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    Re: Rep Retirement Lodge 201: A State You Don't Expect

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    Just got home from Las Vegas. What an ordeal. First off, Las Vegas is probably not the best place to go when recovering from ankle and tendon surgery. Everywhere you need to go requires a tremendous amount of walking. But that was not the ordeal.

    When I bought the plane tickets, I ordered wheelchairs for myself and my mom. She actually can walk, but the distance you need to cover in an airport is long and I felt it would be helpful for her to also have wheelchair assistance. On Sunday at Logan Airport here in Boston, it was fine. Big help. Especially going through security. I have TSA Precheck and my mom got it for the flight as well. Both of us are able to get up and walk through the scanner. My crutches went on the belt, etc. Actually, when we got there, JetBlue has a special desk where you go to get your wheelchair and person to push. Even when we got to McCarron Airport, it was very helpful.

    Today, completely different story. Cab dropped us off, I went in to the JetBlue desk. There was no desk or anything with regards to getting a wheelchair. I told one of the women there I had requested two wheelchairs. They got our boarding passes, lifted my suitcase onto the scale, took care of that. They had to call someone for the wheelchairs, told us to go sit over in a section of seats with a handicapped logo. We had to wait for a bit. Finally, two people showed up with wheelchairs. Took forever to get it all situated. Then they’re wheeling us to security and go right by the TSA Precheck line. They said they had a special entrance for wheelchairs. I stated I had TSA Precheck and I wasn’t taking boot off or remove laptop from my backpack. We get to the wheelchair entrance, which was also an entrance for employees and first class passengers. The actual wheelchair line was so long that the woman pushing me said “I’ve never seen it this long.” More people with strollers and family members than people in wheelchairs. Anyway, I got up there the show my boarding pass, reiterated I was TSA Precheck and she said, just show the TSA person and I should be fine. Riiiight. Basically it was just an entrance that dumped you into the regular security line. It was a fustercluck. I told them I was not taking off anything on my feet and neither was my mom. They made me take my laptop out. Which I could not grab because it was already on the belt and I couldn’t get up. People are walking in front of us to go through the scanner, not paying attention. My mom and I both said we could get up and walk through the scanner. Usually it’s the regular metal detector, not the one where you stand with your hands over your head. I asked if my crutches needed to go through the scanner, they said no.

    Ok, so I get up, the wheelchair person put my crutches on my wheelchair and helped me to the scanner. Same with my mom. Major confusion about how or who to get the wheelchairs through. I go through it, I’m told I needed to be patted down. No big deal, I get this is part of going through security. I’m hobbling without any means of support. The TSA agent really pats down the boot. My mom got her wheelchair somehow. Meanwhile, my purse, with money, credit cards and phones, plus my backpack and my work laptop are now sitting at the end of the conveyor belt unattended. TSA hasn’t said I could move. My wheelchair person went to go get it. I’m looking at my wheelchair on the other side of security with my crutches on them, just sitting there. Finally, they said I could go. I said “no, I can’t, my wheelchair and crutches are still out there.” The two TSA agents said they couldn’t go get them and leave their post. The wheelchair assistant people said they weren’t allowed to go back and get them. Um, what????

    Meanwhile, I see another TSA agent wheel a guy through and go right over to the belt. I’m like, “how did he get to get his wheelchair through with assistance? Did he pay someone? Did I do something wrong?” Finally one of them did go back, bring them through, then they had to swab them all. It took forever. And I’m trying to stand with no support. It was just awful.

    I tweeted at McCarron Airport, TSA and JetBlue. I know JetBlue really has no say but I did order the wheelchairs through them so I felt they should know, McCarron Airport responded and basically washed their hands of the issue and said “Well, nothing we can do, hope you have a nice flight!” TSA did respond and they’re going to look into it. I said to all of them “At least I’m going to heal. What do people who are permanently disabled do?” It was such a ridiculous experience.

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    TSA and airports are a joke. Period.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    TSA and airports are a joke. Period.
    Depends on the airport really. When we came back from Disney World Orlando International had a whole separate line for wheelchairs that my wife (who was using crutches for her knee) and I used. Real convenient.

    On the flip side, LAX is just a major PITA.

    Anchorage is hard for me to comment as most of my interactions with TSA I’m usually wearing my AOA badge (before some recent changes I use to use it for free long term parking since you could park for 14 days in the badge holder lot, now I just wear to help cut the line since AOA badge holders can go in the first class line).

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    Good Morning, MEUSA!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    I received an unknown amount from Mrs. Arwa Al Khatib. Using the average to date, the total is now $631,617,305.46.
    I received $5.3M from Mr.Philip.Kabore. (He has to learn that we use spaces as separators, not periods. ) The total is now $636,917,305.46.

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    I was at the State Fair last night with my wife. She's 16 weeks pregnant, so we didn't do too much, pretty much walked the perimeter of the fair, and went into just a small selection of the buildings we passed. Skip the flowering onion booth. Horrible. For all the jokes people make about Outback Steakhouse, at least their blooming onion is really good. The state fair booth - very bland.

