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(WTOP)   Sorry, ma'am, but your son can't board this plane, he might be a security risk. I mean, look at him, he's got this weird expression on his face and looks like...oh, Down Syndrome? Hm, never heard of it. Still sounds too risky. Have a nice day   (wtop.com ) divider line
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2012-09-05 09:22:36 AM  
They were afraid they wouldn't be able to sped down the slope with the plane.
 
2012-09-05 09:43:03 AM  
Anyone a little less than inclined to believe the parents' report that this child was just sitting quietly and disturbing no one in the waiting area?
 
2012-09-05 09:49:21 AM  
Southwest denies the fatties, American denies the tards.

I see what game they're playing.
 
2012-09-05 09:54:34 AM  

Chariset: Anyone a little less than inclined to believe the parents' report that this child was just sitting quietly and disturbing no one in the waiting area?


Can you blame them though? He could become an uncontrollable security risk were they not to give him his juicebox on time. Retard strength can be a scary thing. It could be 9/11 times 2012. And I don't even want to think about what that is.

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2012-09-05 09:55:52 AM  
Black hats really are the tastiest hats.
 
2012-09-05 09:58:44 AM  
Down.
 
2012-09-05 10:03:04 AM  
It's articles like this that make me think our pilots are pussies and need to be tougher. "Your child is causing a ruckus and is making our pilots wet themselves. Oh no!"
 
2012-09-05 10:10:48 AM  

BronyMedic: Chariset: Anyone a little less than inclined to believe the parents' report that this child was just sitting quietly and disturbing no one in the waiting area?

Can you blame them though? He could become an uncontrollable security risk were they not to give him his juicebox on time. Retard strength can be a scary thing. It could be 9/11 times 2012. And I don't even want to think about what that is.


Meh, maybe Fark's just made me jaded and cynical. No, there's no reason a ticketed passenger shouldn't be allowed to board a plane based on disability. But whenever I read a story and the parents are wringing their hands and saying, "He was just sitting quietly! We fly all the time and no one ever complains!" my first instinct is to imagine them sitting with Bede in full meltdown mode while everyone around them grits their teeth and silently prays for the sweet release of death.
 
2012-09-05 10:14:26 AM  
So, we have a parent's word against the airline's. As much as a I hate the airlines, we all know how someone's precious snowflake is a perfect angel who never misbehaves in public.
 
2012-09-05 10:17:01 AM  
You named your kid Down Syndrome kid Bede? How venerable.
 
2012-09-05 10:22:10 AM  
The first class passengers didn't want to look at the tarded kid. Only beautiful, full functioning people whose farts smell like rose petals may breathe the first class air.
 
2012-09-05 10:23:45 AM  
So his parents forgot the little bags of candy, huh?
 
2012-09-05 10:25:48 AM  
I smell lawsuit followed by a fat settlement to the family.
 
2012-09-05 10:40:44 AM  

Fark It: So, we have a parent's word against the airline's. As much as a I hate the airlines, we all know how someone's precious snowflake is a perfect angel who never misbehaves in public.


In this case we're talking about someone with Down's, certain allowances have to be made.
 
2012-09-05 10:42:01 AM  

Shostie: You named your kid Down Syndrome kid Bede? How venerable.


Yep, says it right there on the birth certificate.

"Down Syndrome kid Bede"

And they always have him wear a huge cowboy hat.
 
2012-09-05 10:43:53 AM  

Shostie: You named your kid Down Syndrome kid Bede? How venerable.


-1 internets for terrible puns, but +1 for historical references that are obscure (but shouldn't be to english speaking people) so you come up a complete wash..
 
2012-09-05 10:45:03 AM  
Ugh.
 
2012-09-05 10:48:01 AM  

tallguywithglasseson: Shostie: You named your kid Down Syndrome kid Bede? How venerable.

Yep, says it right there on the birth certificate.

"Down Syndrome kid Bede"

And they always have him wear a huge cowboy hat.


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah... f*ck.

unlikely: Shostie: You named your kid Down Syndrome kid Bede? How venerable.

