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120. Thank you for the healthy dose of common sense.
"Stop treating us all as if we are a potential bomber."

A couple of years ago the metal in my ankle from an old injury set off an alarm at SEA-TAC. I explained the problem and invited the TSA guy to wand my ankle after showing him the 6 inch scar. He completely ignored what I was telling him and called a female screener over. She proceeded to do a complete bra feel up in full view of everybody. Needless to say I was beyond pissed and let everyone within earshot know it. While this was going on an elderly woman in a wheelchair came through. She was hunched over and had to be at least 90. The assholes yanked her shoes off and literally hoisted her out of the chair to wand her. She looked utterly terrified. Her daughter, who looked to be in her 70s, was kept away. She was crying and pleading with the people to leave her mother, who had Alzheimers, alone. It was horrible.

When I relayed this story to a group of women at a friend's house a few days later, one woman told me I should be glad the inspection was so thorough. "You and the old woman could have been terrorists," was her brilliant comment.

The government has done a fine job of scaring the public into submission and making gullible people believe that the TSA is useful. If anyone was truly interested in causing havoc aboard an airplane, they surely would figure out how to slip past the screeners. The system as it stands now is total bullshit.
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  -'TSA Agents Took My Son' Newsjock  Oct-16-09 01:29 PM   #0 
  - kcik  BuyingThyme   Oct-16-09 01:39 PM   #1 
  - Wow, what a story.  Blue_In_AK   Oct-16-09 01:39 PM   #2 
  - No I don't think she overreacted. The TSA agents should have  MadMaddie   Oct-16-09 05:59 PM   #65 
  - The TSA agents DID use common sense and compassion  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:41 AM   #164 
     - And you know this,why?  lolly   Oct-17-09 11:08 AM   #185 
        - Because there's video of the whole thing and at no point did they take her child away from her. n/t  tammywammy   Oct-17-09 11:10 AM   #187 
        - Because the TSA posted the video of the incedent  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 11:12 AM   #189 
  - my two year old grandson was selected for a full search  nannah   Oct-16-09 07:27 PM   #75 
  - that just makes me see red  barbtries   Oct-17-09 06:51 AM   #129 
  - This thread is based on a lie, 1047 and 1303 blew up on the same day  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 08:51 AM   #145 
  - Yeah, like parents would NEVER hide something on a baby....  Darth_Kitten   Oct-17-09 12:30 PM   #203 
  - It makes me see red too, especially when someone LIES about an incedent like this.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 01:49 PM   #212 
     - i didn't know it at the time  barbtries   Oct-17-09 02:20 PM   #215 
  - as i am being searched my 4 and 6 yr old taken away from father, put behind a table, and stuff  seabeyond   Oct-17-09 07:42 AM   #134 
  - My two year old daughter was allowed to walk away by the TSA  LibertyLover   Oct-17-09 06:34 PM   #234 
  - No she didn't over react .....  gleaner   Oct-16-09 10:07 PM   #89 
  - Yes, she did!  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:42 AM   #165 
     - Uh, check the date on my post ....  gleaner   Oct-17-09 04:54 PM   #228 
  - Just a bit? What happened to this mom was horrible  EFerrari   Oct-16-09 10:20 PM   #92 
     - If you read the bottom of the article, you would understand....  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 12:12 AM   #102 
        - I had a panic disorder the whole time my kids were little.  EFerrari   Oct-17-09 12:29 AM   #109 
        - If you would wait to pass judement until the facts come out.....  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:43 AM   #166 
  - Unfortunately, there are more than a few "little chieftans" in airport security.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-16-09 01:40 PM   #3 
  - The kid seems OK, but the mother might consider taking the train next time  FarCenter   Oct-16-09 01:52 PM   #13 
  - or her benzos before the security line..(nt)  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 01:55 PM   #15 
  - Next time take the Xanax before the checkpoint, not at the gate bathroom  FarCenter   Oct-16-09 02:29 PM   #25 
     - So she sat him up high on a changing table, and then she...  brendan120678   Oct-16-09 03:05 PM   #40 
