Posts tagged ‘Southwest Airlines’

September 3, 2011

News: ‘World’s Heaviest Woman,’ ‘Sexual Immorality’ is an ‘Abomination’ Before God, Gay Characters On TV Saves Lives

by Accidental Bear

Green Day singer kicked off plane

OAKLAND, California – Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight. The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area-based band sent a message to his Twitter followers on Thursday expressing his indignation at being tossed from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight for wearing his trousers too low. An ABC7 news producer who was on the same flight told the station that a flight attendant approached Armstrong before take-off and asked him to hike his pants higher. The producer, Cindy Qiu, says when Armstrong insisted he was just trying to get to his seat, he and a traveling companion were taken off the plane. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins says in a statement that Armstrong was allowed to board the next flight.

Why Having ‘Too Many’ Gay Characters On TV Saves Lives

In a very delayed response to GLAAD’s media ratings, the Christian Post today complained thatthere are “too many” gay characters on TV, stopping just short of using the word “brainwashing” to describe the impact it has on the American public: Conservative bloggers and religious leaders say unfortunately, many Americans are willing to allow Hollywood to manipulate their family’s perspective on the world. Those who oppose same-sex marriage say there is a well-financed and detailed plan at work to change Americans’ opinions about homosexual and lesbian lifestyles through television programming.

  

DAVID WEPRIN: MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS A ‘CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE, NOT A RELIGIOUS ISSUE’ 

New York state Assemblyman David Weprin (D) voted for marriage equality earlier this summer, and now he’s vying for the congressional seat Anthony Weiner recently vacated. Asked about his vote, he said simply, “it’s a civil rights issue, not a religious issue,” adding that “as a legislator,” he votes on behalf of “all the people.” Watch it:

Cindy and Mike Jacobs Say there is No Such Thing as Private Behavior Because ‘Sexual Immorality’ is an ‘Abomination’ Before God

PFAW’s Right Wing Watch highlights a new video from evangelical right-wing activists Cindy and Mike Jacobs where the two argue that there is no such thing as private behavior because all “sexual immorality” is an “abomination” before God. They also compare homosexual behavior to putting the wrong “fuel” into your car. Watch the video:

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS: ALL GAYS ARE ‘PART OF THE PEDOPHILE MOVEMENT’

Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel and Liberty University School of Law had a chat today with fellow Liberty University law professor Judith Reisman about how GLSEN’s anti-bullying efforts are “sexualing children” and “running interference for the pedophile movement.” They agreed that all of the efforts of the LGBT movement (the “sexual anarchy” movement) are geared toward supporting “the pedophile movement.” Listen:

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Competition Brews To Become ‘World’s Heaviest Woman’ In Guinness World Records

A 32-year-old woman is attempting to become the heaviest woman ever, but her nearest competitor, a woman who holds the record of “World’s Fattest Mom,” is having a hard time letting go of her heavyweight claim to fame, even as she says she’s going on a dietSusanne Eman, a 728-pound woman in Casa Grande, Ariz., is attempting to get into Guinness World Records as the “World’s Heaviest Woman,” and hopes to reach her goal by the time she’s 41. The 2012 edition of the book will be released later this month. The last woman to hold the title, 1,200-pound.

Man Arrested In Ohio For Having Sex With Neighbor’s Pool Raft: Police

It’s one thing to feel romantic with a partner in a swimming pool, it’s another to treat a pool toy like an inflate-a-mate — especially in public. That’s a lesson Edwin Charles Tobergta is learning the hard way. Police in Hamilton, Ohio arresting the 32-year-old man for allegedly getting nasty with a neighbor’s pink inflatable raft in an alley on Sunday,The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The neighbor allegedly spotted Tobergta on top of the floatation device with his pants “down around his ankles,” according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Glenn Beck: Term ‘Colored’ Is ‘Not A Bad Thing,‘ ‘African American’ Is ‘Ridiculously Stupid’ (AUDIO)

Glenn Beck blasted the use of the term “African American” in favor of “black” and “colored” on his radio show on Tuesday. The radio host was reflecting on his Restoring CourageGlennbeck rally in Jerusaleum, where he said the term African American did not apply. He asked his co-host Pat Gray, “Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t you feel ridiculously stupid everywhere in Africa, in Europe, in South America, in Jerusaleum when you would say the words African American?” Beck asked, “Now how can people be one thing in one country and nowhere else in the world?” (Perhaps because the term “African American” only applies to people from the United States?)

