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UPDATE: Never one to leave a (potentially) good story alone, Curtis Cartier has been looking a bit more deeply into this whole anti-TSA cafe story

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UPDATED No-Fly Zone: Sea-Tac's Anti-TSA Cafe

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UPDATE: Never one to leave a (potentially) good story alone, Curtis Cartier has been looking a bit more deeply into this whole anti-TSA cafe story today. And unfortunately, things are starting to smell a bit fishy. He's not ready to call bullshit on the whole thing yet, but it's getting close.

Check out his exhaustive update on the search for the cafe in question over on the Daily Weekly.

Over on the Daily Weekly, Curtis Cartier is discussing the reasons why it sucks to be a TSA agent.

"You spend all day groping angry people's boobs and balls only to get vilified by politicians and in the press on almost every occasion. But at least working at the airport means one is surrounded by a host of restaurants, cafes, and bars where an agent can walk in and get a decent meal and a stiff drink."

Oh, but wait. It seems that there's now one cafe near the airport that's openly refusing to serve TSA agents. As a matter of fact they're going so far as to call the cops to have agents removed from the premises.

That's illegal, right?

No, actually, it's not. "The restaurant is perfectly within its rights to refuse to serve TSA agents," writes Cartier. "Protected classes in the U.S. and Washington state don't include specific professions, and a private business can refuse to serve almost anyone it wants. Not that 86'ing the entire profession of TSA agents isn't a dick move--'cause it is."

The cafe in question (which, for right now, remains a mystery) does have at least one employee willing to speak out about what seems to be a hard-and-fast rule against allowing any TSA agent to be served on the premises, and he has quite a bit to say about it--things like, "Their kind aren't welcome in our establishment," and "Until TSA agents start treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve, then things will change for them in the private sector."

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