Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sign on the dotted line

This is a great quote from Donna D'Errico:
"I must have overlooked the clause in both my Playboy and 'Baywatch' contracts stating that once appearing in that magazine, or on that show, I would forever be subject to being seen naked live and in person by anyone, at anytime, under any conditions, whether I agree to it or not, and for free," she said sarcastically.

"I posed for Playboy 15 years ago. I was on 'Baywatch' 13 years ago. Both of those were controlled environments, with proper lighting, makeup, etc., and were jobs. I contractually agreed to do both of those jobs. I could have stopped or changed my mind at any time. None of those conditions are present when TSA decides for you that you will consent to being scanned or felt up, or you simply won't be allowed your constitutional right to travel from one place to another freely."
Followed by this zinger:
It's a misuse of power and authority, and as much a personal violation as a Peeping Tom. The difference is that Peeping Toms can have charges pressed against them.

H/T Becky Akers

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

You can't call this woman insensitive

I have been accused on this blog of being insensitive to victims of 9/11. Of course, it is expected that the mere mention of the phrase "9/11" is a debate-stopper. Well, this woman lost her husband in a plane hijacking, and she still opposes these tactics.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Is TSA an arm of the DEA?

First, Willie Nelson is arrested after being stopped by a Border Patrol agent for drug possession. Then rapper Kurtis Blow gets a ticket for possession at LAX. There's no argument that can be made here that these events made transportation in the US more secure. However, they both entail warrantless searches.