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flpab Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 06:13 AM
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33. BS on so many things...
Zimmerman was dropped off by her son at Kennedy Airport for a 1 p.m. flight Tuesday to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on JetBlue, she said. She arrived at the ticket counter around 12:20 p.m. and headed for security in a wheelchair, her small, metal walker in her lap.

I work at an airport, rule # 1, 12:20 for a 1 pm flight. 1pm flight does not mean that is the time you get to the gate, that is the time the plane is suppose to be up in the air or as we call it wheels up. She had no chance in hell of making that flight so now she doesn't want to pay re-booking fees so she puts all the blame on tsa. I have never seen a strip search at my airport but 80% of the pax call the pat down the strip search. Get over yourself Grandma, they don't make you take your ants off, no one wants to see your ass, maybe the medics lifted her pants to bandage her skin.

WHY do people drop off their grannies that are this old? You can get a gate pass and go with them at any airport. Thanksgiving and Christmas it looks like the nursing homes released their people at the airport. We see so many people with dementia and worse flying alone.
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  -85-year-old says she was strip searched at JFK Judi Lynn  Dec-03-11 02:21 PM   #0 
  - Wow. How have we fallen into this weird universe. It seems like  The Wielding Truth   Dec-03-11 02:26 PM   #1 
  - Yes  Enthusiast   Dec-04-11 03:56 AM   #28 
  - How? Fear. People are so afraid of everything nowadays.  krabigirl   Dec-04-11 01:15 PM   #55 
  - That was criminal behavior on the part of the TSA. Period. n/t  CaliforniaPeggy   Dec-03-11 02:28 PM   #2 
  - Unless the story is BS  oberliner   Dec-03-11 02:40 PM   #6 
  - ... Transportation Security Administration said in a statement Saturday that no strip search was  struggle4progress   Dec-04-11 01:01 PM   #50 
     - she was playing the "Granny card" because Sonny didn't get her to the  MADem   Dec-04-11 01:17 PM   #56 
        - Granny card right, son is an arse  flpab   Dec-05-11 05:44 AM   #75 
  - Seriously - it wasn't the fault of TSA that she missed the flight -  hedgehog   Dec-03-11 02:29 PM   #3 
  - The point is that even a pat down of an 85 year old is absurd.  Marnie   Dec-03-11 08:07 PM   #20 
  - Do you support profiling passengers based on age?  oberliner   Dec-04-11 09:15 AM   #43 
  - wheels up time is not boarding time people  flpab   Dec-05-11 05:46 AM   #76 
  - I thought the headline said "85 year old says she was stripped searched by JFK"  deutsey   Dec-03-11 02:29 PM   #4 
  - The age is about right--if that was Chapter One of her memoirs! nt  MADem   Dec-03-11 02:58 PM   #10 
  - Ow.  Jackpine Radical   Dec-04-11 12:10 PM   #46 
  - lol  dipsydoodle   Dec-04-11 12:35 PM   #47 
  - Once I was injured and needed a wheelchair to go throught  BlueToTheBone   Dec-03-11 02:36 PM   #5 
  - Extraordinarily disturbing that the administration would allow such blatant violations of  indepat   Dec-03-11 02:43 PM   #7 
  - see...  shanti   Dec-06-11 02:07 AM   #85 
  - Don't complain  JJW   Dec-03-11 02:48 PM   #8 
  - LOL  gtar100   Dec-03-11 04:14 PM   #14 
  - If she had been "profiled" this never would have happened to her.  MADem   Dec-03-11 02:55 PM   #9 
  - She WAS profiled. Asking not to go through the scanner put her in a suspicious category..  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:06 AM   #25 
  - What I am saying, though, is that if she had been profiled in the ILLEGAL fashion,  MADem   Dec-04-11 06:23 AM   #36 
  - Sorry, what you call being "honest here," I call several other things, none of which are positive.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 06:19 PM   #70 
     - I am gobsmacked myself, because you spent all that effort yelling at me  MADem   Dec-04-11 08:09 PM   #72 
  - Lol, exerting constitutional rights now makes one suspicious. Awesome. Nt  krabigirl   Dec-04-11 01:17 PM   #57 
  - IMO we should all put up with it rather than presume  treestar   Dec-04-11 01:09 PM   #52 
  - Oh, profiling--the illegal kind that they use in Israel and elsewhere--goes way beyond that.  MADem   Dec-04-11 01:26 PM   #59 
     - Where does this info come from?  treestar   Dec-04-11 02:28 PM   #61 
        - You mean the datamining?  MADem   Dec-04-11 02:33 PM   #62 
  - racial profiling is discrimination and we shouldn't take tips from countries  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-05-11 04:19 PM   #82 
