Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37

Thread: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

  1. #1
    Advisor shades's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Seen
    07-28-16 @ 03:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    322

    Secret service questions teen without parents being present


  2. #2
    Sage
    samsmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,316
    Blog Entries
    37

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    Quote Originally Posted by shades View Post
    This isn't the only travesty to happen to the civil rights and civil liberties of American citizens since 9/11.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

  3. #3
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,149

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    This isn't the only travesty to happen to the civil rights and civil liberties of American citizens since 9/11.
    To be perfectly fair, the kid did say that Obama should "watch out for suicide bombers." The Secret Service should at least follow up anything that is remotely a threat to the President. If they didn't, and Obama did get killed, we'd be berating them for not doing their job.

    (and I think that's true no matter what party the President belongs to.)

  4. #4
    Advisor shades's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Seen
    07-28-16 @ 03:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    322

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    To be perfectly fair, the kid did say that Obama should "watch out for suicide bombers." The Secret Service should at least follow up anything that is remotely a threat to the President. If they didn't, and Obama did get killed, we'd be berating them for not doing their job.

    (and I think that's true no matter what party the President belongs to.)
    you dont question my child without me being there.
    period

    and its interesting that both posts so far mention a political affiliation having something to do with it

  5. #5
    Bring us a shrubbery!
    tessaesque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Plano, Texas
    Last Seen
    11-09-17 @ 06:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    15,910

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    Quote Originally Posted by shades View Post
    you dont question my child without me being there.
    period

    and its interesting that both posts so far mention a political affiliation having something to do with it
    What if they're being questioned about you?
    "Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton


  6. #6
    Sage
    samsmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    10,316
    Blog Entries
    37

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    What if they're being questioned about you?
    Then they should have a guardian ad litem to consult the child on their civil rights and civil liberties and to protect the interests of the child.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

  7. #7
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  8. #8
    Sage
    soccerboy22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    A warm place
    Last Seen
    12-02-17 @ 10:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    10,723

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    If the school told the agent that the mother wasn't coming and some one from the school was there with the child, then I really do not see the problem. If the mother were to be pissed with some one it should be the school then.

  9. #9
    Bring us a shrubbery!
    tessaesque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Plano, Texas
    Last Seen
    11-09-17 @ 06:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    15,910

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    I guess it depends on the approach.

    "hey kid, did you post this status on facebook?"
    "that? yeah...I just thought he was at risk, ya know?"
    "Right. And you're attending (whatever school) and the records say you're 13?"
    "Yes sir".
    "Alright, thanks for your concern for Obama, have a nice day"

    and

    "tell us what you know, maggot scum!!! f*cking talk!!!"

    Completely different.
    "Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton


  10. #10
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Secret service questions teen without parents being present

    FWIW, I thought this entire episode was ridiculously ****ed up.

    But at least it shows the secret service is taking threats on the President's life very seriously.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •