TSA GOON SQUAD STRIKES AGAIN

Here is yet one more account of the TSA going out of control in the name of “national security.”  Now I am a believer in maintaining national security, and when it comes to our enemies, I am not too particular about how we do it.  They certainly are not particular about how the attack us.  But this is another one of those absurd instances showing a totally out of control government agency.  No one will be able to convince me this is an “isolated incident.”  There are too many documented, and I have posted here about several of them.  From what I have seen, it seems young American children and elderly Americans are being targeted.  Remember that such tactics have prevented no terrorist attack attempts whatsoever.

My question is why are there absolutely no accounts of any Muslims ever being patted down or detained like this?  If there are any such incidents, please post a link in my comment section.  I would like to see it.


Dying Woman Undergoes Additional TSA Security Screening, Says Family

Published June 26, 2011
| FoxNews.com
An elderly woman in the late-stages of leukemia was forced to undergo 45 minutes of additional screenings last Saturday when she tried to board a flight out of Northwest Florida Regional Airport, her daughter told FoxNews.com
Lena Reppert, 95, was to say her final goodbyes to her daughter before she made what would most likely be her last flight to her native Michigan. After eight years of battling leukemia, doctors say she doesn’t have much time to live.
“She said she wanted to be closer to her grave,” Jean Weber, her daughter, told FoxNews.com. “I knew it would probably be the last time I ever see her.”
But when Reppert made it to the check-in line, Transportation Security Association agents singled her out because she was in a wheelchair. Wheelchairs require other security measures to be employed since they don’t go through metal detectors.
“So they brought my mom to the side, and two agents just started patting her,” Reppert said. “Eventually they found something that appeared to be hard and they said could be a concealed weapon.”
She said two female agents wheeled her mom into a private room where they performed a more thorough inspection, and found that Reppert was wearing a Depend adult diaper.
“It was hard because the underwear was bunched up,” Weber said, adding that she was not in the room as her mother was patted.
After 45 minutes, the mother and daughter were given two options: either don’t fly, or lose the Depend. The women chose the latter.
“I ran with her to the bathroom and stripped her down,” Weber recalled. “I got back to the line and just started bawling.”
Weber said the emotional toll was too much. From perhaps seeing her mother for what could be the last time, to having to see her mother go through all the security measures, “I just cried and said, ‘Please can you let her through, she’s just so sick,” she said.
The TSA said in a statement to Fox News that at “no instance” would an officer ask a passenger to remove an adult diaper. The TSA would not disclose further information about this particular passenger, but said all protocols were followed.
“While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner,” the statement read. “We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure.”
Reppert eventually made her flight by two minutes, her daughter said, but the departure was bitter sweet.
“It was tough to say goodbye after all of that,” Weber said. “But she’s at peace, and she’s a good Christian woman. They’ll be waiting for her up there in Heaven.”



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/26/dying-woman-undergoes-additional-tsa-security-screening-says-family/#ixzz1QUF1W55a


You may read a few additional details by clicking HERE for an article posted by the Northwest Florida Daily News.
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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER UNDER ATTACK

The very small (just over 16,000 total members according to their WEBSITE) left wingnut activist group FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION is now seeking to eliminate the National Day of Prayer.  According to their own news RELEASE on their website, they filed for a rehearing in the Seventh Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals in their challenge of the National Day of Prayer.  The court ruled on April 14, 2011 that the FFRF had no standing to challenge the National Day of Prayer law.  So, of course, they are trying it again to force their agenda on the overwhelming majority of Americans who have no problem with it.  


The court was right to start with as it is entirely optional for us to participate in National Day of Prayer activities.  There is no coercion whatsoever.  Judge Barbara Crabb, who had ruled in favor of this group whose membership is smaller than many Facebook pages, said she found “undisputable evidence of the plaintiffs’ sense of exclusion and unwelcomeness, even inferiority, which they feel as a result of what they view as the Federal government’s attempt to encourage them to pray through a statute and a presidential proclamation.” Now that’s some serious snatching at straws.  With that reasoning, I could easily file a lawsuit challenging many Federal laws and court rulings resulting from the leftist agenda that create a “sense of exclusion and unwelcomeness” and “even inferiority”. 


The FFRF has filed two other lawsuits.  They filed a taxpayer dollar wasting lawsuit in Colorado challenging the governor’s National Day of Prayer proclamations.  They’re trying the same thing in Arizona to try to stop Arizona’s governor annual National Day of Prayer proclamation.  In these lawsuits, the FFRF needs to read the TENTH AMENDMENT to the Constitution.  Even if the courts rule in their favor, states are sovereign and cannot be forced by any branch of the Federal government to stop observing the National Day of Prayer or anything else.  Individual states can do it if they want to with the elected officials in each state being accountable to the citizens in each state for their actions.


There is nothing in the National Day of Prayer law that is unconstitutional  Period.  The law does not require participation by anyone nor does it require any type of recognition by any individual American citizen.  It does not even establish a national holiday like Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It would not surprise me if the FFRF filed a lawsuit challenging the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays if they are successful here.  Same principle according to their off-the-wall reasoning.  Federal law establishes both of these holidays.  Maybe that is their agenda by trying to get this set as a precedent.  Time will tell.

http://ffrf.org/news/releases/ffrf-files-en-banc-review-over-national-day-of-prayer/

U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY DRIVES SUV TO REVEAL NEW FUEL ECONOMY STICKERS!

U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently introduced the new fuel economy window stickers for new cars and trucks.  And just what did he drive to the location?  You guessed it!  A Chevrolet Suburban that gets a whopping 12 miles per gallon!  Have you heard, “Do as I say, don’t do as I do?”  This administration’s motto.


