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Headlines Woman kicked off flight due to anti-bush t-shirt!!

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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Southwest Airlines kicked a woman off one of its flights over a political message on her T-shirt, the airline confirmed Thursday, and published reports say the passenger will sue.

Lorrie Heasley, of Woodland, Wash., was asked to leave her flight from Los Angeles to Portland, Ore., Tuesday for wearing a T-shirt with pictures of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a phrase similar to the popular film title "Meet the Fockers."

A spokesman for Southwest Airlines (up $0.20 to $15.21, Research) told CNN that the airline used the "common sense" approach when they decided to escort Heasley from the plane in Reno, Nevada, during a stopover between Los Angeles and Portland, Ore.

The airline felt that the T-shirt was offensive and that other passengers would be outraged by it, the spokeswoman said, adding that the incident is about "decency."

"I have cousins in Iraq and other relatives going to war," Heasley told the Reno Gazette-Journal. "Here we are trying to free another country and I have to get off an airplane in midflight over a T-shirt. That's not freedom."

According to the airline spokeswoman, Heasley was asked to leave after she refused to cover up her T-shirt, an account that conflicts with Heasley's version in the Gazette-Journal.

Heasley told the newspaper that she agreed to cover her shirt with a sweatshirt, but it slipped as she slept. After she was ordered to wear her T-shirt inside-out or leave, she and her husband chose to leave, the paper said.

The 32-year-old lumber saleswoman said in the report that no one from Southwest said anything about the shirt while she waited near the gate at Los Angeles International Airport, nor did anyone mention the shirt as she boarded the aircraft.

Southwest Airlines (up $0.20 to $15.21, Research) spokeswoman Marilee McInnis told the Gazette-Journal that the airline's contract with the Federal Aviation Administration contains rules that say the airline will deny boarding to any customer whose conduct is offensive, abusive, disorderly or violent or for clothing that is "lewd, obscene, or patently offensive."

FAA spokesman Donn Walker told the newspaper that no federal rules exist on the subject.

"It's up to the airlines who they want to take and by what rules," he was quoted as saying. "The government just doesn't get into the business of what people wear on an aircraft."

Heasley wants Southwest to reimburse her and her husband for the last leg of their trip and pay for her gasoline, a $68 rental car from Avis and a $70 hotel bill, according to reports.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/06/news/fortune500/southwest_shirt/index.htm?cnn=yes
 

UberSkippy

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I saw that. You know they're just going to say it was the word "Fuckers" that got her kicked off.

She's suing, they'll settle.
 

Descent

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LOL, Kitana's creating cultural diffusion :thumbsup:.

Honestly why does "taste" have to be enforced every two seconds in America?

"Don't say that, don't play that, don't listen to that."

I'm seriously going to fuck with these senators/corporate assholes someday.

Make the first level violent as fuck, XXX shit and then make the second level a beautiful Garden of Eden scene with Jesus reading a Bible to men, women, and children.

"These hear videyo games, they be sendin' mixed messages!"

If she put the text "I LOVE AMERICA" underneath that shit, she could have gotten away scot free.
 

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Descent said:
If she put the text "I LOVE AMERICA" underneath that shit, she could have gotten away scot free.
Well, duh. I LOVE AMERICA isn't an obscenity, Meet the Fuckers is.
 

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Persoanlly, I wouldnt want my kid or grandmother sitting next to that shirt. I dont really care, but there is a certain amount of decency. When I was waitressing, I made a teen leave for wearing a shirt that repeated fuck over and over again.
 

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dustinzgirl said:
Persoanlly, I wouldnt want my kid or grandmother sitting next to that shirt. I dont really care, but there is a certain amount of decency. When I was waitressing, I made a teen leave for wearing a shirt that repeated fuck over and over again.
ffs.. that such a big problem for you?:rolleyes:
I mean it's just a word, if you get offended by words that aren't even targeted at you...
And don't get me wrong, I do think it's pretty stupid to have that kind of shirt if it was only just "fuck" everywhere without a target.;)
 

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wickwackwigger said:
Thats Fucked up, I'm never traveling Southwest airines again
I bet any airlines would do that. Like Ubber said, it says "fuckers" on it.
 

dustinzgirl

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dirtlover said:
ffs.. that such a big problem for you?:rolleyes:
I mean it's just a word, if you get offended by words that aren't even targeted at you...
And don't get me wrong, I do think it's pretty stupid to have that kind of shirt if it was only just "fuck" everywhere without a target.;)
Not for me, but for other people, yes. This is a large part of the problem with america. there is no respect for others in our mannerisms and language.
 

Brain Spout

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does it remind you soemhwat of the first father and son presidents? (alien and sedition acts)
 

Hater808

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Descent said:
If she put the text "I LOVE AMERICA" underneath that shit, she could have gotten away scot free.
Not if someone found loving america offensive. I think if roughly 50% of the people don't like bush, then it shoundn't be considered offensive. The word Fuck is the only real reason they should have. But if it was spelled like the movie they couldn't say shit. They blasted that word all over america, no problem.
 

Nailbomb

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Hater808 said:
Not if someone found loving america offensive. I think if roughly 50% of the people don't like bush, then it shoundn't be considered offensive. The word Fuck is the only real reason they should have. But if it was spelled like the movie they couldn't say shit. They blasted that word all over america, no problem.
Duhh, read the thread first. They did kick her off because it said "Fuck."
 

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Heasley told the newspaper that she agreed to cover her shirt with a sweatshirt, but it slipped as she slept.
why the fuck didnt she wear it instead of covering it? i wonder if they would of still chucked her off if it didnt contain the word fuck.
 

Brain Spout

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Piro said:
why the fuck didnt she wear it instead of covering it? i wonder if they would of still chucked her off if it didnt contain the word fuck.
probably not
 

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We need to be protected from people who don't share our political ideals/sense of morallity!

We need a hero to save us.
 

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The real test is if she wears a shit saying "I Fucking Love America" on the next flight, and somehow never gets the boot.
 

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JLXC said:
The real test is if she wears a shit saying "I Fucking Love America" on the next flight, and somehow never gets the boot.
or a shit(?) saying 'fuck france (because bill o'reilly says so)'..

what is it with yanks and frogs anyway.. my new neighbour is the sports anchor on local fox news.. first thing he says to me, back when katrina was just happened.. "so what about those french bastards eh? think they'll donate any money to us after we gave all that money for the tsunami??" ?????WTF????:confused:

i told him, as i always do in these circumstances that my maternal grandmother was french.. smiled.. then he starts going on about how the tour de france is the hardest sport in the world and the french are ok really.. we're good mates now.. anyone who likes the tour de france is a good human as far as i'm concerned..
 

voiceofreason

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What does "Meet thr Fockers" have to do with Iraq?

That has to be the biggest non-sequitur ever.

Southwest - meet the Fuckers!
 

void

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Karl said:
We need a hero to save us.
there are people who have stood up against GWB.. and they lost their jobs..

the list.

Since almost the day he assumed power, George W. Bush has left a trail of broken careers in his wake. Below is a listing of but a handful of the most familiar names on the rolls of the fallen.