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2013-02-15 01:43:34 PM  
FTFA:  In an interview, Hundley denied striking the toddler or using a racial slur, though he did acknowledge that he "asked the mother to quiet the child."

After Hundley hit the child, Agent Cheney reported, Bennett received assistance from several other passengers, including Todd Wooten, who was in seat 16C. Wooten told agents that he "heard derogatory language coming from the rear of the aircraft" and got up to investigate. "According to Mr. Wooten," Cheney noted, "he saw Joe Rickey Hundley strike" the toddler.

Yeah, neutral witnesses are already coming forth to help crucify you, asshole.  Good luck with the non-apology apology.
 
2013-02-15 01:44:40 PM  
Wow. Just wow.
 
2013-02-15 01:46:18 PM  
A thread about racism AND children on planes? Oh, hell naw. *backs out*
 
2013-02-15 01:46:43 PM  
Yikes.
 
2013-02-15 01:51:34 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 01:52:15 PM  
This man should be publicly shamed and humiliated as punishment.
 
2013-02-15 01:55:01 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-15 01:55:51 PM  

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


Surprised they didn't ask the airline about how many drinks he actually ordered.
 
2013-02-15 01:58:31 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.


And even though annoying, it sounds like the child only started crying on descent.  That's just something you have to put up with.  Kids can't help that ear thing.

I flew home from Bermuda next to a mother and 4ish looking daughter and the latter had an ear infection.  All she did was lay with her head in her mom's lap, weeping constantly.  I felt so bad for that kid.
 
2013-02-15 02:01:20 PM  

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


Where's that gif of the the corn kernel popping....? Hmmm.....
 
2013-02-15 02:05:04 PM  
After he hit the kid, the stewardess should've cued the rest of the passengers to get in a Airplane slap line with Hundley getting his senses back one hand at a time.  Or whatever they can find.

After all, he was distraught over a sick relative and he could really use the hands on counseling.  Momma gets hers first.
 
2013-02-15 02:08:12 PM  

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

Surprised they didn't ask the airline about how many drinks he actually ordered.


That may be something they don't want to comment on. If they didn't cut him off after "several double-vodkas" and let him become intoxicated to the point of being belligerent, they could have some liability. At least that's what I'm assuming and going off the fact that bars can get in trouble for not cutting off an obviously drunk patron.
 
2013-02-15 02:09:27 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 just want to know if the kid was circumcised and if anyone bothered to tip the flight attendant.
 
2013-02-15 02:10:13 PM  
You're a Dick, Cheney.
 
2013-02-15 02:10:45 PM  

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

Surprised they didn't ask the airline about how many drinks he actually ordered.

That may be something they don't want to comment on. If they didn't cut him off after "several double-vodkas" and let him become intoxicated to the point of being belligerent, they could have some liability. At least that's what I'm assuming and going off the fact that bars can get in trouble for not cutting off an obviously drunk patron.


Interesting point.
 
2013-02-15 02:11:32 PM  

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

Where's that gif of the the corn kernel popping....? Hmmm.....


THAT'S RACIST!
 
2013-02-15 02:14:42 PM  
As a 60+ white male my thought on racism is this:
The only good racist is a dead racist.
 
2013-02-15 02:16:21 PM  
Oh racist drunks. Those types are always hysterical.

/Is a huggy, sleepy, and wander away drunk
 
2013-02-15 02:20:45 PM  
A soon as I saw where he was from, a red flag went up.
Hayden Lake Idaho is the epicenter of the Aryan Brotherhood.
There are more complete (really, from head to toe) assholes per square mile there, than any other place in the country.
 
2013-02-15 02:21:54 PM  
My experience is that hitting children just makes them cry more.
 
2013-02-15 02:31:36 PM  
What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!
 
2013-02-15 02:31:38 PM  
I find a 60-year-old racist bully slapping a toddler aboard an aircraft in flight especially despicable.

rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-02-15 02:33:53 PM  

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


Until they get big enough to hit back.
 
2013-02-15 02:42:31 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


Very cool story. Good on you.
 
2013-02-15 02:44:36 PM  

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


If the kid was circumcised there wouldn't be a tip, would there?
 
2013-02-15 02:56:19 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.
 
2013-02-15 03:01:49 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.


Or they could use that wire corkscrew from his previous offense on it.

Do these people end up on the no-fly list?
 
2013-02-15 03:02:32 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.


Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)
 
2013-02-15 03:03:16 PM  

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


Hit harder.
 
2013-02-15 03:05:39 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


Was waiting for the part where she took you to her hotel and farked you while the kids slept in the bathtub.  Leaving disappointed.
 
2013-02-15 03:08:12 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)


Not gonna comment on the kid, but that mom looks very hittable. Too bad she'll probably never go back....
 
2013-02-15 03:10:46 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


You misspelled 'booze'.
 
2013-02-15 03:10:59 PM  

scottydoesntknow: BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)

Not gonna comment on the kid, but that mom looks very hittable. Too bad she'll probably never go back....


I seriously doubt that the father is still around...       because she's traveling alone.
 
2013-02-15 03:17:33 PM  

Rapmaster2000: scottydoesntknow: BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)

Not gonna comment on the kid, but that mom looks very hittable. Too bad she'll probably never go back....

I seriously doubt that the father is still around...       because she's traveling alone.


The kid is adopted you DNRTFA scamps.
 
2013-02-15 03:18:25 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Was waiting for the part where she took you to her hotel and farked you while the kids slept in the bathtub.


Heh. She was pretty..the funny thing was that it really didn't even occur to me. I dunno if I'm growing up or old.

TommyymmoT: You misspelled 'booze'.


HAHAHAHAHAHA! I did have a couple of bloody marys while we were reading Dr. Suess...kind of my in flight staple.

In all honesty, I think I came out ahead on the deal. I really didn't have much to do, I was just traveling. She gave of her professional services. I didn't expect it and was (and still am) very thankful for the time and advice she gave.
 
2013-02-15 03:20:17 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I seriously doubt that the father is still around... because she's traveling alone.


jehovahs witness protection: THAT'S RACIST!


www.hoax-slayer.com
 
2013-02-15 03:23:23 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 still hope for the best.
 
2013-02-15 03:24:42 PM  

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


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-15 03:24:49 PM  
I read that as "rapist", and thought the article would be *much* worse.
 
2013-02-15 03:25:15 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.


Don't forget the Pit Bull in a carry-on.
 
2013-02-15 03:25:51 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-15 03:26:24 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:27:28 PM  

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


Not with my mom. I eiher stopped crying right then and there or I'd get it again until I STFU>
 
2013-02-15 03:27:54 PM  
I read TFH without clicking the link, and thought, "Coming to theaters this summer, it's 'Plane Crazy', starring Rob Schneider."
 
2013-02-15 03:27:58 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-15 03:28:15 PM  
WhatsGoingOnInThisOhLawd.jpg
 
2013-02-15 03:28:26 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.


Was the guy an evangelical preacher?
 
2013-02-15 03:28:51 PM  
This is why children under a certain age should not be allowed on planes. I propose separate but equal planes for families with small children.
 
2013-02-15 03:29:01 PM  
In December, I flew from Phoenix to Philly and the 4-yo girl across the aisle from me wailed the entire flight.  Non-stop, nearly ear-piercing wailing for almost 4 hours.  The poor mother tried everything and was near tears herself.  Kid was just overtired and for whatever reason couldn't or wouldn't sleep.

We all wanted to shove that kid in the overhead, lock her in the bathroom, ANYTHING for a moment's peace.  And I'm sure I wasn't the  only one trying to figure out how to surreptitiously suffocate her w/my neck pillow.  But actually lay a hand on someone else's kid?  Nuh-uh--not if you want the mother to put you in a body bag.

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:29:31 PM  

Oznog: [i.cdn.turner.com image 200x223]

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.


He wasn't arrested for cruising the airport bathroom.
 
2013-02-15 03:30:18 PM  
I'd punchisize his face for free.
 
2013-02-15 03:30:48 PM  

Oznog: [i.cdn.turner.com image 200x223]
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.



Same. Honestly, this is what meade me wonder if he was a republican Congressman...

FTA Hundley was arrested in 2007 following a fight with his girlfriend. Initially charged with simple assault, carrying a concealed weapon, and public intoxication, Hundley subsequently pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor assault rap.
 
2013-02-15 03:31:55 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:32:52 PM  

Richard Sauce: I propose separate but equal planes for families with small children.


