Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Is That A Zippo In Your Pocket?

Securing the Fatherland is hard work, but that job just got a bit easier now that TSA is cracking down on those super scary incendiary devices called butane lighters.
As part of the intelligence reform bill passed Wednesday, Congress added the lighters to the long list of banned items, including scissors, pen knives and box cutters.

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Dorgan cited FBI reports that would-be "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid would have been able to ignite his explosive and blow up a trans-Atlantic jetliner three years ago if he'd brought a butane lighter with him.

Never mind that 4 books of matches per passenger are still allowed. Zippo should sue Congress for flame discrimination.

2 Comments:

At 5:57 PM, Blogger Poor_Statue said...

Saw a great comedian this weekend (first name Paul- writes for the Daily Show) who was joking about airline security. His big thing was fingernail clippers.

As soon as I heard about the lighters, I asked about matches. Doesn't make any sense.

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Pyramus said...

Love that part about flame discrimination. Fight for Zippos and buy as much as you can at http://www.executivegiftshoppe.com/zippo-lighters.html
. hahaha

 

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