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2013-02-15 05:00:29 PM  
May I just say, buwahahahhahaha.
 
2013-02-15 05:00:55 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: LemSkroob: [i.cdn.turner.com image 300x400]

such a shame. two years old and already stealing pumpkins.

LOL.   Look at the pumpkin this baby found:

[cdn2-b.examiner.com image 526x350]


She's white so she's not stealing: she's "creatively acquiring" that pumpkin.
 
2013-02-15 05:00:59 PM  

ParagonComplex: I'm quite astonished that he made it off the plane without the aid of a stretcher after that incident. I would probably be in jail for curb-stomping the belligerent bastard's head before I knew what I was doing. It's one thing to strike a child, but he didn't have to be a racist about it also.


I must concur. I'm rarely a dick myself... but this incident does kind of scream 'free asshole punch-- no waiting'. I'm pretty sure he would not have had his corkscrew with him this time.
 
2013-02-15 05:01:05 PM  
Damn I was hoping to read he got his geriatric cracker ass beat down to the floor of the aircraft and smothered by some huge mother.
 
2013-02-15 05:01:11 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: I'm 33 and I still sometimes have major ear pain on the left side during descent, and I sometimes can't shake it for hours afterwards.

Not so cool story, bro:

Know how I found out I was lactose intolerant?


You sat beside a screaming latte on a plane, and slapped it?
 
2013-02-15 05:04:33 PM  

Snarfangel: Mike Chewbacca: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: I'm 33 and I still sometimes have major ear pain on the left side during descent, and I sometimes can't shake it for hours afterwards.

Not so cool story, bro:

Know how I found out I was lactose intolerant?

You sat beside a screaming latte on a plane, and slapped it?


Well done my friend. You win one internet.
 
2013-02-15 05:04:34 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: over_and_done: Kid with possibly permanent injuries due to striking?  Not ever going to go away.

Are you farking kidding me? Slapping a kid isn't going to leave permanent injuries.


Do you think I'm going to take the time for a detailed medical workup after I've just seen you strike my child?

Do you think I'm going to even be thinking rationally at that moment?

If you're not comfortable with the idea that some people might react quite violently to seeing their loved ones abused, then... too bad.  I don't care.  I will keep swinging until there's nothing left but red pulp.
 
2013-02-15 05:04:38 PM  

Sybarite: Pocket Ninja: coco ebert: A thread about racism AND children on planes? Oh, hell naw. *backs out*

If the mother had been breast-feeding her child at the time, we might now be facing the very real possibility that this thread could have become self-aware and, ultimately, decided to destroy us all.


I just want to know if the kid was circumcised and if anyone bothered to tip the flight attendant.


tvsnips.com
The parents pay the moyl....
 
2013-02-15 05:06:06 PM  

socoloco: brigid_fitch: .....

CSB:  Guy in the window seat next to me had Bose noise-canceling headphones on the entire trip.  He didn't take them off until we touched down.  He leaned over to me and suggested I tell the mother to give the girl some gum to help w/her ears.  He was surprised to learn she'd been crying the whole flight.

Best. Product endorsement. EVER.


Bose you say?

Seriously, I bet the guy worked for Bose. Not buying it.


I've heard many times that Bose speakers are over-priced "meh" in general, but they do have really good noise cancellation products.
 
2013-02-15 05:06:07 PM  

Nadie_AZ: This man should be publicly shamed and humiliated as punishment.


Well, if you think about it, he did do the time before he did the crime.  Sitting next to a screaming toddler on a flight is probably something mentioned in the Geneva convention somewhere.
 
2013-02-15 05:06:40 PM  

Snarfangel: born_yesterday: Yeah, neutral witnesses are already coming forth to help crucify you, asshole.  Good luck with the non-apology apology.

Let's not point fingers here. In certain frames of reference, that vicious baby struck that poor man's hand with his face. I just hope the man finds it in his heart to forgive that little tea-drinking, Skittles eating ogre.

 
2013-02-15 05:06:58 PM  

draa: Carn: I'd punchisize his face for free.

