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(Talking Points Memo)   Man arrested at airport with pressure cooker. "He is believed to have... lied to a federal customs agent about why he brought the pressure cooker." Really, how hard is it to keep your story straight about why you have a pressure cooker?   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 161
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2013-05-13 01:37:07 PM
It's understandable. He came to a place where the only thing he felt were loaded guns in his face.
 
2013-05-13 01:38:38 PM
I can't ****ing believe I was too late to this thread to make a Billy Joel joke
 
2013-05-13 01:40:37 PM
A pressure cooker was used to set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon last month.

Wait...
 
2013-05-13 01:41:22 PM
Coming soon to a list of things you can't have on flights:

Containers.
 
2013-05-13 01:41:24 PM
You'll get my 1920 vintage cast iron when you pry them from my cold dead hands.
 
2013-05-13 01:42:35 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: A pressure cooker was used to set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon last month.

Wait...


Very poorly written sentence. Should be along the lines of "Pressure cookers were used in constructing the bombs..."
 
2013-05-13 01:45:22 PM
So this guy comes to immigration with a passport that looks falsified and an inconsistent story about why he's carrying a pressure cooker -- an object that was recently used in a terrorist attack?

Why does that sound particularly suspicious?
 
2013-05-13 01:47:51 PM
"I bought it to make chili...

NO, I MEAN PORK ROAST!

Dammit!"
 
2013-05-13 01:49:02 PM
Lying to a federal agent means 5 years in prison.  If they got him to change his story even slightly, we'll all get to take care of this loser's federal pen bill.

What a country.
 
2013-05-13 01:52:48 PM
Why the heck would you carry a pressure cooker all the way from Saudi Arabia instead of just buying one here?  It's not like they're ridiculously expensive.
 
2013-05-13 01:54:05 PM

Sid_6.7: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A pressure cooker was used to set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon last month.

Wait...

Very poorly written sentence. Should be along the lines of "Pressure cookers were used in constructing the bombs..."


This. It's like saying, "box cutters were used to bring down the World Trade Center."
 
2013-05-13 01:59:41 PM

wxboy: Why the heck would you carry a pressure cooker all the way from Saudi Arabia instead of just buying one here?  It's not like they're ridiculously expensive.


My first thought.... maybe he was reading the internet and believed some rube/parody claiming that the U.S. was "going to outlaw pressure cookers".
 
2013-05-13 02:11:42 PM
i40.tinypic.com 

I came to get my chafing dish
 
2013-05-13 02:15:25 PM
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
 
2013-05-13 02:23:38 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about


Now I have that song stuck in my head.

Thank you
 
2013-05-13 02:25:47 PM
Its a dry run - al qaeda is seeing if they can get a pressure cooker on a plane.  If they can - and they know they can make a bomb out of one - then they can take out a plane that way.

the question i have is whether the pressure cooker was in the checked luggage or carried on?  Though a person could probably detonate it from a seat in the plane either way.
 
2013-05-13 02:37:12 PM
Thank God Barack Obama has kept us safe from this dangerous terrorist.
 
2013-05-13 02:47:21 PM
He bought it... To Serve Man!

/It's a cookbook!
 
2013-05-13 02:48:43 PM
So now you can probably get arrested for saying "pressure cooker" in an airport.
 
2013-05-13 02:48:54 PM

dletter: wxboy: Why the heck would you carry a pressure cooker all the way from Saudi Arabia instead of just buying one here?  It's not like they're ridiculously expensive.

My first thought.... maybe he was reading the internet and believed some rube/parody claiming that the U.S. was "going to outlaw pressure cookers".


Then only outlaws would have pressure cookers.

He wanted to take it on the plane so he could serve mutherfarking steaks on the mutherfarking plane!
 
2013-05-13 02:48:56 PM
The passport modification is important here.  Dollars to donuts he had spent loooots of time in Somalia, Afghanistan, etc.
 
2013-05-13 02:48:58 PM
Why would you need to bring a pressure cooker to America? You can afford a plane ticket, surely you can buy a new cooker when you get here.
 
2013-05-13 02:49:03 PM
My wife makes chicken and rice in our pressure cooker about once a week, and it is in fact the bomb.
 
2013-05-13 02:49:06 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Lying to a federal agent means 5 years in prison.  If they got him to change his story even slightly, we'll all get to take care of this loser's federal pen bill.

What a country burger.


/Sorry, I'm hungry
 
2013-05-13 02:49:27 PM
Isn't this a bit ridiculous? Like, seriously?
 
2013-05-13 02:50:05 PM

NutWrench: Sid_6.7: MaudlinMutantMollusk: A pressure cooker was used to set off the bombs at the Boston Marathon last month.

Wait...

Very poorly written sentence. Should be along the lines of "Pressure cookers were used in constructing the bombs..."

This. It's like saying, "box cutters were used to bring down the World Trade Center."


*snert*
 
2013-05-13 02:50:49 PM
"What's in the guitar case?"
 
