Monday, January 22, 2007

Anti-Bush Yahoo Bounced From Qantas Flight

Allen Jasson a lefty yahoo wearing an anti-Bush T-shirt was bounced from a Qantas flight after refusing to remove or cover the "offensive" item. Well done Qantas. I for one don't care if it's an anti-Bush shirt or an anti-Osama shirt, I'd rather not fly with somebody so invested in his or her advocacy that they feel compelled to constantly remind everyone around them about it.
Before you get your ACLU issued electric eel skin thong in a knot, this is not a free speech issue. The yahoo is free to say or wear whatever the hell his fevered little mind pleases, that is his right. The right to be offensive and or disruptive stops at the door of any responsible airline. I'd love to meet this guy, argue with him, have a pint or two with him and maybe come to see his point of view or at least how he came to have it. A perfect place for this sort of thing is the corner pub, where you can come and go as you please and a punch in the nose between friends is considered fair play. The worst possible place for this sort of discussion is 40,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean on a 32 hour flight with images of rapid decompression and Semtex lurking not so far back in your mind.

1 comment:

ScottJ said...

You hit the nail squarely on the head, Mr. H.