This. If somebody were to strike my child/grandchild like that when I'm within arms reach of them I promise you they won't ever hit another child again. Ever. I'll gladly go to jail for a long time for beating the living fark out of 'em. That's a fact. I don't take this shait lightly when it comes to my family. Especially from a complete stranger like this racist asshole.


What is the purpose of this? You're going to be in a shiat mood for like an hour for just creating this scenario in your mind.
 
2013-02-15 05:07:01 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Sounds like he'd fit right in here. Racist and hates children on airplanes.

If the toddler had a vagina, we'd have a Fark Hateful Asshole trifecta.


You forgot "gay" and "atheist."

Lesbian Biracial Atheist Toddler.  Now I just need another rock band to name.
 
2013-02-15 05:07:15 PM  

Snarfangel: Mike Chewbacca: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: I'm 33 and I still sometimes have major ear pain on the left side during descent, and I sometimes can't shake it for hours afterwards.

Not so cool story, bro:

Know how I found out I was lactose intolerant?

You sat beside a screaming latte on a plane, and slapped it?


No, the latte kicked my ass! Or rather, my entire digestive tract.
 
2013-02-15 05:09:42 PM  

The_Sponge: belhade: Because People in power are Stupid: My experience is that hitting children just makes them cry more.

You're just not hitting them hard enough then.

Having said that, if some random arsehole lays hand on my children like that, they're gonna end up hitting ground before the airplane does.


*Checking profile to see if I could take you in a fight*

I'll pass.....soulless gingers fight dirty.


I might have a hard time getting you through an airliner window...
 
2013-02-15 05:09:50 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: over_and_done: Kid with possibly permanent injuries due to striking?  Not ever going to go away.

Are you farking kidding me? Slapping a kid isn't going to leave permanent injuries.


Lots of partially deaf kids are running around due to getting slapped.
/Ex-GF was a social worker.
 
2013-02-15 05:10:36 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I can mostly agree with this guy's actions.

I don't believe a small child can be held accountable for their actions.  I don't blame the kid.  But parents are adults.  If you are a parent, YOU should be responsible for the actions of your child.  In my mind, there is absolutely no difference between an adult with their child who is doing X and an adult doing X.  Same with pets.



Yes, I can totally believe that there is absolutely no difference between an adult with their child who is doing X and an adult doing X, in your mind.
 
2013-02-15 05:13:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: BarefootInTheFark: Pocket Ninja: coco ebert: A thread about racism AND children on planes? Oh, hell naw. *backs out*

If the mother had been breast-feeding her child at the time, we might now be facing the very real possibility that this thread could have become self-aware and, ultimately, decided to destroy us all.

Only way it could get worse after that is if one of them was on a bike and refused to leave a tip.

A fixie... on his way to a Critical Mass event.



You rang?  (nsfw)
 
2013-02-15 05:13:49 PM  

Mike Chewbacca: Know how I found out I was lactose intolerant?


Oh, cool, it's the Joker's lame brother.
 
2013-02-15 05:14:07 PM  

Popular Opinion: CheekyMonkey: Popular Opinion: white people suck

But do they swallow?

until they get married....


Slaves2Darkness: Coco LaFemme: I can understand getting annoyed at a screaming toddler, whether it's on an airplane, in a restaurant, in an elevator, at a grocery store....wherever.  Toddlers are by default annoying, and when they're loud, they're even worse.  That being said, you NEVER put your hands on someone else's child, unless you're trying to pull them out of the way of oncoming traffic or something.  You especially never hit someone else's child.  You super-duper especially never hit someone else's child and use a racial slur and other derogatory language against them.

This guy should be kicked in the dick hard enough to break it.

As a white male I never touch a kid, I would never rescue them from death or injury, because I'm afraid of being accused of molesting them. Sorry, but if your kid is too stupid to have a survival instinct society has made it too much of a liability for me to prevent them from being injured or killed.


This.
The only people I will help if needed are my wife, mother in law, three of my nieces, and other men.
 
2013-02-15 05:15:13 PM  

belhade: The_Sponge: belhade: Because People in power are Stupid: My experience is that hitting children just makes them cry more.

You're just not hitting them hard enough then.

Having said that, if some random arsehole lays hand on my children like that, they're gonna end up hitting ground before the airplane does.


*Checking profile to see if I could take you in a fight*

I'll pass.....soulless gingers fight dirty.

