Skip to comments.TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol
Posted on 12/09/2013 9:21:24 AM PST by moonshinner_09
"Rooster Monkburn" the cowboy sock monkey is without his pistol, thanks to a diligent TSA agent in St. Louis.
Phyllis May of Redmond, Wash. says she is appalled and shocked and embarrassed all at the same time about the incident that happened on Wednesday.
May has a small business selling unique sock monkey dolls. She says she and her husband were on their way from St. Louis to Sea-Tac and she had a couple of monkeys and sewing supplies with her in a carry-on bag.
His pistol was in there, she says of the sock monkey Rooster Monkburn, a take-off on John Wayne character Rooster Cogburn from the film True Grit.
May and her husband were going through the screening process when she noticed that one of her bags was missing.
And the (TSA agent) held it up and said whose is this? she said. I realized oh, my God this is my bag.
May said the TSA agent went through the bag, through the sewing supplies and found the two-inch long pistol.She said this is a gun, said May. I said no, its not a gun its a prop for my monkey.
She said If I held it up to your neck, you wouldnt know if it was real or not, and I said really? said May.
The TSA agent told May she would have to confiscate the tiny gun and was supposed to call the police. I said well go ahead, said May. And I said really? Youre kidding me right, and she said no it looks like a gun. She took my monkeys gun, said May, who has retained her sense of humor.
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Oh, good grief...................
Good think they didn’t take/find my pen gun. (humor, sarc)
Remember what Tom Dashole once said:
You can’t professionalize unless you federalize................
Never argue with a Marxist just take action against them.
Good thing we have these “professionals” in charge of our security.
Where would we be without them?
Reminds me of the book by Lewis Grizzard, “Shoot Low Sheriff, They’re Riding Shetlands”.
You can't train stupid.
And the media finds it virtually incomprehensible that a TSA agent was shot by a malcontent at LAX.
Zero tolerance relieves people from the burden of thought.
Is this a picture of the sock monkey or the TSA agent?
That monkey needs a good spanking.
I have a grandaughter over and she was watching Tom & Jerry which would be banned by the PC crowd today . I’d bet there were at least 20 “episodes of violence” in that 7 min cartoon. My our society has become oversensitive wienies nowadays.
Please don’t insult the sock monkey.............
Although I am not the Sockmonkey whose revolver was confiscated, I find this deeply disturbing. Obviously the TSA has as a job requirement low IQ’s.
At some point, the job requirements changed from, remove genuine threats to people who are taking the flight to, “Kids! Let’s play a real life 3-D game of find anything that looks like a gn in this picture!”
From your cold fuzzy hands?..............................
Our ‘society’ has become Idiocracy.............Life imitates art...............
An obviously racist sock monkey . . .
Oh the Sheriff had a fit,
Trying figure out where Megee was hit,
When he died at the age of 23.
Because he’d been shot clean through,
Bending over and tying his shoe.
I think the word you are looking for is “hanging”.
> I have a grandaughter over and she was watching Tom & Jerry which would be banned by the PC crowd today . Id bet there were at least 20 episodes of violence in that 7 min cartoon. My our society has become oversensitive wienies nowadays.
There’s a Mickey Mouse cartoon where Mickey grabs a shotgun from over the fireplace mantle. Disney’s people have re-worked the cartoon in order to replace the shotgun with a broom. The editing was very good and seamless, but anyone with half a brain instantly will recognize it for what it is and what it should be.
"Fill your hand, you sonofabitch!!"
...TSA supervisor Ima Mallcop not only defended the screener’s decision, but praised it. “Recent intel has shown that sock monkeys are frequently lonely, left by themselves for long periods of time, and resent being controlled by someone else when they are around other, in other words, perfect candidates for recruitment by Al Quaeda,” said Ms. Mallcop. “This TSO is a credit to the uniform, and will be nominated for the monthly Smurftastic award. If this sock puppet would have been allowed on board, someone could have been seriously hurt or worse.”
