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TSA Placed on No-Eat List at Seattle Airport Restaurant

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February 24, 2011 – Comments (9)

This is the kind of discrimination I can really get behind.

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A restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is so tired of the way the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been treating their customers that they've actually banned agents from eating at the establishment.

KC McLawson, a worker at the restaurant, told journalist Christopher Elliott exactly how far her boss had taken the ban.

"We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren’t allowed to come into our business," she said. "We have the right to refuse service to anyone."

I love it! 

When TSA first started, I marveled that America had found 50,000 people willing to look through my dirty laundry. Now, I find myself in awe that they want to grope little boys and girls and check out breast surgery scars.

Is there anything that can stop this onslaught of vulgar, offensive stupidity?

Discrimination, thank you.

David in Qatar

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#1) On February 24, 2011 at 11:19 AM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

"Is there anything that can stop this onslaught of vulgar, offensive stupidity?"

 

Do you mean concerning the TSA or just the financial world in general?lol

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#2) On February 24, 2011 at 12:44 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

OneLegged,

LOL, this is going to be a long no-eat list before we are through!

David in Qatar

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#3) On February 24, 2011 at 2:15 PM, XMFSinchiruna (27.09) wrote:

+1 rec for a no-tyranny zone

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#4) On February 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM, Valyooo (99.46) wrote:

This is amazing.

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#5) On February 25, 2011 at 3:29 PM, smartmuffin (< 20) wrote:

The irony here is that while they'll happily discriminate against the rank-and-file agents, I'm guessing they'd be DELIGHTED to serve any number of congressmen, senators, or judges who actually are responsible for these policies being in place.

And let's not even consider the likelihood that they'd refuse to serve a meal to the POTUS if he showed up at their business...

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#6) On February 26, 2011 at 2:29 AM, FleaBagger (28.10) wrote:

smartmuffin - at least it's a start.

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#7) On February 27, 2011 at 8:36 AM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

David, you are completely wrong about this.  TSA employees shouldn't be barred from eating at the restaurant... they should:

1. be told they need to show up 2 hours before their meal

2. stand in a long line, empty their pockets so any dangerous items like fingernail clippers can be confiscated (this actually happened to me)

3. remove their shoes, so they can tread on the giant petri dish

4. be told it is a punishable offense to make a joke they don't like

5. be exposed to x-rays

6. be willing to be singled out to have their genitals groped by a person of the same gender if the mood of the screener strikes them

RULES OF THE RESTAURANT:

1. sharp objects are banned, it is forbidden to possess a knife

2. there has been a ruling that poking is like cutting so forks are also forbidden

3. while the use of 'sporks' is not explicitly prohibited, there are pending rule changes that the public has 90 days to comment upon before their opinions are discarded

4. upon entrance into the 'secure' area, you will be issued a biodegradeable spoon with a $25 administration cost.  misuse of the spoon may result in severe penalties

5.bon appetit

 

 

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#8) On February 27, 2011 at 10:54 AM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

NOTvuffett,

ROFL, that was awesome.

David in Qatar

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#9) On March 04, 2011 at 1:53 PM, PViddy (30.67) wrote:

 

No one can verify that this actually happened.

http://www.elliott.org/blog/wheres-the-cafe-that-refuses-to-serve-the-tsa/

The whole thing is based solely on one comment left on a website.  It may have happened, but if Elliott is going to call himself a "journalist", he needs to do better than this.

 

 

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