Absolutely no law against "no kids" flights. But surprisingly, grown up snowflakes too fragile to endure the horrors of children on a plane don't seem to have enough money to make them a viable market to pander to.
 
2013-02-15 03:33:15 PM  
Hundley, seen at right, is president of an aircraft parts manufacturer headquartered in Hayden, Idaho.

A corporate president from Idaho, eh? Wonder who he donates to.
 
2013-02-15 03:33:45 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!

Was waiting for the part where she took you to her hotel and farked you while the kids slept in the bathtub.  Leaving disappointed.


No no, she's a lawyer, and Dancin was the one client she *didn't* fakr.
 
2013-02-15 03:34:04 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.


My wife had a similar story, but in reverse. She got on a plane with our kid and was having a tough time getting her bags stowed in the bin and the little guy was having a rough afternoon. The guy next to her, rather than help, started giving her shiat about how she shouldn't carry a bag she can't lift and telling her she needed to get our kid to shut up because he was trying to read the paper. Generally, he acted like an assbag for 2 hours.

Two days later, guess who showed up for surgery?
 
2013-02-15 03:35:00 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.


Or if the suspect was driving an electric car or hybrid.
 
2013-02-15 03:35:03 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-15 03:35:30 PM  
Of course he's from Hayden Idaho.
 
2013-02-15 03:36:06 PM  

Prof. Frink: No no, she's a lawyer, and Dancin was the one client she *didn't* fakr.


That's...an interesting fark-filter effect.
 
2013-02-15 03:36:43 PM  

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

Not with my mom. I eiher stopped crying right then and there or I'd get it again until I STFU>


eiher = either

STFU> = STFU.

/stupid formatting buttons
 
2013-02-15 03:37:08 PM  
I follow the "heavy alcohol consumption and loud headphones" school of commercial air travel.
 
2013-02-15 03:37:14 PM  

brigid_fitch: In December, I flew from Phoenix to Philly and the 4-yo girl across the aisle from me wailed the entire flight.  Non-stop, nearly ear-piercing wailing for almost 4 hours.  The poor mother tried everything and was near tears herself.  Kid was just overtired and for whatever reason couldn't or wouldn't sleep.

We all wanted to shove that kid in the overhead, lock her in the bathroom, ANYTHING for a moment's peace.  And I'm sure I wasn't the  only one trying to figure out how to surreptitiously suffocate her w/my neck pillow.  But actually lay a hand on someone else's kid?  Nuh-uh--not if you want the mother to put you in a body bag.

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.

www.envirosafetyproducts.com
These are cheaper than the Bose headphones and, in my experience, work almost as well.  Spend about $15 on a decent set of earplugs, keep them in your travel carry-on, and all you need is a book and a window seat to enjoy every flight you're on.  Bonus: they keep that grandmother in the next seat from starting a conversation.  Minus: I have missed beverage service a few times if I was reading a particularly good book.
 
2013-02-15 03:37:36 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-15 03:37:53 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:38:13 PM  

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


americanvision.org
 
2013-02-15 03:38:13 PM  

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


He's really cute, but.... I don't get it.
 
2013-02-15 03:40:16 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.


A lot of ignorant northeners will insist this incident was caused by slavery. That's incorrect. It was caused by states' rights. States' rights to declaw cats.
 
2013-02-15 03:40:21 PM  
Pocket Ninja:
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 the mother had been breast-feeding at the time, the baby might have been quiet and asleep (having equalized the air pressure by suckling,) and we'd have no thread at all.
 
2013-02-15 03:41:06 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.


I lived in Coeur D'Alene for 5 years, and I always was scared when I saw a black person.  I was worried they wouldn't make it out alive.

I woke up one morning to find Aryan Nation recruiting lit on my doorstep.

I decided the best course of action was to drive around town with an Obama for President bumper sticker.

/good times
 
2013-02-15 03:41:25 PM  
Who you callin' "boy"?
 
2013-02-15 03:41:58 PM  
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.

My neighbors upstairs leave their dog in their tiny apartment while they go to work.  Dog barks all day.  I quickly got tired of it; recorded it barking, saved it to my media center, connected the surround sound system and the guitar amp and waited until they were home from work.  Then I proceeded to produce the EXACT SAME NOISE they'd been responsible for making.

In my eyes, those actions are equal.  They were dicks for making loud noises and I responded in kind by making loud noises (also making me a dick - but no more of a dick).

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.

//True story - the landlord called me up and said there were complaints of barking coming from my apartment.  I said, 'That's impossible, I don't have a dog.  I have heard a dog coming from upstairs though'.  Good times.
 
2013-02-15 03:41:59 PM  

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

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


BAT'S RACIST!
 
2013-02-15 03:42:18 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:42:34 PM  

pho75: Dancin_In_Anson: Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

My wife had a similar story, but in reverse. She got on a plane with our kid and was having a tough time getting her bags stowed in the bin and the little guy was having a rough afternoon. The guy next to her, rather than help, started giving her shiat about how she shouldn't carry a bag she can't lift and telling her she needed to get our kid to shut up because he was trying to read the paper. Generally, he acted like an assbag for 2 hours.

Two days later, guess who showed up for surgery?


Who? Is your wife a surgeon and he happened to be the patient? That would be very crazy.
 
2013-02-15 03:43:13 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.


Only way it could get worse after that is if one of them was on a bike and refused to leave a tip.
 
2013-02-15 03:43:43 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-15 03:44:22 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:45:07 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:45:25 PM  
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?
 
2013-02-15 03:45:30 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.


Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?
 
2013-02-15 03:46:14 PM  

caddisfly: brigid_fitch: In December, I flew from Phoenix to Philly and the 4-yo girl across the aisle from me wailed the entire flight.  Non-stop, nearly ear-piercing wailing for almost 4 hours.  The poor mother tried everything and was near tears herself.  Kid was just overtired and for whatever reason couldn't or wouldn't sleep.

We all wanted to shove that kid in the overhead, lock her in the bathroom, ANYTHING for a moment's peace.  And I'm sure I wasn't the  only one trying to figure out how to surreptitiously suffocate her w/my neck pillow.  But actually lay a hand on someone else's kid?  Nuh-uh--not if you want the mother to put you in a body bag.

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.
[www.envirosafetyproducts.com image 400x400]
These are cheaper than the Bose headphones and, in my experience, work almost as well.  Spend about $15 on a decent set of earplugs, keep them in your travel carry-on, and all you need is a book and a window seat to enjoy every flight you're on.  Bonus: they keep that grandmother in the next seat from starting a conversation.  Minus: I have missed beverage service a few times if I was reading a particularly good book.


Trolling aside - I haven't had a lot of luck with ear plugs.  They do block sound, but the quieter it is the more sensitive your hearing becomes (within reason).  When I first put on ear plugs; they are great...but after five of ten minutes I start to hear things pretty well.

But if I put in ear plugs and then put on head phones - I'm in a world all my own.  I turn up the volume on the headphones until I can hear it at a comfortable level; but with the earplugs it's actually very loud and almost completely drowns out everything else.
 
2013-02-15 03:46:19 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: 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.


Ha! Somehow missed that one. Thanks for the explanations.

lectos: BAT'S RACIST!


lol
 
2013-02-15 03:47:32 PM  
Smothering the child with a pillow is usually far more effective than smacking.
 
2013-02-15 03:47:50 PM  
That prick is getting truculent.
 
2013-02-15 03:48:19 PM  
My University's College Republican group was a bunch of fringe idiots that no one took seriously. Still, they were loud and proud of their ignorance. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a university holiday. This group celebrated it as Robert E. Lee Day. They protested it when a state that we weren't even located in passed a bill they deemed liberal, but held a States' Rights Party which was just an excuse to hang up confederate flags.

I was once walking behind one of their leaders who bumped into an elderly Black woman on the street, knocking the woman down and sending her cane flying, and didn't even slow down to apologize. Of course that may have been because she was a terrible human being in all aspects, and not just racist. She may have done the same after knocking over an elderly lady of her own race.
 
2013-02-15 03:49:58 PM  

Minos: That prick is getting truculent.


+1
 
2013-02-15 03:50:10 PM  

born_yesterday: FTFA:  In an interview, Hundley denied striking the toddler or using a racial slur, though he did acknowledge that he "asked the mother to quiet the child."

After Hundley hit the child, Agent Cheney reported, Bennett received assistance from several other passengers, including Todd Wooten, who was in seat 16C. Wooten told agents that he "heard derogatory language coming from the rear of the aircraft" and got up to investigate. "According to Mr. Wooten," Cheney noted, "he saw Joe Rickey Hundley strike" the toddler.

