Thought of the day: Why do we let soldiers board commercial planes first?

posted at 7:42 pm on April 4, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via the Blaze. I thought we did it as a small show of respect for people who risk their lives in national service but it turns out your “Final Jeopardy” answer here is “militarism.” Guestblogger Morgen Richmond posted a snippet of this over the weekend but you’re going to want to cleanse that palate by drinking in five full minutes of wisdom. Personal highlight: Dohrn on debt forgiveness. At first I thought she meant student debt, but no, I think she’s talking about debt, period. Let’s start new, start fresh.

Consider this my contribution to bipartisanship for today, actually. Say what you will about O, but I’m guessing President Weatherman here wouldn’t have ordered any raid on Bin Laden or any sanctions on Iran and likely would have insisted on civilian trials for the Al Qaeda all-stars locked up at Gitmo. Then again, he probably also would have paid some mind to the War Powers Act instead of wishing it out of existence. Content warning.


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Because they deserve it more than America hating terrorist scum.

cozmo on April 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Other passengers objected when the airlines offered courtesy pre-boarding for washed-up, domestic terrorists?

Just a guess – I only fly twice a year.

Jeddite on April 4, 2012 at 7:45 PM

What’s a little collectivist OWS rat doing patronizing Big Air Travel anyway?

Good Lt on April 4, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Because the American military fights and dies to provide freedom to domestic terrorist that are as free as a bird.

Hening on April 4, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I don’t know why we let known anti-government, bomb-planting terrorists board planes at all.

cicerone on April 4, 2012 at 7:48 PM

We don’t. We just put you on the plane last because you’re a f**king terrorist.

MadisonConservative on April 4, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I refuse to watch those 2 criminals espouse anything. I’ll bet there’s a special room in H3ll for people like this.

Bitter Clinger on April 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Because they deserve it more than America hating terrorist scum.

cozmo on April 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM

That about covers it.

Zorro on April 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Those two make such a cute couple…oh, sorry it was an ad before the vid started…

d1carter on April 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I still don’t believe that 0 ordered the taking out of bin laden. I’ll never forget the picture of him in the war room with all of the grownups. He looked mortified; like he needed a diaper change.

MustLoveBlogs on April 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Where is Spike Lee when you need him?

sbvft contributor on April 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

A bunch of his little buddies blew themselves up in a ‘work accident’ the year I was born…while making a bomb that was to be set off @ a soldiers dance.
It’s a shame that he wasn’t with them.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Mr. Ayers,

That is not a national government policy. That is a private policy instituted by a private airline. They could allow people with yellow socks to board first or make all people wearing paisley board last if they want to. It is their airline and they can run it as they see fit.

I get that you don’t like it. Maybe you can find an airline that doesn’t have that policy or take an alternative mode of transportation if you don’t like it. Vote with your wallet and stop telling other people what they should do and think.

crosspatch on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Better question is why do we allow Bill Ayers to board commercial planes at all?

Blake on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Well… There you go… The Poster Children of modern day Liberalism. Too Bad my Union Family members, who always vote Democrat, don’t understand the views and people they support when they select “D”.

brewcrew67 on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

How is this jackass not on the No-Fly List?

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Sorry AP. Went kind of strong there. Delete if you need to.
*looks shame faced*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I don’t know why we let known anti-government, bomb-planting terrorists board planes at all.

cicerone on April 4, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Normally I’m not much for profiling (well, other than for Muslim males between the ages of 18 and 40), but I think we can safely profile those with a history of planting bombs. And just to be fair to the Muslims, we can also profile Caucasian bomb-planting scumbags.

Moose Drool on April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Where’s a VW van-sized meteorite when you need it?

Top decline their little empire?

profitsbeard on April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Bill Ayers does not know the blessings he has received from this country.

Chronic malcontent.

ted c on April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Who is this “we”, comrade? Airlines do what they want because they can and their customers appreciate it. Oh, right, that’s the whole “capitalism” thing whose end is apparently nigh.

In an earlier age, I might have wished something bad upon a couple of murderers like the Dohrn-Ayers folks. Now, I wish them a very healthy and very long life. May they live to see the complete dismantling and irrelevance of each of their precepts and preconceptions.

HitNRun on April 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM

It is to our everlasting detriment as a nation that these cretins are even walking the streets.