-1 internets for terrible puns, but +1 for historical references that are obscure (but shouldn't be to english speaking people) so you come up a complete wash..


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2012-09-05 10:51:22 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Fark It: So, we have a parent's word against the airline's. As much as a I hate the airlines, we all know how someone's precious snowflake is a perfect angel who never misbehaves in public.

In this case we're talking about someone with Down's, certain allowances have to be made.


I kind of disagree. No one has the right to inflict their children on the rest of us. I don't know who's telling the truth here, but if the kid was disruptive and uncontrollable, it is a matter of safety, not only to the kid but to the airline and other passengers, and the captain was well within his rights in throwing them off of the plane. It would be fine if they were traveling alone, but when you travel by air you're sharing oxygen and space with over 100 other people.

Rules are for everybody, especially, not 'except' for your children, special needs or otherwise.
 
2012-09-05 11:01:15 AM  

Fark It: but if the kid was disruptive and uncontrollable


From what details are provided he was doing nothing particularly noteworthy.
 
2012-09-05 11:13:24 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Fark It: but if the kid was disruptive and uncontrollable

From what details are provided he was doing nothing particularly noteworthy.


What details? It's he said-she said. You're choosing to give the parents the benefit of the doubt here. Why not the pilot?
 
2012-09-05 11:24:08 AM  
Yes because an airline and its employees have nothing else better to do than randomly walk around airports to make shiat up about a child being obnoxious.. Clearly the parents are telling the truth and the airline has a wild imagination and a lot of free time and money to purposely cause bad PR.
 
2012-09-05 11:24:45 AM  
American Airlines also attacked Glen Beck. So they have a history of (fill in the blank depending on your political slant)
 
2012-09-05 11:24:46 AM  
www.mindofspaz.com
 
2012-09-05 11:25:21 AM  

BronyMedic: They were afraid they wouldn't be able to sped down the slope with the plane.


speaking of down syndrome ....
 
2012-09-05 11:25:44 AM  
I'm pretty sure the airlines have it in for disabled people just on principle, and this has nothing to do with their gigantic tard kid being an uncontrollable danger to everyone in the cabin.
 
2012-09-05 11:25:49 AM  
The retarded are unpredictable.
 
2012-09-05 11:26:23 AM  
Do you really have to put the kid on a plane? Wouldn't he be just as happy running around in circles with his arms out going "Zoom Zoom"?
 
2012-09-05 11:31:21 AM  
You may be screaming at them for them to stop, but all they hear is "Who wants cake?"
 
2012-09-05 11:32:33 AM  
Flying Tard

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2012-09-05 11:33:31 AM  
The parents should be glad they didn't have to sit in a plane driven by someone who is spooked by a Down Syndrome kid. How is this guy going to be if there was an actual, real emergency? Sully Sullenberger has a disappoint.
 
2012-09-05 11:35:08 AM  
There is absolutely no evidence that he was "acting out" or whatever the fark you want to excuse your discrimination. There is absolutely no reason given for why the child wasn't "ready" to fly. There is cell phone video of him just chilling out with his parents before. Read between the lines and it is perfectly obvious that this was only a problem because he was going to be sat in First Glass and HEAVEN FORBID the elite have to be somewhat uncomfortable by the fact that mentally disabled people exist.
 
2012-09-05 11:35:20 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Down.


Down's.
 
2012-09-05 11:36:54 AM  
*Class ... damnit now my whole post is irrelevant
 
2012-09-05 11:37:42 AM  

Transubstantive: There is absolutely no evidence that he was "acting out" or whatever the fark you want to excuse your discrimination. There is absolutely no reason given for why the child wasn't "ready" to fly. There is cell phone video of him just chilling out with his parents before. Read between the lines and it is perfectly obvious that this was only a problem because he was going to be sat in First Glass and HEAVEN FORBID the elite have to be somewhat uncomfortable by the fact that mentally disabled people exist.


Well, in all fairness, he might fart a lot.

/but on a side note, there's just as much evidence that it's an elitist conspiracy as there is that he was wild and crazy
 
2012-09-05 11:38:01 AM  
The family says the pilot might have also been affected by the disabled boy's size _ Bede is 5'1 and weighs 160 lbs.

