So. Here we are. 2006, United States of America. The most "Freedom Loving" nation in the world. And, our Republican government is PROTECTING US by allowing us to carry on toothpaste IF it is in a baggie. Not a gallon-sized baggie. A Quart sized baggie. If the item (for example, a tube of toothpaste) is NOT in a baggie, then it will be confiscated.
Kristin actually had a tube of toothpaste TAKEN from her by a TSA screener because it was not in a baggie.
THIS IS FUCKING MADNESS.