A reader based in Asia writes, via mobile phone:

Thought you might appreciate this. just flew back from dc to beijing with my 2 4yr old twin girls. TSA made them remove their Tevas (see pic, hard 2c where a bomb or weapons might go); meanwhile I was playing single Dad, had lots going and was holding up the line

Stupidity is one thing that is not in deficit in certain quarters of DC.
 
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He asked me not to use his name, so he doesn't "get on a list."

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