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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 01:03 PM
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83. Why not just make a comment that would support these bigots opening their eyes a bit, instead of
remaining silent in the presence of bigotry, and allowing it to thrive and spread?
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  -Comments about "Gilligan's Island" net Oregon man on flight a felony charge depakid  Jan-08-10 09:34 PM   #0 
  - So, what was threatening about it?  notadmblnd   Jan-08-10 09:39 PM   #1 
  - Wing nuts are all over this at that link!  RedCloud   Jan-08-10 10:28 PM   #16 
  - Guy is lucky  buckrogers1965   Jan-09-10 12:42 AM   #39 
  - Was it a three hour flight?  Orrex   Jan-08-10 09:43 PM   #2 
  - yuk yuk yuk.  pepperbear   Jan-08-10 09:46 PM   #5 
  - +1  seeinfweggos   Jan-08-10 09:49 PM   #7 
  - he should have written  UpInArms   Jan-08-10 10:47 PM   #18 
  - Oh come on. The captain should have had a little sit-down with the guy if he really  truthisfreedom   Jan-08-10 09:46 PM   #3 
  - How is this "interfering with the flight crew"?  Jkid   Jan-08-10 09:46 PM   #4 
  - He kept trying to build a drink cart out of coconuts  Orrex   Jan-08-10 09:51 PM   #8 
     - LOLOL  No Elephants   Jan-09-10 05:16 AM   #51 
  - Maybe Sherwood Schwartz could vouch for him  bluestateguy   Jan-08-10 09:46 PM   #6 
  - how the hell is that threatening?  uppityperson   Jan-08-10 09:51 PM   #9 
  - Misleading headline. Should read: Comments about "Crash and burn" ...  Speck Tater   Jan-08-10 09:55 PM   #10 
  - Or "Comments about sharks and headhunters freak out cowardly flight crew"  Prometheus Bound   Jan-09-10 01:23 AM   #43 
  - it still wasn't a threat  naaman fletcher   Jan-09-10 12:05 PM   #79 
  - Seems like he was scared.  Trillo   Jan-08-10 09:59 PM   #11 
  - Bingo.  New Dawn   Jan-10-10 05:31 PM   #95 
  - I want to laugh at this incident. BUT it is actually beyond frightening.  Bonobo   Jan-08-10 09:59 PM   #12 
  - poor Professor!  Jadga   Jan-08-10 11:54 PM   #33 
  - Freedom of speech is not gone and apparently neither are the consequences for it.  Toots   Jan-09-10 09:02 AM   #66 
     - He was arrested for what he wrote, and what he wrote was innocuous.  The Stranger   Jan-09-10 12:51 PM   #81 
  - Aw, now I'm too afraid to go to sleep.  pundaint   Jan-09-10 02:15 AM   #45 
  - very true.  Exultant Democracy   Jan-09-10 09:28 AM   #72 
  - Exactly..  sendero   Jan-10-10 05:43 PM   #96 
  - A lesson about humor  Blandocyte   Jan-08-10 10:16 PM   #13 
  - Pilot should be charged with airline rage and face prison.  RedCloud   Jan-08-10 10:21 PM   #14 
  - Pilots are generally right wingers  Kolesar   Jan-09-10 07:51 AM   #60 
  - Could somebody please underline the bit that will get him  Tanelorn   Jan-08-10 10:21 PM   #15 
  - He thought he was funny and he was wrong.  No Elephants   Jan-09-10 05:39 AM   #53 
     - It is now illegal to not be funny.  Bonobo   Jan-09-10 07:39 AM   #58 
  - Yet another idiotic over-reaction...  Iowa   Jan-08-10 10:43 PM   #17 
  - This country is starting to really, really suck.  krabigirl   Jan-09-10 12:15 AM   #37 
  - Oh, well, yes.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jan-08-10 10:49 PM   #19 
  - First off, Johnson is not a perp. he is an accused.  Quasimodem   Jan-09-10 01:50 AM   #44 
  - Nevermind that it's not the "perp's" side, it's from the U.S. Attorney's affidavit.  Gormy Cuss   Jan-09-10 01:48 PM   #85 
     - Which has not even been approved by a grand jury.  Quasimodem   Jan-09-10 02:37 PM   #87 
  - The only thing we have to fear is fear.... lol! We are now a nation of cowards but its  scentopine   Jan-08-10 10:55 PM   #20 
  - Yep.  krabigirl   Jan-09-10 12:13 AM   #35 
  - So what are we allowed to think about Gilligan's Island in 2010?  countmyvote4real   Jan-08-10 10:56 PM   #21 
  - Mrs. Howe scares the fuck out of me too....I'd like to smoke a nice organic joint anytime  GreenTea   Jan-08-10 11:06 PM   #22 
  - Same here.  krabigirl   Jan-09-10 12:14 AM   #36 
  - They have ORGANIC pot now?  DiverDave   Jan-09-10 03:22 PM   #88 
  - The US has obviously descended into such a state of lunacy  The abyss   Jan-08-10 11:08 PM   #23 
  - ginger or maryann?  scarface2004   Jan-08-10 11:10 PM   #24 
  - maryann n/t  lazarus   Jan-09-10 06:01 AM   #54 
  - Were comment cards handed out and comments solicited from everyone?  sharesunited   Jan-08-10 11:11 PM   #25 
  - He was doing it wrong!  Dappleganger   Jan-08-10 11:18 PM   #26 