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



Something doesn't add-up here with this Wooten guy.  How the hell did he hear derogatory language coming from 12 rows behind him?  I can barely make out what the air waitresses are offering me to drink when they are 2 feet away.  Does this guy have a N-word detector?  And who the heck decides that they better investigate this?  FTFA, this was during the approach into Atlanta.  So they are landing, and he decides it is best if he gets out of his seat to verify that either he does in fact have super hearing, or that his N-word detector is functioning properly.

A-hole probably did it, but let's not quote the least likely witness to what happened.
 
2013-02-15 03:50:22 PM  

scottydoesntknow: BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)

Not gonna comment on the kid, but that mom looks very hittable. Too bad she'll probably never go back....


The article states the kid is adopted, so you still may have a chance
 
2013-02-15 03:51:12 PM  
I have a 9 month old daughter, and while we have not taken her on a plane, I can imagine how tough it would be to listen to her scream for an extended period of time on a plane just based on how awful it is on 20 minute car rides.

That being said, I have no clue how I would react to someone hitting my child.  I'd like to think that I would react rationally and let the authorities deal with it, but I fear I would probably react with extreme violence against someone that did that.
 
2013-02-15 03:51:28 PM  

Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?


I've got problems too - that doesn't allow me to violate the basic social contracts we all conform to.  Why should I be expected to answer for the action or inaction of the Mother?  *I* didn't spend the flight crying like a child.  I took appropriate actions to ensure that I wouldn't piss everyone off.

I'm not the woman.  I don't know what she should have done.  If you gave me a pet tiger, I wouldn't know what to do with that either - but it would be my responsibility to learn before I let it eat someone's child.  She should have figured it out *before* ruining everyone's flight.
 
2013-02-15 03:52:27 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-15 03:53:26 PM  
Coco LaFemme: ...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...

Though I haven't experienced such indignity myself, I've read several internet anecdotes about folks pulling small children out of dangerous situations (including traffic) and promptly getting chewed out by the inattentive parent for laying a hand on their special snowflake.

I would go ahead and NEVER EVER put hands on someone else's child and let Darwin take care of the rest. Maybe a courtesy "LOOK OUT," but no physical contact. Of course, I'm an acknowledged child hater. YMMV.
 
2013-02-15 03:53:36 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.

My neighbors upstairs leave their dog in their tiny apartment while they go to work.  Dog barks all day.  I quickly got tired of it; recorded it barking, saved it to my media center, connected the surround sound system and the guitar amp and waited until they were home from work.  Then I proceeded to produce the EXACT SAME NOISE they'd been responsible for making.

In my eyes, those actions are equal.  They were dicks for making loud noises and I responded in kind by making loud noises (also making me a dick - but no more of a dick).

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.

//True story - the landlord called me up and said there were complaints of barking coming from my apartment.  I said, 'That's impossible, I don't have a dog.  I have heard a dog coming from upstairs though'.  Good times.


...Goddamn, you can tell the people here who don't know basic farking biology. The kid was  in farking pain, you asshole. How is that in any way ANYONE'S fault?

You cannot ban children from flying, but I dearly wish they would ban idiots who think they have the right to NEVAR EVAR DEAL WITH SCREAMING BABBY, OTHER PEOPLE ARE  SUCH AN AFFRONT TO MY SENSES I MUST  HATE THEM FOREVAR!!!!11!!!

Seriously, if you can look at a screaming baby and not put up with it, you have no right to call yourself an adult, because you should damn well be able to understand that it's an adult's job to put up with shiat other people, babies included, can't control.
 
2013-02-15 03:54:09 PM  

AirForceVet: I find a 60-year-old racist bully slapping a toddler aboard an aircraft in flight especially despicable.

[rlv.zcache.com image 400x400]


Are you also against teen alcoholism in all its forms?
 
2013-02-15 03:54:36 PM  

TerminalEchoes: Smothering the child with a pillow is usually far more effective than smacking.


cdn.videogum.com
 
2013-02-15 03:54:55 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:55:08 PM  

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.


It was a crying kid on a plane. He could have launched it out of the emergency exit at cruising altitude and the general feeling here would have been, "well, I don't support what he did, but I can understand why he did it."
 
2013-02-15 03:55:51 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 03:56:18 PM  
Oh yeah?  What part of Africa was he from?
 
2013-02-15 03:58:04 PM  
I'll take 5 screaming babies over the selfish, loud, inconsiderate and obnoxious adults any day of the week.

Yes  youhave to stow your bag
Yes  youhave to put your seat up
Yes  youhave to wait for the seatbelt sign to turn off
Yes  youhave to turn off your cell phone

A lot of times that a single persons reminders in a flight.
 
2013-02-15 03:58:26 PM  
art.penny-arcade.com
 
2013-02-15 03:59:20 PM  

PsiChick: 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.

My neighbors upstairs leave their dog in their tiny apartment while they go to work.  Dog barks all day.  I quickly got tired of it; recorded it barking, saved it to my media center, connected the surround sound system and the guitar amp and waited until they were home from work.  Then I proceeded to produce the EXACT SAME NOISE they'd been responsible for making.

In my eyes, those actions are equal.  They were dicks for making loud noises and I responded in kind by making loud noises (also making me a dick - but no more of a dick).

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.

//True story - the landlord called me up and said there were complaints of barking coming from my apartment.  I said, 'That's impossible, I don't have a dog.  I have heard a dog coming from upstairs though'.  Good times.

...Goddamn, you can tell the people here who don't know basic farking biology. The kid was  in farking pain, you asshole. How is that in any way ANYONE'S fault?

You cannot ban children from flying, but I dearly wish they would ban idiots who think they have the right to NEVAR EVAR DEAL WITH SCREAMING BABBY, OTHER PEOPLE ARE  SUCH AN AFFRONT TO MY SENSES I MUST  HATE THEM FOREVAR!!!!11!!!

Seriously, if you can look at a screaming baby and not put up with it, you have no right to call yourself an adult, because you should damn well be able to understand that it's an adult's job to put up with shiat other people, babies included, can' ...


Agreed.

And if I'm not an adult, it stands to reason that I'm a child.

Which exempts me from social obligations like NOT being a giant d-bag in public.  But you can't object to it; because if you do, by your own criteria - you'd be failing in your job to put up with my shiat.  That'd make you a child as well.

I have to say, I'm not sure I agree with your world view; but to each their own.
 
2013-02-15 03:59:26 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


Way to not marry her and totally ruin my Hollywood-induced expectations.

/pitch it, you'll get a deal.
 
2013-02-15 03:59:30 PM  
latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2013-02-15 03:59:33 PM  

brigid_fitch: In December, I flew from Phoenix to Philly and the 4-yo girl across the aisle from me wailed the entire flight.  Non-stop, nearly ear-piercing wailing for almost 4 hours.  The poor mother tried everything and was near tears herself.  Kid was just overtired and for whatever reason couldn't or wouldn't sleep.

We all wanted to shove that kid in the overhead, lock her in the bathroom, ANYTHING for a moment's peace.  And I'm sure I wasn't the  only one trying to figure out how to surreptitiously suffocate her w/my neck pillow.  But actually lay a hand on someone else's kid?  Nuh-uh--not if you want the mother to put you in a body bag.

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.


How would putting gum in a child's ears help?
 
2013-02-15 04:00:00 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.

My neighbors upstairs leave their dog in their tiny apartment while they go to work.  Dog barks all day.  I quickly got tired of it; recorded it barking, saved it to my media center, connected the surround sound system and the guitar amp and waited until they were home from work.  Then I proceeded to produce the EXACT SAME NOISE they'd been responsible for making.

In my eyes, those actions are equal.  They were dicks for making loud noises and I responded in kind by making loud noises (also making me a dick - but no more of a dick).

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.

//True story - the landlord called me up and said there were complaints of barking coming from my apartment.  I said, 'That's impossible, I don't have a dog.  I have heard a dog coming from upstairs though'.  Good times.


Soooo...he should have slapped the mother because her toddler cried as the result of ear pain during decent? No, he's a drunken jackass, and you're a moron that has helped me update my ignore list.
 
2013-02-15 04:00:01 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


CSB of the day
 
2013-02-15 04:01:44 PM  
If the kid was white I could see this story getting a hero tag.
 
