27 Mar. 2008

Lucky She Didn't Have A Pierced Clit

Seriously, how many Islamic radicals wear nipple rings?
She was taken behind a curtain and managed to remove one bar-shaped nipple piercing but had trouble with the second, a ring.

"Still crying, she informed the TSA officer that she could not remove it without the help of pliers, and the officer gave a pair to her," said Hamlin's attorney, Gloria Allred, reading from a letter sent to the director of the TSA's Office of Civil Rights and Liberties.

Hamlin said she heard male TSA agents snickering as she took out the ring. She was scanned again and was allowed to board even though she still was wearing a belly button ring.

"After nipple rings are inserted, the skin can often heal around the piercing, and the rings can be extremely difficult and painful to remove," Allred said in the letter.
I read the other day where the US Immigration Department is reviewing the way it categorises Iraqi refugees, because at the moment just about every Iraqi living in the USA is technically classified as a "terrorist" (e.g. because they once belonged to the Ba'ath Party, or had a cousin who did, etc).

A stupid President, a stupid "war", stupid people, stupid times.