It appears that the security scare that led to shutting down Newark was due to a last minute kiss by a man who stepped over the line of a checkpoint. The amorous gesture led to a pile up at the airport and has now doubt led TSA to recommend kissing zones for passengers.
The man reportedly slipped into a secure area to give a woman one last goodbye kiss at the C-1 security checkpoint. A TSA officer was supposed to be standing in the area and the woman raised a rope to allow the man to go underneath to allow them to walk hand-in-hand toward the boarding area. It was a pretty stupid thing to do but the result was a terminal case of affection for everyone in Terminal C to share.
I am waiting for the new calls by Peter King or Lt. General Tom McInerney that TSA crackdown on Muslims kissing in light of the security alert, here.
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That’s true, although most of us are too polite to say so. But, then again, we are all a bit crazy:
“In fact you could drink a liter of a liquid or semi-liquid explosive, vomit into their courtesy barf bag after takeoff while remaining comfortably in your seat, and then light the bag with an ordinary lighter. You wouldn’t even have to wait in line for the bathroom.”
I don’t know why, but that is one of the funniest things I’ve read all day.
I hear that Taft, the grandson of William who lost to Wilson is still find boxes that “got lost” in heavy democratic districts. Ohio, going democratic when at the time its economy was worse than Michigans? Yeah right…
To the rest of the planet we must look like a monkey f$#%ing a football.
Bush had a little help from the state of Ohio also.
I bet she had a mouthful of pentaerythritol tetranitrate that she slipped to this guy during that French kiss. I hope the TSA is watching for people who have their mouths full of things. Especially for plastic explosives with melting points between 20 and 37 degrees C. Most explosives have high melting points (TNT melts at 80 degrees C) but I’m sure there are formulations that melt at lower than body temperature.
In fact you could drink a liter of a liquid or semi-liquid explosive, vomit into their courtesy barf bag after takeoff while remaining comfortably in your seat, and then light the bag with an ordinary lighter. You wouldn’t even have to wait in line for the bathroom.
Just look at this stuff- it melts at a pretty low 60 degrees C:
(Warning- don’t click on the link if you don’t want to be searched at the airport.)
I’d give some credit to John Kerry for helping Bush win a second term. Just think–we had two Yale grads running for president in 2004–one of whom couldn’t speak correct English and one of whom spoke in such meandering prose that no one ever understood the points he was trying to make.
As comedian Lewis Black said–and I’ll paraphrase: How could the Democrats select a candidate in 2004 who couldn’t beat Bush?
Them ‘terrerists’ that G. Bush helped enhance because they knew we were vulnerable if we could elect such an abject fool–twice, no less–have already *won* because they are making most ‘A-merkins’act like complete and utter fools.
“That’s two strikes,” Obama’s top White House aide on defense and foreign policy issues said, referring to the foiled bombing of the Detroit-bound airliner and the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, in November. In that case, too, officials failed to act when red flags were raised about an Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Hasan. He has been charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32.
Jones said Obama “certainly doesn’t want that third strike, and neither does anybody else.”
It’s hard to tell whether if the White House is trying to be forthright or manage expectations somehow with this announcement. Considering we already know that the TSA, CIA, DNI, State Department, and White House all appear to have had significant roles in what Obama pronounced a “catastrophic” national security failure, it’s hard to tell how much more shocking information about the incident there is to reveal. But if there is even more damning information to come out, it will not reflect well on the White House and our already tarnished national security apparatus — to put it mildly
A report to be released Today on the Christmas Day terrorist attack will “shock” the American people:
White House national security adviser James Jones says Americans will feel “a certain shock” when they read an account being released Thursday of the missed clues that could have prevented the alleged Christmas Day bomber from ever boarding the plane.
Obama “is legitimately and correctly alarmed that things that were available, bits of information that were available, patterns of behavior that were available, were not acted on,” Jones said in an interview Wednesday
Would that security people and the public paid more attention to the real scary security issue. Only two percent of containers coming into the country by ship are inspected. Atom bomb anyone? The threat from airplanes is insignificant compared to this. Alternatively remember that old truism that Generals are always prepared to fight the previous war.
That’s what I thought too. I was all excited ’cause I thought Gene Simmons might be headed for the big house…
The truth is that the logistics of running an airport make them impossible to secure unless you put them in the center of a military base.
Yea like FT. Hood
And have you noticed drug dealers don’t have any problems getting their contraband on plane? There seems to be no shortage of cocaine and heroin in the marketplace.
What are you a freakin expert on dope dealers now. Thats not how the drugs get in this country.
…and I thought that silly hardrock band was a’givin’ a tarmac concert er somethin’
Thanks for the fear mongering, chris.
The illusion of security is not actual security. They let this latest BVD wearing clown fly from Newark to Detroit unchallenged. Where was that valuable “security” then? The truth is that the logistics of running an airport make them impossible to secure unless you put them in the center of a military base. Too many people have to come and go just to make an airport work to actually secure it. And all this assumes they are going to use terrorists dumb enough to go through airport security. Which they will. If they want to create fear instead of actually attacking and causing damage. If deaths are your goal and not fear, getting on the tarmac and planting a bomb directly is a helluva lot easier to do than getting on as a passenger. So is using RPG’s at the end of the runway and off airport property. And have you noticed drug dealers don’t have any problems getting their contraband on plane? There seems to be no shortage of cocaine and heroin in the marketplace.
Airport security is theater. Plain and simple. Designed to inspire fear as much as the terrorist tactics are designed to inspire fear. Because fearful people make stupid decisions. Sun Tzu and Marcus Aurelius both knew this and they were both brilliant tacticians. Fear is a reaction. Control it or it will control you, and by extension, the people who create fear within you will control you.
You have clearly bought into the fear, chris. Which is just a little sad.
Though,the ultimate reason that the ‘scare’ was intiated is now known to be frivilous the responce was appropriote at the time. The attitude reflected in this article is immature. Clearly, proceedures were not properly followed and those responsible should be punished and staff more throughly trained. those who would do us harm will look for opportunities to take advantage of our lax security. In the days after 9/11 we all realized that we were at ‘war’. Since we have no victory or even a truce means that it is still on going. Our advisary hopes we will relax and then they can harm us again. I hope for Mr. Turley’s sake that neither he nor his loved ones are involved. The victims will be as innocent as a KISS but they will be victims none-the-less.
Ok, so who was the lady that held the rope so that this man could go under it?
If I have it figured out, when you fly, you get kissed every time. You kiss your constitutional rights goodbye. What I am also figuring out is that the Constitution does not apply to the employees of DOD and all of the military personnel. It does not apply to employees of the US Government. So it makes sense that it is not applied in states soon.
The interesting thing about the USSR, they have a Constitution like ours. In almost every aspect. What is interesting is how we complained that they treated its citizens. My my how things have changed.
the sad part is it took this long to figure that out, why? the security cameras were out of order.
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