Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Welcome to the USSA

"You grow up and you calm down
You're working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown
You're working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

~The Clash

Sure I'm beating a dead horse. But hey it's fun. Yet another story of how we are sliding towards a police state. Sure its minor (just like all the other incidents and laws that are happening). But they are slowly adding up. Very slowly. Just like the proverbial frog being boiled in a pot of water.

Warning some potty language in the CNN story.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Steve Bierfeldt says the Transportation Security Administration pulled him aside for extra questioning in March. He was carrying a pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution and an iPhone capable of making audio recordings. And he used them.

On a recording a TSA agent can be heard berating Bierfeldt. One sample: "You want to play smartass, and I'm not going to play your f**king game."

Bierfeldt is director of development for the Campaign for Liberty, an outgrowth of the Ron Paul presidential campaign. He was returning from a regional conference March 29 when TSA screeners at Lambert-St. Louis (Missouri) International Airport saw a metal cash box in his carry-on bag. Inside was more than $4,700 dollars in cash -- proceeds from the sale of political merchandise like T-shirts and books.

Read the rest of the lovely tale here

Good for you Mr. Bierfeldt. Most passengers would have just rolled over for the TSA Nazis. I feel so much safer flying these days with these joyous Brown Shirts harassing, feeling-up, confiscating dangerous items (like hand sanitizer and nail clippers) and just generally intimidating us regular Joe's. I'm so glad the Feds are spending billions of Our tax dollars on these goons to help keep us safe.

And no I didn't post this because Bierfeldt is helping to support my boy Ron Paul.....well at least that's not the whole reason.

1 comment:

Roger said...

We're in a scary place, and hopefully "we the people" will wake up, before it's too late.