Texas Lawmakers Decide Not To Make TSA Gropings Illegal

from the oh-well dept

Given a second chance to pass an anti-TSA groping bill in Texas, it appears that Texas state elected officials chickened out again. While the State Senate had watered down the bill so that it allowed the TSA to continue to do the "enhanced patdowns" if they had a "reasonable suspicion" (rather than the "probable cause" standard in the original bill), the House failed to vote on the newly revised bill by the end of the session yesterday, which apparently means that the bill can't be introduced again this year.


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    Jay (profile), Jun 30th, 2011 @ 7:18pm

    Another thought song...

    Oh where, oh where, has our dignity gone...
    Oh where, oh where can it be?

    Our safety's cut short, and the gropings are wrong.
    Oh where is the sanity, please?

    Oh where, oh where have the cowboys gone...
    Oh where, oh where can they be?
    They tucked tail and ran when given their chance...


    ...


    So Beretta fights for my liberty.

    Fin

     

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    Liz, Jun 30th, 2011 @ 8:05pm

    Re: Another thought song...

    Going for the 2nd Amendment Option, eh?

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Jun 30th, 2011 @ 8:52pm

    Re: Re: Another thought song...

    Actually he is going for his Fourth Amendment rights using his second amendment rights. ;)

     

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    TWiT, Jun 30th, 2011 @ 9:27pm

    I say grope back. They'll stop.

    ::: MICR ink painted on underwear that says, "GROPE YOU!" :::

     

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    Pixelation, Jun 30th, 2011 @ 9:42pm

    You had a chance

    Texas apparently is as small as all of the other states. You had a chance.

     

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    Chris in Utah (profile), Jul 1st, 2011 @ 3:16am

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    Only fair and now its legal in the airports. Civil disobedience with a bonus. Yaaaaay!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 1st, 2011 @ 3:54am

    So it is okay to mess with Texas.

     

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    jimbo, Jul 1st, 2011 @ 4:05am

    surprise, surprise! cant imagine where the pressure came from !

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 1st, 2011 @ 7:13am

    Texas Lawmakers Decide Not TRY To Make TSA Gropings Illegal

    FTFY

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 1st, 2011 @ 1:36pm

    NEW TEXAS SLOGAN

    Go ahead, mess with Texas. We love it. YEEE-HAW!

     

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    gorehound (profile), Jul 2nd, 2011 @ 6:44am

    texas lawmakers like to grope old ladies and childrne so they had to shut down this bill.
    it would've ruined the fun they are having

     

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