The Transportation Security Agency's latest plans to abuse passengers have attracted a lot of attention. People aren't pleased at having to choose between body-imaging that shows all their naughty bits or a pat-down that that feels an awful lot like a sexual assault. Maybe this time the outrage will lead to action, and someone will put a stop to this insulting behavior. Or … [Read more...] about Waiting For the TSA to Metastasize
Sailing the Waters Of Civil Forfeiture
I've been writing about the un-American and totalitarian horror of civil forfeiture laws for a while, and I've been following the issue on and off for two decades, so the latest bit of outrage to make the rounds isn't really a surprise: On Monday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the U.S. Attorney's Office filed a joint complaint in the Eastern … [Read more...] about Sailing the Waters Of Civil Forfeiture
Do You Like Touching Children?
Attention, pedophiles! Do you like touching children? Well, if you haven't been arrested yet, you've probably already applied for this job: God, I hate this kind of crap. … [Read more...] about Do You Like Touching Children?
Bush Was Confused About Job Description
After reading some of the comments from GW's recent NBC interview, I understand better the unconstitutional responses to 9/11 America is still suffering under. When questioned about the use of torture Bush's response was:"I will tell you this: using those techniques saved lives. My job was to protect America. And I did."We really need to make it more clear when we hire a … [Read more...] about Bush Was Confused About Job Description
Tanya Treadway – Enemy of the First Amendment
Can somebody explain to me what the hell is going on in Jacob Sullum's latest post at Reason's Hit&Run blog? Here's the background: Last week Kansas physician Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, who worked as a nurse in his practice, were sentenced to 30 and 33 years, respectively, for painkiller prescriptions the Drug Enforcement Administration considered … [Read more...] about Tanya Treadway – Enemy of the First Amendment