Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spanish Inquisition: “Can I Have My Thumbscrews Back?”

This week’s Chutzpah of the Year Award goes to the FBI.

A motorist took his car in for an oil change, and the mechanic noticed a mysterious wire that was hooked to a magnetic device. Neither the mechanic nor the car owner knew what it was, so they detached it. The car owner — Yasir Afifi of Santa Clara, CA — took it home.

He did an online image search to try and find out what this contraption was. Two days later, FBI agents came to his house, demanding that “their” property be returned: the GPS tracking device that they’d planted on his car without his knowledge.

At least they didn’t make him pay rent on it, or charge him by the mile.

When teabaggers blather on and on about “Government Takeover!” and “the Nanny State,” this must be the kind of thing they’re talking about. Right???

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Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Now you know, if you ever find one on your vehicle, take it down to the local truck stop and attach it to the first rig to Mexico!

October 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF I just took a test given by Homeland Security that said that you needed a warrant to install a GPS. It's under the same rules as bugging!

I had no idea courts could disagree so much across the country.


October 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Well let me one up you with this story:

Imagine being the family of Salman Hamdani. The 23-year-old New York City police cadet was a part-time ambulance driver, incoming medical student, and devout Muslim. When he disappeared on September 11, law enforcement officials came to his family, seeking him for questioning in relation to the terrorist attacks. They allegedly believed he was somehow involved. His whereabouts were undetermined for over six months, until his remains were finally identified. He was found near the North Tower, with his EMT medical bag beside him, presumably doing everything he could to help those in need. His family could finally rest, knowing that he died the hero they always knew him to be.

Next time a teabagger give you guff about Muslims remind them of Salman.

October 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Look, protecting this country from homersexuls and other religions was what the founders meant when they set this whole thing up.

Says so right in the Constitution. And no, I did not read it, but a guy I know did once and he told me all about it.

October 18, 2010 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: Sounds like a plan.

Erik: I saw this story a few weeks ago, about federal judges ruling that it's legal to put a GPS device on someone's car. If a car is protected by a gate or fence, then the owner has "privacy" rights; otherwise the car is fair game. Go figure.

Demeur: I hadn't heard about that. It's definitely something to throw back at teabaggers and other racists.

MRM: Now that you mention it, yes, the Homosexual Agenda is far more dangerous to our country than some swarthy Ay-rab's "privacy" rights.

October 18, 2010 at 8:48 PM  

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