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Cupcake Deemed 'Security Threat,' Confiscated By TSA
The Boston Channel ^ | December 23, 2011

Posted on 12/23/2011 11:08:10 AM PST by george76

BOSTON -- A Peabody woman says a cupcake she tried to take on a flight with her sparked a potential security threat this week. Rebecca Hains says she was going through security at the airport in Las Vegas when a TSA agent pulled her aside and said the cupcake frosting was “gel-like” enough to constitute a security risk.

She said she was able to pass through Logan International Airport security with two cupcakes, but she was stopped on the way back when she tried to return with one of them.

(Excerpt) Read more at thebostonchannel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: bho44; bos; bushlegacy; cmds; dingyharry; donutwatch; jackbootedthugs; jbt; las; lping; napolitano; obama; policestate; tsa; tsapervs

1 posted on 12/23/2011 11:08:12 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

He was hungry


2 posted on 12/23/2011 11:09:19 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

And an idiot wrapped in a moron.


3 posted on 12/23/2011 11:13:34 AM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming.)
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To: george76

4 posted on 12/23/2011 11:14:11 AM PST by Fido969
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To: george76

Where oh where does TSA get all these bloomin’ IDIOTS they hire??? Is that part of the job description???


5 posted on 12/23/2011 11:14:38 AM PST by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! sendmetocongress.us)
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To: george76
"It's the old 'bomb in the cupcake' trick!"


6 posted on 12/23/2011 11:15:07 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: george76
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7 posted on 12/23/2011 11:15:55 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: george76

Some cupcakes do have plastique filling. Like DingDongs.


8 posted on 12/23/2011 11:16:51 AM PST by Yaelle (Excuse the mobile device errors please.)
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To: george76

Who’s kidding who. The fat slob wanted a cupcake to eat so he stole hers. End of story.


9 posted on 12/23/2011 11:17:09 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Yaelle

The terrorists won


10 posted on 12/23/2011 11:17:57 AM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: LTC.Ret

You have to fail your IQ test to be hired by the TSA (Thoroughly Stupid Agency). They wouldn’t hire anyone that was smarter then their leaders!


11 posted on 12/23/2011 11:18:06 AM PST by JayAr36
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To: Yo-Yo

British intelligence agency MI6 recently hacked an Al-Qaeda online magazine, replacing bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes.

Originally, the magazine had instructions on how to make pipe bombs, as well as articles by Osama bin Laden and deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri.

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2011/06/al-qaeda-magazine-hacked-bomb-instructions-replaced-with-cupcake/

12 posted on 12/23/2011 11:18:50 AM PST by Fido969
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To: george76

She pulled aside the TSA agent and said the agent’s brain was “gel-like” enough to constitute a security risk.

There. Now they’re even.


13 posted on 12/23/2011 11:19:19 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: george76
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What about fresh fruit?

14 posted on 12/23/2011 11:20:58 AM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: LTC.Ret
An answer to your question, one of their great recruiting tools:

I feel safe already, don't you?

15 posted on 12/23/2011 11:25:54 AM PST by erikm88
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To: Yaelle
Like DingDongs.

DingDongs are the bomb!

16 posted on 12/23/2011 11:30:17 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: george76

Gives a new meaning to cupcake wars.


17 posted on 12/23/2011 11:39:00 AM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: george76

Gel-like icing? That’s all? I thought maybe it was decorated with a miniature hard-sugar AK 47, or something really scary like a gummy worm in the shape of a samurai sword ....

I just returned from Hong Kong, where they did do a manual check of all carryon luggage. I don’t remember that from my last trip to China. Didn’t have to take off our shoes until San Francisco, however. So we got off an international flight where we had already been screened, walked through immigration and customs, and then had to clear security again to reboard. Go figure.


18 posted on 12/23/2011 11:39:28 AM PST by sphinx
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To: Bernard Marx
DingDongs are the bomb!

Say, maybe that's what happened! Maybe someone asked her about the cupcake, and she said "These are from Wicked Good cupcakes, and they are! They are sooooo good, they are just the bomb!"

And someone from the TSA overheard her, had to confiscate the cupcake, and then of course had to "test" the cupcake...

19 posted on 12/23/2011 11:40:12 AM PST by susannah59
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To: george76

When airport security was nationalized way back in ole’ 2001, this is what they were talking about.


20 posted on 12/23/2011 11:41:22 AM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: george76

simulated security. make citizens inconvenienced to scare those who are not scared.

An overweight woman with 3 muffintops resembling “pat” is not going to enchance the security.


21 posted on 12/23/2011 11:43:51 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: george76
I almost dread going to visit my daughter who lives near Eugene, OR because I have to depart from the Eugene airport. The TSA contingent there never lets me through without a major hassle.

The worst was when I had a gout attack during a visit and had forgotten my medication. When time came to leave my left big toe was so swollen I couldn't wear a regular shoe. I put on a loose-fitting slipper instead.

While waiting for our flight we were seated opposite the TSA area and I noticed they were very interested in me as I hobbled around. When time came to board I was pulled out of line immediately for a "special inspection." I explained the situation but was ordered to remove both the slipper and my sock. They went over both with minute care, almost determined to find some kind of "slipper explosive." During all that my poor swollen toe was practically glowing red for any fool to see.

TSA is an idiotic bureaucracy and if the Rats get away with unionizing it, it'll be with us in increasingly oppressive form forever.

