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Napolitano to American Travelers:
Pajamas Media ^ | November 15, 2010 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 11/16/2010 6:55:00 AM PST by Kaslin

Time was that telling a government agent not to "touch my junk" was so obvious that citizens didn't need to bother. Thanks to Janet Napolitano, now we have government agents groping nuns and taking naked pictures of the rest of us.

The combination of arrogance, malevolence, and incompetence that has come to define the Obama administration seems to have found a permanent poster girl atop the Department of Homeland Security. DHS and its big government spawn, the Transportation Security Administration, have come under fire lately for insane policies that are literally jokes outside the U.S. If you don’t believe me, take off your shoes as you await security scanning in, say, Japan, and watch the normally stoic Japanese security guards double over laughing at you.

These policies of photographically scanning us down to our skins and touching us in ways that trigger our Stranger Danger reflex really do nothing to make us more secure. They haven’t stopped any known attempts to blow up any airplane anywhere. They don’t put true terrorists off balance. The last couple of would-be bombers, like the Ft. Hood jihadist mass murderer, had all the data points that made them worthy of a global terror watch list, but because we don’t do that sort of thing effectively, they still get to get on their planes or get ahold of weapons and even get promoted in the U.S. military. And meanwhile, we’re having TSA agents grope nuns. Seriously.

While Sister Mary Elizabeth either digitally kicks the habit or feels the fickle hand of Uncle Sam or Aunt Samantha up close and personal, Johnny Jihad with the Yemeni passport stamped with Pakistani, Afghan, and Syrian stops on his journey of self-discovery puts on his shoes and chuckles merrily and unmolested toward gate C-4.

Americans are rightly offended at all this. This not only violates our physical space, it insults our intelligence. Common sense says, if you have folks who are up to no good and they tend to fit a certain make and model, then you use those specifications to detect them and stop them. But because the “p” word — “profile” — has become a political four-letter word, we can’t go there.

Pretty soon we won’t be going anywhere. Travelers are starting to revolt against the DHS’ offensive and malignant stupidity. The latest rebel is John Tyner, the mild-mannered man who told TSA agents that violating his personal space would bring about legal repercussions.

Well, that’s not quite how he said it. He said it a little more pithily: “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.” Time was, such a thing was so obvious that one seldom if ever needed to say it in public. Those times are gone and now we’re showing the digital peep shows and public gropes on CNN, in what may be the most twisted version of Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame yet.

One wonders what would have happened if the nun pictured above would have issued the warning about touching the chaste junk. Or the three-year-old girl whose body search was captured on video. “Now Sally, I’m a government agent so it’s ok. Mommy and Daddy’s tax dollars pay me to touch your junk.”

Trying to defend the indefensible, Homeland Secretary chief Janet Napolitano, last seen laughing at the governor of Texas for wanting his state’s border with drug war-torn Mexico secured, took to the pages of USA Today. Napolitano insists that the body scan machines are “safe,” and that the pat-downs are “discreet.”

Neither is an argument that they’re either “necessary” or “effective.” And neither is an argument that they’re the best tools we have available.

The best tools we have available will remain in the drawer while the tools of TSA grope granny. We should be 1) arming the pilots to fend off attack; 2) profiling to detect and stop terrorists without hassling the 99.9999999% of travelers who are just trying to get from somewhere to elsewhere; 3) ramping up more public use of air marshals; and 4) helping other countries beef up their own security to match our own, so that fellows like the panty bomber and the shoe bomber can’t get on a plane in the first place.

There are signs that the airlines themselves are aware that the strip and grope is a threat to their bottom lines. One pilots’ union is criticizing the TSA’s rules, slamming the increased scrutiny of pilots and air crew personnel as unnecessary and unacceptable. They’re right but that only covers the airline crews, not the passengers who ultimately pay the bills. And in any case, the pilots’ unions wasn’t there at the beginning of the workers’ struggle alongside Chicago ACORN, the Midwest Academy and the SEIU, so there’s little reason to hope that they’ll ever get the Obama administration’s ear. Perhaps if they’d been funding the Chicago Annenberg Challenge back in Bill Ayers’ day, they would have a seat at the table now.

Eventually this will cause Americans to abandon airline travel except when it’s absolutely necessary for their economic survival. Napolitano seems entirely unconcerned with that, to the point that it’s tempting to put on the conspiracy theory hat and wonder in whispers whether that’s part of the game plan: Make air travel so onerous and unacceptable that the airlines need another bailout, which they’ll get, along with a total federal takeover. The failing and consumed airlines get at least a temporary competitive advantage over thriving, non-unionized airlines like Southwest that won’t need or want the bailout, but might continue objecting to the bodily invasions by the DHS because it annoys passengers and costs them money. With an administration that’s already treating the country like its own personal Monopoly board, to the point of making play money out of King Dollar through the QE2, and headed by folks who’ve never been ones to let a good crisis go to waste, it’s not as if there’s no precedent or reason for suspicion. I mean, it’s not like they lied about whether those body scanners can save and store images of you in your radiated birthday suit.

