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    Banned for a George Bush T-shirt

    AN Australian was barred from a London-Melbourne flight unless he removed a T-shirt depicting George Bush as the world's number one terrorist.

    Allen Jasson was also prevented from catching a connecting flight within Australia later the same day unless he removed the offending T-shirt.

    Mr Jasson says Qantas and Virgin Blue were engaging in censorship but the airlines say the T-shirt was a security issue and could affect the sensitivities of other passengers.

    "The woman at the security check-in (at Heathrow) just said to me, 'You are not wearing that'," Mr Jasson, 55, said yesterday.

    Mr Jasson, who lives in London and was flying to Australia to visit family on December 2, said he was first told he would need to turn the T-shirt inside-out before he would be allowed to board the Qantas flight.

    "I told her I had the right to express my opinion," he said.

    "She called other security and other people got involved. Ultimately, they said it was a security issue . . . in light of the present situation."


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    Hehehe, we don't like him (think I can safely talk for the rest of Oz lol)

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    I don't see why it's a big deal. I don't think that Bush is the #1 terrorist but maybe this guy does and who care if he thinks so and advertises it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat
    Hehehe, we don't like him (think I can safely talk for the rest of Oz lol)
    That isn't the reason he was asked to take the shirt off..

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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat
    Hehehe, we don't like him (think I can safely talk for the rest of Oz lol)

    You don't have to darlin. He's not your president!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    You don't have to darlin. He's not your president!
    But he's affecting the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    You don't have to darlin. He's not your president!
    I don't have to, either, though he is.

    That being said, it's not a t-shirt I would wear. However, I don't understand what the security personnel were thinking.

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    Ya know, I've always thought message t-shirts were tacky but I know they're popular with teen-agers. But a fifty-five year old man really needs to learn a more mature way to communicate or hire somone to dress him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    Ya know, I've always thought message t-shirts were tacky but I know they're popular with teen-agers. But a fifty-five year old man really needs to learn a more mature way to communicate or hire somone to dress him.
    Maybe so, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't have been able to wear it on the plane, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishMist
    Maybe so, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't have been able to wear it on the plane, IMO.
    Well that was the airlines' decision to make.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    Well that was the airlines' decision to make.
    Airfare is not cheap. You pay them to take you where you need to go. I really don't think the airlines should be able to tell you what you can wear and what you can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishMist
    Airfare is not cheap. You pay them to take you where you need to go. I really don't think the airlines should be able to tell you what you can wear and what you can't.
    I'm sure the airline didn't feel comfortable with a "terrorist" theme t-shirt...no matter who's face was on it. The airline was looking out for the feelings of the others on the flights...I think they were right on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishMist
    Airfare is not cheap. You pay them to take you where you need to go. I really don't think the airlines should be able to tell you what you can wear and what you can't.
    Really? Where would you draw the line? Or would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally
    Really? Where would you draw the line? Or would you?
    That's a good question.

    Probably cuss words.

    ETA: Or anything X-rated.

    Where do you draw the line?
    Last edited by IrishMist; 12-16-2006 at 11:11 AM. Reason: thought of something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords
    lol

    Where do you draw the line? Did the guy have it designed by Chavez?
    If so, it might have had cuss words on it!!

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