22 posted on 12/23/2011 11:50:03 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: george76
... she was able to pass through Logan International Airport security with two cupcakes, but she was stopped on the way back when she tried to return with one of them ...

By the time this happened, that poor multi-day-old cupcake must have been pretty beat up and the frosting may in fact have looked pretty gummy and gel-like. It is un-American to let a fresh cupcake survive uneaten for more than a couple hours.

23 posted on 12/23/2011 11:59:21 AM PST by SFConservative
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To: Bernard Marx
"TSA is an idiotic bureaucracy and if the Rats get away with unionizing it, it'll be with us in increasingly oppressive form forever."

They have gotten away with it. The American Federation of Government Employees won the election.

24 posted on 12/23/2011 12:03:07 PM PST by Truth29
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To: george76

The TSA thugs should wear KKK hoods because either way they always seem to remain anonymous, story after story.

Always get their names if it’s the last thing you do.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 12:04:06 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: Clay Moore

Or pointed sticks?


26 posted on 12/23/2011 12:22:40 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I’m traveling cross country tomorrow. I always opt out of the scan. I can’t wait for the TSA morons to feel me up yet again... I just hope they don’t squeeze my “cupcakes” too hard.


27 posted on 12/23/2011 12:25:50 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: george76

Everyone’s so amused. Laughing all the way to the cattle cars.
And some say rebellion is brewing. Hell, there isn’t even a halfassed boycott brewing.


28 posted on 12/23/2011 12:26:17 PM PST by Lady Lucky (Merry Christmas to all!)
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To: george76

If it had been a fruit cake the whole airport would have been shut down.


29 posted on 12/23/2011 12:43:54 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Truth29

That’s really depressing news. I hadn’t heard — thanks for the update.


30 posted on 12/23/2011 12:47:11 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: LTC.Ret

They’re obama voters. What did you expect?


31 posted on 12/23/2011 1:06:36 PM PST by Sarajevo
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To: george76

Now, if it had been fruitcake, who could blame the guy?


32 posted on 12/23/2011 1:12:39 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: hal ogen

A friend of mine jokes that her favorite part of flying is the pat-down; she says it’s the only action she gets anymore.


33 posted on 12/23/2011 1:20:52 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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To: hal ogen

A friend of mine jokes that her favorite part of flying is the pat-down; she says it’s the only action she gets anymore.


34 posted on 12/23/2011 1:21:06 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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To: george76

I would have just licked off the frosting.


35 posted on 12/23/2011 1:28:28 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

“I would have just licked off the frosting.”

A sensible and pragmatic action like that would probably have gotten you pepper sprayed and repeatedly Tasered until you went into cardiac arrest.


36 posted on 12/23/2011 1:52:16 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Is your friend Gloria Allred?


37 posted on 12/23/2011 2:01:10 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Lady Lucky

You are absolutely correct. Its all fun and games until its too late to do anything about it.

Eyes


38 posted on 12/23/2011 2:12:52 PM PST by AlligatorEyes (Iactura paucourm serva multos)
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To: george76

As soon as some security type learns how to turn on the TV, he’ll see the show about the explosives that were developed during WWII to look like flour. The idea was these explosives would pass most inspections and could be smuggled behind enemy lines. You could actually bake this ‘flour’ or even cook pancakes with it. Wouldn’t explode until the proper detonator was used.

After the security types see this show, no one will be allowed to board a plane with a cupcake, a sandwich, or any baked product.


39 posted on 12/23/2011 2:36:33 PM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: LTC.Ret

I think the first thing that happens after the new TSA agent gets hired is he or she is given a full frontal lobotomy. There is no other logical reason for such idiotic behavior.


40 posted on 12/23/2011 4:15:26 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SteelTrap; JustSayNoToNannies; Dr. Morrall; pa_dweller; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; ..

Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here.

41 posted on 12/24/2011 12:10:25 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: LTC.Ret

“Where oh where does TSA get all these bloomin’ IDIOTS they hire??? Is that part of the job description???”

They hire from the “Failed McDonalds” employee list.


42 posted on 12/24/2011 12:38:00 PM PST by digital-olive
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To: george76

What?


43 posted on 12/24/2011 3:30:39 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Fruitcake.

Blech.


44 posted on 12/24/2011 3:32:26 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Merry Christmas rabs!

I was at the home of my liberal in-laws today. While I browsed their newspaper, I saw this story.

I’d seen it before (on FR of course) and then showed it to my M-in-Law.

I said earlier this year a woman’s insulin and needles were confiscated by the TSA.

She didn’t believe me.

Anywho,,,I survived the few hours today quite well and politics was avoided.

I am waiting to use the airlines for a trip to AZ, until after we get decent leadership from a new administration.
I also need to travel with the things needed to control blood sugar. Until we get a pro-American and anti-terrorist president, I am driving not flying.

Cheers, and here’s to a better year in 2012!


45 posted on 12/24/2011 5:03:24 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( PRAY FOR AMERICA and donate to your conservative candidate)
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To: rabscuttle385

See post 4 : )


46 posted on 12/25/2011 5:53:32 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: george76; Jeremiah Jr; martin_fierro
Cupcake Deemed 'Security Threat,'


47 posted on 12/25/2011 6:36:03 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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48 posted on 12/25/2011 7:12:32 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: george76

49 posted on 12/25/2011 7:21:56 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Ezekiel
Empires do two things, they rise and they fall. America! It was fun while it lasted.
50 posted on 12/27/2011 8:09:58 AM PST by Jeremiah Jr (Chi ha-Olamim)
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