No problems here, no sir, nothing to see, just move along:
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.
Are you feeling safer yet?
JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN'T NOTICE: It's clear that the entire concept of the U.S. no-fly list is completely out of control, and it's not clear that there's anyone actually running it.
Notice how the ticket agents either had to call to clear up the confusion or compassionately claimed to allow the child through, while TSA spokesmoron Carrie Harmon was adamant that "the agency tells airlines not to deny boarding to children under 12 or select them for extra security checks even if their names match ones on the list."
Really? Then why wasn't this done? Who is misinformed or lying here? Why is one getting two entirely different stories about the protocol? And why am I asking such painfully rhetorical questions?