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TSA disarms sock monkey. Flying public safe again

Old Dec 9, 13, 10:19 am
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TSA disarms sock monkey. Flying public safe again

May said the TSA agent went through the bag, through the sewing supplies and found the two-inch long pistol. “She said ‘If I held it up to your neck, you wouldn’t know if it was real or not,’ and I said ‘really?’”

TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol
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Old Dec 9, 13, 10:55 am
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Unbelievable! I mean, I believe it happened. I just can't believe the utter stupidity of some TSOs: "If I held [this 2 inch toy gun] to your neck, you wouldn't know it wasn't the real thing."

What an idiot!
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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:36 am
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It can't be real; It must be parody. Even the TSA can't be this stupid, can they?

Good catch, in any case. Imagine how that TSO would have felt if he hadn't caught it and the newspaper headlines the next day read: "Plane hijacked by sock monkey and miniature, fake toy pistol."
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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:49 am
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Drudge linking to the incident with article on National Review.

This type of bs needs wide coverage to continue demonstrating just how far past reality TSA has gone.
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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by FredAnderssen View Post
It can't be real; It must be parody. Even the TSA can't be this stupid, can they?
That is exactly what I said after the first incident of the TSA dumping urine all over the poor guy.
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Old Dec 9, 13, 11:54 am
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This is absolutely hilarious, thanks for pointing it out.
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by mpc7488 View Post
This is absolutely hilarious, thanks for pointing it out.
Don't forget to share it with everyone you know.

Hilarity like this on the taxpayers' dime is too easy to come by these days. And don't forget to queue up "Yakety Sax" while reading TSA articles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:19 pm
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Hilarity like this on the taxpayers' dime is too easy to come by these days.
Do taxpayers pay for this hilarity or is it covered by the security theatre surcharge?
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:39 pm
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It begs the question: Are pictures of guns also subject to confiscation? If I held a picture of a gun up to the neck of a TSO, would he know the difference between that and a real gun?
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by FredAnderssen View Post
It begs the question: Are pictures of guns also subject to confiscation? If I held a picture of a gun up to the neck of a TSO, would he know the difference between that and a real gun?
In the comments on that article, someone using the monicker "Das Boot" writes:

I had a paper cutout of a hand gun i was planning to purchase in my breif and it was confiscated, why wasn't that on the news, I think these people are nothing more than a joke and every-time I see them when I am going through search I laugh and they ask me "WHY are you laughing"? I ask them "why do you ask, is my laughing coming out of my mouth in the shape of a gun or bomb?'
So, I guess it'd be "Yes, pictures of guns are also subject to confiscation by the TSA."

(I fully expect a TSA "employee" to pop by and remind us all that the TSA doesn't "confiscate" anything, which we should all recognize by now as an outright lie based on slippery semantics.)
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Old Dec 9, 13, 12:45 pm
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Do taxpayers pay for this hilarity or is it covered by the security theatre surcharge?
Yes, in both cases.
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Old Dec 9, 13, 1:18 pm
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So, I guess it'd be "Yes, pictures of guns are also subject to confiscation by the TSA."
I'm flying through MSP next week. I'll bring with a drawing of a gun to see what happens, then report back here.
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I'm curious where gsoltso went. Doesn't he have something to add to this subject concerning the actions of his brethren?
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Old Dec 9, 13, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by FredAnderssen View Post
I'm flying through MSP next week. I'll bring with a drawing of a gun to see what happens, then report back here.
I wonder if they'd try confiscating one of these, too.
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Old Dec 9, 13, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by FredAnderssen View Post
Doesn't he have something to add to this subject concerning the actions of his brethren?
Considering his contribution was to comment on a duplication of threads without any commentary on the facts, I'd have to go with "...wandered off to dream up anything resembling a plausible excuse for this particular incident."
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