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Congressman Urinates in Cup on Plane
ABC News ^ | July 14, 2012

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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1 posted on 07/18/2012 6:18:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bladder issues?


2 posted on 07/18/2012 6:20:14 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RATs have no manners.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 6:20:14 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Free ThinkerNY

low class

but, it’s always been that way for these people.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Free ThinkerNY

classless jerk


5 posted on 07/18/2012 6:20:45 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rep Sanford Bishop.....founding member of the Pee Party.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 6:21:07 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Snakes on a plane!


7 posted on 07/18/2012 6:23:04 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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8 posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:22 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My God Man! Have you no pride?


9 posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:34 PM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.

Next.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:52 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Could blame whoever invented the airplane. Whoops! That would be Hussein.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What else is he supposed to do?

When you gotta go, you gotta go.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 6:26:04 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder how this would be handles if it had been a white Republican that had done this?

Just wonderin’.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 6:26:04 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A "Peein' in the Cup" expression if ever I saw one.

14 posted on 07/18/2012 6:26:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (YES WEE CAN!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 6:27:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: marygam
......'scuse me while I whip this out.......

/Blind Melon Chittlins

16 posted on 07/18/2012 6:28:21 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Rebelbase

How many others were in your private automobile with you?


17 posted on 07/18/2012 6:30:16 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No biggie: Congressmen routinely piss on our rights openly, on the floor of the House. . .


18 posted on 07/18/2012 6:30:51 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: cranked

RE Bladder issues?
Must be if it was that urgent and a cup could hold it.


19 posted on 07/18/2012 6:31:17 PM PDT by Dosa26
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To: SaxxonWoods; Mount Athos

I agree with you guys.
Sometimes an old guy just has to go....
It sounds like he did the best he could.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 6:31:42 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 6:34:56 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

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!”


22 posted on 07/18/2012 6:36:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Delta 21; Rebelbase

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.


23 posted on 07/18/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I have no issues with what the guy did. Reality is reality, and sometimes, a man has to go.

/johnny

24 posted on 07/18/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Being a congressional democrat I’m surprised he didn’t ask someone to hold the cup for him....


25 posted on 07/18/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"They gotta breath Jerry!"


26 posted on 07/18/2012 6:38:53 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: martin_fierro

I am happy for him. At least HE has a pot to piss in.


27 posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM OBIWAN IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whe ya gotta go, you gotta go.


28 posted on 07/18/2012 6:40:30 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When ya gotta go ... ya gotta go. A cup was better than the seat.


29 posted on 07/18/2012 6:42:15 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


30 posted on 07/18/2012 6:42:51 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does he have a wide stance?


31 posted on 07/18/2012 6:43:16 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Venturer

Ha!


32 posted on 07/18/2012 6:43:29 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Let's all just have a big pee party. Hey everybody, grab a bucket, we're going up to Jerry's. It's a pee party!"


33 posted on 07/18/2012 6:45:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

*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.


34 posted on 07/18/2012 6:47:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Zero. But I get your point.


35 posted on 07/18/2012 6:47:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s not get wee-wee’d up about this. /POTUS impression


36 posted on 07/18/2012 6:47:30 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

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.


37 posted on 07/18/2012 6:48:37 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

The man could get uromysitisus and die!


38 posted on 07/18/2012 6:50:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What did he do with his cup of chew juice?


39 posted on 07/18/2012 6:51:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Delta 21

Well, he’s pretty white. At least he’s not very black.


40 posted on 07/18/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nascarnation; SaxxonWoods; Mount Athos

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.


41 posted on 07/18/2012 6:53:23 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Salgak

He should have said what they always say. Tell the stewardess it’s raining.


42 posted on 07/18/2012 6:54:09 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Delta 21; Rebelbase

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.


43 posted on 07/18/2012 6:54:08 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Delta 21
how is what this elected official did not public indecency?

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.

44 posted on 07/18/2012 6:57:20 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

“Maybe you should switch to decaf.”

Why? It makes me have to go to.


45 posted on 07/18/2012 6:59:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: AlmaKing

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.


46 posted on 07/18/2012 6:59:51 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: SaxxonWoods
That's pretty much it ~ there are several commonly used diuretics that assist diabetics with blood pressure control.

Black man in middle age with hypertension = strong diuretic.

Jus' git oud duh way!

47 posted on 07/18/2012 7:00:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I always carried a 3# coffee can and a roll of toilet paper in my airplane for those with a weak bladder.


48 posted on 07/18/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

Couldn’t I just pop the door? I’ve always wanted to write my name across Nebraska.


49 posted on 07/18/2012 7:05:15 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

You gotta go...


50 posted on 07/18/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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