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SWAT RAIDS HOME ABOUT A STUDENT LOAN

Here is another example of big government out of control.  This story was first reported by ABC affiliate NEWS 10 in Sacramento, California.  As if the government’s raids on private food supplies were not enough, now the U. S. Department of Education is raiding homes over unpaid student loans.  Click  HERE to read the article.

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1

 To get the “violent criminal’s” account of what happened as related to News 10, click HERE.

After this went viral on the Internet, News 10 was finally able to get a little more information from the U. S. Department of SHUTZSTAFFEL, er, I mean, Education.  The U. S. Department of Education denied that it was due to a defaulted student loan.   Click HERE for the follow up report.

And HERE is the latest report later that same day.


Government way out of control? You betcha.

http://rtr.org/videos/2/22909

THE WELFARE CADILLAC IS BACK.

This is an item by WSB-TV in Atlanta about WIC fraud in Georgia (and you know it’s everywhere else too).  Notice how the undercover reporter did not have to have any identification in order to get signed up for WIC much less anything to show that the person was even a citizen of the United States.  Yeah, I know, people born here have to have identification on them at all times by law but it’s racist to require the same of immigrants.


Pay special attention to one of the documents shown in this video too.  The government didn’t want the public to know that no identification was required to get WIC.

Our tax dollars at work once again.

SAME OL’ LEFTIST SONG AND DANCE

Believe it or not, the AMERICAN COMMUNIST LIBERTIES UNION has threatened the Gwinnett County, Georgia school system for having an internet filtering system on school computers that blocks access to pornographic websites.  In blocking students’ access to pornographic websites, the filtering system also blocks access to gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual websites (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION ARTICLE).  It’s a well-known fact these sites are pornographic and very explicit, and certainly not appropriate for school-age children.
To show the extremes to which the ACLU will go to further it’s extreme left-wing agenda, here are a couple of quotes.  The first is from the legal director of the ACLU Georgia, Chara Jackson.  Speaking of the homosexual, transgender, and bisexual websties, Ms. Jackson said in her letter to the Gwinnett County School Board, “If you continue to censor these websites, you could be subject to legal liability and the expense of litigation.”  Use of the threat of causing a very expensive court battle is a frequent tactic.  The ACLU hopes that a local government will cave in to their demands to save money.  Ms. Jackson also said “the use of a filter that blocks access to websites about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues ‘doesn’t serve a legitimate purpose.’ ” on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment and the Equal Access Act the requires equal access to school resources for extracurricular clubs.

“No legitimate purpose.”  Really? Preventing school children from accessing pornographic websites serves “no legitimate purpose?”  This shows just how warped their reasoning is.

What makes this even more ludicrous is that the filtering complies with guidelines contained in the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act, which means that if these left wingnuts are successful in court, then school systems everywhere could have to grant access to such websites.

Since of the ACLU’s assertions is “equal access”, let’s look at a hypothetical scenario.  If this was an extracurricular Christian club rather than the gay-straight alliance at Brookwood High School, and the organizer of the group complained to the ACLU about not having access to Christian websites on school computers, do you think the ACLU would raise any objection whatsoever?  Not a chance.

The ACLU had originally given the Gwinnett County school system until this past Monday to respond, but extended the deadline according to an ARTICLE posted by the Gwinnett Daily Post.  The school board has not responded to the ACLU’s demands yet.

As we have seen before, public opposition will stop them.  Whether or not you are a resident of Gwinnett County does not matter.  You still have very much a vested interest in this if you have children in school.  It’s time to organize, and creating a Facebook page or group would be a great place to start.  It happened in King, North Carolina and Cherokee County, Georgia recently, it can happen this time.  Organize, then contact every news media outlet you can to publicize your group and gain support in other areas other than locally. Be sure to show overwhelming support to the Gwinnett County School Board for maintaining the smut filters.  Click HERE for a listing of the superintendent, school board members, and how to contact them.  

The leftists can be stopped, and outward public opposition is the way to do it.  We don’t need to run and hide every time the ACLU says, “boo”.


UPDATE!

In February, I did a POST about the AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE, had threatened the Cherokee County, Georgia school system with a lawsuit if graduation ceremonies were held at the First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia as they had been since 2005.  As always, ONE and ONLY ONE person complained.  In short, the reason the school system used the church was because the sanctuary is air conditioned, seats 7,500 which accommodates the graduations of all the high schools in the county and all of the graduates’ family members for a bargain basement rate.  The school board had the backbone to vote unanimously to use First Baptist Church Woodstock despite AU’s threats. (SOURCE).

Once again, we see what happens when the public pushes back against the leftists.  The graduation ceremony this year took place at First Baptist Church Woodstock as scheduled.  I believe the group, CHEROKEE PARENTS AGAINST MOVING GRADUATION quite possibly checkmated AU’s possible strategy by preparing for a last-minute court filing for an injunction until the case could be heard in court. It’s not like these left wingnut groups haven’t done that before in an attempt to catch everyone off guard.  There was no “off guard” here and the graduation ceremony proceeded.  As I have said a number of times before right here, the only way to stop these liberal groups from forcing their agenda on the majority is public opposition.  These groups try to portray themselves as representing the majority and appear to be large and powerful organizations.  Intimidation tactics are their main strategy.  When there is public opposition and it goes to the news media, then it is obvious to all how small a segment of our society is actually comprised of liberals (Gallup poll 2009 HERE).  These groups do not want this kind of publicity and therefore back off.  It worked in King, North Carolina regarding the Christian flag flying at a memorial there, and it worked in Cherokee County, Georgia.  Public opposition works every time.