Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sen. Rand Paul ‘detained’ by TSA in Nashville, TSA denies
Daily Caller ^ | 23 Jan 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/23/2012 9:33:20 AM PST by for-q-clinton

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-35 next last
this could get interesting and shine more attention on this. But I always opt for the massage over the xray machine.
1 posted on 01/23/2012 9:33:27 AM PST by for-q-clinton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

related: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2836594/posts


2 posted on 01/23/2012 9:34:55 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmit. | FR Class of 1998 |)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton; Admin Moderator
"their scanner had an ‘anomaly’ on the first scan.”

Rand was probably carrying a portion of his daddy's brain....

___________________________

Off topic - FR is a total, total slug AGAIN today....just got in after trying for the past five hours. Post time clock is now twelve minutes fast -- FR usually implodes once it creeps up to ten or eleven.

3 posted on 01/23/2012 9:39:42 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Rand’s statist colleagues in the Senate are no doubt gloating.


4 posted on 01/23/2012 9:39:59 AM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

“He was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement.”

That is detained. That is not held, but it is detained.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 9:40:31 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Preparation ZOT, for prompt relief from annoying romnoids.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

I always opt for travel by automobile;)


6 posted on 01/23/2012 9:40:38 AM PST by Frank_2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

“...cannot be granted access to the secure area in order to ensure the safety of others...”

Yeah? Really? And what are you doing with wide open borders then? Safety of others my ###!


7 posted on 01/23/2012 9:41:04 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

There ARE problems with TSA personnel in Nashville. I had two of them lie to me outright last summer by trying to tell me that the X-Ray machines did not use x-rays.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 9:43:29 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 144

To add insult to injury they are calling him a liar.


9 posted on 01/23/2012 9:44:33 AM PST by DManA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

Maybe I missed it but did they know it was Rand and if so did they even know who/what he stands for/against?

I’m no fan of the TSA but it looks to me like he got caught up in ‘normal’ intrusive proceedure. No evidence it was politically motivated as far as I can tell.

It’s still an outrage, however.


10 posted on 01/23/2012 9:44:33 AM PST by MichaelCorleone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SumProVita
The drones are scripted to deny lots of things.

I had one tell me something happening right in front of us was not actually happening. I asked him a second time, and got the same answer.

They're very very "well trained" not to acknowledge anything, and to stick to the rehearsed lines and procedures.

Welcome to Gulag America, comrade.

11 posted on 01/23/2012 9:52:01 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: MichaelCorleone

I’m willing to bet they knew he was a sitting US senator on his way to do the gov’t business by the time they detained him. This is a clear violation of the US Constitution. They aren’t allowed to keep a senator from doing his job except in case of treason and stuff like that.


12 posted on 01/23/2012 9:53:57 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: NativeNewYorker

Another trick they try when you opt out of the xray...they say it will be a long while before they have someone available.

They told that to one guy in front of me and so then he chose to do the xray. I was traveling on business and my colleague and I opted out (AFTER the other guy changed his mind). They told us the same thing and we both replied I am several hours early so don’t mind waiting here. We were inspected and on our way BEFORE the other guy made it through the xray machine line!


13 posted on 01/23/2012 9:56:43 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton
The same situation happened to me earlier this year. I cannot raise my arms as high as they say to do in the scanner, so there was an glitch in the scan. They told me I would have to submit to the perversions of the grope. I refused, saying I would go back through the scanner and they could then allow for my physical problem. It ended up with THREE city police, TWO airport police, and THREE TSA agents wanting to haul me off. The only good thing from it all was I held up that line at the airport for over 30 minutes. I did allow the groping, in private, with two TSA agents present. Now I tell them I cannot raise my arms that high and there is no problem.

ps. I bet Senator Rand had cupcakes hidden on him.

14 posted on 01/23/2012 9:56:49 AM PST by ProudFossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

The only thing we can be certain of is that whatever TSA says is a lie.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 10:03:24 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

Janet Napolean and other minions in the obamma adminstration never have to be searched. They get a pass to exempt them from having to go through these scanners. They write the law, then exempt themselves. Shameful!


16 posted on 01/23/2012 10:14:55 AM PST by rawhide
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

“Another trick they try when you opt out of the xray...they say it will be a long while before they have someone available.”

*****

They do this every time I travel because I always opt-out. To add joy to the occasion, I then tell the TSA agent before he begins the frisk that I’m an attorney and would like a full description of what he is about to do and my rights to public versus private screenings.

We are becoming a police state. While the Supremes fritter away debating the constitutionality of GPS tracking, and Congress golfs with the Fuhrer, the building of the Reich continues in the interest of “homeland security.”


17 posted on 01/23/2012 10:18:58 AM PST by peyton randolph (Mitt has more views on an issue than he has pairs of magic underpants)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton

That exemption from search would seem to make congressmen open to having some of their family held hostage and being controlled by terrorist.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 10:27:11 AM PST by dmet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton
The TSA says Sen. Rand Paul “was not detained at any point” but “triggered an alarm during routine airport screening and refused to complete the screening process in order to resolve the issue.”
“Passengers, as in this case, who refuse to comply with security procedures are denied access to the secure gate area,” the TSA adds. “He was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement.”

If a machine "has" an anomaly, it is an internal defect.
If it "found" an anomaly, it may be working properly, or also has a defect.

Clearly, TSA operators are the product of our government educational system, and not from the better end of the IQ curve. They seem unaware of the definition of "detained." Senator Paul was trying to get to his aircraft; he was prevented from doing so.

Stand by for further news.

19 posted on 01/23/2012 10:38:28 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: for-q-clinton
When an alarm occurs a yellow box indicates where on the body to look for the anomaly. An individual is then patted down.

"An individual is then patted down" and that is the problem! Why not just check the area where the "yellow box" indicated an anomaly? But no! They give you the full monty! Screw the TSA.

20 posted on 01/23/2012 10:39:44 AM PST by mc5cents
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-35 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson