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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?

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2013-02-15 06:04:45 PM
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2013-02-15 06:05:26 PM
My wife wants to take our daughter to meet her family.  It's a 24 hour flight.  We've been arguing about medication in case she freaks out at some point and, initially, my wife was completely against it but I've kind of got her to the point where she will at least acquire something to bring along just in case.

That said, if someone lays a hand on my daughter a minor assault charge will be the absolute least of their worries.
 
2013-02-15 06:05:39 PM
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2013-02-15 06:07:58 PM

GalFriday: This is why everyone but the flight crew should be gassed upon boarding the plane for flights lasting more than two hours.  Then everyone can sleep through the flight and the flight attendants can wake them up when the plane touches down.

You're welcome


Stephen King already wrote that story.  Actually, twice.
 
2013-02-15 06:08:13 PM

trappedspirit: Nothing good can happen when a screaming 2-year-old African-American boy is seated next to a 60-year-old racist on an airplane

That depends, what race is the racist?


Only white people can be racist.
 
2013-02-15 06:17:36 PM

SquiggsIN: the money is in the banana stand: 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.

Do you know how i know that you're an ignorant fool?  You opened your mouth (well used your keyboard at least).


Please. Racist jokes are no different than dead baby jokes. Are you the type of person that gets offended easily?
 
2013-02-15 06:21:53 PM

ciberido: GalFriday: This is why everyone but the flight crew should be gassed upon boarding the plane for flights lasting more than two hours.  Then everyone can sleep through the flight and the flight attendants can wake them up when the plane touches down.

You're welcome

Stephen King already wrote that story.  Actually, twice.


I love you.
 
2013-02-15 06:26:26 PM

mbillips: 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.


My friend and I got snowed in in Wallace, Idaho which looks to be 40 miles east of this douche. Scariest two days of my life. My friend who is a quarter Cherokee was asked everywhere we went "What are you, 1/2 --igger?" "You a Jew?" and "You look like a towel head." I've never even heard of anything like it and I'm from the south. We finally found a bar with a guy (who seemed like a total serial killer) who had an Asian wife and then after that returned to the motel and didn't leave until we could drive again. farking scary place. It's beautiful but even the scenery turns real ugly after that.
 
2013-02-15 06:32:21 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.



If our daughter is crying, the only way to get her to stop is to let her latch on to the breast. If you don't want screaming on the flight, you'll have to endure public breast feeding.
 
2013-02-15 06:35:09 PM

ProfessorOhki: 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?"


Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."
 
2013-02-15 06:35:46 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.


That sounds like something parents of two year olds should be aware of and plan for accordingly.

I've got a dog...it's a great dog, but it's a dog.  I can't leave it home alone with a steak on the counter and expect it to not eat it....so, as a responsible dog owner - I don't do that.
 
2013-02-15 06:39:25 PM
Cyno01 trappedspirit: Nothing good can happen when a screaming 2-year-old African-American boy is seated next to a 60-year-old racist on an airplane

That depends, what race is the racist?


Only white people can be racist.

Gosh that's clever. I've never heard that one before.
 
2013-02-15 06:42:55 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: 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.

That sounds like something parents of two year olds should be aware of and plan for accordingly.

I've got a dog...it's a great dog, but it's a dog.  I can't leave it home alone with a steak on the counter and expect it to not eat it....so, as a responsible dog owner - I don't do that.



I assume you are kidding around, or just trolling. I refuse to believe that a person over the age of 21 could make such a stupid comment.
 
2013-02-15 06:44:16 PM

catmandu: 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.


hmm, mine were still not allowed, last time I flew anyway. although maybe its just the airline i've been on lately.

no clue on their reasoning though. why are earbuds sometimes ok plugged into the main system for descent but not over the ear headphones, even if they aren't plugged into anything? annoying!
 
2013-02-15 06:50:25 PM
I'd just turn off my hearing aids and smile.  People get annoyed when you're not annoyed.  "Hey kid, scream really loud in my ear...go on!, it tickles!"  :::silence:: w/ ticklish vibration.. do it again do it again!"
 