     - Agreed there. She should have taken an extended-release Xanax.  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 12:15 AM   #105 
  - Flying is bad enough, trying to fly with a baby or little kid is absolute hell.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-16-09 02:12 PM   #21 
     - sigh  mimitabby   Oct-16-09 02:34 PM   #26 
        - Not every baby is a happy baby. People have  Shell Beau   Oct-16-09 05:55 PM   #63 
        - I had one of each. A take-a-long delight and the fussy baby from hell.  EFerrari   Oct-17-09 12:46 AM   #113 
        - Oh, it CAN BE okay.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-16-09 08:20 PM   #77 
  - What can one say but that flying has become a nightmare.  damntexdem   Oct-16-09 04:15 PM   #42 
  - Homeland Security = Gestapo  arcadian   Oct-16-09 01:40 PM   #4 
  - Call it by its real name: Hoaxland Security.  damntexdem   Oct-16-09 04:17 PM   #43 
  - Not this time. They did it right....the lady lied.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:44 AM   #167 
  - Seriously the Gestapo? Honestly.....  Darth_Kitten   Oct-17-09 12:35 PM   #204 
     - Actually the Gestapo is a very fitting description.  Xithras   Oct-17-09 07:50 PM   #241 
  - I hope to god she reported these assholes.  merh   Oct-16-09 01:42 PM   #5 
  - I hope to god she gets blasted for making the whole thing up!  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:45 AM   #168 
     - Save your insults for someone else.  merh   Oct-17-09 11:30 AM   #195 
        - What part of "I hope to god she reported these assholes" is rational and unemotional?  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 01:48 PM   #211 
           - What part of "and not near as emotional as your reply to me" do you not understand?  merh   Oct-17-09 02:22 PM   #217 
              - There is no missing time.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 02:29 PM   #218 
              - I didn't post as near as an emotional response as you did in  merh   Oct-17-09 02:49 PM   #219 
                 - You ARE entitled to your opinion, right or wrong.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 03:01 PM   #222 
                    - Not according to the post you made to me that caused this  merh   Oct-17-09 03:08 PM   #224 
                       - No, Im entitled to mine too, right or wrong.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 07:03 PM   #235 
                          - Your post to me was that I was not entitled to my opinion.  merh   Oct-17-09 07:08 PM   #236 
              - What makes you think this?  naaman fletcher   Oct-17-09 05:47 PM   #233 
  - Police $tate  Echo In Light   Oct-16-09 01:44 PM   #6 
  - "Just get me to the airport... put me on a plane...Hurry hurry hurry before I go insane"  katandmoon   Oct-16-09 01:45 PM   #7 
  - "I wanna be sedated."  ThatsMyBarack   Oct-16-09 05:41 PM   #57 
     - I have already made that decision  Mari333   Oct-16-09 09:44 PM   #80 
  - It is a nightmare. How many millions have we lost in tourism $$$ alone?  Bonobo   Oct-16-09 01:45 PM   #8 
  - Several of my Euro friends tried some NYC shop-tourism...  Ignis   Oct-16-09 02:19 PM   #24 
  - We have ceded our security . . .  gratuitous   Oct-16-09 01:45 PM   #9 
  - But look at what they've forced all international airports  malaise   Oct-16-09 04:54 PM   #48 
  - gratuitous this should be the argument of the Democrats.  MadMaddie   Oct-16-09 06:04 PM   #67 
  - Yep, and the sheeple just lie down and let them trample all over...all of us.  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 12:15 AM   #104 
     - The woman is a liar, and TATP is one of several  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 08:46 AM   #144 
  - A lot of these precautions are just unnecessary. The entire system  JDPriestly   Oct-16-09 01:48 PM   #10 
  - We need an airport bill of rights.  Bonobo   Oct-16-09 01:50 PM   #11 
  - I remember a time when flying was fun and there was not a hint of fear.  wroberts189   Oct-16-09 02:19 PM   #23 
     - Thank radical islam..  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 02:38 PM   #31 
        - One day all is peaceful ..next day we live in fear forever?  wroberts189   Oct-16-09 05:16 PM   #50 
        - I agree. I think we can balance security and common sense..  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 05:20 PM   #52 
