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Congressman Questioned After Flight (Democrat House Member PEES IN CUP On Flight! No Joke!)
AP via Yahoo! ^

Posted on 06/22/2002 3:00:04 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

WASHINGTON (AP) - New regulations requiring that airline passengers remain seated until 30 minutes after takeoff from Reagan National Airport led to an embarrassing incident for a Georgia congressman.

Unable to wait in a long bathroom line when passengers were finally allowed to move freely, Rep. Sanford Bishop ( news, bio, voting record) contends he had no choice but to ask a flight attendant for a plastic cup and some privacy.

"The bottom line is he desperately needed to go to the bathroom," Bishop's spokesman, Selby McCash, explained Friday. "There was someone in there taking a very extended time. He was beyond physically being able to wait and was in considerable discomfort."

Bishop, a Democrat, wasn't charged or detained after the Thursday night flight, but he agreed to explain the situation to security officials when the flight touched down at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, McCash said.

At the flight attendant's direction, Bishop, who was seated in coach, relieved himself in a closed area between the cockpit and first class. When the bathroom door finally opened, he disposed of the cup and washed his hands, McCash said.


TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: airlines; democrats; georgia; pee; sanfordbishop; uncouthmanners
What a wiz.
1 posted on 06/22/2002 3:00:05 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

2 posted on 06/22/2002 3:02:03 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Old news.
3 posted on 06/22/2002 3:02:53 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"At the flight attendants direction", Total spin!

I have it from an inside source he did nothing of the kind, just asked for a cup, got up and went into the back and took a leak.

You or I, off to jail.

4 posted on 06/22/2002 3:04:34 PM PDT by tet68
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To: Recovering_Democrat
What about people flying into DC who can't leave their seats for the last half - hour? It's getting to where everybody should carry a bottle in his briefcase.
5 posted on 06/22/2002 3:06:29 PM PDT by thucydides
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To: thucydides
Since when can't an adult hold their pee for 30 minutes? Good lord, what this country has come to. First this crap, then they take playing tag out of the Santa Monica schools because some kids feel too bad because they can't run as fast as others! Bunch of nambie pambie sissies this country is turning out. In my youth I could down a case of beer without going to the bathroom. This is getting scary. Wrap us all in cotton and put us in a vault! "Oh no, Mr. Bill, that rough cotton will hurt my sensitive skin!"
6 posted on 06/22/2002 3:17:10 PM PDT by tinacart
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To: Recovering_Democrat
By any chance, was Sanford travelling with his Son??
[This sounds too much like a '70s sit-com.]
7 posted on 06/22/2002 3:20:29 PM PDT by TheGrimReaper
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To: Recovering_Democrat
If I had to go bad enough, I would have done the same. No joke. What's the lesser of the two evils, pissing in a cup or in your pants?
8 posted on 06/22/2002 3:24:58 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: thucydides
What a stupid rule anyway. Have they proven that the 9/11 hijackers did their deeds during the first or last thity minutes of the flights? If so, thought all that extra security that one passes through before boarding the plane eliminates (pardon the pun) the passengers they allow on! Just some more rules on the american citizen while the REAL culprits carry on. Senseless straing a gnat and swallowing a camel. We're still on our own for our own safety.
9 posted on 06/22/2002 3:28:24 PM PDT by Thisiswhoweare
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Notice you have to read down four paragraphs to see that it is a paragraph. If it had been a Republican, it would have been part of the headline.
10 posted on 06/22/2002 3:35:42 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Thisiswhoweare; thucydides
What a stupid rule anyway.

It's all about POWER.

Unearned POWER.

Unearned POWER taken and wielded, by force, by those too stupid to ever have earned it by merit.

[For the POWER Lust is the noxious weed that flourishes in the vacant lot of EMPTY "minds"]

11 posted on 06/22/2002 3:37:14 PM PDT by Brian Allen
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To: Paul Atreides
Notice you have to read down four paragraphs to see that it is a paragraph.

Make that "to see that it is a democrat."

12 posted on 06/22/2002 3:43:38 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Thisiswhoweare
This is the rationale: If the plane gets taken over at the first or last minute on a flight in DC, a target rich environment, there would be no time to respond(like shooting it down).

I beleive the story here is that first they all had to wait to take off. Then another 30 minutes before leaving their seats. By this time, it sounds like there was a rush for the lavs and a wait in line. Apparently, Mr Sanford couldn't hold it any longer.

Maybe he has a physical problem shared by many older men.

13 posted on 06/22/2002 3:43:47 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Brian Allen
Sounds to me like it's about nature, not unearned power.
14 posted on 06/22/2002 3:45:34 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Trust but Verify
BTW, this is a week old story.
15 posted on 06/22/2002 3:46:26 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Trust but Verify
No.

Had you read the thread, you'd have noticed it was/is about:

QUOTE:

To: thucydides

What a stupid rule anyway.

