GOP Senator Rand Paul Detained by TSA at Nashville Airport


Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been detained by TSA at the Nashville Airport after reportedly refusing a pat-down.

CNN: Paul

Paul went through a scanner at the airport and set off an alarm, said his spokeswoman, Moira Bagley. He wanted to go through the body scan again instead of getting a pat-down, but officers of the Transportation Security Administration refused, Bagley said.

Paul, one of the most conservative members of the Senate, is an outspoken critic of what he characterizes as an overly obtrusive federal government threatening to strip of citizens of various rights and civil liberties.

His father Ron Paul tweeted about the detention a shortt time ago: "My son @SenRandPaul being detained by TSA for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner in Nashville. More details coming."

In fact, Paul's just a drama queen who wants to draw attention to his signature issue.

TSA Confiscates Woman's Cupcake as 'Security Risk': VIDEO


Some pre-holiday nonsense from the TSA. Vanilla Bourbon icing on a red velvet cupcake caused a security scare in Las Vegas:

Rebecca Hains told ABCNews.com today that a Transportation Security Administration agent at Las Vegas- McCarran International Airport confiscated her cupcake, saying the frosting sitting atop the red velvet cake was gel-like enough to violate regulations...

...The TSA agent didn’t know what to do with the cupcake, so she called over her supervisor, Hains said.
“The TSA supervisor, Robert Epps, was using really bad logic – he said it counted as a gel-like substance because it was conforming to the shape of its container.”

“We also had a small pile of hummus sandwiches with creamy fillings, which made it through, but the cupcake with its frosting was apparently a terrorist threat…I just don’t know what world he was living in,” said Hains, speaking of the TSA officer.

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Android Marriage, Gay Pirates And Other Ways To Poke Fun At Anti-Gay Activists

Jack-sparrow-pirates-of-the-caribbean-1 Rarely are the gay-related culture wars a laughing matter.

The amount of vitriol and spite lobbed in our direction can be frightful, distressing and all around depressing. Sometimes, however, socially conservative arguments against equality cross the line from worrisome to absurd, and actually give us a way to knock down their arguments.

Consider a rambling argument made by Robert Broadus, head of Protect Marriage Maryland, at a hearing on a proposed same-sex marriage bill.

If you pass this bill, you will set the groundwork that one day, when artificial intelligence is that advanced, we'll be considering whether or not people can marry their Androids.

If anyone has watched Star Trek, and you've seen the character Data, he was able to generate a tear, because he could feel emotion. If you knock down marriage between a man and a woman now, if you say any two people who love each other can get married, then you set that precedent.

The crowd couldn't suppress their giggles, of course.

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Watch: Pilot's Gun Confiscated After Blowing Whistle on SFO Security 'Farce' in YouTube Video

A SFO-based pilot angered the TSA by exposing faults in its security at SFO in a series of YouTube videos. Four U.S. air marshals and two local sheriff's deputies paid a visit to the pilot at his home to force him to surrender the federally-issued gun he had been assigned as a flight deck officer in a test anti-terrorism program, the San Jose Mercury News reports:

Security The pilot, a Sacramento-area resident in his 50s who has not released his name or airline, has been the target of a Transportation Security Administration probe since federal officials discovered the YouTube videos Nov. 30. The videos, which the pilot took with his cell phone, have since been taken down.

But snippets of the recordings the pilot gave to a Sacramento-area television station show that SFO workers on the ground are given access to passenger-restricted areas by swiping a security card. He claims their belongings and any cargo they are transporting are not checked, and there are no guards at the door.

"As you can see, airport security is kind of a farce," the pilot said in one video. "It's only smoke and mirrors so that you people believe there is actually something going on here."

Other footage shows him holding a large axlike weapon stored in the cockpit.

What do you think? How has your experience through security been this holiday? I had my first trip through an x-ray scanner. Didn't mind it. I thought the TSA people at Newark were suitably professional.

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Watch: The Kinsey Sicks TSA Parody 'Touch-a Touch Me'


America's favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet is back, singing to some classic "Rocky Horror".


Previously by Kinsey Sicks...
Bedroom Ants [tr]
BP is Creepy [tr]

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Virginia Wingnut Official Eugene Delgaudio Says TSA Pat-downs Promote the 'Homosexual Agenda'

Eugene Delgaudio, one of Virginia's most prominent wingnuts and an official on the Loudon County Board of Supervisors, is spouting off more nonsense again.

Delgaudio You may recall the hilarious fundraising letter that Delgaudio sent out in April for his group, the conservative non-profit organization Public Advocate of the U.S. 

The letter, which warned of a "radical homosexual agenda," was also marked by passages one might characterize as homoerotic pulp fiction, Delgaudio's retelling of a visit he made to some sort of radical homosexual petition factory.

Wrote Delgaudio in the letter:

"One stormy night I drove to a mailshop hidden deep in a nearly deserted stand of warehouses. I'd heard something was up and wanted to see for myself. As I rounded the final turn my eyes nearly popped. Tractor-trailers pulled up to loading docks, cars and vans everywhere and long-haired, earring-pierced men scurrying around running forklifts, inserters and huge printing presses. Trembling with worry I went inside. It was worse than I ever imagined. Row after row of boxes bulging with pro-homosexual petitions lined the walls, stacked to the ceiling. My mind reeled as I realized hundreds, maybe thousands, more boxes were already loaded on the tractor-trailers. And still more petitions were flying off the press."

Now, this nut has sent out an email warning that TSA pat-downs are part of this "homosexual agenda".

WUSA9 reports:

A widely distributed e-mail written by Delgaudio for the Public Advocate about TSA, claims the pat downs are part of a "Homosexual Agenda." And he criticizes TSA's non-discrimination hiring policy.

"It's the federal employee's version of the Gay Bill of Special Rights... That means the next TSA official that gives you an 'enhanced pat down' could be a practicing homosexual secretly getting pleasure from your submission," Delgaudio wrote.

Delgaudio thinks about sex almost as much as "Porno Pete" LaBarbera from AFTAH. For both these guys, the thought of another man touching them near their man parts obviously stirs a passion in their loins so powerful they don't know what to do with it. Instead of acting on it, they turn self-loathing into public action, and use it to try to ruin people's lives.

You may recall that Delgaudio fought tooth and nail against an anti-discrimination ordinance in Loudon County, labeling transgender people "it" and "real life Tootsies".

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