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2011-10-20 06:31:30 PM  
Your rightists point at "communism", while Soviet style fascism slowly boils them and all of you alive. Coming soon, the Freedom Komsomol.

Tune out, Turn in, Drag off.
 
2011-10-20 06:33:03 PM  

adjmcloon: From what I read they are just at weigh stations and are checking trucks, for now. I'm sure it will creep to all vehicles.


cannotsuggestaname: they are already "encouraging" all motorists to report anything "suspicious" on the roads.


There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
...
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Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

-Jefferson Airplane
 
2011-10-20 06:33:13 PM  

One Bad Apple: It was long ago settled that no, driving is not a right.


In New Mexico, it seems that driving is a right. Using public roads is not a right. There is nothing the state can do to prevent a person from driving his own vehicle on his own roads. Don't even need a license or registration.
 
2011-10-20 06:34:25 PM  
"Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide"

Jump in line other states, you are behind the times, unsafe and unsecured.

/i hate pointy headlines
/cannot travel a block in any direction from my home without being on CCTV.
 
2011-10-20 06:35:35 PM  

Eapoe6: phrawgh: how complicated is it

If you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about.

You are a coward and a fool. Leave my country.


lulz
 
2011-10-20 06:38:29 PM  

newton: "Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide"

Jump in line other states, you are behind the times, unsafe and unsecured.

/i hate pointy headlines
/cannot travel a block in any direction from my home without being on CCTV.


You on The Real World?
 
2011-10-20 06:41:53 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: simonbarfsinister: I am now officially ashamed to be a Tennessean. My state is quickly becoming the new Flori-duhhhh.

Between 'officials' fighting to literally steal your money roadside. (look up D.I.C.E. and 23rd Judicial Task Force)

Phil Valentine on the radio.

Private prisons.

This state used to be pretty nice. Looks like its about time to go.

Don't come here hick.


Let me know where you are. You sound tuff. Hick, not likely.
 
2011-10-20 06:44:30 PM  
"Trott pointed out it was an Oklahoma state trooper who stopped Timothy McVeigh for not having a license plate after the Oklahoma City bombing in the early 1990s."

That's great. You caught him after he killed hundreds of people and wanted to be caught.
That's a great way to justify wasting a ton more of our tax dollars,

There seems to be no way to stop the derp...
 
2011-10-20 06:45:41 PM  

scottydoesntknow: So Tennessee thinks it's important enough to be a target of a terrorist attack? What exactly would they target?



I'll play your silly game (new window).

That being said, go fark yourself Janet.
 
2011-10-20 06:51:44 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: simonbarfsinister: I am now officially ashamed to be a Tennessean. My state is quickly becoming the new Flori-duhhhh.

Between 'officials' fighting to literally steal your money roadside. (look up D.I.C.E. and 23rd Judicial Task Force)

Phil Valentine on the radio.

Private prisons.

This state used to be pretty nice. Looks like its about time to go.

Don't come here hick.


I owe you an apology for that last post. I just looked at your profile. You will never be bothered by me. Also you have my most sincere condolences for your current location. I only hope its not as stupor inducing as this one.
 
2011-10-20 06:53:21 PM  
The TSA doi this is suspiciuos and should be reported.

farking crazy.

Land of the paranoid.
 
2011-10-20 07:01:43 PM  

ha-ha-guy: rebelyell2006: ha-ha-guy: Oh and for all you budding fark lawyers out there, I'm sure all 50 states will be shocked to discover loading checking at a way station is unconstitutional. They've only been doing it for decades after all....

But in those cases they do the checking to make sure the vehicle is loaded and weighed properly so it won't mess up the highway or break a bridge, a concern that plagued early interstate trucking. Not to fight invisible terrorist leprechauns.

I'm not saying VIPR is worthwhile, smart or anything of that nature. I just associate VIPR with the government flushing more of my tax dollars.

My point is that things like truck weight stations (or mobile patrols that pull trucks over and check them) and drunk checkpoints have been a tool law enforcement for awhile. In the case of a drunk checkpoint it varies based on state court rulings. So the various GED in law farkers need to realize this isn't some new tool without precedent. The weight stations are legal, now we're just finding other ways (oogity, boogity terrorism) to use them.

