Skip to comments.TSA defends confiscating a passenger's cupcake
Posted on 01/10/2012 8:46:29 AM PST by Nachum
The Transportation Security Administration defended the decision of one of its workers to confiscate a passenger's cupcake Monday, saying the pastry that was taken was not a normal piece of dessert. During the Christmas travel season, when between 1.6 million and 2.3 million people were estimated to have taken a trip by airplane, TSA was heavily criticized for reportedly not allowing a passenger to carry a cupcake through security at Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport. On Monday, the agency said the cupcake in question was in a jar,
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If cupcakes are outlawed, only criminals will have cupcakes.
We have become the Soviet Union.
One his way back from a visit, going through customs in Hawaii, some piece of fruit was confiscated.
The Customs guy rubbed it in by saying "Ah, breakfast, tomorrow" as he took it.
Why does this remind me of Monty Python?
It probably had a file in it...
“The Transportation Security Administration defended the decision of one of its workers to confiscate a passenger’s cupcake Monday”
Right out of a childs mouth I’ll bet.
I have half a mind to bake some cupcakes full of ExLax, put it in a jar they’d confiscate and watch what happens.
Question, was it really in a jar/????? If it was, why ??? And for the people with no common sense, I can break a glass jar and the pieces would be as deadly as a box cutter.
Yeah, that’s the way I see it. It’s not the cupcake, it’s the jar. TSA is overpopulated with idiots, but this is a bad example.
Besides, the agent that confiscated it was *hungry.*
You can bake a cake by canning it in a mason jar so it will last literally years.
True and FedX will ship it wherever you wish.
What, was the passenger a muzzie?
On flights into Hawaii, no food of any kind is allowed in. Not even an apple.
You got that right. And we are experiencing the KGB.
Was it more than 3.4 oz of icing?!?!?!
TSA is “not normal”!!!
One extra ounce and the whole island of Oahu might flip over. It's even worse if the big island flips over because that would uncap the volcanoes and destroy the world.
This will become an upcoming episode of ‘Cupcake Wars’ on TV.
Hey Pal, I can fashion a weapon out of dozens of things I'm still allowed to carry through security. The good news for you is, that like all non-Muslim American citizens, I have no desire or intent to do so. The TSA is a WPA like group that pretends to do something, but unfortunately we are not pretending to pay them.
The place that made the cupcake just opened in my town (Wicked Good Cupcakes). The woman was given 2 cupcakes as a Christmas gift, each in a jar. She ate one on the way to Las Vegas and saved the other for the trip home.
She was presented with a box of cupcakes last week when she appeared on Fox and Friends.
"TSA's blogger Bob Burns said in a post on the agency's blog. "If youre not familiar with it, we have a policy directly related to the UK liquid bomb plot of 2006 called 3-1-1 that limits the amount of liquids, gels and aerosols you can bring in your carry-on luggage. "Icing falls under the 'gel' category," Burns continued.
So, IOW, the TSA under the Obama administration might take away your gel-based condoms or contraceptives... Somebody page George Stephanopolus, ASAP!
Called this in 2005:
"We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005
I can kill you with a rolled up magazine.
Yes, so could I, when you wish to start a thread about making weapons, not having anything to do with the current topic, jump on it. And I am not your pal, What you carry when you fly has nothing to do with me, I stopped flying long ago, before 9/11.
A pencil can kill you too. So can a plastic bag.
ok... I'll give the TRANSPORTATION SCREWUP AUTHORITY (as Cigar Dave would say) a pass on this one. You don't can CUPCAKES!!
Then I guess you shouldn't be posting here on FreeRepublic.
Nope, not in the sign up rules, and trolls are not my pals either.
“The Customs guy rubbed it in by saying “Ah, breakfast, tomorrow” as he took it.”
That’s Hawaii for you. That socialistic state has incredibly corrupt politicians, and I’d bet this Customs guy took the fruit (and who knows what else?).
While living there, I heard that when a building is being constructed, the builder must “put out” extra materials — freebies for the inspectors, bureaucrats, etc., who come and pick it up during the night. Nobody objects; it’s just the cost of doing business.
People who issued marriage licenses had a cushy “job” there, considering the number of out-of-state weddings, the amount charged, and the minimal work involved. A “real” person couldn’t get that gig; only special people.
It was “The Sopranos” in muu-muus and lava-lavas.
There needs to be a TSA situation comedy, but I’m having difficulty coming up with a title.
Coffee, Tea or Squeeze.
Don't Touch My Junk.
Actually, you could make it a reality TV show but most people would refuse to believe it wasn't scripted to make people act that dumb and and power hungry.
A bus took us to the National Park where the volcano oozes into the sea. Lots of black pumice and sulfur dioxide, dust and smoke from the pit.
Our group had been looking into the volcano for about half an hour from the gift shop/book store building nearby. Some of us were coughing from the smoke and sulfur when a park ranger came out of the building wearing a gas mask and ordered everyone inside.
It was sort of a funny moment.