2013-02-15 06:57:26 PM

ciberido: ProfessorOhki: 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?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."


You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."
 
2013-02-15 06:57:45 PM
Sorry guys. Public transportation is gonna have children. They are a huge portion of our populace and every farking one of us has been one. From the looks of fark, many of us still are. If you don't want to be part of society, which includes babies that cry when things hurt, shell out the dough for first class or buy some earplugs. It sounds like this woman was trying her best to quiet her child. If you can't deal with a little noise, the problem is you.
 
2013-02-15 06:58:10 PM

the money is in the banana stand: 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.


Bullshiat.
 
2013-02-15 06:59:27 PM
Fark Guy Rob

That sounds like something parents of two year olds should be aware of and plan for accordingly.

And how do you propose that the parents prepare? If you say "don't travel on a plane", then you're an idiot.. Two-year-olds do this no matter how they travel. And if you say "don't take the two-year-old places", then you're an even bigger idiot. Sometimes you do need to travel with a toddler.
 
2013-02-15 07:00:46 PM
Ah, that story was funny as hell.  "Shut that n-r baby up".  Ahh ha ha ha.  Way to achieve internet infamy forever, asshole.

For once I feel bad for the kid in one of these screaming kid on an airplane stories.  They really can't help it when the pressure changes on descent.  Cute kid too.
 
2013-02-15 07:07:18 PM
i found that spinning a book or pillow on your finger will quickly get a child's attention and they stop fussing.
it has worked several times for me.
 
2013-02-15 07:13:45 PM
All airplanes should be equiped with cry rooms. Or, at least, a patio.
 
2013-02-15 07:14:18 PM

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


The last time I tried to tip the flight attendant for my beverage she got all offended.
 
2013-02-15 07:14:43 PM

ProfessorOhki: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: 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?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."

You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."


Eh, it seems appropriate in this case. It's like saying "Looks like someone's got a case of the Mondays!"
 
2013-02-15 07:16:39 PM
He has Low T, I bet.

Pretty sure it's Low T.

Yep, Low T, it'll make you do some crazy shiat; like, slap a baby and stuff.
 
2013-02-15 07:22:18 PM
What? Did he not have any velcro?
 
2013-02-15 07:23:08 PM

Biological Ali: ProfessorOhki: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: 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?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."

You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."

Eh, it seems appropriate in this case. It's like saying "Looks like someone's got a case of the Mondays!"


... but there's more than one Monday.
 
2013-02-15 07:23:32 PM
...but I understand
 
2013-02-15 07:28:33 PM
The article doesn't say, but if I saw something like this I probably would have "escorted" him to the ground.  I'm not kidding.
 
2013-02-15 07:36:55 PM

MeanJean: Two-year-olds do this no matter how they travel.


yes, but if they are traveling in a rented car then only the people who valued perpetuating their genes enough to take on the enormous task of parenting are inflicted with it.
 
2013-02-15 07:39:31 PM

ProfessorOhki: Biological Ali: ProfessorOhki: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: 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?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."

You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."

Eh, it seems appropriate in this case. It's like saying "Looks like someone's got a case of the Mondays!"

... but there's more than one Monday.


There's only one Monday going on at any given time, though. But that's besides the point - it's called "the Mondays" due to the sentiment associated with a particular day of the week. In other words, "the Mondays" refers to the feeling, and not the actual day. "The twos", similarly, would just be about the sentiment associated with a particular age.
 
2013-02-15 07:41:58 PM

TommyymmoT: Hayden Lake Idaho


Aryan Nation?, pretty sure the Aryan Brotherhood is a prison gang.
 
2013-02-15 07:55:47 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.


Parents?

lol
 
2013-02-15 07:58:45 PM
If you bring a child under 6 onto an airplane, you should be forced to pay a LOT extra as a safety deposit. If you don't keep your kid quiet at least 80% of the flight, you personally refund everyone's ticket who could hear the kid.
 
