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(Talking Points Memo)   TSA stormtrooper thugs arrest innocent birther patriot Joseph Farah for exercising God-given Second Amendment right to bring a loaded pistol through airport security. THANKS, OBAMA   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2014-06-25 10:51:23 AM  
Farah has published two columns on WND since Sunday. One, published Monday, was titled "ISIS Rising - What It Portends." The second, published Tuesday, was titled "Why I Will Never Be A Presbyterian, Again." Neither mentioned the TSA.

I wonder what the hell they did to piss him off.  I'm just not curious enough to click that link, though.  Rest assured, whatever it was I'm sure it was an OUTRAGE.
 
2014-06-25 11:06:29 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-25 11:11:14 AM  
This happens more often than you'd think. 900 guns intercepted by TSA so far this year.

Link

Link
 
2014-06-25 11:18:11 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: This happens more often than you'd think. 900 guns intercepted by TSA so far this year.

Link

Link


I don't it would label me as either a gun lover or hater if I were to say, WTeverlivingF?  Lack of awareness?  Nefarious plans?  Assorted dumbfarkery?  I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.
 
2014-06-25 11:24:17 AM  
I've forgotten how someone could responsibly carry and store their responsibly-owned firearms in such a responsible way that they responsibly leave them in whatever f*cking bag is lying around at home or in their car, so that this responsible person could completely innocently (but responsibly) bring that firearm through security at an airport.

Fortunately, I'm sure dittybopper will be kind and responsible enough to explain it to me how doing such things is responsible, model-citizen behavior and somehow bring "Markley's Law" into the discussion.
 
2014-06-25 11:47:52 AM  
First they came for idiots that tried to smuggle guns onto airplanes, and I did nothing.
 
2014-06-25 11:49:13 AM  

Diogenes: Dusk-You-n-Me: This happens more often than you'd think. 900 guns intercepted by TSA so far this year.

Link

Link

I don't it would label me as either a gun lover or hater if I were to say, WTeverlivingF?  Lack of awareness?  Nefarious plans?  Assorted dumbfarkery?  I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.


I suspect his argument is "I forgot it was in there." Which is a terrible argument to make, but lots of people keep trying to use it.
 
2014-06-25 11:49:24 AM  

factoryconnection: "Markley's Law"


Markie's Law!

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-25 11:50:08 AM  

Diogenes: I wonder what the hell they did to piss him off. I'm just not curious enough to click that link, though. Rest assured, whatever it was I'm sure it was an OUTRAGE.


Had a modicrum of tolerance for homosexuality.
 
2014-06-25 11:50:44 AM  

Diogenes: Dusk-You-n-Me: This happens more often than you'd think. 900 guns intercepted by TSA so far this year.

Link

Link

I don't it would label me as either a gun lover or hater if I were to say, WTeverlivingF?  Lack of awareness?  Nefarious plans?  Assorted dumbfarkery?  I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.



Because the gun culture being promoted by the NRA is trying to "normalize" routine gun carrying to the point where a lot of morons tend to forget that they are lugging around a lethal weapon designed to kill.
 
2014-06-25 11:51:32 AM  

born_yesterday: First they came for idiots that tried to smuggle guns onto airplanes, and I did nothing.


Then they came for the idiots that tried to repel the same law 50 times, and I did nothing.
 
2014-06-25 11:51:34 AM  
This is what happens when you start to believe your own bullsh*t
 
2014-06-25 11:52:26 AM  

Diogenes: Farah has published two columns on WND since Sunday. One, published Monday, was titled "ISIS Rising - What It Portends." The second, published Tuesday, was titled "Why I Will Never Be A Presbyterian, Again." Neither mentioned the TSA.

I wonder what the hell they did to piss him off.  I'm just not curious enough to click that link, though.  Rest assured, whatever it was I'm sure it was an OUTRAGE.


The Presbyterians voted to allow gay marriage in their church last week. Many panties, of course, were wadded among the culture warriors of the right. Including Mr. Farah's apparently.
 
2014-06-25 11:54:01 AM  
"Responsible" gun owner.
 
2014-06-25 11:54:40 AM  
Thanks Obama! Really
 
2014-06-25 11:54:43 AM  

ikanreed: Diogenes: I wonder what the hell they did to piss him off. I'm just not curious enough to click that link, though. Rest assured, whatever it was I'm sure it was an OUTRAGE.

Had a modicrum of tolerance for homosexuality.


Here Comes Everybody: Diogenes: Farah has published two columns on WND since Sunday. One, published Monday, was titled "ISIS Rising - What It Portends." The second, published Tuesday, was titled "Why I Will Never Be A Presbyterian, Again." Neither mentioned the TSA.

