Thursday, November 25, 2010

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant

Rocky to TSA chief: 'I think you're doing a terrific job.'

The backlash against new TSA airport screening procedures has reached a deafening crescendo, and so you would think that the politicians in Washington D.C. would be getting the message. But so far, most of them seem to be just as supportive of the TSA as ever. For example, what did the chairman of the Senate committee overseeing air travel, Jay Rockefeller, have to say to TSA chief John Pistole during a Senate hearing on these new security procedures the other day? "I Think You're Doing A Terrific Job."

Yes, you read that correctly. Senator Rockefeller had nothing but praise for Pistole and the new screening procedures. Apparently Rockefeller thinks that TSA officials feeling up the genitals of U.S. air travelers with the fronts of their hands is a wonderful thing. It is even being reported that in some instances TSA officials are actually reaching down the pants of men and up the skirts of women during these enhanced pat-downs. Not only is this totally criminal, but considering the fact that TSA officials do this countless times without changing their gloves it is also a serious health hazard. But most of our "leaders" in Washington D.C. continue to insist that we should stop protesting because this is all being done "for our own good".

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nov. 24 is National Opt-Out Day

People travelling through airports are encouraged to use the day before Thanksgiving as a mass form of civil disobedience to protest Transportation Safety Agency's use of full-body scanners.

U.S. 35 project headed to court | Charleston Daily Mail

Parkways Authority votes to file writ of mandamus with state Supreme Court.

Sen. Rockefeller: FCC Should Take FOX News, MSNBC Off Airwaves | RealClearPolitics

Diversity of news sources causes our senior Senator to have a meltdown.

Homeland Security meets its Rosa Parks |

John Tyner uses technology to reprise civil rights pioneer's role.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Two teens admit to slashing scores of tires | Charleston Daily Mail

What started off as a bet between friends snowballed into bad day for about 70 residents of Point Pleasant who woke up Saturday morning to find their vehicles' tires slashed.

Two Point Pleasant residents have given statements admitting their roles in the vandalism that occurred late Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday. One was arrested and charged Monday.

Police Chief Ernie Watterson said Timothy Rollins Jr., 19, and an unidentified 14-year-old boy, both of Point Pleasant, gave statements Monday admitting they slashed the tires of more than 70 vehicles within city limits. Rollins was arrested and charged with felony destruction of property. Police are working with the Mason County Prosecutor's Office on how to proceed against the 14-year-old.

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