But in the end, Napolitano’s stance probably is mostly due to incompetence. Janet Napolitano has no real experience in security. Her rise to power within the Democratic Party came about during the Democrats’ high-tech lynching of Clarence Thomas. For that, she ended up failing upwards into a governorship and Obama tapped her to fail upwards again to head up DHS. That’s the Obama way: reward party hacks and left-wing allies without any regard whatsoever for whether they can actually do the job assigned. That’s how we end up where we are, with folks like Napolitano making a laughing stock of America abroad while abusing American citizens here at home — and then telling us it’s for our own good.


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To: Psalm 144
George W. Bush was an effing DISASTER as President;he created MORE federal agencies and programs,ran up the national debt like a drunken sailor wouldn't have dared,and only the fact the Republicans and a few Democrats DIDN'T pass a renewaed Assault Weapons Ban bill kept him from signing it as he said he would.

And G.W. Bush did little or nothing to help the mainstream Republican citizens who are ,I firmly believe,way more conservative than the new world order elitists .

Oh yeah,and he couldn't or wouldn't recognize who are obvious enemies are;of course being in bed with the Saudi oil money sorta limits ones political options.

I am positive the foreign and some domestic oil people conspire to keep America energy dependent on people who want to destroy America.

51 posted on 11/16/2010 7:41:07 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: arthurus

That was my complaint from the first Homeland Security discussions. We’re not going to have Compassionate Conservatives as president with some hazy attachment to the Constitution all the time. Clintons and Carters and Kenyans get the job from time to time, too and they are enthusiastic and creative users of any potentially abusive systems that Republicans put in place.

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agreed, best thing to do is to change laws and demand power back to the people.


52 posted on 11/16/2010 7:43:19 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: chiller
To violate US citizens, while using blinders on Muslim women..

..that's what happens when a bowing Muslim is elected President.

53 posted on 11/16/2010 7:45:06 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Carry_Okie

There is no place to run.

I guess I know that. But there is not the will to fight. My children will be enslaved or killed. That seems to be the general direction of things.


54 posted on 11/16/2010 7:45:49 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: Bean Counter

The proper response to this is for Americans to boycott the airlines until this BS ceases.

Unfortunately too many working Americans depend heavily on air transport and there isn’t an expeditious alternative. The only way a boycott would work would be for an awful lot of people to be willing to make a very large and costly personal sacrifice, and there are too many travelers who are unwilling or unable to do so.

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If you read the article, that is what the regime wants. To bail out and take over the airlines. Another piece of the power grab.


55 posted on 11/16/2010 7:47:49 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: MayflowerMadam
I love how Napolitano repeats that the pat-down will be “same gender”

"it's dat two dollar "tip" ya toss her after that'll get ya in trouble"

56 posted on 11/16/2010 7:48:13 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin
There are signs that the airlines themselves are aware that the strip and grope is a threat to their bottom lines.

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Eventually this will cause Americans to abandon airline travel except when it’s absolutely necessary for their economic survival.

Because the second quote is 100% true, the shareholders of any airline whose executive board don't understand the first quote should immediately fire that board for failure of fiduciary responsibility. These new security "features" will, without a doubt, wipe out most of the airlines.

It looks as if Obama and company want this to happen, so we can have "AmAir," sister company to "AmTrak." With all the efficiency that would come with that, we'll be looking nostalgically back at the days when flight delays were measured in minutes, not hours.

57 posted on 11/16/2010 7:52:13 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

These new security “features” will, without a doubt, wipe out most of the airlines.

It looks as if Obama and company want this to happen, so we can have “AmAir,” sister company to “AmTrak.” With all the efficiency that would come with that, we’ll be looking nostalgically back at the days when flight delays were measured in minutes, not hours.

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All the charm of AROFLOT.

Also when you control the airlines you better control people’s movements.


58 posted on 11/16/2010 7:54:24 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: Chickensoup

Actually the fight has begun - the elections are proof. This whole TSA debacle has awakened many more people - the snowball is gaining speed...


59 posted on 11/16/2010 7:59:00 AM PST by Joan912 (I used to think that the day would never come...)
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To: wilco200

“Only an overwhelming resistance from the public will change policies like this. Silence and avoidance will only encourage them.”

I think women should start yelling, “Oh my God, she touched my clitoris!”


60 posted on 11/16/2010 8:13:48 AM PST by pops88
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To: Kaslin
That will never happen.

A fact for which we should be eternally grateful. I've seen this Hermaphrodite up close.

