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July 24, 2011


Harlem woman sues JetBlue after officials question if she's wearing underwear, kick her off flight

Key Investigative Technique: Malinda Knowles, 27, claims in a Queens Supreme Court lawsuit that a JetBlue supervisor put a walkie-talkie between her legs to see what she had on under her baggy T-shirt.

(Thanks to The Perts)


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Usually it's the passenger who asks for a look around the cockpit.


that is all

Smells like racism, unless they have photos to prove their actions "justified"...

Another reason why I don't fly JetBlues.

This is an off-topic message to Nurse Cindy. How are you doing with the loss of your mom? My mom died four and half hours ago. She had ovarian cancer, and it happened so fast. I just wanted to say I feel for you and would ask, too, for your prayers for my family. Thank you.

I found this story bizarre when I read it earlier in the week. Every aspect of it, including that the woman pulled up the top and showed her shorts. If she was going to do that, why not do it in the first place? Also, I find it extremely hard to believe a supervisor put a walkie talkie between her legs.

Minx, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I still think about my mom every day and there are certain places that it's hard for me to go to because there are too many memories. I've only been to the cemetery twice since she died. Once on her birthday which was also Mother's Day and then one other time to see her headstone. You and your family are in my prayers.

Why would you put a walkie-talkie there? I don,t those things under there talk.

Nursecindy and minx,

This doesn't even come close to your grief I am sure but I had to put one of my precious pups to sleep yesterday.

One of the reasons that I came here today.

The other pups are following me around, but I am trying very hard to act normal.

As I said, not the same, but it still hurts.

Nurse Cindy, thank you for your prayers and kind words. I will continue to pray for you.

MikeyVA, I am sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is losing a loved one, whether it be a homo sapian or fur-bearing mammal, if the latter is all you have. In my short 37 years, I have lost 19 loved ones, and many pets, so I have been down this road before. I am grateful to God for His goodness, my friends, and the laughter I find on this blog each day.

Thank you Minx. I feel the same way.

"Why would you put a walkie-talkie there? I don,t those things under there talk."

Eyegore, you never heard of this play?

Haven't you ever heard of the pubic airways? You pay your taxes for them. NPR - National Pubic Radio, for example.

"...wearing a baggy blue T-shirt over a pair of dark denim short-shorts..."

Sounds like what people think is proper attire to wear on an airplane thes days.


I just go through the line in my thong and bra with a zip-lock bag with my clothes in it.

Makes it go a lot faster. They don't even wand me or anything!

Mikey, I've heard that Dave does the same thing since the blurry groin incident. I'm sorry about your pup. I have 3 furry babies (2 chihuahuas, yellow lab) and a cat. One of my chihuahuas is almost 15 years old and I can't bear the thought of losing her. I rescued her several years ago from a puppy mill. She had never been outside of a cage. In fact all of my animals are rescues. They are great companions and right after my mom died they didn't let me out of their sight. I think they knew.

Mikey and NC, I, too, think of my mom every day. This is a grief that, while may lessen in pain, is always there. After all, when you lose a parent, you're almost an orphan and I, for one, had a great fear of this growing up. Thank the Universe that my Dad is still alive and has a sense of humor not unlike the blogboys and blogettes here. It was he (?) that introduced me to Dave in the first place... er, just last week. (I was going to say Long, Long Ago, but that's just MEAN!) What were we talking about?

Thanks all! And Dave and his "team" for allowing us to go off topic.

That is one reason that I come here.

Pets and parents, we usually outlive them and have to face this. But it is helpful to know that there are others who share what it is like.


When the time comes for your pup, we are here for you as well.

Both of my parents are gone and I really wanted to talk to them about my pup this weekend. No matter how old we are we still want the comfort of our parents.

"He" is grammtically correct, as "him" is objective.

What gets on my my nerves is when people use "myself" incorrectly.

Joe and myself drank the beer an threw up on our dates. NO!

Mr language man?

Ah, Mikey, you warm my language-constipated soul. I tried to remember to throw out (not throw up) all of the other words and make it a sentence. How nice to get accolades from a lovely bloggette!

WTF? I thought the concern was about having extra stuff under your clothes. BTW, last week in Boston I joined Dave in the club of those who were groped after x-ray (I'm tempted to say they didn't find anything-- just like the brain scan)

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