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(LA Times)   TSA will no longer pat down celebrities like Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Alan Rickman, Sean Bean, John Malkovich, Gary Oldman, Terence Stamp, Andrew Robinson, Bruce Dern, Edward Fox, Rutger Hauer   (latimes.com) divider line 187
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2012-06-08 09:17:03 AM
"There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' "I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."

Color me sarcastically shocked that (R-Ala.) thinks it's OK for the federal government to have one set of rules for special people, and another set for everyone else. I suspect that he would consider US Representatives to be sufficiently famous as to never have to be subject to the security procedures he helps mandate.

(Color me legitimately shocked that he knows who Beyonce is, and didn't just go with Lee Greenwood.)
 
2012-06-08 09:17:44 AM
Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Alan Rickman, Sean Bean, John Malkovich, Gary Oldman, Terence Stamp, Andrew Robinson, Bruce Dern, Edward Fox, Rutger Hauer

Is that the cast of The Expendables 3?
 
2012-06-08 09:17:47 AM
Obviously a celebrity never has or would kill anyone
 
2012-06-08 09:23:04 AM
Rutger Hauer?!? Are you sure? If we don't pat him down then he'll be even HARDER TO KILL.
 
2012-06-08 09:26:17 AM
Either everyone goes through it, or nobody does.
 
2012-06-08 09:26:53 AM
Famous Last Words:

"Hey, that's Randy Quaid. He's was in the Independence Day film my kids liked. You don't have to pat him down."
 
2012-06-08 09:28:56 AM
Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton also don't get patted down, but thats just because nobody wants to touch them.
 
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2012-06-08 09:29:21 AM
Well, isn't the point of laws to protect the good people from peasants like you?.
 
2012-06-08 09:30:32 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Famous Last Words:

"Hey, that's Randy Quaid. He's was in the Independence Day film my kids liked. You don't have to pat him down."


If I'm flying with Gary Busey or Charlie Sheen you damn right I want them patted down.
 
2012-06-08 09:38:43 AM
Actually, this may be a good idea.

I can just become famous and then make millions smuggling cocaine.
 
2012-06-08 09:46:58 AM
Rutger Hauer will, however, have to take a Voight Kampff test.
 
2012-06-08 09:48:40 AM
Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking would improve the TSA. Making certain special nobility-like people exempt while the average commoner still has to deal with the TSA. That's exactly what will fix the system and nothing could go wrong with that, because double standards for certain classes have never ever angered anyone in the course of history, ever.
 
2012-06-08 09:49:32 AM
"There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' "I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."

Worked well for Lincoln.
 
2012-06-08 09:49:33 AM
I don't normally fap to photos of pregnant chicks being probed, but when I do....
www.latimes.com
 
2012-06-08 09:50:07 AM
How about Cat Stevens?

www.moonbattery.com
 
2012-06-08 09:51:13 AM
So what they're saying is they will no longer pat down KNOWN TERRORISTS. Alan Rickman, aka the Sheriff of Nottingham, aka Hans Gruber has displayed a flagrant disregard for human life in meeting his own ends. Rutger Hauer ran away from his employers, a "prison" in his terms, with a core group of operatives to sow terror and fear among the populace, seeking vengeance for some perceived crime against him and his kind.
 
2012-06-08 09:51:39 AM
"There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' "I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."

It's pretty farking obvious I'm not going to blow up a plane, either, farkstick.

What is the formula here? How famous do you have to be to get a pass?

Do D listers make the cut? Those are some angry people.
 
2012-06-08 09:52:24 AM

pdee: How about Cat Stevens?


Damn it! My google-fu is inferior to yours...
 
2012-06-08 09:53:19 AM
John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor. Sure, he had unpopular political views, but he was certainly no threat to the president.
 
2012-06-08 09:56:27 AM
How does it feel being a slave?
 
2012-06-08 09:56:28 AM

MyNameIsMofuga: I don't normally fap to photos of pregnant chicks being probed, but when I do....
[www.latimes.com image 600x416]


She isn't pregnant, she just had a big lunch of In and Out Burger.

//on the corner of Camrose and Radford
///good farking burgers, Walter
 
2012-06-08 09:56:40 AM
I would recognize the members of System of a Down but that doesn't mean I think they are harmless.
 