2013-02-15 04:02:09 PM  
Should have hit the mother, too.
 
2013-02-15 04:02:51 PM  

Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?


Well, I know that when I rationally explain how nobody else wants to hear my 3-year-old scream in distress, he always solemnly nods, sucks back the tears, and suffers the pain of painful ears stoically.

/Actually, he loves planes and flying and is usually one of the best behaved on the plane, adults included.  Plays with our Ipad, sleeps, and the most noise you'll get out of him is cheering when we "tip" or when the landing gear comes out.  Plus he doesn't hog the arm rests.
 
2013-02-15 04:03:10 PM  
Quiet your crotch fruit.
 
2013-02-15 04:03:45 PM  

DCBuck: 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.

My neighbors upstairs leave their dog in their tiny apartment while they go to work.  Dog barks all day.  I quickly got tired of it; recorded it barking, saved it to my media center, connected the surround sound system and the guitar amp and waited until they were home from work.  Then I proceeded to produce the EXACT SAME NOISE they'd been responsible for making.

In my eyes, those actions are equal.  They were dicks for making loud noises and I responded in kind by making loud noises (also making me a dick - but no more of a dick).

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.

//True story - the landlord called me up and said there were complaints of barking coming from my apartment.  I said, 'That's impossible, I don't have a dog.  I have heard a dog coming from upstairs though'.  Good times.

Soooo...he should have slapped the mother because her toddler cried as the result of ear pain during decent? No, he's a drunken jackass, and you're a moron that has helped me update my ignore list.


First - there is nothing more ridiculous than taking the time to respond to someone while simultaneously announcing your intention to ignore them.  Seriously.  If you want to ignore me, that's the worst possible way to do it.  You've failed as hard as anyone can fail at ignoring someone.

Second - *if* he were going to slap anyone, he should have slapped the mother.  It's unreasonable to expect a baby/small child to understand how to behave in an appropriate fashion....but it's not at all unreasonable to expect an adult to understand what is appropriate behavior for an airplane.

It'd still be a crime and he'd still be a dick.  I'm just saying she would have been a more appropriate victim.

But - you aren't reading this; since you're ignoring me, right?  So I'm going to point out that your mother is ugly!  BOO YA!
 
2013-02-15 04:04:44 PM  

Happy Hours: It is illegal to hit a child


Now you tell me...
 
2013-02-15 04:05:02 PM  

meatsack_01: Quiet your crotch fruit.


Easier said that done.
 
2013-02-15 04:06:24 PM  

PYROY: Oh yeah?  What part of Africa was he from?


The kid looks Habesha, or as you know it, Ethiopian.  So, yes, he satisfies the pedantic race categorizer.
 
2013-02-15 04:06:57 PM  
One word, Nyquil. Be polite to the rest of the passengers.
 
2013-02-15 04:07:00 PM  

scottydoesntknow: BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)

Not gonna comment on the kid, but that mom looks very hittable. Too bad she'll probably never go back....


Article says the kid is adopted but as a matter of point, most do go back once they have a kid because they need a father figure who will actually be there to help raise the kid.
 
2013-02-15 04:07:06 PM  
I've had the good fortune that any wailing babies on a flight were far enough away not to be too annoying and any I shared a row were perfectly delightful. Or asleep. There was a dad who tested my patience on a flight from Charlotte to Denver with his 6, 5, and 4 year old sons. When one of the boys got out of hand, the dad would say 'You better be quiet before the pilot throws you off the plane' -- which resulted in more crying ...
 
2013-02-15 04:07:11 PM  

tricycleracer: I follow the "heavy alcohol consumption and loud headphones" school of commercial air travel.


\pot cookie + earplug FTW
 
2013-02-15 04:07:36 PM  
 
2013-02-15 04:07:55 PM  
The "gentleman" is from Hayden, ID, only miles from Hayden Lake, the former HQ of the Aryan Nation, so maybe...
 
2013-02-15 04:08:09 PM  

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

Hit harder.


ya, you sometimes have to knock them right out. try a closed fist.
 
2013-02-15 04:08:39 PM  
Hayden Lake is, or at least was, a white supremacist hotbed. Assholes from California moved in and turned it into a national embarassmen and ruined the place. Like Californians do wherever they migrate to.

Okay. That's not fair. There were plenty of assholes from Texas and Illinois who followed and contributed their own overall shiattiness.
 
2013-02-15 04:08:47 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


We have the reverse story. Our kid wasn't being particularly annoying or anything, but the lady behind us helped out entertaining her during a flight. Turns out she and her niece were on the same second flight as well, but in a different part of the plane. We saw them at our destination, and they were having trouble renting a car and couldn't get a hold of the family member that was supposed be the back-up plan to pick them up. So we gave them a ride. 40 minutes out of our way, but what the heck! She'd already done us a solid. It's amazing what can happen when everybody acts like adults.
 
2013-02-15 04:08:47 PM  
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
 
2013-02-15 04:09:10 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Agreed.

And if I'm not an adult, it stands to reason that I'm a child.

Which exempts me from social obligations like NOT being a giant d-bag in public.  But you can't object to it; because if you do, by your own criteria - you'd be failing in your job to put up with my shiat.  That'd make you a child as well.

I have to say, I'm not sure I agree with your world view; but to each their own.


...Um, no. You missed my point. Being an adult means you a) differentiate between what is and is not within another person's control and b)  if it is not within their control, STFU and politely ignore it.

If you're being a douche, you're being a douche, and that's voluntary. Then you decide on the appropriate response. Being one of those people who JUST CAN'T STAND children even when the children are  in farking pain makes you a douche, nothing else. You chose to express annoyance at someone else's injury. Would you wail about how annoyed you are that someone with a broken leg is screaming? If so...you're a douche. Same principle.
 
2013-02-15 04:10:05 PM  
Dat headlines rathistht! If he's an African American boy then I must be an African-Italian-Welsh-English-American boy.
 
2013-02-15 04:10:08 PM  

Dimensio: brigid_fitch: In December, I flew from Phoenix to Philly and the 4-yo girl across the aisle from me wailed the entire flight.  Non-stop, nearly ear-piercing wailing for almost 4 hours.  The poor mother tried everything and was near tears herself.  Kid was just overtired and for whatever reason couldn't or wouldn't sleep.

We all wanted to shove that kid in the overhead, lock her in the bathroom, ANYTHING for a moment's peace.  And I'm sure I wasn't the  only one trying to figure out how to surreptitiously suffocate her w/my neck pillow.  But actually lay a hand on someone else's kid?  Nuh-uh--not if you want the mother to put you in a body bag.

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.

How would putting gum in a child's ears help?


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)
 
2013-02-15 04:10:23 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 04:10:29 PM  
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.

Someone should have smacked your teachers.
 
2013-02-15 04:12:17 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.


Yeah, but the mother might have been able to defend herself and hit him back.
 
2013-02-15 04:12:17 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.

My neighbors upstairs leave their dog in their tiny apartment while they go to work.  Dog barks all day.  I quickly got tired of it; recorded it barking, saved it to my media center, connected the surround sound system and the guitar amp and waited until they were home from work.  Then I proceeded to produce the EXACT SAME NOISE they'd been responsible for making.

In my eyes, those actions are equal.  They were dicks for making loud noises and I responded in kind by making loud noises (also making me a dick - but no more of a dick).

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.

//True story - the landlord called me up and said there were complaints of barking coming from my apartment.  I said, 'That's impossible, I don't have a dog.  I have heard a dog coming from upstairs though'.  Good times.



In the United States it is illegal to initiate physical assault on anyone. He should have been a mature adult and:
1) Used logic and reason instead of violence
2) Asked to move seats if he felt that was too difficult for him

And slapping the child? Really? This man is too stupid for words. I'll bet ANY amount of money he votes straight-ticket Republican/Tea Party.
 
2013-02-15 04:12:49 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.


Go read TFA again. The mother and child were travelling to a family funeral (which is probably why the adoptive father wasn't there, I'm guessing not his relative and he couldn't get off work), and the kid-slapper was going to visit a family member in the hospital.  She was doing what she could to console the child, but sometimes with the pressure change there's not much you can do.  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.

 I find it strange that so many people make this argument that kids have no rights to be travelling by air unless its an urgent need, but they have just as much right as anyone else, no matter how inconvenient it is for you.  Most kids do great on planes most of the time, and there's a big difference between a small child getting upset due to the pressure change, or diaper or hunger and a slightly older child or adult throwing a temper tantrum.
  I'd rather deal with a flight filled with screaming small children than a flight with a couple of blowhard holier than thou types that complain about every little thing on the flight.
 
