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(Orlando Sentinel)   In this corner, wearing a polyester blue shirt, is the TSA. In this corner, wearing two hearing aids, is an 87-year-old WWII veteran. Let's get ready to GRRRUUUMMMBBBLLEEE   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 67
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12246 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2013 at 2:13 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-24 08:16:47 PM  
TFA is a POS.

Headline should read "Man who knowingly repeats behaviors that cause additional screening baffled that he keeps getting additional screening".

And please learn to structure your writing.
 
2013-10-24 08:38:47 PM  
Quit holding up the line old man.  And for the daughter, fark you, cash is perfectly acceptable to use.
 
2013-10-24 08:59:23 PM  
What a horrible, nonsensical, useless anecdote. I thought the old man was going to be fighting with TSA. Instead he kinda has no idea what's going on anymore.
 
2013-10-24 09:05:10 PM  
I was expecting an Air Force puke.

How dare they molest a Navy vet.

/sick
//and tired
 
2013-10-24 09:05:51 PM  

Sid_6.7: TFA is a POS.

Headline should read "Man who knowingly repeats behaviors that cause additional screening baffled that he keeps getting additional screening".

And please learn to structure your writing.


His first mistake was going to a commercial airport.
 
2013-10-24 09:07:35 PM  

basemetal: cash is perfectly acceptable to use


That goes double if the cash belongs to your client and they're the ones paying for your private jet airplane ride.

I highly recommend it.
 
2013-10-24 09:56:36 PM  
So, he's just an old crotchety man holding up the line. What does that have to do with him being a WWII vet? WWII vets can be assholes, too.
 
2013-10-24 09:57:21 PM  
Also, "dad-dude"? Really?
 
2013-10-24 10:01:55 PM  
He sounds like kind of an asshole. He knowingly holds up the line because he thinks he doesn't have to follow the rules.
Screw him, I've got a flight to catch.
 
2013-10-24 10:03:46 PM  

jaylectricity: What a horrible, nonsensical, useless anecdote. I thought the old man was going to be fighting with TSA. Instead he kinda has no idea what's going on anymore.



Lauren Ritchie is a universally hated Sentinel "columnist". Her writing is horrible and very opinionated -- embarrassing to read at times. If her Father really acts like this (wouldn't put it past her to be making most of this up), I can see why she's suck a hack.
 
2013-10-24 10:10:38 PM  
Anybody else expect gramps to be saying stuff like, "I could hijack any of those planes wearing no clothing at all." And other things like that.

/feel free to take that and run with it
//got nuttin else
 
2013-10-24 10:43:34 PM  
Am I supposed to be outraged or something?  Sounds like a stubborn dick and his enabler daughter thinks he should be treated differently because I'M A VETERAN!1!!

Stop holding everyone up, asshole.
 
2013-10-25 12:31:26 AM  
My dad has cancer.
/He deserves a cookie
 
2013-10-25 02:01:12 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: My dad has cancer.
/He deserves a cookie


so does mine. but he can't eat the cookie because of the tumor blocking his throat.
 
2013-10-25 02:22:49 AM  
Hmm, if he's 87, that means he would have been between 8 and 13 during WW2. Something doesn't add up here.
 
2013-10-25 02:24:32 AM  
A: Get your dads hearing aids adjusted you stupid farking kunt!
2: 87 year olds aren't the ones interested in jacking planes you stupid Farking TSA jackwads!
 
2013-10-25 02:25:03 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hmm, if he's 87, that means he would have been between 8 and 13 during WW2. Something doesn't add up here.


Your math skills would be the first guess.
 
2013-10-25 02:25:19 AM  
I don't get how he's not following the rules? Supposedly, he's not supposed to have to take off his shoes - but he does, because they're steel toe.
 
2013-10-25 02:27:00 AM  

jaylectricity: What a horrible, nonsensical, useless anecdote. I thought the old man was going to be fighting with TSA. Instead he kinda has no idea what's going on anymore.


WHAT DID YOU SAY?
 
2013-10-25 02:44:19 AM  
thank gott she worked into the tale how dad-dude is a badass that took down Tokyo Rose in the day. keep riding that war is great bandwagon, hate monger.
 
2013-10-25 02:50:56 AM  

Sid_6.7: TFATSA is a POS.


FTFY.
 
2013-10-25 02:51:46 AM  
Is is wrong that halfway through I started reading it in Fran Drescher's voice?
 
2013-10-25 02:53:28 AM  

lohphat: Sid_6.7: TFATSA is a POS.

FTFY.


Why not both?
 
2013-10-25 02:56:35 AM  
I approve of causing sheep distress over the 'legalized' 4th amendment violations.

http://www.rockyflatsgear.com/

My computer guy wore something from here on his way to NYC. He's 6'8" and 320lbs.. He 'accidentially' stumbled and fell on top of a TSA agent. He said he was never sure if the people behind him were laughing at him or the TSA agent. Noone seemed upset at the delay.
 
2013-10-25 02:56:59 AM  

starsrift: I don't get how he's not following the rules? Supposedly, he's not supposed to have to take off his shoes - but he does, because they're steel toe.


There is a certain kind of man that wears steel toed shoes. Usually has to do with being someone that Worked for a living instead of 'worked'
 
2013-10-25 03:23:32 AM  
Just remember.  Old people have nothing to lose and they get an immense amount of joy out of farking with bureaucratic assholes.  And WW2 vets who were in combat even more so.  They are a national treasure.
 
2013-10-25 03:30:24 AM  
HERO tag on vacation?