2012-06-08 09:57:34 AM
House panel gives TSA advice on improving its image


Because we all know how good a job Congress does at maintaining it highly favorable image.

And WRONG! This violates the Equal Protection Clause. You cannot selectively apply the law. It's all or nothing: pat down everyone or no one, dumbasses.
 
2012-06-08 09:57:37 AM
www.blendmag.no

"Hey it's Faran Tahir! Go right on through sir!"

I wouldn't be the least bit happier with TSA if I see them let 'special people' zip right on through security. Fark those people. Just because you're rich, you get special exemptions? Well actualy do you, but you shouldn't get any more. If anything I would be even more pissed off. I much rather see Milla Jovich get patted down. By a hot female. Slowly. No, slower. That's right, check them boobies. Get in between those puppies and make sure she isn't hiding anything. Better get your hand up her shirt. Mmmmmmmm.
 
2012-06-08 09:57:43 AM
But but but....what if they were coming to America to shoot a pilot?!


/The film director Mike Figgis was detained by the TSA when he said this
 
2012-06-08 09:58:50 AM

rufus-t-firefly: John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor. Sure, he had unpopular political views, but he was certainly no threat to the president.


Lee Harvey Oswald was in the U.S. Army. Sure, he had unpopular political views, but he was certainly no threat to the president.
 
2012-06-08 09:59:02 AM
I'm just here to point out how awesome the Pre-Check lines are. They actually treat you as a human, and not somebody convicted of a pre-crime.
 
2012-06-08 09:59:42 AM

Sock Ruh Tease: Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking would improve the TSA. Making certain special nobility-like people exempt while the average commoner still has to deal with the TSA. That's exactly what will fix the system and nothing could go wrong with that, because double standards for certain classes have never ever angered anyone in the course of history, ever.


Of all that have said THIS, it is MHO that you have said it best.

/This is not a good idea
 
2012-06-08 09:59:51 AM
Newsflash!

Rich and famous people get special treatment.

Film at 11
 
2012-06-08 09:59:59 AM
Just another example of how far away our elected officials are from the filthy unwashed masses.

Yep. That'll make it better. The rich and famous get a free pass, but the majority get the cavity search.
 
2012-06-08 10:00:06 AM
So, 'Don't you know who I am?' is now a legit complaint.
 
2012-06-08 10:00:16 AM
I can just see it: "Hey, your that guy that was in that one movie! You know the one with that lady! Go ahead. Move on past these losers."
 
2012-06-08 10:01:08 AM
chimp_ninja

"There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' "I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."

Color me sarcastically shocked that (R-Ala.) thinks it's OK for the federal government to

Color me sarcastically shocked that liberal hypocrites ignore that it was a democrat administration that turned TSA into a grope our balls agency.
 
2012-06-08 10:01:41 AM
To be fair, no one wanted to stand in the way of his 'Life, Liberty, or Pursuit of Happiness.'

farm4.staticflickr.com

I wouldn't.
 
2012-06-08 10:01:54 AM

sammyk: OtherLittleGuy:

If I'm flying with Gary Busey or Charlie Sheen you damn right I want them patted down.


T'hell you say. If I ever end up on a plane with Charlie Sheen I want him to bring aboard whatever he wants. It would make the flight far more interesting and maybe he would share.

Gary Busey...not so much...
 
2012-06-08 10:03:00 AM
I sure hope the Democrat that runs against Rep. Mike Rogers uses that extra brain-dead statement against him this fall.

Then again, we already have TSA express lanes for the one-percenters and the sheep travelling public seem more or less OK with that...

----------------------

And also, Donald Rumsfeld? Not dangerous? REALLY? That guy is responsible for FAR more deaths of innocent civilians than Al-Qaeda could ever dream of. If we as a society are too much of a pussy to arrest him, at least we can give the guy a VERY THOROUGH colonoscopy each time he flies.


/Just to be sure, of course.
//After all, we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
 
2012-06-08 10:03:36 AM
It may seem stupid to pat down Henry Kissinger, but I'd rather than he be subject to the same random searches that we are all subject to, rather than that there is a special elite class of traveler that is not subjected to random searches. And I'll tell you, of all the complaints the public has with the TSA, that Beyonce might occasionally get searched is at the very bottom of the list.