        - Yep. The terrorists truly did win. It's very sad.  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 12:23 AM   #108 
  - this is crazy  la_chupa   Oct-16-09 01:51 PM   #12 
  - No, this is a lie.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:46 AM   #169 
  - Klonipin first = no panic..  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 01:54 PM   #14 
  - It is a big deal to be asked to hand over your kid and watch them walk away with him.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-16-09 02:08 PM   #19 
  - +1  Bonobo   Oct-16-09 02:34 PM   #27 
  - I do lots of flying and TSA are just people. Perception  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 02:35 PM   #29 
  - I've found that it's idiosyncratic to the airport and sometimes even the terminal within the airport  Gormy Cuss   Oct-16-09 02:57 PM   #37 
  - Yep, here at RDU  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 03:03 PM   #39 
  - That's the definition of punishing people  lolly   Oct-17-09 11:16 AM   #190 
  - That "moronic security team" wasn't moronic at all.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:47 AM   #170 
     - Back seat drive much?  Gormy Cuss   Oct-17-09 11:44 AM   #198 
  - Have you ever had a panic attack??  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-16-09 02:10 PM   #20 
  - TSA is not police. She could have refused  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 02:45 PM   #34 
  - Not everyone knows all the intricacies of dealing with such authority figures.  DireStrike   Oct-16-09 10:07 PM   #90 
  - Sure. but as americans we can always ask to speak to the boss.  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 10:14 PM   #91 
  - Oh, just miss your flight  lolly   Oct-17-09 11:18 AM   #191 
  - I had a panic attack on a flight...  a la izquierda   Oct-16-09 04:42 PM   #45 
     - I know! I had one, too, and it was on an international flight...  Rhiannon12866   Oct-16-09 11:46 PM   #101 
        - Funny thing is, I love traveling...  a la izquierda   Oct-17-09 07:44 AM   #135 
           - I love traveling, too, though I haven't done it for quite awhile.  Rhiannon12866   Oct-17-09 12:18 PM   #199 
  - I wonder how many terrorists/bombers the TSA has caught in the last 8 years  ipaint   Oct-16-09 02:15 PM   #22 
  - It is pretty likely that TSA has never caught a terrorist/bomber  FarCenter   Oct-16-09 02:37 PM   #30 
     - Bingo - we have a winner.  wolfgangmo   Oct-16-09 05:16 PM   #49 
  - I agree. This situation should not have been handled anything like this.  DireStrike   Oct-16-09 10:02 PM   #85 
  - Youre right.....if it had happened.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:48 AM   #171 
     - ...sorry I was lied to...?  DireStrike   Oct-17-09 11:06 AM   #183 
        - Perhaps just wait a bit next time  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 11:10 AM   #188 
  - Pavulon, you are a fucking idiot. Did you read the narrative? The woman did not freak out  bertman   Oct-16-09 11:20 PM   #100 
  - She was in tsa line 15 mins before boarding and LET them take her kid..  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 07:33 AM   #132 
  - Um, mmkay, doesn't explain why the kid needed to be searched OUT of her sight.  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 12:18 AM   #106 
  - Strange huh, good thing that area is under video surveillance.  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 07:44 AM   #136 
  - She made it all up, mmmkay?  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:48 AM   #172 
  - Pavulon, you obviously do not have children. Or a clue  AllyCat   Oct-17-09 01:35 AM   #116 
     - Umm, if this actually happened.  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 07:37 AM   #133 
     - That's my guess too.  Bosso 63   Oct-17-09 08:57 AM   #147 
  - Some TSA agents are on power trips  liberal N proud   Oct-16-09 01:59 PM   #16 
  - And some bloggers are liars.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:49 AM   #173 
  - and what was done to that child while it was taken away?  winyanstaz   Oct-16-09 02:04 PM   #17 
  - exactly... tens of thousands of adults fondle kids daily - it's shameful & who knows if that's what  Divine Discontent   Oct-17-09 11:04 AM   #182 
  - Nothing...this child was never taken.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 01:54 PM   #213 
  - This era of fear must stop. It is long past time for some simple common sense...  wroberts189   Oct-16-09 02:06 PM   #18 