2013-02-15 08:05:40 PM
I lived in Spokane, Wa from 5th grade until high school graduation. Nothing good ever came from Hayden, ID. Full of racists and devil worshipers.
 
2013-02-15 08:07:16 PM

ProfessorOhki: ciberido: ProfessorOhki: 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?"

Because more than one person has them.  "Twos" is plural the same way "They had terrible headaches" uses the plural "headaches."

You say headaches because it's usually pattern of events. You wouldn't say, "they have the flus."


No, "pattern of events" has nothing to do with it.  The flu is an uncountable noun.  Headache is countable.

Thus,
-(uncountable) They have the flu.  They have fruit.
- (countable)  They have headaches.  They have apples.

Notice that you say "I have a headache" but you don't say "I have a flu."
 
2013-02-15 08:08:11 PM

Oznog: I'm sorry, I just *assumed* he was a Republican congressman or candidate or something. I'm just so used to this being the case.


Well, let's just say he's not a Republican congressman or candidate... yet.
 
2013-02-15 08:22:34 PM

ciberido: 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)


That is too awesome.  You win the internet today.
 
2013-02-15 08:28:16 PM

Rreal: In his defense, maybe he was just trying to make the baby free?

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I like your style, sir/ma'am.
 
2013-02-15 08:28:19 PM
His pic reminds me of that Martin Short character on SNL that smoked a lot while nervously denying some accusations of wrongdoing.
 
2013-02-15 08:38:07 PM
For all of our bluster and tough guy talk, Americans really are pu$$ies.  At least several rows worth of people watched that motherfarker slap a baby and he STILL made it off the plane with all of his teeth.  I bet nobody said a word.  Cowards.
 
2013-02-15 08:42:27 PM
I think many people would benefit from sedatives for air travel.
 
2013-02-15 08:46:44 PM

sevenpointsixtwo: For all of our bluster and tough guy talk, Americans really are pu$$ies.  At least several rows worth of people watched that motherfarker slap a baby and he STILL made it off the plane with all of his teeth.  I bet nobody said a word.  Cowards.


Didn't read the article did you? That's ok, reading is hard for ITG's.

Charges filed in Atlanta, huh? I doubt he'll even be fined.
 
2013-02-15 08:55:27 PM

spentmiles: There are limits to personal responsibility.  First off, he was traveling to a family funeral, so he was obviously in a fragile emotional state.  Second, the mother seemed more interested in arguing with him than tending to her small child.  Unless the kid was flying to Atlanta for an urgent medical procedure, there's little reason for him to be on an aircraft.  Furthermore, the passengers witnessed the plane waitresses over serving this guy when they admittedly suspected him of being intoxicated, which between the funeral and the screaming child is understandable.  And it's not like he punched the child in the face with a closed fist.  There's a decent chance that the mother slaps the child herself.  While inappropriate, it's not what I'd call an offense that requires us to get our torches and pitchforks.

Bottom line, it was a stressful situation and some things happened.  Everyone is fine now.  Let's move on.


Sure - as soon as Mr. Asshole McWhiteboy does 90 in county and gets sued for a couple mil. Let's move on, then. I'm all about "moving on".
 
2013-02-15 08:55:51 PM
That picture just screams "Asshat White Guy". And if getting liquored-up helps us identify these racist douche-nozzles, I'm all for flushing them out. We can call it Operation Mel Gibson. Hell. make it a reality show...A cross between Queen for a Day and This is Your Life; call it: Day in the Life of a Scumbag. They get all juiced-up, spew hate while people they've hurt get to speak and at the end of each show a celebrity guest gets to come out and kick the shiat out of them. "This week's celebrity guest is Mike Tyson" or "Please welcome to the show for their first appearance together on stage..Kevin Garnett and Ray Lewis"
 
2013-02-15 08:56:43 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.


maybe he meant  Koss? also Hayden, ID should be nuke from the face of the Earth.
 
2013-02-15 09:01:39 PM
Hmmm, from Hayden Lake, Idaho.  Well, people from those parts do tend to be racist assholes.
 
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