REPOST: TSA getting the job done with Massachusetts terrorists

BaliBabyDoc

Lifer
Jan 20, 2001
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QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"I've been getting on this plane, you know, for 42 years. Why can't I get on the plane?"
SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY, telling how he was barred from a Boston-Washington flight because his name resembled an alias used by a suspected terrorist.

NYT
"It demonstrates all those things that we found problems with in the first place, " said Reginald Shulford of the A.C.L.U."If you're Ted Kennedy, you can call a friend," Mr. Shulford said. "If you're an average citizen you cannot. You can complain to the Department of Homeland Security, but to no avail."

At the hearing, Mr. Kennedy emphasized his concern for passengers stuck on no-fly lists. But he tried to make light of his own troubles.

He said, to much laughter, that he did not believe the mistake was a conspiracy engineered by his Republican colleagues. And as Mr. Hutchinson offered up his apologies, Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, responded jokingly in kind.

Mr. Hutchinson said, "Senator, we do regret that inconvenience to you."

Mr. Hatch said, "Quit smiling when you say that."
 

BDawg

Lifer
Oct 31, 2000
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I heard this earlier yesterday on NPR. It's someone who has say so (not in the administration) wrongly expressing a political opinion. It's bad enough to happen to a normal guy, but Kennedy is a senator. No senator, D or R, should be subject to this kind behavior unless there's a reason.

The administration should denounce the actions of the TSA agents. ;)
 

CaptnKirk

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Jul 25, 2002
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Certain legacy references come to mind:

'Pigs With Wings' is one,

"When Pigs Fly' is another.