61 posted on 11/16/2010 8:18:43 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: Sybeck1

I, for one, am glad that your friend doesn’t make policy.


62 posted on 11/16/2010 8:18:52 AM PST by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Chickensoup
I seem not to know what to do.

we know what to do, but a set of Judeo-CHRISTian morals that we've lived by all our lives makes us resistant to 'it'...

that and the Constitutional 'rule of law' are hamstringing the begining of the purge...evidently we still havent completely exhausted the ballot box, nor felt an 'imminent threat' to resort to a justification of self defense...yet...

63 posted on 11/16/2010 8:38:36 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Kaslin

64 posted on 11/16/2010 8:42:19 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Now taking suggestions for a new screen name.)
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To: ex 98C MI Dude
start playin Santa Claus...ya know, 'makin a list, checkin it twice'...

lumps of 'coal' at the ready for those who make the naughty list ???

65 posted on 11/16/2010 8:44:29 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Kaslin
Enough is enough! I won't be flying until this madness stops.

Call your favorite airline and tell them you won't fly until this craziness stops! If the airlines start to hurt, they will force TSA to change their ways.

When a TSA employee who is a muslim and wearing a hijab hand searches a nun in a habit there is something really wrong. Suppose the same hijab wearing TSA muzzie "searches" a muzzie woman wearing a burka loaded with explosives and passes her through to the so-called secure area of the airport; then a perfectly clean suicide bomber goes through, gets searched and picks up his explosives from the burka wearing female in the secure area of the airport and blows up an airliner. I'm sure it could easily be done.

66 posted on 11/16/2010 8:46:11 AM PST by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: Gilbo_3

evidently we still havent completely exhausted the ballot box, nor felt an ‘imminent threat’ to resort to a justification of self defense...yet...

I am not sure we will ever defend ourselves now. We seem to be like 1930’s Jews.


67 posted on 11/16/2010 9:02:58 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: Chickensoup

Don’t give up. Your despair is the yearning of our “leaders.” You know the signposts. Look for them. You need not be misled, and certainly not to despair.


68 posted on 11/16/2010 9:07:29 AM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Kaslin

It is all about supporting the glory of their sex positive agenda.


69 posted on 11/16/2010 9:17:35 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Chickensoup
We seem to be like 1930’s Jews

to a point yes, but i believe we have a bit of a different mindset with that history, as well as our American history to guide us...

my bet is that many of those 30s Jews would do things differently in hindsight, especially where their kids are concerned...

nothing happens by accident, and the Lord will be Glorified by our national misguided trajectory...

but ultimately, in things human and 'worldly' we have the numbers [and guns, and Gods Grace for the asking] on our side, unlike the german jews...

70 posted on 11/16/2010 9:47:16 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: chiller

Agreed. This will not stand.


71 posted on 11/16/2010 10:13:37 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

It just is the deer in headlights feeling. I am as prepared as I can afford, but everything in me says, sell out and run. And of course I cannot sell and there is no place to go.


72 posted on 11/16/2010 10:50:53 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: Gilbo_3

to a point yes, but i believe we have a bit of a different mindset with that history, as well as our American history to guide us...

my bet is that many of those 30s Jews would do things differently in hindsight, especially where their kids are concerned...

nothing happens by accident, and the Lord will be Glorified by our national misguided trajectory...

but ultimately, in things human and ‘worldly’ we have the numbers [and guns, and Gods Grace for the asking] on our side, unlike the german jews...

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I am not sure that there are as many of us as people say. If there were as many of us, Frank and Reid would be gone.

Dodd and Frank would be executed for treason.

Jerry Brown would be faded away.


73 posted on 11/16/2010 10:53:25 AM PST by Chickensoup (In the Leftist protected species hierarchy, Islamics trump Homosexuals trump Women trump Blacks)
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To: arthurus
We’re not going to have Compassionate Conservatives as president with some hazy attachment to the Constitution all the time.

As long as Executive Orders can become law, all it takes is a majority party to be able to trash the Constitution.

74 posted on 11/16/2010 11:20:55 AM PST by itsahoot (We the people allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: Chickensoup
will you stand by and allow yer kids to be taken away or worse ???

if not, then you are one of 'us'...just a matter of mentally preparing for the potential necessities...

once 'they' deem us criminals, after that first wave, the rest are FReebies...

75 posted on 11/16/2010 11:34:52 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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BFL


76 posted on 11/16/2010 12:16:31 PM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: silverleaf
Napolitano reiterated ....that the imaging technology does not violate fliers’ privacy.

War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Bellyfeel your plusgood prolefeed.

77 posted on 11/16/2010 1:46:52 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: jnsun

Perhaps of interest

http://www.wcvarones.com/2010/11/tsas-nude-scanners-former-homeland.html


78 posted on 11/16/2010 1:56:47 PM PST by Dragonfly
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