If you really want to get mad, read Rehnquist's ruling on DUI checkpoints. He basically says "This infringes on the 4th, but it is for a good reason, so thus it is allowed". I really want to see someone force to the court to revisit this when we have some strict legal scholars on the bench.


Yeah, I have absolutely no faith at all in the SCOTUS anymore. Their ONE job is to defend the protections afforded by the constitution. Instead, supreme court justices are appointed as a reward for violating the constitutional protections in lower courts as suits the agenda of the president or the political party he is affiliated with. When I think of the vast numbers of people in prison for things that rightly should have been constitutionally protected, it makes me incredibly angry. The majority of the people in prison are from poor or minority backgrounds, and they're in prison for non-violent crimes. You can connect the dots to see how this voter disenfranchisement works. Theoretically, the system creates a culture of violation of the 14th amendment if you go by percentages.
 
2011-10-20 07:02:33 PM  
Wasn't it the function of the country sheriff to take care of things that some city cops can't.

I am confused on what interests the TSA represents other than bluring lines.
 
2011-10-20 07:13:43 PM  
This is bullshiat. Why don't they focus on catching criminals, instead of pretend boogeymen? Oh, yeah, there's not enough money in it. OMG! Turrists!! They're everywhere!!

How can they continue their illegal wars if Americans don't believe brown people are scary and out to kill us all?
 
2011-10-20 07:17:55 PM  

lewismarktwo: .[qupload.com image 250x701]..

number of arrests under the patriot act from 2006-2009
1618
122
15


Wait a minute. How much are we spending on 1755 arrests over a 3 year period?
 
2011-10-20 07:21:27 PM  
im sure the bad guys really give a shiat about tennessee
 
2011-10-20 07:32:17 PM  

brewswane: See someone you dont like?
Report them as 'suspicious'!!

Driving while black? Report'em!!

This is going to be fun!
You could flash mob the TSA with dozens of reports at once


Hmm, should be a boon to the disposable cell phone and time card industry.
 
2011-10-20 07:38:50 PM  

brewswane: See someone you dont like?
Report them as 'suspicious'!!

Driving while black? Report'em!!

This is going to be fun!
You could flash mob the TSA with dozens of reports at once


Agree... wait until anonymous gets a hold of this. I will LOL.

/On a different note, If a suspicious person demands to inspect a driver's vehicle here, they are going to find out why Tennesseans have carry permits.
 
2011-10-20 07:42:49 PM  

davidab:
We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

-Jefferson Airplane Stephen Stills


FTFY.

The version everyone knows was performed by Buffalo Springfield, of course, but it was written by Stephen Stills.
 
2011-10-20 07:44:18 PM  

Amos Quito: This is wonderful news!

I think that EVERYONE should call the (police/FBI/CIA/TSA/ATF etc) EVERY time they see ANYTHING that might have even the REMOTEST possibility of being "suspicious".

And don't stop with just ONE agency, call them all, just to be on the "safe" side.

What is "suspicious"? Well, that's up to YOU to decide, good citizen.

/If you fail to call, you're unAmerican
//Can't be too careful


In Iraq, the insurgents used to hide bombs under boxes, tire shreds, and dead animals. Therefore, all boxes, tire shreds, and dead animals on the side of US highways are potentially anti-tank explosives. As a citizen, it is your duty to report these hazards. Have fun :)
 
2011-10-20 07:47:17 PM  

PsiChi: This is bullshiat. Why don't they focus on catching criminals, instead of pretend boogeymen? Oh, yeah, there's not enough money in it. OMG! Turrists!! They're everywhere!!

How can they continue their illegal wars if Americans don't believe brown people are scary and out to kill us all?


Well they can't very well end our illegal wars in this job market, can they? It'll be the Bonus Riots all over again, except with soldiers who've spent a decade fighting asymmetrical warfare against guerrillas.
 