I wonder what the hell they did to piss him off.  I'm just not curious enough to click that link, though.  Rest assured, whatever it was I'm sure it was an OUTRAGE.

The Presbyterians voted to allow gay marriage in their church last week. Many panties, of course, were wadded among the culture warriors of the right. Including Mr. Farah's apparently.


I'm glad I didn't read it then.

In hindsight, I should have guessed it was something in that vein.
 
2014-06-25 11:54:58 AM  
That incident involved a broken suitcase zipper, rumpled clothing, and bad customer service, plus "systematic violations of Americans' constitutional rights." At the end of the column, Farah urged his readers to sign a petition to end "gate rape" and "virtual strip searches" at airports.

It's pretty clear he wanted to make it easier to carry out his hijack plans but became impatient.
 
2014-06-25 11:55:04 AM  
Another tiny-penised responsible gun owner persecuted by Obama, right?

How do these people manage to breathe?
 
2014-06-25 11:55:19 AM  

factoryconnection: I've forgotten how someone could responsibly carry and store their responsibly-owned firearms in such a responsible way that they responsibly leave them in whatever f*cking bag is lying around at home or in their car, so that this responsible person could completely innocently (but responsibly) bring that firearm through security at an airport.

Fortunately, I'm sure dittybopper will be kind and responsible enough to explain it to me how doing such things is responsible, model-citizen behavior and somehow bring "Markley's Law" into the discussion.


You brought up Markley's Law, which means you automatically lose the argument.
 
2014-06-25 11:55:30 AM  
His mustache will be charged as an accomplice, as soon as we can get to the bottom of the question of its national origins. It obviously does have the same origins as Mr Farah, as one can clearly notice the color differential between top-of-head and middle-of-butt sorry, -face (easy to get confused there).

I guess what I'm saying is, there's something about the darkness of that mustache that I simply don't trust. It doesn't look "American" to me.

// just asking questions
 
2014-06-25 11:55:38 AM  
"Don't worry, I know what I'm doing," says every (microdicked)GUN NUT, ever.
 
2014-06-25 11:55:55 AM  
it's a misdemeanor? jesus christ
 
2014-06-25 11:56:44 AM  

Diogenes: I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.


what you don't understand how it could simply slip your mind that you are carrying a deadly weapon on your person? a weapon that could literally kill multiple people in seconds?
 
2014-06-25 11:56:57 AM  

Dr Dreidel: It obviously does not have the same origins as Mr Farah,


FTFY

HTH

// namaste
 
2014-06-25 11:58:04 AM  

Jackson Herring: it's a misdemeanor? jesus christ


But crack a joke to a TSA agent and you're making terroristic threats.

Just one more of the curiously insane things about the TSA and its policies.
 
2014-06-25 11:58:21 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: That incident involved a broken suitcase zipper, rumpled clothing, and bad customer service, plus "systematic violations of Americans' constitutional rights." At the end of the column, Farah urged his readers to sign a petition to end "gate rape" and "virtual strip searches" at airports.

It's pretty clear he wanted to make it easier to carry out his hijack plans but became impatient.



Protip: Comparing the routine search of a suitcase to rape might be interpreted as a tad hyperbolic..
 
2014-06-25 11:58:34 AM  
barkley's law: shut up and jam or you lose the argument

QED labs
 
2014-06-25 11:59:44 AM  

Jackson Herring: Diogenes: I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.

what you don't understand how it could simply slip your mind that you are carrying a deadly weapon on your person? a weapon that could literally kill multiple people in seconds?


That's exactly it.

I don't even wear a watch when I'm going to the airport.  My watch, favorite ring, keys, and wallet all go in a ziplock in my carry-on before I go through screening.
 
2014-06-25 11:59:48 AM  

Diogenes: Farah has published two columns on WND since Sunday. One, published Monday, was titled "ISIS Rising - What It Portends." The second, published Tuesday, was titled "Why I Will Never Be A Presbyterian, Again." Neither mentioned the TSA.

I wonder what the hell they did to piss him off.



Make him have to fend off his closeted gay lover's questions as to when Farah will make him an honest man.

Seriously.
 
2014-06-25 11:59:49 AM  

mgshamster: factoryconnection: I've forgotten how someone could responsibly carry and store their responsibly-owned firearms in such a responsible way that they responsibly leave them in whatever f*cking bag is lying around at home or in their car, so that this responsible person could completely innocently (but responsibly) bring that firearm through security at an airport.

