States of America.
After this comment, Rick Santorum has about the same chance of being called "intelligent" as he does being called "President."
OK, Santorum, let’s make a deal: You get to profile your fellow airline passengers based on ethnicity or style of dress and we get to profile presidential candidates based on their Google search results. We'll judge you not by the color of your skin but by the content of your Urban Dictionary entry. Just as Dr. King would have wanted.
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Tags: Islam, Primaries, Racism, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Terrorism, TSA
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Tags: Anthony Weiner, Anthony Weiner's Penis, Books, Georgia, Glenn Beck, House of Representatives, Iowa, Israel, Jon Huntsman, Medicare, Mitt Romney, Paul Broun, Paul Ryan, Polls, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Racism, Republicans, Transportation, TSA