JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/05/still-on-list.html (11 comments)

  Tentative mapping of comments to original article, corrections solicited.

jsid-1210796811-592036  DJ at Wed, 14 May 2008 20:26:51 +0000

I haven't flown since 2003. With any luck, I never will again. I enjoy a nice road trip, and a Tundra is a nice road vehicle.

jsid-1210799489-592041  sevesteen at Wed, 14 May 2008 21:11:29 +0000

I was arguing last week with someone online who thought that it was reasonable to keep someone on the watch list from buying guns...

jsid-1210800270-592045  Kevin Baker at Wed, 14 May 2008 21:24:30 +0000

So the fact that I own this would make that person wet themselves?

jsid-1210801019-592047  Joe Huffman at Wed, 14 May 2008 21:36:59 +0000

I would like to suggest this shirt instead.

I just washed mine so I could bring it to Louisville.

jsid-1210827520-592056  workinwifdakids at Thu, 15 May 2008 04:58:40 +0000

May I, kind sir, offer you something from Spike's Tactical?

Perhaps a "Hadji Don't Surf" t-shirt?

jsid-1210857891-592061  alan at Thu, 15 May 2008 13:24:51 +0000

Are you sure its not the airline thats f*ucking up?

jsid-1210858376-592063  j-man at Thu, 15 May 2008 13:32:56 +0000

You are off the list, with the efficiency of the government this will take effect in February of 2013.....and think they want socialized health care!!!

jsid-1210859376-592064  Ed "What the" Heckman at Thu, 15 May 2008 13:49:36 +0000

Did you buy your ticket before or after the TSA decision? It's possible that the airline checks the TSA database at the time when your ticket is purchased, which may explain why you're still showing up as flagged this time.

The really interesting question is what happens next time when everything happens after you're supposed to be off the list.

jsid-1210860125-592065  GrumpyOldFart at Thu, 15 May 2008 14:02:05 +0000

I'm not on anyone's list, but I have no desire to fly anywhere anymore. You can't take a lighter, a tube of toothpaste or a bottle of shampoo on a plane, and you have to take off your shoes to go through check in. It's like going to prison.
I will not be even slightly surprised if within 10 years you have to change into a jumpsuit with no pockets before boarding the plane. No thanks. If I'm gonna be processed into a prison camp, I'm sure as hell not gonna pay top dollar for the privilege.

jsid-1210867893-592074  Reed at Thu, 15 May 2008 16:11:33 +0000

But Kevin...

Surely you realize that wanting to get taken off of the "suspicious person" list is a suspicious act. Do do you have something to hide? Bah! I've long said that airline security as practiced is so disconnected from reality that it doesn't even begin to be funny. Securing airlines is a lot like securing a computer in that if it is really secured it's unusable.

jsid-1210896588-592093  juris_imprudent at Fri, 16 May 2008 00:09:48 +0000

I have the "I Love My Country, It's My Government I Don't Trust" t-shirt that I plan on wearing for the next non-business trip I fly out.

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