2013-02-15 04:13:00 PM  

Richard Sauce: This is why children under a certain age should not be allowed on planes. I propose separate but equal planes for families with small children.


Because drunken racist assholes might smack them around ?
 
2013-02-15 04:13:26 PM  

mesmer242: It's amazing what can happen when everybody acts like adults.


Exactly.
 
2013-02-15 04:13:43 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.


You're now in prison
Your kid grows up missing a parent
Person who slapped your kid goes on with their life after a brief beating

You certainly showed them.
 
2013-02-15 04:15:11 PM  
Snowflakes, all this is. Used to be, that guy would get a pat on the back from the other passengers.
 
2013-02-15 04:16:59 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?

I've got problems too - that doesn't allow me to violate the basic social contracts we all conform to.  Why should I be expected to answer for the action or inaction of the Mother?  *I* didn't spend the flight crying like a child.  I took appropriate actions to ensure that I wouldn't piss everyone off.

I'm not the woman.  I don't know what she should have done.  If you gave me a pet tiger, I wouldn't know what to do with that either - but it would be my responsibility to learn before I let it eat someone's child.  She should have figured it out *before* ruining everyone's flight.


Feel free to charter a plane if you want the whole thing to yourself.
 
2013-02-15 04:17:24 PM  
I'm betting that NBC has already bought the sitcom rights to this headline.
 
2013-02-15 04:19:12 PM  

Nadie_AZ: This man should be publicly shamed and humiliated as punishment hailed as a hero to us all.


Wait...he hit the kid with an open hand? Nevermind. I thought he punched the little bastard...
 
2013-02-15 04:19:12 PM  
That baby needs a gun to stand his ground.
 
2013-02-15 04:19:40 PM  

mesmer242: Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!

We have the reverse story. Our kid wasn't being particularly annoying or anything, but the lady behind us helped out entertaining her during a flight. Turns out she and her niece were on the same second flight as well, but in a different part of the plane. We saw them at our destination, and they were having trouble renting a car and couldn't get a hold of the family member that was supposed be the back-up plan to pick them up. So we gave them a ride. 40 minutes out of our way, but what the heck! She'd already done us a solid. It's amazing what can happen when everybody acts like adults.


You're doing it wrong. You're supposed to act like a giant asshole all the time and assume that everything bad that happens to somebody is their fault and they deserve it.

You should have just flipped the old lady and her niece the bird as you walked by, while shouting, "Sucks to be you, gramma!"
 
2013-02-15 04:20:19 PM  

CheekyMonkey: Fark_Guy_Rob: Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?

I've got problems too - that doesn't allow me to violate the basic social contracts we all conform to.  Why should I be expected to answer for the action or inaction of the Mother?  *I* didn't spend the flight crying like a child.  I took appropriate actions to ensure that I wouldn't piss everyone off.

I'm not the woman.  I don't know what she should have done.  If you gave me a pet tiger, I wouldn't know what to do with that either - but it would be my responsibility to learn before I let it eat someone's child.  She should have figured it out *before* ruining everyone's flight.

Feel free to charter a plane if you want the whole thing to yourself.


Exactly, but that gets expensive; having to charter a plane just because you have a screaming baby.
 
2013-02-15 04:21:17 PM  

PsiChick: Fark_Guy_Rob: Agreed.

And if I'm not an adult, it stands to reason that I'm a child.

Which exempts me from social obligations like NOT being a giant d-bag in public.  But you can't object to it; because if you do, by your own criteria - you'd be failing in your job to put up with my shiat.  That'd make you a child as well.

I have to say, I'm not sure I agree with your world view; but to each their own.

...Um, no. You missed my point. Being an adult means you a) differentiate between what is and is not within another person's control and b)  if it is not within their control, STFU and politely ignore it.

If you're being a douche, you're being a douche, and that's voluntary. Then you decide on the appropriate response. Being one of those people who JUST CAN'T STAND children even when the children are  in farking pain makes you a douche, nothing else. You chose to express annoyance at someone else's injury. Would you wail about how annoyed you are that someone with a broken leg is screaming? If so...you're a douche. Same principle.


Yeah I would get annoyed if a parent broke their child's leg for the sake of getting somewhere faster and the kid started screaming. Actually, annoyed is probably not a strong enough word.
 
2013-02-15 04:21:54 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-15 04:22:43 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.


It's okay, I think the guy slapping the baby would probably also have to be in the middle of a sex change while the plane was flying over international borders for it to get *that* serious.
 
2013-02-15 04:23:02 PM  

Mega Steve: TerminalEchoes: Smothering the child with a pillow is usually far more effective than smacking.

[cdn.videogum.com image 450x300]


Came for this. Thank you.
 
2013-02-15 04:24:45 PM  

ProfessorOhki: 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.

You're now in prison
Your kid grows up missing a parent
Person who slapped your kid goes on with their life after a brief beating

You certainly showed them.


This is where I disagree with the law. If someone strikes your child or brings harm on your family, you should be able to retaliate in whatever way you see fit without repercussion.
 
2013-02-15 04:27:42 PM  
By the way, here's something from the article that everyone who hates sitting near kids should keep in mind:

They were seated in row 28.

Most parents, once they figure it out, will sit as far back in the plane as they can manage - at the wings if not all the way back. The engine noise is louder, and will lull the really little ones to sleep. There are also many plane configurations where only the back bathrooms have diaper changing stations, not the front ones. And being at the back usually allows more time to stow stuff and get situated. Seriously, we never take seats at the front of the plane unless we don't have a choice. So if you're the type of person who feels like slapping a kid, try to choose seats at the front for the best chance of a quiet flight.
 
2013-02-15 04:28:07 PM  
so........did the kid shut up?
 
2013-02-15 04:28:38 PM  

ProfessorOhki: CheekyMonkey: Fark_Guy_Rob: Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?

I've got problems too - that doesn't allow me to violate the basic social contracts we all conform to.  Why should I be expected to answer for the action or inaction of the Mother?  *I* didn't spend the flight crying like a child.  I took appropriate actions to ensure that I wouldn't piss everyone off.

I'm not the woman.  I don't know what she should have done.  If you gave me a pet tiger, I wouldn't know what to do with that either - but it would be my responsibility to learn before I let it eat someone's child.  She should have figured it out *before* ruining everyone's flight.

Feel free to charter a plane if you want the whole thing to yourself.

Exactly, but that gets expensive; having to charter a plane just because you have a screaming baby.


Even thought that was quite trollish, it did get me to laugh.
 
2013-02-15 04:29:49 PM  

Orange-Pippin: Oznog: [i.cdn.turner.com image 200x223]
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.


Same. Honestly, this is what meade me wonder if he was a republican Congressman...

FTA Hundley was arrested in 2007 following a fight with his girlfriend. Initially charged with simple assault, carrying a concealed weapon, and public intoxication, Hundley subsequently pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor assault rap.


You should have read one more line, and then you would figure he was a Democratic Senator:

Hundley told TSG that the weapon he allegedly brandished was a wine corkscrew.
 
2013-02-15 04:30:29 PM  

CheekyMonkey: ProfessorOhki: CheekyMonkey: Fark_Guy_Rob: Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?

I've got problems too - that doesn't allow me to violate the basic social contracts we all conform to.  Why should I be expected to answer for the action or inaction of the Mother?  *I* didn't spend the flight crying like a child.  I took appropriate actions to ensure that I wouldn't piss everyone off.

I'm not the woman.  I don't know what she should have done.  If you gave me a pet tiger, I wouldn't know what to do with that either - but it would be my responsibility to learn before I let it eat someone's child.  She should have figured it out *before* ruining everyone's flight.

Feel free to charter a plane if you want the whole thing to yourself.

Exactly, but that gets expensive; having to charter a plane just because you have a screaming baby.

Even thought that was quite trollish, it did get me to laugh.


Good, I'm glad I went the simple route. I was *this* close to suggesting baby-sized tow-able drones.
 
2013-02-15 04:31:14 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.


While Bose products have poor sound quality, I hear their noise-cancelling headphones do a good job.

\overpriced though, as with all Bose products
 
2013-02-15 04:31:41 PM  
white people suck
 
2013-02-15 04:32:04 PM  

born_yesterday: FTFA:  In an interview, Hundley denied striking the toddler or using a racial slur, though he did acknowledge that he "asked the mother to quiet the child."

