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Southwest Flight Attendant Takes Crying Baby From Parents
abc ^ | 8/17/10 | AYANA HARRY

Posted on 08/17/2010 3:46:07 PM PDT by Nachum

A flight attendant on a Southwest Airlines flight took custody of a baby girl after the child was slapped by her mother on Monday, the Albuquerque International Sunport police told ABC News. Officials say the mom appeared to be frustrated and may have slapped the baby.

When the plane landed in Albuquerque, the family was met by police. A Southwest Airlines spokeswoman told ABC News the local authorities were called "out of precaution for the child."

The parents were questioned by police and released to continue to their final destination.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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KEYWORDS: attendant; baby; flight; slappy; southwest
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1 posted on 08/17/2010 3:46:08 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The end of the article sounds a lot more reasonable than the beginning.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 3:51:10 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Nachum

Sometimes little babies need a good slap to remind them who is boss.

/s


3 posted on 08/17/2010 3:52:12 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: Nachum

Good for her. You don’t hit a 13 month old child.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 3:52:37 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Nachum
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5 posted on 08/17/2010 3:55:09 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum

Some airline stewardess’ are wonderful at helping stressed parents. They are wonderful.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 3:55:16 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: WestwardHo

Some will deploy the slide, grab a beer and bail out.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 4:00:48 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Snickering Hound

What is the origin of your picture. Is it a prank?


8 posted on 08/17/2010 4:00:58 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Nachum

The baby pulled the rope for the slide, grabbed two beers and split, after giving everyone the baby-finger.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 4:02:53 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: 999replies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJQp-q1Y1s


10 posted on 08/17/2010 4:03:42 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Nachum
I've always had littler respect for adults who get agitated because a baby *dares* to cry.
Bratty children are another matter.
11 posted on 08/17/2010 4:03:53 PM PDT by jla
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To: Nachum
Taking custody of a child and asking to bounce and smooth the baby are vastly different things

Since the police were called, I go with the former rather than the the later

12 posted on 08/17/2010 4:04:48 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Nachum

And yunz wonder why I don’t like to fly anymore.


13 posted on 08/17/2010 4:05:24 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: pennboricua

If only he had taken the large person sharing half my seat with him!


14 posted on 08/17/2010 4:10:56 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Dang, you can’t even beat your children on airplanes anymore.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 4:11:19 PM PDT by micmac
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To: WestwardHo
Some airline stewardess’ Flight Attendants/Cabin Crew are wonderful at helping stressed parents. They are wonderful.

There, fixed it.

16 posted on 08/17/2010 4:17:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Belive In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: SkyDancer

Thanks for the injection of political correctness to FR.


17 posted on 08/17/2010 4:20:07 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Any dimwitted leftie who can not recognize that a child over a year old is no longer a baby has zero business working with the public.

Either as an airline attendant or as a girbilist.


18 posted on 08/17/2010 4:21:55 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Last Dakotan

It’s not PC! That term is outmoded - and people here have been using PC long before me...


19 posted on 08/17/2010 4:26:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Belive In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: SkyDancer

picky, picky. Showing my age!


20 posted on 08/17/2010 4:32:19 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: jla

Actually a baby’s cry is designed to agitate. Otherwise the species would have died out long ago. ;o)


21 posted on 08/17/2010 4:37:48 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Nachum

I never hesitated to give my child a pop in the diapers to get their attention when they were misbehaving, but slapping a child in the face with an open palm is just something that I wouldn’t do for anything. Unless they were teens screeching the f-bomb and calling me names, then they’d be in for it.

The flight attendant took custody of the child, whether the parents were willing or not, it seems. Sometimes all the child needs is to be in calmer, soothing arms when there is stress between the parents.

As for alerting the police, I have mixed feelings, but if I had a sure feeling at all the parent was being abusive to the child, I wouldn’t hesitate.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 4:42:27 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (.)
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To: Nachum

Anyone that slaps a baby in the face on my flight is going to wake up in the ER wondering why they can’t feel their arms and legs.