I might have a hard time getting you through an airliner window...



Ha!

/Pic isn't really me, though.
//But yes, my fat ass needs to lose weight.
 
2013-02-15 05:15:35 PM  

MagSeven: Lots of partially deaf kids are running around due to getting slapped.
/Ex-GF was a social worker.


So if we don't slap them they sit and behave? Good to know.
 
2013-02-15 05:16:29 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Mike Chewbacca: Know how I found out I was lactose intolerant?

Oh, cool, it's the Joker's lame brother.


For the last time, HE'S ADOPTED!
 
2013-02-15 05:16:36 PM  

neems: Warlordtrooper: Nadie_AZ: This man This child's parentsshould be publicly shamed and humiliated as punishment.

I don't condone slapping random Children.... but I understand.
Kids who can't control themselves have no business being on planes.

YEAH.. F*cking 2 year olds with no self-constraint!!!


Don't bring 2 year olds on a plane.  Simple as that.  Parents fault.  And to be fair, he should have hit the parents not the kid.
 
2013-02-15 05:16:59 PM  

SquiggsIN: Along these lines. I just enjoyed a wonderful lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I overheard the from the table of 8 high schoolers behind me during the meal "leave it to the beaners". I wish that was all i heard. They also took time to make fun of Filipinos, Chinese, and Koreans while the Korean exchange student sat with them (assuming she was trying to ignore the ignorance).


I also, am saddened of the future outlook. If you would have asked any of them about making fun of non-whites while their non-white friend was seated there, I am sure they would have told you that either  1."She's one of the 'good ones'. "  or 2. "She don't care."

My family has many Asian and Hispanic husbands, wives, and significant others. All my nephews and nieces on my side of the family are multi-heritage.  I usually speak up when I hear dumb shiat uttered in public. If nothing else, just to point out how stupid they sound.
 
2013-02-15 05:17:59 PM  
FEBRUARY 15--After demanding that the mother of a crying toddler "shut that n*gger baby up,"

I felt sad reading that, knowing that the article had already peaked mid-first sentence.
 
2013-02-15 05:20:53 PM  
Rex Kramer:  Danger Seeker
 
2013-02-15 05:21:44 PM  
Enough is enough! I have had it with these...  oh, you see where this is going.
 
2013-02-15 05:21:59 PM  

Warlordtrooper: neems: Warlordtrooper: Nadie_AZ: This man This child's parentsshould be publicly shamed and humiliated as punishment.

I don't condone slapping random Children.... but I understand.
Kids who can't control themselves have no business being on planes.

YEAH.. F*cking 2 year olds with no self-constraint!!!

Don't bring 2 year olds on a plane.  Simple as that.  Parents fault.  And to be fair, he should have hit the parents not the kid.


Yes, because having to take a train for 7 days with a toddler with no bedroom is much, much better than getting on a plan for 7 hours. Herp, derp.
 
2013-02-15 05:24:09 PM  

Coco LaFemme: I can understand getting annoyed at a screaming toddler, whether it's on an airplane, in a restaurant, in an elevator, at a grocery store....wherever.  Toddlers are by default annoying, and when they're loud, they're even worse.  That being said, you NEVER put your hands on someone else's child, unless you're trying to pull them out of the way of oncoming traffic or something.  You especially never hit someone else's child.  You super-duper especially never hit someone else's child and use a racial slur and other derogatory language against them.

This guy should be kicked in the dick hard enough to break it.


Well, if you're going to hit a child, you might as well pull out the racial slurs. I mean using racial slurs is a line you don't cross, but as you pointed out laying a hand on another person's child is a line you really don't cross.

Being a racist isn't a crime although it may get you a well-deserved punch in the face. Assaulting a child in front of their parent is most definitely a crime.

I used to go to a particular bar/brewery/restaurant quite often. They brewed their own beer, but they were also a "family restaurant". We'd sit in the bar area but quite often there would be little kids running around. I don't know WTF their parents were thinking but after a few beers I may be navigating to or from he rest room and there's some kid running around. I was annoyed, but I would just freeze because if I kept walking there was a good chance that my knee would end up in their kids face - not on purpose, mind you but just because the kid is running around with their face at knee-height and I had been drinking.

