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TSA Channels Their Inner Nazi

By Wyatt Earp | July 6, 2010

And like Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warns there will be “No Internet for you!” Especially if one of the sites you want to surf contains “controversial opinion.”

Controversial opinion.” I think that is one of those federal government buzzwords, similar in nature to “typical white person,” “bitter gun clingers,” and “undocumented Democrats.”

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency’s computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a “controversial opinion,” according to an internal email obtained by CBS News.

The email does not specify how the TSA will determine if a website expresses a “controversial opinion.”

There is also no explanation as to why controversial opinions are being blocked, although the email stated that some of the restricted websites violate the Employee Responsibilities and Conduct policy.

Anyone want to to take a guess as to the kinds of sites that fall under this category? I’ll bet conservative blogs and sites that criticize the Obama administration are front row, center.

Look, most jobs block certain websites from their employees, but they are usually specifically defined. Gaming sites, pr0n sites, and chat rooms are usually tops on the list. Something as ambiguous as “controversial opinion” gives the TSA carte blanche to block sites on a whim.

I think that’s exactly what Napolitano wanted.

Topics: Snarkasm | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “TSA Channels Their Inner Nazi”

  1. Rick Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    It is going to get worse.i look for them to come after bloggers next.

  2. Ingineer66 Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Yep Liberals are all for freedom of speech right up until somebody disagrees with them, then it is Censorship time.

  3. C/A Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I’ll bet they can still get CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and NPR on their tv’s & radios though.

  4. C/A Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Fight the power!

  5. Raptor Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    So if SYLG goes down, we’ll know why.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go to the range and burn through some ammo to vent my anger… no, wait, can’t do that; I still live with my hoplophobic parents. Guess I’m gonna have to settle for putting my head through a wall.

  6. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Hey TSA:

    Clinging to My Religion
    Obama can’t sink that three point shot
    White Male
    Tea Partiers carrying signs
    MSNBC is Cartoon Network
    FOX Rocks again
    The Bible
    Home Schooling
    President Soetoro
    Glenn Beck
    Sean Hannity
    Sarah Palin


  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Rick – Of course they will. Anything to silent dissent, especially with an election approaching.

    Ingineer66 – That’s because their side doesn’t get censored.

    Captain – FOXNews, Drudge, The Wall Street Journal? Nooooope!

    Raptor – Make sure you don’t do it near a stud.

    Ferrell – Aah! I’m scared!!

  8. John A Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    So, no Coke vs Pepsi debates.

    And also banned is any violence, including cartoons. I guess that rules out YouTube copies of Bugs Bunny.

  9. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    So the TSA is banned from “controversial opinions”, yet the SEC is free to surf porn all day… go figure.

  10. Fenway_Nation Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    And the Minerals Management Services- don’t forget them!

    Altho’ the 0bama administration has decided to tackle the problem by renaming the MMS…..

    No- really!

  11. RT Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Welcome to the USSR.

  12. Dixie Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Welcome to the USSR.

    Don’t you mean U.S.S. of A., comrade?

  13. metoo Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    That’s one of the problems with a nanny state. Sooner or later they are going to censor something you care about. It’s just a matter of time. November can’t get here soon enough.

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 7th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    John A – And I was really looking forward to seeing Daffy Duck get his face blown off.

    Smite – Pr0n is a harmless pursuit, dontcha know?

    Fenway – I miss George W. Bush.

    RT – Sweet! Vodka for everyone!

    Dixie – Or Americ-istan.

    MeToo – The GOP better get its arse in gear and start sending out its message.

  15. Bob G. Says:
    July 9th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    We’re going to need some “codes” to say what needs to be said…how’s about we use a cipher based on all the BS catch-phrases and terminologies the Progressive Libs are tossing about.

    THAT should befuddle the bejeezus outta THEM…!
    It does have the novelty of never having been tried…yet.

    Besides, I don’t want to start spelling AMERICA with a “K”.
    (and neither do you)