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Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Probably hopeless due to insufficient retention capability, but ...

    Gay Travel: Davey Wavey and the Homophobic TSA Agent

    For National Coming Out Day, I traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and spoke to a group of university students. It was a lovely trip and I met hundreds of impassioned students. I left the college feeling inspired and hopeful about the future of both our movement and LGBT community at large.

    That is, until I reached the airport.

    After picking up my ticket, I worked my way through airport security. I took off my high|tops and binned up my electronics and backpack. Just as I was about to walk through the body scanners, I overheard a nearby TSA agent talking to passengers.

    “Take out your wallets and phones,” he said. “If you have anything else in your pockets—ladies, if you have any lipstick, please remove it.” He then chuckled to himself before saying aloud, “I sure hope there’s no men with any lipstick.” He then enjoyed a good laugh with the female TSA agent standing next to him.

    It was truly a what-the-**** moment.

  2. That's a truly ignorant thing to say about ladies as well. I don't know very many ladies who keep lipstick in their pockets. Lipstick in your pocket is bad idea, as it has a tendency to get too warm and melt. Lipstick goes in your purse.

    An assclown indeed, in more ways than one.
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  3. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    :confused: WTF moment is right!!
    I'll have you know that even in the dead of summer, I keep Chap-stick in my pocket, not lipstick!
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  4. Yeah. I don't wear lipstick actually, either. My info is dated to way before I had kids and the extra bandwidth for such luxuries.
  5. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I think that Chapstick is more of a "wax-based" and less likely to melt than lipstick which contains shark liver oil (yuk!)..
  6. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    Geezz.some people!!!
  7. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    OMG.shark liver oil...,glad i dont ware that stuff...ewww yuck!!
  8. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Does Chap-Stick qualify as clear lipstick? If so I need to switch to the stuff in a little tin.
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  9. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I use the Bert's Bees lip balm, which really is wax-based (bee's wax, that is). Sorry that I don't have time to find a link to the product, but you can buy it at Wal-Mart
  10. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    According to my daughter, the world traveler, her chapstick is sometimes confiscated, sometimes not.
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  11. worldwide

    worldwide Original Member

    I have also had a few....kidnapped ..but I tend to lose more than they can take...
  12. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    If they try to take my Burt's Bees Lip Balm, they'll have to arm wrestle me for it!!:mad: It is medically necessary!
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