Attention, comedians who come from outside the United States but who are planning to tour there: watch what you say, be careful what you tweet. Homeland Security is watching you.
For example, if you just performed in the U.K. and received rave reviews, before you head to New York, do not tweet "I just killed in London and I'm hoping to do it again in the Big Apple."
Chances are, the idiots at airport security will whisk you away to some back room and ask you asinine questions, search your luggage for a murder weapon, and then lock you in a cell.
Something similar happened when a couple from Britain were detained and then deported from the States for tweeting in slang, using "destroy" to mean "party" and taking a quote from an American cartoon.
What gets me is that the American Homeland Security sprung to action based on words, without any investigation, without finding out who these tourists were, what their background was. They acted without any context. They acted without any solid evidence. They acted purely on a keyword search.
All I can say is that everyone involved in the detention of these two travellers are, without a doubt, stupid, lazy, and above all, more frightening than any terrorist threat. Because these morons honestly think that what they are doing is right, even though their actions affect more people than any people who may want to do harm to Americans.
Because they disrupt lives and give the world a poor impression of American authority.
Since 9/11, Homeland Security has maintained a climate of fear. Land of the free? Hardly.