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Reagan breaks PATCO… America WINS! Or did we?

Yep, bust the Union, bring in workers whose only qualification was that they were dumb enough to work as Scabs, shank their Fellow Workers and their families and then expect to get decent treatment from the Big Boss Man. Trickle down effect of decades of infrastructure neglect and what happens. Arguably, 9/11, but that wasn’t entirely the fault of the Controllers or equally arguable that it even happened as narrated by Bush and his fellow liars for the next hundred months or so.

Then there were two Air Controller Scabs making jokes about how to barbecue a cat while a horrific accident was taking place.

And today, somebody thought it meet to Bring The Kid To Work. I’m not a pilot, but I play one on my flight simulator program. I can’t think of anything more horrifying than to realize that the lives of yourself, your crew, your passengers and anybody your plane is likely to hit are suddenly being controlled by a CHILD.

Add in that it’s JFK airport in Nueva Jork. Gee, how symbolic can you get?

We, the People, get the opportunity to be probed, Xrayed, scanned, probed again, disrobed, and possibly waterboarded right there in the boarding area and denied access to transportation because our Third Grade Teacher’s Maiden Aunt once wrote a strongly worded letter to the editor condemning Harry Truman.

Yeah, THAT JFK.

So, this is not only embarrassing for the FAA, but also NSA, FBI, CIA, DHS and all those other groovy initials who have been doing some hi-tech Panty Peekin’ at least since Christmas.

“Don’t worry about our Draconian security measures, just take the thorazine, your flight attendant will assist you out of your clothes and into the strait jacket, and remember that Not A Sparrow Shall Fall on our watch without us knowing about it, it’s all for the Greater Good”.

I shudder to think which article of clothing or body orifice they used to smuggle in the kid.

Brother Jonah
Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo! So like where is the link to update my picture?
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4 thoughts on “Reagan breaks PATCO… America WINS! Or did we?

  1. The same Channel 5 newscaster who has the Marine Haircut and opposes Health Care reform so much, also said on this morning’s (March 4) news that the Air Traffic Controller who got fired for bringing his kid to work shouldn’t have been, because he’s “A Senior ATC and very valuable, very experienced”.

    I wonder if he barked so loud about all the Senior ATCs who got fired by Reagan for the “crime” of being in a Union?

  2. and then… A Norwegian Air pilot who has been flying for them 2 years… passenger jets… once held a license to fly light aircraft. Uh…. So he was taken off the plane just before scheduled takeoff from Amsterdam.

  3. Swedish pilot, Turkish airline. He hadn’t worked at the same airline through his two year career. Damn. I wonder if, once the heat is off, I should apply at the airlines. Or at FAA.

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