Big Brother has his eye on you — and soon, he may want your fingerprint to fly. A new airport security measure that’s been hailed as the “checkpoint of the future” ostensibly saves time and hassle for travelers by using cameras to identify license plates and retina or fingerprint scanners to ensure identity.
At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field, contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt.
The cameras, capable of tracking passengers from the parking garage to gates to the tarmac, are a key first step in creating what the airline industry would like to see at airports worldwide: a security apparatus that would scrutinize passengers more thoroughly, but less intrusively, and in faster fashion than now.
It’s part of what the International Air Transport Association, or IATA, which represents airlines globally, calls “the checkpoint of the future.”
The goal is for fliers to move almost non-stop through security from the curb to the gate, in contrast to repeated security stops and logjams at checkpoints.
After checking their luggage, passengers would identify themselves not with driver’s licenses and paper boarding passes, but by scanning fingerprints or irises to prove they have an electronic ticket.
Passengers would walk with their carry-ons through a screening tunnel, where they’d undergo electronic scrutiny ‚ÄĒ replacing what now happens at as many as three different stops as they’re scanned for metal objects, non-metallic items and explosives.
(I find this new security measure just too much of big brother and too damn creepy!)
Be ready for some great race card usage from the liberals, and of course, the obama campaign. Should be some interesting ads shown on television!
Michael Barone points out — contrary to the claims of some political thinkers — that demographic changes do not necessarily always work in the Democrats’ favor.¬† He points to compelling evidence that Republicans have basically locked up the white working-class vote, long a mainstay of the Democratic coalition.
It is any surprise, then, to learn that the¬†newest MSNBC/Politico attack against Romney is that he supposedly is only comfortable around “white folks”?
Obviously not. ¬†But when the charges of racism against Republicans are leveled, as they inevitably will be — when the desperate Obama campaign is trying to goose minority turnout — it will be worth remembering who played the race card first.
Damn, this is a new low for the obama campaign! Actually think about this, she wants you to be a damn gay! Or maybe she is hunting for dates for obama among the men folk?
For the first 10 years of our marriage, Barack and I lived in an apartment in my hometown of Chicago.
The winters there can be pretty harsh, but no matter how snowy or icy it got, Barack would head out into the cold ‚ÄĒ shovel in hand ‚ÄĒ to dig my car out before I went to work.
In all our years of marriage, he‚Äôs always looked out for me. Now, I see that same commitment every day to you and to this country.
The only way we‚Äôll win this election is if we can rely on one another like that, all the way to November 6th.
You should know that your recent donation means a lot to both of us.
Barack is working hard, but he can‚Äôt do this alone ‚ÄĒ he needs your help.
The head of a boycott effort aimed at radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh boasted in a conference call of his ties to Organizing for American (OFA), President Obama‚Äôs re-election campaign.
A recording of the conference¬†call was obtained by Brooks Bayne, who reports that ‚ÄúRandy Hahn‚ÄĚ is a Texas Democrat who joined Edelstein‚Äôs ‚ÄúStop Rush‚ÄĚ campaign as an ‚Äúinfiltrator.‚ÄĚ
Several Twitter users have identified Edelstein as using the @Shoq (‚ÄúShoq Value‚ÄĚ) Twitter account, which¬†attacked Professor William Jacobson in March, after Jacobson‚Äôs writings about the ‚ÄúStop Rush‚ÄĚ effort were cited by Limbaugh. Jacobson says the anti-Limbaugh boycott was coordinated with the controversial liberal group Media Matters for America (MMFA). Carusone¬†is MMFA‚Äôs Director of Online Strategy.
During the conference call with other ‚ÄúStop Rush‚ÄĚ activists, Edelstein says ‚Äúit‚Äôs making me crazy [that] Michelle Malkin is launching a new counterattack‚ÄĚ against his group‚Äôs boycott effort. Edelstein also expressed concern about Dana Loesch and James O‚ÄôKeefe, defended MSNBC contributor Krystal Ball, and worried that someone¬†had discovered ‚Äúone of my plant names that I use on the web to confuse the Right.‚ÄĚ
Coincidentally, there may be a connection between the ‚ÄúStop Rush‚ÄĚ boycott and Brett Kimberlin‚Äôs associate Neal Rauhauser.
