As most of you know, Andy Warhol once predicted that "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." The statement seems eerily correct given the explosion of talk shows and reality TV, which mainly happened after his statement.
I would like to follow-up on Mr. Warhol's bold prediction with one of my own:
In the future, everyone will be on the TSA's no-fly list
The TSA has the ridiculous policy of stopping everyone with a similar name as a single terrorist subject. So, once a John Smith comes under scrutiny as a possible terrorist, every John Smith gets turned away at the gate.
Sarah Zapolsky's 1-year-old son had better get used to being looked at as a
possible terrorist every time his family gets on a plane.
That's because experts and officials say there's no way the toddler's name
will be taken off the federal no-fly list - even after he and another tot made
headlines for being stopped as potential terror threats.
"His name is the same or similar to someone on the no-fly list," said Ann
Davis, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, explaining
that even though a baby is not a threat, someone out there with the same name
is, and the name must be kept on the list.
Hat tip to Hit and Run.