After Hundley hit the child, Agent Cheney reported, Bennett received assistance from several other passengers, including Todd Wooten, who was in seat 16C. Wooten told agents that he "heard derogatory language coming from the rear of the aircraft" and got up to investigate. "According to Mr. Wooten," Cheney noted, "he saw Joe Rickey Hundley strike" the toddler.


That guy was apparently several rows away.  I'm surprised he was in a position to hear and see what was going on.  If so, the guy must have seriously been out of control.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:09 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.


I think that would be my most likely reaction too, but I've never been in a situation that could even be deemed remotely similar.
 
2013-02-15 04:33:15 PM  

Mega Steve: TerminalEchoes: Smothering the child with a pillow is usually far more effective than smacking.

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I think of that episode every time I have to hear a screaming baby on a plane or other public place.  I'm not going to hit the stupid thing and wouldn't advocate violence against it, but that doesn't stop me from being annoyed.
 
2013-02-15 04:37:27 PM  

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!!!
 
2013-02-15 04:37:55 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: spentmiles: ***snip***


Go read TFA again


You are obviously not familiar with spentmiles' work.  At turns horrifying, subtle, enraging, and disgusting, but almost always entertaining.

//Usually by the end of the post it turns into a twisted Penthouse letter, but I think Dancin In Anson killed that line with an actual story.
 
2013-02-15 04:38:11 PM  
A little googling reveals quite a bit. Guy is president of one of the largest aerospace composite manufacturers.  They derive the majority of their income from Boeing 787 production and government contracts for ballistics. In an article from an Idaho aircraft alliance newsletter, baby puncher reports things are going just great! History of being a drunken asshole and an admitted woman beater as well as a toddler slapper. He's single these days, no surprise.  I'll give you three guesses on his political affiliation, and the first two don't count. Since I have revealed no specific or personal information that is not contained in TFA, I hope busy FARK mod will not feel need to delete this post.
 
2013-02-15 04:38:31 PM  

ProfessorOhki: 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.

You're now in prison
Your kid grows up missing a parent
Person who slapped your kid goes on with their life after a brief beating

You certainly showed them.


I can't speak for previous posters, but in my case it would be

You're now in prison
Your kid grows up missing a parent
Person who slapped your kid is dead


There are very few things that will send me straight into spectacularly violent escalation mode, but injuring one of my family members for no reason other than "you're a doosh" is one of them.  I will cheerfully remove myself from the world of the free and living as long as I can make sure you don't ever get the chance to hurt my loved ones again.

And if you think that "but I was drunk when I punched the kid" will excuse you?  Now instead of beating an abusive dooshtard to death, I'm beating an alcoholic dooshtard to death.

Do not strike my kid, random drunk person.  I will kill you with no regrets.
 
2013-02-15 04:38:33 PM  
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Daymn, dude.  Nobody wants to be on an airplane with a  screaming baby but you don't drop n bombs and slap said baby.  I don't care how much booze you've had to drink or if you're going to a funeral or not.
 
2013-02-15 04:39:03 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.


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.
 
2013-02-15 04:39:07 PM  
Too bad, he should have slapped the parents.
 
2013-02-15 04:40:35 PM  

over_and_done: ProfessorOhki: 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.

You're now in prison
Your kid grows up missing a parent
Person who slapped your kid goes on with their life after a brief beating

You certainly showed them.

I can't speak for previous posters, but in my case it would be

You're now in prison
Your kid grows up missing a parent
Person who slapped your kid is dead

There are very few things that will send me straight into spectacularly violent escalation mode, but injuring one of my family members for no reason other than "you're a doosh" is one of them.  I will cheerfully remove myself from the world of the free and living as long as I can make sure you don't ever get the chance to hurt my loved ones again.

And if you think that "but I was drunk when I punched the kid" will excuse you?  Now instead of beating an abusive dooshtard to death, I'm beating an alcoholic dooshtard to death.

Do not strike my kid, random drunk person.  I will kill you with no regrets.


Dauntless dude your hardcore! Lets trade Pokemon.
 
2013-02-15 04:40:55 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com

such a shame. two years old and already stealing pumpkins.
 
2013-02-15 04:41:04 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.

My neighbors upstairs leave their dog in their tiny apartment while they go to work.  Dog barks all day.  I quickly got tired of it; recorded it barking, saved it to my media center, connected the surround sound system and the guitar amp and waited until they were home from work.  Then I proceeded to produce the EXACT SAME NOISE they'd been responsible for making.

In my eyes, those actions are equal.  They were dicks for making loud noises and I responded in kind by making loud noises (also making me a dick - but no more of a dick).

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.

//True story - the landlord called me up and said there were complaints of barking coming from my apartment.  I said, 'That's impossible, I don't have a dog.  I have heard a dog coming from upstairs though'.  Good times.


You are cool!
 
2013-02-15 04:41:31 PM  
President of his company, eh? Obviously we need more tax breaks for this valiant job creator.
 
2013-02-15 04:42:42 PM  
Damn dude*

Ahem.
 
2013-02-15 04:43:40 PM  

Oznog: [i.cdn.turner.com image 200x223]

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.


No kidding.  The moment I saw his photo, I immediately thought "solid middle-class Republican businessman asshole".
 
2013-02-15 04:44:44 PM  

Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?


According to the fraction of Farkers who totally hate kids, the only place for children on planes is in the baggage compartment. Because apparently airplane travel is otherwise made in perfect silence and utter tranquility, and any disruption of that experience, from beginning to end, shatters their delicate Zen state.
 
2013-02-15 04:44:48 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: If someone strikes your child or brings harm on your family, you should be able to retaliate in whatever way you see fit without repercussion.


Sure. And if someone kills your kid, you should get to kill their whole family, and eat their flesh. And if someone steals from you, you should be able to cut off their hands, without a trial. And if someone in front of you on the highway is texting-&-driving, you should be allowed to rape their pet llamma. And if a person jaywalks in front of you, you should be able to run them down with your car. Idiot.
 
2013-02-15 04:45:42 PM  
Apparently this fine gentleman also had a girlfriend who needed to shut up:

According to Virginia state court records, Hundley was arrested in 2007 following a fight with his girlfriend. Initially charged with simple assault, carrying a concealed weapon, and public intoxication, Hundley subsequently pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor assault rap.
 
2013-02-15 04:45:54 PM  

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


Not if you hit them real real hard.  Then they even stop moving.
 
2013-02-15 04:46:18 PM  
thedailydose.com
 
2013-02-15 04:47:01 PM  

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.


My cousin was PCs-ing from MD to Honolulu. At the time, her son was 18 months old. She and the dad were splitsville. She and her son spent 15 hours traveling. They were both exhausted, and had gotten up at 4:00am. Understandably, both child and mother were a bit cranky, and the little guy was difficult on one of the flights (although he slept through one of the others).

Now, please tell me why it's my cousin's fault that the Navy decided to move her and her son to Hawaii from Maryland. Alternatively, please tell me how my cousin could have gotten her son to Hawaii from Maryland without having to fly.

You see, sometimes parents have to fly with their kids.
 
2013-02-15 04:47:43 PM  

Gyrfalcon: According to the fraction of Farkers who totally hate kids, the only place for children on planes is in the baggage compartment. Because apparently airplane travel is otherwise made in perfect silence and utter tranquility, and any disruption of that experience, from beginning to end, shatters their delicate Zen state.



If I'm on a flight and a kid is throwing a tantrum, I will tell them that they should go play outside.

/I keed.
//But I've wanted to use that line for a while.
 
2013-02-15 04:47:45 PM  
His homepage on his corporation's website got taken down.
 
2013-02-15 04:48:28 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 04:49:06 PM  

Popular Opinion: white people suck


But do they swallow?
 
2013-02-15 04:50:33 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.


I dunno if I'd kill the guy but he'd be getting at least one solid punch to the face.  If you didn't permanently maim him, I'm not sure if there's a jury around that would convict you.  Of course, I'm not sure what crimes they'd say you committed and whether or not it would be a jury trial (IANAL).
 
2013-02-15 04:50:34 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.


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.
 
2013-02-15 04:51:06 PM  

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


You're not doing it right.
 
2013-02-15 04:51:32 PM  

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 ogre.
 
2013-02-15 04:52:19 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 04:52:36 PM  

Diogenes: And even though annoying, it sounds like the child only started crying on descent.  That's just something you have to put up with.  Kids can't help that ear thing.