And, I'm sorry, but OJ is a killer, Robert Blake is a killer... Just because someone is a celebrity does not mean they couldn't go nuts and blow up a plane. And we all know there are plenty of dumb celebs who would happily carry a package onto a plane for someone without having any idea what's in it. Or would accept a free pair of shoes -- full of explosives. There is absolutely no reason to give celebs a free pass.

Now, it wouldn't surprise me at all to hear that not only are celebrities not currently off-limits to TSA searches, but that they are searched MORE FREQUENTLY because they are celebrities and TSA agents like to be able to tell their families: "Hey, guess who I got to pat down today?" In which case, that kind of BS has to stop. If the searches are supposed to be random, then they need to be random. The TSA shouldn't get to call audibles on celebrities and hot chicks. But that doesn't mean that I want a special class of untouchables whose fame gets them a free pass through life. That would certainly jump to the top of my list of what pisses me off about the TSA.
 
2012-06-08 10:03:56 AM

coeyagi: ww.latimes.com image 600x416]

She isn't pregnant, she just had a big lunch of In and Out Burger.

//on the corner of Camrose and Radford
///good farking burgers, Walter


Actually that is what it looks like when I fill a woman's womb with my seed. I literally produce 3 gallons of ejaculate during orgasm.
 
2012-06-08 10:04:13 AM
what class of celeb's get a free pass?

'A' list?, 'B' List.....anyone recognizable?

I can see huge opportunities, in the look-a-like business [though, maybe, not much of a future]

If a 3 year old gets a pat down, and a 90 year old in a wheelchair gets a pat down, then Beyonce and Rumsfeld damn well better get a pat down too!
 
2012-06-08 10:04:13 AM
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal that others.
 
2012-06-08 10:04:30 AM

OnlyM3: chimp_ninja

"There are certain people that are just so well-known that you've just got to use your common sense," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "Because if you start patting them down, people are going to say, 'They're patting down Beyonce.' "I mean, she's not going to blow a plane up."

Color me sarcastically shocked that (R-Ala.) thinks it's OK for the federal government to
Color me sarcastically shocked that liberal hypocrites ignore that it was a democrat administration that turned TSA into a grope our balls agency.


Yeah they were totally efficient and respectful prior to that.
 
2012-06-08 10:04:46 AM
This just means that Al Qaeda will know EXACTLY who to recruit.
 
2012-06-08 10:05:34 AM
And sure as hell we don't need to give Gallagher another list to biatch and moan about not being on.
 
2012-06-08 10:05:44 AM
Not so fast, celebs.

fitceleb.com

content6.flixster.com

www.alicia-logic.com
 
2012-06-08 10:06:12 AM
Suck it Plebes
 
2012-06-08 10:06:44 AM
Bullshiat....either patdowns are random or their not. No exemptions.

/actually I'd prefer to do away with the TSA, but that's a different article.
 
2012-06-08 10:07:18 AM

sammyk: OtherLittleGuy: Famous Last Words:

"Hey, that's Randy Quaid. He's was in the Independence Day film my kids liked. You don't have to pat him down."

If I'm flying with Gary Busey or Charlie Sheen you damn right I want them patted down.


I myself don't trust Mark Ruffalo. He has a serial killer vibe about him.
 
2012-06-08 10:07:27 AM
Does anyone in that list qualify as well known for the average TSA agent?
 
2012-06-08 10:08:22 AM
They pass the stupid laws, and then they get upset when people they like are subject to them. Screw that.

If they want to feel my peener, guess what, they get to feel yours too.

Of course, maybe they wouldn't have found weed in Ralph David Abernathy 3's underwear (Ga State Rep coming back from Jamaica)
 
2012-06-08 10:08:33 AM

coeyagi: rufus-t-firefly: John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor. Sure, he had unpopular political views, but he was certainly no threat to the president.

Lee Harvey Oswald was in the U.S. Army. Sure, he had unpopular political views, but he was certainly no threat to the president.


Army? Army?

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, if you please...

In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated Marine and his rifle can do! And before you ladies leave my island, you will all be able to do the same thing!
 
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