But Kip Hawley Is an Idiot!


This may rise to the level of offensiveness as farting at the mention of the Polish president, but reader lunchstealer sends along word of the latest petty annoyance from the Transportation Security Agency:

A Wisconsin man who wrote "Kip Hawley is an Idiot" on a plastic bag containing toiletries said he was detained at an airport security checkpoint for about 25 minutes before authorities concluded the statement was not a threat.

For those not in the know, Kip Hawley is the head of TSA. The detainee was one Ryan Bird, 31, a vice president at some sort of heavy equipment company, who has become increasingly annoyed at what he sees as official capriciousness when it comes to travel restrictions.

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