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Bill to criminalize intrusive TSA pat-downs dies in Texas House

A bill that would have criminalized intrusive TSA pat-downs died today in the Texas House when members declined to take up a tougher Senate version, the Texas Tribune reports.

Each chamber had approved its own version of the bill during this special session, with the Senate's version viewed as tougher.

Some Democrats argued that the bill unfairly targeted the TSA, while some House Republicans said the stricter bill might not withstand a challenge from the Department of Justice.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011...



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Well ... so much for the RUFF and TUFF illusion of Texas...

Seems we were somewhat misled with the historic MACHO image protrayed in film and folk tales...

SHAME ON YOU !!!

Discover Costa Rica

It basically all started with

It basically all started with this meeting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzf6yNxWHGg&feature=feedwll&l...

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After a previous unanimous vote, this is a wimp-out to the max.

No backbone.

I don't live in Texas but why

I don't live in Texas but why don't those who do list the names/#'s of these men and women and vote the bums out of office?

RP: "My first name is Ron and my last name is Paul"

SP: "Wow, you have two first names. Nobody is going to elect 'Ricky Bobby' for President."

RP: "Do you care about anything important?"

SP:"One time I killed a moose and took a picture with it."

Hitch

The majority of Texans are brain dead robots. Why do you think Perry is serving his millionth term? It's not like we have not tried to vote these blokes out of office. Austin is full of obama liberals and the rest of Texas is full of neo-cons for the most part. This whole TSA battle actually came about because of a group of liberty activists in Austin called Texans for Accountable Government.

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I hear ya, I live near

I hear ya, I live near Detroit and have to pay taxes to Detroit even tho I don't get to vote on Detroit issues and I had to sit through the whole Kwame Kilpatrick mess that I don't think Det will ever recover from.

RP: "My first name is Ron and my last name is Paul"

SP: "Wow, you have two first names. Nobody is going to elect 'Ricky Bobby' for President."

RP: "Do you care about anything important?"

SP:"One time I killed a moose and took a picture with it."

Hey MMJ

I see you live in Denver! I am moving there in August...im pretty excited about that. Maybe you could shed some light on some areas where a poor 24 year old student could live that is on the cheaper side? Any cool neighborhoods/areas for younger people/students?

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Austin, Tx...One of the most

Austin, Tx...One of the most sought after places to live on the North American continent. Although, I am moving to Colorado. I'm tired of the heat.

T.

This cannot look good for

This cannot look good for Perry as a presidential candidate wannbe. Actually it doesn't look good for Perry as Governor of Texas.

All for show

it would seem if they were serious then a compromise could be made

Don't mess with Texas....

Yeah, Right.

LOL

Leges sine moribus vanae

Yep, just cross out the "don't"

everytime you see it, just cross it out and put it

XXX mess with Texas, the TSA doesn't it why not you

But yes, it is unfortunate

But yes, it is unfortunate that it has ended this way and yes, it is unfortunate that Texas is full of dirty swine politicians. Thankfully we have tons of die hard patriots that are devoting their lives to activism here.

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What a

Shame.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

Texas: 3rd world port-a-john flooded w/yellow-bellied cowardice!

Texas is a third-world port-a-john flooded with yellow-bellied cowardice! Or rather, I should say, their legislators drink from that port-o-john!

Cowards and swine...! I was counting on them doing the right thing.

But, no doubt that f***ing morph of George W./Rod Blagojevich, Rick Perry, had this killed at the insistence of his best buddy, the arch-paedophile pornographer Michael Chertoff.

Could be!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Yeah, I live in Texas. Quit insulting port-o-johns!

Too many self-proclaimed Americans routinely deliver themselves and their children to be fondled by authority figures. Indeed, we are living in sad times.

Hey man! Watch it! Texas is

Hey man! Watch it! Texas is not a f***ing third-world port-a-john. The politicians are indeed. But what other state is different? Atleast we have some guys in there that tried to do something about it and a lot of us activists worked our asses off during this fight. I don't see any other state trying to do this. So shove it!

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nice place to visit

but i wouldn't want to live there again.

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You couldn't

pay me to live in that 'right to work' my tukhus off for peanuts State.

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