Fortunately, I'm sure dittybopper will be kind and responsible enough to explain it to me how doing such things is responsible, model-citizen behavior and somehow bring "Markley's Law" into the discussion.

You brought up Markley's Law, which means you automatically lose the argument.



Markely's law = a convenient way to counter an inconvenient truth raised by your opponent.
 
2014-06-25 11:59:52 AM  

Diogenes: Dusk-You-n-Me: This happens more often than you'd think. 900 guns intercepted by TSA so far this year.

Link

Link

I don't it would label me as either a gun lover or hater if I were to say, WTeverlivingF?  Lack of awareness?  Nefarious plans?  Assorted dumbfarkery?  I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.


No idea.  When I flew with a firearm (a shotgun that was given to me as a gift), I scoured the TSA website to make sure I was following procedure.

I had to sign a form saying it was unloaded.  It was in a locked, hard sided case.  I had to declare I was not traveling with ammunition.  I had to go to a special handling area so TSA could examine the firearm.  It was actually relatively simple considering some of the hoops you need to jump through, but I got a lot of dirty looks from passengers, mostly because I had to be escorted by the Delta ticketing agent down to the special baggage area, and she had to wait with me, and there was a rather long line for ticketing.

And then once I arrived at my final destination, it was just chilling in the oversized baggage area and there was a very worried Delta Airlines employee wondering what to do about it.
 
2014-06-25 12:00:01 PM  
Farah urged his readers to sign a petition to end "gate rape" and "virtual strip searches" at airports

So he wants to make it easy for terrorists to attack us?

Hmmm..."Farah"...sounds Middle Eastern
 
2014-06-25 12:00:03 PM  

Jackson Herring: Diogenes: I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.

what you don't understand how it could simply slip your mind that you are carrying a deadly weapon on your person? a weapon that could literally kill multiple people in seconds?


I like that they feel they need these weapons that they can't even remember that they have for protection.

One wonders how many brave patriots could have heroically stopped massacres by other brave patriots if only they remembered they were carrying a gun.
 
2014-06-25 12:00:14 PM  
Didn't Georgia just pass a law that made it ok to get caught at the airport with a gun. Just take it home no questions asked?
 
2014-06-25 12:00:41 PM  
"gate rape"


What is it with these guys and rape?
 
2014-06-25 12:01:05 PM  
Good news! You are not going to be "virtually" strip searched.

Bad news.... We will just let Gapping Larry show you the bad news.
 
2014-06-25 12:01:14 PM  
"and is facing a class 1 misdemeanor charge"

If he'd been brown, it would have been Super Patriot Ultra Felonious Conspiracy to Destroy Murica and he'd be naked in a cage on a plane heading to an undisclosed location.

But here in 0Bummer's America, we persecute Patriot Conservatives with reckless abandon.  He probably didn't even get a courtesy limo back home after they ticketed him.  And they will still expect him to pay into the IRS Slave Reparations and Terrorist Support Program!
 
2014-06-25 12:01:54 PM  

Serious Black: Diogenes: Dusk-You-n-Me: This happens more often than you'd think. 900 guns intercepted by TSA so far this year.

Link

Link

I don't it would label me as either a gun lover or hater if I were to say, WTeverlivingF?  Lack of awareness?  Nefarious plans?  Assorted dumbfarkery?  I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.

I suspect his argument is "I forgot it was in there." Which is a terrible argument to make, but lots of people keep trying to use it.


Responsible gun owners.
 
2014-06-25 12:02:20 PM  

Jackson Herring: it's a misdemeanor? jesus christ


You forget: he's white.

Although I wonder what would happen if this happened again. If there's a recorded history of him trying to get a gun on a plane, does he get on a no-fly list or some serious charge? Serious question.
 
2014-06-25 12:02:37 PM  

Chummer45: mgshamster: factoryconnection: I've forgotten how someone could responsibly carry and store their responsibly-owned firearms in such a responsible way that they responsibly leave them in whatever f*cking bag is lying around at home or in their car, so that this responsible person could completely innocently (but responsibly) bring that firearm through security at an airport.

Fortunately, I'm sure dittybopper will be kind and responsible enough to explain it to me how doing such things is responsible, model-citizen behavior and somehow bring "Markley's Law" into the discussion.

You brought up Markley's Law, which means you automatically lose the argument.


Markely's law = a convenient way to counter an inconvenient truth raised by your opponent.


Markley's Law - only sincerely brought up by people who are insecure with the their genitals and overcompensate for it with firearms.
 
