Who coined "gate rape"? I cannot tell a lie.
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Last Monday I was furiously compiling a list of TSA horror stories, as catalogued by the Washington Post in the comment section to this post. And I came across this anonymous comment:
"to all of you who think GateRape is neither an invasion of your privacy nor an unwarranted usurpation of your 4th amendment rights, may I remind you of Ben Franklin's quote 'They who would trade liberty for security soon have none and deserve neither.'
I don't know what the solution is but sexual assault (virtual or physical) on children while their parents are forced to watch is not the answer.
I'll be driving and enjoying the scenery out the car window."
Posted by: FedUp389 | November 15, 2010 12:41 PM"Gate rape," I thought to myself. Why, that just sums it up perfectly.

Pickled tink, I wrote a post and called it, "Gate Rape: the Saga Continues." (Am I obsessed? Yes. And I will be for the foreseeable future. I get really hot and bothered when the Constitution is suspended on our own soil.)
When that nice Iowa Hawk man -- go read his clever TSA version of "Come Fly With Me" -- kindly linked to my "comply and fly away" post, I thanked him and told him to feel free to appropriate "gate rape."
Because it's the message, not the messenger, that's important here. It is gate rape. Let's not kid ourselves. Ah, but I better stop now, before I launch into a diatribe about our 4th amendment rights and begin frothing at the mouth.
In any event, it appears "gate rape" took off from there.
So, as Paul Harvey would say, "that's the rest of the story."
And "FedUp389," whoever you are? You da' bomb.

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