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Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville
ABC News ^ | 1/23/12 | Sunlen Miller

Posted on 01/23/2012 8:18:01 AM PST by Kartographer

Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA in Nashville. @moirabagley, the Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” A spokesman for TSA said the agency was looking into the matter but could not immediately comment. Paul apparently set off an airport security full-body scanner, “on a glitch,” a spokesman in Paul’s office told ABC News. The Paul staffer said TSA agents would not let Paul walk back through the body scanner and were demanding, according to the staffer, a full body pat-down.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: citizenstargeted; compliance; dhs; drudge; intrusivegovernment; randpaul; tsa
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1 posted on 01/23/2012 8:18:05 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

I like Rand. I hate the TSA. It’s hard not to make a thoughtful comment without knowing more.


2 posted on 01/23/2012 8:20:18 AM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: Kartographer

If only Rand could hijack the entire TSA and put them on the southern border....


3 posted on 01/23/2012 8:21:43 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kartographer

I never, ever, allow them to use the full body scanner. I’ve been patted down dozens of times and even failed one and they had to do the “private room” thing. Apparently my trip to the feed store to pay my monthly storage bill had set it off.

I did apologize to the guy doing the patting for the wood.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 8:22:02 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Kartographer
Article 1 Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution:

"The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place."

5 posted on 01/23/2012 8:22:28 AM PST by StonyMan451 (As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer
"DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?"


6 posted on 01/23/2012 8:22:46 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Grunthor

Maybe this is event that will finally bring sanity.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 8:22:46 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: cuban leaf
"I did apologize to the guy doing the patting for the wood."

Doin' the TSA Tango is almost as good as a lap dance?

8 posted on 01/23/2012 8:23:37 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Old Sarge

“DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?”

That was Rick Perry’s line to the DPS officer a few years ago.


9 posted on 01/23/2012 8:25:09 AM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: cuban leaf

ROFLMAO. Maybe they’ll make a wand that detects wood.


10 posted on 01/23/2012 8:25:52 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: StonyMan451

Whoa! TSA bit it big time.


11 posted on 01/23/2012 8:26:20 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: cuban leaf

The TSA were unimpressed with my “position” in the FBS as my arthritic fingers cramped into positions they disapproved of.


12 posted on 01/23/2012 8:26:23 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kartographer

I travel a bit, went through a full body scanner and the glitch hit me. The panel the guard can see, will show where the ‘glitch’ is. There is a stick figure broken into zones. The zones are head, torso, right shoulder/arm, left shoulder/arm, waist to thigh, left thigh, right thigh, left knee to foot, and right knee to foot.
These zones are mirrored again on the back of the stick figure.

Apparently my ‘glitch’ was on my front right thigh - the agent was professional, touched me with his fingers spread, and made a single sweep from my front pocket down to my knee - took all of 3 seconds and I was out of there. If you want to make a scene; I guess you can make a scene - and be detained by the TSA.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 8:28:24 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

14 posted on 01/23/2012 8:28:42 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: netmilsmom

“I was chust followink orders”.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 8:28:55 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Old Sarge

This would happen to any of us who refuse the patdown. I am glad that Paul did what I would want to do if I ever decide to fly again...which won’t be before the next election...hopefully things will change. It’s all a bunch of bullcrap and solves nothing.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 8:29:10 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: netmilsmom

Its obvious Paul poses a significant hijack or terrorism threat. Carry on, TSA.


17 posted on 01/23/2012 8:30:13 AM PST by rusty millet
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To: Kartographer

Why should he get special treatment?


18 posted on 01/23/2012 8:30:50 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Kartographer

Defiance!
19 posted on 01/23/2012 8:30:50 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Kartographer

A sitting US Senator....really? The TSA has lost it....


20 posted on 01/23/2012 8:33:58 AM PST by databoss
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To: Raycpa

The US Constitution (as pointed out above)?


21 posted on 01/23/2012 8:34:29 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Raycpa
Why should he get special treatment?

Why do we all get special treatment?

22 posted on 01/23/2012 8:35:13 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Raycpa
Why should he get special treatment?

See post #5.

Personally, I think every senator and representative should get the 'fully treatment' every single time they fly. Bet things would change a bit.

23 posted on 01/23/2012 8:35:55 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Kartographer
Now TSA is patting down senators as security risk? Rand has been very critical of their procedures, sounds like payback.
24 posted on 01/23/2012 8:35:55 AM PST by opentalk
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To: hadaclueonce
Maybe this is event that will finally bring sanity.

I was thinking the same thing. The TSA picked the right/wrong person to detain.

25 posted on 01/23/2012 8:36:11 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: Theophilus
"Why do we all get special treatment? "

These days we're ALL "Special".

26 posted on 01/23/2012 8:36:35 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Grunthor

> It’s hard not to make a thoughtful comment without knowing more

You’re no fun :)


27 posted on 01/23/2012 8:36:39 AM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Hodar

Yes, I am also impressed when fascism is implemented “professionally”.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 8:36:43 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: hadaclueonce
"Don't you know who I am" was Kerry's answer to someone who questioned his going to the front of the line at a concert or some function in Boston several years ago. A newsperson who had covered him for years said this is SOP for Kerry--self important moron.

vaudine

29 posted on 01/23/2012 8:37:58 AM PST by vaudine
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To: Kartographer

Maybe if the TSA plays grab azz with enough congressmen and senators they will wise up and get rid of TSA. I hope Rand Paul makes a major stink out of it.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 8:38:13 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Raycpa

You really didn’t think that comment through all the way did you...


31 posted on 01/23/2012 8:39:45 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: achilles2000

Maybe you haven’t been keeping up with current events. You are aware that there are a few thousand Muslims that want to kill us, aren’t you? And that these same fanatics have used bombs in the past to effect these murders .... they have no problem with killing innocent, unarmed civilians, in fact these are the very targets they focus on.

How would you propose we stop them?


32 posted on 01/23/2012 8:40:53 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: achilles2000

Yes, Obama Facism is at work doing his “dictator” bidding!!! Folks, there is more Obama Facism that will come to all of us, courtesey of Herr Obama and Frau, Michelle!!!


33 posted on 01/23/2012 8:42:33 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Old Sarge

Mini-Me, or Dr. Evil.


34 posted on 01/23/2012 8:44:04 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Kartographer

Former Senator Larry Craig now spends all of his time in airports at the TSA checkpoint instead of the airport restrooms.

When Larry goes through the checkpoint, he says “Give me the works, in fact make it a double.”


35 posted on 01/23/2012 8:47:32 AM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Hodar

There are many first hand accounts of elderly women and children being molested by TSA employees while muslims in headgear and nightgowns breeze right on through without even a second look.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 8:48:36 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: All

37 posted on 01/23/2012 8:51:03 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: opentalk

I hope they are patting down senators. I don’t trust any of them, and if I have to do go through it, so do they.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 8:51:45 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kartographer

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their
Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the
United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and
Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance
at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning
from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall
not be questioned in any other Place.


39 posted on 01/23/2012 8:54:32 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Dead Corpse
You really didn’t think that comment through all the way did you...

I was not aware he was traveling to congress. However, it still raises a question in my mind of his view on security. It seems he would be glad to endanger others by claiming an exemption to normal security steps.

40 posted on 01/23/2012 8:56:31 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: Hodar
I don't think fondling nuns, children and grandmas is the solution.

I propose rule 308.

41 posted on 01/23/2012 8:56:36 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The damage is too extensive. Burn it down and start over.)
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To: Kartographer
as dutiful little drones are they trying to prove their egalitarianism or do they have reason to suspect a senator from Kentucky has hijacking designs?
42 posted on 01/23/2012 8:57:08 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Raycpa

He didn’t ask for an exception; he asked to go through the scanner again instead of getting his johnson felt up by one of the TSA pedos. Wouldn’t you?


43 posted on 01/23/2012 8:59:11 AM PST by kevao
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To: Kartographer

Ron Paul’s facebook page (never thought I’d go there) stated Rand refused a full body pat-down. I think there’s going to be a big stink and it’s going to stick to Zero.


44 posted on 01/23/2012 8:59:31 AM PST by Crucial
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

TSA has blown it.

They haven’t caught one terrorist, yet they molest children, grandmothers and disabled veterans.

The TSA is Obama’s thug army, and they just stepped in a hornet’s nest.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 9:00:17 AM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: Hodar
Maybe you haven’t been keeping up with current events. You are aware that there are a few thousand Muslims that want to kill us, aren’t you? And that these same fanatics have used bombs in the past to effect these murders .... they have no problem with killing innocent, unarmed civilians, in fact these are the very targets they focus on. How would you propose we stop them?

Surrender our liberty?

46 posted on 01/23/2012 9:01:52 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Kartographer
They justify TSA searches based on the underwear bomber, the state department put him on the plane after local security denied to let him on without a passport.

Government using "underwear bomber" to take away our freedom.

47 posted on 01/23/2012 9:02:47 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Hodar

I am surprised at those on FR who think that the “security theater” in airports has anything to do with security. The TSA was a Bush payoff to the Ds (more useless unionized government workers) in exchange for support for a wonderful new government bureaucracy, DHS.

TSA is ineffective, and that has been shown repeatedly. It is ineffective because it was intended to be a sinecure for union members and because it has always been run by people more concerned with “offending” Mohammedans” than keeping anyone safe.

You stop Mohammedan terrorists by: 1. profiling - The Israelis have done this effectively and relatively unobtrusively for decades, 2. arming pilots, 3. tightening immigration standards and reducing or eliminating the flow of immigrant Mohammedans, 4. deporting foreign Mohammedans whose visas have expired, 5. surveilling mosques, and 6. shutting down Mohammedan organizations such as CAIR that are linked to terrorist organizations.

You don’t make anyone secure by having low IQ union goons feeling up grandmothers and children in airports.


48 posted on 01/23/2012 9:02:46 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Kartographer

Good for Rand.

He is consistent in opposing big federal government tyranny, whether it be the unPatriot Act or other Big Brother legislation.

If this report about the TSA holding him is correct, I hope it turns into a major incident that will change how Janet Incompetano’s jackbooted thugs treat American citizens.


49 posted on 01/23/2012 9:05:49 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Kartographer

The TSA is an anomaly.


50 posted on 01/23/2012 9:06:30 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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