/snark
 
2013-10-25 03:31:05 AM  

OgreMagi: Just remember.  Old people have nothing to lose and they get an immense amount of joy out of farking with bureaucratic assholes.  And WW2 vets who were in combat even more so.  They are a national treasure.


wat
 
2013-10-25 03:41:24 AM  
Just because he's 87 doesn't mean he's not a total dick holding up an already lengthy process just for the purpose of being a total dick.

Fark that guy.
 
2013-10-25 03:47:47 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: So, he's just an old crotchety man holding up the line. What does that have to do with him being a WWII vet? WWII vets can be assholes, too.


Old people deserve to be assholes whenever they want to be. If you don't agree, you can definitely agree that WWII vets deserve to be assholes.

If you don't agree with either one, I'm not sure you're human, let alone American.
 
2013-10-25 03:48:29 AM  

TheHopeDiamond: Just because he's 87 doesn't mean he's not a total dick holding up an already lengthy process just for the purpose of being a total dick.

Fark that guy.


Anyone who takes side WITH the TSA is a dick. Fark that guy ^^^
 
2013-10-25 03:53:03 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: My dad has cancer.
/He deserves a cookie


I'd give your dad a cookie if I could.
 
2013-10-25 03:53:13 AM  

redmid17: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Hmm, if he's 87, that means he would have been between 8 and 13 during WW2. Something doesn't add up here.

Your math skills would be the first guess.


2013 - 87 = 1926

1942 - 1926 = 16
1945 - 1926 = 19
Calculators, what can't they do?

Probably lied about his age to get into the Navy, a lot of kids did back then.
 
2013-10-25 04:12:06 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: My dad has cancer.
/He deserves a cookie


Yes he does. And so do you.  But you'll have to settle for a long-distance virtual hug.   (HUG!)
 
2013-10-25 04:19:53 AM  
87 year old WWII combat vet?   Thank you, sir.  Be an asshole all you want.
 
2013-10-25 04:39:20 AM  
I was able to obtain this exclusive photo of the mean old basterd in question...

www.sequelcast.com

/I hear he's also wanted for smashing up a motorcycle dealership then fleeing the scene on a stolen bike
 
2013-10-25 04:49:36 AM  

groundhog: 87 year old WWII combat vet?   Thank you, sir.  Be an asshole all you want.


This; and all you assholes calling him names, fark you and I HOPE YOU DIE IN A GAS OVEN.
 
2013-10-25 05:57:30 AM  
Subby owes Michael Buffer a royalty check.
 
2013-10-25 06:00:28 AM  
Die in a gas oven?

DIAGO?
 
2013-10-25 06:04:29 AM  
He should lite up a Lucky Strike while in line. Thanks!
 
2013-10-25 06:39:52 AM  

OgreMagi: Just remember. Old people have nothing to lose


That's probably why the TSA is keeping an eye on them.

All that excess skin could hide a lot of C4 and the pacemaker could be used as a detonator.
All it takes to program them to blow up a plane is hacking into their television set and sending them an altered version of 'Fox and friends'.

Scratch that, just letting them watch the program should be enough.
 
2013-10-25 06:53:55 AM  
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2013-10-25 07:22:35 AM  
Jesus fark. I'm a below-knee amputee, with a titanium rod in my femur. Other countries don't fark with me at all other than a hand metal detector that they ignore and don't investigate further. But even two weeks ago, I didn't even get an explosive swab or body scan at LAX. The overzealousness is definitely getting much better.

I've been screwed with quite a bit before, even argued with because I refused the body scanner knowing I was going to secondary anyway. Not in the last several flights in the last few months, though.

/if you know you'll set off the metal detector, know you'll get another inspection
//that's only been the case for at least thirty years
///old people could obviously never have any ill will *Cough*Tea*Cough*
 
2013-10-25 07:27:45 AM  

OgreMagi: Just remember.  Old people have nothing to lose and they get an immense amount of joy out of farking with bureaucratic assholes.  And WW2 vets who were in combat even more so.  They are a national treasure.


But that's not what happens here. He's just being a dickhead to the dozens to hundreds of innocent passengers behind him.
 
2013-10-25 07:38:21 AM  
You'd think the columnist would just buy her dad some shoes without metal.  Her dad my enjoy the scene, but you'd think she would rather avoid the hassle.
 
2013-10-25 07:54:48 AM  
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2013-10-25 07:55:26 AM  

Bob Falfa: He sounds like kind of an asshole. He knowingly holds up the line because he thinks he doesn't have to follow the rules.
Screw him, I've got a flight to catch.


And boots to lick.

FARK THE TSA

 
2013-10-25 09:07:13 AM  
A WWII vet is a person who risked his life, Who gave up part of the prime of his life to LEGITIMATELY protect your freedom.

A TSA employee is a person who deprives you of your freedom while ILLEGITIMATELY claiming to protect it.

I don't care what the old guy does. I cast my lot with him unconditionally.
 
2013-10-25 09:38:28 AM  

Dedmon: OgreMagi: Just remember.  Old people have nothing to lose and they get an immense amount of joy out of farking with bureaucratic assholes.  And WW2 vets who were in combat even more so.  They are a national treasure.

But that's not what happens here. He's just being a dickhead to the dozens to hundreds of innocent passengers behind him.


This, and all he did in the war was to pick something up and hand it to the next guy.  He likely never fired a shot after basic, once they figured out he was a terrible shot.
 
2013-10-25 09:56:18 AM  
I'm with anyone who's screwing with the TSA and their security theater. Rock on, old dude.
 
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