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Posted on 07/18/2012 6:18:11 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Airline officials are trying to figure out if there is anything to be done after a Georgia congressman urinated into a cup on a flight from Washington to Atlanta on Thursday night.
Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop, flying from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Hartsfield Airport on Delta Flight 1717, got up to go to the bathroom after the mandatory half-hour when passengers must stay seated, but found the lavatories on the airplane occupied, his office and aviation sources said.
Sanford then asked a flight attendant for a cup, and "may" have said he intended to relieve himself, his office said.
He went to a section of the plane between the cockpit and first-class, then urinated into the cup, said Bishop spokesman Selby McCash, who described the congressman as "a very gracious and courtly gentleman."
No one accused him of exposing himself to the flight attendants or crew.
Controversy Over Dire Straits
There is some disagreement, however, over how dire the congressman's straits were.
McCash said Bishop had drunk a large amount of coffee, the flight had been delayed, and by the time the half-hour in the air was up, long lines for the bathroom formed at either end of the plane.
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RATs have no manners.
but, it’s always been that way for these people.
Rep Sanford Bishop.....founding member of the Pee Party.
Snakes on a plane!
My God Man! Have you no pride?
Let’s assume he was having an urgency issue, it’s common beyond middle age. If he was sitting near me, I would certainly prefer the use of the cup to him sitting near me in urine-stained pants for most of the flight.
Could blame whoever invented the airplane. Whoops! That would be Hussein.
What else is he supposed to do?
When you gotta go, you gotta go.
I wonder how this would be handles if it had been a white Republican that had done this?
A "Peein' in the Cup" expression if ever I saw one.
Best drive time I ever made back in the 55mph days was 900 miles in 11:45 with a couple of empty Gatorade bottles for relief.
/Blind Melon Chittlins
How many others were in your private automobile with you?
No biggie: Congressmen routinely piss on our rights openly, on the floor of the House. . .
RE Bladder issues?
Must be if it was that urgent and a cup could hold it.
I agree with you guys.
Sometimes an old guy just has to go....
It sounds like he did the best he could.
Ehh, while kinda gross, seems like a non-story. Sometimes circumstances don’t lend themselves to being exactly proper.
However, I take offense to this guy’s spokesman calling him gracious and courtly. NO Democrat is gracious and courtly. Gratuitous and sordid, yes.
This reminds me of the last time I flew. I axed the stewardess (as they were called by this particular airline) where my seat in business class was, and she answered: “You’re in 8!”
How many others were in your private automobile with you?
It’s pretty common when you’re in a convoy in a warzone. Hey, other people can choose to look anywhere. They don’t have to watch.
Being a congressional democrat I’m surprised he didn’t ask someone to hold the cup for him....
I am happy for him. At least HE has a pot to piss in.
Whe ya gotta go, you gotta go.
When ya gotta go ... ya gotta go. A cup was better than the seat.
Sorry...I defend the RAT here (ugggghhhhh)
If you have to go due to a medical condition you have to go. Article is silent on that, but no one, including a RAT would do this in public unless they had a bladder issue.
Does he have a wide stance?
*Anyone* who has flown significant miles has experienced a bladder-busting situation at least once.
The real problems are these:
1) American airlines chock full of sixty year old union nazi flight attendants who think their crappy airline is doing their customers a favor by carrying them (instead of the other way around), and
2) A nation that, upon discovering that muslims use aircraft as weapons, did NOT choose to kill five hundred million of the scum and turn their damned deserts into radioactive glass. Instead, our PC response was “security theater”, e.g. to invent a new rule every week (like “sit down for thirty minutes before arrival”) to torture the airline passengers in the law abiding countries, many of whom are doing their best to keep the economy (and their jobs) intact under damned difficult conditions.
Therefore I’ve got some sympathy for the congressman, even if he IS a ‘rat.
Zero. But I get your point.
Let’s not get wee-wee’d up about this. /POTUS impression
I didnt know that Delta Flight 1717 leaving Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was in a war zone.
I understand your point, but how is what this elected official did not public indecency?
I would be flogged in the city square for doing this, but Im just a pee-on.
The man could get uromysitisus and die!
What did he do with his cup of chew juice?
Well, he’s pretty white. At least he’s not very black.
Or, maybe he’s had kidney stones and his doctor wants him to drink a gallon of water a day - like mine does. I go to the bathroom twenty or thirty times a day when I do drink that much water.
He should have said what they always say. Tell the stewardess it’s raining.
My comment was directly related to Rebel’s comment about using a gatorade bottle in a motor vehicle.
Maybe you should switch to decaf.
Reb - the question came from Delta 21 (post 17). I assumed that either you were alone or those in your vehicle wouldn’t freak out with a case of the vapors.
If you believe the story, he found the niche between 1st class and coach (where the attendants have their stuff) and discreetly took a whizz.
The text says no one accused him of exposing himself.
Sometimes it just happens, and it sounds to me like he took the best approach. I'm sure banging on the crapper door wouldn't be too cool either.
“Maybe you should switch to decaf.”
Why? It makes me have to go to.
There are times I’ve just hd to pee, and wold have done it in my pants if I’d not found a proper place to do it, and I’m not Amish. Sometimes anybody can get caught unawares. DemonRt that he is, I’ll still give him a pass. But for the grace of God, that’s where any of us could be.
Black man in middle age with hypertension = strong diuretic.
Jus' git oud duh way!
I always carried a 3# coffee can and a roll of toilet paper in my airplane for those with a weak bladder.
Couldn’t I just pop the door? I’ve always wanted to write my name across Nebraska.
You gotta go...