The Rule of Names

Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.  What ... is your name?Latest gift from government (CHT Wendy McElroy):

Under new TSA rules, if your driver’s license or passport has your full middle name on it but your airline ticket doesn’t, you may not be allowed to fly.

Worse yet (because more trouble to fix), mismatches between your ID and your credit card may become a problem too.

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8 Responses to The Rule of Names

  1. Briggs Armstrong May 28, 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    There are also problems with a popular cancer drug causing people to loose their fingerprints. Apparently the government has said that it will be satisfied with a letter from the patient’s oncologist. Though several travelers have been delayed for up to 4 hours by TSA.

  2. John Q. Galt May 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    Now we know why you’re so anal about people using the “T.”

  3. Gary Chartier May 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    “TSA” = “Tears Stuff Apart,” “Totally Screws America,” “Terrorizes Safety-Conscious Americans,” “Threatens Service-Oriented Airlines” . . .

  4. Laura J. May 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    Add “Terrorizes Spanish-speaking Americans” – my Puerto Rican fiancee has already long been getting all sorts of flak over the past few years about how inconsistent online forms are in allowing him to write out both of his surnames, and I don’t see it getting any better any time soon…

  5. J Mangum May 29, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    Because only a terrorist would have a name more complicated than John Smith.

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