  - Honestly, the only other institution that is as crazy overboard paranoid  eilen   Jan-08-10 11:18 PM   #27 
  - This pilot ain't no cap'n Sully, that's for sure.  nosmokes   Jan-08-10 11:22 PM   #28 
  - We're a nation of cowards.  Iggo   Jan-08-10 11:24 PM   #29 
  - This better go NOWHERE -- any attorneys around to hazard a guess?  smalll   Jan-08-10 11:39 PM   #30 
  - Dismissed  Jadga   Jan-09-10 12:04 AM   #34 
  - The US Constitution and the first amendment are the law of the land.  Wizard777   Jan-09-10 04:43 AM   #50 
  - Decisions must be made quickly...  SoapBox   Jan-08-10 11:45 PM   #31 
  - Does it apply to nuts on DU too? Guess he should have been pushed off the plane.  Mithreal   Jan-09-10 12:49 AM   #40 
  - There is probably one or two unhappy passengers on most flights.  TheEuclideanOne   Jan-09-10 01:13 AM   #42 
  - Yes, + 1. nt  Bonobo   Jan-09-10 07:42 AM   #59 
     - unrelated to this post  TheEuclideanOne   Jan-09-10 08:56 AM   #64 
        - It pretty much says it all, doesn't it?  Bonobo   Jan-09-10 09:02 AM   #67 
           - Yes, when it is described so visually  TheEuclideanOne   Jan-09-10 09:20 AM   #69 
              - You should start a thread. It is always good to repost this vid. nt  Bonobo   Jan-09-10 09:23 AM   #71 
                 - Done.  TheEuclideanOne   Jan-09-10 09:37 AM   #74 
  - Really-- Its wonderful there's an ignore feature--- Bye LOL  saigon68   Jan-09-10 04:41 AM   #49 
  - How exactly did he "disturb and frighten" passengers for 5-6 hours?  14thColony   Jan-09-10 07:36 AM   #57 
  - I am going with "prefer to just make shit up"  TheEuclideanOne   Jan-09-10 08:43 AM   #61 
  - Nothing in the article suggests the passengers were afraid of him  verdalaven   Jan-09-10 09:29 AM   #73 
  - Read the link again, SoapBox  Threedifferentones   Jan-09-10 09:40 AM   #75 
  - So how many years in prison do you think he should get? (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-09-10 12:47 PM   #80 
  - One passenger's being "disturbed" does not justify removing another passenger.  The Stranger   Jan-09-10 12:56 PM   #82 
  - nothing in that comment card suggests that he was insane or a nut  ngant17   Jan-09-10 02:06 PM   #86 
  - "the point of no return (the half way mark)"? WTF? You must've missed this part  uppityperson   Jan-09-10 03:48 PM   #89 
  - You paranoid all the time SoapBox or  nosmokes   Jan-09-10 07:12 PM   #91 
  - Fucking idiots. I know I ll never get on a plane again  HillbillyBob   Jan-08-10 11:49 PM   #32 
  - This should make the PTB proud  frog92969   Jan-09-10 12:24 AM   #38 
  - one way street,  grahampuba   Jan-09-10 01:07 AM   #41 
  - Why not just make a comment that would support these bigots opening their eyes a bit, instead of  The Stranger   Jan-09-10 01:03 PM   #83 
     - Why not?  FreedomRain   Jan-09-10 07:17 PM   #92 
     - plane + soapbox = bad idea.  grahampuba   Jan-10-10 02:44 PM   #94 
  - Rambling comments are a felony?  Dead_Parrot   Jan-09-10 02:50 AM   #46 
  - I'll save the rest of you a cot. nt  Robb   Jan-09-10 08:55 AM   #63 
  - I think Commander Cody's hilarious. But I never sing "I'm gonna hijack one a them big jet planes"  struggle4progress   Jan-09-10 03:16 AM   #47 
  - So a fear of flying is now illegal. What if the plane crashes? You're under arrest!  Wizard777   Jan-09-10 04:36 AM   #48 
  - How much does it cost to scramble two jets and give a plane an escort?  No Elephants   Jan-09-10 05:37 AM   #52 
  - Gilligan's Island is so last century  Tabasco_Dave   Jan-09-10 06:49 AM   #55 
  - Midplane Passengers Who Use Front Overhead Bins Are ASSHOLES  NashVegas   Jan-09-10 07:16 AM   #56 
  - Sounds like whats really going on in this case is  cstanleytech   Jan-09-10 08:52 AM   #62 
  - The Stupid it hurts so bad..  Toots   Jan-09-10 08:58 AM   #65 
  - They should have realized the attempt at satire  Ticonderoga   Jan-09-10 09:14 AM   #68 
  - Clearly comment cards are a security threat.  MindPilot   Jan-09-10 09:20 AM   #70 
  - I think they've taken the "free" out of free association.  alberg   Jan-09-10 09:44 AM   #76 
  - His real crime was making flippant remarks that offended the inflated  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-09-10 10:20 AM   #77 
  - Johnson's a barely-literate dumbass...  BreweryYardRat   Jan-09-10 11:02 AM   #78 
  - No military aircraft anywhere to be seen on 9/11  MindPilot   Jan-09-10 01:32 PM   #84 
  - the biggest crime was being unfunny...  Blue_Tires   Jan-09-10 05:18 PM   #90 
  - Imagine an Aeroflot pilot doing this in 1975  daleo   Jan-09-10 07:24 PM   #93 

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