Monday, January 23, 2017

Karma strikes!

Every now and then someone acting like an asshole get what they deserve.

“I told you I would like him to change seats with somebody…” the woman said, before the flight attendant cut her off, “Well, you don’t have that right.”

The woman then began to berate the Trump supporter.

“You pretend you have the moral high ground but you put that man’s finger on the nuclear button. That man doesn’t believe in climate change,” she said, using air quotes for dramatic effect.

As a gate attendant attempted to intervene, she was unrelenting………….

“Will you grab your belongings and come with me?” the attendant asked her.

She then attempted to use her recently-deceased mother-in-law for why she should remain on the plane and be unaccountable for her behavior.

Refusing to leave the plane, she said, “I paid for this seat and I’m sitting here. He’s in my space.”

(Note the word “space.”)

Another video, taken from across the aisle, showed the woman sneering at the Trump supporter, then at passengers behind her before police ordered her off the plane.

Needless to say the plane was flying to Seattle.

I lived in Seattle, actually the ‘burb of Redmond, for right at 5 years back in the early 80’s. Loved it! Lousy climate but great people. Not especially conservative but not all that Leftie and mostly laid back. The local sports anchor on the NBC affiliate use to opine “Remember folks, it’s just a game!” when the Seahawks took a drubbing. And going to a Mariners game was mindful of going to a Little League game. People chatting, visiting, waving at friends and occasionally cheering when one of the players actually made a great play.

So what happened?  Why did a nice place to live turn into this?

There was a newspaper guy, an old guy, who wrote a column for the Seattle Times. Seems like he drove around with his dog and wrote stories about this and that.  Seems like he had a RV… And he was dead set against letting foreigners from California in.

I’m sure he’s dead now and I left long ago. I’m glad he didn’t live to see what the place has turned into. 

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper “

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