  - If assholes would not blow up planes or hide 22 pistols in teddy bears  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 02:43 PM   #32 
  - It was a woman with her baby...??? nt  wroberts189   Oct-16-09 05:18 PM   #51 
  - Yep a 9 year old had a teddy bear with a pistol inside.  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 05:22 PM   #53 
     - personally, I'd rather live with the risk of occasional tragedy...  mike_c   Oct-16-09 07:17 PM   #74 
        - Metal detectors and people wasting your time at airports sucks  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 10:06 PM   #87 
  - If Bush had not dropped the ball when coming into office  wolfgangmo   Oct-16-09 05:28 PM   #54 
  - +1 ..and it was "My pet goat" nt  wroberts189   Oct-16-09 05:52 PM   #61 
  - The thing is though they easily caught them....  wroberts189   Oct-16-09 05:46 PM   #58 
  - There is someone staring at you through your window..  SkyIsGrey   Oct-17-09 05:19 AM   #126 
  - Thank you for the healthy dose of common sense.  LibDemAlways   Oct-17-09 01:49 AM   #120 
     - And we are all responding to a lie  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 08:43 AM   #143 
        - I watched the video, never saw her separated from her kid.  tekisui   Oct-17-09 09:02 AM   #148 
        - Nowhere in my post do I address the OP. I was responding to  LibDemAlways   Oct-17-09 09:27 AM   #150 
        - OK, the woman seems to be seriously delusional  mantis49   Oct-17-09 10:09 AM   #156 
        - I am wondering  TicketyBoo   Oct-17-09 11:03 AM   #181 
  - Sue them  Swamp Rat   Oct-16-09 02:34 PM   #28 
  - Yes, the TSA should sue her for defamation.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:49 AM   #174 
     - If they have grounds, then yes.  Swamp Rat   Oct-17-09 03:07 PM   #223 
  - That's so odd  Celebration   Oct-16-09 02:43 PM   #33 
  - Me too. In many different countries. However I have never had a panic attack  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 02:46 PM   #35 
     - Aren't you lucky you don't have an anxiety disorder?  Missy Vixen   Oct-16-09 05:49 PM   #60 
     - It reads like high drama "and then i took 4 xanax"  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 09:53 PM   #83 
        - Reading comprehension. Take a course in reading comprehension  AllyCat   Oct-17-09 01:37 AM   #117 
           - Wife, a doc. If you are popping benzo in response to panic  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 07:48 AM   #137 
     - Me neither. I have anxiety issues as well and did get special screening. I freaked, internally only.  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 12:21 AM   #107 
  - Hyper-security and things still get through  bikebloke   Oct-16-09 02:53 PM   #36 
  - my husband worked in Canada for many years, Every time we crossed the border driving or flying US  flyarm   Oct-16-09 03:02 PM   #38 
  - It helps when talking to your kids about the TSA if you read them a book...  backscatter712   Oct-16-09 04:44 PM   #46 
  - 2 by 2  wolfgangmo   Oct-16-09 05:30 PM   #55 
     - Firefly getting cancelled was a real crime.  WonderGrunion   Oct-17-09 02:57 PM   #221 
  - But today taking a kid away into a room is grounds for claiming Child rape too!  NutmegYankee   Oct-16-09 09:41 PM   #79 
  - Crossing the border, not traveling domestically.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-17-09 12:36 AM   #111 
  - The website for TSA says they won't separate you from your children  AllyCat   Oct-17-09 01:41 AM   #118 
     - Someone lied.. To the video tape..  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 08:36 AM   #140 
  - I don't have kids. I have a CPAP machine.  Missy Vixen   Oct-16-09 03:08 PM   #41 
  - I suggested if she had a problem to ask for police. TSA  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 04:28 PM   #44 
  - Good luck with that  Missy Vixen   Oct-16-09 05:47 PM   #59 
     - TSA are unarmed. Police are accountable  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 06:21 PM   #70 
        - Really?  JoeyT   Oct-16-09 09:26 PM   #78 
        - Hey champ, i took 23 international flights last year  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 10:02 PM   #86 
           - Pavulon, can I ask you a question?  Truth2Tell   Oct-16-09 11:13 PM   #98 
              - TSA should be a federally run program  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 08:39 AM   #141 
                 - I agree with you  newspeak   Oct-17-09 01:14 PM   #210 
