Video: Proof That Terrorists Can Get Anything Past TSA’s Body Scanners

March 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm (Body Scanner, Department of Homeland Security, Explosives, Janet Napolitano, Jonathan Corbett, Metal Detector, Nude, Terrorist, TSA)

Well this is comforting…

Via, humorously, TSA Out of Our Pants:

This video is here to demonstrate that the TSA’s insistence that the nude body scanner program is effective and necessary is nothing but a fraud, just like their claims that the program is safe (radiation what?) and non-invasive (nude pictures who?). The scanners are now effectively worthless, as anyone can beat them with virtually no effort. The TSA has been provided this video in advance of it being made public to give them an opportunity to turn off the scanners and revert to the metal detectors. I personally believe they now have no choice but to turn them off.
Please share this video with your family, friends, and most importantly, elected officials in federal government. Make sure they understand that your vote is contingent on them fixing the abuse that 200,000 passengers face from the TSA on a daily basis.

The Daily Caller is reporting that Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, had no idea about the video.

On Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denied having any knowledge of Jonathan Corbett’s popular YouTube video titled “How to Get Anything through TSA Nude Body Scanners.”

“I don’t know about that,” Napolitano told The Daily Caller, “so I can’t speak to it.”

The video, released Monday, shows an easy method of concealing large metal objects from the controversial body scanners now in many U.S. airports. YouTube has placed an age restriction on the footage, which has already been seen by more than 216,000 people.

Perhaps if they weren’t scanning the internet for those diabolical Tea Party terrorists, they would have known about a video involving a security breach that has gone viral.

And here’s the video proof…

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Poll: Romney the Most Favorable Republican in NY, Still Far Behind Obama

March 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm (2012 Election, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, President Obama, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul)

And this is why, if you had to give this country an enema, the process would start right here in New York…

Politics on the Hudson:

A Siena Research Institute poll released today found that Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum in New York by 15 points, and Newt Gingrich trails Romney by 25 points. Ron Paul is 27 points behind. President Barack Obama holds leads of between 26 and 39 points over all GOP candidates, according to Siena. Romney is supported by 38 percent of Republicans, Santorum has the support of 23 percent, Gingrich has 13 percent and Paul has 11 percent.

“Each of the four Republican presidential contenders is viewed unfavorably by a majority of all New York voters. Even among just Republican voters, only Romney has a majority viewing him favorably, while Paul and Gingrich have more Republicans viewing them unfavorably than favorably,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement…

…Obama’s favorability rating is 61 percent to 36 percent, down from 64 percent to 34 percent in February, the poll said. Fifty-six percent of voters said they would re-elect Obama and 38 percent said they would prefer “someone else.” The split last month was 58 percent to 36 percent. The president’s favorability rating is 82 percent to 15 percent among Democrats and 54 percent to 43 percent among independents. The president has a negative rating of 26 percent to 71 percent among Republicans.

“The President enjoys solid support among New York voters, largely because there are twice as many Democrats in New York as there are Republicans. Obama continues to be viewed very differently by Democrats – who give the President an even stronger favorability rating than they give Governor Cuomo – and Republicans, who view him unfavorably by a nearly three-to-one margin,” Greenberg said.

Read the rest here…

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It’s Official – Chanting ‘USA!’ in the USA Now Considered Racist

March 7, 2012 at 11:38 am (Alamo Heights, Andrew Brewer, Basketball, Racist, SAISD, San Antonio, USA)

Also deemed racist – Mom, apple pie. 

What the hell kind of parallel universe are we living in when chanting ‘USA!’ becomes a racial epithet?

Via KSAT-San Antonio:

A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend.

When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison.

Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his team.

“Tremendously proud,” Brewer said. “Tremendously. It’s the best group of kids.”

But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans.

“USA, USA, USA,” they chanted.

San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones.

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Super Tuesday Recap: Romney Wins, Santorum, Gingrich, Do Enough to Stay Alive

March 7, 2012 at 8:26 am (2012 Election, Conservatives, GOP, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, President Obama, Republicans, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Super Tuesday)

The GOP selection process has been a long and drawn out affair, with some suggesting it is a disaster that could lead to a brokered convention.  The opposite is true, however.  Mitt Romney remains the clear front-runner, much to the chagrin of the conservative base.  But, if the lone goal of removing the most damaging Presidential term in the history of this country remains intact, then this is a good process.  If Romney earns the nomination, he will garner a large percentage of votes that will simply be cast against President Obama, and not for the candidate himself.  At the same time, his prolonged inability to capture the hearts of conservatives will actually be a positive factor for so-called independent voters – which will only earn him more votes in the general election.

Our preference in candidates goes in this order – Santorum, Gingrich, Romney.  (Paul is inconsequential and unelectable).

Unfortunately, that list gets reversed when considering which candidate has the best shot of beating Obama in a general.  Romney has the money, name recognition, presidential looks, and appeal to independents.  If he adds a hard conservative to the ticket (West, Rubio), he will be unbeatable.  Gingrich would wipe the floor with Obama in a debate, which could give him a puncher’s chance.  Santorum we’re afraid, has little shot against Obama.  (Paul still remains inconsequential and unelectable).

We maintain that Romney is the man to beat, and the only true way for it to become interesting again is for either Santorum or Gingrich to agree to drop their bid, support the other candidate, and stop peeling conservative votes away from each other.

AP reports:

Mitt Romney squeezed out a win in pivotal Ohio, captured five other states with ease and padded his delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination but was forced to share the Super Tuesday spotlight with a resurgent Rick Santorum.
“I’m going to get this nomination,” Romney told cheering supporters in Massachusetts,” pointing particularly to delegate support that was greater than the combined totals of his three rivals.
On the busiest night of the campaign, he scored a home-state win in Massachusetts to go with primary victories in Vermont and in Virginia — where neither Santorum nor Newt Gingrich was on the ballot. He added the Idaho and Alaska caucuses to his column.
Ohio was the big win, though, and the closest contest of all as the Republican rivals battled for the chance to face Democratic President Barack Obama in November.

Also, there’s this, via Michelle Malkin:

Today isn’t just about Republicans though. One example is Dennis Kucinich who is running against another Democrat in a primary in a redrawn Ohio district. The winner will face Joe the Plumber in November. (Update: Wrong ballots distributed in Toledo)

Kucinich lost.

Then of course, there’s this – The toll of the campaign trail has been rough on poor Newt Gingrich, who took a couple of power naps during a live satellite feed.

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