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June 23, 2011

Handpicked News: 50,000 Gay Parents, Complaint Against Southwest, Undocumented Immigrants, Teen Gay Suicide And The X-Men On

by Accidental Bear

 
 HIV-Positive Chicago Man Says He Was Denied Life-Saving HIV Medication While Jailed

 California Has More Than 50,000 Gay Parents More detailed information about where the country’s gayby boom is coming from was released today by the Williams Institute, with California naturally boasting a large population — 52,530 gay parents. The institute’s numbers are based on Census information. In the survey, California reported 125,516 couples, 21% of which are raising children. That means that one of every five gay couples is parenting.                                                                                                  

Flight Attendants Consider Official Complaint Against Southwest Members of a union representing 9,400 Southwest Airlines flight attendants say they are angered and disappointed by the remarks made by a pilot who used homophobic, misogynistic, and ageist terms to refer to members of his flight crew.

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Obama To Confront Two Gay Rights Factions At Thursday’s Gala NEW YORK — There are two prisms through which to view President Obama’s LGBT fundraiser on Thursday night. The first is presidential politics and, mainly, Obama’s continued evolution on gay rights. New York is poised to pass a law legalizing same-sex marriage, making the president’s reluctance to come out in favor of it (despite clear signs of support in the past) the source of obvious tension. The second, more telling prism, is the political potency of the gay rights movement itself.

Undocumented Immigrants React To Jose Antonio Vargas Revelation, ‘Come Out’ To Protest Crackdowns ATLANTA (AP) — E

ighteen-year-old Dulce Guerrero kept quiet about being an undocumented immigrant until earlier this year, when she became upset after a traffic stop that landed her mother in jail for two nights. The arrest came as Georgia lawmakers were crafting what would become one of the nation’s toughest immigration crackdowns, and Guerrero feared her mother would be deported.

 


Teen Gay Suicide And The X-Men On July the 20th, Marvel will be publishing a very special comic. X-Men writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie, creators of the comicPhonogram, and working together to tell a story about teenage gay suicides in the X-Men comic, Generation Hope #9. Based on recent prominent news stories, and  public awareness campaigns, Kieron Gillen finds the topic ideally suited to the X-books. He told iFanboy;

June 22, 2011

Southwest Airlines pilot was suspended after Obscene Rant about Ass F**king Homosexuals and a Granny| Video

by Accidental Bear

Whoopsie Daisy of the Day: A Southwest Airlines pilot was suspended without pay and ordered to attend sensitivity training after he accidentally broadcast an obscene rant concerning the lack of datable flight attendants to every airplane in the area through the Houston Center air traffic control frequency.

The exchange between the pilot and his co-pilot, which took place on March 25, was obtained by Local 2 News through the federal Freedom of Information Act, and has been posted online in full.

The airline refused to disclose the name of the pilot, but did confirm that he was suspended, though would not say for how long.

(NSFW, obscene rant.)

(via thedailywh.at)

June 22, 2011

Handpicked News: Why I Hate Being Gay, Anderson Cooper, Pilot’s Antigay Rant …

by Accidental Bear

The Silliness of Weinergate Porn entrepreneur and Advocate columnist Michael Lucas says sex scandals like Anthony Weiner’s are ridiculous, but it’s the politicians’ own reactions that are even more problematic. READ MORE

By Michael Lucas

Why I Hate Being Gay! 62 Reasons! By Michael Musto Wednesday, Jun 22 2011 You assume the Super Bowl is a large household item at Pottery Barn. … Your fake tans are even more life-threatening than your real ones. … Your entire wardrobe consists of male designers having a midlife crisis. You spend your whole life fighting for rights you don’t even want for yourself. (Marriage and the military? No thanks!)…Gym was the bane of your entire childhood, but now you spend $1,350 a year on it. … You gym all day and unsafe all night. … It’s not even called “barebacking” anymore. It’s just “sex.”… You think “modern dance” means Britney. … You strangely turned off to Gaga the day she released a song about how great gays are. … You haven’t followed a female singer with two names since Alanis.

 Six Members of GLAAD’s Board Resign Six board members of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have resigned amid the fallout over the organization’s letter insupport of AT&T’s proposed bid for wireless rival T-Mobile, a person familiar with the matter told POLITICO. Some board members were said to have resigned because of concerns that GLAAD failed to adhere to its conflict of interest standards and to protest GLAAD’s failure to protect its president, Jarrett Barrios, who submitted his letter of resignation to the group Saturday amid a growing backlash in the gay blogosphere over the group’s AT&T stance.

Video Content Flag Miss USA on Gay Marriage

Pilot’s Antigay Rant Stalled Air Traffic Control A pilot in Houston was suspended after his obscenity-laden rant was recorded, in which he complained that he found none of the flight attendants being hired suitable for dating. The Southwest Airlines pilot, whose name has not been disclosed, was speaking to his copilot during a flight in March, and the conversation was accidentally picked up by an air traffic control frequency that is heard among most controllers and pilots across Texas. The incident tied up the frequency for several minutes, blocking communication from controllers to dozens of pilots in the sky, according to KPRC News.

A Call to Evolve (in Tweet Format) Mounting pressure on President Obama to come out in support of marriage equality now has an apt Twitter hashtag: #evolvealready.  

Anderson Cooper on Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Flip-Flop: VIDEO