More Airport Insanity

19 Nov

Gotta love some of those TSA guys who are ON THE JOB!

Yeah…Security is serious. And it is a hard job.

But with 9.5% unemployment do you mean to tell me we can’t find some folks to work for TSA with common sense?

TSA Takes Nail Clippers From Gun-Toting Soldier

Another day, another tale of the seeming absurdity of airport security. This one comes from a soldier coming home from Afghanistan on a military charter plane. The troops aboard the plane all went through security at Baghram Air Field, the soldier says in an email to RedState, passing through full-body scanners and having their bags inspected by bomb-sniffing dogs. Yet when the plane stopped in Indianapolis to let 100 National Guard members off, the TSA insisted on re-searching all the passengers. “It’s probably important to mention that we were ALL carrying weapons,” the soldier writes.

“All of us were carrying actual assault rifles, and some of us were also carrying pistols,” though they weren’t loaded, and everyone had already been searched for ammo. Yet when the TSA found nail clippers on one of the soldiers, they insisted on confiscating them. “You can’t take those on the plane,” the TSA official said. “They can be used as a weapon.” When the solider replied that he was permitted to take an actual weapon on the plane, the agent replied, “Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.” Asked the soldier, “And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?” Apparently. He reboarded without them … but with his weapon, along with 232 other gun-toting fliers.

I don’t know about the modern-modern Army – but in my day everyone carried a knife, too! And a trenching tool, which soldiers are taught to use as a weapon…

Not even mentioning the absurdity of trying to hold off 231 other soldiers…

With a nail clipper.


Posted by on November 19, 2010 in News, The Post-Racial Life


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3 responses to “More Airport Insanity

  1. Matt

    November 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    How about some references for this story? From what I can see, the only places posting this story are right-wing political sites and they provide no verification or references of whether the story is true.

    Normal, moderate media is not covering this story. Must be a liberal media conspiracy of course, perpetrated by terrorists within the White House, who are secretly working with aliens from Mars bent on destroying the Tea Party. It all makes perfect sense now.


    • btx3

      November 20, 2010 at 12:46 AM

      While Libertarians have grabbed this one as a “banner” cause, Matt – the one isn’t just the normal Tea Bagger tempest in a teapot. Matt.


  2. nanakwame

    November 22, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    Boy when the privileged are affected, after 9 years! When a new consciousness grasps the planet of how a grandmother being searched in Iraq is the same, then much will change.



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