This is the only time it's reasonable to do candy for little kids, as the sugar will get their attention through any ear discomfort and get them to swallow.  With a baby you can bring a lollypop, suck on it to get it wet, then rub it on a pacifier as needed to make sure they keep working on it.  You can't get them to never cry at all on descent, but it'll get it down to an occasional thing.
 
2013-02-15 04:52:54 PM  

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
 
2013-02-15 04:53:23 PM  
KEEP IT UP AND I'LL GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT!
 
2013-02-15 04:54:18 PM  
I cannot believe that we're this far in to an airplane thread, and no one has even mentioned fat people...
 
2013-02-15 04:54:38 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: the money is in the banana stand: If someone strikes your child or brings harm on your family, you should be able to retaliate in whatever way you see fit without repercussion.

Sure. And if someone kills your kid, you should get to kill their whole family, and eat their flesh. And if someone steals from you, you should be able to cut off their hands, without a trial. And if someone in front of you on the highway is texting-&-driving, you should be allowed to rape their pet llamma. And if a person jaywalks in front of you, you should be able to run them down with your car. Idiot.


All of those other things can be replaced or smoothed over, so the hyperbole doesn't really work here.

Dead kid?  Kid with possibly permanent injuries due to striking?  Not ever going to go away.
 
2013-02-15 04:54:41 PM  

shastacola: Apparently this fine gentleman also had a girlfriend who needed to shut up:


Doesn't that describe 'em all?
 
2013-02-15 04:56:53 PM  

CheekyMonkey: Popular Opinion: white people suck

But do they swallow?


until they get married....
 
2013-02-15 04:57:56 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: You're supposed to act like a giant asshole all the time and assume that everything bad that happens to somebody is their fault and they deserve it.


Generally, I do. And I hate the whole breeder culture.
But if I saw this guy hit the kid, I'm afraid he'd have a rough time of it as soon as he rounded the corner after leaving the police station. You know, on that first corner where the cameras are all out. Or in that cab he just hailed. the one where the doors auto lock. And don't unlock until I steer it into the warehouse down by the docks next to the ice plant.
 
2013-02-15 04:58:18 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 04:59:17 PM  

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? I had a grande caramel frappucino and then got on a plane. I essentially got the bends, and not even Gax-X made me feel better. I was in extreme pain the entire flight. As soon as we descended, I was back to normal. I wrote it off as a weird thing, but on the flight back I had another grande frap (not to be confused with a grand fap, which would be illegal in an airport) and got on a plane. Again, I essentially got the bends. There's nothing quite like experiencing major pain in an entire organ system to make you want to off yourself. And of course, as soon as we descended about 2/3 of the way, I felt 100% better. I did some experimenting later on, and yeah, I'm lactose intolerant. I'm not a fan of milk and sour cream, and I prefer aged cheeses (which have almost no lactose), so my normal diet never tipped me off. Until I got into drinking those caramel frappucinos and then flying. Now I get them with soy milk and extra caramel, because soy is awful. Thanks Nana, for your recessive Portuguese genes!

/NSCSB

/Thanks, Nana!
 
2013-02-15 04:59:37 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 they were travelling to have the child circumsized I think we would witnessing one of the portents of the rapture.
 
2013-02-15 05:00:21 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.


Okay, I now resolve to stop calling them stewardesses. Plane waitress is much more appropriate.

I can remember when flying was actually fun and even though we complained about the food it really wasn't that bad. It wasn't very good, but the plane waitresses were polite, often good looking and were happy to serve you. Then something happened. They turned into "flight attendants" and started prohibiting smoking on planes. They told us they were NOT stewardesses and they even let males fill some of their jobs but it was obvious all the male stewardesses were gayer than Elton John and Freddie Mercury combined. Then they said they were not there to serve you but rather to make the flight safe.

And yet, we did nothing more than grumble under our breath and accepted that and now look what we have - the TSA and I don't feel one bit safer than I did 30 years ago and I and every one I know hates flying.
 
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 05:04:50 PM  
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.
 
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 05:44:07 PM  

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.
 
2013-02-15 05:45:13 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.


Do you know how i know that you're an ignorant fool?  You opened your mouth (well used your keyboard at least).
 
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
 
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  
img31.imageshack.us
 
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?

[www.empireonline.com image 500x400]


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.
 
2013-02-15 09:26:58 PM  
Was the kid born in America or Africa?


so confused
 
2013-02-15 09:45:17 PM  

DittoToo: 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.


That's cause she usually gets paid way a lot more when someone throws her on her back.
 
2013-02-15 09:48:09 PM  

ciberido: 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."


I don't have anything to say about TFA but this is the stupidest goddamn argument I've ever seen.
 
2013-02-15 09:55:11 PM  

meatsack_01: One word, Nyquil. Be polite to the rest of the passengers.


A shot for the kid and a shot for you. Pop in the earplugs and chill.
 
2013-02-15 09:55:11 PM  

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


You haven't hit them enough then.
 
2013-02-15 10:02:21 PM  

Chameleon: ciberido: 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."

I don't have anything to say about TFA but this is the stupidest goddamn argument I've ever seen.


Well, thank you for contributing.  I learned a lot.
 
2013-02-15 10:21:51 PM  
images.smh.com.au
 
2013-02-15 10:45:00 PM  

MasterPython: If the kid was white I could see this story getting a hero tag.


What the hell kinda persecution complex are you running with, here?
 
2013-02-15 10:48:07 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.


Thanks for the explanation! I love it!
 
2013-02-15 10:54:02 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.


This thread is going to implode under the weight of all the posts!

/ Proud I restrained myself from saying anything about likely lack of crossover between fixie riders and critical mass cyclists.
// oops!
 
2013-02-15 10:54:28 PM  
Serious error.  He should have slapped the parents.

/Regardless of ethnicity.
 
2013-02-15 10:54:55 PM  

Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?


Slapped the child herself, first?
 
2013-02-15 11:19:38 PM  

jfbnr24: scottydoesntknow: BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)

Not gonna comment on the kid, but that mom looks very hittable. Too bad she'll probably never go back....

Article says the kid is adopted but as a matter of point, most do go back once they have a kid because they need a father figure who will actually be there to help raise the kid.


img.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-15 11:24:27 PM  

PsiChick: Fark_Guy_Rob: Agreed.

And if I'm not an adult, it stands to reason that I'm a child.

Which exempts me from social obligations like NOT being a giant d-bag in public.  But you can't object to it; because if you do, by your own criteria - you'd be failing in your job to put up with my shiat.  That'd make you a child as well.

I have to say, I'm not sure I agree with your world view; but to each their own.

...Um, no. You missed my point. Being an adult means you a) differentiate between what is and is not within another person's control and b)  if it is not within their control, STFU and politely ignore it.

If you're being a douche, you're being a douche, and that's voluntary. Then you decide on the appropriate response. Being one of those people who JUST CAN'T STAND children even when the children are  in farking pain makes you a douche, nothing else. You chose to express annoyance at someone else's injury. Would you wail about how annoyed you are that someone with a broken leg is screaming? If so...you're a douche. Same principle.


It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.
 
2013-02-15 11:41:19 PM  

Medic Zero: It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.


Sure. It's natural. What's  not natural is having so little sympathy you  express that emotion. Especially for a  farking baby. That's quite frankly weird.
 
2013-02-15 11:50:41 PM  

PsiChick: Medic Zero: It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.

Sure. It's natural. What's  not natural is having so little sympathy you  express that emotion. Especially for a  farking baby. That's quite frankly weird.


Depends on what you mean by express. To me it seems natural to want to share that with someone, hopefully in a whisper so the person in pain doesn't hear you. I wouldn't want to share that with the person who is actually in pain, as that seems rude.
 
2013-02-15 11:58:31 PM  

Medic Zero: PsiChick: Medic Zero: It's official then! I'm a douche.

/ Think it is natural for people to reach a point where they are sick of hearing another person express their pain.
/ shiat gets old man.

Sure. It's natural. What's  not natural is having so little sympathy you  express that emotion. Especially for a  farking baby. That's quite frankly weird.

Depends on what you mean by express. To me it seems natural to want to share that with someone, hopefully in a whisper so the person in pain doesn't hear you. I wouldn't want to share that with the person who is actually in pain, as that seems rude.


Well, I meant the second, but the first falls under violating what, at least in my area, is a pretty damn important social rule, so...that's a different question.

All basically falls under the 'if your grandma would smack you for it, don't do it' rule, though.
 
