Will TSSA parody become illegal?


The other day I was perusing Ye Olde Journalist (a fine blog to which I am a contributor) and came across this item. It seems that the tools from TSSA (two S’s, because you can’t spell Schutzstaffel without the second S) take umbrage with the near constant abuse they have to endure at the hands of those they serve grope. H.R. 3011 would criminalize ANY unauthorized use of the TSSA name, logos, and such. It makes no distinction between use of said items in an attempt to falsely pass as a TSSA agent and the use of said items for parody purposes, such as the pictures contained in this post (click on image to display full size).

It seems to me that the TSSA is being rather thin-skinned and petty.This is, of course, exactly the kind of reaction one would expect from a federal agency with TSSA’s reputation.

If the TSSA wishes to make use of its names and logos illegal, then by all means we have to get as much out there as we can before it becomes a crime.

The following soon-to-be-illegal uses of the TSSA name are courtesy of about.com.

“Have you heard the TSA’s new slogan? ‘We handle more junk than eBay.'” -Jay Leno

“TSA says they are going to crack down on the invasive pat-downs. In fact, one agent was transferred to another parish.” –David Letterman

“This year marks the first Thanksgiving in which travelers will get molested before they get to their uncle’s house.” -Seth Meyers

“Now, to make it worse, the airlines are charging a $15 molestation fee.” –Jay Leno

“I get more action going through airline security than I did all through high school.” –Jimmy Kimmel

Okay, you get the picture. No need to belabor the issue any further.

There is no excuse for the excesses of TSSA. Having only recently returned from a trip via flying bus to Arizona to see my parents and brother, I can tell you that being herded about like cattle, stripped of your dignity, and either junk scanned or gate raped by a civil servant, is NOT what our founding fathers had in mind. The next time some tool tries to tell you that the terrorists hate us for our freedoms, take them to the airport and show them what totalitarianism looks like.

Just don’t abuse the TSSA name or logo while you’re at it.

Today Is September 11, 2008. I Will Never Forget, Nor Will I Forgive.


While many people died in the atrocities in 2001, we tend to remember most the Twin Towers falling.

Many of us watched it happening in real time, even myself here in Melbournistan, Australia.

Seven years after the event, the enormity of it is something that never leaves; perhaps that really was the end of history as we know it, rather than the year 2000.

For someone with the gift of the gab, this is one that renders me nearly speechless, and so I will just leave you with a comment of the frollicking mole’s from Tim Blair’s old blog:

I saw people jumping and never considered it suicide. It was a choice between the auto-de-fe of the islamists or the quick death of their own making.
They made a CHOICE not to die by burning, I only hope they closed their eyes and thought back to when they were 5 and could fly….

In the interests of tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism, and for those who think that America (we) deserved 9/11:

I hope you fucking rot in hell.

God bless America and her martyrs.

(crossposted at RightWingDeathBogan)

UPDATE (Beef): Memories of that morning posted here.

Man dressed as a woman accused of crashing into shop


COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Police say a man dressed as a woman repeatedly crashed his car into a suburban Detroit lingerie store that had refused to hire him earlier this year.

Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe said Jeremy McIntosh, 27, was arrested Saturday night outside the Intimate Ideas store in Commerce Township, 25 miles northwest of Detroit. Damage to the store was estimated at $3,000.

McCabe said McIntosh was wearing “facial makeup, lipstick, blue Capri pants, red ‘flip-flops,’ a flowery blouse and a matching flowery women’s bra.” McIntosh told deputies he is homeless and wanted to go to jail because he had nowhere else to go.

McIntosh remained jailed after his Monday arraignment on charges including malicious destruction of property

You BITCH!

Breitbart/AP

Two Things Of Note


A 51-year-old man has been caught in Southern Thailand with 60 condoms full of hashish in his stomach, and was caught because three of them burst. If Thailand has the death penalty, don’t be surprised if Kev weighs in and tries to help out.

also:

Queensland mining town Mt Isa is looking like it could be for some very rough action with lead poisoning having been detected in the town’s children. One of the mothers is taking legal action, with the assistance of the firm of ambulance-chasers Slater & Gordon, the firm of which Julia Gillard used to be a partner. The licenses for the mines were awarded to the companies by the government of Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson, which will become a matter of much import if there’s much more action on this.

This is just crazy-wrong. (updated)


60 Minutes feature tonight: “Forbidden Love.” As the promo reads, “A brother and sister – a father and daughter. Now they’re about to reveal their deepest secret, one they’ve always tried to hide.”

Bloody incest on free-to-air TV during the 7:30-8:30 timeslot, not condemned for the sick, sick thing it is but almost shown as just another “lifestyle choice.”

“Aw, c’mon. Don’t go all moral and righteous on them.” In this age of do-it-yourself, make-it-up-as-you-go-along morality, that’s the message I felt was being pushed. I don’t know how many times phrases like, “People shouldn’t be judgmental, we’re consenting adults and we’re not hurting anyone” came out.

Money quote from the father/grandfather: “I knew it was illegal, of course I knew it was illegal but you know, so what. Then he gives a creepy chuckle.

And yes, the Australian couple have a biological child together, as well as two children from previous partner/s, dutifully smiling for the camera and telling Australia that there is nothing wrong with their Mom sleeping with her Dad – or is that, their Grandpa. Full names and location were given. Gee, school tomorrow should be a real blast for them.

The 60 Minutes transcript will be up here (it’s not up yet just been posted), and here is the story on it from from news.com. Read it and weep – for the poor children involved if for no other reason.

UPDATE: Actually, there was something 60 Minutes wasn’t telling us in their eagerness to portray this couple in the best possible light:

A FATHER and daughter who have revealed they are couple and have a child together had another baby who died a few days after birth from a congenital abnormality, court documents show.


Why didn’t 60 Minutes tell us about that death
?

PETER OVERTON: …. But then they would break the greatest taboo of all – Jenny fell pregnant with their baby. 9-month-old Celeste seems blissfully happy and perfectly healthy. Despite the odds. Children born to close-relative couplings are six times more likely to die at birth, did you consider that?
JOHN DEAVES: The way I look at it, it’s just like if I was married to Jennifer and she was not my biological daughter and we had a child. It’s exactly the same thing. The child is not deformed. It had no mental difficulties. Quite normal, healthy child.

UPDATE #2: More that 60 Minutes didn’t tell us:

An ex-wife of the South Australian man who had a baby with his daughter has rubbished claims the pair had almost no contact for 30 years. Dorothy Deaves told ninemsn John and Jenny Deaves, who have now had two babies together, lived under the same roof when Jenny was a 15-year-old girl.

And there’s this:

Mr Deaves — who was once jailed for armed robbery…

Andrew Bolt asks: Was 60 Minutes just being slack in not checking this story further, or just irresponsible in withholding all the facts?

UPDATE #3: Yes, they were paid for the interview. (The Australian)

NZ man claims ‘rape by Aussie wombat’


Via Yahoo7

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A New Zealand man has been sentenced to 75 hours’ community service for telling police he was being raped by a wombat.

In a later call to police, Cradock retracted the wombat rape complaint, but said the incident had left him with an Australian accent.

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Don’t ask, Angus, don’t ask.

South Australia Collecting Taxes From England


Australia clearly doesn’t tax us poor residents enough if they’ve started to tax English folks.

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