    On the plus side, there's an Angry Birds exhibit that would be great for families with kids between 4 and 10 years old. They have all sorts of carnival-like games to do for free, including a small zip line. It's located in the NE corner of the fairgrounds, a new building. There's also a really cool potted flower stand in front of the main entrance to that building, looks almost like a real tree when you're a couple hundred feet away from it.
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    Evening, Lodge. Have a sub driver for one of my night pickups at work. He's usually there at 5, instead of 5:15 (when they can actually just pickup and leave). Tonight? It was a sub for the sub. 6pm. Of ALL nights, had to be a Friday. Ugh. Oh well, at least it was easy OT.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    s’upp y’all

    Still jet lagged
    Had the pleasure of golfing with a girl today who whipped mookie by 19 shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    s’upp y’all

    Still jet lagged
    Had the pleasure of golfing with a girl today who whipped mookie by 19 shots
    She was only drinking Malibu, though.

    I'll be here all week.
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    Good Evening Lodge!

    Crisp evening air Fall is coming!!

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    s'upp y'all.

    old people sleeping late today?
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    s'upp y'all.

    old people sleeping late today?
    I was out bike riding as was most everyone else.

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    Evening, Lodge. The High Council met today at the corner store (Sunday regulars), it was fun. We were probably 80% of the people there. Guessing cabin crowd, State Fair, and perfect weather all contributed to the slow day. It honestly was like hanging out at someone's house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Just got home from Las Vegas. What an ordeal. First off, Las Vegas is probably not the best place to go when recovering from ankle and tendon surgery. Everywhere you need to go requires a tremendous amount of walking. But that was not the ordeal.

    When I bought the plane tickets, I ordered wheelchairs for myself and my mom. She actually can walk, but the distance you need to cover in an airport is long and I felt it would be helpful for her to also have wheelchair assistance. On Sunday at Logan Airport here in Boston, it was fine. Big help. Especially going through security. I have TSA Precheck and my mom got it for the flight as well. Both of us are able to get up and walk through the scanner. My crutches went on the belt, etc. Actually, when we got there, JetBlue has a special desk where you go to get your wheelchair and person to push. Even when we got to McCarron Airport, it was very helpful.

    Today, completely different story. Cab dropped us off, I went in to the JetBlue desk. There was no desk or anything with regards to getting a wheelchair. I told one of the women there I had requested two wheelchairs. They got our boarding passes, lifted my suitcase onto the scale, took care of that. They had to call someone for the wheelchairs, told us to go sit over in a section of seats with a handicapped logo. We had to wait for a bit. Finally, two people showed up with wheelchairs. Took forever to get it all situated. Then they’re wheeling us to security and go right by the TSA Precheck line. They said they had a special entrance for wheelchairs. I stated I had TSA Precheck and I wasn’t taking boot off or remove laptop from my backpack. We get to the wheelchair entrance, which was also an entrance for employees and first class passengers. The actual wheelchair line was so long that the woman pushing me said “I’ve never seen it this long.” More people with strollers and family members than people in wheelchairs. Anyway, I got up there the show my boarding pass, reiterated I was TSA Precheck and she said, just show the TSA person and I should be fine. Riiiight. Basically it was just an entrance that dumped you into the regular security line. It was a fustercluck. I told them I was not taking off anything on my feet and neither was my mom. They made me take my laptop out. Which I could not grab because it was already on the belt and I couldn’t get up. People are walking in front of us to go through the scanner, not paying attention. My mom and I both said we could get up and walk through the scanner. Usually it’s the regular metal detector, not the one where you stand with your hands over your head. I asked if my crutches needed to go through the scanner, they said no.

    Ok, so I get up, the wheelchair person put my crutches on my wheelchair and helped me to the scanner. Same with my mom. Major confusion about how or who to get the wheelchairs through. I go through it, I’m told I needed to be patted down. No big deal, I get this is part of going through security. I’m hobbling without any means of support. The TSA agent really pats down the boot. My mom got her wheelchair somehow. Meanwhile, my purse, with money, credit cards and phones, plus my backpack and my work laptop are now sitting at the end of the conveyor belt unattended. TSA hasn’t said I could move. My wheelchair person went to go get it. I’m looking at my wheelchair on the other side of security with my crutches on them, just sitting there. Finally, they said I could go. I said “no, I can’t, my wheelchair and crutches are still out there.” The two TSA agents said they couldn’t go get them and leave their post. The wheelchair assistant people said they weren’t allowed to go back and get them. Um, what????

    Meanwhile, I see another TSA agent wheel a guy through and go right over to the belt. I’m like, “how did he get to get his wheelchair through with assistance? Did he pay someone? Did I do something wrong?” Finally one of them did go back, bring them through, then they had to swab them all. It took forever. And I’m trying to stand with no support. It was just awful.

    I tweeted at McCarron Airport, TSA and JetBlue. I know JetBlue really has no say but I did order the wheelchairs through them so I felt they should know, McCarron Airport responded and basically washed their hands of the issue and said “Well, nothing we can do, hope you have a nice flight!” TSA did respond and they’re going to look into it. I said to all of them “At least I’m going to heal. What do people who are permanently disabled do?” It was such a ridiculous experience.
    Surprised by this, I find McCarron the easiest and quickest to navigate of any large and busy airport that I have used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omahasioux1 View Post
    Surprised by this, I find McCarron the easiest and quickest to navigate of any large and busy airport that I have used.
    DIA says "Hi!" (from my experience, at least)
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    Good Evening Lodge!
    My friend is bracing for another hurricane. They have no hurricane shutters (leased property). I am worried.

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