WTF! I'd be disturbed by that size too, I'm having a hard time even imagining what that looks like.
 
2012-09-05 11:38:40 AM  
FTA: "On the second airplane, the family was placed in the last row and no passengers were allowed to sit within two rows of them, Vanderhorst said."

That tears it. Next time I fly, I'm going with a full retard.
 
2012-09-05 11:40:40 AM  

Silly Jesus: /but on a side note, there's just as much evidence that it's an elitist conspiracy as there is that he was wild and crazy


The airline agent and pilot never said he was too unruly or crazy or wild or whatever the hell. They said he was "not ready." That's it. No other information given, except that he was to be sat in First Class when they all of a sudden had a problem.

/stop sucking the airline's cock
 
2012-09-05 11:40:41 AM  

Johnnyflash: The family says the pilot might have also been affected by the disabled boy's size _ Bede is 5'1 and weighs 160 lbs.

WTF! I'd be disturbed by that size too, I'm having a hard time even imagining what that looks like.


It was his giant head.
 
2012-09-05 11:41:21 AM  
"On the second airplane, the family was placed in the last row and no passengers were allowed to sit within two rows of them"

thats... farked up
 
2012-09-05 11:43:05 AM  

Transubstantive: Silly Jesus: /but on a side note, there's just as much evidence that it's an elitist conspiracy as there is that he was wild and crazy

The airline agent and pilot never said he was too unruly or crazy or wild or whatever the hell. They said he was "not ready." That's it. No other information given, except that he was to be sat in First Class when they all of a sudden had a problem.

/stop sucking the airline's cock


Maybe the people that fork over the extra money for a first class seat don't want to smell poop the whole flight.
 
2012-09-05 11:43:35 AM  

Transubstantive


The airline agent and pilot never said he was too unruly or crazy or wild or whatever the hell. They said he was "not ready."


If they had let him board, the plane would have been tardy.
 
2012-09-05 11:43:47 AM  

Transubstantive: They said he was "not ready." That's it.


They were trying to be diplomatic. They can't very well say, "He was acting all farking retarded and shiat."
 
2012-09-05 11:43:58 AM  

Silly Jesus: Maybe the people that fork over the extra money for a first class seat don't want to smell poop the whole flight.


Classy.
 
2012-09-05 11:44:31 AM  
FTFA: The family says the pilot might have also been affected by the disabled boy's size _ Bede is 5'1 and weighs 160 lbs.

oooh, scary, 5'1" and 160 pounds.... truly a monster to be frightened of. Was the pilot a midget?
 
2012-09-05 11:44:45 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Transubstantive

The airline agent and pilot never said he was too unruly or crazy or wild or whatever the hell. They said he was "not ready."


If they had let him board, the plane would have been tardy.


+1 chromosome
 
2012-09-05 11:44:57 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Fark It: So, we have a parent's word against the airline's. As much as a I hate the airlines, we all know how someone's precious snowflake is a perfect angel who never misbehaves in public.

In this case we're talking about someone with Down's, certain allowances have to be made.


Why? If the kid is running around, screaming, and who-knows-what-else, what difference does it make what the reason is?

I don't like how "security risk" is used as a catch-all for "We just want to avoid this person/situation/place/whatever", but a disturbance is a disturbance.
 
2012-09-05 11:45:17 AM  

LazerFish: "On the second airplane, the family was placed in the last row and no passengers were allowed to sit within two rows of them"

thats... farked up


I don't relish the thought of sitting next to Mungo during a cross country flight, just waiting for him to snap.....but then again, that's just me.
 
2012-09-05 11:45:23 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: They were trying to be diplomatic. They can't very well say, "He was acting all farking retarded and shiat."


Diplomatic is saying he was "acting out." Trust me, they would have covered their asses IF THEY COULD HAVE.
 
2012-09-05 11:45:28 AM  

Transubstantive: Silly Jesus: Maybe the people that fork over the extra money for a first class seat don't want to smell poop the whole flight.

Classy.


Yes, first class passengers generally do have a sense of class.
 
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