They should have been executed for what they did, or if not executed sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Guilty as hell, free as a bird, indeed.

turfmann on April 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Sorry AP. Went kind of strong there. Delete if you need to.
*looks shame faced*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

No, it was perfect.

the_nile on April 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

These 2 pompous morons wouldn’t last a week living under communism.

How they are allowed to teach at a university is beyond anything I can believe.

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Vote with your wallet and stop telling other people what they should do and think.

crosspatch on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

That is Capitalism you are talking about…

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Well this sub-human has the same outlook as bho seems to have about our military? bho learned well at the feet of this and others of like mind.
L

letget on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

*looks shame faced*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

What do you mean? Don’t apologize! That’s is exactly what they were doing! They are terrorists!

turfmann on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Because it’s the right thing to do. Something foreign to leftists, I know.

RedNewEnglander on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I can’t believe they let these semi-retired domestic terrorists board planes in the first place. They should both be required to undergo full body cavity strip searches with full colonoscopies before boarding.

And use the big camera.

novaculus on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Sorry to disagree folks, but people like Doren & Ayers should be allowed to board first…

…that way we can show them the exit…preferably over the Atlantic & with the front door open…

*oops!*…Butterfingers.

BlaxPac on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Because if anyone tries to take over the airplane, it will be the military passengers who will jump up and save your sorry commie azz while you whimper and wet your pants, Ayres.

Wethal on April 4, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Someone should ask him if he hates the military so much why doesn’t he bomb the Pentagon again. Scumbag.

bryan2369 on April 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The years have not been kind to that miserable subversive cow. Eternity will be even harsher.

That goes double for him.

Naturally Curly on April 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

So now bomb-boy doesn’t believe in militarism?

Knott Buyinit on April 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Because, dumb ass, “teachers and nurses” don’t risk their lives protecting your damn freedom of speech…

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Poor little rich kids, still throwing a tantrum after all these years.

RMOccidental on April 4, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Uniformed Military: if you see Bill Ayers on an airplane with you, feel free to stuff him in an overhead luggage bin. If I’m there, I’ll be glad to help.

michaelo on April 4, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Obama’s pals, launched his campaign from this man’s home. And then they talk about the saint Rev wright BHO’s pastor. Says a lot about the man running this country. This is who he associated with..no brain er.
Now I wanna hurl after watching that.

“imagine a world without borders,prisons,and war? sure..not reality you idiots.. Psycho’s.
Please move to Iran, I will pay for the tickets.

The military…scary evil troops/ FU.

Yes, lets cancel every ones debt Bern- Christ almighty.

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Nothing to be ashamed of.

BTW, wasn’t Bill A’s girlfriend (at the time) blown up when that home made bomb exploded prematurely?

How’s that, Bernadine?

BigAlSouth on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

“Guilty as hell, free as a bird”

WitchDoctor on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Why did you two kill Officer Michael McDonald?

tom0508 on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Two of the finest pieces of scum of the earth…..and yet they’re both dumb as a box of rocks enjoying their first amendment rights our military heroes have died protecting. I’m almost ashamed to say that I would spit in their faces if given the opportunity.

Rovin on April 4, 2012 at 8:01 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how fervently the mainstream media ignore the violent past of this lovely couple.

ellifint on April 4, 2012 at 8:01 PM

How they are allowed to teach at a university is beyond anything I can believe.

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

How?

Are you aware of the next debt bomb that is about to explode?

The student debt bomb?

And don’t think for one second that these two haven’t had their hands deep, deep in the cookie jar on this one.

They are but an example of the socialist dogma that has ruined higher education. People like Ayers and Dohrn are living the high life on the dime of those who indebted themselves in order to get their ticket punched to a decent paying career – only to be preached the communist dogma by pieces of **** like these two.

And anyone who has gone to college knows exactly the types of professors that I mean.

turfmann on April 4, 2012 at 8:01 PM

What a self-righteous POS! We owe our military men and women the world, if he wants to complain about them getting to board a plane first he is so far out I don’t see how anybody could identify with his thoughts. Somebody seriously needs to slap the * outta that guy.

deuce on April 4, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Why aren’t you in federal prison?

tom0508 on April 4, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Why did you two kill Officer Michael McDonald?

tom0508 on April 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Better question: how is it that they are around to answer that question?

turfmann on April 4, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Too bad he didn’t blow himself up.

blatantblue on April 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM

A bunch of his little buddies blew themselves up in a ‘work accident’ the year I was born…while making a bomb that was to be set off @ a soldiers dance.
It’s a shame that he wasn’t with them.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I completely agree with you. You know all about my respect for life.
(meant solely for amusement)

thuja on April 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Because, dumb ass, “teachers and nurses” don’t risk their lives protecting your damn freedom of speech…

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Yep- these men and women protect their freedoms and why they can spout their sh$t.
They are domestic terrorists and free..disgusting.

