A certain airline that used to claim "you’re free to fly about the country" is taking heat for removing more than a few of its passengers from flights for seemingly benign reasons.

Former ShowTime ‘L Word’ actress Leisha Hailey most recently for kissing her girlfriend, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong for wearing saggy pants, actor and film producer Kevin Smith, you probably remember for being too fat, two sisters for crying after learning just before boarding that their father was dying, a Hooters waitress for wearing a "too revealing" outfit, a Muslim student who's phone conversation was misunderstood, a too loud toddler, and Lorrie Healey's political t-shirt that featured pictures of President Bush, V.P. Cheney, and then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a caption that was a spoof on the movie title "Meet the Fockers".

Understandably airlines don't take chances these days, but maybe they're being a little too sensitive. I'll tell you what I’m worried about. An unknown number of shoulder fired missiles that have mysteriously disappeared from Libyan leader Moamahr Gaddafi's stash. The missiles are capable of taking down jetliners! Nobody knows where they are, but my money's on al Queda. 

Chilling possibilities that kind of puts real vs. perceived threats into perspective don’t you think?