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Former Transportation Security Administration agent John W. Irwin has pleaded guilty to stealing $520 from a passenger at Norfolk International Airport. The passenger claimed he had a medical condition that would not allow him to go through the machine and asked to be patted down. TSA agents then selected the man for addtional screening in a private room. Irwin used that opportunity to hide cash the man had placed in a plastic bin. Irwin said he did it because the man "had given my fellow employees a hard time."

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  1. Irwin used that opportunity to hide cash the man had placed in a plastic bin. Irwin said he did it because the man “had given my fellow employees a hard time.”

    Irwin should fight this all the way to the Supreme Court. The chief justice might just consider that a tax.

      1. He did specify a hard time. I think this implies more than just a “tip”.

    1. No need to make this a tax, it’s obviously covered by the Commerce Clause.

  2. So, this seems like it’s really going to be a crappy Superbowl this year. I guess I will pull for the 49ers…well against the Ex-Browns. I kind of feel crappy for putting my vacation around the SB now (I didn’t want to watch it at 0130 again. Well maybe the week in France before I go to the states will make me enjoy it more. But I doubt it.

    1. Aw, bullshit. First off, the Browns are still in Cleveland- Modell was in a different universe of class compared to Irsay (may his name be pissed on by diabetic camels).

      Second, these were clearly the two best teams in the NFL- they positioned themselves to win their divisions (no wild cards here), and following player adjustments (QB at SF, OL for B’more), took themselves to a different level.

      This is going to be a GREAT Superbowl.

      1. I don’t know, I think the teams match up too well, then again I haven’t been able to watch very much football at all this year (probably 6 or 7 games in total). But I don’t have a rooting interest in either team really, for or against. I hope you’re right.

        Although really, I intend to be drunk by the second quarter, so I guess it won’t matter anyway.

        1. But I don’t have a rooting interest in either team really, for or against.

          According to IFH, that type of interest may fall under that penaltax to which you alluded upthread. Careful, WRG. You did mention something about “backed up”…

        2. I’m in the unfortunate/fortunate position of being an avid, long-time fan of both teams. Whatever happens, I’ll be happy/sad. You’re right, the teams match up well, both really well-balanced and well-coached. That’s why I think it could be a really great final game.

          The Ravens side of me thanks the various gods that Jim Caldwell replaced Cam Cameron. The 49ers side of me thinks they’d be in the same place with Alex Smith still in, but I can’t deny that Kaep is more exciting to watch.

          1. I want whatever outcome will prevent scenes of Ray Lewis crying. Who watches football to see grown men cry about a fucking game? On the other hand I’m happy to see a team not afraid to actually put a helmet on the opposition win. Surprised they didn’t call another penalty for Pollard’s hit on Ridley.

            1. You mean Ridley’s hit on Pollard, I think.

              1. I guess it could be called Ridley’s hit if hitting involves spinning around and lying motionless on the ground:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEub4McLBrA

            2. I want whatever outcome will prevent scenes of Ray Lewis crying.

              WOuldn’t that involve somebody’s entourage stabbing him to death? You’re advocating murder.

      2. Irsay (may his name be pissed on by diabetic camels).

        Irsay left Baltimore in the middle of the night because the State of Maryland threatened to take his team by eminent domain. He had to move his private property so that in the morning, there would be nothing there for the State to take.

    2. Well maybe the week in France before I go to the states will make me enjoy it more. But I doubt it.

      So do I. You’ll eat too much cheese and back up a loo. Or spend a week on it.-)

      1. After the last year in Liberia, being backed up would be a blessing.

    3. I am a Ravens fan, but come on. You’d rather watch another NY/Boston game?

    4. It’s the Harba Ugh Bowl.

  3. TSA agents then selected the man for addtional screening in a private room.

    That sounds painful; I just checked my copy of Grey’s Anatomy (and NOT that awful teevee show), and there is no organ named “addtional” to be found. No weird diseases with that name either.

    Will there be medical fraud charges as well? Is the money some sort of co-pay?

    1. Additional screening beats subtractional, multiplicative, or divisional screening, I suppose.

  4. lol, the TSA is a joke! Plane and simple!

    http://www.AnoTimes.tk

    1. On point and a pun! Oh anonbot, this makes up for the painfully lame comments on other threads this morning

    2. Yeah anon-bot!

    3. No, jokes are funny. The TSA is a crime, not a joke.

      -jcr

    4. Holy shite. I’ve got to up my game.

  5. I don’t understand why the TSA should be punished for this. The entire federal government exists to rob us every fucking day. What an injustice!

  6. If there were any justice in the world, the entire TSA would be charged as a criminal conspiracy.

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