        - WOW!, wife's a doc  DiverDave   Oct-17-09 11:22 AM   #192 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-17-09 12:27 PM   #201 
           - Jeez, that mouth,  DiverDave   Oct-17-09 07:30 PM   #238 
              - I love pizza. mmm tasty.(nt)  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 09:41 PM   #245 
           - I got mad id's, more socks than you and your 2k posts  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 09:53 PM   #247 
  - I travel with a CPAP  REP   Oct-16-09 04:49 PM   #47 
  - REP, I'm going to try it  Missy Vixen   Oct-16-09 05:53 PM   #62 
  - I apologize in advance if this seems ignorant, but  liberalhistorian   Oct-16-09 11:03 PM   #96 
  - Medical equipment  REP   Oct-17-09 12:52 AM   #114 
  - 'swabbing, re-swabbing,' ?  Subdivisions   Oct-17-09 10:25 AM   #158 
     - The exterior of the machine is swabbed for explosives residue  Missy Vixen   Oct-17-09 12:45 PM   #206 
  - I think this woman was acting so oddly that they would have searched her regardless.  hedgehog   Oct-16-09 05:34 PM   #56 
  - How would you feel?  Missy Vixen   Oct-16-09 06:02 PM   #66 
  - Standing by for video tape...  Pavulon   Oct-16-09 09:55 PM   #84 
     - At this point, I'm sure the videotape wouldn't be enough for you, would it? n/t  Missy Vixen   Oct-17-09 12:46 PM   #207 
        - Turns out, she made it up. Balloon baby..  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 02:22 PM   #216 
  - She's fine as to time.  Ms. Toad   Oct-16-09 06:09 PM   #68 
  - You're right that they shouldn't chance it. But what would normally be done after  jbnow   Oct-16-09 11:12 PM   #97 
  - Wait, so someone who "acts oddly" should be screened? She has a medical condition!  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 12:13 AM   #103 
  - Sorry, but this story seems a bit over the top to me  Ms. Toad   Oct-16-09 05:58 PM   #64 
  - I believe this story is a hoax, for the reasons you have cited.  ret5hd   Oct-16-09 06:18 PM   #69 
  - My husband has been through special screening (too much shampoo)  REP   Oct-16-09 06:34 PM   #71 
  - REP, I don't mean to find humor in this inconvenience to you, but  tosh   Oct-17-09 02:52 PM   #220 
     - I think it's funny as hell ... now  REP   Oct-17-09 04:38 PM   #226 
  - THANK YOU.  katandmoon   Oct-16-09 07:02 PM   #72 
  - +1  MajorChode   Oct-16-09 09:45 PM   #81 
  - I don't believe it either and thought the same things  nini   Oct-16-09 10:06 PM   #88 
  - OK, I'll grant that  lolly   Oct-17-09 11:33 AM   #196 
  - + 2  tammywammy   Oct-16-09 10:36 PM   #95 
  - Give small minded people a little authority  EmeraldCityGrl   Oct-16-09 07:10 PM   #73 
  - It's a Hoax  lattemom   Oct-16-09 08:19 PM   #76 
  - and you know this how?  omega minimo   Oct-16-09 11:16 PM   #99 
  - I just viewed it  Torn_Scorned_Ignored   Oct-17-09 07:50 AM   #139 
  - Wow...Just Wow . I was ready to be outraged, but..........  Fla Dem   Oct-17-09 10:08 AM   #155 
     - It does appear the child was with her the whole time.  Trillo   Oct-17-09 10:57 AM   #180 
     - Watch the body language too ...  RoyGBiv   Oct-17-09 05:14 PM   #231 
  - The TSA posted the security footage. She lied.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:51 AM   #175 
  - Yep, you're correct.  myrna minx   Oct-17-09 09:48 AM   #154 
  - Combined with what happened at the Pittsburgh G-20, this is scary  Kievan Rus   Oct-16-09 09:47 PM   #82 
  - Here's the key, at least as I see it, "do as you are told"  Trillo   Oct-16-09 10:27 PM   #93 
  - Happened to my daughter. 4 yrs old. I refused to leave her....  scentopine   Oct-16-09 10:30 PM   #94 
  - I agree with you about not letting go of your kid and about doing whatever it takes  EFerrari   Oct-17-09 12:37 AM   #112 
  - Holy fucking shit.  Hawkeye-X   Oct-17-09 12:32 AM   #110 
  - Turns out it is all a lie. She made it up. Video tape is cool.(nt)  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 08:52 AM   #146 
     - The video tape doesnt lie  spiritual_gunfighter   Oct-17-09 11:36 AM   #197 
  - My God I would have been hysterical!  AllyCat   Oct-17-09 01:25 AM   #115 
  - sounds like false imprisonment to me  dd20045   Oct-17-09 01:47 AM   #119 
  - When a person posts a story from another source, that doesn't mean that  tblue37   Oct-17-09 03:34 AM   #123 
  - I would've threatened to call my Congressional Rep & the media....  Liberty Belle   Oct-17-09 02:05 AM   #121 
  - Hoax..complete bullshit  Towelie   Oct-17-09 03:03 AM   #122 
