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Posted on 07/12/2010 8:17:36 PM PDT by Mier
Remember to fly Alaskan Airlines
Do you remember the scene? The Senate. Barbara Boxer hearing from a Brigadier General? Silly General! He addresses Barbara as "Ma'am", and she CORRECTS him, telling him she's "worked SO hard to earn the title, "Senator", so please to use that when speaking to her.
Get a load of this letter!
Read the letter sent to Sen. Barbara Boxer from an Alaskan Airlines pilot below. Many of us witnessed the arrogance of Barbara Boxer on June 18, 2009 as she admonished Brigadier General Michael Walsh because he addressed her as "ma'am" and not "Senator" before a Senate hearing.
This letter is from a National Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Airlines named Jim Hill. I wonder what he would have said if he were really angry. Long fly Alaska!!!!!
You were so right on when you scolded the General on TV for using the term, "ma'am," instead of "Senator". After all, in the military, "ma'am" is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The General was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equaled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many Democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, "We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"? None? One? Two?
Your reaction to the General shows several things. First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the General shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the General entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your corpulent derriere, now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the General 's taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions.
Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance, which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.
What I am writing, are the same thoughts countless millions of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time to convey them. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize that politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is. Lord Acton (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, "Mr. Power" has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.
Finally, Senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat." It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and you were offended by "ma'am"?
Have a fine day. Cheers!
If you care about the way our Country is heading, please circulate this to remind every voter that the "cesspools" MUST be pumped out when we go to the polls in November, 2010
And the floatplane guys thought the jet pilots had it easy.
Crazy flying is norm up there.
That’s true but we love it here !
Good one. I’ve passed it on.
“Crazy flying is norm up there.”
Well, it’s not crazy. It’s just different than folks in the high density portions of the lower 48 states are used to. I’ve only flown a “gravel kit” once, but it worked like the book said it should. If you have ever flown up there (whether it’s Bellanca’s or Boeings), the operational standards make a great deal of sense.
One thing’s for sure, what works there wouldn’t work in the LA Basin. But the LA Basin is a very small area indeed, and strangely enough it is quite provincial compared to the rest of the aeronautical community.
Suffice to say that a pro-pilot adapts his technique to match the environment he operates within. It’s part of doing it for a living, and it ain’t really a big deal for those that have been around in aviation.
Flight AS 258, seat 1A tomorrow morning - I’ll make sure and listen for the name of the pilot!
I even learned some new vocabulary words.
“I even learned some new vocabulary words.”
Yeah, I noticed that. Someone must have bought that guy a thesaurus. You can bet he doesn’t use that language in the cockpit for fear of being shunned. He’s just tryin’ to impress the folks out in DC is all I can figure.
NO ONE talks like that on the line.
Thank you for your service, Mr. Hill!
Is this guy for real and can I marry him?
Almost without exception I have had a good experience with Alaska Airlines. I’ve flown them a lot.
They even had Bible verses printed on napkins for a year or so after 9/11. They are one of the few airlines that has been doing well all along, compared to other airlines it’s easy to see the difference.
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