The kids didn't deserve a knee in their face, but their parents probably did. I somewhat regret never confronting the parents, but OTOH it's probably best that I just avoided them. If I hadn't then maybe I too could have become a Fark headline.

I haven't been there in a while though. Note to bars: If you're going to be a "family restaurant" as well as a bar, keep the farking kids out of the bar.
 
2013-02-15 05:24:42 PM  

Killer Cars: Hundley, seen at right, is president of an aircraft parts manufacturer headquartered in Hayden, Idaho.

Ah, yes, Northern Idaho; a pristine utopia of tolerance and progressive values.


Shouldn't this guy be choosing his house in the Citadel?
 
2013-02-15 05:25:57 PM  
Now wait just a pumpkin-pickin' minute!
 
2013-02-15 05:28:35 PM  
Warlord Trooper

 don't condone slapping random Children.... but I understand.
Kids Adults who can't control themselves have no business being on planes.


Fixed that for you.
 
2013-02-15 05:30:30 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: My experience is that hitting children just makes them cry more.


Not if you keep doing it.
 
2013-02-15 05:32:48 PM  
Fark Guy Rob
My point here is that he slapped the wrong person.  The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.  I don't blame the dog upstairs for barking, I blame the owners that are responsible for it.

This is a farking TWO YEAR OLD, not a ten year old. You can be the best parent in the world and they will still throw tantrums and cry and carry on for no farking reason.

Its called the "terrible twos" for a reason.
 
2013-02-15 05:32:57 PM  
I can think of one good thing that could happen - the crying kid and the racist could both get thrown off. In mid-air.

Mind you, I'm not racist when it comes to crying kids. Crying white kids should be thrown out too.
 
2013-02-15 05:37:03 PM  

SquiggsIN: Along these lines.  I just enjoyed a wonderful lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant.  I overheard the from the table of 8 high schoolers behind me during the meal "leave it to the beaners".  I wish that was all i heard.  They also took time to make fun of Filipinos, Chinese, and Koreans while the Korean exchange student sat with them (assuming she was trying to ignore the ignorance).

I weep for the future.


Racist comments and jokes don't hurt anyone. That is pretty natural and people shouldn't get butt hurt about that.  Truly believing in the superiority or inferiority of an entire race and oppressing or expressing violence is however disgusting.
 
2013-02-15 05:37:22 PM  

Babbs: Rapmaster2000: Babbs: Dear Farkers,

Please don't equate Northern Idaho with the Boise area. We are not all racists here. A little backwards, yes, but not all racist.

Honest question.  Why is Northern Idaho so popular with white supremacists?  It's not like they need to get away from the 12 black guys in Montana.

Honestly, I'm not sure. The remoteness could be one reason. I think Ruby Ridge might have started the whole "Oh wow, look at that patriotic White Supremacist fighting the Gov'ment. We must move there and start our own club" thing.


I think it's the fact that northern Idaho is so sparsely populated, and there never was much of a reason for non-whites to move there; it's all descendents of the original settlers (somewhat like Appalachia). If you want to escape from regular America, you have to go where regular Americans ain't. I feel sorry for the non-racist people who have had all these assholes move in around them.
 
2013-02-15 05:38:21 PM  

my herniated disc: Dimensio: brigid_fitch:
*snip*

I'm intrigued by how he managed to wear bose headphones until touchdown. Did he hide them under a hood during the descent so the flight attendent wouldnt notice?

(not that I would ever do that)


My guess is that they were not plugged into anything, just worn for the noise canceling.
 
2013-02-15 05:41:29 PM  
s17.postimage.org
 
2013-02-15 05:42:09 PM  

Pocket Ninja: coco ebert: A thread about racism AND children on planes? Oh, hell naw. *backs out*

If the mother had been breast-feeding her child at the time, we might now be facing the very real possibility that this thread could have become self-aware and, ultimately, decided to destroy us all.


I bet he was circumcised too.

/*runs and hides*
 
2013-02-15 05:43:03 PM  
Oh, I dunno subby, we're all being entertained by it so SOMETHING good has come from it.
 