None of us know her fundamental beliefs except that almost everything in Michelle‚Äôs Obama‚Äôs life prior to her taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was critical of just about everything American.
I have no hatred for Michelle Obama, only contempt and disgust. She and her husband are a unintended consequence of political correctness and a perfect example of what happens when the race card is allowed to trump common sense, tradition, and patriotism. She‚Äôs far more interested in self-gratification, shopping trips, extravagant vacations, a fawning press, and has cost the taxpayer untold millions
When asked by Brian Kilmeade from Fox News if he‚Äôd be willing to call of his hecklers. Romney‚Äôs reply: ‚ÄúI can assure you we don‚Äôt believe in unilateral disarmament.‚ÄĚ
So MSNBC hosts can hold pro-Obama political rallies and engage in Dem campaigning but Fox News can‚Äôt run an anti-Obama ad?
The White House made an ‚Äúangry phone call‚ÄĚ to Fox News about an¬†instantly infamous video¬†attacking President Obama on ‚ÄúFox and Friends‚ÄĚ last month, the New York Times¬†reported¬†on Thursday.
The show got in a boatload of trouble at the end of May when it aired the video, which used all of the grainy footage and foreboding music typical of opposition attack ads to hammer Obama‚Äôs record on the economy. After¬†much criticism, Fox News took down the video and said it had not been authorized at senior levels.
While the network is quick to classify ‚ÄúFox and Friends,‚ÄĚ which has an unapologetically conservative slant, as an ‚Äúentertainment‚ÄĚ program, the Times wrote on Thursday that the White House was not amused. Tensions between the two sides, which¬†neared¬†a¬†breaking point¬†during the early days of the Obama administration, have cooled down, but, according to the paper, White House spokesman Jay Carney had a stern conversation with Michael Clemente, a top executive at Fox News about the video. Carney said that ‚ÄúFox and Friends‚ÄĚ had gone much too far.
Out of touch, clueless, and just full of bullshit!
MSNBC political commentator Krystal Ball: ‚ÄúYou can‚Äôt even say it‚Äôs election-year politics because the Republicans have been pounding this thing for over a year now. And not just the Republicans in Congress, the entire right-wing media propaganda empire has really seized on this because President Obama, his administration, has been remarkably scandal free. Really.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúSo they‚Äôve been trying with Solyndra, with Fast and Furious to get something going and the irony here is because of when, when the thing is actually coming to a head it is distracting from what should really be their core message right now when economic numbers are slipping and people are feeling increasingly nervous about our prospects for jobs.‚ÄĚ
Again proof that obama and his friends and the liberals do not like America!
MSNBC is the best when it comes to smearing conservatives. Even if they (wait, they always do!) have to make stuff up!
Steve Kornacki, who will debut as a¬†new MSNBC host on Monday, appeared on¬†Hardball, Thursday, to smear conservative opposition to Eric Holder and Barack Obama as racist. Asked why some on the right oppose the attorney general, Kornacki derided the ‚Äúcaricature of Obama‚ÄĚ as a ‚Äúsecret black radical‚ÄĚ who is trying to ‚Äútake away rights or‚Ä¶money from, you know, from white people.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWell, first of all, you have sort of, you know, the caricature of Obama that sort of gets sold on the right a lot is that he‚Äôs this, sort of, secret black radical and he‚Äôs looking to, sort of, um, you know,¬†he‚Äôs looking to sort of, maybe, take away rights or take away, you know, take away this, sort of, you know, money from, you know, from white people and redistribute it and that sort of thing. So, you take, you know, prominent, you know, black lawyer and you put him in charge of the Obama Justice Department and I think that‚Äôs, you know, to people who sort of traffic in that sort of thing, you know, it really is kind of a lightening rod.‚ÄĚ