2014-06-25 12:02:56 PM  

meat0918: No idea.  When I flew with a firearm (a shotgun that was given to me as a gift), I scoured the TSA website to make sure I was following procedure.


Yep, flying with a firearm is not a big issue, so long as you follow procedure and declare it as soon as you get inside the terminal.

Protip: checking in a firearm will automatically get you to the front of the check-in line.  Handy tool when running late.
 
2014-06-25 12:03:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Farah urged his readers to sign a petition to end "gate rape" and "virtual strip searches" at airports

So he wants to make it easy for terrorists to attack us?

Hmmm..."Farah"...sounds Middle Eastern


It takes a good guy with a bomb to stop a bad guy with a bomb.
 
2014-06-25 12:03:16 PM  

Jackson Herring: Diogenes: I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.

what you don't understand how it could simply slip your mind that you are carrying a deadly weapon on your person? a weapon that could literally kill multiple people in seconds?


It didn't slip his mind. It's pretty clear he's after a Second Amendment exclusion to TSA policies.
 
2014-06-25 12:03:32 PM  

HeadLever: Protip: checking in a firearm will automatically get you to the front of the check-in line. Handy tool when running late.


Is that true? Why?
 
2014-06-25 12:03:57 PM  

meat0918: Diogenes: Dusk-You-n-Me: This happens more often than you'd think. 900 guns intercepted by TSA so far this year.

Link

Link

I don't it would label me as either a gun lover or hater if I were to say, WTeverlivingF?  Lack of awareness?  Nefarious plans?  Assorted dumbfarkery?  I simply don't understand why people do this and why it's so common.

No idea.  When I flew with a firearm (a shotgun that was given to me as a gift), I scoured the TSA website to make sure I was following procedure.

I had to sign a form saying it was unloaded.  It was in a locked, hard sided case.  I had to declare I was not traveling with ammunition.  I had to go to a special handling area so TSA could examine the firearm.  It was actually relatively simple considering some of the hoops you need to jump through, but I got a lot of dirty looks from passengers, mostly because I had to be escorted by the Delta ticketing agent down to the special baggage area, and she had to wait with me, and there was a rather long line for ticketing.

And then once I arrived at my final destination, it was just chilling in the oversized baggage area and there was a very worried Delta Airlines employee wondering what to do about it.


I hear ya.  Many years before 9/11, when I was a teenager, I went to hunt mule deer in Utah and had to follow a similar process.
 
2014-06-25 12:04:05 PM  
There was credible evidence he wanted to hijack the plane back to 1952, or was it 1852.
 
2014-06-25 12:04:09 PM  

Diogenes: Farah has published two columns on WND since Sunday. One, published Monday, was titled "ISIS Rising - What It Portends." The second, published Tuesday, was titled "Why I Will Never Be A Presbyterian, Again." Neither mentioned the TSA.

I wonder what the hell they did to piss him off. I'm just not curious enough to click that link, though.  Rest assured, whatever it was I'm sure it was an OUTRAGE.


The Presbyterian Church made same-sex marriage OK in terms of their religious doctrine.  That happened pretty recently.
 
2014-06-25 12:04:20 PM  

Diogenes: Jackson Herring: it's a misdemeanor? jesus christ

But crack a joke to a TSA agent and you're making terroristic threats.

Just one more of the curiously insane things about the TSA and its policies.


Bomb, bomb, bomb. Bomb, bom-bomb, bomb, bomb!

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-25 12:05:13 PM  
True story:  When I went through SFO last Friday, the Barney Fife in the Kabuki Theater blue outfit kept shouting at us to take water bottles out of our bags.  "YOU CANNOT BRING WATER THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT.  CHECK YOUR BAGS FOR WATER BOTTLES.  IF WE FIND A WATER BOTTLE IN YOUR BAG, YOU AND YOUR PARTY WILL BE DELAYED FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES FOR A THOROUGH PAT-DOWN. THAT'S THE WAY IT IS NOW."  This was repeated, oh, 20 or 30 times while I stood in line.

So.  Bring a loaded gun and it's a class 1 misdemeanor.  Bring a bottle of water and they'll give you a 20-minute "thorough pat-down."

Keep America Safe.
 
2014-06-25 12:05:31 PM  

HeadLever: meat0918: No idea.  When I flew with a firearm (a shotgun that was given to me as a gift), I scoured the TSA website to make sure I was following procedure.

Yep, flying with a firearm is not a big issue, so long as you follow procedure and declare it as soon as you get inside the terminal.

Protip: checking in a firearm will automatically get you to the front of the check-in line.  Handy tool when running late.


I'm pretty sure the rules are different for loaded firearms.
 
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