2013-02-15 11:59:52 PM  
Okay, I have a perfectly good solution for this problem, both parts-

Whenever you fly on a plane, and you bring a young child, also bring a couple packages of earplugs for the passengers around you.  It costs you maybe $10 and you seem like you are actually being proactive and considerate.

The second part would normally be difficult, but since this guy is the president of an aircraft parts company it actually works out pretty well.  He will be required to design and sell to every airplane he rides on, a special seat for himself.  It will have special built in active sonic cancellation features so he won't have to listen to babies crying.

It will also have stirrups and restraints to hold his legs apart and after every flight he and the seat will be placed at the end of the screening line for people who have been humiliated by the TSA to kick as part of a stress relieving program.  After his testicles have fallen off, the chair will be flipped over, and he will be wheeled over to the lost baggage department, where frustrated passengers will be given a broken suitcase handle to sodomize him with.  He will then be wheeled back to the naked body scanner.  Whichever handle is forced the farthest into his body will be declared winner, and the passenger responsible will be given life long free upgrades to first class.

After that, he will be wheeled over the scanning station, where he will be flipped over again.  Passengers who wish a 'special' screening will get to place whatever body parts they want in his mouth for special taste testing, to, you know, test for explosive residue.

Huh.  I'm grumpy today.  Usually I'd just demand that his company fire him and he be placed in a jail wearing a lacy teddy.
 
2013-02-16 01:04:57 AM  

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.


Zeus help us if she was riding a bicycle at the same time!
 
2013-02-16 01:39:45 AM  
This is the type of person that carries a gun, to defend him self when he starts a fight...savage retards.
 
2013-02-16 02:35:51 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: 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.


And your dog hates you for that.
 
2013-02-16 04:01:31 AM  
 
2013-02-16 04:33:02 AM  

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.


But did he leave a tip?
 
2013-02-16 05:02:12 AM  
Hitting a child is uncalled for in any circumstance. It accomplishes nothing. Tried to convince my ex-wife of this repeatedly. One of several reasons she is 'ex'.
 
2013-02-16 05:57:29 AM  

AndreMA: 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?


The kid can comfort themselves with the knowledge that their family member graduated from internet tough guy to real life tough guy.

imageshack.us
 
2013-02-16 07:33:19 AM  

doglover: 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.


Every passenger, regardless of age, should have to have a ticket for their own seat. Babies too young to just use the lap belt should be in a baby seat that will fit between the arm rests and be buckled in.

It'll reduce the number of babies on planes because it will make things more expensive, and it's safer. They won't let you hold five pound laptop or a two pound purse during takeoff and landing, but you can hold a struggling, 25 pound two year-old kid. Passengers being buckled in makes turbulence safer for them, and for the people around them. It will prevent the kids from kicking seats, as well.
 
2013-02-16 09:54:07 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Rapmaster2000: [i.cdn.turner.com image 209x241]

And there's the Mom.  This oughta crank the racism up to 11.

Got to admit, that kid has a very punchable face. ;-)


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

Hit harder.


Oh fark, how I love thee.
 
2013-02-16 11:01:29 AM  

Snargi: 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.


So, Mormons?
 
2013-02-16 12:05:09 PM  
i.cdn.turner.comupload.wikimedia.org

/Just me?
 
2013-02-16 12:28:10 PM  

Genevieve Marie: Fark_Guy_Rob: My point here is that he slapped the wrong person. The Mother was the one who screwed up, not the child.

Because the baby started crying on descent when his ears hurt?

What should the mom have done?


She should have looked the kid dead in the eyes...and then headbutted him!
 
2013-02-16 01:24:34 PM  
Hundley told TSG that the weapon he allegedly brandished was a wine corkscrew.

So he was dating a cork?
 
2013-02-16 01:29:09 PM  

alywa: Or if the suspect was driving an electric car or hybrid.


I suspect it was a bicycle.
 
2013-02-16 02:32:32 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: What a farking asshole. I met a lady with a toddler and a baby on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta. They were sitting right behind me. The baby was pretty  fussy so I offered to help her out. I entertained the older (about 2 years old) with boos and toys while she tended to the baby who cried most of the flight. Turns out that she was on the same flight I was all the way to Dallas, so I hung in there with her the whole way. We grabbed some lunch and I found out that she was an attorney in Tampa on her way to see her folks. She insisted on paying for lunch (I didn't want her to pay as I was drinking beer and my beer tab can get out of hand) and after some arguing I relented. I asked the flight crew to DFW if we could switch seats around so I could help her out further if the kids (the 2 year old and I were buddies by now) got grumpy during the flight and they let us. Anyway, we got to Dallas and I walked them all the way out of security to the curb where her father was waiting. She gave me her card and told me to call if she could ever help me out.

About 7 years later when my Dad's health was fading, my Mother had a lot of questions about how to set things up in case Dad lingered longer than he wanted to so I called her. Left a msg with her office telling who I was and how I got her name in case she didn't remember. She called me later that day and within a couple of days I had some good information for my Mother to work with...free of charge. I had asked for a referral.

Bottom line is Mr. Executive Asshole, don't be a dick. You'll be amazed at how well it can turn out for you.

/yeah yeah yeah CSB and all.
//still have her card
///Thanks again T!


That's awesome. Nice to know not everyone who flies is a dick.
 
2013-02-16 03:05:06 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: That's awesome. Nice to know not everyone who flies is a dick


Another CBS flying story:

Flying out of DFW a couple of Februarys ago. Heavy snow. I got on the ONE flight to Tampa. 3 others canceled. We're in line to de ice so I got up and hung out in the galley BSing with the cabin crew. After about an hour or so, some ass munch comes up biatching about how we haven't moved. I looked at him and said, "Hey buddy, there's about 400 people in that terminal that would kick-yer-ass for the opportunity to be sitting in your seat. His face screwed up a little and he wandered back to his seat without another word. I drank for free on that flight.

Karma doesn't have to be  a biatch.
 
2013-02-16 04:46:48 PM  
CSS:

Two Valentine's Days ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to dinner at a reasonably nice place, but certainly family-friendly.  The couple sitting behind my husband had a little toddler girl who would now and then turn around and flirt with me - just shyly smiling and being curious, not being noisy or disruptive in any way.  I was admittedly encouraging it; smiling back at her (which perhaps wasn't the best thing for me to do I suppose, shame on me!).  Each time the parents would get her attention as soon as they noticed.

After our entrees were completed these two glasses of champagne showed up (inner thoughts: "Oh no!...Proposing on Valentine's is cheesy! But I'll take it!") but he was just as surprised as I was.  The couple was getting up to leave and as they went by they said that they ordered them for us and apologized for their little one turning around so much, sorry-they knew it must have been disruptive to our evening, particularly for Valentine's, etc.  It amazed me; nobody does stuff like that anymore.  (And of course, I admitted my role in her behavior -- that I found her adorable so it was mainly my fault).  It's still one of the nicest things that has randomly happened to me from strangers.

Then again, I love kids and have a lot of empathy for  good parents.  Others may have felt champagne was the least someone could do (how dare people go out as a family with their curious but well-behaved child!) but I still think it was an extremely nice gesture.
 
2013-02-16 10:46:25 PM  

Chameleon: ciberido: 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."

I don't have anything to say about TFA but this is the stupidest goddamn argument I've ever seen.


Shhh, you're observing grammar nerds in their native habitat. Keep quiet and they may start displays of plumage.

/copy editor
//takes one to know one
///long live the Oxford comma
 
2013-02-17 10:56:52 AM  

Infobahn: Snargi: 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.

So, Mormons?


If there are Mormons in Hayden Lake, I never saw them. They were all over the place in Spokane. The Spokane area probably has the largest concentration of Mormons outside of Utah.
 
2013-02-17 11:24:21 AM  

Snargi: Infobahn: Snargi: 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.

So, Mormons?

If there are Mormons in Hayden Lake, I never saw them. They were all over the place in Spokane. The Spokane area probably has the largest concentration of Mormons outside of Utah.


That would be Boise, if not Phoenix.

I lived in CDA, and there were plenty of Mormons in the area.  I just remember people in CDA referring to Spokane as "The Jungle".
 
2013-02-18 12:00:42 AM  
Ned Stark

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.

Why sure, I'll subject a small child to the stresses of a week long cross country road trip instead of a short plane ride to spare your delicate senisiblities.
 
2013-02-18 08:32:11 PM  
Big deal.

Just another day in the 60's.
 
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