2013-05-13 02:51:38 PM

Well I use Mac/Linux...: My wife makes chicken and rice in our pressure cooker about once a week, and it is in fact the bomb.


Actually, it is "da bomb". There is a slight, but significant, difference.
 
2013-05-13 02:52:18 PM
It looks like that he couldn't deal with...

(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)

... the pressure.
 
2013-05-13 02:52:26 PM
Why do you have this pressure cooker sir?

Im going to set off bomb--i mean cook meat! Dammit!

I imagine that is exactly how the conversation went.
 
2013-05-13 02:52:56 PM
Just because something was used as a bomb once, doesn't mean that every single time you see that item, it's going to be a bomb again.

see: box cutters, shoes, underwear, and now pressure cookers

But yea, let's just keep reacting to things instead of actually being proactive.

/this also applies to some of the idiotic reactions to other horrible events
 
2013-05-13 02:53:29 PM
Let's just arrest everyone not born in the US that cooks rice.
 
2013-05-13 02:54:27 PM
She have gone with the crock pot from the gift registry instead.
 
2013-05-13 02:55:26 PM

wxboy: Why the heck would you carry a pressure cooker all the way from Saudi Arabia instead of just buying one here?  It's not like they're ridiculously expensive.


One of the excuses was he had the thing because they are not sold in the US.

Weak.
 
2013-05-13 02:55:33 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Let's just arrest everyone not born in the US that cooks rice.


Hey, Sarge!  This guy keeps arguing with me about this pressure cooker!  He won't tell me what FLIED LICE means!
 
2013-05-13 02:55:40 PM
Is now the time to talk about pressure cooker control?
 
2013-05-13 02:55:41 PM
We have to use the indefinite article, "A pressure cooker," never ... "YOUR pressure cooker."
 
2013-05-13 02:56:17 PM

cloud_van_dame: wxboy: Why the heck would you carry a pressure cooker all the way from Saudi Arabia instead of just buying one here?  It's not like they're ridiculously expensive.

One of the excuses was he had the thing because they are not sold in the US.

Weak.


Ours don't come with C4.
 
2013-05-13 02:56:42 PM

AppleChill: We have to use the indefinite article, "A pressure cooker," never ... "YOUR pressure cooker."


That's not my pressure cooker.  I've never seen it before in my life.
 
2013-05-13 02:57:37 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Let's just arrest everyone not born in the US that cooks rice.


Who uses a pressure cooker for rice?  That's what Uncle Ben's is for.
 
2013-05-13 02:58:46 PM

BunkoSquad: I can't ****ing believe I was too late to this thread to make a Billy Joel joke


You can try "Under Pressure" by Queen.
 
2013-05-13 02:58:52 PM

SlothB77: Its a dry run - al qaeda is seeing if they can get a pressure cooker on a plane.  If they can - and they know they can make a bomb out of one - then they can take out a plane that way.

the question i have is whether the pressure cooker was in the checked luggage or carried on?  Though a person could probably detonate it from a seat in the plane either way.


No not really... Google "Al qaeda and pressure cookers"
 
2013-05-13 02:59:07 PM
Back in the late 70's, I used to cook Dulce de Leche in a pressure cooker.  Just fill-it up with water about 1/2 way, place a can of sweetened condensed milk in the water, pressure cook it for don't remember how long.  Anyway, one time while doing this another kid at my building invited me to go downstairs to do tricks on our bikes.  I complied.  While down there, I watched this horrible explosion blow-out the windows of my mom's kitchen.  It literally was like a bomb had gone off.  Stove. marble sink, new refrigerator, all destroyed.

Come to think of it, I believe I'm still grounded.
 
2013-05-13 02:59:08 PM
Ill have to warn my relatives not to bring one next time they come state side.

/They come state side for the booze and drugs.
//Fun to party with.
 
2013-05-13 02:59:23 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Let's just arrest everyone not born in the US that cooks rice.


Well, that simply means my wife is doing all the cooking from now on. Problem solved.
 
2013-05-13 02:59:28 PM
It could be a trial run to see how far he could get with one, planning to come back later with a bomb. The 911 hijackers did trial runs with knives and box cutters so they knew how far they would make it and look what they did.

Just a speculatin

My pressure cooker has laser sights and a tactical folding stock as well as m203 potatoe launcher.
 
2013-05-13 02:59:36 PM

Galloping Galoshes: insertsnarkyusername: Let's just arrest everyone not born in the US that cooks rice.

Who uses a pressure cooker for rice?  That's what Uncle Ben's is for.


A good portion of the rest of the world.
 
2013-05-13 02:59:52 PM
How much longer before you have to swipe your license/ID with every purchase (even cash) so the contents can be thrown into a national database and scrutinized for health or safety reasons.
 
2013-05-13 03:00:56 PM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: How much longer before you have to swipe your license/ID with every purchase (even cash) so the contents can be thrown into a national database and scrutinized for health or safety reasons.


Soon. Too soon.
 
2013-05-13 03:01:38 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about


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