They really ARE monitoring what ordinary schmucks say

Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'. Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting. The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?'

Read the whole article here.

GR4U - Ok, this is for all those head-in-the-sand types who keep telling themselves that tyranny can't happen in America! If ordinary schmucks like these two clowns are being monitored, then can we finally accept that Big Brother has truly come to America? The technology is here, the Nanny Staters are firmly in charge, and that pesky Bill of Rights has been completely marginalized.

Where the hell is Capt John Parker when you really need him!

H/T to Joel for spotting this one


PolyKahr said...

You nailed it. They are "clowns," using slang to make themselves and their trip to the USA seem more than it is. And yes, we do have computer programs that monitor everything that someone says electronically. The other side of it is, however, that when TSA took a look at these people, they should have been able to make a human judgement. The fact that they couldn't says volumes as well.


John Venlet said...

They're listening, that's for certain. Guns of Brixton, anyone?