2013-02-15 05:43:58 PM  

MeanJean: Fark Guy Rob
My point here is that he slapped the wrong person.  The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.  I don't blame the dog upstairs for barking, I blame the owners that are responsible for it.

This is a farking TWO YEAR OLD, not a ten year old. You can be the best parent in the world and they will still throw tantrums and cry and carry on for no farking reason.

Its called the "terrible twos" for a reason.


Actually... why isn't it just called the "terrible two." I mean we call them "the teens" because there's several of them: thirteen, fourteen, etc. With two, there's only the one year. Why IS it called the "terrible twos?"
 
2013-02-15 05:46:21 PM  
Meatbag
Shut the fark up with the racist crap already. So sensitive, you hear one word that is a "dog whistle" and the next thing you know you scream racism where none was intended or spoken. Bunch of Jessee Jackson racists yourselves. Do us all a favor and think before you jump on a bandwagon.

I see you missed the part where the guy called the kid the n-word.
 
2013-02-15 05:47:22 PM  

MeanJean: Warlord Trooper

 don't condone slapping random Children.... but I understand.
Kids Adults who can't control themselves have no business being on planes.

Fixed that for you.


There you go. I've been annoyed by far more adults on plans than children and usually for much longer. Hell, I had a guy next to me start on a rant about babies on planes after a baby started fussing. The baby was quiet after about 40 seconds. The guy went on for a few minutes.
 
2013-02-15 05:55:51 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: CapeFearCadaver: Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.photobucket.com image 700x600]

He's really cute, but.... I don't get it.

That's The Racism Bat.  Some other Farker, I forget who, created the character in the Politics tab a few years ago, and I kinda ran with it.  I just couldn't think of a good line for him to say this time.  It's odd, it's obscure.... yeah, it's a Fark post.


What do you call a white person who dies and gets their wings?  An angel.

What do you call a black person who dies and gets their wings?  A bat.
 
2013-02-15 05:56:03 PM  

Red_Fox: roc6783: I have no clue how I would react to someone hitting my child

I know how I'd react...with as much damn violence as I could possibly create on the guy's head.


And your sitting in prison for a few years will help your child how, exactly?
 
2013-02-15 05:57:02 PM  

SmackLT: Happy Hours: Only on Fark could this story have a headline that emphasizes racism and ignores the fact that the man hit a child.

It's like Not News: Man hits annoying child seated next to him on airplane. Fark: He used a racial slur.

People have a right to be racist. They are even allowed under the First Amendment to express their racism.

It is illegal to hit a child.

Seems to me that his use of racist language was a part of the story. This would have been on Fark regardless, but since it's a part of the story it seems germane to include it in the headline.


The god damn Germans got nothin' to do with it.
 
2013-02-15 06:00:25 PM  

SquiggsIN: Dahnkster: SquiggsIN: Along these lines. I just enjoyed a wonderful lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant. I overheard the from the table of 8 high schoolers behind me during the meal "leave it to the beaners". I wish that was all i heard. They also took time to make fun of Filipinos, Chinese, and Koreans while the Korean exchange student sat with them (assuming she was trying to ignore the ignorance).

I also, am saddened of the future outlook. If you would have asked any of them about making fun of non-whites while their non-white friend was seated there, I am sure they would have told you that either  1."She's one of the 'good ones'. "  or 2. "She don't care."

My family has many Asian and Hispanic husbands, wives, and significant others. All my nephews and nieces on my side of the family are multi-heritage.  I usually speak up when I hear dumb shiat uttered in public. If nothing else, just to point out how stupid they sound.

It took all my strength to not scream at them as I left.  (the wife forbade me from saying anything and who wants a fight when you get home?)  Or to tell the one girl how the others were making fun of her before she arrived.  I sometimes wish involuntary sterilization was an option in this country.


Eh, teenagers are jerks. Most likely they're not actually racist, just insensitive pricks. When I was a teen, we'd drive through our local residential Christmas light display street with our windows rolled down and Pantera blasting, because we wanted to be dicks.

/San Diego meant we could roll down our windows on December 23 without freezing our asses off.
 
2013-02-15 06:03:57 PM  
In his defense, maybe he was just trying to make the baby free?

www.empireonline.com
 
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