When it comes to little kids, I will not hesitate to impose my own narrow code of personal morality on anyone.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 4:46:27 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Nachum

‘may have slapped’....they don’t know if they was a slap?

Good grief.


24 posted on 08/17/2010 4:50:35 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Nachum

You know I wonder if the child was just crying or throwing a temper tantrum. Which means crying, screaming, kicking, biting, hitting and sometimes head butting. Yeah, realistically, even one year olds can be violent when in the middle of a melt down. I can’t help but wondering if it was one of those time when a good smack (it can be felt, but is not harmful) is in order. I couldn’t imagine sitting on an airplane with a child, one year or older behaving in such a way that makes it difficult to console or restrain without injury to oneself. However if the child was just crying, its a comfort, grin & bear it situation, which a smack on the bottom would only magnify the crying. Boy, I am so glad my kids are pretty much grown up.


25 posted on 08/17/2010 4:59:28 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: WestwardHo

then you have to put that </sarc thingie there .... :)


26 posted on 08/17/2010 5:04:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Belive In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: This I Wonder32460

Young children often have problems with the air pressure and their ears hurting.


27 posted on 08/17/2010 5:23:02 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: Nachum

I remember taking the red eye from San Jose to Baltimore thinking the kids would sleep the entire flight. WRONG! The older one did sleep but my 2 yr old screamed bloody murder the whole trip — her ears were hurting. I had even given them Benedryl beforehand. I felt horrible for the passengers trying to sleep but also for my little one who was in terrible pain. What a nightmare.


28 posted on 08/17/2010 5:26:13 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: SkyDancer

“That term is outmoded”

That is a neon sign in capital letter say, “I AM PC.” Congratulation on your denial of the obvious. That is another clear mark of a Dim.


29 posted on 08/17/2010 5:30:50 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

RE: “Young children often have problems with the air pressure and their ears hurting.”

********************

Yeah, and that’s just one of about two dozen reasons I refuse to fly anymore — don’t need to go anywhere by air badly enough that I need to put up with the crap involved with flying nowadays.


30 posted on 08/17/2010 5:32:58 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: B-Chan

“Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?”

Well, yeah, I got a question: If quadriplegia seems to you to be a just and Christian punishment for a slap in the face, why didn’t you include “Jerk” in your list?


31 posted on 08/17/2010 5:34:42 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: SkyDancer

Buddy, I’m old enough, and the world’s best Mema. I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to! No sarcasm intended.


32 posted on 08/17/2010 5:40:01 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the god would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: SkyDancer

geesh.


33 posted on 08/17/2010 5:49:17 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Good for her. You don’t hit a 13 month old child.

Bull-Pokey! ...That's precisely one of the reasons this nation is in the shape it's currently in.

34 posted on 08/17/2010 6:02:20 PM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Ann Archy

Well when you’re in the business it is a demeaning title ... several times I’ve been called a “Stew” when in fact I was the pilot in command of the flight ... how does ‘housewife’ sound?


35 posted on 08/17/2010 6:09:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Belive In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: dagogo redux
Instant death would be the appropriate punishment for a person guilty of slapping an infant in the face. However, I'd be willing to reduce the sentence to a mere lifetime of paralysis pour encourager des autres.

Thanks for your comment.

36 posted on 08/17/2010 6:09:53 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Jerk. Any questions?)
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To: Ranger Drew
Dear Ranger Drew:

Anyone who slaps a baby in the face in my presence is going to lose the ability to slap anyone ever again. That's not a threat; it's cold scientific fact. Verb sap.

Sincerely,

B-Chan

37 posted on 08/17/2010 6:12:29 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Jerk. Any questions?)
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To: SkyDancer

I LOVE being a HOUSEWIFE and I LOVE the TITLE....only one title better would be MOM.


