Search and Couture

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Via BoingBoing comes a line of Fourth Amendment gear perfect for New Yorkers heading into the subway under new search rules. For the civil libertarians, there's a hep yellow messenger bag with the text of the Fourth Amendment and "I do not consent to this search!" appended in red. For those of you who get goosebumps from the snap of a latex glove, on the other hand, there's a charming thong informing your favorite authority figure that you do consent to a search.

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  1. Not doubt whipped up by those secret designers!

  2. To see a girl wearing a 4th Amendment thong.. that is so hot for many different reasons..

  3. Wear that thong with a Dykes-on-bikes T-shirt to the airport and watch the TSA gals go into a groping frenzy. The Texas legislature would react by passing a law prohibiting cameras in the security area. California would pass a groping tax. Good government never sleeps.

  4. How did Americans have intelligent political discourse before they had the ability to custom print slogans on their underwear?

  5. Mr Nice Guy,

    what about on a 13-year old girl?

  6. jc:

    As long as she gets married at 14.

  7. Anyone see this news bit? From the Chicago Tribune, “FBI wants more subpoena power”

    Money quote from the article:

    “(Director) Mueller said he objects to any oversight of an FBI subpoena outside of the bureau.”

    Say goodnight kids. The curtain is falling on freedom in America.

  8. Is it OK to call them facists yet? Or do I still have to pretend I don’t notice?

  9. “The curtain is falling on freedom in America.”

    I’m sorry to say, that’s old news, my friend.

  10. oh my. This as well:

    Florence Cohen, 85, of New York, said in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that the game’s manufacturer, Rockstar Games, and its parent company, New York-based Take Two Interactive Software Inc., engaged in false, misleading and deceptive practices.

    She sought unspecified damages on behalf of herself and all consumers nationwide, saying the company should give up its profits from the game for what amounted to false advertising, consumer deception and unfair business practices.

    Oh no! I’m just a poor old lady, I can’t tell that a game that has a large man in a wifebeater, a girl in a bikini, and a sytlized gun (which is named GRAND THEFT FUCKING AUTO!!!) might have violence. God, I thought those Greatest Generation oldsters were supposed to be the salt of the earth.

  11. RC:

    A small comfort, but one can beat up old ladies in GTA if they want to.

  12. So we’ve finally gotten to a point where left and right have come together to give us the double-sized shaft. I can’t believe I have to side with Feinstein on something.

  13. Is someone going to come out with a 4th amendment man-thong?

  14. With “Search THIS!” printed on the front?

  15. Please forgive the threadjack, but a bunch of regular posters from the Connecticut-New York-New Jersey area have been talking about meeting up in Manhattan some weekend, to drink, solve all the world’s problems and find out how wrong we were when we imagined what the others looked like. So far I’ve got seven posters, one lurker and a Reason staffer on board–if anyone else is interested drop me an e-mail. Right now we’re looking at a Saturday evening in the latter half of August, or early September.

    You may now resume talking about how our country’s going straight to hell.

  16. So we’ve finally gotten to a point where left and right have come together to give us the double-sized shaft.

    DVDA.

  17. a bunch of regular posters from the Connecticut-New York-New Jersey area have been talking about meeting up in Manhattan some weekend, to drink, solve all the world’s problems and find out how wrong we were when we imagined what the others looked like.

    just like the UN!

    yuk yuk!

  18. One of NYC’s freebie papers reports this morning that the MTA has no plans to retire bag searches any time soon. Guess that means “never”.

  19. From the opening of the article above: “FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday that Congress should give the agency the power to issue its own subpoenas, instead of having to get approval for them from a court, so that it can collect information more quickly in terrorism investigation”

    *sigh* I just have to shake my head 99% of the time, anymore. If the people in D.C. were sane, the President would have called in the White House press corps so they could film Mueller being fired on live TV and being roughly thrown out of the building just for asking that.

    But no, no conceivable Republican or Democratic president would even think of reprimanding Mueller for that.

    Why do I even bother following the news?

  20. The searches are completely stupid.

    1) they are random, and by chance are unlikely to catch a suicide bomber.

    2) if a bomber is stopped, he could just detonate the bomb, causing plenty of damage and havoc during the rush hour crush at the checkpoint.

    3) citizens have the right to decline. If they are selected for a search, they can simply walk away. Wouldn’t a real bomber just walk to another subway station?

    This isn’t facism. Facism would be more effective.

  21. “This isn’t facism. Facism would be more effective.”

    Great line bubba.

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