It Sucks To Be Ricky Nelson's Brother

Via Asparagirl. Apparently if your name is Dave Nelson you are likely to be a terrorist, according to the TSA (Totally Screwed-up Agency).

“If your name is David Nelson you can expect to be hassled, delayed, questioned and searched before being allowed to board aircraft anywhere in the United States for the foreseeable future.

Since the horrific attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the federal Transportation Security Administration has, without any public announcement, created a two-tiered list of names “to protect our aviation system,” says Nico Melendez, the agency spokesman for the West Coast, who is based in Los Angeles.

The name David Nelson apparently is on one of those lists…

This week 18 men named David Nelson, all residents of Oregon, confirmed they have been repeatedly delayed at airport counters and security checkpoints in the last year or so…

As David Nelsons all over the country have learned, once your name is on the list, there’s no way you can get it removed. Every time you go to an airport, you’re assumed to be guilty until you can prove yourself innocent…”

Remember Ozzie and Harriet’s son, David Nelson? “I got stopped at the John Wayne Airport” in Orange County, Calif., he said by phone from Los Angeles this week. “Two police officers knew who I was and tried to explain to the guy behind the security desk. It didn’t faze him at all.” Even as another officer was saying he had once met David’s mother, Harriet, David was being instructed to remove his shoes, he says. “I asked, ‘Does the guy on the list have a middle name of Ozzie?’ He said, ‘It just says David Nelson.’ “…

The full story is here.

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