Hi I am president of the USA and I palled around with domestic terrorists and launched my campaign from their living room.
Insane. Every effing idiot that voted for what we got. I never thought in my wildest dreams the people in this country would vote for it.

my BP is going up. Moving to another thread.

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Dohrn is a murderer and Ayres is just as guilty. Where is Officer McDonald’s justice?

tom0508 on April 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Scum !

theblacksheepwasright on April 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

These friggin’ leftist scum turn my stomach. Send ‘em to North Korea for a month, they might change their tune. Idiots.

JetBoy on April 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

A bunch of his little buddies blew themselves up in a ‘work accident’ the year I was born…while making a bomb that was to be set off @ a soldiers dance.
It’s a shame that he wasn’t with them.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM

uh huh.

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Wasn’t this guy quoted by the New York Times in an article published on 9/11/01 as saying that he hadn’d done enough as part of the Weathermen?

How is he not on the no-fly list? I hope at least gets a thorough body cavity search, courtesy of the TSA, whenever he enters an airport.

malclave on April 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

my BP is going up. Moving to another thread.

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I understand. I may have to as well, considering where my son is currently.

Very nice to see you again, old friend! :)

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

How is he not on the no-fly list? I hope at least gets a thorough body cavity search, courtesy of the TSA, whenever he enters an airport.

malclave on April 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

THIS

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

President Weatherman would pull a Henry Stillson manuever on Day 1 in office, iykwimaityd.

Sacramento on April 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

It never occurred to me to complain about this. It really is the very least we can do.

earlgrey133 on April 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

If I had to share a flight with that turd bird, I’d smoke cigars. And pass some to the soldiers. Who would doubtless all light up when they knew with whom they had to share a flight.

Sekhmet on April 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps.

With the Ayers-Dohrn’s as friends, with “Reverend” Wright as a spiritual counselor, et al., I think we know what sort of man this Obama guy really is.

Problem is, too many Americans still haven’t a clue.

coldwarrior on April 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I understand. I may have to as well, considering where my son is currently.

Very nice to see you again, old friend! :)

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Yes, God Bless your son and may he keep him safe.

Yes, old friend. I ditched FB a long time ago. Good to see you. Hope all is well. Great to see some good old timers back here.

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Another troll free thread.

Too funny!!

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Why is this guy still alive? If I saw him defile the flag like he has and I was packing. He would not have to worry about retirement. At one point in my life I was ready to give my life in the fight against communism. Some public minded hero should send Ayers and his murdering spouse to the hell they so richly deserve.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on April 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

This is the perfect example of why the public education system is in dire need of a complete overhaul…….

Can we ask Mr. Obama if he agrees with his mentors on this issue?

Rovin on April 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Well, Mr. Dorn, you’re certainly welcome to try stepping in front of that soldier to board first.

You’re welcome to try.

CurtZHP on April 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

May he find himself at the mercy of those to whom he has shown no mercy.

Sekhmet on April 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Hey, it’s Obama’s favorite terrorist, Bill Ayers.

rubberneck on April 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

WTF is Facebook?

Rusty Allen on April 4, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Another troll free thread.

Too funny!!

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 8:09 PM

He was just a guy in the neighborhood….

*Did I do good at being a troll? :)

Electrongod on April 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

malclave on April 4, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I see some people beat me to expressing the same opinions

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM
novaculus on April 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Oh, well, I guess some triths are eternal.

malclave on April 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Both of them are rancid goat dung.

rplat on April 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

It never occurred to me to complain about this. It really is the very least we can do.

earlgrey133 on April 4, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Consider the source.

Bitter Clinger on April 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Won’t watch the clip, sorry, Allah!

But this was filmed at a Occupy Rally?

Guess Dorene won’t have to worry about being assaulted, huh?

Yick.

BlaxPac on April 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Ayers……………..

………….Is this who Obama really is?

PappyD61 on April 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

He was just a guy in the neighborhood….

*Did I do good at being a troll? :)

Electrongod on April 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

More intelligence there the combined might of the trolls.

You’ve out-trolled the trolls.

