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TSA Groper Files Suit Against Blogger 699

An anonymous reader writes "TSA employee Theldala Magee has filed a lawsuit against a blogger demanding $500k in damages for alleging a particularly invasive search involving multiple incursions of a finger into the passenger's vagina. The passenger, who likened the feeling to being raped, is being sued for defamation for supposedly sullying the otherwise good name of a checkpoint smurf."
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TSA Groper Files Suit Against Blogger

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  • by TheRecklessWanderer ( 929556 ) on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @03:29PM (#37331342) Journal
    It's hard tho, when you can't decide if you want to work for the TSA or for McDonalds. On the one hand you get to alienate people by doing whatever you want to them in the name of security and in the other you get to spit on their burgers. What to do? What to do?
  • by Doctor_Jest ( 688315 ) on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @03:35PM (#37331434)

    I dunno... giving the TSA goons a name like "smurf" certainly doesn't give a hint as to their sinister side... Of course one is a little, invasive, annoyingly-voiced bastard that won't just go away, and the other is a smurf.

    Perhaps we should call them "checkpoint trolls" or "checkpoint pervs"?

  • by elrous0 ( 869638 ) * on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @03:37PM (#37331462)

    Obviously, you've forgotten Rapey Smurf.

  • Re:USA (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @03:40PM (#37331518)
    That's correct. Everyone gets a finger in an orifice (or two, if you're female) when you enter the country. What's worse is when you get here, we're all slovenly, obese, beer-soaked and lazy morons. Oh, and that's the well-educated and wealthy ones! Believe everything you hear... you're not missing anything and should stay home.
  • by PNutts ( 199112 ) on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @03:57PM (#37331802)

    The point is that TSA workers don't have "good names". They're unknowns, no one knows them by name. In other words, checkpoint smurfs.

    That must be a bitch for the payroll department.

  • Re:USA (Score:5, Funny)

    by JordanL ( 886154 ) <> on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @04:20PM (#37332178) Homepage
    Indeed, our country is a hive of villainy. Steven Colbert is a fine example of one of our brightest minds, fighting off the chains of oppression and knowledge. We all eat nearly 1.5 kg of red meat a day and drive at least 75 km no matter where we're going. We urinate in our public places because we're not intelligent enough to use the toilets. Our nuclear missiles are secured with the key "1-1-1-1" because then we only have to remember one number. By law we must spend 20% of our income of shit we don't need and will never use. At least 30% of our food must come from inhumane sources. I'm frankly astonished that the benevolent European I hired to type this for me understands my speech, since I'm so illiterate and uneducated.

    You should probably never come. You might never get out.

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