Thursday, January 05, 2006

U.S. : 4-Year-Old Boy on Government 'No-Fly' List

HOUSTON - Edward Allen's reaction to being on the government's "no-fly" list should have been the tip-off that he is no terrorist.

"I don't want to be on the list. I want to fly and see my grandma," the 4-year-old boy said, according to his mother.

Sijollie Allen and her son had trouble boarding planes last month because someone with the same name as Edward is on a government terrorist watch list.

"Is this a joke?" Allen recalled telling Continental Airlines agents Dec. 21 at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport. "You can tell he's not a terrorist." She said it took several minutes of pleading and a phone call by the ticket agent to get on the plane to New York.

Allen, a Jamaican immigrant, said workers at La Guardia Airport were even more hard-nosed before their Dec. 26 flight home. She said a ticket agent told her: "You're lucky that we're letting you through instead of putting you through the other process."

The Transportation Security Administration's "no-fly" list was established immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to prevent people who may have terrorist ties from boarding commercial flights.

"I know the government is trying to protect because of the terrorist attacks, but common sense should play a role in it," Allen said. "I don't think he should go through the trouble of being harassed and hindered."

Source: here


Anonymous cb said...

He might have had a some C4 in his huggies. You never know. That's just too funny.

Apparently according to the Transportation Security Administration, the airlines have the discression to let children under 12 get on the plane even if their names end up on the no fly list.

January 05, 2006 10:59 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Well if he hadn't done anything wrong, he wouldn't be on the list, now would he. I trust the government on this.


January 05, 2006 11:46 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

hilarious :-)

Thanks guys , what else can you do but laugh when you read something like this , i just had to post it

January 06, 2006 12:35 am  
Blogger stefan said...

Nice. It's good to know that we can count on our government to keep us safe from malicious rugrats and America-hating anklebiters the world over.

January 06, 2006 1:20 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

Dude, you know how much stuff that boy could have had in his diaper?

In sarcasim, the lefties should be happy. After all, this confirms they ARE NOT racially profilling here in the US, even if all of Europe is.

January 06, 2006 1:51 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

And... how does it confirm that there is no racial profiling? If there is even one case of a non-minority being profiled, there can therefore be no racial profiling?

January 06, 2006 2:50 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

Dr Howdy , thankyou for your very very , very , very long comment , sadly it is not even slightly on topic so i have deleted it

It appears to be another one of your poems

It would seem you are posting it here to draw attention to your work. which would be a little odd considering the claims you make on your site about how many readers you have of your work , i doubt you would gain much from posting here

Saying that your comments are welcome if you wish to debate the topics here that i post on

I allow free speech on this site aslong as there is no abuse or extreme attitude such as racism in the comments

but i do like to keep my posts on topic and i would apreciate you refraining from posting long unrelated poems here

thanks for stopping by

January 06, 2006 5:44 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

Looks like I missed something.

Anyway, I've said it before, free speech is not yours to grant.

January 06, 2006 9:55 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

DJEB... did you notice this part In sarcasim?

It was a friggin joke you cabbage head.

January 06, 2006 6:07 pm  
Anonymous somethingsphishy said...

Man, I for one am glad. Have you ever seen a four year old throw an all out shit fit? He probably would have been sitting behind me kicking my seat anyway! It's great to see my tax dollars hard at work.

I wish they would put all of Ms. Mumford's pre-K class on the no fly list as well. They called me a "doodie head" and proceeded to laugh at me.

* sarcasm, sorry I couldn't resist.

January 06, 2006 6:29 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

G: i know things get a little heated sometimes but please try to attack or abuse the comment not the person

I know its a fine line to draw but i really dont want people calling other people names

call it a cabbage head comment and i couldn't care less , but insults against people very quickly put us back in the school yard

i know its only playing around with word order but i want to keep an element of respect for everyone and i want to draw the line at attacking the words of each other

I know your not the only person who does such things , hype can often attack you here , but i dont like personal attacks and i have decided to make it a rule

Djeb : yes it was our friend 'thought and humor' with another one of his very long poems , i wouldnt mind so much but he only puts 4 words on each line , it took up so much space you lose the point of the thread

phishy : very amusing :-)

January 06, 2006 8:09 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

How quickly you turn to insult...

I did see the "in sarcasm" part. However, I felt compelled to comment. Sorry if I put a bee in your bonnet.

January 06, 2006 10:12 pm  
Blogger Beth said...

I agree with somethingphishy, I fly five times a year and if the country could just put everyone under the age of 6 on the no fly list, I'd have no complaints ;)

January 06, 2006 11:47 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

cabbage head isn't much of an insult..

cabbage means head.

unless i am missing something.

i responded to Gump's assertion on Daily Dissent.

if racial profiling is the only thing he can come up with, then well all is lost on Gump. that is the main reason why i don't post on his site. no point. he knows he is wrong. he is not dumb. he is stuck though. stuck in a hard spot. unless he can grow out of it. he is a lost cause. FJ is not lost. FJ is seriously delusional. FJ reminds me of Damon Wayans on In Living Color, when he plays the character who uses all these large complicated words, but incorrectly. he is incoherent.


January 07, 2006 8:43 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

LOL hype , well i decided i should draw the line somewhere , its not personal against anybody i just feel personal insults just lower the level of debate

I think FJ does it on purpose , he just enjoys winding people up , i tend to just ignore him , he really isnt worth the effort

January 07, 2006 9:45 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

"i just feel personal insults just lower the level of debate"

There are those who believe that insults are all there is to debate. However, for someone who is supposed to be a Marine - one of a group of "warriors of the finest kind... tempered with compassion, respect, and maturity." [see the "Parental guide" on the official Marine website] - to go around insulting others it should be a bit of a shock. I don't think that is the kind of behaviour they are trained to engage in.

January 08, 2006 1:48 am  
Blogger Hype said...

are you serious? sarcasm maybe? the recruits are broken using many techniques including ridicule.

the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

personal insults are always going to be part of debate and/or arguments.

the world isn't far from a giant school yard, if you get my drift.

sometimes in order to make your point, you have to be able to get the momentum, and to do that you may have to use personal attacks. otherwise, nobody is listening.


January 08, 2006 4:29 am  
Blogger Hype said...

That is why I really like comedy.


January 08, 2006 4:30 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

I suppose personal attacks might be necessary if one lacks content...

January 08, 2006 6:36 am  
Blogger Gothamimage said...

Maybe he was actually on the "not allowed to fly the plane" list

January 09, 2006 3:47 am  
Blogger Chalkdog said...

The only thing more comical than a four year old on a no fly list is the thought that common sense could have anything to do with government policy.

January 10, 2006 2:48 am  

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