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TSA Thwarts Yet Another Attack on American Soil - Disarms Rooster Monkburn at St.Louis Airport

TSA agents in St. Louis, Missouri, disarmed Rooster Monkburn, a cowboy sock money, of his two-inch toy gun after a woman brought the stuffed monkey through security. Agents said that it posed a threat because it could be confused for a real gun, according to local reports.
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“[The agent] said ‘this is a gun,’” said Phyllis May, recounting the experience to fly back to her home in Washington state. “I said no, it’s not a gun it’s a prop for my monkey.”

May, who has a small business selling sock monkeys, was also questioned for bringing the sewing supplies she uses to make the stuffed animals in her carry-on bag. TSA agents told her they would have to confiscate the miniature firearm and call the police, although Washington’s KING-TV reports that the TSA never did call the authorities. May’s sewing supplies were ultimately returned to her.

“Rooster Monkburn has been disarmed so I’m sure everyone on the plane was safe,” May quipped. “I understand [the TSA agent] was doing her job but at some point doesn’t common sense prevail?”

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“I understand [the TSA agent] was doing her job...

but at some point doesn’t common sense prevail?” NO.

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

I find myself more and more

I find myself more and more numb to these sorts of stories. Yea, the TSA is outrageously stupid but surely by now most of us realize that a government agency, ANY government agency, will press and overreach in it's supposed mission in attempts to justify it's existence and continued funding and growth.

It's just human nature, and it's why government power must be kept strictly limited when allowed to exist at all.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Everyone thinks its funny: a joke. But its radical revolutionar

Everyone thinks its funny: a joke. But its not. Its more evidence of a radical revolutionary fanaticism that's grinding its way through our society like a cancer.

When miniature toys are considered a threat to the regime, that's when you know you're not in Kansas anymore -- but Mao's China. And, just as Mao's "Great Leap Forward" had families melting their pots and pans and spoons in backyard furnaces to meet fantastic iron production quotas -- but left millions with only slag runs behind the house and no way to cook or eat -- so our culture's iron-clad zero-tolerance policy is taking its toll on common sense, ordinary daily life.

"Zero Tolerance" has taken hold not only in our schools, police, and airports but every venue of public opinion. "Politically Correct" is now "Zero Tolerance". And zero tolerance requires zero intelligence and zero thinking.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Thank God

Whew!

I feel safer already!!

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Jest ain't right! The TSA confiscated my gun. - Rooster Cogburn

True Grit? They confiscated that too! Never felt so low...

Rooster Monkburn is a good monkey. Steady hand. Never shot an innocent man.

Trial Transcript: TSA vs Rooster Monkburn. Witness: Rooster Cogburn. Year: 2013

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Good one

Good one

I bet the sock monkey has a higher IQ than all the involved TSA

agents put together.

And divided by ten

I'll be damned, I still get a negative number.

Ever seen a monkey with a gun?


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PPV fortune to be made here

Can you imagine the viewership on PPV for the TSA patdown of this fine, furry fellow?

Which monkey with a gun were

Which monkey with a gun were you referring to?

That is what radar detectors are for.

the ones that you can't see!

The short one, with the gangly arms...

and big lips.

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heh heh heh

The ones i have seen must have been shaved for their photo-op

Leave an indelible mark on all of those that you meet.
OH... have fun day :)
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He even has an eyepatch!

Surely the monkey's armed and dangerous! Those Mick Jagger lips are also a danger to society.

Did she actually use

common sense and TSA agent in the same sentence?

And this regime wants to tell

And this regime wants to tell me I have no choice but to buy inflated medical insurance.
Let me get a baseball bat up in here!