Rand Paul Detained In Nashville For Refusing Full Body Pat Down

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The political news on this slowish Monday morning comes courtesy of the TSA and those who object to their policies, such as in this case Senator Rand Paul, son of Ron Paul, who has just been detained for refusing a full body pat down. This should teach Rand Paul to not accept Wall Street (and/or Warren Buffett) donations of free NetJets hours.

Source: Ron Paul twitter account

Bloomberg has some more:

  • Irregularities during screening must be resolved before passenger can proceed to secure area of airport, TSA says
  • Paul underwent screening by millimeter wave imaging technology; targeted pat down is procedure for resolving alarms from scan, TSA says
  • Paul tells AP he was “detained” in a small cubicle, missed his flight to Washington, situation reflects concern TSA shouldn’t be “spending so much time with people who wouldn’t attack us”

From Reuters:

Republican Senator Rand Paul, son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, was detained on Monday by security officials at an airport in Nashville, Tennessee, an aide said.


Press secretary Moira Bagley wrote in a Twitter message that the senator told her at 10 a.m. EST, that he was being "detained by TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in Nashville."


Ron Paul, a congressman and Republican presidential hopeful, tweeted that his son was being detained for refusing a full-body pat-down "after anomaly in body scanner."

Something tells us the TSA budget is about to be severely curtailed...

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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 11:52 | 2088738 Confused
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Seriously? What shit.



Mon, 01/23/2012 - 11:52 | 2088744 Fukushima Sam
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Let's go get the fuckers.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 11:55 | 2088753 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Fight the power!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 11:55 | 2088761 Pladizow
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 11:57 | 2088777 MillionDollarBonus_
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The SPLC has been warning about trouble makers like Rand Paul for a long time now. They were mocked and derided by the libertarian community at the time. Well, look who's laughing now.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:01 | 2088793 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I'm not.  Those fuckers that guard the groping stations are getting radiated to death.  No one, not even sheeple, deserves that.

Scientists Question TSA Scanners:


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:04 | 2088824 MillionDollarBonus_
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Well call me crazy, but I like feeling secure when I'm travelling by air. Do you seriously think we can just let any potential terrorist fly without proper security measures? LOL. Let me guess, you're another PURIST libertarian who doesn't want ANY pat downs or body scanning at airports. Sorry but the world is not black and white, it comes in SHADES OF GREY.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:05 | 2088844 Cocomaan
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There are plenty of successful models for airport security that don't involve groping and potentially harmful scanning devices. 9/11 wouldn't have been stopped by a porno scanner. It could have been stopped by locking the cockpit door, and by having passengers that are more aware and less like sheep.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:07 | 2088859 Comay Mierda
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the TSA detected a pocket USA Constitution in Senator Paul's pants. That is surely a terrorist weapon by their standards

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:08 | 2088872 Badabing
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Don’t know what the problem is with Rand, Barney Frank didn’t even make a peep about a full cavity search!

Oh, except for the Queef.


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:35 | 2089048 Oh regional Indian
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Maybe the anomaly they discovered was a Senator with BALLS?



Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:40 | 2089073 redpill
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He's a SENATOR, what do these stupid thugs think they are doing?

"The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place." 

--Article I, Section 6, US Constitution


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:51 | 2089138 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, the thugs are going to have some real enemies int he Senate now.

This article has been up about an hour and last I looked closing in on 300 replies.  Fastest ever?

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:55 | 2089150 JoeSexPack
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Signs point to yes.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 13:08 | 2089206 DoChenRollingBearing
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Rand Paul's detention is Rush's first topic of the day.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 13:32 | 2089315 Bananamerican
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"detained for refusing a full-body pat-down "after anomaly in body scanner."

Stupid Freaking Fascist Useless Motherfucking Tax Swilling Hogs


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:16 | 2089516 redpill
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Get your filthy hands off of our liberty advocate, fascist dogs!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 15:04 | 2089780 UGrev
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That was not nearly enough angst.. next time, with a little more enthusiasm please.. 

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 15:26 | 2089896 TruthInSunshine
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TSA Idiocracy Screener to Rand Paul:


"Now a question of ettiquitte, to let you pass, do I grope your crotch or ass?"

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 13:22 | 2089265 dark pools of soros
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that comment rate you posit seems very.... sustainable

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 15:04 | 2089783 UGrev
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Going long "Up Arrows".. :)

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:58 | 2089746 GeezerGeek
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The TSA is simply following Obama's lead. Why worry about what the Constitution says? It's a barbarous relic, not good for anything in the 21st century.


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 17:44 | 2090387 DionysusDevotee
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Not Bad, but you highlighted the wrong section.  In anticipation;

While its true that there is a legal difference between detention and arrest, (Arrest is for suspected criminals, detention is a law enforcemnt procedure for purposes of assisting an investigation (questioning, for example), the TSA still violated Article 1 Sec 6;

and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

IF Paul was questioned in any capacity by law enforcement, they violated Art1 Sec 6

Hate to pick a nit, but they are going to argue that detention is not arrest, and they will be right.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:42 | 2089097 Transformer
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You know, I'm with MDB on this one.  The father, Ron Paul, is a kindly looking gentelman, but Rand Paul looks kind of aggressive.  I'm not so sure about him.

