Woman bounced from flight for T-shirt
A Washington state woman intends to press a civil-rights case against Southwest Airlines for booting her off a flight in Reno after fellow passengers complained about a message on her T-shirt.
Lorrie Heasley, of Woodland, Wash., was halfway home on a flight Tuesday that began in Los Angeles, wearing a T-shirt with the pictures of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a phrase similar to the popular film, "Meet the Fockers."
I also find the thinking of her, the ACLU and other assorted dim bulbs offensive. I frequently hear, in public, language that I find offensive. Particularly if I am accompanied by a female relative. You also see the same language on clothing. The ACLU and pseudo intellectuals do not sympathize with my being offended. As far as I am concerned we can set some type of standard for offensive language, written and oral, and enforce it.period.
It is mostly the short, to the point Anglo-Saxon words that I find offensive. If the lady had worn a t-shirt that said "Meet the Fornicators" I would not have been offended. I would have just shrugged it off as an encounter with yet another person of low class and breeding. Not too many people are actually offended by "copulate" because not too many will actually recognize the word.
Southwest Airlines, The Texas Airline, will give her the pittance that she is asking for her expenses. She will hold out her hand to accept and say that she will never fly on Southwest Airlines again. Southwest Airlines will heave a collective sigh of relief and think "thank goodness!"