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TSA defends confiscating a passenger's cupcake
The Hill ^ | 1/10/12 | Keith Laing

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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KEYWORDS: confiscating; cupcake; defends; tsa
Guess they got the munchies
1 posted on 01/10/2012 8:46:41 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If cupcakes are outlawed, only criminals will have cupcakes.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 8:49:21 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Nachum

We have become the Soviet Union.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 8:51:10 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Nachum
Years ago, a colleague's parents moved to the South Seas.

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.

4 posted on 01/10/2012 8:53:13 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Nachum

Why does this remind me of Monty Python?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWCBOsJr-w


5 posted on 01/10/2012 8:54:14 AM PST by MichaelNewton
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To: Nachum

It probably had a file in it...


6 posted on 01/10/2012 8:56:43 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Nachum

“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.


7 posted on 01/10/2012 8:56:51 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: Calvin Locke

I have half a mind to bake some cupcakes full of ExLax, put it in a jar they’d confiscate and watch what happens.


8 posted on 01/10/2012 8:58:25 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

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.


9 posted on 01/10/2012 8:59:59 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: org.whodat

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.


10 posted on 01/10/2012 9:02:00 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum

Besides, the agent that confiscated it was *hungry.*


11 posted on 01/10/2012 9:03:44 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: org.whodat

You can bake a cake by canning it in a mason jar so it will last literally years.

http://baking.about.com/od/giftideas/ss/canningjarcakes.htm


12 posted on 01/10/2012 9:05:14 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

True and FedX will ship it wherever you wish.


13 posted on 01/10/2012 9:08:34 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Nachum

What, was the passenger a muzzie?
No?
Then WTF?


14 posted on 01/10/2012 9:09:58 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Calvin Locke

On flights into Hawaii, no food of any kind is allowed in. Not even an apple.


15 posted on 01/10/2012 9:15:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: Dallas59
We have become the Soviet Union.

You got that right. And we are experiencing the KGB.

16 posted on 01/10/2012 9:21:11 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum

Was it more than 3.4 oz of icing?!?!?!

TSA is “not normal”!!!


17 posted on 01/10/2012 9:26:39 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
On flights into Hawaii, no food of any kind is allowed in. Not even an apple.

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.

18 posted on 01/10/2012 9:27:09 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Nachum

This will become an upcoming episode of ‘Cupcake Wars’ on TV.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 9:28:42 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: org.whodat
I can break a glass jar and the pieces would be as deadly as a box cutter.

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.

ML/NJ

20 posted on 01/10/2012 9:35:58 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Nachum

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.


21 posted on 01/10/2012 9:39:10 AM PST by surrey
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To: Nachum

"TSA's blogger Bob Burns said in a post on the agency's blog. "If you’re 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!

22 posted on 01/10/2012 9:54:31 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Logical me; Dallas59
We have become the Soviet Union. You got that right. And we are experiencing the KGB.

Called this in 2005:

"We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005

23 posted on 01/10/2012 10:03:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: org.whodat

I can kill you with a rolled up magazine.


24 posted on 01/10/2012 10:04:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: ml/nj

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.


25 posted on 01/10/2012 10:10:44 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: org.whodat

A pencil can kill you too. So can a plastic bag.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 10:10:52 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Nachum
cupcake in question was in a jar,

ok... I'll give the TRANSPORTATION SCREWUP AUTHORITY (as Cigar Dave would say) a pass on this one. You don't can CUPCAKES!!

27 posted on 01/10/2012 10:17:08 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: org.whodat
And I am not your pal,

Then I guess you shouldn't be posting here on FreeRepublic.

ML/NJ

28 posted on 01/10/2012 10:23:16 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Nope, not in the sign up rules, and trolls are not my pals either.


29 posted on 01/10/2012 10:29:04 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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30 posted on 01/10/2012 10:37:43 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Calvin Locke

“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.


31 posted on 01/10/2012 10:38:01 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MichaelNewton

There needs to be a TSA situation comedy, but I’m having difficulty coming up with a title.


32 posted on 01/10/2012 11:00:24 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AZLiberty
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.

33 posted on 01/10/2012 11:43:34 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Repealing Obamacare is the ONLY GOAL.)
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To: AZLiberty
There needs to be a TSA situation comedy, but I’m having difficulty coming up with a title.

"Don't Touch Me There!"

"Live Free Or Siesta!"

"Adventures of Halal A Burton"


34 posted on 01/10/2012 11:46:44 AM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: KarlInOhio
We spent a week in Honolulu a year ago to celebrate our retirement. One of our days was spent at the Big Island.

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.

35 posted on 01/10/2012 5:04:18 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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