TSA director Papa Smurf refused to respond to reporters’ questions, but did E-mail a pre-produced pamphlet entitled “When Good Puppets Go Bad” which cites studies by the University of Gobbledygook showing that completely inert toy props, even unloaded ones, can cause grave damage. In 2007, according to the study, a Teddy Ruxpin breached the flight deck on a Boeing 737-800 bound for Miami using a fake nose-and-glasses, and ordered the pilots to fly to Oxnard, California. 152 passengers were terrorized by their surroundings until they were bused to Fresno where they immediately felt better.
“Rubber chickens, dribble glasses and whoopee cushions are all prohibited items,” explained Mallcop. “Those attempting to bring them into the sterile area will be detained for questioning. It’s for your safety. Think of the children!”
Prolly a Tea Bagger...............
I’m a retired flight attendant for a major airline. I remember when, a pilot in uniform, was going through security on his way to his flight. A female TSA agent confiscated his aviation headset. She felt the tip of the cable posed a threat. The pilot and we couldn’t believe the stupidity! Only after a supervisor was called, and he explained why it was vital he use it for flight communications, was he permitted to take his headset with him!
My Late B-I-L had a Cigar Punch made from a .44 Cartridge. He had it with him when we were flying to Vegas. It took 3 TSA Agents to make the decision that he couldn’t take it on the Plane, even when he showed them how it came apart to expose the small round Punch.
It went in the collection of dangerous items and was gone.
I think it cost him around $20 when he bought it.
Next time dress your sock monkey in a burka and he’ll go through TSA no problem.
I just remembered, when I was a kid I owned a Monkey Gun. Cool toy.
Only your TSA can have guns, and they treat them like toys as the ‘play around’ with us sheeple.
Schools expel kids for drawing a picture of a gun. TSA agents are forcing the same ideology on people. They have a common goal - criminalize the thought of a gun.
“Mr. Rat... I have a writ here says you’re to stop eating Chen Lee’s cornmeal forthwith. Now it’s a rat writ, writ for a rat, and this is lawful service of the same...”
When my son was in the Marines, en route to deployment in Afghanistan, his unit had to board a charter through a civilian airport, with weapons and full battle gear. The TSA agent made them run their rifles through the Xray machine!
meanwhile they have muslims cleaning the planes
The worst is: We are paying these stupid people to do these stupid things.
when sock monkey guns are outlawed
only outlaw sock monkeys will have sock monkey guns.
When my mother ( age 88) would fly to St Louis to visit relatives in recent years she got the search treatment every time on departure from there.
STL must have some extra super stupid TSA drones.
Boy can you say that again! For example look how NFL games are officiated these days. Are those men playing or are some of them (qb's) women? It has crept into all aspects of our existence.
The worst is: We are ALLOWING these stupid people to do these stupid things.
Before the TSA existed, we would travel on civilian aircraft from Topeka, KS to Fort Irwin, CA.
Nobody was dumb enough to send us through the metal detector...but we were required to remove the bolts from our weapons, tag them with serial number, and hand them over to one SGT as we boarded the plane.
Before takeoff, the Captain said, “Please put your seats in the full upright position, and place your M-16 under the seat in front of you.”
Classic with the headset. I can remember not long after 9-11 some Eager Beaver type was all hot and heavy about relieving a 2 inch swiss army blade from the pilot as he boarded. He said “son, you don’t seem to understand I have a fireaxe under my seat, and if I’m having a bad day I can nose this plane right into the ground.”
LOL. I enjoyed reading that.
Nobody knew where he came from
They only knew he came in
Slowly he walked to the end of the bar
And he ordered up one slug of gin
Well, I could see that he wasn’t a large man
I could tell that he wasn’t too tall
I judged him to be ‘bout five foot three
And his voice was a soft Texas drawl
He cussed once or twice in a whisper
And he said with a snarl on his lips
Nobody’s Mister to me, little man
And he grabbed for the gun on his hips
But the little man’s hands was like lightning
The bass forty-four was the same
The forty-four spoke and it sent lead and smoke
And seventeen inches of flame
For the big one had never cleared leather
Beaten before he could start
A little round hole had appeared on his shirt
The bullet went clear through his heart
Heres the lyrics to the whole song, Mr. Shorty by Marty Robins:
“The TSA agent made them run their rifles through the Xray machine!”
LOL! How funny!
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