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March 19, 2014 - 9:59 am

Our government has become a mixture of malignancy and stupidity. It’s basically an evil clown. The latest case in point: An Arizona woman says that TSA agents swiped her bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume because it’s sort of shaped like a grenade.

Here’s the bottle.

perfume-tsa

 

Fine, it vaguely resembles a grenade in shape. But it very obviously is not a grenade. Lots of things have the same basic shape as a grenade. That does not make them grenades.

Since TSA’s finest need remedial training, here is a grenade.

hand-grenade

 

Grenades typically have a pin, and you cannot see into them. Bottles of perfume typically do not have a pin, and in the case of the one that TSA’s finest confiscated, one can see right through it. It’s clearly not a grenade.

In other news of our government becoming a menace to common sense, some Massachusetts Democrats want to ban e-cigarettes — because they don’t know anything about them.

Just ban all the things, and let the government control everything else.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The perfume in question appears to go for $88.00 - $98.00/ bottle at Neiman Marcus... So my guess is somebody saw something valuable and took it.
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Look, people, you've got this all wrong. This is a dangerous item to have on a plane!

Just look at the picture! It's obviously shaped like a grenade, and while it's true there's no obvious pin in the picture, take closer look! First, look at the ordinary grenade in the second picture. See the pin? What's attached to the pin? That's right, folks, it's a ring.

Now, what do you see in the first picture? In the background behind the grenade, er, ostensible perfume bottle?

That's right folks. Clearly visible on that hand is a ring!

There you have it. A grenade shaped object and a ring!

The TSA acted very wisely in this case!


Well, as wisely as they ever do, anyway....


18 weeks ago
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The pictured grenade is no longer your friend.
18 weeks ago
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The perfume in question appears to go for $88.00 - $98.00/ bottle at Neiman Marcus... So my guess is somebody saw something valuable and took it.
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Bryan, I love this line:

Our government has become a mixture of malignancy and stupidity. It’s basically an evil clown.

I plan to use that in the future.
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I hope you can pick a time to make the most heads explode. :D
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I don't like the designated gropers either, but there is the possibility that it was confiscated from her purse or carry-on because it is too large and violates that rule on no more than 4 oz. of liquid.

Now if it was taken from checked luggage, I'm with PirateGirl; it was swiped.
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OK, I read the linked article; TSA was just being stupid.
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Please. The operative word is "swiped." The bottle is almost full, one of them wanted it. Probably had an anniversary coming up and no time to buy a gift for his baby mama.
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