2011-10-20 07:47:19 PM  
TheShavingofOccam123,1. He said he would pull troops out of Iraq.
2. He said he move troops into Afghanistan.
2. He said he would end the multiple 15 month tours with little down time.
4. He said he would capture or kill Osama Bin Laden, whom Bush declared he wasn't interested in.
And LO AND BEHOLD the little monkey from Kenya actually did each and every one of those things. And the Republicans in Congressfought him every step of the way on every issue in Congress. Their leadership even forbade Congressional members from attending committee meetings on health care reform.
What a guy!!1! I think I love him!
Now go and troll. I just hope the hookers don't charge you extra, if you fark like you troll.


His foreign policy has been pretty stellar. Cutting through Pakistan to get to Bin Laden, seeming to get out of Iraq in a hurry. Knowing what to get involved in and not in the Arab Spring, and exactly how much. Lots of good stuff there.

He has disapointed on the domestic front. Not that Republicans have not been very helpful on budgetary matters.

On civil rights, he is very disapointing. He never gave up many of those powerful executive toys W loved to play with. Gitmo is still an unresolved problem. Federal powers still expand, the police state rages on without a peep from Obama. Marijuana is still being treated as a hard drug on the federal level.

Would McCain be any better, no. Just like with Clinton, I am proud of many things he did, but some things were still not in the average citizen's greater interest.

If Liberal continues to be a bad word, this is the best we will get.
 
2011-10-20 07:51:52 PM  

cc_rider: Perhaps this has something to do with that mosque they're trying to build in Murfreesboro.

But seriously, this sounds like it's more about looking for drugs and truckloads of Mexicans than about terrorism. I wonder whose brilliant idea this was?


It's more about the DHS trying to justify all the powers it has so it can ask for a bigger budget during the next appropriations season, though I won't be surprised if it does end up being used to randomly arrest illegals just going about their lives.
 
2011-10-20 08:00:49 PM  

Heron: cc_rider: Perhaps this has something to do with that mosque they're trying to build in Murfreesboro.

But seriously, this sounds like it's more about looking for drugs and truckloads of Mexicans than about terrorism. I wonder whose brilliant idea this was?

It's more about the DHS trying to justify all the powers it has so it can ask for a bigger budget during the next appropriations season, though I won't be surprised if it does end up being used to randomly arrest illegals just going about their lives.


Randomly? Hah!
 
2011-10-20 08:07:34 PM  

Oh how I love that mustachioed man!

 
2011-10-20 08:14:02 PM  
The TSA shouldn't be collecting garbage... the TSA should be hauled away AS garbage.

Trash
Shoved
Aside
 
2011-10-20 08:16:09 PM  
When's the last time a suicide bomber struck Tennessee?
 
2011-10-20 08:23:28 PM  
This thread looks suspicious to me.

I'm calling the TSA!
 
2011-10-20 08:28:35 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

In other news, Tennessee reveals the new state flag...
 
2011-10-20 08:44:33 PM  

ultraholland: Pocket Ninja: I wonder. Iiiiiii wooooonderrrrr.

Why?

Why, why, why, why, why she ran away.


Is this a passing of the torch?

/y'all rool!
 
2011-10-20 08:52:27 PM  

phrawgh: how complicated is it

If you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about.


That explains it! Notice how it's the government that appears to be the most worried, judging by its actions. Also, judging by its actions, it doesn't appear to be terrorists it's most worried about, but quelling an impending uprising. You've got all these people "occupying" various locales. Of course, they aren't carrying signs that say, "We came unarmed (this time.), but the implication is there. So soon after the Arab Spring, and the European uprising, those in power can't help but squirm in their seats, knowing that their tenuous grip on the status quo is slipping, and they're only one or two wrong moves away from another French Revolution. How many Kent State incidents before the Army deserts them?

Like Kennedy said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable." The rich, and their servants in government can almost feel the guillotine. And they will stop at no expense to avoid it.

Look at me. I sound like a revolutionary. But damn if that's not what they're bringing about.
 
2011-10-20 09:21:12 PM  

TheWizard: Congress could pass a law that said "We may search anyone crossing state lines" but that would be in violation of the Fourth and unconstitutional. However they would not be exceeding their jurisdiction, just their authority.

This is why I urge people to fight for strict interpretations of the Constitution. If something is unconstitutional but needs to be done, then we need to add it to the constitution and THEN do it.

Doing otherwise destroys the balance of powers and basically makes the whole thing pointless.


I just "favorited" you. You get it. You understand.
 
