Reason That I’m Taking a Road Trip Instead of an Air Trip

One of them anyway ... by baldilocks Well I guess I understand why the DHS is doing this, but ... Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program … Continue reading Reason That I’m Taking a Road Trip Instead of an Air Trip

Dot Gov Sites for Children: We Make Propaganda Fun!

Ever wonder how many .gov websites are geared toward children?  Lemme tell ya, there are quite a few.  Ben's Guide, brought to you by the Superintendent of Documents in the U.S. Government Printing Office, provides pretty comprehensive listings, by both subject and agency.  If you click over and give a scroll, you'll get an idea of … Continue reading Dot Gov Sites for Children: We Make Propaganda Fun!

The Little Congress and the TSA

Back in the days when Lyndon Johnson was a congressional aide rather than a congressman or senator he participated in a group known as the Little Congress. This was an association of congressional aides formed to promote public speaking but in 1933 recognizing the potential for publicity and power that the organization had Johnson arranged … Continue reading The Little Congress and the TSA

I’m likely alone on the right on this TSA issue

...but guys remember one we have a public limit in terms of what we can't do that is where our enemies are going to concentrate. Sitcom culture and Airplane Airplane 2 (Warning link NSFW) not withstanding may have sex on the mind 24/7 but let me tell you the TSA guys at the airport are … Continue reading I’m likely alone on the right on this TSA issue

The Secret Service for the common man

I remember going to the Sarah Palin Rally in NH during the presidential campaign with my son. One of the things that struck me was the secret service. They stood there calm and quiet watching everything and reacting. Very little if anything missed them and I was very impressed. When I was done I asked … Continue reading The Secret Service for the common man