November 3, 2009, - 4:29 pm
I don’t know about you. But in traveling by plane, I’ve had to throw out lip gloss, bottled water, a shampoo bottle that was over three ounces, and a perfectly good, sealed bottle of orange juice, all because the TSA told me to. I know the rules are absurd and won’t stop a single terrorist attack from happening (and the rules satisfy terrorists because innocent Westerners like me have to go through more incompetent government hassles). But I know the rules, and I’ve always willingly complied. And I’ve written repeatedly on how stupid and ineffective these rules are (here, here, and here).
But, hey, I’m also not Britney Spears, whom TMZ caught waltzing through the airport checkpoint with her her Big Gulp-sized Mountain Dew cup containing a drink. After getting caught, the TSA now claims it had ice chips in it, but the video clearly shows her drinking a big gulp from the large cup and a man with an English accent at the checkpoint, specifically calling it a “drink.” And even if there were only ice chips–and there weren’t, it was a drink–ice melts into . . . liquid. The TSA rules clearly require all liquid to be stored in containers of three ounces or less and those are required to be in a quart bag. Spears did none of these things. But the TSA let her get away with it. Why? Only us little people need comply. I guess it’s no big deal that this wench was attached to two extremist Muslim hanger-oners until recently. I’m sure they’d never ever blow up a plane, right?
And this isn’t the first time this messed-up, no-talent, drug-addled whore act, Spears, got special treatment at the airport related to homeland security issues.
Ever since 9/11, you have to be checked into your flight at least a half hour before take-off, or you can’t board. Those are the rules, and they’re stringently applied . . . if you’re one of the little people. But not if you’re Britney “glorified hick with money” Spears. As I reported before, she got special treatment from American Airlines, when she arrived at the last minute for a flight, and the door had been shut and the walkway already retracted. They reopened the door and the walkway and allowed her on the flight, something they’d never do for your or me.
Hey, maybe TSA really stands for “Toadies for Spears’ Ass.” And I thought it stood for Transportation Security Administration.
I guess if you bear your genitals to the world and your whole act is being a whore (her kids couldn’t even watch her show, it was so R-rated), you get away with things.
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