2011-10-20 09:22:58 PM  

HAMMERTOE: phrawgh: But damn if that's not what they're bringing about.


With the help of some volunteers.
 
2011-10-20 09:27:52 PM  

Rufus Lee King: "Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail!"

[blogs.knoxnews.com image 400x300]


You have to be older than I've figgered.

/Rufus, you're awesome!
 
2011-10-20 09:43:30 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Phoenix_M: Just wait until Sen. Obama is elected President, this kind of shiat will stop. He's also going to close Gimo and bring all the troops home from Bushes bullshiat wars.

Just wait till after he's elected. Congress will pass a war funding bill with amendments that forbid transferring prisoners onto US mainland and forbid building new facilities so Gitmo could be closed. I'm sure you were shocked that Fartbongo didn't veto the spending bill so the our military could fight two wars without any funding.

Additionally, some of the reasons Republicans like me voted for Obama are during the campaign:

1. He said he would pull troops out of Iraq.
2. He said he move troops into Afghanistan.
2. He said he would end the multiple 15 month tours with little down time.
4. He said he would capture or kill Osama Bin Laden, whom Bush declared he wasn't interested in.

And LO AND BEHOLD the little monkey from Kenya actually did each and every one of those things. And the Republicans in Congressfought him every step of the way on every issue in Congress. Their leadership even forbade Congressional members from attending committee meetings on health care reform.

What a guy!!1! I think I love him!

Now go and troll. I just hope the hookers don't charge you extra, if you fark like you troll.



At this point, I feel like I'm being repetitive. Nonetheless, I will go on record as saying I'm glad you called "bullshiat". If you think your posts looked good before, you oughta see them in blue (before, they only appeared in "standard green").
 
2011-10-20 09:44:39 PM  
If you want to do a bomb sniffing, fine. That's a real and present danger. Drugs aren't. I'm not saying random stops, but whatever on the former.

TSA is the crappiest organization ever...
 
2011-10-20 09:53:53 PM  

felixecho: Man, this country has gone down the shiatter. We saw this coming and people called us paranoid. It isn't paranoia when the bad thing happens. .



They're the paranoid ones. And it is progressing.

/no terrorists out there, they must be all around me. no wait, right next to me!
/or they faking it for other reasons
 
2011-10-20 10:02:31 PM  

girhen: If you want to do a bomb sniffing, fine. That's a real and present danger. Drugs aren't. I'm not saying random stops, but whatever on the former.

TSA is the crappiest organization ever...



We haven't had a genuine terrorist threat (aside from those manufactured-from-scratch by the FBI) on US soil since 2001, so I'd hardly call that a " real and present danger".

Though we do seem to be working our asses off overseas - continuing to do those things that seem to make other peoples hate us and want to hurt us.

So I'm not saying that it couldn't happen, just that the terr-rist threat isn't currently living up to the bogeyman image that the Powers that Be pretend that it is.

As an aside, have you ever noticed that the War on DrugsTM and the War on TerrorTM seem to affect the domestic population in similar ways? That both "wars" effectively require the citizens to abandon their rights and surrender their liberties in the name of "safety and security"?

Quite a coincidence, don't you think?
 
2011-10-20 10:05:41 PM  

Rich Cream: felixecho: Man, this country has gone down the shiatter. We saw this coming and people called us paranoid. It isn't paranoia when the bad thing happens. .


They're the paranoid ones. And it is progressing.

/no terrorists out there, they must be all around me. no wait, right next to me!
/or they faking it for other reasons


t1.gstatic.com
 
2011-10-20 10:35:12 PM  
Trott pointed out it was an Oklahoma state trooper who stopped Timothy McVeigh for not having a license plate after the Oklahoma City bombing in the early 1990s.

And this is relevant to stops without probable cause... why?

OH! OH! I know! It isn't.
 
2011-10-20 10:40:27 PM  

MythDragon: "Somebody sees something somewhere and we want them to be responsible citizens, report that and let us work it through our processes to abet the concern that they had when they saw something suspicious,"



[wmdeez.files.wordpress.com image 500x348]

Yeah, 911? I saw something serious I need to report. A terrorist? No, a black person driving a Lamborghini. Yeah, probably stolen. Probably stolen and filled with crack and Colt .45. You'll be right there? Thanks, please hurry before the driver rapes someone.