38 posted on 08/17/2010 6:15:37 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Ok, you like to refer to yourself as housewife or mom ... you like them, fine, I have no problem with that. I however I do not like the title or like to be referred to as ‘stewardess’ or ‘Stew’ ... that should be my prerogative, right?


39 posted on 08/17/2010 6:30:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Belive In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: SkyDancer

A sense of humor would help you a lot in life.....laugh it off. Don’t be like Madeline Albright.


40 posted on 08/17/2010 6:33:22 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
Seems to me other folks were the touchy ones when I responded ... it put me in a defensive mode ... hope you're not on one of my flights where I announce that everyone should hold their hands over their drinks ..... :)

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41 posted on 08/17/2010 6:39:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Belive In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice - and I'm still Molly Norris")
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To: SkyDancer

whatever


42 posted on 08/17/2010 6:43:22 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MrEdd

Anyone who slapped a 13 month old baby in front of me would wish they hadn’t.


43 posted on 08/17/2010 8:17:01 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: MrEdd

Anyone who slapped a 13 month old baby in front of me would wish they hadn’t.


44 posted on 08/17/2010 8:17:05 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
One assumes your children are putting their life together. They are turning over a new leaf. They just got their GED. They can do no wrong... yada yada yada.

Heard all your whiny liberal “never grow up” crap for decades. And the self entitled arrogant little snots your world view produces have given the US the government it now has.

It is a shame you have exchanged virtue for self indulgence.

45 posted on 08/17/2010 8:41:45 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: B-Chan

The Muslims have nothing on you. Peace be with you.


46 posted on 08/17/2010 10:28:16 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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Dear B-Chan

I would very much like you to try and make a go of it big man. It'd be a good way to get your meddling nose broken.

Are you such a wet-nosed ignorant liberal that you would dream of interferring with someone disciplining (with appropriate measure, mind you, NOT BEATING) a toddler, just because maybe you never got your little smart mouth popped? ...Frankly I would hope you're a bit smarter than that.

It's precisely what's wrong with generation X, Y, etc. ...Had anyone ever tried that with the five wonderful and respectful children I raised, they'd be eating corn with no friggin' teeth. ...I promise you that, wise guy.

But I realize it's easy to spout a little bravado when you can hide behind a keyboard and dictate to others how they should raise/discipline their children. Signed "Ranger" Drew

47 posted on 08/17/2010 10:41:47 PM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Ranger Drew
I would very much like you to try and make a go of it big man. It'd be a good way to get your meddling nose broken.

I doubt you could afford to hire a heterosexual man to break my meddling nose for you.

Are you such a wet-nosed ignorant liberal that you would dream of interferring with someone disciplining (with appropriate measure, mind you, NOT BEATING) a toddler

Yes, I am such a wet-nosed ignorant liberal that I would interfere with someone disciplining a toddler by slapping him in the face. Anyone who would slap a child in the face deserves a clock-cleaning, and I would do my level best to supply said clock-cleaning.

Had anyone ever tried that with the five wonderful and respectful children I raised, they'd be eating corn with no friggin' teeth. ...I promise you that, wise guy.

You were allowed to reproduce? Idaho is a more liberal state than I thought. I'm sure your childrens' therapists would agree.

I realize it's easy to spout a little bravado when you can hide behind a keyboard and dictate to others how they should raise/discipline their children.

I'm not hiding. I'll be happy to say the sane thing right in your face. Please feel free to contact me privately to arrange an opportunity for me to educate you.

48 posted on 08/17/2010 11:13:17 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: dagogo redux

Whatever, baby-slapper.


49 posted on 08/17/2010 11:14:10 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: MrEdd
A 13 month-old child can hardly by ‘self-indulgent’ by choice. It is, however, self indulgent to have children if you aren't committed to raising them without losing your patience.

I understand your point about people not teaching their children responsibility, and I agree. I just think this is an entirely different situation.

50 posted on 08/18/2010 4:10:55 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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