  - they embedded a chip in her baby and don't let anyone tell you otherwise  tomm2thumbs   Oct-17-09 04:18 AM   #124 
  - When we were traveling to Dubai.....  AnneD   Oct-17-09 05:19 AM   #125 
  - I've only been outside  FlaGranny   Oct-17-09 06:40 AM   #128 
  - And having traveled around I can honestly say....  AnneD   Oct-17-09 12:37 PM   #205 
     - And it's not only guests they treat rudely.  FlaGranny   Oct-18-09 04:45 AM   #249 
  - Watch the video. Child wasn't terrorized and I cannot believe  rvablue   Oct-17-09 04:43 PM   #227 
     - Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix  AnneD   Oct-17-09 09:00 PM   #242 
  - Isn't that kidnapping?  winyanstaz   Oct-17-09 06:08 AM   #127 
  - Well the good news is that they didn't take her child from her.  tammywammy   Oct-17-09 09:46 AM   #153 
  - No, its LYING. SHE LIED ABOUT THE WHOLE THING.  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:40 AM   #163 
     - Well damn it..I hate that when people do crap like that.  winyanstaz   Oct-17-09 04:57 PM   #229 
  - when can we end our dog and pony show and get these brownshirts out of our lives?  tavalon   Oct-17-09 07:12 AM   #130 
  - What dog and pony show with brownshirts?  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:54 AM   #177 
     - TSA is all a big game  tavalon   Oct-17-09 09:22 PM   #243 
  - Another example of checking one's brain at the door...  onlyadream   Oct-17-09 07:32 AM   #131 
  - That's why I fly as little as possible.....  Swede Atlanta    Oct-17-09 07:50 AM   #138 
  - Hoax, guess balloon boy brings them out.  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 08:42 AM   #142 
  - So this whole incident took around 10 min  tammywammy   Oct-17-09 09:34 AM   #151 
  - 15 minutes  TicketyBoo   Oct-17-09 11:27 AM   #194 
  - Other poster?  DiverDave   Oct-17-09 11:27 AM   #193 
     - Who are you? I was to lazy to look up the poster  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 12:29 PM   #202 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-17-09 07:35 PM   #239 
           - Aww. did some body piddle in your galoshes..  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 09:48 PM   #246 
  - When we went to Florida two years ago, my husband forgot to take  Jennicut   Oct-17-09 09:03 AM   #149 
  - Every time I fly,  Mrhyde719   Oct-17-09 09:35 AM   #152 
  - BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH!  JTFrog   Oct-17-09 10:18 AM   #157 
  - All you bandwagon riders....SHE LIED!!!!!! THE TSA NEVER TOOK HER SON!  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 10:28 AM   #159 
  - Wow, after seeing that the TSA put out the video that disproved Mom blogger story, I can't  Blue Diadem   Oct-17-09 10:35 AM   #160 
  - She also wrote that she put her son on the diaper changing table  tammywammy   Oct-17-09 10:38 AM   #162 
  - She really shouldn't be travelling alone with that baby if her anxiety is that severe.  Blue Diadem   Oct-17-09 11:07 AM   #184 
     - Considering how much of her blog has been proven wrong  tammywammy   Oct-17-09 11:09 AM   #186 
  - Amen to that. This child's Mom is a loon  theHandpuppet   Oct-17-09 10:56 AM   #178 
  - Did the TSA put him in a balloon?  AngryAmish   Oct-17-09 10:36 AM   #161 
  - If this is a hoax, why not remove the thread so we do not waste our time with b.s.? Geez.  DrZeeLit   Oct-17-09 10:53 AM   #176 
  - TSA agents kicked my dog.  Blue-Jay   Oct-17-09 10:57 AM   #179 
  - I'd never put my dog on a plane  taterguy   Oct-17-09 07:16 PM   #237 
  - Yes, but who took her Xanax?  rucky   Oct-17-09 12:20 PM   #200 
  - Some people forget that we actually had security BEFORE 9/11  newspeak   Oct-17-09 12:48 PM   #208 
  - Those who trade freedom for security...  lib2DaBone   Oct-17-09 01:10 PM   #209 
  - What does that have to do with this?  rd_kent   Oct-17-09 01:58 PM   #214 
  - The TSA has released the CCTV video of the incident; completely contradicts her story.  DRoseDARs   Oct-17-09 04:35 PM   #225 
  - That is a shame if she lied...I will never understand people that do things like that...  winyanstaz   Oct-17-09 05:00 PM   #230 
     - Ya know what ...  RoyGBiv   Oct-17-09 05:22 PM   #232 
  - I smuggled 3.02 ounces of hair gel on my last flight.  Blue-Jay   Oct-17-09 07:40 PM   #240 
  - Does anyone notice the TSA Agent Trolls on this thread?  lib2DaBone   Oct-17-09 09:29 PM   #244 
     - TSA "trolls" I am sure after an 8 - 12 dollar an hour 10 hour day  Pavulon   Oct-17-09 10:00 PM   #248 
 

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