Bitter Clinger on April 4, 2012 at 8:14 PM

This is a con. They pretend to be out of power.

Basilsbest on April 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Please. 99 percent of liberals think this way though they may not admit it.

CW on April 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Consider this my contribution to bipartisanship for today, actually. Say what you will about O, but I’m guessing President Weatherman here wouldn’t have ordered any raid on Bin Laden or any sanctions on Iran and likely would have insisted on civilian trials for the Al Qaeda all-stars locked up at Gitmo. Then again, he probably also would have paid some mind to the War Powers Act instead of wishing it out of existence. Content warning.

Some interesting things here, Allah. 1: A foreign policy of non-interventionism – the conservative foreign policy – would not have ordered sanctions on Iran. 2: The WPA is unconstitutional. As a Constitutionalist, I wish it out of existence as well.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Can we ask Mr. Obama if he agrees with his mentors on this issue?

Rovin on April 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM

If only…perhaps in the debates….

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Allah, these virtually troll free threads rock! Ayers and Dorhn still suck!

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Because, dumb ass, “teachers and nurses” don’t risk their lives protecting your damn freedom of speech…

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 7:58 PM

The military doesn’t protect anyone’s freedom of speech.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

If only…perhaps in the debates….

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

With a candidate like Mitt, not likely.

Palin, West, – for sure.

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Why do we let soldiers board commercial planes first?

So they can leave a steaming pile of poo on your assigned seat, Mr. Ayers.

Glenn Jericho on April 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM

When you think about it, this kind of stuff doesn’t just fall from the sky like manna from heaven. Do conservatives grasp this video for what it is? “Gold” Or do we fumble the ball? What ever we do………don’t fumble the ball!

tom0508 on April 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

The military doesn’t protect anyone’s freedom of speech.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Okay, Ronbot-what exactly DOES the US Military protect?
I’m all ears.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how fervently the mainstream media ignore the violent past of this lovely couple.

ellifint on April 4, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Ignorance is bliss. : )

Bmore on April 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The military doesn’t protect anyone’s freedom of speech.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Do you want to explain that to the rest of us?

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM

To both of you POS…you would not be able to spew this BS if those “military” you despise so much had not protected your rights too.

These two are scum of the earth…go to f**ing Syria, Lebanon, Iran where you will at home with the rest of your terrorist brethren…and, oh by the way, you’ll get your you know whats cut off if you express your opinions like you do here over there..

LaRepublican on April 4, 2012 at 8:22 PM

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Perhaps you can share how much freedom you had in the country you came from.

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Recall that last year this jackass was denied entry to Canada for a speech or something. Good to see that the Canadians use common sense in their immigration policies.

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

The military doesn’t protect anyone’s freedom of speech.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

You’re an idiot.

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

You’re an idiot.

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

He’s a Ronbot. Same difference.
Btw: Thank you for your family’s service to this great nation!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Damn. These people are the reason I vote Republican and put up with so much crap from the GOP. Look at the alternative.

Dash on April 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM

The military doesn’t protect anyone’s freedom of speech.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Okay, Ronbot-what exactly DOES the US Military protect?
I’m all ears.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 4, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I think Dante is Ron Paul.

Bitter Clinger on April 4, 2012 at 8:27 PM

You’re an idiot.

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Understatement. Paul supporter..enough said.

Glad to have you back. :)

bazil9 on April 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Maybe the old school pol pot method ( they would be honored ) of tying a plastic bag over their heads and dump them in a pile

Sonosam on April 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Do you want to explain that to the rest of us?

JPeterman on April 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM

What’s needs explaining? Do you think people in Iraq or Afghanistan or Iran or anywhere else around the world are trying to take away my freedom of speech? Are their governments? Do you think the military is the thing preventing it?

No. Our government infringes upon our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights constantly. Is the military fighting the federal government to stave off these infringements? Absolutely not. There is nothing in this world that is more of a threat to our freedoms than our own government.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

The military doesn’t protect anyone’s freedom of speech.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Okay, fine. I’m going to make you prove your point.

Suppose at THIS moment, 100% of our military personnel was back in the states…plugging away at Mickey D’s…

exactly how long do you think you would be free to spout your personal opinions online?

I can promise you, it would be no time…you’d be shut down.

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

You’re an idiot.

ladyingray on April 4, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I’m shocked that you were able to form a complete sentence, even one that is absent of thought.

Dante on April 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

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