An Airborne Insurrection Averted?

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On 08/07/2021, The Young Turks’ commentators Cenk Uygur, Jayar Jackson and Adrienne Lawrence took a closer look at the incident where a Southwest Airlines agent promptly informed passenger, Jenny Grondahl, “Many customers are offended by your sign.”

Ms. Grondahl had intended to board with that sign, which, to her, is a treasured memento; i.e., considering how she had campaigned diligently on behalf of the Democratic Party. But none of that mattered to the airline big shot who, next, recommended that she EITHER fold the sign in two and stow it under her seat OR tape white sheets of paper to cover up its message.

So, what had this Southwest rep deemed so offensive?

The sign’s words, “Arizonenses Con Biden” and the image of a cute cactus. (REALLY???)

Ms. Grondahl’s reaction:

“I’m looking around at the gate, and I’m thinking, how many of you was it; 20 out of 110 people? And how offended were you? What did you say? How could people have such a visceral reaction to seeing the name of our president on a sign? It’s in Spanish. I just looked around, and I thought about humanity in general. How devastatingly horrible that someone saw a name, or a different language, on a sign that I’m carrying, and stood in line to complain to the airline staff to the point that they then had to come complain to me, and asked me not to bring this on board?” [Read Article / View Sign Here]

My reaction:

That this totally innocuous Joe Biden sign could even become an issue, initially, got me to wondering, “How could that airline agent’s effort to mollycoddle sore losers (likely the Trumpers) possibly fly?” And while I can still see this from Grondahl’s perspective, might overriding factors been in play, too? To e.g. that…

What If the agent had been viewing this purely as a public / flight safety issue?

What If this mildly political sign had triggered some hyper-partisan passengers… oh… say… MAGA maniacs; sent these Trumper troglodytes (insurrectionist traitors to America, all) on some sort of cockpit storming, hijacking rampage that could’ve even downed the plane.

It is possible that Southwest Airlines’ stance had kept something akin to the horrors of Donald J. Trump’s January 6th, U.S. Capitol riot from going down at 36,000 feet / 11 kilometers.

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What the Survey Sez

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Preface: Should any yesteryear Republicans ever read this post, know that, primarily, my beef is with today’s Trumpers, who have crashed your political party and dumped their own ideological dung into your punch bowl.

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Yesterday, I received a landline phone call from a Trumper conducting a survey. Instantly, it became obvious that he was seeking validation of his party’s know-no-bounds wretched ways; as well as hitting us up for contributions that’d ensure their cancerous message to the masses will continue to grow and metastasize. The particulars…

First off, came his ominous warning that our conversation was being recorded; which served as my cue to vent my disgust re all things Trumpian.

Next, came his queries, all deviously crafted to manipulate public opinion; to get our responses to conform to their unacceptable status quo. Any efforts to stray off their beaten path instantly triggered his repeated retort (words to the effect) “I’m sorry, I did not hear your response.” What he actually meant was, “I’m not sorry and don’t want to hear opinionated peeps, such as you.” All of which prompted my own query, “Are you a robot?”

Despite Da Man’s claim that (my characterization) he could fog up a dentist’s mirror held beneath his nostrils, he still flat-out refused to clear his foggy noggin long enough to interact with me. Any of my attempts to heighten his awareness re real world people problems had fallen on deaf ears.

With my frustration mounting, I actually hung up on him (three times); only to discover he was even impervious to my attempts to shoo him away. Yep, he was so self-absorbed that he just kept droning and deadpanning on and on; endlessly pouring out his Trump spiked Kool-Aid™, too!

Cutting to the chase, my having been caught off guard, I probably could’ve presented / defended the average Jane and Joe perspective a tad better. However, I will be better prepared if, someday, he or some other Trumper attempts to ever, again, party with… correction… party against this commoner. My response to such a survey…

I’m a true blue American, who flat out refuses to pony up one red cent to prop up your horse’s ass hero; namely, the narcissistic, fascistic, chronic liar, insufferable sore loser Trump. I’d NEVER be a party to your freak show party; inclusive of your suck up, sicko, MAGA mad hatters; ‘roid raging, militant, genocidal, bigoted storm trooper cops; gun nuts who morph houses of worship / schoolhouses into blood splattered, corpse strewn battlefields; your vigilantes, Klansmen, Nazis; misogynists, homophobes and sanctimonious bible thumpers; your brain dead, science and pandemic deniers, QAnon whack-a-doodles AND (saving the worst for last) your burn down America insurrectionists. Your warped Republican Party must absolutely, permanently sever all ties with all of the above deplorables, especially Donald J. Trump and his entire family. Until you comply, I want my phone number to top off your NEVER CALL LIST!

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Shush Such “Shus” ‘Tudes

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PREFACE: If any of this poem’s words hit home; i.e., describe any of your own homeland’s educational, spirtual, corporate and/or governmental head honchos, they must never be flagged as true leaders. Hmm, having barely survived D.J.T., might that make me a leading authority re this leadership vacuum?

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Arrogant, swaggering, pompous, officious
Ominous, discouraging, disheartening, inauspicious
Impolitic, incautious, inappropriate, injudicious
Evil-intentioned, vindictive, malfeasant, malicious

Malevolent, malignant, gross, corrupting, pernicious
Nefarious, degenerate, fraudulent, flagitious
Vulgar, indecent, crude, caddish, lubricious
Mercurial, erratic, neurotic, capricious

Robotic, monotonous, dull, tedious, repetitious
Shifty, unsavory, shady, devious, suspicious
Money grubbing, rapacious, covetous, avaricious
Ruthless, overzealous, unbridled, vile, vicious

Clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, covert, surreptitious
Irrational, groundless, preposterous, superstitious
Revolting, cold-blooded, serpentine, vermicious
Treasonous, rebellious, riotous, seditious

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NSFW* TrumPorn Riddle

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What visuals do Trumpers jack and jill to?
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Pix of ill-gotten pots of gold & cash caches;
Inundating, cyclonic (un)natural disasters;
Police brutality that targets people of color;
Mass murder incidents’ grieving survivors;
Traumatized, wailing, caged kids & infants;
Human poverty, misery, infirmity & death;
Klansman, Nazi and DJT MAGA hate-fests;
Replays of the January 6th Insurrectionists.

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* Not Safe For World

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Partnership for a Donald-Free America (Vid of the Day)

Our above clip revisits the 1987 Public Service Announcement (PSA)… a.k.a. the large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America (PDFA).

Be you a Goody Two Shoes, Hard Core Doper or anything else in-between, if we are being brutally honest with ourselves, I think we all know, deep down, that dangerous drugs’ overall effect is that of a scourge, which drags down civilized society. The users and abusers of MEDICINAL narcotics, in time, will either join the ranks of the Brain Dead or the prematurely Buried Dead.

Any Questions?

Furthermore…

Be you a Never Trumper or Toady Trumper, or anything else in-between, if we are being brutally honest with ourselves, I think we all know, deep down, that dangerous Donald’s overall effect is that of a scourge, which drags down civilized society. The users and abusers of POLITICAL narcotics, in time, will either join the ranks of the Brain Dead or the prematurely Buried Dead.

Any Questions?