Besides, the TSA, who protect us from terrorists, can't show favoritism.  We all have to bear up under their inspections.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2089139 X. Kurt OSis
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"Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:21 | 2089509 DanDaley
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Right!  How about, you aren't allowed on an airplane unless you ARE packing heat! Live free or die!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 15:22 | 2089870 ceilidh_trail
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How about we terminate the bastards who threaten us to begin with? What happened to "you are either with us or against us"? I am tired of these dumbshits treating me as a suspect just because I want to fly to Florida or New York. Anymore, flying sucks.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 13:28 | 2089293 benb
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It might make sense if the whole terrorist hoax wasn’t being run by the overthrown federal government. WTC 93’ was entirely created by the US gov. and run by a special unit with the FBI… It came out in court that the FBI directed the whole thing through their informant, former Egyptian Intelligence Officer and explosives expert, Amhad Salem. The FBI even supplied the explosives.

 And get this – the Bush family business partners, (Bin Laden) got a big chunk of the repair contract.

The Oklahoma City bombing was run by Clinton, elements of the FBI and ATF.

The Underwear Bomber was a drugged up patsy put on the plane by the CIA with no passport or boarding pass. It came out later the State Department was ordered to allow him to get aboard…National Security. Body Scanners were announced in this News/Lie Cycle.

9-11 is the biggest hoax in history.

There are about eight crime families responsible for this entire nightmare.


Turn off your TV, quit ingesting the medicated food and water, and use your head.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:08 | 2089477 Spastica Rex
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That's just crazy talk.


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:31 | 2091189 benb
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No, it's the truth. A good beginner's exposure for you might be to watch a history of false flag terror.  --- Terrorstorm-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrXgLhkv21Y  

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 03:30 | 2091580 Bringin It
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benb - I think Spastica is being sarcastic.  Note the +1.

Thanks for your efforts.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 13:30 | 2093026 benb
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Maybe you're right. The enemy is under every rock you know .(HEHEHEHE)

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:02 | 2091256 benb
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Richard N. Hass stated in essence in Club of Rome documents in the early 1990’s; republished two years ago in Council On Foreign Relations documents – paraphrased -We will use phony terrorism as one pincer to police and control the public and take their rights and the other pincer that we will grab them with is fake environmentalism; carbon taxes to regulate every facet of life.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:14 | 2089506 tmosley
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Which court was this that revealed the WTC'93 attack was FBI?  Where is this testimony?


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:12 | 2091285 benb
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Federal District Court of NY (IIRC)  -

The WTC 93 Bombing was a totally financed and run US Intel operation. Salem, the former Egyptian military officer and demolition expert, was an FBI informant. He was brought here by the US government for this purpose. When Salem was told by his FBI handler to use real explosives instead of inert ingredients as he understood the phony terror plot would go he began recording hours of telephone conversations with his FBI handler. They tried to frame him up at the trial but when he produced the recordings he was not only allowed to walk but was paid a million dollars by our criminal government to get lost. It all came out in the trial the there was never any corporate media coverage and most Americans  were too lazy to dig deeper and get themselves informed. Check it out.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 16:46 | 2090200 The Heart
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WAKE UP!!!!!!!




Mon, 01/23/2012 - 13:45 | 2089379 redpill
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+1 as I'm assuming this is satire.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:07 | 2089466 Randall Cabot
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I don't know about the eight crime families but he's on the right track. Here is the trailer for a new documentary about the Oklahoma City bombing:


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:12 | 2089494 Bartanist
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Do yo have any evidence that Homeland Security and the TSA are "protecting us from terrorism". I have seen no evidence that domestic terrorists exist (other than the USA government and related apendages) or for that matter that there is any REAL terrorist threat.

The purpose of the TSA is to CAUSE us to feel fear, insecurity and anger so that we do not question the slavers. You have obviously become a very good and fearful slave.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 15:23 | 2089876 buyingsterling
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How to handle the TSA:

Wear loose fitting sweat pants or shorts, with no underwear. Take a viagra before the flight. While in line, look at something on your Iphone that gives you are giant boner. Then try to maintain it through the patdown. If you can approach the patdown with an actual pants-tent, you won. Be sure to moan when fondled. Loudly.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:40 | 2089075 Ropingdown
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They say Barney was forcible pushed out of the TSA booth as he whined "you didn't look nearly deep enough."

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 14:08 | 2089474 Randall Cabot
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They couldn't pay me enough.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 15:41 | 2089950 Comay Mierda
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Bwaney Fwank

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:16 | 2088924 Cocomaan
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Heh, word.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:33 | 2089030 Buckaroo Banzai
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We deploy millions of dollars worth of scanners to catch terrorists... And yet we still don't know the identity of the "well-dressed gentleman" who escorted the shoe bomber around the metal detectors... Hmmm.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 17:46 | 2090393 Karl von Bahnhof
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Geez, given truly nature of 9/11 this is biggest looney theatre da mundo.
Hello, :) wake up gringos, this is beyond absurdistan.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 06:56 | 2091718 Tompooz
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Either that , or it was his anomalous brass balls.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:09 | 2088867 Dr. Richard Head
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You and your common sense. MDB don't want none of that.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 12:26 | 2088983 Manthong
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Geez, it's not like he was insider trading or anything.

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