I'd ride her lambo. Hard.
 
2011-10-20 10:41:57 PM  

PrinceofFark: You aren't going anywhere, and neither are the rest of you


Says *YOUR* poor and ill-educated self.
 
2011-10-20 11:03:19 PM  

Amos Quito: We haven't had a genuine terrorist threat (aside from those manufactured-from-scratch by the FBI) on US soil since 2001, so I'd hardly call that a " real and present danger".

As an aside, have you ever noticed that the War on DrugsTM and the War on TerrorTM seem to affect the domestic population in similar ways? That both "wars" effectively require the citizens to abandon their rights and surrender their liberties in the name of "safety and security"?


Forcing everyone to submit to naked pictures or feelups (sorry, patdowns) is invasive, overreaching (waiting for the free prostate exams) and widespread. Making everyone go through a metal detector looking for serious threats isn't so much so.

Likewise, looking for ANY criminal activity (drugs and other small things) is overreaching for any population (lacking probable cause, anyway). Making a small population submit to a non-invasive sniff test for only the most dangerous of offenses (bombs) doesn't sound particularly offensive to me.
 
2011-10-20 11:07:04 PM  

MassAsster: #1. Government already patrols the roadways and makes traffic stops
[farm3.static.flickr.com image 500x333]
#2. Trucks are not subject to the same requirements for Prob cause as personal vehicles are - They can be stopped, searched and detained without any reason.

#3. TSA is not a certified law enforcement Agency - they are over paid security guards.


Dude, c'mon. You're trolling me in the other thread. Make up your mind. Who ARE you?
 
2011-10-20 11:08:57 PM  

One Bad Apple: Mavent: [www.architecture.uwaterloo.ca image 640x348]

Remember how brain-damaged Nazis Republicans kept telling us that "Flying isn't a Right", and "If you don't like the TSA, don't fly"? I wonder what their talking-point will be now. "Driving isn't a Right", and "If you don't like the TSA, don't leave your house"?

It was long ago settled that no, driving is not a right.


That's not how these things work.
 
2011-10-20 11:15:06 PM  

girhen: Amos Quito: We haven't had a genuine terrorist threat (aside from those manufactured-from-scratch by the FBI) on US soil since 2001, so I'd hardly call that a " real and present danger".

As an aside, have you ever noticed that the War on DrugsTM and the War on TerrorTM seem to affect the domestic population in similar ways? That both "wars" effectively require the citizens to abandon their rights and surrender their liberties in the name of "safety and security"?

Forcing everyone to submit to naked pictures or feelups (sorry, patdowns) is invasive, overreaching (waiting for the free prostate exams) and widespread. Making everyone go through a metal detector looking for serious threats isn't so much so.

Likewise, looking for ANY criminal activity (drugs and other small things) is overreaching for any population (lacking probable cause, anyway). Making a small population submit to a non-invasive sniff test for only the most dangerous of offenses (bombs) doesn't sound particularly offensive to me.



Your problem there, you see, is that the bombs get the camel's nose under the tent for the drugs, and the drugs get the camel's nose under the tenet for anything and everything else.

We've been riding this slippery slope for decades, and curiously, we're still going downhill.

Imagine that.
 
2011-10-20 11:35:26 PM  
Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide

i815.photobucket.com
 
2011-10-20 11:36:36 PM  

watson.t.hamster: Tennessee, How could you do this to me?
I've give you some of the best of my days.
Ain't no reason for me to stay.
Tennessee, You took the life out of me.

/I guess they have Oak Ridge but other than that . . . what are they worried about?


Graceland?
 
2011-10-20 11:46:42 PM  
Damn, and I was REALLY hoping someone would blow up Tennessee.
 
2011-10-21 12:02:34 AM  

barefoot: watson.t.hamster: Tennessee, How could you do this to me?
I've give you some of the best of my days.
Ain't no reason for me to stay.
Tennessee, You took the life out of me.

/I guess they have Oak Ridge but other than that . . . what are they worried about?

Graceland?



Dollywood, dude.

Dollywood.
 
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