I have been getting on and off planes since I was a little kid, and unlike some folks, I have never had a fear of flying. Still, I can understand how some folks might have some issues with flying. Putting your life in the hands of some pilot who is hauling tons of metal at 30,000 feet, at speeds of over 500 miles an hour, can boggle the mind. Mrs. Field flies all the time; for work and for pleasure, and she still gets squeamish about flying when the weather is bad. But I always have to remind her that flying is 500 times safer than driving.
All this leads me to my reason for posting tonight: I bet everyone of you Negroes in A-merry-ca had Ron Brown flash backs today. Because unless you live on Mars, (or watch FOX NEWS) I am sure that you all heard by now that the "O" man's plane had to make an emergency landing in the "Lou". And please don't tell me that everyone of you black folks weren't thinking what I am thinking right now...yeah you thought it.
Here is the thing: Us black folks just don't trust the government. We remember too much uncool shit that they did to us in the past, and now that we are this close to painting the White House black, we are thinking to ourselves that there is just no way in hell that they are going to just give us that shit. Nope, too much at stake. Then there is the whole "military industrial complex" thing. I mean isn't the "O" man against the war? There are a lot of folks with a lot of money tied up in this war. I am just saying.
So dude piloting the "O" man's plane said he had some "control ability" issues in the "pitch" of the plane. Translated; he could not control that bad boy. "Control ability" issues? Look, I am no pilot, but I know one thing, if you are having control issues when you are trying to "pitch", then you have a freaking problem. Pitching is turning folks. "There was no need to assume the brace position.... he[the pilot] had full 'authority' of the plane". Yeah that "full authority" you talk about is a relative term Mr. Pilot man, but I hear ya. Oh, and while we are on the subject of pilots. "O" man, you might want to look over the want- ads to see if there are any brothers out there in need of a pilot gig. I am just saying.
Did anybody, anybody at all reading this blog from the "Lou", see a flash of light heading to the sky at anytime today? If you did, please holla at your boy, and tell me all about it.
Poor "O" man, he said he had never been on a plane that had to make an emergency landing for mechanical reasons before. Sorry "O" man, but you have never run for President of these divided states either, so I bet there are going to be a lot more firsts for you in the future.
Here is one Negro who is hoping that they will be all good ones.