DHS deports tourists for Twitter jokes

Unreal. Unreal!

Rob Beschizza blogs at BoingBoing that two tourists from the UK were detained and deported because of tweets joking about “diggin’ up” Marilyn Monroe and “destroying” America.

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This is not the America I want to be living in. We all need to stand up to every incursion into our civil liberties (and basic common sense) or we’re going to be on an express path to living in a police state.

More here, at this Daily Mail link (don’t they look all al Qaeda-scary?). Seeing the picture of them really underscores what morons we have “guarding” this country. And here’s another of their “terroristic” tweets:

‘3 weeks today, we’re totally in LA p****** people off on Hollywood Blvd and diggin’ Marilyn Monroe up!

Hey, DHS, thanks for all the dollars they didn’t spend in Los Angeles!

Be very, very, afraid of what this country is becoming.

P.S. As a sidebar to the Daily Mail piece, there’s a list of all the words that get you flagged by DHS. I recommend that everyone use as many as possible in tweets to make it less possible for the morons to inflict their moronism on visitors to this country.

The words deemed as being sensitive by the DHS include:

Illegal immigrant
Outbreak
Drill
Strain
Virus
Recovery
Deaths
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Human to animal
Trojan

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