Have they proven that the 9/11 hijackers did their deeds during the first or last thity minutes of the flights? If so, thought all that extra security that one passes through before boarding the plane eliminates (pardon the pun) the passengers they allow on!

Just some more rules on the american citizen while the REAL culprits carry on. Senseless straing a gnat and swallowing a camel.

We're still on our own for our own safety.

9 posted on 6/22/02 3:28 PM Pacific by Thisiswhoweare

END QUOTE.
16 posted on 06/22/2002 4:14:30 PM PDT by Brian Allen
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To: Hoosier Patriot
Well if I have to wait so do you. Or do males think they're speical? ON top of that they don't get pg, which doesn't do a whole lot of good for the bladder either. Always wiz shortly before you plane is going to board.

thank you. LOL
17 posted on 06/22/2002 4:23:51 PM PDT by tickles
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To: Recovering_Democrat
This was posted over a week ago.
18 posted on 06/22/2002 5:23:47 PM PDT by Illbay
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To: thucydides
Carry a bottle? And what, pray tell, should a woman do? My flying days are finished.
19 posted on 06/22/2002 5:58:40 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: hole_n_one
How did I know that the LEAKER would be a democRAT???
20 posted on 06/22/2002 6:05:27 PM PDT by albee
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To: tinacart
Sometimes I think peeing is a mental thing. My husband and I do antiques and collectible shows where there are only those ghastly portable toilets, which I will not use. Finding them not to my liking, I simply don't use them. So I spend twelve hours without going at all, and don't feel the urge. However, upon arriving at home where I have a clean toilet I can go nicely and at this point in time, urgently. Go figure.
21 posted on 06/22/2002 6:14:19 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: maxwellp
"Sometimes I think peeing is a mental thing."

I think you hit the nail on the head! I had back surgery, but before that my back got so bad I couldn't get out of bed, and I wouldn't let anyone call an ambulance, until two days later. I didn't go potty that whole time, but boy, when the ambulance came and got me to the hospital, what a river! It IS a mental thing.

22 posted on 06/22/2002 7:31:58 PM PDT by tinacart
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I would've done exactly the same thing, if not more. The 30 minute rule is ridiculous.
23 posted on 06/22/2002 7:42:17 PM PDT by Kermit
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Good article, but remember -- Women pee, Men piss....
24 posted on 06/22/2002 7:51:39 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: Recovering_Democrat
If he were from Arkansas he would need a quart jar, not some little whimpy 'cup'.
25 posted on 06/22/2002 9:25:55 PM PDT by Slingshot
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To: tickles
Or do males think they're speical?

Well, I would say that since we have the ability to aim, that makes us special.

Now, where's my cup? Bullseye!

26 posted on 06/22/2002 9:28:32 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: tinacart
As I approach the half century mark, I have to say that my ability to hold it isn't what it used to be.

Couple of months ago I was in the bank and suddenly, I had to go so bad I ran to the fast food joint next door. If there hadn't been one I would have had to find a bush or tree.

27 posted on 06/23/2002 11:51:41 AM PDT by tjg
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To: tjg
"As I approach the half century mark, I have to say that my ability to hold it isn't what it used to be."

Same here, at 48 I think I could only finish a couple of six packs, no where near a case :)

And, could probably only hold for 24 hours, not the usual 48+ :)

Ah, to be a spring chicken again. The wasted talent...LOL!

28 posted on 06/23/2002 12:05:41 PM PDT by tinacart
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Big deal! I want to know how many of you have wiz'd in a bottle or off the highway. I have seen this done a lot of times on an aircraft. The flight attendent set this up so this is a non-story. Attack the guy on his lousy voting record, and its a lousy one at that.
29 posted on 06/23/2002 12:13:33 PM PDT by PoppingSmoke
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To: Recovering_Democrat
So, what were the results of the urinalysis test?
30 posted on 06/23/2002 9:36:50 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: Paul Atreides
Thanks for the clarification. I thought for a minute that you were losing it. ;-)
31 posted on 06/24/2002 9:35:02 AM PDT by Twodees
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To: maxwellp
You need a FUD,there are numerous varieties....curtious females I know bring them out on the boat with them when we go walleye fishen,nothin worse than having to head to shore or tryin to squat and balance over a pail in the middle of a walleye chop.....they work good for gals on the deerstand also.
http://www.travelmateinfo.com/ index.html
32 posted on 06/25/2002 5:55:22 AM PDT by Minnesoootan
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Bishop, a Democrat, wasn't charged or detained after the Thursday night flight, but he agreed to explain the situation to security officials when the flight touched down at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, McCash said.

What in the world do "security officials" have to do with someone having to pee in a cup or in his pants--well, other than having created the conditions for the choice?
33 posted on 06/25/2002 6:01:53 AM PDT by aruanan
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