  - I've seen shocking stuff...  SoapBox   Dec-03-11 03:11 PM   #11 
  - to flight attendant  flpab   Dec-04-11 06:15 AM   #34 
  - It sounds like the govt is trying to kill the airline industry. nt  valerief   Dec-03-11 03:35 PM   #12 
  - TSA and their corporate backers could really give a shit.  gtar100   Dec-03-11 04:10 PM   #13 
  - Pathetic scared little rats ...fear the terrorist ....fuck that fear shit! ...  L0oniX   Dec-03-11 04:48 PM   #15 
  - +1  Dawson Leery   Dec-03-11 06:58 PM   #18 
  - +1, completely agree.  krabigirl   Dec-04-11 01:18 PM   #58 
  - So, how many terrorist plots have been interrupted by TSA?  HereSince1628   Dec-03-11 04:51 PM   #16 
  - Not plots as such, but  hedgehog   Dec-04-11 02:41 PM   #63 
     - Remarkably consistent numbers  HereSince1628   Dec-04-11 03:32 PM   #64 
        - it's texas  pitohui   Dec-04-11 05:51 PM   #67 
           - Yes, but it's remarkably consistent for 'rare' events  HereSince1628   Dec-05-11 06:25 AM   #78 
              - It makes perfect sense actually. If you have say, 20 guns among  hedgehog   Dec-05-11 08:18 AM   #80 
  - I think America has gone into Paranoid Schizophrenia  lovuian   Dec-03-11 05:19 PM   #17 
  - lovuian  Diclotican   Dec-04-11 05:17 AM   #31 
  - lovuian  Diclotican   Dec-04-11 05:18 AM   #32 
  - diclotican, come visit, don't let exaggerations stop you!  pitohui   Dec-04-11 05:59 PM   #68 
  - pitohui  Diclotican   Dec-05-11 06:50 AM   #79 
  - Dioclotcan you get it  lovuian   Dec-05-11 11:41 PM   #83 
  - I think Paranoid Schizophrenics are more sane  bloom   Dec-04-11 09:54 AM   #44 
  - Which is why I don't fly.  SavWriter   Dec-03-11 07:35 PM   #19 
  - TSA victims unite! nt  kgnu_fan   Dec-03-11 09:03 PM   #21 
  - How believable is this story?  oberliner   Dec-03-11 09:24 PM   #22 
  - At some point, the vast number of people who keep complaining  ThomCat   Dec-03-11 11:52 PM   #23 
  - That is true  oberliner   Dec-04-11 04:25 AM   #30 
     - It is also possible she is telling the absolute truth.  ThomCat   Dec-04-11 08:23 PM   #73 
  - TSA is Government. Would you like a short list of Government  Downwinder   Dec-04-11 03:15 AM   #26 
  - There is a pretty long list of random people making stuff up as well  oberliner   Dec-04-11 04:23 AM   #29 
     - correct  flpab   Dec-04-11 06:19 AM   #35 
        - If her mom was dying, wouldn't the ticket be recently bought?  glowing   Dec-04-11 06:53 AM   #38 
        - correct but  flpab   Dec-05-11 05:51 AM   #77 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 07:26 AM   #40 
        - I see your post downthread as well  oberliner   Dec-04-11 09:13 AM   #42 
  - There is the preconceived desire to find the TSA wrong  treestar   Dec-04-11 01:12 PM   #54 
  - the story is not even remotely believable  pitohui   Dec-04-11 06:02 PM   #69 
  - Is this acceptable so long as it's done for our "safety"? n/t  The Northerner   Dec-04-11 02:49 AM   #24 
  - If you were innocent, you wouldn't even ask that question. TERRA! TERRA! TERRA!  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 03:26 AM   #27 
  - BS on so many things...  flpab   Dec-04-11 06:13 AM   #33 
  - Hey, not to thread hijack--for whom can I get a gate pass?  MADem   Dec-04-11 06:31 AM   #37 
     - How To Get a Gate Pass at the Airport  oberliner   Dec-04-11 09:12 AM   #41 
        - I will just have to try for the "slightly different rules" scenario, then.  MADem   Dec-04-11 11:34 AM   #45 
           - I don't think special accomodations are made for rubes  oberliner   Dec-04-11 12:42 PM   #48 
              - I'm of the "If you don't ask, you're sure not to get" school of thought.  MADem   Dec-04-11 01:11 PM   #53 
  - Alien  demicritic   Dec-04-11 07:05 AM   #39 
  - Must be a  femrap   Dec-04-11 12:58 PM   #49 
  - At what age should one be exempt?  treestar   Dec-04-11 01:08 PM   #51 
  - Enhanced patdowns are punitive. They are intended to be so unpleasant that  tblue37   Dec-04-11 01:48 PM   #60 
  - How does TSA know that there was not strip search?  LisaL   Dec-04-11 03:37 PM   #65 
  - that what she SAYS, all right  pitohui   Dec-04-11 05:44 PM   #66 
  - this is just stupid. But then I was groped by TSA when accompanied by my sis-in-law & two teenagers  wordpix   Dec-04-11 08:08 PM   #71 
  - so TSA should only grope people who look atypically american?  La Lioness Priyanka   Dec-05-11 04:14 PM   #81 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 08:27 PM   #74 
  - Micro-infringements>  survivorista   Dec-06-11 01:54 AM   #84 

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