This is pretty wild folks, or maybe it's just normal these days but it struck me as wild. Or maybe wrong is the word I'm looking for.
Should we be surprised that a guy named Steve Bierfeldt who tried to board a commercial airline flight in St. Louis Missouri March 29th was detained by the TSA (the ones who make us take our shoes off) for having approximately $4700 in cash?
I suppose not. No I'm not surprised one bit. The cool thing about this though is that the dude Steve had an iPhone. When he was taken into a closed backroom at Lambert International in St. Louis to be "questioned" he managed to hit the record button on the phone and got every bit of this quaint little interview.
Sorry for using a FOX news vid but it's all I could find. The segment is hosted by a guy named Napalitano who seems to actually be on our side (what's he doing on FOX? good question).
The one and only problem they had with this guy who is 25, clean cut and employed by Ron Pauls campaign for liberty was that he had CASH. And what REALLY torqued their wingnuts was that when they asked him what he was doing with that much cash money (it was from book and t- shirt sales at a campaign for liberty event) he asked in return if he was required by law to answer that question....
"I do not believe I should give up my constitutional rights each time I choose to travel by plane. I was doing nothing illegal or suspicious, yet I was treated like a potential criminal and harassed for no reason. Most Americans would be surprised to learn that TSA considers simply carrying cash to be a basis for detention and questioning. I hope the court makes clear that my detention by TSA agents was unconstitutional and stops TSA from engaging in these unlawful searches and arrests. I do not want another innocent American to have to endure what I went through."
(Above quote by Steve Bierfeldt today... taken from the article provided in the above link)
Other issues for today... Is corn on the cob REALLY digestible?
Did Hillary Clinton REALLY order the burning of the compound of the Koreschites at Waco Texas in 93 like that Ayatullah supreme leader dude in Iran said today?
One last thing. Happy Fathers day to every one. I've enjoyed reading many of your tributes and related posts. I did a rather long thing about our Dad a while back and if you want to look it up feel free. It was in two parts and as I remember the second one (which comes directly after the first) is titled "the shrew cunts from hell emerge"... curious as to why? GO LOOK)
Have a great Friday night and weekend everyone.....