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10/02/2006 06:36 PM ID: 57376 Permalink   

Wisconsin Man and TSA Head Kip Hawley Vie for Top Idiot Title

 

After writing “Kip Hawley is an idiot” on a plastic bag containing his toiletries, Ryan Bird was detained by airport authorities as a suspected danger to the rest of the idiots on the flight.

A supervisor was called after a screener saw the comment and told Mr. Bird, "You can't write things like that."

After a 25 minute investigation over the validity of the comment, which included a police background check, Mr. Bird was deemed to be a harmless idiot and was released.

 
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I think he proved his point, after all look at the amount of fake bombs tv channels have smuggled on board and the amount of 'secure areas' that have been breached ... Taken from source ...

Ryan Bird, 31, said he wrote the comment about Hawley -- head of the Transportation Security Administration -- as a political statement. He said he feels the TSA is imposing unreasonable rules on passengers while ignoring bigger threats.

 
  by: AccessG     10/02/2006 07:15 PM     
  I Agree..  
 
I also think he proved his point.
 
  by: StarShadow     10/02/2006 08:33 PM     
  Good Idea!  
 
I think this should be the start of a movement, where all travelers should have that label somewhere in their bags as a statement to Kip.
 
  by: theavenger8     10/03/2006 09:03 AM     
  From the source:  
 
"...[a spokeswoman] likened the incident to cases in which people inappropriately joke about bombs..."

A friend of mine, at the check-in desk in Australia, was asked if he had any dangerous or incendiary luggage. He looks the woman straight in the eye and said, "yeah, I have a flamethrower". Several people cracked up laughing, but the tight-assed check-in lady had him strip searched!
 
  by: p_g_chris   10/03/2006 10:18 PM     
 
 
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