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The TSA defended itself, writing: “We reviewed the screening of this family, and found that the child’s stroller alarmed during explosives screening. Our officers followed proper current screening procedures by screening the family after the alarm, who by the way were very cooperative and were on the way to their gate in no time. The child in the photo was simply receiving a modified pat-down.”
That’s just lovely. Little kids getting their poopers checked by federal gropehounds are just getting “modified pat-downs.” The real molesting is apparently left for everyone else.
On a wingnut and a prayer
It’s ironic, because while innocent little children get harassed, authorities have no problem letting clowns like this board a plane.
|This is NOT a flight attendant|
This “man” was thrilled to be flying from Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix in June aboard US Airways, but other passengers on the flight were less than giddy.
One of them was Jill Tarlow, who complained to management before snapping the glamour shot.
“No one would believe me if I didn’t take his picture,” Tarlow said. “It was unbelievable. … And he loved it. He posed for me.”
US Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder said employees had been correct not to ask the man to cover himself.
“We don’t have a dress-code policy,” Wunder told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that’s not appropriate. … So if they’re not exposing their private parts, they’re allowed to fly.”
An online commenter noted, “I bet the TSA guys were fighting over who was gonna get to do the hand search.”
Give me a brake
In this video age, you never know what kind of footage you’re going to find.
Case in point is this police video of a brakeless driver who did his best Fred Flintstone impression, stopping his vehicle by dragging his feet on the pavement.
Unfortunately, his fancy footwork did not preclude him from hitting other vehicles.
“This guy’s no rocket scientist,” said James Berlin of the Roseville, Mich., police department. “Citizens were calling in saying this guy is all over the road, using his feet.”
Berlin said the man had to go to court “to explain his moronic decision-making.”
Clearly, it’s a case of Yabba Dabba Don’t.