doctorow — 2013-12-09T12:52:57-05:00 — #1
fuzzyfungus — 2013-12-09T13:00:18-05:00 — #2
I think that that monkey, and its gun, represent an existential threat to The Sockpuppets That Defend America.
Little banana-eater is lucky he isn't getting a 'Cuban Experience' right now...
nixiebunny — 2013-12-09T13:10:00-05:00 — #3
I'd feel more scared if someone held a tube of Chap-Stik to my neck than a two-inch long gun.
but I'm not a TSA agent, so I don't know much about scaring people.
xzzy — 2013-12-09T13:10:20-05:00 — #4
Is that really the criteria? If it's pressed to your neck and it feels like a gun, it's forbidden?
So I guess markers are no longer permitted on airplanes?
fuzzyfungus — 2013-12-09T13:19:09-05:00 — #5
It's lipstick you have to watch out for...
sbarsinister — 2013-12-09T13:36:23-05:00 — #6
Can we please get a name for this mental-giant, so we can subject the agent to the appropriate level of mocking and derision?
aliceweir — 2013-12-09T13:39:05-05:00 — #7
I will give up my toy gun when you pry it from my cold dead sockmonkey paws.
I know my rights.
invisiblemonkey — 2013-12-09T13:46:38-05:00 — #8
steve_l — 2013-12-09T13:47:22-05:00 — #9
So they took the toy gun from the monkey, but let the woman through with her sewing supplies, which I'm guessing included sharp needles. [Keep in mind there are specific devices designed to prevent them from penetrating their user's skin, that's how easily they can pierce someone's flesh.]
The movie Idiocracy was not meant to be a prophecy or a blueprint, people!
fuzzyfungus — 2013-12-09T13:56:25-05:00 — #10
Causing much more than discomfort with basic sewing needles takes some doing; but they had no idea if they were coated with anything....
Stop! I hold at your neck the gom jabbar ... the high-handed enemy. It's a needle with a drop of poison on its tip ...
myopichumanist — 2013-12-09T14:08:16-05:00 — #11
So what, Jim Henson was the leader of the biggest terrorist group before he died? Are the Muppets a security threat? Does Kermit have a secret agenda to bring about the end of the United States government?
If you said yes to any of these, you might work for the TSA!
listener43 — 2013-12-09T14:19:38-05:00 — #12
I, for one, welcome our gun toting sock monkey overlords!
welcomeabored — 2013-12-09T14:21:13-05:00 — #13
Rooster Monkburn is looking a might puny; he could use more paunch.
lorq — 2013-12-09T14:22:09-05:00 — #14
Oh, I don't know. Seems to me that in this instance the TSA was actually doing its job.
manybellsdown — 2013-12-09T14:25:46-05:00 — #15
Not to be "that guy" but the article looks like it says she was in St. Louis, going to SeaTac when she was stopped?
Never mind, I am that guy.
earnestinebrown — 2013-12-09T14:29:18-05:00 — #16
There is only one solution to this problem, BUDGET CUTS.
cowicide — 2013-12-09T14:41:36-05:00 — #17
ironedithkidd — 2013-12-09T14:44:46-05:00 — #18
It all seems pretty strange if you consider that we're allowed to bring knitting needles onto flights. I have some aluminum US10 needles that could end a few zombies without too much effort. Those aren't dangerous, but a 2" toy incapable of firing a projectile? That's what's dangerous.
smartr — 2013-12-09T14:45:27-05:00 — #19
The TSA does a good job of providing jobs to high-school dropouts. While there may be some exceptional high-school dropouts and others that have skilled blue collar jobs, those are not the high-school dropouts working for the TSA... keeping 'murka safe.
dacree — 2013-12-09T15:28:06-05:00 — #20
We have a new threat and we need to take this seriously people. Tiny terrorists putting tiny toy guns to our heads. Thank god for this alert savior.
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